A fifty-five year wait, ended!

Lymm AC member Billy Siviter (billysiv on the forum) recently visited Wrinehill Pool in pursuit of large carp and managed to remove a very large monkey from his back! Read his account below…….

“The BBC weather forecast said the heavy, overnight rain would pass through by 3a.m., however, as my friend and I arrived at the pool at 5a.m., it was still raining, albeit easing off. What was more noticeable was that the wind that had been pushing down the pool away from the car park all week, had now swung in the opposite direction.

I’ve spent quite a few sessions on the pool this summer for no reward, trying all sorts of different tactics, rigs and baits etc. By 6a.m., I was set up and fishing one rod down the right hand margin with a white ‘tutti-frutti’ pop-up and one rod just slightly out to the left. It was a quiet first hour and having spoke to another angler who suggested a switch to fishmeal boilies. So, with nothing to lose, both rods were changed to fishmeals that had been soaked in a concoction of evil smelling liquids, they really did stink to high heaven (and so do your fingers for a day or two after handling them!)

The rods were recast with six-bait stringers and I settled down and dozed off in the chair. At around 10a.m., the peace was shattered by the sound of my left hand alarm shrieking out its warning! I was in! The fish bored out and down into deeper water and then started to kite left. As it came closer to the bank, it almost kited into the reeds, but fortunately it went into open water again. The rest went smoothly with my friend assisting in the netting at which point the barbless hook dropped out in the net!

Once up on the scales, we recorded a weight of 22lb 7oz, a new PB and my first ‘twenty’ in 55 years of angling! I’d like to thank that angler for his advice regarding the change of bait, I’m afraid I didn’t get his name”.

Billy with his long awaited 'twenty'!

Billy with his long awaited ‘twenty’!

Congratulations, Billy! Here’s hoping you have many more now that you’ve broke through the ‘twenty’ barrier. If you would like the chance to catch fish like this, then simply visit our website at www.lymmanglersclub.com where you will find information about all of our waters and, of course, details of how to join. We look forward to hearing from you!

Juniors Report: Start of Autumn Series

Sorry for the late report. On Sunday 17th of August we began the Autumn Series at Spring Pool Fishery, Whitley. The day itself breaks down as normal, beginning with the match draw for our beginners to advanced anglers, we have anglers from aged 7 taking part in this match. The draw is where each anglers picks a number at random which is where they will fish for the day. The favoured pegs are peg 1, 4, 6, & 10.

Following the match we have two sessions of our Academy, this is our beginners sessions. We provide all the equipment, bait and coaches to ensure that the sessions are busy, enjoyable and informative. We catch a range of fish mainly small roach and rudd however, we also get carp and bream show up.

The match begins at 11am when the ‘All in’ is called and the anglers are permitted to feed their swims and begin fishing. Many feed a maggot line at 4m to temp the small roach who are mainly up in the water and plentiful. Some anglers have a margin swim or island to fish to which is where the bigger fish reside. After speaking with Chris Liam Robinson who was fishing his first match on peg 14 decided to fish in two places. He fished straight out in front of him for roach and then another space (swim) out to his right where there was island. He managed to temp a small carp around 2lb later in the match while catching small fish throughout the day.

Yestyn Sephton was fishing on peg 8, normally an unfancied peg at the bottom of the lake however, with the wind in his face his worm and dead maggot approach was resulting in regular bites from bigger fish such as skimmers and tench giving him a 10lb 07oz weight enough for the win.

Yestyn Sephton with his catch of 10lb 7oz of skimmers and a tench good enough for the win

Yestyn Sephton with his catch of 10lb 7oz of skimmers and a tench good enough for the win

Ben Fowler drew peg 1, a noted small fish peg however, having a large tree removed earlier in the year meant that it regularly holds carp which can be caught down the edge in later part of the match. As normal Ben caught well on maggot a 5m and toward the island but it wasn’t until he came down the edge that carp took his bait and he netted two 3lbers. His total weight was 8lb 7oz and good enough for second.

Ben Fowler with a nice net of margin carp and silvers for 8lb 7oz for second

Ben Fowler with a nice net of margin carp and silvers for 8lb 7oz for second

Spring Series winner Sarah Taylor was placed on the fancied peg 6 or “Sarah’s peg” after she caught 17lb of skimmers back on 2013, she fished the same approach of pellets at 11m where the lake is at its deepest. She was getting lots of bites however, they were difficult to turn into fish in the net. Her 7lb 06oz of skimmers and one carp was enough for third.

Sarah Taylor with a mixed net catch including a carp worth 7lb 6oz which resulted in third place.

Sarah Taylor with a mixed net catch including a carp worth 7lb 6oz which resulted in third place.

Connor Higham had a great day catching small roach and then caught this nice carp. He finished with 5lb 11oz for 4th

Connor Higham had a great day catching small roach and then caught this nice carp. He finished with 5lb 11oz for 4th

Jack Stansfield with a net of 3lb 15oz of skimmers and a small carp

Jack Stansfield with a net of 3lb 15oz of skimmers and a small carp

James Dineley fished a caster approach for 2lb 14oz of roach giving him a 7th place finish.

James Dineley fished a caster approach for 2lb 14oz of roach giving him a 7th place finish.

Kyle Hickman with his catch of 2lb 1oz for 8th place. — at Lymm AC Juniors.

Kyle Hickman with his catch of 2lb 1oz for 8th place. — at Lymm AC Juniors.

Liam Scott on his first match fished a whip to catch a net of small roach and this nice carp giving him 4lb 7oz resulting in 5th.

Liam Scott on his first match fished a whip to catch a net of small roach and this nice carp giving him 4lb 7oz resulting in 5th.

Scott Robinson in his first match. A very respectable catch of 1lb 5oz

Scott Robinson in his first match. A very respectable catch of 1lb 5oz

The next match and Academy sessions will take place back at Spring Pool Fishery on Sunday 31st of August at 10am. Places are available so please contact Chris Finneran on 07525360804 should you want to give it a go!

Make A Difference Day

On Wednesday 20th of August Lymm Angling Club (Lymm AC) hosted fishing sessions for Warrington Disability Partnership (WDP) and the Warrington Wolves Foundation at Spring Pool Fishery, Lake Lane, Whitley near Warrington.

The day was made possible through the Make A Difference scheme where Carlson Wagonlit Travel make time available for their employees to complete volunteer work.

Chris Finneran, who runs the Junior Section at Lymm AC, was able to use the scheme to host the day. Volunteers within the fishing club also helped – meaning that we had five coaches available to assist youngsters of varying levels of disability.

The sessions were based on two two-hour lessons open to anyone aged 11-25 years with little or no experience of fishing before. Lymm AC supplied all the equipment and bait for those who attended. Throughout the day we had six children who got their first taste of fishing and a great day was had by all.

Chris Finneran said: “It was a great day for those who attended. We caught fish and learned loads about fish and wildlife. The young people were made up catching fish and so keen to catch their next fish.”

Matthew Price, aged 15, was one of the young people who attended. This is what he had to say about the experience: “It was a really fun experience and I would definitely want to do it again!”

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Matthew Price with his first catch, a small roach.

Laura Dunn, Sports Delivery Worker for Warrington Disability Partnership, was on-hand to offer support. She said: “When I arrived at Spring Pool Fishery I was welcomed by Chris and we discussed what we would be doing during the day.  The young people then arrived and were provided with all the equipment they would need for the session – including a box of maggots! – and all were then given the opportunity to try fishing.

Chris – along with the other guys from Lymm Angling Club – made the sessions fun and interesting and ensured everyone was involved and included. Advice and support was provided – when needed – within a safe and fun learning environment. By the end of the session everyone had been successful in catching at least one fish and it was surprising just how quickly the time passed! It was a thoroughly enjoyable few hours and all the young people commented on how much fun they had had and, more importantly, asked about when we would be doing it again!”

Young People (l to r) Taylor Hughes, William Price, Matt Price, Kenny Edwards & Megan Daniels  Adults (l to r) Josh Lyon, Laura Dunn, Chris Finneran, Craig Thomason & Jim Smith

Young People (l to r) Taylor Hughes, William Price, Matt Price, Kenny Edwards & Megan Daniels
Adults (l to r) Josh Lyon, Laura Dunn, Chris Finneran, Craig Thomason & Jim Smith

Lymm AC run regular junior sessions for anyone under 18 to come and try fishing. We have equipment and facilities to use. The next session is Sunday 31st of August from 10am till 3pm. For more information visit www.lymmanglersclub.com or call Chris on 07525360804.

Taylor Hughes with his best fish

Taylor Hughes with his best fish

Matthew Price (sat far left) with Jim Smith and William Price (sat nearest) with Connor Higham

Matthew Price (sat far left) with Jim Smith and William Price (sat nearest) with Connor Higham

Catch Of The Month July 2014

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

The July 2014 Catch of the Month competition, with alternate monthly prizes provided by club sponsors, Viking Baits and Redeye Baits, saw a month of catch reports dominated by accounts of big catfish captures. It is one such report that bags this months prize. Whilst there were reports of bigger fish, it’s the circumstances of this particular catch and the quality pictures that got the winning votes. The winner for July 2014 is Darren ‘Daz’ Loseby for his brace of big Wels from Spring Pool on his first ever visit to the water for a session that was designed to up his PB – mission accomplished!

The smaller of Darren's brace at 33lb

The smaller of Darren’s brace at 33lb

Darren's 39lb wels!

Darren’s 39lb wels!

Well done, Darren, an fantastic brace of cats with good quality photographs recording the moment! 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.