A stock of small roach and bream have been made into Jacksmere Lane (Sunday 20 Dec). The fish were from a netting made at Twin Lakes. - Pictures are on the Facebook site

The EA have today introduced a stocking of 400 18 month old Tench into the Sluice.


In light of the current situation, the Committee have agreed that the AGM (scheduled for Tuesday 12 May) will be cancelled.

Once the situation we all currently face has eased, an announcement will be made regarding the re-scheduling of it.

We are proud to announce that in partnership withAdlington Angling Centre & Diawa, the AAC Feeder Champs will be held on both both Anglezarke & Upper Rivington reservoir where 90 anglers will be competing for the honour of being crowned The 2020 AAC/ Diawa Feeder Champion 2020. The following dates will see qualifying matches:

Round 1 qualifier Saturday 27th June
Round 2 qualifier Saturday 18th July
Round 3 qualifier Saturday 25th July
Round 4 qualifier Saturday 1st August
Round 5 qualifier Saturday 15th August

The two day final will be on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th September

For all details on booking a place on the qualifiers, please contact Adlington Angling

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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