AFTER blanking at the third annual Lymm Angling Club ‘Help For Heroes’ event on April 21, Dave Steen returned to Lymmvale the following Saturday to settle the score and had a true red letter day.
He arrived at 6.30am and the weather was overcast but dry.
He set up two rods with a method feeder approach, using scalded pellets around the feeder and a piece of plastic corn to a size 10 hook at the business end.
Within minutes Dave was getting line bites and it wasn’t long before he had the first of what were to be 12 beautiful tench, both males and females.
The first fish weighed in at 8lbs 6ozs 0drs and was a personal best.
Dave’s previous personal best was 7-1-0 from the same venue.
There then followed a crazy few hours when he bagged up the rest of the 11 tench sized between 7-8-0 and 1-8-0.
In between the action came a 2-8-0 bream as a welcome bonus.
A magnificent day on his favourite water and one of the best tench waters in the region.
Dave commented when asked about the day: “I would have carried on into the evening except I ran out of bait!” His list of tinca’s makes impressive reading;
8.6lb (New PB)
2.6lb (bream sneaked in)
4.2lb (all tench)
plus two very small ones about 1 1/2lb
Well done Dave, a valued member and one of life’s true gentlemen.
Another notable catch was made on Chester Specimen Lake by regular Jamie Pickering with a large mirror carp of 32-2-0, a rare capture from this tricky venue.
Chester Specimen Lake is a former syndicate that Lymm Angling Club now offer on their card and is situated at the edge of Chester Lakes Holiday Park near Dodleston, offering first class facilities on site in beautiful surroundings and excellent access.
The stunning lake has gin-clear water and is feature rich, boasting very large carp, eels and bream.
Many of the waters seem to have ‘switched on’ over the past weeks with lots of notable sessions being reported.
Micklewright’s Flash in Crewe is standing out as a promising tench venue with excellent reports of catches coming through from various members including young Bradley Latham, who has landed fish to 6lbs in the last couple of days.
As we prepare for the opening of the river season we are also looking forward to the opening of the Tabley estate.
We decided to construct a new club punt for the mere as the current boat was well over 40 years old and with the help of member Barry Fayers and the facilities and equipment of Window Wizard in Crewe we are well on the way to a new boat that will be launched in anticipation of June 16.