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!

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

Big Beam Match Result 09/07/2017

Yesterday round 7 of the summer series was held on Big Beam pool at Fields Farm Fishery. We had a good turnout of twelve anglers taking part. Chris the owner had allocated us pegs 1-31 allowing us plenty of room so we pegged it out using alternative pegs from 9-31. At the draw everyone wanted one of the noted flyer pegs 15 or 17 at the top end of the lake with one angler even suggesting these pegs shouldn’t be used to make it fairer though I didn’t hear him complain when he drew peg 17!!!
The conditions on the day weren’t great for fishing with bright sunshine and little breeze but it was nice to be out on the bank in the warmth and although they weren’t the best conditions virtually everyone had a descent days fishing. Most of the catches were made up of F1s and carp with plenty of small skimmers also caught. Most caught on meat or pellet either fishing tight across or down the edge where the bigger carp showed up later on.
Yesterday round 7 of the summer series was held on Big Beam pool at Fields Farm Fishery. We had a good turnout of twelve anglers taking part. Chris the owner had allocated us pegs 1-31 allowing us plenty of room so we pegged it out using alternative pegs from 9-31. At the draw everyone wanted one of the noted flyer pegs 15 or 17 at the top end of the lake with one angler even suggesting these pegs shouldn’t be used to make it fairer though I didn’t hear him complain when he drew peg 17!!!
The conditions on the day weren’t great for fishing with bright sunshine and little breeze but it was nice to be out on the bank in the warmth and although they weren’t the best conditions virtually everyone had a descent days fishing. Most of the catches were made up of F1s and carp with plenty of small skimmers also caught. Most caught on meat or pellet either fishing tight across or down the edge where the bigger carp showed up later on.
The good form of Geoff Burgess continued as he finished in third place, drawn on peg 21 Geoff fished across fishing shallow to catch F1s and carp on banded pellet.


In second place was Barry Holbrook drawn on flyer peg 17 (cough) Barry didn’t catch until the last two hours when the fish turned up in the margins to catch several good carp on meat and paste.


 
Mark Davies won the match from the other noted peg 15 fishing the pole on his top three with banded pellet to catch small skimmers and F1s then switched to the margins to catch a better stamp of carp on meat.

The backup weights were good with only a few pounds separating the top eight anglers.
 
1st M.Davies 37.06
2nd B.Holbrook 28.14
3rd G.Burgess 27.04
4th J.Byrne 26.04
5th C.Finneran 23.08

Next match 23rd July at Shakerley Mere on the motorway bank.

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

Catch of the Month update and what’s happening now.

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Right… well despite the lack of reports there has been plenty going on behind the scenes with the COTM team. Despite already being well into December I will be announcing the results for Septembers catch of the month sponsored by viking baits a little further on, but first I want to inform you all of a change to the competition for the short term.

Winter is always a trying time when it comes to fishing. Its often far too cosy in the arm chair with the fire roaring away to bother wrapping up warm and braving the elements. Even those of us who love our winter fishing can sometimes find the going pretty hard and can regularly be found questioning our own sanity. However there are still fish to be caught and if you catch the favourable conditions then it can be a very rewarding time.

However, winter entries for COTM over the passed few years have been poor.  I have deliberately waited until now to post this in order to see how the 2016-2017 winter was going and with only one entry for October and one entry for November the usual trend is continuing. With this lack of entries there is simply no competition and as such the decision has been made to change how we will run it.

For the period October 2016 through to February 2017 there will be ONE single CATCH OF THE WINTER competition. Entries will still need to be made monthly through the usual channels with the same details to support the picture.  There will be a bumper prize from out sponsor VIKING BAITS in the form of 10kg of their top class boilies for the coming season.    So as they say, “you have to be in it to win it” get out there and make it happen.

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Septembers COTM with Viking baits.

SWANKBALDRIK1 was the first entry and says it all here in his own words.

Well ive been river fishing for the past 3 years with mixed success had many barbel from atcham but craved a big barbel so last year spent most of the summer at Rossall were i cought big barbel but could not get a double biggest i got was 9.12 oz with many 8lb fish then the double became an obsession with many nights down the a5 and at £20 round trip in fuel a costly one 

on my third year after hearing reports of multiple captures with doubles thown in at atcham spent multiple weekends down there with lots of barbel in the net still could not catch that double and last weekend was no different with good fish to 8.8lb 

then i see phil ocallaghan who tells me lots of big fish being lost at rossall by multiple anglers i was thinking of a trip there next time and with my van costing me £400 for a new clutch and my misses getting a shift change so i can go the river whenever i like and with the river looking perfect dropping and like bisto I decided to drive down to Rossall on monday night it was sweltering hot and nobody there so jumped in my favourite swim thats hush hush im afraid but what a night started with 6lb barbel then 7.13 then a 4.11 chub snd then my rod nearly got dragged in and I nearly thew my phone in river trying to catch it when I finally stopped it i knew it was big slow side to side motion and a good scrap with multiple runs it was mine and it felt big and weighed in at 10.1oz i was buzzing think it may even be the same fish i cought last year at 9.12  i then had another huge chub at 4.15oz and another barbel at 6.8 and a 3 lb chub was well worth the £60 i spent in fuel in ten days and i want to thank phil for inspiration to get back to rossall yer boy double barbell”

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Next up is MRRUSS73 and again his own words say it best.

“best days fishing ever.

Went to Atcham, river on the rise, bright sunny afternoon. The river is in good health (top tip-If you have groundbait on your hands just let the fry deal with it, see pic). As it wasn’t the best tried all sorts of hooklengths and bait, worms, bread, pellets to corn . Resigned to wait for the dark , right up till my rod decided to by pass the clutch and launch itself off rest, just grabbed the butt in time. After a 15 minute fight with a dead wait (prob weed), that ran a couple of times as it approached net. With an aching arm I landed fish and let it rest in flow. When I weighed it I had to take pic of scales, as my eyes aren’t what they were, looked at pic and saw a 5 and a bit, thought it was bigger than that, No it cant be can it, it is, its kilos  a 10 1/2 lb Barbel, cue stupid grin and embarrassing bank side jig..  My first double figure Barbel, my Dad will be smiling down on that one.

I was then treated to an amazing sunset (pic) Does it get better than that . . . . . . . .

Yes. . . Yes it does

Had 2 more Barbel, 6 1/2 lb and 8 lb. Happy Days.

I had been distracted and not noticed the river had come up exponentially and my chair and rod bag were in water so took one rod down While I was putting away had another run dead weight again, still a dead weight, this must be weed or a tree, no this tree has woke up and off it goes, halfway in and it was off again, and again and again, couldn’t do anything, after 4 or 5 runs managed to get to net only for it to get an email sending it to coalbrookdale, nearly got down to backing on spool. Feeling cramp in places I didn’t know existed I eventually got my quarry in the net , big rest for both of us. Apologies for final pics as any further back and I would have been very wet indeed and on my way to Coalbrookdale .

The scales read 5.66 – 0.4 for landing net that makes 11.5 lb woo hoo.

All fish fell to full or half meatballs in gravy (gravy in GBait)

Best Day Ever

I would just like to thank The River Severn, Lymm anglers and the bailiff who gave me tips on peg a couple of weeks ago and my Dad, Cheers Dad for patiently teaching me how to fish the Severn all those years ago.

Tight Lines Everybody

Still grinning like an idiot”

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However the winner for the month was ROSSGP with this awesome chance capture.

“I’ll make a late entry, my best catch so far this season.

A perch that went 3lb 14oz then 3lb 15oz on the scales, the net went 14oz so it’s a scraper 3lber.

Caught on a worm on the drop as I was tightening up the line.

Ive just got a mat shot on my phone and the pic doesn’t do it justice. My arl fella got a pic of me holding it up but as it was hot Chris the owner wanted the fish returned ASAP, which I duly obliged. He reckons it wasn’t a 3 and me dad’s scales are out haha.

Lake of tranquility was the venue”

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Congratulations to Ross on a fantastic perch and it goes to show that anyone can land a fish that bags them the big prize.  He nets 2.5kg of top quality baits from our sponsors VIKING BAITS.

Again I must thank Mike at Viking baits for his continued support with the CATCH OF THE MONTH competition and I am absolutely thrilled to announce this support will continue for 2017.

Please visit the VIKING BAITS website by clicking on the highlighted text of by going to http://www.vikingbaits.co.uk. You can also find them on FACEBOOK.

 

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I am also very please to announce a second sponsor has joined the COTM team. Stoke Leads have been offering their range  for a number of years now and their quality is second to none.

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Stoke leads operate from a very busy Facebook page where a number of their products can be view along with a full price list. You can access this by clicking here STOKE LEADS or by speaking to the boss man directly on 07881817617.

I would like to welcome KEV to the team and thank him for his support going forward.

 

 

What else has been happening then…

GRIMSDITCH WORK.

Work has been done recently at Grimsditch to combat the issues that we have on the water. It seems that we have been loosing stock to the dreaded black plague. The club has taken the decision to do everything possible to prevent this going forward and Saturday just gone saw a team of dedicated members and officials set out to start this. Sample nettings were taken to learn the extent of the damage. A small number of remaining common carp were rehomed in line with the official policy for the water.( I must stress that this was done with the consent of the E.A as is always the case with the Lymm netting team).  A number of fish refuges were constructed and the following day a stocking of pure crucian carp and tench were restocked.

Its that time of year when the clubs netting team are very busy and the estates team are planning the work parties for the new year. If your able to lend a hand and get involved then please get in touch. Many hands make light work and on a cold winters day every bit of help is highly appreciated.

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NUNSMERE..

WELL ITS OPEN!!!!!

Having had a walk round recently its safe to say there is plenty of water to go at. At 60 acres it does leave you that feeling that anything could be swimming in there. Talk of double figure tench and bream, 20lb pike,4lb perch,30lb carp, big eels and even catfish have found their way through to my ears. At the time of writing I don’t believe anyone has yet unlocked the code to landing a fish but the conditions have been far from ideal. Pike and a number of carp have been seen, as has a huge shoal of perch. Its a beautiful water to spend a day on as the pictures below show. A visit just to walk the bank isn’t a wasted trip. Hopefully next time I can report something special!

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One final note…

Its sad to say that there have been a number of reported incidents of littering recently. This is not acceptable in any instance and any members found to be leaving litter will find themselves in front of the committee and face loosing their card. Its rude, ignorant and shows a complete disregard for the water, the environment, the sport, the other members and the club!   Please be sure to take your litter home.

 

For now I will leave it here…  there are other whispers coming my way regarding a few new topics but I will save them for next time. As it is, get wrapped up, keep warm and get out there.

 

Be lucky…Tight lines.