New water aquired for Lymm A.C members.

Its my pleasure to announce the acquisition of yet another new water on behalf of Lymm angling club. The following was published by the fisheries manager on the clubs website yesterday;

I am pleased to announce that the club have obtained exclusive fishing rights  To Oasis Pool situated on the very popular Hampton Springs Fishery. This arrangement will commence  on the 1st  March 2016  and will facilitate free fishing to the member ONLY. There may be an odd occasion where this pool has been pre-booked in which case if that occurs Lymm members will have free fishing on one of the complex other pools. Members must familiarise themselves with the on site fishery rules and bait restrictions and MUST at all times follow any directions given by the owner  or his staff. There are sign directions to the pool on site as well as the usual catch box. The fishery has a very good up to date web site for those of you who want  to see what it is all about. I have known the owners for many years and I hope that this may be the start of a long arrangement . Please do not let your club down and enjoy the privilege!


The following is removed from Hampton springs website



For a more secluded and quiet situation it is worth trying this 15 peg, half acre lake set behind Alice Springs. It has a separate car park with close proximity to pegs. This is a good pole lake as every peg has an island to fish to at 12-15m. Stocked with generally smaller fish than some of the other more mature match lakes, this water is probably ideally suited for the beginner or as a match venue for some of the smaller angling clubs.

There is a good head of silver fish in this lake with plenty of skimmers, rudd and roach. Chub have also been stocked in large numbers with some up to 1.5lbs in weight. Mirror and common carp can reach up to 8lbs with the average in the region of 2-3lbs. Barbel to 5lbs, crucians to 1lb, green tench and some very nice golden tench are also stocked. Best baits are pellets, sweetcorn, luncheon meat and because of the large numbers silver fish maggots, castors and worm.


The full address for the fishery is

Hampton Springs Fishery
Hampton Springs
Shay Lane
Hampton Malpas
SY14 8AD


This is a very good move for the club and credit needs to given to everyone involved in securing this water on behalf of the club. I trust the membership with appreciate the chance to fish such a well stocked rounded water.


PLEASE can all members be sure to familiarise their selves with the onsite rules as well as adhering to club rues when visiting this water.  Arrival slips and catch returns are also required.


Fishery Rules

It is the responsibility of all anglers to be aware of the fishery rules prior to fishing. Always check with the bailiff or member of staff if there are any doubts. These rules exist primarily to protect our fish stocks and to ensure the enjoyment of the fishery for all anglers.

  • Barbless hooks only, maximum hook size 10
  • No keep nets except during matches
  • No Groundbait
  • No Paste
  • No Surface baits
  • No Pet food
  • No Trout pellets
  • No Boilies, bloodworm, joker
  • No Peanuts and Tigernuts
  • Only coarse pellets purchased from Hampton Springs may be used
  • Chopped worm -one kilo limit
  • No braided line including hook link
  • Fishing only allowed off stands provided
  • Rods and equipment must not be left unattended
  • No radios to be played when fishing
  • No dogs allowed around the fishery at anytime
  • No children under 14 to be left unsupervised
  • All landing nets to be dipped in the disinfectant tanks prior to use (and keep nets if in fishing match)
  • No swimming
  • No stoves or cooking at fishery
  • Litter must be placed in the bins provided

The management will not be held responsible for the loss of tackle, personal injury or damage to cars and reserve the right to amend the rules at any given time.



So all that’s left to say is…. get out there and TIGHT LINES!  (from the 1st March)



January catch of the Month With Viking baits.


Well what can I say.  With January being what it is in fishing, the catch of the month entries reflect most of our own personal results. Entries were very thin on the ground with just two for the whole month.

First up is a catch from a familiar face, Ian F.  Fishing in testing conditions on the Bridgewater canal, Ian adapted his fishing to suit the situation. Taking advice on set up from an experienced angling companion, Ian managed to drift a bait right the way down an unfished arm of the canal. As a result he had a take at approximately 130 yards. This fish really didn’t want to play ball and tried its best to get free by running under a number of boats before finally succumbing to the stronger will of Ian.  A well deserved capture and a very worthy entry into COTM.

Ian’s 13lb pike.


Next up is a cracking winter entry by Big Dave with what proved to be the best barbel from a pair he landed back on the 5th January from the river Dane. Dave targeted the River brutes using garlic meat, a bait which has a history of producing the results and luring the bigger fish! As Dave was fishing alone a shot on the mat was the best he could manage but by ensuring we can scale the size of the fish with his net in the frame its clear to see the fish in every ounce the 9lb reported. This capture is indeed due its just rewards on what I expect was a very challenging river on the day.



The winning entry for January is Big Dave with his 9lb river Dane Barbel. Your prize is 2.5kg of top class bait from out sponsors at Viking baits. Congratulation mate and well done from everyone at Lymm Anglers.

I would like to thank Mike at Viking baits for his continued support with the catch of the month competition. Without such support this addition bonus for Lymm angling club members simply wouldn’t exist.

You can find more information on Viking baits by checking out the VIKING BAITS WEBSITE (click on the text) and the Facebook page…FACEBOOK PAGE (please click on the text for the link). I ask all members to have a look and like the page.