A fine brace for Darren!

Lymm AC member, Darren Loseby recently visited Spring Pool in a bid to beat his previous personal best catfish of 16lb, caught from another water on the Lymm AC card, Founders Pool.

Darren arrived at the water on the Friday for his first session there since joining the club, although he did used to fish there when it was formerly a day ticket water and knew it could a be a tricky venue sometimes.

After a fishless night on the Friday, one of Darrens rods ‘tore off’ and he struck into what was obviously a good fish. It was only after the battle and drawing the fish over the net did Darren realise that he had clearly beaten his previous PB cat, and by some distance as the scales revealed a weight of 39lb!

The smaller of Darren's brace at 33lb

The smaller of Darren’s brace at 33lb

Staying on for the night again, Darren had a quiet day, but in the early hours of Sunday morning, he was in again! This run resulted in a slightly smaller, but no less impressive, catfish of 33lb! A tremendous brace of cats in less than 24 hours with both fish falling to a half tin of luncheon meat topped off with CBS krill & liver boilies.

The business end of a big cat!

The business end of a big cat!

Darren's 39lb wels!

Darren’s 39lb wels!

Good skills, Darren, a fine pair of fish indeed! If you are interested in trying to catch fish as impressive as Darren’s latest haul, then simply log on to our website at www.lymmanglersclub.com where you will find details of all our waters and of course, details of how to join. We look forward to hearing from you!

Memorable first session for Jordan!

New Lymm AC member, Jordan Hampshire, visited Lymmvale for the first time recently. Not only was it his first visit to the’Vale, it was first ever fishing outing on a Lymm water.

Fishing with double spice shrimp boilies, Jordan managed to hook and land a rather special fish in the shape of a 46lb 8oz catfish!

Welcome to Lymm AC, Jordan and congratulations on catching such a magnificent specimen!

Jordan with his 46lb 8oz cat!

Jordan with his 46lb 8oz cat!

A smile that needs no explanation!

A smile that needs no explanation!

The captor returns!

The captor returns!

If you would like the opportunity to catch fish such as Jordan’s impressive catfish, then simply visit our website at www.lymmanglersclub.com where you can find out about all of our waters and of course, details on how to join us – we look forward to hearing from you!


Further Severn joy for Ian Futcher!

Following on from his early season success on Lymm AC’s Atcham stretch of the Severn, Ian Futcher has returned to the Severn, this time at Lymm’s Rossall stretch and had a result! Read the story in Ian’s own words below……

“After having had a couple of productive sessions at the Lymm AC stretch at Atcham, I decided it was time to try a different part of the Severn after that elusive double figure barbel. I chose to fish at Rossall as this stretch is renowned for producing larger specimens of both barbel and chub, in fact, currently holding the club record for both species. With the river running very low and clear at the moment it was possible to see the river bed in most places, but more importantly, where the deeper water was.

One of Ian's 7lb-ers.

One of Ian’s 7lb-ers.

I set up camp in a swim which had a deeper channel about three quarters of the way across the river and using a large bait dropper, I emptied several loads of hemp, pellet and tigernut boilies into where I hoped the barbel would be waiting. The first night came and went with two barbel of around 7lb to show for my efforts and as expected the whole of the next day passed by without as much as a twitch on the rods.

Two at once!

Two at once!

As the light started to fade on the second night, I put another 10 droppers of bait on each spot and waited to see if any barbel had found my bait. The river was misty and eerily quiet with just the sound of owls calling and the occasional bleep on the alarms as bats flew into the line. Then like flicking a switch the rods came to life. Three barbel, again all around 7lb came in quick succession and as I was netting the third my other rod started dancing on the rest signalling yet another fish!

Bar of Gold!  Ian's first double and new PB 10lb 2oz barbel.

Bar of Gold!
Ian’s first double and new PB 10lb 2oz barbel.

I picked up the rod and could tell straight away this was the fish I had come for. It felt heavy and slowly made its way upstream with the line ticking off the spool. I was careful not to rush the fish and gradually coaxed it in to the net. After resting the barbel, I gently placed it on the mat and quickly did the weighing and photos before returning it safely back to the river. At 10lb 2oz, my first double figure barbel and a new pb, result!”

Congratulations,Ian, fine angling again! To find details of how to join Lymm AC and try your hand at catching fish such as Ian’s, then simply visit our website at www.lymmanglersclub.com where you will information on all of our waters and memberships, including the incredible value Rivers Card.

Catch Of The Month June 2014


Welcome to Lymm Angling Clubs Catch of the Month Competition June 2014

The June 2014 Catch of the Month competition, with alternate monthly prizes provided by club sponsors, Viking Baits and Redeye Baits, again gave the judges a bit of a headache in choosing a winner! Not a massive amount of entries, but all top quality! However, this month’s winner was selected for the fish itself, a true Lymmvale beauty, the circumstances of the catch and the outstanding quality of the trophy shots. The June 2014 Catch of the Month prize goes to William Tabern for his Lymmvale 30lb 4oz mirror carp.

William's stunner of a mirror carp!

William’s stunner of a mirror carp!


Well done, William, an outstanding capture with fantastic quality photographs to back up a truly meritous capture! If you would like details of our waters and how to join us, simply visit our website at www.lymmanglersclub.com

Had a catch worthy of entering our Catch of the Month competition? Simply send us the details by submitting a catch report form you can also enter by emailing us at pr@lymmanglersclub.com or simply adding the details to the COTM thread on the club forum.

Early season river success for Ian Futcher.

Lymm AC member, Ian Futcher has recently enjoyed some hectic sport on Lymm AC’s stretch of the River Severn at Atcham, read his account below…..

After the long wait for the close season to end, the rivers are once again open and it was to the club’s stretch at Atcham I went last week. With the river running low and clear, the barbel are proving difficult to catch in the day but they must feed at some point I thought. So, fishing over two days and nights, I decided upon a heavy baiting strategy fishing two spots, one a quarter of the way out and the other about half way, so that any groups of barbel roaming the river would (hopefully) be likely to discover my bait.



The first night was slow with two chub to 3lb 12oz, a bream and a solitary barbel to show for my efforts, but throughout the next day I kept topping up the swim with hemp, pellet, maggots and what proved to be the secret ingredient, tigernut boilies from Viking Baits. As darkness fell on the second night the rods began showing signs of life and first to take the bait was a 5lb bream. A couple of barbel around the 6lb mark followed before the action slowed, which was when I switched over to the boilies, using two on the hair and a pva bag of chopped boilies. This brought a wave of bites that saw me end the session with 11 barbel on the bank.



Fast forward to this week and I was set up in the same swim, using the same methods only this time I started with the boilies as the hook bait, but again, the first night was slow with only a bream and a couple of barbel. I kept the bait going in however, hoping that by the second night the barbel would have found my baited spots. Thankfully, this is exactly what happened. From the moment it went dark until first light, it was non stop action! By the time it came to pack up a total of 13 barbel and 1 bream had taken a liking to the boilie, making it a total of 24 barbel in two sessions, with numerous seven pounders, topped of with a stunning 9lb 2oz specimen.”

Ian's biggest barbel of the sessions, 9lb 2oz!

Ian’s biggest barbel of the sessions, 9lb 2oz!

Top angling again, Ian! If you fancy quality fishing as described by Ian, see our website at www.lymmanglersclub.com where you will find details of all our waters and, of course, details of how to join!