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Catch of the Month March 2015

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Welcome to Lymm Angling Clubs Catch of the Month Competition for March 2015

The March 2015 Catch of the Month competition, with alternate monthly prizes provided by club sponsors, Viking Baits and Redeye Baits, saw a slow increase of reports submitted as the colder weather started to abate and more anglers got out on the banks. One such angler was Lymm member, Elliot Knox who paid a visit to Lymmvale hoping to bank one of its carp, he did, and in style! Elliot is our March COTM winner for his magnificent Koi carp capture, read his story below….

“When I arrived at the ‘Vale, I spotted a few fish in the upper layers and breaking the surface, this filled me full of hope. It was quite a pleasant, warm day and the water where the fish were showing was around 11’ deep. I decided on fishing zig-rigs and given the depth of water, it made sense to opt for an adjustable zig.

The first cast went bang-on the spot. While I was then setting up my second rod, the first one let out a single bleep of the alarm. I’d arrived here having been made aware by people that the carp could be tricky at times, so I looked down in disbelief as the rod hooped over and the clutch started ticking!

A very spirited scrap ensued, but eventually I drew the fish into my waiting net and couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the very distinctive colours of a fine looking koi that tipped the scales at 22lb 2oz. The fish put up a hell of a scrap, sadly that was my only action of the day, but I’ll gladly settle for that every time. Now, I can’t wait to get back down to the ‘Vale!”

March COTM winner, Elliot Knox, proudly showing off his 22lb 2oz koi carp.

March COTM winner, Elliot Knox, proudly showing off his 22lb 2oz koi carp.

Well done, Elliot on a superb capture. Should anyone wish to have a go for fish such as Elliots’, then take a look at our website, www.lymmanglersclub.com where you will find details of all our waters and, of course, joining information. We look forward to hearing from you!

Elliot lands a cracker – in black & white!

Lymm member, Elliot Knox recently paid a visit to Lymmvale with a view to banking one or two of it’s carp and as you will see below, things went well!

“When I arrived at the ‘Vale, I spotted a few fish in the upper layers and breaking the surface, this filled me full of hope. It was quite a pleasant, warm day and the water where the fish were showing was around 11’ deep. I decided on fishing zig-rigs and given the depth of water, it made sense to opt for an adjustable zig.

The first cast went bang-on the spot. While I was then setting up my second rod, the first one let out a single bleep of the alarm. I’d arrived here having been made aware by people that the carp could be tricky at times, so I looked down in disbelief as the rod hooped over and the clutch started ticking!

A very spirited scrap ensued, but eventually I drew the fish into my waiting net and couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the very distinctive colours of a fine looking koi that tipped the scales at 22lb 2oz. The fish put up a hell of a scrap, sadly that was my only action of the day, but I’ll gladly settle for that every time. Now, I can’t wait to get back down to the ‘Vale!”

Elliot proudly showing off his 22lb 2oz koi carp.

Elliot proudly showing off his 22lb 2oz koi carp.

Well done, Elliot on a belting fish and lovely little write up! Should you wish to have a go for fish such as Elliots’, then take a look at our website, www.lymmanglersclub.com where you will find details of all our waters and, of course, joining information. We look forward to hearing from you!

First ‘double’ for Ben!

Lymm AC member, Ben Brady ranks the Daisybank stretch of the River Dane as one of his favourite venues. With just a week of the river season to go, Ben visited this popular stretch still seeking his first double figure barbel. Read his story below………

” I have fished various stretches of the River Dane all my life and I joined Lymm Anglers three seasons ago in a bid to catch my first ever double figure barbel. Since joining Lymm AC, I have fished the Daisybank stretch of the Dane regularly during the winter months, landing many good chub up to 4lb and barbel up to 8lb, but the  magical ‘double’ has always eluded me. Today (8th March) I decided to head down to the river for a couple of hours fishing before dusk. I often find that short dawn and dusk sessions work best on this stretch, particularly when the river is running low and clear. I made the trek down to the river and settled into my chosen swim.

Fishing a simple swan shot leger rig to 10lb line, I trundled a lump of luncheon meat under the far bank tree and waited for it to settle. I had literally been fishing for five minutes when the tip flew round. Fishing with 10lb line to a size 8 hook, I was able to apply enough pressure to turn this fish away from the snags. After several heart stopping minutes the fish rolled on the surface and at that point I knew it was big! The fish then plodded in the margins for another couple of minutes before I was able to draw it over the net. On the scales it went 10lb 5oz, my first ever double figure barbel and from my beloved Dane! To say I was happy with the result would be a real understatement! Fellow angler Mick Woodward witnessed the weigh-in and kindly photographed the fish for me. An incredible moment and an experience that will live with me forever!”

Ben's 10lb 5oz barbel.

Ben’s 10lb 5oz barbel.

Well done, Ben, a cracking fish and well deserved. If you fancy having a go at the sort of fishing Ben has experienced, then simply take a look at our website www.lymmanglersclub.com where you will find details of all our waters and details of our various types of memberships, including the great value ‘all rivers’ card. We look forward to hearing from you!

Lymm AC waters portfolio extended with 3 new venues for 2015!

As a club committed to constantly being on the lookout for new waters for it’s members, Lymm AC are pleased to announce the acquisition of three new venues for 2015! All three of the new venues have already been included on the Lymm website and you can find direction details for them in the online version of the mapbook.

The first water is ‘Kitas Pool’ at Tarvin Sands Fishery near Chester.

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Kitas Pool is a shallow, one acre pool set in a reindeer centre and a five pool fishery. Members have exclusive use of ‘Kitas Pool’ which is fenced off and has a gated entrance secured with a club padlock, the catch returns and box is located inside the pool entrance. The pool contains carp, bream, roach, perch, gudgeon and tench and as its new to the club for 2015, probably a few surprises too! In addition to club rules, the water specific rules are barbless hooks only and no groundbait. Facilities include a tackle shop, toilets and a cafe serving hot and cold food.

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Directions

Heading east out of Chester along the A54 Tarvin Road, pass through Tarvin Sands and after a mile turn left off Kelsall Road (A54) into Tarvin Sands Fishery, the car park is located to the right of the entrance.

OS Ref: SJ 500 680 Sat Nav: 53.206875, -2.750021 Postcode: CH3 8NR Key Required: Yes



Next up, is an addition to the already impressive stretch of the River Severn at Llandrinio.

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New for 2015, over a mile of this superb river, upstream of the bridge has been added to our already extended stretch downstream of the road bridge, with both stretches being easily accessible. This length of the River Severn provides good fishing as soon as you reach the river. Chub, large barbel, roach, perch and dace are the main species for the coarse angler, with grayling and trout providing sport for the game angler. salmon are not uncommon along this stretch of the Severn.

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Directions: Driving south along the A489/A5 at Oswestry, head for Welshpool. Continue past Llanymynech to Four Crosses then turn left onto the B4393 and drive through Llandrinio. Continue past the Punch Bowl public house and for the downstream stretch turn left just before the road bridge over the river. Follow this road for 100m and turn right at the signpost for Haimwood. After the first farm park either tight against the fence on the short track on the right leading up to the field at the mid way point or continue for another 150m around the right hand bend and park on the right against the field wall just beyond the second farm. Access to the river is via a gate at the mid way point or a stile on the opposite side of the road to the farm. For the upstream stretch above the road bridge limited parking is available in the lay-by on the left just before the bridge (postcode SY22 6SG) then on foot head to the right following the Shropshire Way public footpath to access the river.

OS Ref: SJ 30855 17195 Sat Nav: 52.747931, -3.0257893 Postcode: SY22 6SQ Key Required: No


 


Lastly, we are please to announce the acquisition of a new stretch of the River Vyrnwy at Melynoig Fawr.

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A new stretch of the Vyrnwy for 2015 containing barbel, chub and trout. The overhanging trees on the far bank will provide plenty of cover for chub in the summer months and there are fast flowing sections, as well as deeper pools to be found on this superb stretch of river. The lower half is good for trotting in many places, whilst the many Alder and Willow lined pegs provide good stalking locations, pike anglers will also find some decent specimens. In addition, salmon are reported to have frequented this ¾ mile long stretch.

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Directions    

Driving south towards Oswestry, follow the signs for Welshpool. Continue past Llanymynech to Four Crosses then turn right onto the B4393 and drive approximately 3 miles to Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain. You will cross a bridge over the Vyrnwy and turn right onto the A495 and drive approximately 1 mile  until the road bends right with some stone buildings on your left, turn left just after the buildings onto Lletty Lane, follow this track for 400m and take the next right, entrance to the farm is on the right 20m down the track, proceed through the entrance gate and park in the farm yard ensuring you do not block access to the out buildings and you have closed the main gate. Proceed on foot through the small gate on the right of the farm yard and then through the larger gate on your left and straight ahead until you reach the river. Warning!! The hill is very steep by the gate so take care particularly when it’s wet.

OS Ref: SJ 2190 1940 Sat Nav: 52.768592, -3.157490 Postcode: SY22 6XR Key Required: No


 


Lymm AC will continue to seek out new venues for it’s members and we hope the latest additions to our portfolio of waters will bring the angling pleasure that they undoubtedly promise!

If you are interested in joining Lymm AC, then all you need to do is simply visit our website at www.lymmanglersclub.com where you will find plenty of information, including a list of all our waters and, of course, details of how to join. We look forward to hearing from you!

Catch Of The Month November 2014

 

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

The November 2014 Catch of the Month competition, with alternate monthly prizes provided by club sponsors, Viking Baits and Redeye Baits, saw a ‘slowing down’ of reports submitted, not unusual for the time of year, but encouragingly, people are still out there looking for a bend in the rod!

Graham Higham visited Micklewrights Flash for a piking session and it is his new personal best pike of 13lb 9oz, taken on a deadbait, that scoops Novembers prize – well done, Graham!

Graham with his new pb pike!

Graham with his new pb pike!

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.

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

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 www.lymmanglersclub.com We look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

Catch Of The Month August 2014

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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 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.

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!

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.

A fine brace for Darren!

Lymm AC member, Darren Loseby recently visited Spring Pool in a bid to beat his previous personal best catfish of 16lb, caught from another water on the Lymm AC card, Founders Pool.

Darren arrived at the water on the Friday for his first session there since joining the club, although he did used to fish there when it was formerly a day ticket water and knew it could a be a tricky venue sometimes.

After a fishless night on the Friday, one of Darrens rods ‘tore off’ and he struck into what was obviously a good fish. It was only after the battle and drawing the fish over the net did Darren realise that he had clearly beaten his previous PB cat, and by some distance as the scales revealed a weight of 39lb!

The smaller of Darren's brace at 33lb

The smaller of Darren’s brace at 33lb

Staying on for the night again, Darren had a quiet day, but in the early hours of Sunday morning, he was in again! This run resulted in a slightly smaller, but no less impressive, catfish of 33lb! A tremendous brace of cats in less than 24 hours with both fish falling to a half tin of luncheon meat topped off with CBS krill & liver boilies.

The business end of a big cat!

The business end of a big cat!

Darren's 39lb wels!

Darren’s 39lb wels!

Good skills, Darren, a fine pair of fish indeed! If you are interested in trying to catch fish as impressive as Darren’s latest haul, then simply log on to our website at www.lymmanglersclub.com where you will find details of all our waters and of course, details of how to join. We look forward to hearing from you!