THE Holt and Farndon AC match on the River Dee at Holt saw some impressive weights.
It was won by Dave Bithell with chub and dace for 58-0-0, beating Reg Williams with the same for 23-0-0 and Dave Jones with 18-8-0.
Rake and Pikel AC’s match on the marina length of the River Weaver yielded only one weigher, Dave Spencer, with 3-8-0 of roach.
Mark Pleavin was top rod in the Saturday open match on the rock pool at Hampton Springs Fishery. A carp-based 14-8-0 put him ahead of Keith Bean on 12-8-0 and John Heald with 11-0-0.
The Sunday match at Hampton Springs went to Gary Vincent with carp and chub weighing 29-2-0 taken to sweetcorn, while Gregg Roberts had 25-14-0 and Rob Denny 14-14-0.
Pleavin picked up a second win, in Chester Tackle Locker’s silver-fish-only match at Hampton Springs Fishery. With maggot below a waggler, he took roach and chub weighing 27-14-0, enough to see off Gary Whalley with 17-0-0 and Stuart Davies with 16-14-0.
There is another match tomorrow. To book in, call Chester Tackle Locker on 01244 345069.
Pleavin claimed a hat-trick after breaking through the ice to win the Tuesday Rovers AC match on Hampton Springs Fishery’s Poplars Pool. Netting chub and roach gave him a winning weight of 23-0-0, beating Wendy Locker with 11-0-0 and John Sturgess with 9-8-0.
Billy Bristow claimed victory in the Manley AC match on Mouldsworth Lake. He put 8-12-0 of roach on the scales to beat Steve Roxburgh with 6-0-0 and Eddy Day with 4-10-0.
Steve Openshaw took both open matches at Lingmere Fishery. He triumphed in the Thursday match with carp for 12-6-0 defeating Tony Irvine and Paul Jones who each had 11-15-0.
Openshaw then won the Saturday match taking more carp, this time weighing 9-4-0 to beat Bob Evans with 7-7-0 and Alan Dewhurst with 6-2-0.
Steve Norman walked away with a win from Airbus AC’s match on the Long Island Pool at Hampton Springs Fishery. Carp and roach weighing 21-12-0 gave him the edge over Thomas Lea with just 13-4-0 and Andy Amos with 12-6-0.