NEWCOMER Tony Koziol decided on Cicely Mill Pool for a first outing since the ink dried on his membership card.

He did not keep a tally, but estimates he may have landed more than 80 fish - among them roach, a few perch and the odd skimmer - during a day-long session.

Most of those came to maggot, while the odd one fell to caster and bread.

Former association vice-president Geoff Brooks put together a net of small roach, in addition to a bonus 2lbs bream, to triumph in our disabled and over 60s match on the Bridgewater Canal at Pickering’s Bridge.

His winning weight of 3-8-6 left Alan Brown to again take second spot with 2-14-3.

Committee member Ade Green has been knocking on the door for a while, and this week it opened with a well-deserved Mersey Series win.

He put together an all-roach haul on pole and maggot for 7-7-0.

Jimmy Byrne took the runner-up spot with a roach and perch catch, using the same method, that weighed in at 6-13-0.

Ray Boden took overall honours again in our Mersey Series match the following day, putting a catch of mainly roach – plus a dozen perch – on the scales for 10-0-0.

He stuck to a winning formula of pole and maggot.

Jim Gannon was second using a groundbait feeder and maggot, boosting a net of small roach and perch with a welcome bonus 5lbs bream for a total of 7-3-0.

On the Tuesday, Ray again took home the money with a weight of 5-2-0 made up of roach, perch and the welcome sight of a 2oz skimmer bream.

Our association headquarters at Parker Street open every Friday, between 7pm and 9pm, for memberships, subscriptions, night-permit renewals and any queries.

Keep sending catch reports by email to, or ring me on 01928 716238.


Disabled and over 60s: 1, Geoff Brooks 3-8-6; 2, Alan Brown 2-14-3; 3, George Hollis 2-8-12; 4, Bernie Lea 2-4-6.

Saturday Series (River Mersey): 1, Ade Green 7-7-0; 2, Jimmy Byrne 6-13-0; 3, Ray Boden 6-3-0; 4, Steve Brooks 5-0-0.

Sunday Series (River Mersey): 1, Ray Boden 10-0-0; 2, Jim Gannon 4-15-0; 3, Dave Hill 6-13-0; 4, Paul Harding 5-0-0.

Tuesday Series (River Mersey): 1, Ray Boden 5-2-0; 2, Jim Gannon 7-3-0; 3, Alan Smith 4-5-0; 4, Barry Chambers 4-0-0.


Saturday, Mersey Series: draw 9am, Kingsway Allotments.

Sunday, Briars Cup Open (River Mersey): draw 9am, Victoria Park.

Monday, Disabled and over 60s: draw 10am, River Mersey at Kingsway.

Tuesday, Mersey Series: draw 9am, Victoria Park.