PHIL Weaver, of Ellesmere Port, was top rod in Chester Tackle Locker’s silver fish only competition on the Alice and Poplar pools at Hampton Springs Fishery.
He took a brace of 2-0-0 perch and roach for 23-0-0, beating Willaston’s Jamie Hughes with chub and roach for 19-8-0.
There is another match on Saturday at the same venue. To fish, book in with Chester Tackle Locker on 01244 345069.
The Cheshire Police open match went to Ellesmere Port’s Mark Greasley. Fishing the Alice pool at Hampton Springs, he caught roach weighing 10-2-0.
Mark also scored in the midweek open match at Leeswood Fishery. There he finished second with 34-10-0 of carp.
Hampton Springs was a happy hunting ground for Port fishermen as Billy Gore ended third in the fishery’s Saturday match with 15-2-0 of carp. The Sunday match went to Nicky Roberts, who was drawn on the Rock Pool and produced 75-4-0 of carp.
Tony Doran was rewarded while fishing for trout at the Meadow Fishery. He netted a 7-7-0 rainbow, the fishery’s biggest of the week, to a white fritz lure. Andy Jones from Capenhurst used a black lure to attract a 5-5-0 rainbow.
Steve Openshaw took both of last week’s matches at Lingmere Fishery. He took the Thursday match with carp weighing 41-0-0, beating Tony Irvine with likewise for 20-0-0, before claiming the Saturday match with 38-10-0 of carp to put Alan Dewhurst into second with 15-4-0.
Castrol SAC undertook their final outing of the year on the Mersey Lass anchored in the River Mersey.
George Cassidy won with a 3-8-0 cod to a squid and worm cocktail. Runner-up was Paul Blondell with three 1-0-0 codling, beating Sam Sallis’ single 1-0-0 codling.
Willaston AC found the going hard in their feathers match on the Shropshire Union Canal in Ellesmere Port. Peter Cooke fared best with all roach taken to bread punch weighing 2-10-0. Second was Gordon Griffiths with likewise for 2-3-0 and Mike Davies was third with 1-14-0.