Wrinehill ‘Corker!’

Lymm AC member, Oliver Cork, hadn’t done an overnight fishing session before, but was keen to do so. Quite correctly, he made sure he had equipped himself with all the necessary stuff to enable him to fish safely and efficiently through the night and then went to Lymm’s Wrinehill Pool in the hope of a fish !

Oli’s day passed very quietly, no fish had been caught the night before and although fish were ‘showing’ all over the pool, darkness fell and Oli settled down for the night not expecting much, if any action.

At 10pm, Oli received a fast take on one of his rods and with his alarm screaming, Oli did the timeless classic of scrambling from his bivvy, shoeless and into three inches of mud! There then followed a protracted (15 minutes) fight with what was clearly a good fish. It eventually glided over the net cord and once lifted on the scales, they recorded a weight of 23lb 7oz of mirror carp, Olivers first from an overnighter and a new personal best in to the bargain – well done Oli !

Oliver's new personal best of 23lb 70z!

Oliver’s new personal best of 23lb 70z!

If you’d like to enjoy similar action at one of Lymm’s many waters, then simply visit www.lymmanglersclub.com where you will details of all our waters and how to join!

Barbel Society Annual Show

Lymm AC enjoy an affiliation with our friends at the Barbel Society and therefore we are pleased to announce on their behalf the dates and itinerary for their annual show.


The Barbel Show 2014

Sunday 4th May 2014
9am to 5pm
Chesford Grange Hotel, Coventry Road, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2LD

Speakers include;

John Bailey all round angler, author, TV presenter
Bob Roberts barbel angler supreme and latest DVD available
Paul Witcher presents his new DVD Magical Waters
Terry Theobald barbel fishing my way and assorted tales
Dr Mark Everard the science of barbel and roach

Large trade room, bait, tackle, books, DVDs, etc all at pre-season prices.
Mega raffle

Tickets available from address below or via Paypal link

Members £8 Non Members £10
Wives/partners/children under 16 free
Paypal surcharge of £1 if paying online

Tickets in advance from: The Barbel Society 17 Mayford Road Poole Dorset BH12 1PT, include SAE.
Cheques payable to The Barbel Society


Remember, members of Lymm AC receive a £5 discount on Barbel Society memberships, for details of how to join us, visit  www.lymmanglersclub.com

Grimsditch improvements update.

Here’s the latest update from Shaun’s blog……….


Following a break in the work party schedule, this weekend saw a great turn out of willing club members and plenty of materials ready for a productive day of peg reconstruction. And a productive day it was, everyone seemed in good spirits and keen to get stuck in as the friendly banter flowed it was easy to explain what was wanted when anyone had a question or if I had a suggestion to make.

Most of the existing pegs apart from being well past good condition are wooden box type constructions with huge great steps at the side mostly leading to the water rather than the actual “pegs” The basic idea really is to be rid of all the ugly and unnecessary “boxes” in favor of simple peg fronts and safe steps leading to these fishing positions.

As you can see some pegs were pretty hazardous with the amount of scaffold poles protruding from the ground :

The ditch 007

This peg now looks like this from the same angle :

Grimditch  (41)

And like this from the other side of the pool :

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The next peg along was left looking like this after the last work party with most of the metal and rotten steps removed :

The ditch 005

It now looks like this :

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Grimditch  (37)

The next peg was left looking like this and I was glad it wasn’t finished :

The ditch 004

It now looks like this :

Grimditch  (49)

A different angle :

Grimditch  (48)

I have not got any before shots of these next two pegs but they were not pretty and now look much better with easier access too :

Grimditch  (51)

Grimditch  (25)

And finally the large car park peg has had a dressing of stone and wood chip :

Grimditch  (38)

So a brilliant day and lots of quality work done with most folk staying well after the minimum required overstamp time too!

Thanks, Shaun and all the others involved in the work, it looks fantastic!


Severn surprise!

WIth just two days of the river season to go and having had a blank day the day previously, Lymm AC member, Steve Roffey (aka barbus63 on the Lymm forum) decided to head for the Lymm controlled Atcham stretch of the Severn, in the hope of landing a barbel or two and, if things went well, maybe a double. Steve spent a misty, biteless morning in a swim on the right hand section of the stretch and decided on a move further downstream, eventually settling in a swim in the left field.

With both rods cast out, Steve decided on having a spot of lunch and, as he was halfway through his first sandwich, the rod that was fishing pellet wrapped round and after spirited fight, a barbel of 6lb 6oz was on the bank.


6lb 6oz Severn barbel during lunch!

Receiving no further action over the next couple of hours, Steve moved swims again and again, the move paid off. The pellet rod was away again fairly quickly and whilst playing the fish, his other rod, fishing maggots, hooped over with the baitrunner churning! Steve played the first fish as hard as he dared in the hope that the other fish would ‘hold and sulk’. The tactic worked and once the first fish was sorted out, Steve picked up the second rod to find the fish still on. Initially, this fish came upstream fairly steadily, but then it decided against it and continued to go on powerful downstream runs with Steve gaining about 20 yards of line, only to see it stripped again.

This ‘see-saw’ battle went on for about 15 minutes with Steve thinking he had hooked a barbel of some considerable proportions, especially as he hadn’t seen the fish once, just seeing the large tail patterns come up to the surface. A further 5 minutes passed and eventually the still unseen fish, succumbed to the power of rod and line and glided into Steves net. The scales read out a weight of 9lb 8oz, not the double that Steve had sought and not a barbel either, but a spawned out salmon that Steve described as giving, “the hardest fight I’ve ever had from any fish in this country, just unbelievable!”


Well done, Steve, a cracking way to end the river season and thanks for sharing your day with us.

If you would like details of how to join us at Lymm AC, then visit our website at www.lymmanglersclub.com We look forward to hearing from you.

Lymm AC Clothing Range

Lymm AC are pleased to announce their new, full range of club logo bearing clothing, available to buy now.The range includes:

*Headwear including beanies and baseball caps.



*Polo shirts.

*Standard sweatshirts.

*Hooded sweatshirts.

*Zipped, hooded sweatshirts.

*Fleece jackets.

All items will be available in a good range of sizes and will bear an embroidered club logo as can be seen in this image….


Please note,  should you wish to purchase any of these items, you can do so directly via the Lymm Angling Club shop at The Uniform Factory NOT via the Lymm AC forum or website. The Uniform Factory are based in Liverpool and will post items at a reasonable cost, orders over £75 offer free postage, they are also happy for Lymm AC members to collect and pay with card or cash over the counter by prior arrangement. They can also embroider the Lymm AC logo onto most items of clothing and materials so that favourite fishing jacket can now have the logo added.

The club will be awarding spot prizes of club clothing throughout the year and would like to see the Lymm AC brand on photo’s of your prized captures on Lymm AC waters!!

Visit our website www.lymmanglersclub.com and see how easy it is to join!

Some ‘traditional’ fund raising!

The annual Lymmvale tench ‘fish-in’ takes place again this year on 26th and 27th April. As usual, it will be a fund raising event, with this years proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support. As well as the usual donations from participants and non-participants alike, we are pleased to announce that some lovely people have donated some of their own handiwork in the form of beautifully crafted, handmade, traditional floats, which we hope to auction in order to boost the charity fund.

floatspin mallard set wagglers

Donations of these traditional floats have been made by:

Ian Lewis – view his website http://www.handmadef…ngfloats.co.uk/

Roy Sell – view his website http://www.bensonmallard.co.uk

Stuart Broughton – view his website http://fenlandsfinestfloats.co.uk/

and Richard Bentall – view his eBay page http://www.ebay.co.u…=p2047675.l2562

A HUGE thank you guys, it’s very much appreciated!

To go with the floats, there will also be the chance to win at auction, some delightfully hand-crafted, traditional style float boxes. These are still currently going through their design and artwork stages, but an early stage sample can be seen here…..

boxlids Once complete, these boxes are guaranteed to look beautiful, in fact, it would be a shame to take them on the bank!

Remember, you don’t have to be a participant in the fish-in itself to make a donation to this incredibly worthy cause. There can’t be many people who don’t know someone whose lives have been touched in some way by this terrible illness, so, no matter the amount, visit http://www.justgiving.com/Phil-Hatton3 to donate something towards Macmillan Cancer Support, every donation will be greatly appreciated.

To learn more about Lymm AC and how to join, visit www.lymmanglersclub.com

2014 Work Parties and Overstamps

The following dates have been set for the 2014 work parties:-

Sunday           9th February.

Saturday        15th February

Sunday           23rd February

Sunday           16th March

Saturday         22nd March

Sunday           13th April

Saturday         19th April

If you would like to book a work party please  book at least a week in advance.

You can book by completing the registration form here

A safety talk will be given at Whitley compound at 08:45hrs and work will begin at 09:00hrs, there will be a lunch break at 12:30hrs to 13:00hrs. The work party will end at 15:30hrs.

Please ensure that you turn up on time.

Please ensure that you bring your own proyective clothing (PPE) with you, e.g. sturdy pair of boots, warm clothing (including waterproofs) and industrial/gardening gloves.

Also remember to bring a packed lunch with you.

Lymm AC announce access to another new water.

Lymm AC are pleased to announce that as of 1st March, it’s members will have access to another new water.  Successful negotiations by the Committee have secured access to The ‘Lake of Tranquility’ at Leeswood, not far from the A55, near to Mold and Chester.
Boasting two waters, the main 3 acre lake and a smaller ‘horseshoe’ lake.
Tranquility Lake is a 3 acre stunning, natural looking match style lake with 40 pegs. Heavilly stocked with carp to 18lbs, F1’s to 4lb, barbel to over 10lb, tench to 5lb as well as bream to 5lb, it also holds a large number of silver fish such as roach, ide, skimmers, chub and perch.
The ‘Horseshoe’ lake is just that, a horseshoe shaped water, 16 metres at it’s widest point with the same depth features throughout and an ideal water for members to hone their match skills or simply spend a few action filled hours – F1’s dominate this water with the odd larger carp to 10lb, chub, skimmers, roach and tench.
As the waters will be shared access, it will be a pre-requisite that members wishing to fish should first contact the management by phone to ensure availability, particularly with a view to fishing overnight. Should it be the case that a match is being held (there are open matches held every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday) then every effort will be made to accommodate Lymm anglers on pegs that will not spoil the fishing for either themselves or match anglers. Lymm members will be subject to the usual Lymm AC rules, plus any additional rules in place at the fishery.
Please remember, Lymm members should ring Dave on 07751 235728 to confirm availability.

Visit our website www.lymmanglersclub.com and see how easy it is to join!