Match Result 27th July 2016 River Irwell

Rain in the 24 hours preceding the match led to the river being up a foot, coloured and really pushing through – certainly not ideal conditions

8 anglers braved the conditions  – but only one angler landed a fish

Dennis 1

Congratulations to Dennis Mulcahy for landing the only fish of the night a 1.5lb chub – caught using maggot feeder tactics

Well done to all other competitors for sticking it out – and commiserations to those who bumped off good fish (it could have been so different !!)



Fishing Match Result 13th July 2016

The first of this years series of evening fishing matches was held at Piccadilly Basin on the Rochdale Canal….

A 5.30pm draw – and we fished from 6pm until 9pm

11 anglers turned out, with a mix of pole and rod and line approaches..

Ronan on peg 2 (nearest to the lock gates at Piccadilly) found the skimmers on maggot on the far side of the boat channel and caught a very respectable 4lb8oz.


Mike Duddy came second with 2lb2oz of roach caught on hemp and caster


Phil Clayton in 3rd place with 1lb2oz of roach


Nearly all anglers caught a couple of fish, with only one angler being unlucky to dry net…..


Summer Fishing Matches

We are going to hold some Wednesday evening fishing matches (its been a while).

In the true spirit of Salford Friendly Matches – you can feed your peg as soon as you have drawn, help and advice is given to any angler who might be a beginner – and serious verbal abuse given to those who claim excellence but don’t display any.

Irwell Roach

All matches draw at 5.30pm
Fish from 6pm to dusk
£3 to enter

13th July – Rochdale Canal – Piccadilly Basin, Manchester – M1 2HG

27th July – River Irwell – Mocha Parade, Salford – M7 1RE

3rd August – Waterdale – CANCELLED

10th August – Salford Quays – Ontario Quay – park at the Beefeater, Salford Quays – M50 3SQ

17th August – Old River Irwell – Ferry Lane, Irlam M44 6DN

To book on matches please email       admin@salfordfriendlyanglers.co.uk