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Post by eloiseking on Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:53 pm

Hi there

As anyone ever fished either one of the two ponds at Mersey Valley golf club, i am thinking of joining but wanted to know if anyone has fished here and if so what's it like and whats in?

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Post by tomheron96 on Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:31 am

are you talking about the lakes just after the golf club??

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Post by eloiseking on Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:51 am

yer, all i know is that there are 2 ponds right near the 1st hole, near the club house in some woods, i think they call them chestnut and acorn lake, i went for a walk arround yesterday but no one was fishing toi ask.

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Post by Alan76 on Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:29 pm

From another site

i used to have a membership for the mersey valley golf course lakes. when i joined there were only 11 members as it was 125 to join then 75 ever year after. when i first joined i was told that night fishin was goin to be available how ever after 4 years as a member it never came off the water just wasnt progressing as it should of. there are no real rules only no barbed hooks ect same old same. i was the only one on there fishin with two rods an alarms an the looks i used to get were comical mate. what you fish for mate aint nothin in there were the comments i used to get off the golfers. also there are no rules regardin fish care many a time i saw old fellas who should know better just putting carp on the stages an letting them thrash about .

anyway my point here is give the place a wide birth the fish are nearly all 8lb-12lb commons in four years fishin never had any think over than commons even thou they say there are mirrors in there. biggest i had was 13lb. there are rumours that there are 20lbers in there but never seen one...!
its mainly a match fishin water really with wooden stages all the way around the two lakes, the smaller lake is best for the carp. think the golf club owner missed a trick really if it was managed properly by some who knows about fisheries managment it would have had some real potential.

if i were you mate give them a ring and go see for your self it may appeal to you but dont be fooled into thinkin there are monsters in there. mike the bloke who runs it will try an sell it to you but it aint a carp anglers water unless you use a pole

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Post by eloiseking on Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:09 am

thanks alan76 for your reply.... does anyone know of any other lakes/ponds near by that are worth a try. i have paid for the ST Helens AA now for 5 years and only fished the Hotties (which as gone down hill rapidly in the last 2 years) and in that 5 years nothing as improved / invested in which is wrong because it could be a great place to fish if it was looked after and put some new stock in. Someone told me while i was fishing on sunday that the hot flow section of the hotties was drained/blocked in the new year and all the fish was moved into the tesco end does anyone know if this is true or not. Thanks again for all your replies.

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Post by Tight Lines Swift on Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:52 am

Hi, I dont know of any recent draining of the hotties or if it has been blocked. But, take a look in the NEWS forum and there is a thread on the St.Helens canal were this has recently been discussed. Regular users of the canal have been discussing the draining and removal of fish over the years.

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Post by johnwoods on Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:44 am

what happened is that warm water doesnt flow in as much as it has in recent years so the water temp fluctuates more so the fishing instead of being as reliable as it has been is becoming more akin to any other normal canal
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Post by bigbaz on Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:30 am

hi i fish at mersey valley and its been busy over the past few months,ive had some nice carp out of there,i was there a couple of weeks ago and was talking to one of the members,he told me that there is chub and barble in there,if you know any one who is a member of the golf club they can take you on to fish as a guest.

there is also 3 ponds on the farm which is 150 yards past the golf course enterance which is ok and 5/6 day ticket

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Post by eloiseking on Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:54 am

Great thanks bigbaz, i am now a member of Mersey Valley since March and so far had a great year, i have had perch (2LB being the biggest in the largest of the 2 ponds), Barbel and Chub just touching 2LB.ell at 3LB and my biggest carp so far is a 12LB on the small lake. But the guy accross from me had a 15LB and a 18LB in the same day right near the lillies on the small pond (where it meets the other pond). The biggest is arround 18 - 19LB but its just a nice place to fish

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Post by Alan76 on Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:35 am

I had a walk round the lakes a few months ago. Just a couple of questions for the members, are you guys catching a lot of fish a session, I much prefer getting lots of bites not really bothered about size . Have you got any idea how if fishs for silvers during the winter and does it get busy during the summer months?

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Post by eloiseking on Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:41 am

i only joined in march so not sure what its like over winter, went last week with 1/2 pint of maggotts and had ide to 1lb, roach to 1lb and loads of Perch and a few chub. (in the big lake) the small lake is mainly used for carp fishing. This summer was hard but it never gets packed the big lake on a busy day you get about 20 - 30 people but the small lake you are lucky to get 5 on there. We only have 120 members its great it never gets busy and its good fun.... one tip if you are on the big lake and you fish near the golf course take your umberlla Shocked .

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Post by georgegalligan97 on Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:27 pm

its pretty decent for silver like roach, breem and chub, ive had a 2lb roach and a 4lb perch and an okay chub, the carp are tiny though and there is huge restrictions on bait and hook size etc, not even allowed to use your own groundbait or pellets you have to buy theres which is 5 per kilo.

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Post by errol77 on Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:51 pm

loike the sound ov the place for a nice quiet day. wots the prices for membership an do they do day tickets. also any contact infomation would be appreciated.
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Post by eloiseking on Wed May 02, 2012 2:35 pm

Hi there
its 50 joining fee and then 75 per year. its just been stocked up with more Barbel and some crucians. There is no day tickets but if you go and speak with Mike and you are wanting to join he will give you a free test to see if you like it. The place is fantastic, really quiet and you make some really nice friends there and the fish are in top condition, Carp go up to 18LB but they are generally arround the 8lb - 12lb mark, Barbel and chub are now at 2lb, Perch arein the high 4lbs and other silver as well inc loads of 1lb+ roach. Two ponds really nice place Contact Mike on 0151 424 6060

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Post by errol77 on Wed May 02, 2012 11:42 pm

forget them prices. st.helens aa only 24 an u get about 6-7 waters on there. too far away to warrant paying that much. pity no day tickets
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Post by marcus on Thu May 03, 2012 5:18 am

st helens aa is a great local club, but in my opinion dont spen any of the money they recieve on there waters with the exception of carr mill dam, the canal for one example needs to be restocked!!

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Post by errol77 on Thu May 03, 2012 2:19 pm

i agree wiv the stock situation but still think that mersey vally are still charging golf prices for fishing. too much for wot you get.
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