Tickets are now on sale via St Helen`s Angling Centre and Andy Burrows for our annual Cancer Research Charity Match on the 16th of October. Tickets are priced at £25.00 with £5 per ticket being donated to charity. The draw will take place at the Boat House at 8.30 with a breakfast being served at the Boat Club from 7.00am.
Please note that Friday the 26th of August will be the final day for ticket sales for the August 2 Day Event. Tickets will not be available after this dead line and no tickets will be sold on the bank. This is to enable the organisers adequate time to sort out pegs, sections, prize money etc.
We have recently received a complaint from St Helen`s Council regarding the litter issue at the Dam. Can we remind all anglers that as per rule no 7f in the permits “Anyone caught leaving litter, or being in possession of cans, will have their licence taken away for that year” A new bailiff has recently been appointed, and this rule will be enforced with the backing of the committee. Repeated complaints of this nature could result in the Association loosing the fishing rights to this water, along with other waters rented to us by the council. Your cooperation in assisting us to keep this water, along with all our other waters litter free would be appreciated.
St Helens AA are pleased to announce Sidings Lane to its current portfolio of waters. This picturesque little venue, located of the Rainford Bypass is ideal for pleasure anglers, who want to get away from it all and relax in peaceful surroundings. Initial feedback from the few anglers who have ventured out so far, is that the venue is extremely well stocked, with lots of bites from Roach, Skimmers,Crucian Carp, with larger fish to be seen cruising around the surface. There is parking for approximately 10 cars with easy access to the lake, good level footpaths around the venue and easy accessible fishing platforms. Any additional information regarding the fish stocks of this venue would be greatly appreciated.
Tom Pickering collects a well earned pound after winning a peg to peg battle with Mark Harris during the recent Feeder Fest Qualifier. Mark drew peg 89 (he appears to draw this area quite frequently), and was beaten by Tommy who caught late on the method from Peg 90.
May I take this opportunity to thank all anglers who took part in the first ever 3 Day Feeder Fest on Carr Mill a success. The event was well organised and we look forward to the next one scheduled in October. Overall winner was local lad David Rigby, with a perfect 3 day score, followed up by local Bream Legend Dennis Knight. Largest individual weight, and total weight over the 3 days was Gary Lambert. The bream responded well (albeit in certain areas ) over the 3 days, lets hope they stay on the feed for the foreseeable future.
This week saw the arrival of 22 quality Tench ranging from 3 to 6lb, stocked into the Sankey Basin. Tony the association bailiff was delighted with the new additions, and personally released each one lovingly and with care. The largest specimen has been fondly named “Antonia”, only Tony knows why. This is the latest investment by St Helens AA, and hopefully, with the assistance of our members we will carry on with the continued improvements to all our association waters.
Can all our members please ensure that when parking on the lane, they keep tight to the hedge to allow adequate room for emergency vehicles to pass if required. Please ensure that you do not park any further up the lane than our access to the Dig Pit
Keys for the Dam will be made available from St Helens Angling on Chain Lane Blackbrook as of Tuesday 13th of June. Keys will be supplied to current members only, on production of a valid members card.