River Irwell Polluted Yet Again

It’s happening again, and again and again. The Irwell –  must still be one of the most frequently polluted rivers in the UK – it’s a testament to the resilience of nature that anything can survive what we humans can throw at/in it. This week, we have seen the river turn white, green and now […]

Great News For The River Irwell

Great News For The River Irwell Earlier this year we were informed that United Utilities are going to be spending £450million plus between 2021 and 2025 on improvements to the waste water network and Cheshire…. This on its own was great news – as money was being spent in Bolton to reduce the frequency and […]

Salford Quays Night Fishing Now Banned

The club are very sad to report that we have been in recent dialogue with Salford Council regarding anglers anti social behaviour whilst night fishing at Salford Quays. Anglers making loud noise in the middle of the night, using the bushes as toilets in full view of residents etc has resulted in a number of […]

Ian Hayes Retires

We don’t know whether to be happy or sad to hear the news that our local Environment Agency Fisheries Officer has taken early retirement. Sad to hear that there will no longer be a calming, steady reliable, knowledgeable and helpful voice responding to our panicked calls when something is going wrong. Sad to hear that […]

Happy 100th Birthday (Mr Salford Quays) Ben Wallsworth

  Happy 100th Birthday to Ben Wallsworth, Salford born and bred. Born on this day in Ordsall in 1920. As a 20-year old soldier at the start of the 2nd World War, he was with the British Army at the evacuation from Dunkirk. He helped knock out a German machine gun and then refused to […]

River Irwell Social Evening

EVENT CANCELLED – WEATHER FORECAST IS SHOCKING LATER THIS AFTERNOON   A bit short notice but who cares. This Sunday evening the 22nd September – we will be holding a “social fish in” on the River Irwell at Agecroft in Salford. Parking at Whitewater Drive Salford, M7 3AP It’s up to you what you do […]

Old River Match Result 14th Sept 2019

We held another match on the Old River in Irlam today Only a few anglers found the fish 1st Tony Shep 10lb 5oz – 3 lovely tench 2nd Pete Kay 2lb 5oz – a net of roach and small skimmers We raised £30 for the restocking fund Many thanks to Mike Donigan of Monton Bait […]

Drinkwater Park – A bit of weeding

Like any garden – if left alone for any length of time – the weeds can take over. A lake is no different – and while the club have been spending time and effort combating the blanket weed that has ruined summer sport over the past few years… some of the swims have become a […]

Old River Match Record Broken

We held a match on the Old River Irwell in Irlam this evening to have some fun and raise funds for the Friendly Anglers Fund 1st Chris Fletcher – 16lb 12oz (5 tench) a new match record ! 2nd Gregg Garbett – 6lb 8oz (2 tench plus bits) 3rd Paul Nelson – 6lb (2 tench) […]

River Irwell Carp

We should stop describing Salford angler Kaden McCarthy as “young” and start using the word expert. Kadens latest fish, a 25lb common carp from the lower River Irwell certainly cements his position as one of the best anglers in our club. Check out this River Irwell Carp And for us mere mortals – The Irwell […]