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LAC LogoLymm Angling Club was founded in 1948 and is one of the premier angling clubs in the UK. Based in the Northwest of England the club has a variety of waters that cater for specimen, pleasure and match anglers alike. Whether it’s a still water filled with either Carp or mixed coarse fish, a specialist water with a small head of specimen sized fish or a river teaming with Barbel, Grayling, Chub or Trout, Lymm Angling Club has waters for you.

The club caters for all ages from juniors through to pensioners. Its goal is to provide as many fishing waters as possible for its members whilst at the same time maintaining high standards, both in terms of the fisheries it supports and the members themselves. Membership is open to all here and we look forward to seeing you on one of our waters soon!!

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We’re looking forward to plenty of catch reports and reviews from members…….come on get those pencils out and start writing up those tales from the bank.

Tight lines,

Lymm Admin.

River Severn Round Up – Winter 2017

By Chris Hart

There is no better place to start this regular feature in the newsletter of what’s happening on the Clubs extensive River Severn waters than a review of what we have.

The Club’s furthest upstream beat is Abermule, whilst considered to be a game water other species are present, particularly Grayling which may be caught on the fly or trotting maggots. This season has seen an increase in interest. Some interesting posts on the Forum.

We now enter an area where the Severn, Vyrnwy and the Welsh / English border all crisscross each other. At Llandrinio the Club has a couple of miles of river holding Barbel, Chub, Pike, Perch & Roach with a Stretch of the Vyrnwy close by, with a similar fish population. Not overfished, often a lone angler will have unlimited access to swims, ideal for a baiting up and roving approach. This is one of the lesser understood venues where time spent walking and observing will be well rewarded.

Moving downstream to just above Shrewsbury, this is where the real excitement begins for general course fishing and specimen hunters alike. Lymm has two venues in the vicinity the first Montford Bridge, acquired in mid-2016 is turning out to be a real gem, some experienced anglers are beginning to unlock its secrets having produced double figure Barbel together with specimen Chub. Secure parking and a short walk to the River, what more can one ask for.

Rossell is everyone’s favourite venue, beautiful surroundings, wildlife in abundance and so peaceful, that said, it won’t give up its secrets or fish easily, so time spent in quiet observation will be well rewarded, indeed the Clubs river records for Barbel and Chub fell to the clubs Bailiff Phil O’Callaghan, a Barbel of 12lb 5oz together with a Chub of 6lb 9oz tops the current record.

Below Shrewsbury we come to the jewel in Lymm’s River portfolio, which in effect is three adjacent but separate venues each with its own secure parking and covering about a mile and a half of continuous river bank.

The upstream venue is Atcham (Above the river Tern). Secure parking, easy level walking with banks that are not heavily wooded but can be overgrown, so a little pioneering may be required, it is not overfished, Phil O’Callaghan usually organises a work party just before the start of the season, an ideal way to explore this stretch and cut some pegs. Dai Gribble used this venue for an article for Angling Times also to film Korum products in use.

The Middle stretch in this trio is Atcham (Below the Tern). More bankside cover on this section, however, there are pegs cut including some doubles (rules apply) easy secure parking again with level grazed fields makes easy walking with a choice of two meadows. This is the venue for the Clubs annual Barbel day or “Fish In”, an introduction for newcomers or inexperienced anglers to Barbel fishing, under the guidance of experienced anglers with a taster for fishing after dark, or an ideal opportunity to meet likeminded anglers or catch up with old friends. In 2017 we had a guest speaker from the Barbel society, rounding the day off with an aptly named Fish & Chip Supper.

The final length is Atcham (Wroxeter) colloquially known as “Poachers”, I’m reliably informed prior to Lymm acquiring the Riparian rights some members allegedly made guest appearances! The bankside is the same as the adjacent fields, secure parking, one slight downside there is a steep hill to navigate to the riverside, however, it can be reached from the adjoining stretch.

Now to the important bit. This whole stretch is known for large shoals of specimen Barbel running to double figures, Chub abound with Pike, Roach and Perch together with Carp. A 10lb Barbel was caught here by one of the Junior anglers on the annual Barbel day in 2015.

Finally, with this amount of Riverbank we have strong Team of Bailiffs on hand to help and assist Club members in addition to preventing poachers and ensuring the club rules are adhered to. The team for the Severn & Vyrnwy catchment area are Phil O’Callaghan, Steve, Russ, John and Dale. Most live in or around the Shrewsbury area and having fished the area for many years have a wealth of experience with intimate knowledge of the club’s waters, they are approachable and always willing to help.

© Christie December 2017

 

Dave Steen with a 10lb 6oz Barbel from Atcham (below the Tern) Caught on a lump of Spam, soaked in Spicy Sizzling Sausage. Dave’s Favourite flavour. (I think the fish quite like it as too!)

 

NL1 002 Paul Edwards .

Paul Edwards is a great all-round angler who applied his extensive knowledge to unlocking the secrets of the Clubs recently acquired stretch of the Severn at Montford Bridge. Here is Paul with a fine Specimen Barbel from this venue weighing in at 7lb 10oz captured on a 15mm Source Boilie.

 

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Pauls Planning and diligence paid off with his first Double Barbel from this stretch. The fish is very distinctive because it is blind in one eye. It weighted 10Lb 12oz again caught on 15mm Source Boilie.

 

Steve is a well-known character and Bailiff with Club members; indeed, he was the first person I encountered whilst fishing a Lymm Water (Rossell) on my very first day as a member. Once the formalities were dealt with, Steve shared his extensive knowledge and experience of the water with me. Here he is with a 6lb 10oz early July evening Atcham Barbel, caught on a double Source Boilies, fished with a feeder loaded with Source Ground bait together with crushed Boilies.

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Young Alfie Booth with a Barbel caught at the annual 2014 Barbel day at Atcham. Alfie is able to fish accompanied by his Dad under club rule 17 without extra charge, designed by Lymm Angling Club to encourage youngsters into the sport.

Nunsmere Stocking

Following a successful trail of the club having fishing rights on the 60 acre lake behind Nunsmere Hotel in Northwich, Cheshire the club have signed a new long term lease.

The club have long term plans to develop the site into a long stay specimen water. We have stocked 42 carp from VS Fisheries and plan to add stock from some of the club waters. In addition to the carp, we have stocked a number of Pike up to 19lb. We will also looking at long term plans for pegs and to improve accesss.

We have extended the max stay at this venue to 72hrs until further notice.


Lymm AC Chairman and Nunsmere Hotel GM Lisa Robinson

Wrinehill here to stay. 

Over the winter and in the new year Lymm Angling Club are looking to address stock in Wrinehill. Over the last 5 years the club have developed the venue to produce multiple 30lb fish and have numerious mid-20 fish that have the potential to grow on. Due to the nature of the lake, a former rail slag pit netting is impossible so we will hold some events in 2018 to take sub 15lb fish out. The club has a very pro-active netting team and adjusting the bio-mass is one of the key strengths of the netting team’s strategy. The club are mid-lease and have already looking to the future with Wrinehill firmly in the plans.

The Wrinehill 30 Club

Bridgewater Canal Friendly Lure event

Great day on the Bridgewater Canal on Saturday 4th November with 19 Lure anglers mainly from the Eatern European community coming together to experience a very dismal day in Runcorn. 

Saturdays weather offered anglers showers and 10oC and due to a week of showers meant that the canal was crystal clear, all in all not a great start. Saying that the Bridgewater Canal Motorboat Club provided Bacon butties at registration to mood. 

The event came about after a couple of interactions with poachers from the Eastern European community which resulted in an operation between the club and the EA resulting in prosecution of one person who was wanted on a warrant and deported. Eager to get the most use out of the Canal we engaging the Building Bridges team within Angling Trust to organise an event, working together with David Lees, Angling Trust regional officer for the North West we began organising. 

New to me, Lure matches are different affair than matches I am used to. Lure matches consist of pairs of anglers who are selected at random at the start of the event. Rather than the results being based on weight, Lure matches are based on cumulative length of fish with Pike, Perch and Chub counting and having minimum size limits. Anglers are trusted to record their catches between the pair of anglers along with photo including a tape measure. 


 Results; 1st place and biggest Pike Ciprian Dascalescu (right), 2nd place Krzysztof Pisiak (middle), 3rd place and biggest Perch Jakub Potrykus (left). Well done all in some very difficult conditions. .

Catch of the Month July/August

Well the votes are cast and results are in for Catch of the Month during July and August. As we have done for the last few months we have run the competition through the club’s Facebook page. 

This month’s winner is Luca Belmonte aged 7

Entering the photo his dad gave an account of the capture: 
“I took my son to atcham last week for his first proper taste of night time barble fishing.(24/08/17)

this is part of the evening…

His first brace of fish. As soon as his first one had hit the net the other rod hooped over resulting in 2 in the net at once. The first was 7.5lb and a new p.b. beaten seconds later by a 9.9lber, to say he was over the moon and itching to get back is an understatm

Many thanks

Piero (proud dad)”

Picking up his prize of baits from RG Baits

RG

Press & PR Team

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Job Title Press & PR Team
Job Role We are looking for people to join the Press & PR department within the club. We have a small team of people who write for the club’s blog and attend Promotion events like the Great Northern Show and our social media outlets. We are looking for multiple people to contribute content to promote the club further with regular newsletters, press releases and columns in local/angling press.
Expected Time 1 hr per Week
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Who to contact Chris Finneran

Summer League R8 – Shakerley Mere

Round 8 of the summer series was held on Shakerley Mere today. Not a good turnout with only six fishing with a few away plus with news spreading that Jimmy Byrne had been on and blanked probably keeping a few away. The conditions were good with mostly cloud cover and a descent ripple on the water later in the match also some big carp showing in the margins prior to the match starting. We decided to use the high numbered pegs starting from 50 working back missing every other peg.

The first couple of hours were slow with the overnight rain probably having a effect with only the odd fish caught but once it warmed up a little and the breeze picked up so did the fishing. In the last match a couple of years ago there was more fish caught but it was noticeable that the ones caught today were of a better stamp.
Mark Davies won the match drawn on peg 46. Biteless for two hours Mark eventually managed to put a run of small roach together fishing the pole at 12m with maggot as feed and bait. Although not hectic fishing in the end it was a enjoyable days fishing.

 
Alan Faulkner on peg 48 finished in second place again fishing with maggot to catch small roach plus a couple of skimmers.


 
Jimmy Byrne drawn on end peg 50 finished in third place with a catch of small roach taken on maggot. The biggest fish of the day fell to Chris Finneran with a 1lb 9oz bream caught on treble maggot on the feeder rod.
 
1st M.Davies 3.11
2nd A.Faulkner 3.01
3rd J.Byrne 2.11
4th C. Finneran 1.10
 
Next match 13/08/17 on Grimditch Pool.

Big Beam Match Result 09/07/2017

Yesterday round 7 of the summer series was held on Big Beam pool at Fields Farm Fishery. We had a good turnout of twelve anglers taking part. Chris the owner had allocated us pegs 1-31 allowing us plenty of room so we pegged it out using alternative pegs from 9-31. At the draw everyone wanted one of the noted flyer pegs 15 or 17 at the top end of the lake with one angler even suggesting these pegs shouldn’t be used to make it fairer though I didn’t hear him complain when he drew peg 17!!!
The conditions on the day weren’t great for fishing with bright sunshine and little breeze but it was nice to be out on the bank in the warmth and although they weren’t the best conditions virtually everyone had a descent days fishing. Most of the catches were made up of F1s and carp with plenty of small skimmers also caught. Most caught on meat or pellet either fishing tight across or down the edge where the bigger carp showed up later on.
Yesterday round 7 of the summer series was held on Big Beam pool at Fields Farm Fishery. We had a good turnout of twelve anglers taking part. Chris the owner had allocated us pegs 1-31 allowing us plenty of room so we pegged it out using alternative pegs from 9-31. At the draw everyone wanted one of the noted flyer pegs 15 or 17 at the top end of the lake with one angler even suggesting these pegs shouldn’t be used to make it fairer though I didn’t hear him complain when he drew peg 17!!!
The conditions on the day weren’t great for fishing with bright sunshine and little breeze but it was nice to be out on the bank in the warmth and although they weren’t the best conditions virtually everyone had a descent days fishing. Most of the catches were made up of F1s and carp with plenty of small skimmers also caught. Most caught on meat or pellet either fishing tight across or down the edge where the bigger carp showed up later on.
The good form of Geoff Burgess continued as he finished in third place, drawn on peg 21 Geoff fished across fishing shallow to catch F1s and carp on banded pellet.


In second place was Barry Holbrook drawn on flyer peg 17 (cough) Barry didn’t catch until the last two hours when the fish turned up in the margins to catch several good carp on meat and paste.


 
Mark Davies won the match from the other noted peg 15 fishing the pole on his top three with banded pellet to catch small skimmers and F1s then switched to the margins to catch a better stamp of carp on meat.

The backup weights were good with only a few pounds separating the top eight anglers.
 
1st M.Davies 37.06
2nd B.Holbrook 28.14
3rd G.Burgess 27.04
4th J.Byrne 26.04
5th C.Finneran 23.08

Next match 23rd July at Shakerley Mere on the motorway bank.