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 […]

Engineering Works Drinkwater Park

Large scale engineering works are going to be taking place over the next 8 weeks in Drinkwater Park, as works are undertaken to protect the footings of the footbridge across the River Irwell between Drinkwater Park lake and Agecroft Pond side…. The Forestry Commission are placing large rock boulders around the bridge footings to protect […]

National Angling Strategy 2019-24

Remember when we asked you – our members to take part in a National Angling Survey back in 2018 ? Well now a new National Angling Strategy has been devised which uses the data from this survey and has been put together by Adam Brown – who works for www.substance.net in Manchester (who also happens […]

Restocking Our Waters

We’ve put together a few clips of us restocking our clubs waters…… Enjoy the fishing….. take your children/grandchildren with you – its your duty as an angler and as a good parent Take you litter home with you when you’re finished

More Irwell Heartbreak As Pollution Strikes Again

Yet again…. we are sad to report that there has been another significant pollution incident on the River Irwell just days before the new coarse fishing season starts again on the 16th June. Hundreds of dead fish were seen in the River upstream of Bury – with big wild brown trout to approximately 4lb in […]