Many of you will have noticed the on going work on the roadside this last week, as the club looks to install 3 double swims and 2 single swims from peg 100 onwards along the roadside. It's been a slow process given the recent weather we've had, but the lads hired by the club have really pulled their guts out. These pegs will benefit all members that fish the dam and will allow people to fish comfortably and keeping tackle cleaner, as the grading will act as a wash away for any rain that falls.
These swims are not finished as of yet, but there's a plan in place on securing the banking structure, to add to the longevity of the final product. The club will hopefully be running some work parties to get these pegs finished off, and I will be updating on the progress here in due course. The swims will allow anglers to fish comfortably in an area that has had limited access for a number of years.
If fishing these pegs in the mean time, we ask that anglers take caution towards the front of the swims, until the work has been completed at the water's edge in securing the front of them.
There is also a plan in place to finish the work on the drop which will take a little time, to work out logistically the best way to approach it. Given the task of the job, it may well be worth us running a work party alongside the guys hired to do it, to keep the costings down perhaps.
Once again I'd like to thank all those at the club for helping to make this happen 🎣🐟💪
Today has seen a further stocking of fish into the burgy pond. 10 quality fish have been provided by VS Fisheries between 8.8-12.12lb with 90% of those fish being over 10lbs in weight. These fish are 4 summers old (C4) and you may or may not be aware that the club introduced a few of these same strain of carp from VS Fisheries around 3 years ago into Carr Mill. Some of those fish have absolutely banged the weight on and look fantastic, for those that have been lucky enough to catch them. These fish were carefully selected for the burgies, given that it has an extremely low stock of fish when the club precured the rights to the water. Once again I'd like to thank all involved in the purchase, sale and stocking of the fish this morning 🎣🐟💪
Over the course of the week, the club has seen some stocking of carp into a few of its waters. 300 fish have been added in total between the digpit, the legger and the canal. A mixture of smaller commons and mirrors around 8-10" and a number of fish between 3-5lb were added to boost the numbers that are currently stocked. These fish were purchased from Steve at White Water Fisheries using funds from the club and I would personally like to thank all those involved in the planning, sourcing and stocking of these fish. In time these fish will grow and everyone will benefit from having them in our waters🎣🐟💪
St. Helens AA Match – St. Helens canal (Matalan & Chambers lengths) 31/12/2019
1st Dave Rigby (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 36-06 peg 17 (Albert's peg)
2nd Jeff Holland (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 15-14 peg 13
2 to 6 Steve Oliver 6-01 peg 5
8 to 12 John Turnock (Burt's Baits) 6-09 peg 12
13 to 17 Phil Holland (St. Helens Tackle & Bait) 15-10 peg 14
All the best for the New Year
St. Helens AA
There will be match on St. Helens canal on New Years Eve 31st December 2019, draw on the slip road (gusher end) 9am, fish 10.15am to 3.15pm. Chambers and Matalan stretch.
Dave Rigby, match secretary
St Helens AA licenses for 2020 season are now available online or from local tackle shops.
St. Helens AA AGM
The AGM will take place on Thursday 6th February 2020
All propositions must be sent into the committee in writing with both a proposer and a seconder by January 21st 2020
Sonubaits 2 day feeder festival – Carr Mill Dam
1st Denis knight 19-06 £440
2nd Derek Bennett 14-06 £300
3rd Richard Pennington 12-13 £200
4th Mike Topping 12-11 £120
5th Paul Clipburn 12-00 £80
Day one results:
1st Alan Turton (peg 4) 10-07
2nd Paul Clibburn (peg 6) 7-12
3rd Mike Topping (peg 83) 7-10
4 to 8 Alan Turton
59 to 65 Richard Pennington
69 to 74 Martyn Topping
78 to 84 Mike Topping
85 to 90 Ged Rigby
148 to 154 Phil Holland
155 to 160 Joe Farrell
Day Two Results:
1st Dennis Knight (peg 79) 15-14
2nd Derek Bennett (peg 88) 8-14
3rd Steve Ward (peg 89) 7-12
4 to 8 Gareth Lambert
59 to 65 Mike Topping
69 to 74 Mike Dench
78 to 84 Denis Knight
85 to 90 Derek Bennett
148 to 154 Richard Pennington
155 to 160 Gary Ainscough