JOHN Chamberlain was a winner when Mickle Trafford AC held their club match at Llyn Derwen Fishery on Sunday, writes Rob Allen.
Poor conditions reduced anglers’ bank time to four hours and only single takes were recorded on the day.
Chamberlain, of Mickle Trafford, landed a 2lbs 6oz rainbow on a montana for the win, closely followed by Alan Bell, also from Mickle Trafford, with a trout of 2lbs 4oz. Upton angler Steve Antrobus used a black fritz for his third-placed 2lbs fish.
Andy Amos, of Connah’s Quay, ensured Ellesmere Port team Rod ‘n’ Reel maintained third place in the North Wales Winter League on Sunday at Hampton Springs.
Amos won his section drawn on peg 10 of Long Island with 27lbs 4oz of carp. Anthony Spencer ran in third for Chester Tackle Locker from peg 26 of Meadow Pool. Overall Saints lead Chester Tackle Locker by two points.
Joshua Robinson took one of the best catches of the week at Cheshire Fishing, Tattenhall, with a great 72lbs haul. Robinson, of Little Sutton, caught a super mirror carp weighing 14lbs 11oz. He also bagged two mirrors of 9lbs 8oz and 8lbs, along with assorted silvers using meat and corn feeding micro pellet.
Chester angler John Woodrow spent time refining his roach fishing skills in Tattenhall in readiness for a forthcoming match. He caught around 100 roach weighing up to 12oz using worm, caster and maggot to finish with 43lbs.
Barry Sutherland, of Chester, took a good catch in excess of 60lb. His decent mixed bag included carp weighing up to 9lbs, silvers to 1lb 8oz and bream of up to 3lbs 8oz. Glyn Moores, also from Chester, used pellet and maggot for a good catch of 40lbs of roach of up to 1lb 8oz and carp of up to 7lbs.
Richie O’Connor put in a great performance to win Thursday Rovers match, held on Long Island and Willow Pool at Hampton Springs Fishery between nearly 30 competitors.
O’Connor took 43lbs of carp using corn from peg 20 of Long Island. Corn and pellet used by Martin Holding of Lache provided him with the second weight. He fished peg nine of Willow for a final weight of 32lbs 12oz.