Nice way to end the season!

New member, Roger Carswell has been in touch to let us know about a successful piece of barbel angling on the Severn, during the last week of the season. Living in Shropshire, the Severn is Rogers’ local river and he has fished it for over fifty years! Below, Roger outlines his last-week success, in spite of the consistently poor weather and low temperatures that were more suited to January than mid-March.

“The end of this season has been the worst I’ve known for several years for barbel fishing. Water temperatures have remained very low and as I am sure most anglers know, this is not conducive to good barbel fishing. By the end of last season, we were seeing water temperatures of around nine degrees Celsius, but this year four or five was about as good as it got. However, the last week of the season saw a brief climb in water temperatures when they hit seven degrees Celsius and I managed a few barbel from Wroxeter. My best fish was 9lb 6oz and was part of a four fish catch taken on the last Friday of the season on maggot feeder. Roll on summer – and hopefully some warmer weather!”

The best of a four-fish catch, Rogers' 9lb 6oz barbel.

The best of a four-fish catch, Rogers’ 9lb 6oz barbel.

Being retired, Roger, by his own admission, is lucky enough to be able to fish almost whenever he likes and says he is now looking forward to trying his hand on some of the other stretches of the Severn on the Lymm AC card. Good luck, Roger, we look forward to the results!

If you would like to join Lymm AC and be in with a chance of catching barbel like the one in this report, then visit our website here.

Lymm Angling Club add two new waters to their portfolio

The club are pleased to announce the acquisition of two new waters with a further stretch of the River Bollin and a well known and established pool near Crewe.

From the Saturday 6th of April 2013, Lymm AC members will have access to Bradeley Hall Pool near Crewe. This delightful water is stocked with Tench, Bream, Carp and Perch. The mature pool is approximately one and a half acres in size, and set in a secluded location between Haslington and Sydney, Crewe.

Bradeley Hall Pool

The water will continue to be used as a mixed fishery, and with some of the resident Carp growing to 16lb, it should provide Lymm’s members with a relaxing, yet entertaining days angling as it is situated in a rural location. A fishery management program will be put in place to further develop the fish stock making it an attractive option for members to drop in on for some action. Members will also be able to night fish the venue at no additional cost.


River Bollin Tanyard FarmFurther to this, from the 16th June, Lymm have acquired rights to yet another stretch of the famous River Bollin. Known as Tanyard Farm, the section has good access albeit with some inclines, and has the potential with work to have some excellent swims. It will provide sport from what is fast becoming recognised as a superb small river Barbel venue. As well as the Barbel, this stretch is thought to hold heads of Trout, both Brown and Rainbow, Chub, Dace and other silver species.

The Club are excited at the prospect of these two new additions to the already extensive list of Rivers, Canal and Still waters, and continue to hold it’s place as one of the premier angling clubs in the North-West.

Lymm AC to attend the Northern Angling Show 23rd & 24th March

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Lymm AC will be there on stand no. 100 opposite Fishing Republic, feel free to pop in and say hello!! We will be offering 10% discount on memberships for anyone who joins over the 2 days so we look forward to seeing you there!!

Lymm AC member and angling author Phil Escott

Lymm AC member and angling author Phil Escott

In addition to that we are very pleased to announce that fellow Lymm AC member and angling author member Phil Escott will be at Rob Maylin’s Big Carp Magazine and Bountyhunter stand (No. 6 on the floor plan) signing his novel An Illusion of Maya, published by Keith Jenkins’ Freebird Publishing.

If you haven’t read it or heard about it, it’s not your average carp angling book. The story spans centuries, crosses continents and even dimensions, and the angling itself is, let’s say, perhaps the most unusual you could ever imagine. Don’t leave it lying around at home either if you have kids, as it has also been described by Keith Jenkins as “Fifty Shades of Carp”! It’s because of this powerful imagery that there has recently been interest in developing a screenplay for a film. So, if you’re at the show, do call in at the stand, say hello and pick up a copy. If you’re not frightened of something a bit unconventional, then it’s a great read!

Phil will be signing his new book over the weekend.

Phil will be signing his new book throughout the weekend.

Come and enjoy a great day out and meet the stars who’ll be on stage throughout the 2 days with interviews, demo’s and much more!!

Come and see us and stand no. 100

Come and see us and stand no. 100 in the Course Hall

Bridgewater Canal comes to Lymm Angling Club

Lymm Angling Club are pleased to announce they now hold the fishing rights to 4 ½  miles of the Bridgewater Canal from Waterloo Bridge in Runcorn Old Town to Crawley’s Bridge at Preston Brook marina.
From 1st March 2013 the clubs 1600 strong membership can enjoy this prime location which is regarded by many as one of the most prolific canal stretches for specimen-sized fish in the North West of England. The length has an excellent pedigree, having produced Carp over 30lbs, Pike to well over 20lbs, Bream over 8lbs, Tench over 8lbs and Perch over 3lbs, all backed by a good supply of Roach over the magical 2lb mark. Fishing to features, such as moored boats, bridges or lilly pads is the key to locating the fish here and it is very much worthwhile putting up with the boat traffic during the summer months as the disturbance caused rarely has any impact on feeding fish. Specimen hunters can roam along the length to hunt their quarry whilst pleasure and match anglers can build up swims slowly to attract the shoals of big Roach and Bream.

Neil Boaz Chairman and Fisheries Manager of Lymm Angling Club said “As well as securing these rights for our members, we are hoping to attract new members to the club Bridgewater Canal 072who have fished the canal over the years. We will have a vigorous bailiffing program with co-operation from the Environment Agency and local authorities to reduce anti-social behaviour around the canal.”

Match bookings are now being taken at £3 per peg, match sizes can be from 3 pegs up to 100-200 pegs so please contact the Club Secretary on 07930-390332 or email

Runcorn Angling Centre members will be permitted to fish until 31st March 2013 after which a Lymm AC membership permit will be required. There is a special Bridgewater Canal only permit available for £20 which is valid until 31st December and all memberships are available on-line via

For further details please visit the club’s website at, we look forwarded to seeing you on the bank.