ANGLING: CHARLIE Mayers was a runaway winner of the Tarvin Sands AC match on their own fishery on Thursday last week.
He finished with 58lbs 6oz of carp, roach and tench, well clear of Alan Jones who had a similar catch weighing 45-5-0, with Ian Jones third with 39lbs.
John Pearson was the winner of the Saturday open match at the same venue with carp up to 14lbs for a total of 74-6-0, well ahead of Mark Pleavin's 29lbs of carp and skimmers and John Woodrow's 24lbs.
The Monday open went to Mark Walton with 13-8-0 of skimmers and roach from John Woodrow's 11-8-0 and Lavinia Stretton's 9-6-0.
The club has started Wednesday open matches for senior citizens and disabled anglers. They draw at 10am with an £8 entry fee. Further details from Phil Crimes on 01244 399430.
Local matchmen were among the leaders in all the Easter open matches at Hampton Springs Fishery. On Friday, Gary Bough won with a carp-based 55-4-0, beating Ray Williams' 38-8-0 and Steve Boyd's 38-3-0.
Williams won the Saturday match with 66-12-0 of carp and drew the golden peg to add £300 to his winnings. Martin Wedley was second with 44-6-0 and Andy Spencer third with 37-10-0.
The Sunday match went to Danny McLoughlan with 56-14-0 of carp and he also won the £300 golden peg. Second was Rob Denny with 36-8-0 of carp.
Paul Stevenson won the Sunday match with 82-12-0 of carp, from Sam Kennedy's 48-8-0 and Dave Artell's 48-6-0.
The area's teams in the Heronbrook Fishery Winter League had mixed fortunes on Sunday. Tarvin Sands AC did best to finish in the top 10 and take fourth spot in the table. Their top rods were Mark Pleavin with 32-4-0 of carp, Les Picken with 16-12-0 and Phil Hardman who had 8lbs.
Fisherman's Tackle were in the top half on the day and moved into the top 10 overall, led by Colin Cooke with 50-12-0 and supported by Gary Bough with 12-4-0 and Phil Henry with 11lbs.
The Sensas Rod 'n' Reel team moved up to 17th, thanks to Carl Fletcher with 31lbs, Geoff Grantham with 25-12-0 and Lee Saville with 22-12-0.
Wirral Raiders were well down after Paul Walsh had taken 24lbs, Brian Fooke 20-12-0 and Bob Thelwell 8lbs.
Danny McGarry, of Eastham, a member of Wirral Gamefishers, took a 7-2-0 rainbow from Llyn Brenig.
The Willaston-based CSM team won the Crewe and District Winter League following Sunday's final match on the SU Canal at Wardle. They finished fifth on the day to clinch the title, led by Dave Ellis with 0-11-0 of small fish and George Cooke with 0-8-0.
Chester Tackle Locker finished 10th over-all. Their best weighers were Wayne Jevons with 1-2-0, Mike Beaumont 0-15-0 and Chris Morris 0-12-0.
Cheshire Police Flyfishers fished the first match of the year from boats on Llyn Brenig, where Steve Matthews weighed in four fish for 18-4-0 using a small lure, including the top fish - a 5-8-0 rainbow. Peter Hindle had four rainbows for 17-2-0 and Gary Fowles took 6-15-0.
Andy Thompson led at the end of the Wirral Borough Council AC match at Gorsty Hall Fishery with 22-6-0 of carp, crucians and orfe. Kenny Stuart had 19-8-0 of carp and Jamie Stuart took 18lbs of crucians and roach.
Victory in the Ellesmere Port British Legion AC match at Hampton Springs went to Barry Hawkswood with 19-6-0 of carp, ahead of John Ryder's 14-4-0 of barbel and Jimmy Grimes' 11-12-0 of carp and small fish.
David Hughes won the Chester Police flyfishers' opening match of the year at Meadow Fishery with four rainbows weighing 10-4-0, including the best of the day, a 4-2-0 fish. Peter Hindle took 8-8-0 and Jim Fryer 6-10-0.
Frank Cooke netted top prize in the Thursday open at Lingmere Fishery with a carp-based 46-6-0, beating Dave Randles Snr with 34-10-0 and Dave Lawrence with 27-8-0. Top in the Saturday match was Sid Jones with a 51-8-0 mixture from Randles Snr's 43-8-0 and Lawrence's 35-15-0.