Frank’s Weekly Fishing Column

1st December 2000

Reports from around our fisheries have been in short supply this week, nodoubt that the weather has played its part, but obviously I desperatelyneed information on catch reports, water conditions, and generally matters ofinterest to enable me to write this column. It is all too easy to rely onothers.

However, the most exciting report and notable catch for some time has to bethe magnificent perch caught by Chris Stowell from our popular RixtonClaypits fishery. Chris was fishing mackerel bait intended for pike whenthe predator struck. The perch was weighed and witnessed at a massive 5lbs,certainly the fish of a lifetime. Other large perch have come from thisfishery but to date I don’t think anyone has actually targeted the species.I’m certain that will now have changed.

High water levels still restrict comfortable sport at Grey Mist Mere butstalwart Mike Johnson persevered and in two visits slid his landing netunder two quality mirror carp of 22-14-0 and 18-0-0 which were taken on theusual ‘secret’ boilies.

The Trent & Mersey Canal has quietened down but the wides at Watcroft are worth a visit for the catches of roach and skimmers. If you are intending to visit the Macclesfield Canal keep away from the railway station area as I am told that it has been dredged this past week and understandably sport is poor.Good reports of roach and gudgeon from the Kent Green Area.

Sadly due to low ticket sales to date we have had no option but to cancelthis year’s fur & feather charity match. There is no way that at this latestage we can purchase and order prizes on only a possibility of coveringcosts. We will still be running a match on the day as part of our SundaySix Series. Any person who has already bought a ticket please return it for arefund either by post or call in to HQ.

HQ Parker Street is open as usual on Friday night for subscriptions, newmembers, or simply call in for a chat and to catch up on the news. I can becontacted with your queries and catch reports on 01928 716238 Fax 713898.

Frank Lythgoe


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