ELLESMERE Port angler Craig Swain was in good form in Saturday’s Open match at Lingmere Fishery.
He took top spot with 40lbs 15oz of carp using pellet from peg nine in a very close match. Upton’s James Howson couldn’t quite do enough to beat Swain, netting a few fish less with a final weight of 39lbs 14oz to finish second.
Ellesmere Port’s Mark Greasley had to be content with third place in Thursday’s Cheshire Police AC match at Hampton Springs. Drawn on peg two of Meadow Pool, Greasley took 43lbs 12oz of carp on meat but was unable to compete with some impressive weights. The winner on the day was Blacon’s Andy Smith from peg 12 of Meadow. He tipped the scales with a rod bending 78lbs which included a number of carp and a superb 6lb 8oz barbel taken on meat.
Mickle Trafford Angling Club staged their monthly match at Wal Goch Fishery near Nannerch on Sunday. Most fish were caught early on, most of which were stockies.
John Chamberlain, of Mickle Trafford, improved his points score with a brace of rainbows weighing 1lbs 14oz and 1lb 9oz that fell to a bloodworm imitation. Little Sutton’s Billy Moore ran in a close second with his brace weighing a total of 2lbs 8oz. Moore used a Montana nymph to good effect.
Upton AC membership cards are now available to new and existing members from Chester Tackle Locker.