Please note the next Members Meeting will be on Tuesday the 3rd of May at Moss Bank Sports and Social Club. Please remember to bring along your membership cards if you wish to attend
St Helens AA will once again be running the extremely popular Cancer Research Charity Open Match on the 9th of October 2016. Information on obtaining tickets will be announced nearer the date.
Carr Mill Dam will be hosting the Mick Walton Memorial Match in aid of Macmillan Charity Nurses on Saturday 20th August. Pleasure Anglers are requested to leave match areas free on this day.
Leg O Mutton Dam
We have recently changed the old council lock on the Dam, and replaced it with a new security lock Keys can be purchased by attending a members meeting. Members meeting dates are published on the website.
The Dam has had its second stocking of the year, the first was courtesy of the Enviroment Agency, and we would like to thank them for all their assistance. The second stocking consisted of 300lb of roach and skimmers, supplied by St Helens AA.
We would also like to thank the Enviroment Agency, and all members of the association who have been involved in the recent working parties, providing safe havens for the stocks in the form of new floating islands, and the clean up that has gone into the Dam
The Dig Pit has recently been stocked with 300 lb of roach, 200 lb of skimmers, and 200 lb of common/mirror carp, some of the roach stocked where nudging the pound mark, and all the fish where in excellent condition. Since the start of the year, there has been a tremendous amount of work put into the Dig Pit, by voluntary members, including improving access, cleaning away debris, making all platforms fishable and generally improving the water for all members. Our thanks goes out to all who have been involved. Working parties are currently under way every Tuesday until works are complete, all volunteers are more than welcome.
Recent works include installing a sheet pile wall at the bottom of the basin. This has currently raised the level of the Basin to its original state, and should hopefully resolve the issue of the water level constantly dropping. Once again we thank all for the volunteers for putting in the effort and making this possible
Carr Mill Dam will be hosting a qualifying round of the Feeder Master Championship on Sunday the 3rd of July. The club match on the Saturday will be open to non members who wish to practice for the forthcoming event.
Tickets are now available for the 3 day event on the 10th, 11th and 12th of June. Can all anglers who have reserved tickets please contact Andy Burrows (Match Secretary) to confirm their attendance
Written by Ste Beck
When I got to the river I fished a few pegs upstream from the first peg you come to when you reach the river . Started on the tip bites first cast a roach followed by a few dace on maggot and caster. Then I changed to the meat, just kept feeding few pellets and hemp then the rod slammed over a chub about 3lbs. The next cast a barbel of about 6lbs, I stayed on the tip for a few more hours and had some cracking bites nearly ripping the rod in, I lost another good barbel just under the feet as I was putting the net to it. Then I switched to stick float 18ft rod and centerpin reel, caught steady for the rest of the day dace, roach and a few good perch and chublets.