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!



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