Sidings Lane Update

We have recently met up with the council and park rangers with reference to this new water. Will members please note that this water is part of a nature reserve, and the carrying out of any works including cutting back vegetation, clearing swims, pruning trees etc is strictly prohibited unless written permission has been given by the committee on application to the park rangers for approval. We have agreed with the council to install a St Helen’s AA Padlock, which will utilise the same key as the lock on Leg O Mutton Dam for access into the car park. Please note if the car park is full or for any reason you can not obtain access to the car park, parking on the lane is strictly prohibited. We hope to have the padlock in place by the end of the week. Keys available from St Helen`s Tackle and Bait, Chain Lane , Blackbrook.


Date Changes to Christmas Match and AGM

Please note that the Christmas Match held on Carr Mill Dam has been moved from Sunday the 13th of November to Saturday 12th November in line with the recent decision to keep running the matches on a Saturday throughout the year.

The AGM has been rescheduled for the Tuesday the 15th of November instead of the 18th of October. This is to enable us to collect all outstanding monies from Permit Sales throughout the year, in-order to deliver an accurate up to date balance sheet for the meeting. The members meeting is still scheduled for the Tuesday 4th of October, and any proposals for the AGM must be handed into the committee by this date at the latest.



Changes to Match Dates

Dear Members

Please note that it has recently been passed at out last committee meeting that the current club matches run on a Saturday will continue throughout the year, and will not go to Sunday Opens in October as has been the norm for the last few years. The association extends its apologies to any members who this may inconvenience, but due to circumstances this is unavoidable.


The Committee


Litter Issue at Leg O Mutton Dam

Dear Members

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.


New water for St Helens Angling Association

IMG_1975 IMG_1973 IMG_1972 IMG_1971St 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

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.


ST Helens AA 3 Day Feeder Fest

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.IMG_2022IMG_2031IMG_2005IMG_2045