MANY of the local angling clubs took to the banks of the River Weaver at the weekend.
The water was gin clear and without significant flow. Subsequently, this made fishing quite difficult for competitors, culminating in a lot of low weights and a number of blanks, even after six hours of fishing.
Rivacre AC held their club match on the Weaver at Lock Street, Northwich, on Saturday. The best weight was bagged by Ellesmere Port’s Ted Neil, who took 1lb 1oz of skimmers, followed by 1lb of skimmers taken by Harry Gittins, also of Ellesmere Port. Ian Lloyd netted a single roach weighing 5ozs for third spot.
Lobol AC fished the Weaver at Newbridge, Northwich, on Sunday. Ian Courtney battled hard for his winning bag. He took 7lbs 1oz of roach and skimmers on maggot. Peter Cook weighed in with 5lbs 3oz of roach and skimmers on maggot and caster, while Barrie Carlson bagged similar fish for a third placed 4lbs 13oz.
Ellesmere Port’s Mark Greasley won the Cheshire Police County Match last Thursday. This was once more held on the River Weaver at Meadow Bank. Greasley used maggot to net roach and skimmers weighing 7lbs 12oz. Mike Mcloughlin ran in second with 5lbs 2oz of similar fish using caster followed by Blacon’s Andy Smith with 4lbs 14oz
Ellesmere Port AC held their match on pool four of Milton Green at the weekend. Red maggot and corn over pellet was used to good effect by John Croft in difficult conditions for the win. The Chester angler took a mixture of small common and mirror carp for a final weight of 16lbs 4oz. Joe Greaves of Ellesmere Port came second with 13lbs 8oz, followed by Andy Hickman, also from Ellesmere Port, with a final weight of 10lbs 8oz.