BRADLEY Nicholls took his nine-year-old son Callum for a short session on Ackers Pits on Sunday.

Fishing a waggler towards the far bank with slow sinking bread, Callum landed four carp by himself – the best around 7lbs – in only an hour.

That will have been a magic 60 minutes that he will remember forever.

All senior members should make the commitment to introduce a youngster to our fantastic sport.

Don’t forget this Saturday and Sunday is the Northern Angling Show, which gets better every year.

This time there are more than 150 exhibitors. Call in and see us on stand D147.

Chris Connell enjoyed a good session on our Woodshaw Reservoir fishery on Tuesday when he started on the short pole using maggot and caught lots of roach.

At the same time, he was feeding a nine-metre line where, from his first put-in, he caught a fish every cast made up of carp, perch, crucians and skimmers.

All fish fell to soft pellet and he even took corn as a change of bait but ended up feeding this to the swans.

Ian Shepherd made the most of the good weather on Tuesday and took a trip to High Legh Fisheries.

He legered with a PVA bag containing strawberry pellets and landed six carp to just over 10lbs, losing two at the net.

Ian enjoyed his session but the downside is that the company no longer makes these pellets and he only has half a bag remaining!

The tench are starting to feed on both Rixton Claypits and Grey Mist where fish to over 6lbs are being caught.

A few carp have been caught but nothing to set the world on fire. Keep putting the bait in guys!

Lenny ‘End Peg’ Dutton won our disabled and over 60s match on Monday when living up to the nickname given to him by his match mates.

He weighed in 2lbs 8ozs 12drs of roach and skimmers taken on bread punch.

WAA headquarters at 52, Parker Street are open every Friday between 7pm and 9pm for new memberships, subscriptions, night permit renewals, and any queries. Email catch details to or call 01928 716238.


Disabled and over 60s match, Trent & Mersey Canal, Farm Road: 1, Lenny Dutton 2-8-12; 2, George Barber 1-12-0; 3, Jimmy Byrne 1-9-6; 4, George Hollis 1-2-0.


Monday: Disabled & over 60s match, draw 10am at Houghs Bridge, Bridgewater Canal.