YOUNG anglers came to the fore in the weekend’s Airbus Coarse Angling Section League match at Lloyds Meadow Fishery, Mouldsworth.
Ash Lewis, 19, from Waverton, with an impressive 86lb 12oz of carp for the win. Drawn on peg 29 on Badger Pool, Lewis brought both mirror and common carp of up to 4lb to the net with long pole at 16m with soft pellet on the hook.
Liam Parry, of Buckley, grabbed second spot with a good 46lb 8oz of similar fish. The 16-year-old made good ground against a field of experienced anglers, taking mixed carp on the pole at 13m with expanders and maggot on the hook from peg eight.
Ashley’s father Mike was the best placed of the more senior anglers in third. He drew the adjacent peg to Parry and opted to fish long pole with soft pellet, netting 34lb 10oz of carp.
Saughall AC’s Adrian Paddock enjoyed a good match in the Saturday open at Hampton Springs Fishery.
Following his draw on peg 29 of Rock Pool, Paddock went on to bag a superb 72lb, taking third place in what turned out to be a very close affair.
Making good use of corn on the method feeder, he was beaten by only three ounces by runner-up Steve Boyd.
Winner on the day was Alan Dewhurst (73lb 8oz).
Members of Connah’s Quay AC competed at Lingmere Fishery, Moreton, on Sunday in a match that provided some excellent weights.
Winner John Woodrow, from Blacon, bagged all F1s weighing a total just shy of triple figures. From peg 48 on the Pleasure Lake, he brought a stunning 98lb 4oz of fish to the net weighing up to 2lb.
Leeswood’s Chris Openshaw, drawn on adjacent peg 49, had success with similar tactics for his impressive bag of 87lb 10oz and second spot.
There have been some great bags taken at Tarvin Sands Fishery.
Alvanley angler Chris Hardigan won the Saturday open match with a great 75lb 2oz of carp, which included a 10lb specimen.
The fishery open matches will now be drawn at noon on Saturdays with fishing from 1pm until 6pm.
Simon Henderson bagged one of the best weights of the week at Cheshire Fishing, Tattenhall. He hooked up 18 carp, his best being 8lb, along with roach to 2lb and some lovely bream of up to 7lb to finish his session with a bag in excess of 60lb.
Blacon match angler Pete Hodge continued his good form at Glasdir Fishery, winning the Friday open match. From peg 26, he netted carp of up to 3lb and good roach to 1lb, bagging a total of 56lb 4oz for the win.
Fly angler Arthur Gillam, of Upton, was top rod in Sunday’s Mickle Trafford Fishing Club match at Wal Goch Fishery in Nannerch. Fishing a two-fish ticket, Gillam bagged up early with two fine trout netted for his win. He took the best trout of the day, weighing in at 4lb 10oz as well as a 2lber.