THE Bank Holiday Open at Hampton Springs Fishery was won by Saints angler Steve Boyd.
He netted 57lbs 10oz of carp on the tip using corn from peg 23 of the Rock Pool.
A battle ensued for the next two placings. Chester Tackle Locker team member Julian Tatton, from Waverton, just edged it for second by a few fish. Drawn on peg 29 of Meadow Pool, Tatton weighed in with 46lbs 15oz.
Phil Hardman, from Chester, was disappointed to miss out, netting 46lbs 12oz from Rock’s peg seven.
Pleasure anglers have enjoyed success at Cheshire Fishing, Tattenhall.
George Peters, of Little Sutton, landed a superb 16lbs 8oz mirror carp taken on corn and meat along with other carp weighing up to 8lbs. A number of decent silver fish added to his net gave him a total catch weighing around 60lbs.
Ellesmere Port angler Sean Procter used red maggot, feeding pellet for his impressive bag. He caught mostly carp weighing up to 6lbs and silver fish of up to 2lbs, including some good sized roach to end his day with 50lbs of fish.
Chester Tackle Locker’s Wendy Locker and Simon Loyley took the runners-up spots in Sunday’s Open match at Leeswood. However it was Chris Openshaw who eventually took the honours with 30lbs 14oz of carp and skimmers from peg 34. Fishing peg 10, Locker, from Hoole, did well to net 18lbs 9oz of skimmers for second spot. Loyley followed up using caster from peg four with aide and skimmers weighing 17lbs 5oz.
Mickle Trafford Angling Club held their monthly match at Wal Goch Fishery, near Nannerch, on Sunday. A warm and sunny day meant that most of the catches took place early in the morning. A number of small stocked fish were caught.
Mickle Trafford’s John Chamberlain was top rod with a brace of rainbows weighing a total of 2lbs 13oz taken on a bloodworm imitation. Billy Moore, of Little Sutton, also took a brace of trout weighing 2lbs 8oz on a montana for second.
The heaviest fish of the day fell to a Montana fly fished by Arthur Gilliam, of Upton, giving him third spot on the day.