As the weather took a real turn for the worse this weekend, despite the torrential downpours on Friday, match results and pleasure catches saw some cracking weights being recorded.
Out at Downholland on the Millhouse fisheries complex, Mescar Lake, a beautiful water that has seen some fantastic action right through the summer, with big carp showing well to all sorts of methods and baits, is one venue that is a must for anyone out to enjoy a day out fishing, as well as sister venues Mistral and Green Lane Ponds.
Mistral, adjoining with its huge stocking, gives anglers choosing pole or rod as a method much sport using the simplest of approaches.
With corn, pellet and maggot dominating all-round, some cracking sport can be found.
For anglers looking for plenty of action and bites on a smaller pond venue, Green Lane Ponds just along the road is a perfect place to venture and relax.
Stocked with lots of different sized species of every kind, Green Lane is a venue that will always throw up a surprise.
On the match scene out at Mistral on Sunday, Wirral’s Chris Smith took the honours on the heavily stocked crescent shaped venue, notching an impressive win with carp to 5lb and barbel to 2lb for a creditable 127.10 taken on pellet and corn at 10m.
On the canal match scene, this weekend sees the start of the Wigan District AA Teams of 4 League.
This one will host 13 teams of anglers from all over the region, accessing lengths of canal from Leigh, Wigan, Burscough and back to the Liverpool lengths at Halsall.
From Liverpool, three teams have entered, represented by two from Liverpool Angling Society (LAS) and one from Maghull Community Association (MCA) and for this one there’s been no holding back on weeks of preparation, as everyone involved has carefully prepared for what’s to come.
Leading the way for the LAS, team captain John Easton has personally shared his feelings for this competition, as he feels his two teams are showing a willingness to compete that is second to none.
Enforcing his own credibility and commitment as captain, Easton from Blundellsands took the honours in Wednesday’s Wigan DAA run-up match up at Crooke, putting aside everyone with a cracking catch of skimmers.
Although strong winds played a big part in much hindrance, caster presented at 13m saw Easton put 24.1.0 in the net.
Team-mate and travelling partner Jeff Stirrat from Aintree took second place and obliged a Liverpool double on the day taking second place with 8.8.0.
Around and about Guru/Mainline match wizard Steve Parry from Seaforth took the honours at Partridge Lakes on Saturday.
Parry, no strange to winning ways on this fantastic fishery and also anywhere he visits, he took this one in style on a difficult day with 75lb.
On the club scene Billy Smith took the honours on the Alliance trip out to Heron brook.
Billy’s 150.4.0 win pushed out brother Tommy’s 113lb into second.