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

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

Junior Section Manager

Description Details
Job Title Junior Section Manager
Job Role We are looking for someone to run the club’s junior section. The possition is open to anyone to form 3-5 year plan to recruit new members to the club, new anglers and encourage existing juniors to participate in the sport more frequently. Need to be a Level 2 Angling Coach but help can be provided.
Expected Time <5-10 hrs per Week in the Spring-Autumn
Location Home
Resources Angling Trust, Enviorment Agency, Local Authorities, Mailchimp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Email.
On Committee Yes
Who to contact Chris Finneran 07525360804

NAS 15

Lymm AC are attending the Northern Angling Show at the beginning of April. So far we have been given stand 37 near the Preston Innovations stand.

These shows are great for the club to be represented and show off our club to prospective members.

We will be issuing memberships on the day for new members and renewal. We will offer a 10% discount from all membership classes.

We are looking for club members to volunteer to talk to prospective members and give other club members advice. In return this will count as an overstamp day and you will get access to the show for both days.

For any questions or you would like to volunteer drop Chris Finneran a note:

Wanted: Postman

Job Title Postman
Job Role We are looking for someone who on a weekly basis can collect the post from our PO Box and send the appropriate member of committee either in person or by post.
Expected Time <2hrs per week
Location Sale, Manchester
Resources Envelpopes and stamps provided by the club
On Committee No
Who to contact Chris Finneran

Wanted: Volunteer Co-Ordinator

We are looking one or two poeple to co-ordinate our volunteers. We have many events such as nettings, work parties, junior events, etc where volunteers are needed. This role would be to work with the event organiser to share the details with a select group or the whole club. Co-ordinate responses and share back with the organisers.

Expected Hours: <2hrs per week

Location: Home

Resources: Whatsapp, SMS, Social Media, Email (Mailchimp)

On Committe: Not required but can be

Interested?: Please contact any member of committee


New Catfish record at 70lb 2oz for Shaun Gough

The big Cats at Lymmvale are regular visitors to the bank in the warmer months and each year they seem to put on a few pounds. This season has been no exception and one lucky angler had a new club record and a 22lb and 50lb+ Catfish as backup in the same session, Shaun Gough takes up the story.Lymmvale 70lb 2oz Catfish #2

I arrived on vale Friday afternoon and settled in the Sleepers swim. After a lead around I put my right rod on a clear spot on the sand bar about 30 yards out and the left rod just off the tree to the left margin spodding pellet and boliie over both spots.

Around 7pm I had a take on the left rod. Feeling like a tench but surprised to see a common carp coming to my net of about a pound smallest I’ve seen in Lymmvale. Just before dark topped up spots with a few more spods of freebies.

About 2am Saturday morning the right rod was off. After a 10 min fight I had a 22lb Catfish in my net. Nothing else happened for the rest of the night and through Saturday. Kept on topping spots throughout the day then around 7pm I started getting liners on the right rod. Just before dark I decided to move the left rod out the margins and fish both on the sand bar. Topping up the swim with a the pellet and boilie I had left as I was planning to leave early morning. Then around midnight woke to 3 bleeps on the left rod. Climbing out my bag I watched the bobbin slowly settle back. Thinking another liner I was just about to climb back in the bag when it tore off a one toner bait runner screaming I lifting into it and flicked off the bait runner.

The clutch still screaming as it striped 30-40 yards then stopped. I knew I had a cat and I knew it could be a new PB as never felt power like that. After a half hour fight I slipped the net under it. Looking into net I though a new PB and got to be 30lb+.

Phoning my mate who was fishing near cabin. He came running around just as I was about to lift it out the water. I thought my net was stuck on bottom.  I tried to lift it, It’s heavy I said to Kieran as I carried to the mat it could go 40lb. Kieran lifted it as I looked at scales which settled on 50lb 11oz. Smashing my PB by 24lb 11oz.

Buzzing I couldn’t sleep after. I nodded off to sleep around 3:30am and was woke at around 4am to a screaming Delkim. Lifting into it I knew I was another cat, stripping line like nothing I’ve ever seen. It started kiting to left and was praying it would stop. There was an angler on the car park swim and was worried I was going to pick up his lines not fighting it I just kept a tight line and hoped it would go back into open water.

The fish was out at about 60 yards and my line was so close to the tree then it stopped kiting and headed back for open water. Once it was back into open water I started to gain line. Took about 20 mins to get my marker elastic on to reel knowing then it was at 30 yards. Then it was stale mate for about 10 mins just leaning back into it swapping arms as they felt like lead then it started moving again and I soon had it under my feet.

One last run saw it take out my left rod before I had its head in net. I was struggling to get it into my 42inch net but looking in I couldn’t believe my eyes!!

I phoned Kieran who came around to do the honours again. Lifting the scales to see error on reading 60lb the scales bottomed out fortunately Kieran brought his big scales and as we lifted it onto our shoulders I couldn’t believe my eyes 70lb 2oz what an unbelievable session I’d had.

The photos aren’t the best quality but as the BIG cat has just been banked again at the same weight so we know it was weighed correctly!!Lymmvale 70lb 2oz Catfish

If you’d like to fish for a Cheshire 70lb+ cat fish as well as many other fine specimens you can join Lymm AC online here.

Lymm AC announce access to three established pools at Manley Old Hall Fishery

The club are pleased to announce three new waters on the Manley Old Hall Fishery. We have shared access to the pools commencing 1st June, fishing from 7.00am till 9.00pm summer months then 7.00am till dusk winter. No night fishing allowed.

Although Manley Old Hall is run as a commercial fishery the waters have a more natural feel to them and are situated in picturesque Cheshire countryside, the only thing in common with your normal commercial set-up is the fish stocks. All three pools have mixed species with carp, tench, crucians, roach, rudd, bream, and perch in all three pools with the added bonus of chub in Cherry Pool. Each pool houses some surprises with the odd 20lb carp present.

There is good access to the waters with several areas were parking behind the pegs is allowed.

The top pool is called Black Poplars, this water is 200 years old and originally a house stood were the pool is now situated. This is the shallowest of the three pools with the average depth 4′ 6″ and has 26 pegs. There is a large head of tench and crucian carp plus plenty of silver fish and is also home to the fisheries biggest known carp.

Manley Old Hall Fishery Black Poplars 002

Manley Old Hall Fishery Black Poplars 001Cherry Pool is the middle water and also the largest and deepest with depths up to 8′. This pool again has 26 pegs and is heavily stocked with mixed species and also holds the largest head of carp. This is a ideal match water and the club is allowed to hold matches on all the waters with a additional £5.00 pegging fee.

Manley Old Hall Fishery Cherry 001 Manley Old Hall Fishery Cherry 002

The bottom pool Silver Birch is a long canal shape water which is something of a unknown quantity as this water has rarely been fished and is rumoured to hold some big carp. At present there are no man made pegs and fishing is on the bank along the track. This water again has descent depths with 6′ – 7′ in places, with 12m across to the far bank.

Manley Old Hall Fishery Silver Birch 001

The fishery rules are situated on the notice board, it is the responsibility of all members to familiarise themselves with the rules below which will be added to the water specific rules in the clubs map book shortly.

Manley Old Hall Fishery Rules

  • No spectators
  • No children under the age of 14 years to be left unsupervised at any time
  • Barbless hooks only
  • Landing nets must be used on all fish
  • Minimum ground bait
  • No bloodworm or joker
  • No nuts or dairy products
  • No keepnets to be used (except during matches)
  • No floating baits
  • Bivvies to the right hand side only
  • Litter to be placed in the bins provided or taken home with you
  • Under no circumstances should any fish be harmed or taken from the fishery anyone seen doing this will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law
  • We reserve the right to eject any person not abiding by these rules

Fishery address and directions

Manley Old Hall Fishery
Sugar Lane
Billy Bristow 07986339955

Directions: M56 junction 14, take A5117 signposted Helsby.
Through traffic lights then first right Primrose Lane.
Up hill to T junction turn right Helsby Road.
To next T junction turn right Manley Road.
1.5 miles right turn at Manley village school (School Lane).
300 yards right Sugar lane.
200 yards fishery on right.

Map of Manley Old Hall

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 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!