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

New stretches of canal acquired!

I am pleased to report that the club have entered into a new agreement with the canals and rivers trust for various canal lengths and fishing of these is with immediate effect. There are changes which I will now elaborate on. Firstly the club no longer have rights to the Macc Canal . We do now however have several additional miles of the Shropshire Union and Llangollen Canals. With immediate effect we have rights to the Shropshire from bridge 107 Beeston to bridge 120 at Rowton. The Llangollen canal we have from bridge 13 at Wrenbury right through to bridge 33 at Whitchurch. This canal passes through Norbury, Quoits ley, Grindley Brook and to just beyond Whitchurch. It’s considered very good fishing particularly through the quieter boat traffic period.grindley


Visit for details of these and our other waters.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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.




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.



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.


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.


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.



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 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!

Lymm AC announce access to another new water.

Lymm AC are pleased to announce that as of 1st March, it’s members will have access to another new water.  Successful negotiations by the Committee have secured access to The ‘Lake of Tranquility’ at Leeswood, not far from the A55, near to Mold and Chester.
Boasting two waters, the main 3 acre lake and a smaller ‘horseshoe’ lake.
Tranquility Lake is a 3 acre stunning, natural looking match style lake with 40 pegs. Heavilly stocked with carp to 18lbs, F1’s to 4lb, barbel to over 10lb, tench to 5lb as well as bream to 5lb, it also holds a large number of silver fish such as roach, ide, skimmers, chub and perch.
The ‘Horseshoe’ lake is just that, a horseshoe shaped water, 16 metres at it’s widest point with the same depth features throughout and an ideal water for members to hone their match skills or simply spend a few action filled hours – F1’s dominate this water with the odd larger carp to 10lb, chub, skimmers, roach and tench.
As the waters will be shared access, it will be a pre-requisite that members wishing to fish should first contact the management by phone to ensure availability, particularly with a view to fishing overnight. Should it be the case that a match is being held (there are open matches held every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday) then every effort will be made to accommodate Lymm anglers on pegs that will not spoil the fishing for either themselves or match anglers. Lymm members will be subject to the usual Lymm AC rules, plus any additional rules in place at the fishery.
Please remember, Lymm members should ring Dave on 07751 235728 to confirm availability.

Visit our website and see how easy it is to join!

Lymm AC acquire the final piece of the Llandrinio jigsaw…

Llandrinio The Boat House 03Lymm AC are pleased to announce that as of Saturday the 10th of August members have exclusive 24/7 access to  the final section of our Llandrinio stretch of the upper River Severn.

Once again an initial enquiry last month by local Lymm AC Bailiff Tom Casey led to discussions with the owners and an agreement was finalised last weekend.  At just on 250 yards in length the new stretch now joins our existing one and a half mile length and runs right up to the road bridge making it easier for members to identify the upper limit when roving along this beautiful part of the River Severn.

There is also a camp site available to members which includes toilet and wash room facilities and even has electric hook-up for those who fancy staying over in style!! At a very reasonable £4 per person per night the camping will no doubt encourage long stay anglers to spend more time on this challenging section of river.

Although the river was very low at the weekend there are some lovely glides for trotting by the bridge and the faster flowing white water looks well oxygenated and a very likely holding spot for barbel that are known to run into the 12lb+ mark and hide amongst the streamer weed which is visible along this length whilst the river is low.

Enjoy the new stretch of the Severn which we’re certain will reveal some surprises as the season gets under way and it will no doubt require time and effort to produce the bigger fish but anglers will not be disappointed!!

If you’re a river regular and would like to join Lymm AC you can do so here, with annual membership costing just £35 for a River Severn & Canals card which now offers a total of 7 quality stretches of the River Severn as well as 9 lengths of canal.

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Full memberships start from just £10 for Juniors, Pensioners £35 and £80 per year for seniors and provides access to over 65 still waters, rivers and canals. For more information visit our website, join now and we look forward to welcoming you to our club.

Lymm AC acquire fishing rights to the River Severn at Bicton…

River Severn Bicton

Lymm AC are pleased to announce that as of Monday 24th June members have exclusive 24/7 access to  the River Severn at Bicton Farm just downstream from the famous Montford Bridge area of Shropshire.

An initial enquiry last Autumn from Lymm AC Bailiff Tom Casey, whilst fishing the Crewe Pioneers opposite bank, led to the New Acquisitions Manager Bill Last following up the lead and along with a couple of river regulars we visited the new stretch in October. At just on a mile in length the river looked stunning in it’s full autumn glory and the fact that it hadn’t been fished from our bank by a club for a long time only added to it’s potential to be home to large barbel and chub. The mention of ‘Barbel into teens’ raised interest even further and Bill continued to  work hard to discuss the opportunity with the landowner over the following months.

Eventually the lease was agreed and Bill along with a few volunteers spent the weekend of the Glorious 16th putting up signs and exploring the latest  addition to the clubs ever expanding portfolio. The River Perry feeds into the lower limit of our stretch and is known to hold a good head of Trout as well as the odd Salmon which leads us to believe that Pike will be present in the area providing a venue with something for everyone all year round.

River Severn Bicton

The map book has been updated with the latest addition and can be downloaded here. Members have access to hard standing car parking which is located at the end of a private track. The land owner holds motocross events at the venue which take part over a number of weekends throughout the year around a pre-constructed track close to the woods and as such has welcomed members who wish to watch free of charge. The event dates will be published in advance on our website and members can contact the landowner to confirm access to the river which, although it will be restricted to the downstream limit passed the coppice, still gives members plenty of river to go at.

Enjoy the new stretch of the Severn which we’re certain will reveal some surprises as the new season gets under way and it will no doubt require time and effort to produce the bigger fish but anglers will not be disappointed!!

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If you’re a river regular and would like to join Lymm AC you can do so here, with annual membership costing just £35 for a River Severn & Canals card which now offers a total of 7 quality stretches of river as well as 9 lengths of canal or full access to all waters from Juniors £10 per year, Pensioners £35, Intermediates £50 and Seniors £80 (Seniors pay a one off joining fee as well which is £35), there is also a Bridgewater Canal only card at £20. Membership runs from 1st January to 31st December each year so why not join us now.

Members have access to over 65 still waters, rivers and canals, for more information visit our website and we look forward to welcoming you to our club.

Lymm Angling Club add two new waters to their portfolio

The club are pleased to announce the acquisition of two new waters with a further stretch of the River Bollin and a well known and established pool near Crewe.

From the Saturday 6th of April 2013, Lymm AC members will have access to Bradeley Hall Pool near Crewe. This delightful water is stocked with Tench, Bream, Carp and Perch. The mature pool is approximately one and a half acres in size, and set in a secluded location between Haslington and Sydney, Crewe.

Bradeley Hall Pool

The water will continue to be used as a mixed fishery, and with some of the resident Carp growing to 16lb, it should provide Lymm’s members with a relaxing, yet entertaining days angling as it is situated in a rural location. A fishery management program will be put in place to further develop the fish stock making it an attractive option for members to drop in on for some action. Members will also be able to night fish the venue at no additional cost.


River Bollin Tanyard FarmFurther to this, from the 16th June, Lymm have acquired rights to yet another stretch of the famous River Bollin. Known as Tanyard Farm, the section has good access albeit with some inclines, and has the potential with work to have some excellent swims. It will provide sport from what is fast becoming recognised as a superb small river Barbel venue. As well as the Barbel, this stretch is thought to hold heads of Trout, both Brown and Rainbow, Chub, Dace and other silver species.

The Club are excited at the prospect of these two new additions to the already extensive list of Rivers, Canal and Still waters, and continue to hold it’s place as one of the premier angling clubs in the North-West.

Bridgewater Canal comes to Lymm Angling Club

Lymm Angling Club are pleased to announce they now hold the fishing rights to 4 ½  miles of the Bridgewater Canal from Waterloo Bridge in Runcorn Old Town to Crawley’s Bridge at Preston Brook marina.
From 1st March 2013 the clubs 1600 strong membership can enjoy this prime location which is regarded by many as one of the most prolific canal stretches for specimen-sized fish in the North West of England. The length has an excellent pedigree, having produced Carp over 30lbs, Pike to well over 20lbs, Bream over 8lbs, Tench over 8lbs and Perch over 3lbs, all backed by a good supply of Roach over the magical 2lb mark. Fishing to features, such as moored boats, bridges or lilly pads is the key to locating the fish here and it is very much worthwhile putting up with the boat traffic during the summer months as the disturbance caused rarely has any impact on feeding fish. Specimen hunters can roam along the length to hunt their quarry whilst pleasure and match anglers can build up swims slowly to attract the shoals of big Roach and Bream.

Neil Boaz Chairman and Fisheries Manager of Lymm Angling Club said “As well as securing these rights for our members, we are hoping to attract new members to the club Bridgewater Canal 072who have fished the canal over the years. We will have a vigorous bailiffing program with co-operation from the Environment Agency and local authorities to reduce anti-social behaviour around the canal.”

Match bookings are now being taken at £3 per peg, match sizes can be from 3 pegs up to 100-200 pegs so please contact the Club Secretary on 07930-390332 or email

Runcorn Angling Centre members will be permitted to fish until 31st March 2013 after which a Lymm AC membership permit will be required. There is a special Bridgewater Canal only permit available for £20 which is valid until 31st December and all memberships are available on-line via

For further details please visit the club’s website at, we look forwarded to seeing you on the bank.

Club secures more waters for its members….

The club are pleased to announce the addition of two new waters to their portfolio. The New Acquisitions Team headed up by Bill Last have recently secured the waters which are available for all members to fish with immediate effect.

The new venues comprise of a prime stretch of the upper River Severn adjacent to our existing Llandrinio length and a small but well established 10 peg pool in Runcorn known locally as Slaters Pit.


The additional length at Llandrinio runs from our existing upper stream limit for a further 1200 yards making the new length over a mile long in total, access is excellent and parking has been agreed within 30 yards of the mid-way point. This stretch of the Severn has some very deep runs and has recently produced barbel into double figures, bank side access is easy and very flat offering anglers a significant number swim choices along its length.

Although the density of stock is relatively unknown the stamp of fish here is well above average with barbel of 8lb+ being the norm, Chub and Grayling are also of specimen size and the owner has told the club that this stretch has produced good sized Salmon in the past with 9 being caught in a week by a regular visitor.

The new and existing lengths combine to give over a mile of prime river fishing…

Located just off the A483 near Oswestry the post code is the same as the existing stretch in the map book although the current map book will be updated shortly with further details.

Parking is available within 30 yards of the mid-way point…

The venue really has to be seen to be fully appreciated with the mountain backdrop and abundance of wild life it is ideal to hold cub events like the Barbel Fish-Ins next year.

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Slaters Pit

Slaters Pit is a small pool with ten wooden platforms in place. Recently it’s been about 3 foot down on its normal level but it looks reasonably deep. The pool is believed to hold a good head of carp, tench, perch and silvers.

Located just off the A558 Daresbury Express Way on Longbenton Way access to the pool is very good, with a road less than 20 yards away and good parking within 50 yards.

Club signs will ensure that locals are made aware that the club now has sole fishing rights to the venue and it will be regularly visited by club bailiffs.

Parking within 50 yards and easy access…

The club are actively seeking new waters and often consider a number of potential venues before taking a new one on so if you’re aware of an opportunity that may appeal to our membership then please let us know via the Contact Us page on our website.

Tight lines and enjoy the new waters,

Lymm AC Committee.