AT the meeting of our management committee on Monday, we decided to reinstate night fishing at Appleton Reservoir for a trial period.

This will begin after a clean-up and bank clearance, commencing at 10am on Saturday, May 27.

Only those volunteers attending the working party and helping with the clean-up will be allowed to fish that night.

Neil Plunkett enjoyed his two sessions on Warrington Anglers’ Association waters last week, starting at The Mount where armed with his favourite boilies, PVA bags, and bite alarms he landed two carp, a mirror and a common, both upper doubles.

The next day saw Neil at Woodshaw Reservoir, where he caught 16 crucians on the tip using a method feeder plus half a dozen roach and a bream taken later on the float. Some of the crucians were well over 2lbs.

Ben Stringer fished a method feeder at Rixton Claypits last Thursday with dead maggot on the hook and caught eleven bream and seven tench, both species ranging around the two to three pound mark.

Unfortunately, Ben lost a fair-sized carp at the net after playing it for 20 minutes.

Our disabled and over 60s match on Monday was won by Bud Legh with 6lbs 6ozs 0drs, which included a bonus bream of around 3lbs to boost his net of small roach.

Peter Davies was second and also included a bonus bream that was weighed at 3 ½lbs added to his roach catch of over a pound. Bread and pinkie accounted for most catches on the day.

I am urgently looking for a member who is a surveyor and is willing to help our club by producing several drawings relating to the access dispute on our stretch of the River Wye.

Hopefully, if acceptable to all parties, it may offer us a potential access solution. If there is anybody out there who is willing to help us, please get in touch as a matter of urgency.

WAA headquarters at 52 Parker Street are open as usual every Friday between 7pm and 9pm for new memberships, subscriptions, night permit renewals and any queries.

Email details of any catches to or give me a call on 01928 716238.


Disabled and over 60s: 1, Bud Legh 6-6-0; 2, Peter Davies 4-14-4; 3, Roy Rogers 3-10-4; 4, George Barber 3-7-12.


Monday, disabled and over 60s: Draw 10am at Woodshaw Reservoir.