Club Policy on Wading

**CLUB STATEMENT**

Lymm Angling Club has reviewed the wading issue and from that review are instructing you the membership with the following.

1. We advise that all members wading to carry out a dynamic risk assessment prior to entering the water, to be aware of your surroundings and take responsible steps for your own safety.

**DYNAMIC RISK ASSESSMENT EXPLANATION**

Dynamic risk assessment is the practice of mentally observing, assessing and analysing an environment while we are fishing, to identify and remove risk. The process allows individuals to identify a hazard on the spot and make quick decisions in regards to their own safety.

2. You are advised to wear a wading belt, flotation life vest and have a wading crook/staff.

3. Read specific water rules, as wading is prohibited on certain waters under the lease agreement.

4. All members are advised not to wade on their own where possible.

Lymm Angling Club excludes all liability relating to wading on Club waters to the extent permitted by law. This does not exclude the Club’s liability for death or personal injury due to the Club’s negligence.

Regards

Lymm Angling Club

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2017/2018 Fishery Report

As we think once again about hanging the nets up for another year I though as is the norm to give a resume of what has been done. The clubs activities are only a fraction of times past as it relies heavily on people to assist and too often the tasks are being done by people who double up on top of other duties. There is no fun in being in six foot of cold water in the depths of winter but in a perverse sort of way no greater reward when you pull a good netting off. I have to say with the team with have they have been there and done it many times and a poor day is a rarity . It is with this background that on top of looking after club waters we do get many outside requests for help.

Back in early spring last year we got such a request from Persimmon Homes to oversee the drain down of a pool in Ellesmere Port and recover the fish. Beset with many obstacles including a caravan the team none the less were able to recovered many fish all of which have been used in  club waters or currently held in stock ponds. Fish recovered included Carp, Tench, Crucians and hundreds of silvers. Moving further into the normal netting year we had requests from a Carp Syndicate in Lancashire to net and remove silvers and Pike as well as helping them to move their Carp between the two waters.  From this we have been able to top up club waters with many hundreds of pounds of quality bream , silvers and large Pike. Club waters that have benefitted from these fish include Nunsmere, Whitley Nature Reserve, our own Whitley to the tune of 75lb of mixed silvers, nearly 500lb in Grimsditch and 150lb of silvers into Lake Lane.

Internally we have been able to top up protected holding waters from predation and have now been able to drip feed them into the pools. Spring and New have both had quality Bream, Barbel and silvers. From our holding I have also taken the chance to put silvers back into Whitley after years of absence and so far they seem to be thriving.  Pike have gone into Nunsmere and Whitley the biggest just shy of 20lbs. Additionally we bought in some VS Carp for Nunsmere about 42 in total about 7/9lbs click here more info. These should do well and kick on quite quickly.  About 15 Carp have also gone into Whitley Nature Reserve (Whitley 2) and both these pools are the start of work in progress.  Grimsditch is another water despite all the cormorant activity that I expect to start showing some promise.

In amongst the plusses I suppose a big disappointment was having tried to engage regulars in the removal of some Carp from Wrinehill that help was not forthcoming and so we now have to embark on how we are going to remove about 35 fish. It would have been so much easier to have had bankside help who could have been part of the decision making. In due course we will be making an announcement but in the meantime we will consider the best way forward.

Belmont so far seems to be recovering well from its past two winter/spring set backs. The pools between them have more than enough Carp to stock the waters twice over. What occurred was natures way of reminding all of us that there are only so many fish a water can sustain.

I have recently made an application for some Tench to be stocked into Tabley Mere it is of course a SSSI and this is by no means certain to be granted.

There are many other fish been acquired from a commercial fishery which are held in reserves should  they ever be needed. These consist of Roach, Rudd Bream and Perch. With so many waters there is always a need for help and assistance . If you feel inclined that in future nettings you can help in some small way and it only remains for me to thanks those members who have given their time and effort. 

May I wish you all a good season and Tight Lines!

Oasis & Poplars Pools Match Result 25/03/2018

Round 6 and the final match of the winter series was held on Oasis and Poplars Pools at Hampton Springs Fishery today.  Overnight the temperature had fallen to below zero resulting with a frost and although we had clear blue skies and bright sunshine with the breeze it remained cold.  Eleven anglers turned up today including John Davies (Fred) fishing his first match.

Going into the match it was close for the top three places especially with £50.00 going to the winner £40.00 to second  and £30.00 to third place. Peter Howard and Geoff Burgess were battling it out for third place whilst John Osborne and Mark Davies were tied on 7 points for 1st and 2nd place.  The match was split with six on Poplars and five on Oasis paying the top two on each pool. The points would be split as a separate match on each pool, as it happened Peter and Geoff were drawn on Oasis whilst John and Mark were on Poplars.

The match on Oasis was won by Geoff Burgess who got off to a flying start and never looked back dobbing bread across to the island from peg 5 catching quality carp and F1s, thus ensuring third place in the series.  Jimmy Byrne finished in second place on the pool with a mixed bag of fish from peg 11 including crucians, tench, roach, skimmers and F1s.

The match on Poplars got off to a eventful start with Fred hooking a descent carp which snapped the top kit of his pole however, Fred still managed to land the carp😳.  The battle for the series between John and Mark was all even after the first hour except for a couple of descent perch caught by Mark.Eventually Mark came out on top as he managed to catch carp and F1s from his margin on corn including a 13lb 3oz specimen to win the series with a perfect 4 point score.

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ohnson ended the series on a high with a catch of carp caught down the edge and across to the island on the Pole to take second place on the pool.<

Oasis Pool

1st G.Burgess 35.13

2nd J.Byrne 13.01

3rd P.Howard 11.00

Poplars Pool

1st M.Davies 63.00

2nd K.Johnson 39.03

3rd F.Davies 13.08

Winter Series

1st M.Davies 4 points

2nd J.Osborne 7

3rd G.Burgess 8

4th P. Howard 10

The match was also the last one run by  me and John as it’s time for us to move on to pastures new!  However, we would like to thank the club for supporting the match section and to all the member who have fished the matches especially the diehards.< strong>We’ve enjoyed our time running the matches and have made some good friends, most of all though we have had some really good laughs with Geoff and Peter keeping us entertained!😃

 Regards Mark

River Severn Round Up – Winter 2017

By Chris Hart

There is no better place to start this regular feature in the newsletter of what’s happening on the Clubs extensive River Severn waters than a review of what we have.

The Club’s furthest upstream beat is Abermule, whilst considered to be a game water other species are present, particularly Grayling which may be caught on the fly or trotting maggots. This season has seen an increase in interest. Some interesting posts on the Forum.

We now enter an area where the Severn, Vyrnwy and the Welsh / English border all crisscross each other. At Llandrinio the Club has a couple of miles of river holding Barbel, Chub, Pike, Perch & Roach with a Stretch of the Vyrnwy close by, with a similar fish population. Not overfished, often a lone angler will have unlimited access to swims, ideal for a baiting up and roving approach. This is one of the lesser understood venues where time spent walking and observing will be well rewarded.

Moving downstream to just above Shrewsbury, this is where the real excitement begins for general course fishing and specimen hunters alike. Lymm has two venues in the vicinity the first Montford Bridge, acquired in mid-2016 is turning out to be a real gem, some experienced anglers are beginning to unlock its secrets having produced double figure Barbel together with specimen Chub. Secure parking and a short walk to the River, what more can one ask for.

Rossell is everyone’s favourite venue, beautiful surroundings, wildlife in abundance and so peaceful, that said, it won’t give up its secrets or fish easily, so time spent in quiet observation will be well rewarded, indeed the Clubs river records for Barbel and Chub fell to the clubs Bailiff Phil O’Callaghan, a Barbel of 12lb 5oz together with a Chub of 6lb 9oz tops the current record.

Below Shrewsbury we come to the jewel in Lymm’s River portfolio, which in effect is three adjacent but separate venues each with its own secure parking and covering about a mile and a half of continuous river bank.

The upstream venue is Atcham (Above the river Tern). Secure parking, easy level walking with banks that are not heavily wooded but can be overgrown, so a little pioneering may be required, it is not overfished, Phil O’Callaghan usually organises a work party just before the start of the season, an ideal way to explore this stretch and cut some pegs. Dai Gribble used this venue for an article for Angling Times also to film Korum products in use.

The Middle stretch in this trio is Atcham (Below the Tern). More bankside cover on this section, however, there are pegs cut including some doubles (rules apply) easy secure parking again with level grazed fields makes easy walking with a choice of two meadows. This is the venue for the Clubs annual Barbel day or “Fish In”, an introduction for newcomers or inexperienced anglers to Barbel fishing, under the guidance of experienced anglers with a taster for fishing after dark, or an ideal opportunity to meet likeminded anglers or catch up with old friends. In 2017 we had a guest speaker from the Barbel society, rounding the day off with an aptly named Fish & Chip Supper.

The final length is Atcham (Wroxeter) colloquially known as “Poachers”, I’m reliably informed prior to Lymm acquiring the Riparian rights some members allegedly made guest appearances! The bankside is the same as the adjacent fields, secure parking, one slight downside there is a steep hill to navigate to the riverside, however, it can be reached from the adjoining stretch.

Now to the important bit. This whole stretch is known for large shoals of specimen Barbel running to double figures, Chub abound with Pike, Roach and Perch together with Carp. A 10lb Barbel was caught here by one of the Junior anglers on the annual Barbel day in 2015.

Finally, with this amount of Riverbank we have strong Team of Bailiffs on hand to help and assist Club members in addition to preventing poachers and ensuring the club rules are adhered to. The team for the Severn & Vyrnwy catchment area are Phil O’Callaghan, Steve, Russ, John and Dale. Most live in or around the Shrewsbury area and having fished the area for many years have a wealth of experience with intimate knowledge of the club’s waters, they are approachable and always willing to help.

© Christie December 2017

 

Dave Steen with a 10lb 6oz Barbel from Atcham (below the Tern) Caught on a lump of Spam, soaked in Spicy Sizzling Sausage. Dave’s Favourite flavour. (I think the fish quite like it as too!)

 

NL1 002 Paul Edwards .

Paul Edwards is a great all-round angler who applied his extensive knowledge to unlocking the secrets of the Clubs recently acquired stretch of the Severn at Montford Bridge. Here is Paul with a fine Specimen Barbel from this venue weighing in at 7lb 10oz captured on a 15mm Source Boilie.

 

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Pauls Planning and diligence paid off with his first Double Barbel from this stretch. The fish is very distinctive because it is blind in one eye. It weighted 10Lb 12oz again caught on 15mm Source Boilie.

 

Steve is a well-known character and Bailiff with Club members; indeed, he was the first person I encountered whilst fishing a Lymm Water (Rossell) on my very first day as a member. Once the formalities were dealt with, Steve shared his extensive knowledge and experience of the water with me. Here he is with a 6lb 10oz early July evening Atcham Barbel, caught on a double Source Boilies, fished with a feeder loaded with Source Ground bait together with crushed Boilies.

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Young Alfie Booth with a Barbel caught at the annual 2014 Barbel day at Atcham. Alfie is able to fish accompanied by his Dad under club rule 17 without extra charge, designed by Lymm Angling Club to encourage youngsters into the sport.

Nunsmere Stocking

Following a successful trail of the club having fishing rights on the 60 acre lake behind Nunsmere Hotel in Northwich, Cheshire the club have signed a new long term lease.

The club have long term plans to develop the site into a long stay specimen water. We have stocked 42 carp from VS Fisheries and plan to add stock from some of the club waters. In addition to the carp, we have stocked a number of Pike up to 19lb. We will also looking at long term plans for pegs and to improve accesss.

We have extended the max stay at this venue to 72hrs until further notice.


Lymm AC Chairman and Nunsmere Hotel GM Lisa Robinson

Wrinehill here to stay. 

Over the winter and in the new year Lymm Angling Club are looking to address stock in Wrinehill. Over the last 5 years the club have developed the venue to produce multiple 30lb fish and have numerious mid-20 fish that have the potential to grow on. Due to the nature of the lake, a former rail slag pit netting is impossible so we will hold some events in 2018 to take sub 15lb fish out. The club has a very pro-active netting team and adjusting the bio-mass is one of the key strengths of the netting team’s strategy. The club are mid-lease and have already looking to the future with Wrinehill firmly in the plans.

The Wrinehill 30 Club

Bridgewater Canal Friendly Lure event

Great day on the Bridgewater Canal on Saturday 4th November with 19 Lure anglers mainly from the Eatern European community coming together to experience a very dismal day in Runcorn. 

Saturdays weather offered anglers showers and 10oC and due to a week of showers meant that the canal was crystal clear, all in all not a great start. Saying that the Bridgewater Canal Motorboat Club provided Bacon butties at registration to mood. 

The event came about after a couple of interactions with poachers from the Eastern European community which resulted in an operation between the club and the EA resulting in prosecution of one person who was wanted on a warrant and deported. Eager to get the most use out of the Canal we engaging the Building Bridges team within Angling Trust to organise an event, working together with David Lees, Angling Trust regional officer for the North West we began organising. 

New to me, Lure matches are different affair than matches I am used to. Lure matches consist of pairs of anglers who are selected at random at the start of the event. Rather than the results being based on weight, Lure matches are based on cumulative length of fish with Pike, Perch and Chub counting and having minimum size limits. Anglers are trusted to record their catches between the pair of anglers along with photo including a tape measure. 


 Results; 1st place and biggest Pike Ciprian Dascalescu (right), 2nd place Krzysztof Pisiak (middle), 3rd place and biggest Perch Jakub Potrykus (left). Well done all in some very difficult conditions. .

Catch of the Month July/August

Well the votes are cast and results are in for Catch of the Month during July and August. As we have done for the last few months we have run the competition through the club’s Facebook page. 

This month’s winner is Luca Belmonte aged 7

Entering the photo his dad gave an account of the capture: 
“I took my son to atcham last week for his first proper taste of night time barble fishing.(24/08/17)

this is part of the evening…

His first brace of fish. As soon as his first one had hit the net the other rod hooped over resulting in 2 in the net at once. The first was 7.5lb and a new p.b. beaten seconds later by a 9.9lber, to say he was over the moon and itching to get back is an understatm

Many thanks

Piero (proud dad)”

Picking up his prize of baits from RG Baits

RG

Press & PR Team

Description Details
Job Title Press & PR Team
Job Role We are looking for people to join the Press & PR department within the club. We have a small team of people who write for the club’s blog and attend Promotion events like the Great Northern Show and our social media outlets. We are looking for multiple people to contribute content to promote the club further with regular newsletters, press releases and columns in local/angling press.
Expected Time 1 hr per Week
Location Home
Resources Mailchimp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Email.
On Committee No
Who to contact Chris Finneran