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Welcome to Lymm Angling News Blog. Here you can keep up to date with the latest club news, reviews and catch reports.

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!!

Got any new tackle? Why not write a review? Please contact us and we will post it up on here to share with everyone?

Had a good catch? Submit your Catch Report here.

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.

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
Location Home
Resources Mailchimp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Email.
On Committee No
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.

Junior Section Manager

Description Details
Job Title Junior Section Manager
Job Role We are looking for someone to run the club’s junior section. The possition is open to anyone to form 3-5 year plan to recruit new members to the club, new anglers and encourage existing juniors to participate in the sport more frequently. Need to be a Level 2 Angling Coach but help can be provided.
Expected Time <5-10 hrs per Week in the Spring-Autumn
Location Home
Resources Angling Trust, Enviorment Agency, Local Authorities, Mailchimp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Email.
On Committee Yes
Who to contact Chris Finneran 07525360804

NAS 15

Lymm AC are attending the Northern Angling Show at the beginning of April. So far we have been given stand 37 near the Preston Innovations stand.

These shows are great for the club to be represented and show off our club to prospective members.

We will be issuing memberships on the day for new members and renewal. We will offer a 10% discount from all membership classes.

We are looking for club members to volunteer to talk to prospective members and give other club members advice. In return this will count as an overstamp day and you will get access to the show for both days.

For any questions or you would like to volunteer drop Chris Finneran a note: Christopher.Finneran@gmail.com

Catch of the Month update and what’s happening now.

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Right… well despite the lack of reports there has been plenty going on behind the scenes with the COTM team. Despite already being well into December I will be announcing the results for Septembers catch of the month sponsored by viking baits a little further on, but first I want to inform you all of a change to the competition for the short term.

Winter is always a trying time when it comes to fishing. Its often far too cosy in the arm chair with the fire roaring away to bother wrapping up warm and braving the elements. Even those of us who love our winter fishing can sometimes find the going pretty hard and can regularly be found questioning our own sanity. However there are still fish to be caught and if you catch the favourable conditions then it can be a very rewarding time.

However, winter entries for COTM over the passed few years have been poor.  I have deliberately waited until now to post this in order to see how the 2016-2017 winter was going and with only one entry for October and one entry for November the usual trend is continuing. With this lack of entries there is simply no competition and as such the decision has been made to change how we will run it.

For the period October 2016 through to February 2017 there will be ONE single CATCH OF THE WINTER competition. Entries will still need to be made monthly through the usual channels with the same details to support the picture.  There will be a bumper prize from out sponsor VIKING BAITS in the form of 10kg of their top class boilies for the coming season.    So as they say, “you have to be in it to win it” get out there and make it happen.

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Septembers COTM with Viking baits.

SWANKBALDRIK1 was the first entry and says it all here in his own words.

Well ive been river fishing for the past 3 years with mixed success had many barbel from atcham but craved a big barbel so last year spent most of the summer at Rossall were i cought big barbel but could not get a double biggest i got was 9.12 oz with many 8lb fish then the double became an obsession with many nights down the a5 and at £20 round trip in fuel a costly one 

on my third year after hearing reports of multiple captures with doubles thown in at atcham spent multiple weekends down there with lots of barbel in the net still could not catch that double and last weekend was no different with good fish to 8.8lb 

then i see phil ocallaghan who tells me lots of big fish being lost at rossall by multiple anglers i was thinking of a trip there next time and with my van costing me £400 for a new clutch and my misses getting a shift change so i can go the river whenever i like and with the river looking perfect dropping and like bisto I decided to drive down to Rossall on monday night it was sweltering hot and nobody there so jumped in my favourite swim thats hush hush im afraid but what a night started with 6lb barbel then 7.13 then a 4.11 chub snd then my rod nearly got dragged in and I nearly thew my phone in river trying to catch it when I finally stopped it i knew it was big slow side to side motion and a good scrap with multiple runs it was mine and it felt big and weighed in at 10.1oz i was buzzing think it may even be the same fish i cought last year at 9.12  i then had another huge chub at 4.15oz and another barbel at 6.8 and a 3 lb chub was well worth the £60 i spent in fuel in ten days and i want to thank phil for inspiration to get back to rossall yer boy double barbell”

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Next up is MRRUSS73 and again his own words say it best.

“best days fishing ever.

Went to Atcham, river on the rise, bright sunny afternoon. The river is in good health (top tip-If you have groundbait on your hands just let the fry deal with it, see pic). As it wasn’t the best tried all sorts of hooklengths and bait, worms, bread, pellets to corn . Resigned to wait for the dark , right up till my rod decided to by pass the clutch and launch itself off rest, just grabbed the butt in time. After a 15 minute fight with a dead wait (prob weed), that ran a couple of times as it approached net. With an aching arm I landed fish and let it rest in flow. When I weighed it I had to take pic of scales, as my eyes aren’t what they were, looked at pic and saw a 5 and a bit, thought it was bigger than that, No it cant be can it, it is, its kilos  a 10 1/2 lb Barbel, cue stupid grin and embarrassing bank side jig..  My first double figure Barbel, my Dad will be smiling down on that one.

I was then treated to an amazing sunset (pic) Does it get better than that . . . . . . . .

Yes. . . Yes it does

Had 2 more Barbel, 6 1/2 lb and 8 lb. Happy Days.

I had been distracted and not noticed the river had come up exponentially and my chair and rod bag were in water so took one rod down While I was putting away had another run dead weight again, still a dead weight, this must be weed or a tree, no this tree has woke up and off it goes, halfway in and it was off again, and again and again, couldn’t do anything, after 4 or 5 runs managed to get to net only for it to get an email sending it to coalbrookdale, nearly got down to backing on spool. Feeling cramp in places I didn’t know existed I eventually got my quarry in the net , big rest for both of us. Apologies for final pics as any further back and I would have been very wet indeed and on my way to Coalbrookdale .

The scales read 5.66 – 0.4 for landing net that makes 11.5 lb woo hoo.

All fish fell to full or half meatballs in gravy (gravy in GBait)

Best Day Ever

I would just like to thank The River Severn, Lymm anglers and the bailiff who gave me tips on peg a couple of weeks ago and my Dad, Cheers Dad for patiently teaching me how to fish the Severn all those years ago.

Tight Lines Everybody

Still grinning like an idiot”

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However the winner for the month was ROSSGP with this awesome chance capture.

“I’ll make a late entry, my best catch so far this season.

A perch that went 3lb 14oz then 3lb 15oz on the scales, the net went 14oz so it’s a scraper 3lber.

Caught on a worm on the drop as I was tightening up the line.

Ive just got a mat shot on my phone and the pic doesn’t do it justice. My arl fella got a pic of me holding it up but as it was hot Chris the owner wanted the fish returned ASAP, which I duly obliged. He reckons it wasn’t a 3 and me dad’s scales are out haha.

Lake of tranquility was the venue”

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Congratulations to Ross on a fantastic perch and it goes to show that anyone can land a fish that bags them the big prize.  He nets 2.5kg of top quality baits from our sponsors VIKING BAITS.

Again I must thank Mike at Viking baits for his continued support with the CATCH OF THE MONTH competition and I am absolutely thrilled to announce this support will continue for 2017.

Please visit the VIKING BAITS website by clicking on the highlighted text of by going to http://www.vikingbaits.co.uk. You can also find them on FACEBOOK.

 

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I am also very please to announce a second sponsor has joined the COTM team. Stoke Leads have been offering their range  for a number of years now and their quality is second to none.

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Stoke leads operate from a very busy Facebook page where a number of their products can be view along with a full price list. You can access this by clicking here STOKE LEADS or by speaking to the boss man directly on 07881817617.

I would like to welcome KEV to the team and thank him for his support going forward.

 

 

What else has been happening then…

GRIMSDITCH WORK.

Work has been done recently at Grimsditch to combat the issues that we have on the water. It seems that we have been loosing stock to the dreaded black plague. The club has taken the decision to do everything possible to prevent this going forward and Saturday just gone saw a team of dedicated members and officials set out to start this. Sample nettings were taken to learn the extent of the damage. A small number of remaining common carp were rehomed in line with the official policy for the water.( I must stress that this was done with the consent of the E.A as is always the case with the Lymm netting team).  A number of fish refuges were constructed and the following day a stocking of pure crucian carp and tench were restocked.

Its that time of year when the clubs netting team are very busy and the estates team are planning the work parties for the new year. If your able to lend a hand and get involved then please get in touch. Many hands make light work and on a cold winters day every bit of help is highly appreciated.

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NUNSMERE..

WELL ITS OPEN!!!!!

Having had a walk round recently its safe to say there is plenty of water to go at. At 60 acres it does leave you that feeling that anything could be swimming in there. Talk of double figure tench and bream, 20lb pike,4lb perch,30lb carp, big eels and even catfish have found their way through to my ears. At the time of writing I don’t believe anyone has yet unlocked the code to landing a fish but the conditions have been far from ideal. Pike and a number of carp have been seen, as has a huge shoal of perch. Its a beautiful water to spend a day on as the pictures below show. A visit just to walk the bank isn’t a wasted trip. Hopefully next time I can report something special!

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One final note…

Its sad to say that there have been a number of reported incidents of littering recently. This is not acceptable in any instance and any members found to be leaving litter will find themselves in front of the committee and face loosing their card. Its rude, ignorant and shows a complete disregard for the water, the environment, the sport, the other members and the club!   Please be sure to take your litter home.

 

For now I will leave it here…  there are other whispers coming my way regarding a few new topics but I will save them for next time. As it is, get wrapped up, keep warm and get out there.

 

Be lucky…Tight lines.

 

Catch of the Month and an update of what’s going on.

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We will start as usual with the catch of the month, sponsored by viking baits. I have decided to change how the competition is voted for this month. All entries are submitted to small committee for consideration. Between them they have over 100years of angling experience and are well versed in every discipline of the sport. I have done this to ensure that each catch is judged fairly on its particular merits.

August is always a bit hit and miss with regards to results on the bank. High pressure and high temps can sometimes make it slow going. But if you find yourself fishing when that weather changes the rewards can be out of this world.

In his own words the first entry from AL Green:

I Did 48hrs on lymmvale last week , in extremely wet and blustery conditions with a cold NW blowing I Had a great session overall finishing up with 23 tench each and everyone between 5-7Lb and 4 Carp between 15 & 21lb. The fish I’m entering although it wasn’t the biggest of the bunch by any stretch , it was probably the prettiest carp I’ve ever had the pleasure of landing and a credit to the quality of fish in the vale. Sometimes size is simply irrelevant and this was one of those , Just a beautiful dark big scaled slate grey mirror.

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The second entry  this month and the first of three Barbel comes from John Hunsley.

9lb 13oz from Poachers field – Wroxeter on the evening of 21st August. it was caught on a rising river on a 12mm Krill dumb-bell fished on the inside line about 2 rod lengths out.

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Third entry is another Severn Barbel.

Forum member Edward caught this barbel at Atcham. At 9lb 14oz caught on the 13th of August on double pellet it was the second fish of the evening and is reported to have put up on hell of a fight.

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The 4th and final entry was from  junior member  James O’connor submitted by his dad. a 6lb 4oz Barbel taken from the lake of tranquillity.  The proud fathers words:

It gave the 10 yr old a fantastic scrap on his little 6 ft float rod , but with the clutch set right n some Words of wisdom from his fishing coach ( cough ,cough ) after  a battle of a good 10 minutes he slipped it in the net . Good old worm was the bait , the smile says it all and a fish he won’t forget in a hurry ( 3 days on , he’s still telling me his arms aching ) Anyone who’s fished this water will tell you how hard these fish fight , once hooked they just refuse to surface.

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There can be only a single winner and for the month of August this is…… AL GREEN.

I know that the prize goes to AL not just for the capture of his carp, but for the total catch of his session. The committee wish to remind people that each entry is indeed measured on its individual merits. Its not always going to be the biggest fish that wins the prize.

Well done AL, it was indeed an amazing haul of fish that is more than worthy of the top prize. I must that all of the entries for catch of the month and remind you all that you need only to be in it to stand a chance of winning it.

It goes with out saying that out sponsors Viking baits are doing us proud by continuing to support the competition so our thanks as always go out to them. I personally have just returned from a weeks fishing in France where their baits helped me put together a very decent result in difficult conditions. A brace of upper 30’s taken hours apart on the very popular ‘tigers mix’.  Visit their website by clicking here >> VIKING BAITS <<.

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What else is happening….

CATCHPENNY POOL is open for angling.

The lake has been open for about a fortnight and early reports are very positive. Good numbers of fish have been banked. They appear to be around mid doubles but at the time of writing I know of 3 different 20lb plus fish.  Please make yourself aware of the water specific rules for this venue before venturing onto the banks.

One of the bigger fish landed so far…

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Yet another new water.

I am sure you are aware already the club recently announced its acquisition of another new water, Nunnsmere in the heart of Cheshire. This water has seen very little in the form of angling pressure due to it being something of a private no access site. Stories abound of what is in there, massive pike, huge carp, giant perch and god alone knows what else. Evidence of any of these super fish has yet to surface but we can all day dream about the possibilities whilst we wait for the club to finish any works required before its opened to fishing. Carp and pike have been witnessed by club officials doing their duties but with 60+ acres there are plenty places to hide. I must stress at this stage that there is STRICTLY NO ACCESS to the site until its opening is announced. But to wet your appetite here are a few pictures…

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Thanks to mancman for the pictures.

So that’s just about all for now. We are entering a special time of the year for angling when the fish start to feed up for the coming cold periods. The leaves on the trees are signalling the changing of seasons and for an avid pike angler like me that means only one thing………. “Winter is coming!”

Tight lines, Be lucky!