Lymm Angling Club 2014 AGM

Our 2014 Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday 20th October at 8pm at Rudheath Sports & Social Club. 235 Middlewich Road. Rudheath. Northwich. Cheshire. CW9 7DN

Doors will close at 8pm so please arrive around 7.45. Memberships will be required and checked upon arrival. No admittance will be given to members without their card.

Nominations for committee, rule changes or any other matter should be address to Lymm AC Secretary, PO BOX 499, Sale, M33 0DZ

Members must advise the Secretary in writing of any motions to be proposed at the AGM no less than fourteen days prior to the meeting and such motions must be signed by two adult members of at least two years standing in the Club.

The business of the Annual General Meeting will include, but not limited to;

  • Confirm the minutes of the previous AGM and any EGMs held since the last AGM.
  • Receive the accounts for the year from the Treasurer.
  • Receive the annual report of the Committee.
  • Elect accountants to preside over the club accounts for the forthcoming year and to present a report of the Club’s financial health to the AGM.
  • Elect the Executives of the Club and any members of the Committee, where applicable.
  • Review the Club’s membership fees and agree them for the forthcoming year.
  • Conduct other business received in writing by the Secretary from members at least fourteen days prior to the meeting and included on the agenda.


Juniors: Autumn Series round 2

On Sunday 31st of August the second round of the 2014 Autumn Series took place on New Pool. With overcast skies and the strong likihood of a downpoor or two the match looked destined for an interesting affair.

The first hour was very easily forgotten as not a lot of fish were moving and overnight heavy rain it seemed had switched off the fish. On peg 14 Ben Fowler had managed to look a small carp shortly after the hour mark so everyone hoped it was a sign of things to come. Fishing opposite was last weeks winner Yestyn Sephton fishing a long pole, around 14.5m toward the island was fishing chopped worm and catching 8-12oz skimmer pretty steadily. Fishing light elastic he had the other anglers worried and yards of elastic would stream out. Fishing light elastic is very popular now with the introduction of pulla-kits. This offers soft elastic on the strike and while bringing the fish in but when you are ready to net the fish you can tighten the elastic by pulling on the butt end and land the fish successfully. There is a chain of thought that the least resistence given to the fish will mean the less the fish fights and ultimately more fish landed.

One of our youngest anglers James Dineley was fishing next to Yestyn and being only 7 years old he is hardly able to hold a pole at half the distance of Yestyn, that didn’t stop him putting together an impressive net of fish including some larger of the skimmers resident in New Pool. James began fishing the series late in the Spring Series and has come on leaps and bounds, you can see the excitement of catching fish of any size is still written all over his face.

On the other end of the pool Darius Burton was fishing his first match for a while after breaking his arm earlier in the year. His reward was drawing Peg 6 “Sarah’s peg” which is normally the peg which everyone wants to draw. This peg is the deepest on the lake and usually the holding place for the resident skimmers. Darius fished around 8m out fishing expander pellet while feeding micros and groundbait, he managed to string together a number of the larger skimmers however, was struggling with smaller fish and false bites called line bites.

In the later stages of the match is usually where the larger fish are seen, one such angler hoping for this was Connor Higham on peg 1. A removed tree in the margin is usually the hiding place for resident carp, he fed a number of baits in this margin hoping for a larger fish late on. Unfortunately Connor did not get what he wanted however, he did hit a carp only to pull out as the fish raced back to its hiding place.

In the end Yestyn Sephton was outright winner with 9lb 9oz while our youngest member James Dineley managed his first top three finish in second with 6lb.

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Yestyn Sephton’s catch of 9lb 9oz

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Alex Warham with his skimmer for a catch of 1lb 5oz

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Ben Fowler’s catch of 6lb 1oz for 3rd

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Darius’s catch of 4lb 14oz good enough for 4th

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David Smith 3lb 7oz in 5th place.

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James Dineley’s catch of 6lb 14oz to take 2nd place

Successful Shakerley Session for Ian!

Lymm AC member, Ian Futcher has recently had a nice result on Shakerley Mere including two new PB’s. Read his account below………

“As information on Shakerley Mere is like ‘rocking horse droppings’ I thought that I would share the results of a recent session…

I arrived at Shakerley on  Monday afternoon and found a gentle breeze rippling towards the motorway bank, in the direction of a spot where I had fished a short evening session a few days previously. That session produced a new personal best bream of 7lb, so before leaving, I added a little more bait in anticipation of attracting and holding fish in the area for my next session.

After setting up, I swung my rigs out about 25 yards or so, both rigs fished snowman style with tigernut boilies that have been consistently producing results for me, together with a small pva mesh bag of crushed boilies and a light scattering of the bait over the top. The first fish in the net was another new PB bream of 7lb 7oz and whilst I was dealing with that one on the bank, the other rod was away, producing a slightly smaller specimen.

A couple of 'slabs' for Ian!

A couple of ‘slabs’ for Ian!

The rest of the night was uneventful, however, as morning broke a PB common of 21lb 12oz took a liking to the ‘tigers’.

Ian's new PB common of 21lb 12oz…..

Ian’s new PB common of 21lb 12oz…..

The rods stayed quiet until the following night when another bream of 7lb 6oz, took the bait. Then, the next morning, the last fish of the session was an old looking, battle-scarred mirror of 18lb. So, it just goes to show with a little bit of watercraft and a good quality bait, results can be had. I’m planning a few more sessions over the coming weeks so hopefully can find the really big fish that are rumoured to inhabit the mere.”

The 18lb mirror…..

The 18lb mirror…..

Well done, Ian, good angling and great read too!

If you would like more information about Shakerley Mere or any of our waters and, of course, details of how to join Lymm AC, then simply visit our website at We look forward to hearing from you!



Catch Of The Month August 2014


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

The August 2014 Catch of the Month competition, with alternate monthly prizes provided by club sponsors, Viking Baits and Redeye Baits, saw a month of limited catch reports submitted. However, despite the paucity of submissions, one catch report did stand out and that was ‘billysiv’s’ report of his 22lb 70z, fully scaled mirror carp from Wrinehill Pool. Billy has been angling for fifty-five years and this fish was his first ever ‘twenty’ and came on a session that ended a run of several ‘blanks’ at Wrinehill !

Therefore it gives us great pleasure to announce ‘billysiv’ as the August winner of Catch of the Month, congratulations, Billy on achieving a long sought target and one of those moments that stays in an anglers memory forever!

Billy with his long awaited 'twenty'!

Billy with his long awaited ‘twenty’!

If you would like details of our waters and how to join us, simply visit our website at

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 or simply adding the details to the COTM thread on the club forum.