MARK Greasley put in a good performance, taking third place in the Cheshire Police AC club match at Hampton Springs.
Greasley, drawn on peg 40 of Long Island, fished meat on pole for a mixed bag of carp, crucians and barbel weighing 46lbs.
Mike McLoughlin weighed in with a good 82lbs for the win, while Neil Jukes used meat on the pole from peg 14 to weigh in with carp, crucians and barbel at 52lbs for second place.
Hampton Springs held its two open matches on Saturday and Sunday. The Saturday open was staged on Long Island and was won by Wrexham angler Kevin Williams.
The Deggies Tackle member took 75lbs 12oz of carp in the margins of peg 42 using corn and expanders. His nearest rival was Charlie Mayers, also from Wrexham.
Drawn on peg 14 of Long Island, he netted 55lbs 8oz of tench taken on worm and carp caught on meat for second place. Chester’s Phil Hardman ran in third, taking 48lbs 10oz of carp on corn and pellet from peg 31.
Sunday’s open match was held on Rock Pool and Long Island. Keith Bean from Darland ran out the clear winner with a final weight of 74lbs 4oz of carp, taken in the margins of peg 2 of Rock Pool to pellet and corn.
Ellesmere Port’s Rob Denny took 54lbs 14oz of carp in the margins of peg 4 Long Island using corn and meat.
There were two open matches held at Lingmere Fishery, Moreton, last week. Once again it was owner Steve Openshaw who showed he knows his fishery well and how to fish it, by winning the Thursday open.
Openshaw weighed in with 57lbs 8oz of barbel, taken on meat fished on the pole in the margins of peg 18. Jamie Swain wasn’t too far behind in second, taking 55lbs 2oz of carp and barbel, and Bob Evans took third place with a mixed bag weighing 40lb 4oz.
Ellesmere Port angler Nick Swanwick won the Saturday open match with a good bag of barbel weighing 62lbs, using meat on peg 19.
Upton’s Phil Roberts narrowly took second place with a mixed bag from peg 17 weighing 48lbs 13oz. Phil just edged it with Dave Woodworth only managing 46lbs 14oz in third.
Members of Connah’s Quay AC travelled to Bala Lake to compete in their match on Sunday. Difficult conditions for the anglers meant that catches were low.
The eventual winner was Connah’s Quay angler Brian Hoer with a bag of roach weighing 6lb 12oz taken on the tip with maggot.
Second-placed Dave Hodson, also from Connah’s Quay, took 5lb 13oz of roach and Upton’s Martin Holden weighed in with 4lb 15oz of roach for third spot.