club news

Carp Match - Heesoms 16th to 17th july 2022

Lee 'TopRod' Greenhough won the summer carp match on Heesoms with 2 Twenty Pounders.The fish pictured was a lovely 25lb 7oz Common Carp and he also landed 'Kinktail' the Mirror Carp yet again at 22lbs.
Well done TopRod........... living up to his nickname.

Bream 9lbs 7oz - Heesom's Pool

Will "Underpants" Reade Landed a huge 9lbs 7oz Bream on Heesom's at the weekend (07/05/22). Knocking Danny Fall's Pool record of 9lbs 4oz into second place.

Nice one Will!!

Posted 08/05/22

Work Parties - Cisterns

Over the last week or so, work parties have been carried out on Junior Cisterns. Several fish refuges have been placed at certain areas around the lake. 
They are located in the margin areas and are easily identifiably by the reeds that have been attached to them.

Thanks to all the lads who assisted in the work parties.

More photos can be seen in the gallery.

Posted 08/05/22

St george's day 
carp match

Kink Tail 20lbs 9oz

Joint 1st - Danny Fall

With Kink Tail the Mirror Carp 
at 20lbs 9oz

Posted 26/04/22

kink tail 20lbs 9oz

Joint 1st - Lee Greenhough

With Kink Tail the Mirror Carp
at 20lbs 9oz

bream 9lbs 4oz

Big Bonus Bream for Danny Fall

A whopping 9lbs 4oz

ukraine appeal

The club has donated £100.00 to the Angling Trust UKraine appeal        Phil Hawkins  Chairman

there is a vacancy for a match secretary

any one interested in becoming the Match Secretary please contact Phil Hawkins BAFAC Chairman, 

Fish Legal

Fish Legal is a membership association using the law to protect fish stocks and the rights of its members throughout the UK. It is united in a collaborative relationship with the Angling Trust, the national representative and governing body for angling in England. Joint membership packages with the Angling Trust are available for individuals, clubs, fisheries and other categories.

Fish Legal Website & Social Media Pages

EA Fish survey - Junior cisterns

A fish survey of Junior Cisterns was carried out on Monday 6th December 2021.

Here are some figures and stocks from the netting that was carried out.
20 x Bream.    Sizes 2lb to 4lb.
6 x Tench.    Sizes 2lb to 4lb.
8 x Crucian Carp. Sizes 2lb to 3lb.
33 x Carp.    Sizes 8lb to 18lbs.
Mixed nets of silvers (Mainly Roach) 80lbs total weight.

10 Carp around the 10lbs mark have now been moved from the Junior Cisterns to the Top Pit.
To see some photos taken from the Fish Survey Click Here

Posted: 08/12/21

Winter Carp Match

27th to 28th November 2021
A good time was had by all, but no carp made an appearance. First the lads were battered by the storm that weekend and then hit with snow and sub zero temperatures.
A big thanks to Mrs "Sparky" for cooking an excellent chilli for the lads on Saturday afternoon.
To see the Carp Match Photos Click Here

Posted: 29/11/21

Drone & Underwater page

A drone and underwater video footage page has been added to the website.Take a look above the clubs waters and below the surface of them. Click here for the Drone & Underwater Footage Page
More videos coming soon

Posted: 08/11/21

Carp Match

Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd October 2021
The winner of the match was Lee Greenhough with an impressive 26lb Common Carp.

Well Done Lee, good angling!

Posted: 03/10/21

Junior Match

The Junior match took place on 25th September 2021 at Heesom's Pool.

Click here to see the Junior Match Gallery

Posted: 25/09/21


How to apply for Club Membership

New memberships can now be purchased in one of two ways:

By post:
  • If you wish to apply for membership of the Club by post complete a Membership Application form, (a copy of which can be printed from this website), and return it together with a cheque or postal order - made payable to ‘Barnton & Frodsham AC’ - for the appropriate amount and a **DL-size stamped addressed envelope (size 220mm x 110mm) to:
  •  Barnton & Frodsham AC
  • P.O. Box 297
  • Northwich
  • CW8 4XX
  • By prior arrangement with Pat Colgan, (the Club’s Maintenance Manager).
  • Membership can be purchased from Pat Colgan by first telephoning him on 07758465382 to arrange to meet at Heesom’s Pool, Raddel Lane, Higher Whitley, WA4 4EE.
  • Please note that:
  • Individuals who wish purchase membership from Pat must not fish on any of the Club’s waters until after they have been issued with a current membership card
  • That the fees for memberships bought from him have to be paid for in the exact   amount of cash.


Cheshire West & Chester Council issues the key that is needed to open the barrier across the roadway that leads to the car parking areas adjacent to the Cisterns and the barrier and gate across the path that goes down to the Clubs stretch of the River Weaver.
Currently, the Council charges £10 for a key, (this sum is refunded by the Council if the key is later returned)

To apply for a key write to:
Business Support (Winsford)
Cheshire West & Chester Council,
Facilities Office
Wyvern House

Please request a copy of the Anderton Nature Park fisherman's car park access key, which is characterised with a white plastic dot.
When applying for a copy of this key a Club member must provide Business Support with the following:
A photo-copy of their current membership card,
  A contact telephone number Proof of address (such as a photo-copy of a recent Gas or Electricity bill)
Also enclose a cheque for £10 made payable to Cheshire West and Chester Council.

Should you need to speak to a Council employee, telephone 01606 271506 during weekday office hours and ask for a member of the Business Support Team.


Cheshire West & Chester Council,

Business Support (Winsford)

Facilities Office

Wyvern House



Or: telephone the appropriate office on 01606271740 (during weekday office hours of 9am to 5pm.

Or: email to

NOTE: that when a Club member applies for a key for Anderton Nature he/she will be asked to provide the Council with the following information:

A photo-copy of their current membership card,

A contact telephone number

Proof of address (such as a photo-copy of a recent Gas or Electricity bill)

the 2023 annual general meeting

The AGM will take place on Monday the 20th November in the Lounge Bar of Barnton Cricket Club at 7.00pm PROMPT, any member attending must bring their current Membership Card with them as they might be asked to produce it