Neil Jupp
P.O. Box 350, Warrington

Telephone (01925) 411774
Fax (01925) 411774

14th August 2001

Last Saturday saw the Sankey Canal hosting the National Federation of Anglers Disabled Championship match, an event that attracted anglers from all over the country.

Unfortunately the canal was out of sorts due to heavy rain on the days leading up to the match, with the resulting flush of cold water putting the fish off from feeding, almost like a switch. Nevertheless, the competitors showed their grit and determination and most scratched up a few fish, using the full range of options the match rules allowed. Local venue maestro, Ray Boden, won out in the end with a net of small roach and skimmers. Well done to him.

The following day things hadn’t improved much for the final leg of the Club’s own Championship Summer Series. The winner of the series is Mark Dineley, second was Terry Middleton, third Baz Holbrook and fourth Mark Webster.

Abbey Lake, which has not been affected by the heavy rain continues to fish very well. Bailiff Cyril Wilding, reports pleasure weights of over 20lb, and match weight of 15lb, with back up weights not below 7lb. As usual, roach are forming the bulk of catches, with tench and bream providing variety.

Whitley Pool is another water fishing well, with carp of all sizes and colours, tench and even roach and bream forming the species mix enjoyed at present. However, the fish that has come as a nice surprise is a catfish of 8.5lb, which came to member Peter McNally. There is a nice photograph of this fish on Mick Granfield’s Lymm Anglers web site, which can be accessed on

Reports are filtering through of reasonable bags of fish being caught on our stretches of River Dee at Farndon and Churton. These bags include barbel to one pound, chub to 1.5lb, roach and dace. More reports please.

The River Severn at Atcham is producing plenty of barbel during the day, mostly to tip methods. Trotting is very productive for chub, dace, roach and bream. At Rossall the river produces best after teatime, with barbel into double figures reported regularly. Chub are more obliging during the daytime, with specimens of 5lb not unusual.

New Pool is its usual, on fire, self with thousands of fish caught weekly. Tench have been making their presence known, as indeed the odd barbel has, with both species giving that rod bending buzz in the middle of the usual catches of skimmers and bream. Village Pool is also on form, providing reliable action for all skill ranges, its one of the places to go for a confidence boost.

Next Sunday the Cheshire Game and Angling Fair takes place on Peover Park, near Knutsford. Lymm Angling Club will be there with our photo display stand, and will again be holding a leger casting competition, why not come along and enjoy a good day out with plenty to see and do for all the family.

I can be contacted on 01925 411774.