We are proud to announce that in partnership withAdlington Angling Centre/Fish Matrix.  the Cock O't North Tip Tournament will be held on both Anglezarke & Upper Rivington reservoir where 90 anglers will be competing for the honour of being crowned The Cock O't North Tip Champion 2017 on the following dates -

Round 1 qualifier Saturday 19th August
Round 2 qualifier Saturday 30th September
Round 3 qualifier Saturday 14th October

Final Saturday 28th October

The prizes are -

£300 of tackle kindly donated by Matrix

1st £600
2nd £300
3rd £200
4th £150

On the day of the final, we will also be splitting each lake into three sections of five anglers who will be fishing for £100 per section were default comes into play.

We will have 15 anglers fishing each reservoir consecutively in all the qualifiers with the top five anglers on each water moving forward to fish the final on Saturday 28th October.

Its £25 to enter and tickets can only be bought at Adlington Angling Centre

At this moment in time we are limiting it to one ticket per person but if the event hasn't sold out by the end of March we will then let people buy more tickets for the remaining spaces if they want to fish another qualifier. (All payments must be in by the end of March)

If you want to book on either message me via Facebook or call Andy at the shop on01257 474823

The draw on the days of the match as well as the presentation will be made atThe Rivington (formerly Rivington Bowling Club)next to Upper Rivington reservoir

North West Pole Repairs have kindly offered all S&DAA members a 10% discount on pole repairs, please quote your membership number to obtain the discount. For more information about the services offered, visit their website (click on the link)

We're thankful to member Howard Lloyd, for letting us share with you this picture of a lovely common carp which he caught on the Three Pools.  Although not a large fish, it's certainly a nice looking specimen, and shows that you never really know what you'll catch next on the drains!!


I am delighted to be able to report that following very positive negotiations with Wigan & District Angling Association, we have agreed that the Rufford Canal will be fishable by members of both Associations along it entire length.

Please note that any bait restrictions on each of the Associations length of the canal will still apply and matches must be booked via the appropriate match secretary of the controlling Association.

We believe that this is a very positive step for the anglers of both Associations.

For clarity I have detailed the controlling Associations length of the Rufford Canal below:

Wigan AA control between bridges 1 to 7

Southport DAA control between bridges 7 to 12, which is the swing bridge at Tarleton

Paul Tabron



What a great start to the new year for Jack Lloyd, his first double figure pike of 2016 from the drains, we are sure there will be many more to come for Jack!

 2016 first double

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