ANGLING: TARVIN Sands AC made a promising start to the Heron-brook Fishery Spring League when they finished fourth in Sunday's opener.
Les Picken led their efforts in sixth place with a carp-based 39lbs 8oz, supported by Shaun Sand-ham with 15-12-0 and Ray Iball with 4-4-0.
The Fisherman's Tackle team were also in the top half, led by Colin Clarke's 20lbs of carp, Chris Smith with 10lbs and Gary Bough with 7-8-0.
Chester Tackle Locker dipped in Sunday's North Wales Winter League match on the Severn at Shrewsbury, finishing fifth. Top weigher was Neil Faulkner with 6-15-0 of roach and dace.
Les Picken led the field in the Tarvin Sands AC Tuesday match at Lloyd's Meadow with 43lbs of carp. Phil Crimes won the Thursday match at their own fishery with 51-2-0 of carp up to 8lbs.
The Saturday match was won by Mick Ford with 5-9-0 of silver fish.
Dave Lawrence was up front in the Lingmere Fishery open match last Thursday with a 21-4-0 mixture. The Saturday match winner was Tom Ward with a carp-based 32-4-0.
Roy Price won the Airbus, Broughton AC match at Car Mill Dam pool with 3-6-0 of skimmers.
Two members of the Ellesmere Port British Legion AC were invited by a Northwich club to join them in their match at the Lloyd's Meadow Fishery and they took the top two places. Andrew Fletcher won with 39-12-0 of carp from Mike Ray with 8-15-0 of carp.
Ron Evans was top of only two weighers in Saturday's Holt and Farndon AC match on the Dee at Holt with 3-7-0 of chub and dace.
Wirral Borough Council AC were third in the Winsford Winter League match on the Weaver and third overall. Top on the day was Keith Williams with 2-9-0 of roach.
There are still vacancies in next month's Rivacre AC Spring League. Further details from Ian Lloyd on 0151 201 3569.
The Willaston teams in the Liverpool Jack Purchase Winter League had mixed fortunes in Sunday's match on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The Red team was fifth to go sixth overall. The Black team finished lower led by Gordon Griffiths with 0-8-3.
Lavister's John Murdoch won the Weston Pools Fishery open match at Oswestry with 17-10-0 of carp taken with sweetcorn.