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Nash Fishery Road Show
Baymalton Angling Club have the Nash Fishery Road Show at Baymalton
Border Fishery's Stacey Pool on Saturday & Sunday 4th & 5th September
pegs to be closed 1 to 9 & 27 to 31 all members & none members are
On Friday 20th August the Border complex will be closed for the Combined Emergency Services youth fishing Competition final, with 200 juniors fishing. We wish them tight lines!
26th July 2010
We would like members to post all their news, comments, tips etc. on our facebook page while the new website is under development.
19th July 2010
New website in the pipeline!
We have recently been discussing a new website with one of our members who happens to work as as a creative web designer. Keep an eye on the site as it will be getting a dramatic overhaul in the next few months!
19th July 2010
We would like to welcome members to join our Facebook page and share your pictures and water reports with us, along with any other useful information you have, tactics, baits used etc.
It is approaching the time of year for your membership
should be done by the end of February. You can renew in the following
ways: on line, go to the join
the club page. By post or if you visit Border Fisheries you
can renew in person. Make sure you take, at least, your renewal page
from your club book and some cash or a cheque.
June 21st 2010
Thornhills fishery closed on Saturday 26th June 2010 from 9am
to enable us to complete some weed clearance and repairs to the
water. The water will re-open at 1.01pm on Sat 26th but remember to be
away from this water before the gates are locked which is when the
nursery shuts. Robert Campbell
8th June 2010
Photo of my dad, Harry Gould 84yrs,
with fine 15lb Mirror carp taken on
poled double red maggot Friday 5th June Peg 10 Specimen Lake Border
Not bad for 84yrs...lets hope we
are all stll catching in our
May 30th 2010
Its that time of year yet again. The Environment Agency has
bi-annual survey of the river Bollin at Bowden. This time,
though plenty of small fish, gudgeon and the like, no chub or
trout Though to be fair, the team did explain that
recent health and safety rules has made it so that the bases of the
nets laid at the head and tail of the area to be netted were free to
allow fish to escape under them. Anyway I know there are
large trout and Chub in the river so does Ernie and woe betide anyone
who disagrees with us. Come on - lets do our own survey with
rod and flies. There's plenty of room for all.
Ni Rogers - GFO and Bailiff
May 29th 2010
I recently visited Ashley and was asked by Nigel the Bailiff
to raise a
water report (date 20/05/10). This was my 3rd visit to the pool and as
yet I have not seen a fish caught, I made excuses for the cold weather
earlier in the year and there was a working party the day before I
fished on the first visit, but everything was conducive to catching
last Thursday. more on Ashley
May 26th 2010
Recent Brookbank work parties
Work parties have been at Brookbank over the last two
weekends and you can find a few words and images of their efforts on head waterkeeper
May 25th 2010
The person who deals with membership will be away from 25th
May until 3rd June and during this time no
applications will be processed but if you want to renew, or join
quickly, you can always do so at Border Fisheries.
May 24th 2010
On Saturday 22 May myself and the Head and Assistant Head
visited Ashley Hall Pool, and whilst standing quietly on the bank saw
plenty of signs of small fish and caught sight of the occasional large
carp basking under lily pads. So it would appear at first
glance that what happened last year was due to the fact that the pool
had overstocked itself, and hopefully should return to normal and
weather permitting (no more mini 'heatwaves') we can hope for no
further losses on the scale of the last one.
Ni Rogers - Chair & Bailiff
May 23nd 2010
Tropical fish tank and base plus accessories for sale
Fish tank measures: 92cm long, 32cm wide, 38.5cm high. Stand
high. Accessories include: lights, heater, filters, pumps, aerators and
bits and pieces. Can be seen Altrincham area. Only £65.00.
Phone: 07923287304 anytime.
May 20th 2010
Junior and Club Mark presentations
Garbolino general manager Darren Cox was the guest of honour
Malton Border Fisheries junior presentation event. Throughout the day
Darren was on hand to answer club member’s questions and pass on
angling tips as well as to present some of the trophies in the evening.
Bay Malton AC is one of the most
progressive angling clubs in the
country and in recognition of their ongoing commitment to angling
development they were presented with........read
the full story here
May 18th 2010
Further closure at Brookbank
Brookbank Pool closed again for improvements on Saturday 22nd
between 6am and 3pm, open after 3pm.
Good catch reports at Valley Pool,
Merrydale, Valley Pool, Brookhouse
farm pool and Lymm Dam; Ashley Pool very poor at present due to algae
problem - thanks to the members who keep sending their reports in -
May 13th 2010
Brookbank pool closed for improvements on Saturday 15th May -
be working in and around this pool on Saturday, if any members are
interested in joining the water management team for the day please
phone me after 5.00 pm in the week on 0789 539 2886 - it's worth it for
Malc's cooking on the bank, no fish on the menu just bacon, eggs
and burgers!! - Robert Campbell
May 8th 2010
Work at Ashley and Merrydale
The water management team have been hard at work on the above
fitting in with an ever increasing amount of work as the club expands.
They could do with more volunteers!
If every member of the club gave up
just one day in the year (I know it
is not going to happen) this would mean that much more would get done.
See if you can give up that one day and contact the head water
You can see images of the work done on head water keeper
May 4th 2010
We built 5 Anti-Cormorant protection cages at Lymm Dam on
April. Andy and Ian from the Environment Agency showed the water
management team how to build the cages assisted by Elaine one of the
We built the cages using strong
wire mesh and tied on plastic mesh over
the top, inserted wood brash and connected up 4 cages into a pyramid
shape to form 1 Anti-Cormorant protection cage.
The cages were put on the E.A. boat
and then motored out to the centre
of Lymm Dam. Full story on water keeper work
May 2nd 2010
Kieron Rich coaching
Hi to all members, today 30/04/2010
I spent some time fishing peg 6 on
the specimen lake at Border trying my best to get a few silvers up the
water, whilst peg 4 was occupied by my good mate and Daiwa consultant
Kieron was coaching BMAC member
Darren Oakley in a one to one session
focusing on the pole. Despite frankly nasty weather conditions Darren
enjoyed the day, learning many new methods and tactics. It really was a
pleasure to see Darren land fish after fish under Kieron’s guidance and
for me to once sit back and watch another coach at work. I have
included a couple of pictures from the day to show the result of
Darren’s efforts and Kieron assures me he will be only to happy to take
booking from any additional BMAC members. I have asked our website
administrator to include a link to Kieron’s website so that members can
book a session if they wish.
Oh and Darren well done mate you
had a great net of fish from a
normally slow peg and you stuck at it far longer than me once the rain
really kicked in. Nice one Kieron too! Top coaching from a top angler I
look forward to seeing you on the fishery soon mate.
Members may also like to know they can see Kieron and myself
the specimen lake at http://www.onlinefishing.tv/ in the first episode
of the series “Get Hooked on fishing” that we filmed last year. Future
episodes include Darren Cox on Stacys and Jamie Masson on Gibbos both
will be online soon.
this is Kierons website and members can
book sessions with Kieron via here.
April 29th 2010
The Baymalton Angling Club's Border fisheries Match Lake
wakes up the
boys from Kellogs Wrexham.
Monday Morning 26th April saw the
Lads from Kellogs Wrexham turn up for
one of the matches booked on the Match lake. more on Border match
April 27th 2010
Junior matches 2010
Bay Malton junior matches start on May 8th. Full details are
junior events page.
April 26th 2010
Junior Diary dates
You will find a number of junior diary dates on the junior events page.
April 24th 2010
River Bollin Rainbow, Bowden
I would like to report that over
the last two days this stretch has
been extremely "productive". Both Chris and Paul Gibbon have
caught several trout on the upper reaches of our stretch of this very
challenging river. On Thursday a delighted Paul
successfully caught no less that three Rainbow - yes that was Rainbow
and a photo was produced to prove at least one of them - these fish
were about the two to two and a half pound mark. On
Friday Chris was fishing the same piece of water with a return of one
Brown and a couple of Rainbow. All fish fell to nymphs.
We continue to sing the praises of
this little river which despite the
number and variety of fish to be caught here it could still stand a few
more visitors, as could its tributary the Birkin Brook. Come
on you Game Fishers the fish ARE here it is just a matter of catching
Ni Rogers, Chair and Game Fishery
April 19th 2010
Members catching Carp and Barbel at Thornhills - Please note
will close at 5.00 pm on Tuesday 20th April to enable us to de-weed the
pool. Robert Campbell
April 14th 2010
Lymm Dam Pike
Caught 13/04/2010 at Lymm Dam by
Glyn Morris (jammy). Approx 8lb Pike
on pole using 3lb line, 16's hook, triple red maggot.
April 12th 2010
A few BMAC waters, clearly marked in the club book, have a
which some members are not complying with. Where a water is closed
would members please not fish there. Thanks.
April 12th 2010
Repair work at Ashley
Ashley Hall Pool will be closed for repair work on Saturday
- enjoy your angling on our other waters. Robert Campbell (Head
April 10th 2010
New Water - Grange Fishery
We have held
more work parties at Grange Pool putting in a toilet screen and
completing the car park. The fencing has been improved, new internal
gate erected and more planting around the pool.
Grange pool is now open for the
members and I am sure you will enjoy
angling on this new water. Don't forget check the fishery rules before
you arrive, send us your reports and fill in your catch returns.
Image shows the car park at Grange
April 10th 2010
This water keeps improving every
year.We recently held a work party cutting down overlapping branches to
help with casting. Checked out and maintained the stages where needed
and some more planting around the pool. Good reports of quality Chub,
bream, roach, carp and perch being caught.
April 8th 2010
There is a new video on Youtube.com for Thornhills Fishery -
if you type in the search section of the (youtube) website - Angling +
Goostrey - this will locate the video or in http://www.youtube.com
copy and paste the below link "
April 8th 2010
Work at Merrydale
There will be a work party on Merrydale Pool on Saturday
morning 10th April for repairs and the water will be closed for this
March 27th 2010
New Carp for Lymm Dam
Last weekend saw a stocking of Common and Mirror Carp at Lymm
Weights of the introduced fish varied from 22lb to 32lb
March 23rd 2010
Saturday 20th March. The water management team spent a wet morning at
Thornhills Fishery. Making some final improvements before the opening
of the water on the 31st March. The pegs now have a good dry surface.
The planting of bushes and flowers should in time make for very
pleasant surroundings This looks a very promising pond.
Images from left to right
Campbell New head water keeper. Filling pegs with rubber chippings.
Levelling of pegs. Preparing posts for club sign. Fixing club sign.
Some members of water management team.
March 17th 2010
2.6 miles of the River Ribble
Good News! The Committee of the Baymalton Angling Club have
successfully tendered for 2.6 miles of the River Ribble at Preston.
More details to follow. This stretch, noted for its Barbel and Game
fishing, will be open for members to fish in June.
March 17th 2010
Gold award for BMAC
The Baymalton Angling club has been awarded the Gold award by
British Disabled Anglers Association for the top class facilities at
Baymalton Border Fisheries. The award is for the high standards and
exceptional disabled access to our waters at this complex.
March 10th 2010
Save money on Fisheazy products with this code: BMFE1.
Introducing the Fisheazy Autorest, which can be seen and
purchased at www.fisheazy-autorest.com.
The product was recently launched at The Big One at Farnborough
Airfield, and is receiving rave reviews from anglers of all abilities,
as well as the fishing media! The Fisheazy Autorest helps anglers to
enjoy their pole fishing by:
* Enabling precision placement of
the float and pole tip
* Making pole angling safer - reducing the need to lean over
to adjust a bank-stick.
* Allowing amateur anglers to achieve professional levels of
in the placement of float and pole tip.
* Making it far quicker to set the pole tip position.
angler shortens or lengthens his pole, or changes the angle of the
pole, the Fisheazy Autorest allows the perfect tip position to be found
* Avoiding the need to lean out over the water, (the autorest
that anglers suffer fewer losses of items such as glasses, mobil
* Giving the pole angler far greater control over his or her
By enabling pole position to be changed quickly and easily, the
Fisheazy puts the angler in control
* Allowing greater control (the Fisheazy Autorest allows
gain the same precision that professional anglers obtain with expensive
equipment without the need to buy the most expensive poles)
* Protecting backs: Pole fishing can be damaging to backs -
autorest minimises this damage. It reduces potential back damage and
helps people with existing back problems to enjoy their fishing.
* Increasing fishing time: By minimising the "down time"
adjusting pole position, the autorest allows anglers to get the most
out of their angling.
Here are some of the comments we
have received following the launch of
The Fisheazy Autorest:
"At last, I can start fishing again!"
"A brilliant product to protect the backs of anglers young
"Wow! I expected it to be well over £100!"
"This will be the 'must have' product for pole anglers in
March 6th 2010
Pictures of some of the Chub that my son, Jack and I have
been catching on the last few months. Most were caught on either cheese
paste or bread flake. Even when the river was running very high I
managed to find some slack water and get one. The Chub we have been
catching have ranged from 3 ½ Ib to the best at 4lb 8oz.
March 6th 2010
Neil wants advice
Thinking of dusting down the fly
rods, and fancied having a session on
Mitchells. Has anyone fished it or could give me some hints/methods etc.
Been a couple of years since
wetting a fly line so appreciate any info
February 5th 2010
Not sure who provided this picture
of a recent snow covered River BIrkin but they obviously enjoyed it.
When you send an image in provide a few details and take some credit.
February 2nd 2010
New head waterkeeper
Introducing myself, Robert Campbell as the new Head Water
will be a hard act to follow Ernie Shufflebotham, but I am looking
forward to working alongside Ernie to develop our waters and to
maintain the high standards set. Welcome to existing members and new
members and I hope you will enjoy our angling facilities and....full
story on head waterkeeper
January 30th 2010
In my travels, a visit to
a trout fishery near Bolton, I was informed by a friend that he was
fishing a river the other day at a point that must have been at least
one and a half miles from the nearest road when he was approached by a
EA Bailiff and asked for his licence. Having produced the said document
he got into conversation with the Bailiff to find that they have a real
crack down at the moment, so a word of warning - and in my capacity as
a Club Bailiff could I advise that licences should be carried at all
times when fishing and that failure to do so could end up being
extremely painfull, not to mention pricey.
Please continue to enjoy your
January 29th 2010
Hope all went well over the festive season and I hope we can
forward to a prosperous New Year. For those of you who are
new to us - WELCOME - TO THE REST OF US WELCOME BACK. Some
news that may not have reached all of you is that my name appears on
the Committee twice, which makes a total of three hats, that of
Chairman (or is it Person) Game Fishery Officer and Bailiff.
Apart from bringing these few facts to you notice the reason for me to
thump 7 bells out of this keyboard was to ask all the Fly people out
there if they could contact me and give me a way of getting any up to
date news or developments to you - preferably by e-mail. I
know that some of you do not have access to computers so to those I
would say feel free to use my mobile number.
The Environment Agency are involved
in building Salmon Ladders along
the length of the Bollin and I can assure you they wouldn't be doing
that unless we had the fish in the river. Ernie has seen them
at the mill weir a Warburton and you can call him a liar at your own
risk (not to mention getting used to a high pitched voice - yours not
Ernies). I have very reliable reports of extremely large
trout in the Birkin, by all accounts 8 or 9 pounders, now that would be
fun especially in a narrow brook such as the Birkin. Not so
long back one of our regulars on the Bolin caught a small but
beautifully formed Grayling - We have them all, all that is required is
the start of a new season.
January 26th 2010
Day ticket success
Just thought I would drop you a line to say thanks for having
day tickets to Lymm Dam, had a great time with my son on Saturday 23rd
We have never fished there before,
but we arrived about 9am, bit late I know, the bailiffs were there,
asked them about the water and could they suggest where we might get a
chance of catching some pike. Very helpful guys, never got names sorry,
they gave us some pointers, so off we went.
We moved a couple of times to
different spots as being mobile we got told is best and it certainly
worked. As 1pm came, my float started to move very slowly, so gave it a
few seconds, then struck and sure enough had my first ever pike on the
end, it was Just over 11lb have included a picture of it for you.
Caught it on the left side of the water by a little inlet, where the
bailiff said we should try, so a big thanks to them. Had on a
half mackerel straight on the bottom, depth of float was set to around
8 to 10 feet, it was the only fish of the day, but it was well worth it.
Angling development centre
The Bay Malton Angling Club has now
officially opened its “Angling
Development Centre”, aimed at promoting junior angling from its Border
Fishery site near Crewe Cheshire.
Bay Malton AC who are awaiting the
award of their Clubmark
certification work in partnership with Dave Smiths “Get Hooked on
Fishing Border scheme” at their Border site, from where over the past
two and a half years they have jointly delivered over 2000 junior
coaching sessions. The Angling Development Centre will not
only see this delivery continue, but additionally have the backing of
three major companies from the angling world.
Dave explained, “ From day one we
have worked closely with the
Environment Agency and this partnership has now been strengthened by
the addition of “Bag Em Matchbaits”, “Garbolino” and “Nash”, all of
whom have all given a commitment to assist with the on site delivery.
This means we will see consultants, representatives and products from
all three companies on site for events during the year, allowing our
junior members to get up close and personal with the stars of our
sport, picking up hints and tips, which can only help to improve their
angling. All three companies have continually given an amazing amount
of support to our Get Hooked scheme and having them officially involved
with the initiative gives us a solid foundation to develop upon.”
Bay Malton AC is also facilitating
the corporate trio with the free use
of the Border site, for promotional or corporate events. BMAC secretary
Stewart Godber explained, “We really appreciate the support being
offered to us by the angling trade, to have them involved with our site
is extremely prestigious. Moreover corporate events will bring cutting
edge angling products onto the site and as such to all our club
members. This symbiosis can only strengthen the delivery we already
provide for our young anglers, we cannot imagine a better way of ensure
the ongoing success of both BMAC and GHOF.”
Mick letting us know what he really
wanted to give Kevin for Christmas,
by the way Kev recently won the National Victor Meldrew lookalike award.
January 7th 2010
Thanks for the fly hook information
Thanks to all the members who emailed me with advice. It
shows we have
a healthy and friendly club where the members are there for one another.
January 3rd 2010
Ready tied barbless fly hooks
Happy new year to all members
This year I hope to try fly fishing for the first time.
However I'm haying difficulty finding ready tied flys on barbless
hooks, in order to comply with club rules. I would be grateful for any
info on where to obtain these. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks in anticipation Mel Betts
January 1st 2010
At the start of a new decade I hope the future will be happy
fruitful for all of you. Most of 2009 news has been moved to the
archive which is there for you to reference anything that has been said
during the past year.
December 21st 2009
Postponed junior match
Due to the sudden snap of cold weather, we have decided to
final Junior match and presentation event until the New Year. We felt
it would be to risky to set a date for the match and then to find the
water Frozen over and all involved to have had a wasted visit.
We will also be having the official
opening of the BMAC Angling
Development Centre on the 7th Jan 2010 to which all members are welcome.