Just a final update to thank all of you who supported the event at the weekend and our online auction ending tonight. It was without doubt the biggest and best event to date and has set a very high standard for the future.
As of Friday afternoon together we’ve raised over £3560 so with only a few hours left until the auction ends we’re not only going to hit our £4000 target we’ll smash it into next week!!
- £1714 Auction Bids So Far
- £1137 Just Giving Donations Includes £400 From Tench Fish-In Weekend
- £355 Members £1 Donations
- £355 Lymm AC’s Match for Above
The total funds raised will receive an additional £600 or more Gift Aid via the JustGiving page when all monies are collected and paid in which when all said and done is a superb effort from all concerned.
Please continue to use the links below to our JustGiving Page and auction to keep spreading the word amongst social media, family and friends, remember the auction ends at 8pm tonight!!. https://www.justgiving.com/LymmAnglingClub/ http://www.32auctions.com/CharityTenchFishIn Thank you again for your support of the event and donations for the auction. Next years event is yet to be finalised but all will be invited to return and do it all again!! On a personal note it’s been great to meet up and have a social with everyone and I’m looking forward to fishing some new rivers once the season gets underway. For next years event I’ll be taking a step back from the organising team and Bill has said he’ll be doing the same with regards to the catering and sourcing the auction lots as well as everything else as both jobs have proved challenging and exhausting to say the least however we’ll still participate and no doubt the event will be just as much fun to be part of and raise a few quid for next years charity which the membership will vote on and nominate at the AGM in October this year. In the meantime and on behalf of the organising team we wish you tight lines and bendy rods for the new season whatever you’re fishing for!! Best wishes, Grazy.
Below is some of the highlights of the weekend and if you’ve any other photo’s you’d like to share send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll include some of them in the promo materials over the next week or so.
If Carlsberg made cakes!! Big thank you to Bruces Mum for making this amazing creation, shame to cut into it really but it tasted just as good as it looked!!
Winner of Best Overall Weight Any Species Malcolm Hough and deservedly so, what a session with no less than 9 tench to 7lb 2oz and a stunning Lymmvale mirror carp of 29lb 14oz giving ‘Huffy’ a number of new PB’s – well done mate on a session of lifetime!!
Huffys 29lb 14oz mirror carp so good he landed it twice!!
One of Huffy’s nine tench lovely conditioned Lymmvale warrior (the tench that is not Huffy!!)
Aaron picks up the award for biggest male tench at a respectable 6lb 6oz the biggest of 4 he had during the weekend. He’s also been unofficially awarded the most hollow legs award by Mr Last for the amount of breakfast barms and burgers consumed in a 36 hour period!!
The biggest female tench went to Bruce at 6lb 8oz a great effort rewarded after a weekend of focussing on his marginal swims and fending off the local coots!!
Baz had a clonking session taking a respectable eight tench to 5lb 5oz and at one point getting his feet wet in the margins to rescue a tench that had tangled with the roots of a nearside bush.
Jerry Gleeson hadn’t fished a still water for nine years however his determination and happy go lucky attitude saw him land three tench to 6lb well done mate and not a bad début for an out and out barbel angler!! He was duly rewarded with a Lymm AC polo shirt collected on his behalf by Matt who said something about “He’ll be lucky to get this before Christmas” or words to that effect!!
Matt Marlow had fished Lymmvale many moons ago but chose a familiar swim to settle into a steady campaign and after some pearls of wisdom from Head Water Keeper John Stubbs targeted both carp and tench which paid off with this 23lb Cheshire beauty and a 4lb female tench. Well done and thank you for donating a £50 voucher for Heritage Custom Made Saddles and a membership for King Edward Angling Society which offer a private syndicate stretch on the river Goyt, it really is appreciated by us all.
Rob Hilton has become a seasoned campaigner on Lymmvale and chose the Sandbank peg along with his fishing partner Paul Fisk. They both got stuck into the fish and had a great weekend apart from some bloke in salopettes trying to get them to fish with cane rods and Mitchell 300 reels, he was escorted off their peg by security and didn’t bother them after that 🙂
What do points make? Prizes!! Many thanks to Paul Fisk for donating not one but two big bags of Fiskys Fantastic Feeders I’m sure Huffy will wrap them up for my Christmas present once he reads this!! Also thanks to Bill for the superb Tinca trophies and Phil for the Tench Fishers mugs.
The fifth Barbel Society guest Bobby Baker drove all the way from Scotland after a weeks Salmon fishing to his home near Welshpool then all the way up to Lymmvale arriving early on the Saturday morning. After choosing a swim on the west bank he float fished and ledgered in the margins taking 3 tench to 4lb 12oz.
The remaining anglers were all winners in my book and most had a tale or two to tell at brew breaks and the BBQ. Everyone managed to catch apart from me but in my defence your honour I wasn’t there to fish and apart from sticking a rod out for the big cat on Saturday night spent most of my time having a gab to the lads and helping out a brew time (that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!!)
I did, however, managed a couple of hours on the stock pond with my old mate Penno once all the proceedings were done and dusted and at least I managed a roach or two – “Grazy never known to blank!!”
The venue was stunning, the fishing was on form but I couldn’t end this write up without thanking my good friend Mr Bill Last for the superb food that just kept coming and coming until we waddled back to our swims for a quick lie down!! It’s without doubt the most successful fund raiser yet and that is due to Bill’s shear enthusiasm and determination to reach our target, floppy hats off to ya mate you’re a star.
That’s it from me apart from saying a BIG THANK YOU again for all your support and donnations, please have one last push this afternoon and tonight on sharing the links, the auction ends at 8pm Friday evening!!