ANGLING: STEVE Bampton clinched a double when he cast his lines with different clubs last weekend.
He connected with a silver fish to win the Chester Telecoms AC match on the orfe pool at the Springlea Fishery, putting 21lbs 3oz on the scales to finish well ahead of Bill Ward, who had orfe up to 3lbs for a 16-7-0 total, and Walter Harris with 13-10-0 of silver fish.
He was also a winner in Sunday's Greyhound, Saughall AC match at Lloyd's Meadow with 25lbs of carp, beating Dennis Bailey's 15-12-0 of carp and Peter Johnson's 12-8-0.
Dave Saunders collected the Pioneer Cup for winning the Mickle Trafford AC match from boats at Llyn Brenig, using an orange lure to take four rainbows for a top weight of 6-2-0. Jack Thompson was next with a 4lbs brace and Arthur Gilliam had a 3-10-0 brace.
There were only two weighers in the Tarporley AA match at Little Budworth pool where Roy Goodwin won with just 0-7-0 of perch, ahead of Marshall Welch with 0-4-0 of perch.
Billy Bristow led the field in the Manley AS match at Manley Springs with 22-4-0 of carp, tench and bream, putting him well clear of Mark Davies's 8-8-0 of carp and chub. Steve Roxburgh was third with 6-8-0 of roach, rudd and carp.
Mark Greasley took the honours in the Chester Police AC match at the Hampton Springs rock pool with 23lbs of carp and crucians in front of Ron Roberts's 21-12-0 of carp and John Booth's 19-8-0 mixed bag.
The Tarvin Sands AC match at Holmston Hall went to Mark Pleavin, who landed 33-6-0 of carp and roach to beat Martin Holding's 31-8-0 of carp and Paul Davies's 26-5-0 of carp.
Holding turned the tables in the Thursday match on home waters by landing a 53-10-0 mixture to edge out Andy Amos's 35-4-0 of carp and tench with Davies third with a carp-based 26-4-0.
The Rake and Pikel AS fished the first of two matches at the Border Fishery where Gary White weighed in 24lbs of carp to beat Eddie Evanson's 19lbs and Andy Nicholson's 16-8-0.
The next match went to Alan Williams with 14lbs of carp from Kevin Fishwick's 11-12-0 and Mike Durkin and Dave Spencer, who both weighed in 9-12-0.
Weights were hard to come by in the Blacon Social Club AS match on the Severn at Monkmoor, where a 4lbs barbel boosted Fred Woods's catch to a winning 6-6-0. James Coleclough was next with 3-2-0 of dace and chub and Benny Coleclough took 2-7-0.
Mark Mealing landed top spot in the British Aerospace, Broughton AC match at Cannock with carp up to 6lbs and some tench for a total of 41-14-0. John Woodrow had a similar net weighing 31-15-0 and Andy Amos returned 26-3-0.
Malpas AS fished on local water where Keith Arrowsmith weighed in 17-9-0 of carp, crucians and roach to beat Simon Coomber's 15-4-0 and Cyril Roberts's 8lbs.
Top junior with 9-1-0 was Kevin Arrowsmith.
Rob Winstanley took the honours in the Caldy AS match at Gweryd Fishery with 10-10-0 of skimmers, ahead of Guy Silvester with a 10lbs mixture and Brian Rippon, who had 5-6-0.
Shaun Sandham led the field following the midweek open match at Burton Mere Fishery with a carp-based 55-8-0. Dave Windsor had 53-13-0 and Les Picken 47-14-0.
The Sunday match honours went to Dave Windsor with a 44-7-0 mixture from Mike Beaumont's 28-5-0 mixed bag and Barry Davies with a 27-12-0 net of carp.
Dave Allen was an easy winner of the Cheshire Police flyfishers' match at the Ladybower Reservoir, taking three rainbows and a brace of brownies for a total of 8-11-0. Peter Hindle was next with 5lbs and Anton Duredon took 4lbs.
Cheshire: Gary Maynard, of Wirral, lured an 8-11-0 rainbow to a black and green fritz; Les Parry, of Ince, f ished a viva to take a 5-10-0 rainbow; 14-year-old Aaron Shickle, of Chester, tempted a 16lbs common carp to floating bread; and Chester's Lloyd Holder coaxed a 15lbs ghost carp to bread. Wirral angler Peter Hayes netted more than 100lbs of carp up to 18-8-0 and some bream and roach using floating bread.
Dearnford Hall: Dennis Carr, of Chester, recorded their best fish of the week, an 8-1-0 rainbow taken with a gold-headed damsel fly, and John Rigby, also of Chester, coaxed a 5-4-0 brownie to a skittering sedge, Mike Latham, of Upton, lifted 17 fish, the best a 6-3-0 rainbow to sunken-line lures.
Four Oaks: Brian Callaghan, of Chester, took a double-figure bag of bream up to 3-8-0, plus carp and tench using luncheon meat.
Llandegla: Eric Barlow, of Chester, tempted a 6lbs rainbow to a black buzzer.
Grove: Malcolm Pitt, of Chester, lured a 15lbs common carp to sweetcorn and John Hewitt, of Ellesmere Port, lured a 14lbs ghost carp to sweetcorn. Chester's John Pyke also used sweetcorn to take an 11-8-0 mirror carp and John Carter, of Mickle Trafford, netted a 10lbs mirror carp to luncheon meat.