August 10, 2008

Members on Rise at Border Complex

Bay Malton Angling Club are reaping the reward of taking on the Border Fishery complex at Balterley, with bumper membership of more than 3,000 anglers now on their books.

Revealing the extended figures this week, Stuart Godber, of the Bay Malton club, said: "Although not originating from the region, we saw the potential of the Border complex, and our foresight has been justified."

Bay Malton AC started in the Warrington area with small waters, extending their portfolio until the Border complex became available on lease when owner Mick Glover decided to relinquish the day-to- day running of the six-water complex near Crewe.

Now Bay Malton AC have a broad reach when it comes to the areas covered by their membership, anglers from all across the North West and West Midlands signing up to fish their vast array of waters.

"As yet, we are not the biggest club in the country," said Godber.

"But we believe we are the best when it comes to giving anglers what they want - and that means plenty of fish in well-stocked waters, something we can guarantee at Border."

CREWE rods dominated the latest of the monthly Westlow Mere trout competitions held at the Congleton venue, Phil Greer and Dave Howard finishing first and second with five-fish catches totalling 12lb 15oz and 10lb 14oz respectively.

Winner Greer used a series of Black-based lures to net his five winning fish.

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