It turned out to be a grueller - a hard frost, bright skies and a chilly north east wind - that gets the excuses over and done with. The good weights of roach and skimmers we’d been getting in practice sessions never materialised on the day, and the fish we caught were all small.
18 Anglers fished – and quite a few more came along during the day and made generous donations to the restocking fund.
We raised £175 on the day ! so many thanks to all who took part.
1st Stretch 1066 1lb 6oz
2nd Ben Gresswell 13oz
3rd Meddyman 8oz
Yours truly Mike D caught 20 fish for a total of 4oz! – a week before when the skimmers and better roach were feeding, 20 fish would have seen me with a net of about 10lbs
Next match is on Sunday the 15th April at Drinkwater Park Lake. Draw 8.45am fish 10am til 3pm.http://gridreferencefinder.com/?gr=SD8045802355%7CPoint_s_A%7C0&z=15&v=h&t=Point_s_A
Your welcome to join us.
Rod and reel will probably outscore pole fishing as the fish seem to be spooked by poles above the clear water.
The next match on the canal is on the 29th April.
Our restocking fund now stands at £275
If you would like to make a contribution to our fund for the restocking of Drinkwater Park, and the Old River in Irlam you can make a donation via www.paypal.com to firstname.lastname@example.org
We also have a number of charity collection tins which we are looking to place in pubs, shops and offices around the Greater Manchester area to help raise funds for the cause. If you can find a good home for one of our collecting tins please get in touch via the email above.