ANGLING: KEITH Bean struck lucky while fishing in the Hampton Springs Fishery open match on Saturday.
He was on a peg on the Poplar Pool and as well as winning with 42lbs 8oz of carp he also drew the golden peg and took home £375.
In Sunday's open match Ellesmere Port's Peter Cooke was top with 50-12-0 of carp from the rock pool.
Jason Rogers was top in the Airbus, Broughton AC match on the beech pool at Burton Mere Fishery with 21-11-0 of carp and skimmers.
Alan Dewhurst led the field in the Lingmere Fishery open match on Thursday last week with a 31-4-0 mixture.
In Saturday's match Chris Smith led with a carp-based 24-10-0.
Neville Gough took the honours in the Holt and Farndon AC match on the Dee, at Holt, with 38lbs of chub, roach and dace.
Ron Evans was up front in the Grosvenor Estate AC pike match on the Eaton Hall serpentine with three fish up to the 10-10-0 mark for a total of 24-12-0.
Frodsham-based North West Flyfishers fished their first match of the year at Ellerdine reservoir where Harold Jannion took four rainbows weighing 11-4-0, the best weighing 4-10-0, and all taken with a white lure.
Les Picken won the Tarvin Sands AC Tuesday match at Cheshire Fishery, Tattenhall, with a 30-12-0 mixture.
Phil Chrimes was the winner of the Thursday match on home waters with a 14-14-0 mix.
The Saturday match went to Rick Keeley with 7lbs of roach and skimmers.
Because of ill health Buckley's Cliff Hibbert has had to stand down as secretary of the Dee Anglers' Association. Any queries should go to Andy Davies on 01244 545148.
Chester Tackle Locker hit top form to take third place in the Crewe and District Winter League match on the SU Canal at Acton. Chris Morris was their leader with 0-4-15 of gudgeon.
Two Willaston teams competed in the Liverpool-Jack Purchase Winter League match on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Maghull. The clear water proved a handicap with Willaston Red faring best, led by Jamie Hughes who won his section helped by a 1-12-0 bream to reach 1-14-10. The Black team efforts were led by Tony Churchill, second in his section with a 0-6-1 perch.