THERE was hardly any colour in the River Weaver’s Oak Tree length for Barnton & Frodsham AC’s fifth round match in its Monday Evening Series and most catches were made up of small fish.

Heading the field was Ian Morrison on peg 442 with 8-9-0, a catch consisting of skimmers, roach and a bonus bream of 2½lbs.

Ian tempted his bream and skimmers on tip rod-fished worm before changing to maggot on the pole at five metres to boost his net with a succession of small roach.

The second slot was filled by Wayne Percival, peg 437, who used the same approach to put 6-6-0 on the scales. A close third was Chris Simmons, peg 441, with 6-3-0.

With four matches to go in this Series, Ian Morrison is leading the way with 85 points with Steve Walker in second with 82 and Arthur Kenney in third place with 79.

On Wednesday morning the Club’s veterans were on the Weaver at Anderton for the first round in their series for the E & H Cross Trophy.

The maximum points on offer went to John Dudley with 7-10-0 of mainly roach, plus a bream of 4lbs, all caught on red maggot fished on the pole at eight metres out from peg 41. Stan Butterworth, peg 46, used the same method as the winner to claim second with 4-3-0 and Arthur Kenney, peg 42, was third with 3-15-0.

Later in the day the action switched to Heesom’s Pool for the fifth round of the Wednesday Evening Series.

In first place was Stan Atkinson, peg 19, who fished maggot at nine metres tight to an overhanging willow to put together a net of 16-9-0, consisting of skimmers, crucians, tench and rudd.

Second was Mike Smith, peg seven, who fished pellet on the pole at eight and four metres for 16-2-0 of crucians and skimmers.