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Post by marcus on Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:15 am

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Post by newo on Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:00 pm

what an interesting photo Tencher, i guess it was taken before Pilkingtons
extended it and built the retaining wall along burrows lane, how steep are those banks
and all the trees around the water i would like to see more, where did you get the photo
and is there a story attached

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Post by Eric on Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:11 pm

I've seen that photo before and it was captioned "Members of St. Helens Angling Association fishing at Eccleston Mere..."
I don't believe it is Eccleston Mere, I think it's actually Carr Mill Dam.

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Post by markobrowning on Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:56 pm

I HAVE TO AGREE LOOKS VERY MUCH LIKE THE DROPS ON CARR MILL AND THE TRAIN LINE IN THE DISTANCE, MAYBE scratch
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Post by newo on Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:17 pm

yes shame it looks like its carr mill what a let down lolol

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Post by marcus on Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:33 pm

This is where i got it from although i have seen the picture on its own somewhere else, if you are interested in things bygone you will find loads of stuff in the st helens archives above the library in town in the meantime enjoy this!

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Post by markobrowning on Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:53 pm

HASN'T CHANGED MUCH HAS IT Cool
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Post by tenchmaster on Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:03 am

deffo looks like carr mill Smile

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Post by marcus on Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:08 am

well i have just come back from st helens archives and i have to say back in 1890 eccy mere looked totaly different to how it looks now even in 1976 it looks almost a different water! i will be looking in to this further and hopefully put some pictures up here, i seen a good few today but at the cost of 33 quid an image (copyright and all that) it wont be just yet, i seen 1 picture of a fishing contest in 1890 where everyone was sat down for tea and eating sandwiches Very Happy
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Post by tenchmaster on Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:55 pm

i love all that stuff

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Post by johnwoods on Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:22 pm

i have seen that pic before in the rangers centre at sherdly park, it is carr mill along the drop facing towards the arches end most of the photos they had came from scars (sanky canal thing) and they had a faair few of carr mill with the old boathouse the building of the new overflow and the old train staition that was there along with reports of the infamous percy/ swan battle

oh and a carp that weighed over 15lb in 1901 i think it was there were complaints that that would wreck the trout fishing Laughing
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Post by marcus on Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:07 am

thanks noodle i will try and get down there and have a butchers! i think it would be interesting to find out a little of the history of our local waters! does anyone else think this would be interesting?
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Post by newo on Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:06 am

tencher wrote:thanks noodle i will try and get down there and have a butchers! i think it would be interesting to find out a little of the history of our local waters! does anyone else think this would be interesting?

yes, i have had quite a discussion about the pike and swan battle, a few pictures or reports would be interesting ,, i actually saw them later dead on the bank, i missed it by minutes
i later saw both the pike and the swan in the mansion house museum in Victoria park
the pike was last seen in the rangers cabin in Taylor park but where it is now i dont know

i too like talking about the old times, Newo

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Post by tenchmaster on Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:41 pm

carr mill used to be a trout water then?

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Post by johnwoods on Sat Feb 23, 2008 4:44 pm

tenchmaster wrote:carr mill used to be a trout water then?


not as we know em now but did have wildies in there are a few knockning round locally Ive seen one come out of carr mill that was only a couple of ounces but that was after the sankey had been stocked

one bloke caught one around the 12lb mark a few years ago on a rapala tail dancer in shad colours. not out of carr miil i might add but not a great distance away from it either
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Post by Huyton one on Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:32 pm

Halsnead about 1978

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Post by marcus on Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:58 pm

cheers brian Very Happy is that a mitchell reel?
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Post by johnwoods on Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:10 pm

tencher wrote:cheers brian Very Happy is that a mitchell reel?

and herons by the looks of it as well
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Post by Huyton one on Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:45 am

You are both right

The Halcyon days of the lake
before all the fly tipping..... etc .Haven't fished the lake for years now but i beleive it's getting back in order so i just might get another ticket for it . :gns:
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Post by johnwoods on Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:01 pm

Huyton one wrote:You are both right

The Halcyon days of the lake
before all the fly tipping..... etc .Haven't fished the lake for years now but i beleive it's getting back in order so i just might get another ticket for it . :gns:

was up a few months back its still bad, not as bad as it was though so there is hope yet
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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 15, 2008 8:02 am

The picture at the top Tencher look's like the Dome peg on the mere. Idea Idea Idea Idea Idea

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