ANGLING: The recent loss of a popular Ellesmere Port member of the Deeside Iceland Foods AC was remembered last Sunday in a competition on the Manley Springs fishery, writes Brian Roberts.
The club marked the occasion by defeating Manley AC in the inaugural Danny Stoneley memorial trophy match.
John Dodd led the way to victory with carp weighing 10-0-0 to beat Manley's Billy Bristow with 2-6-0.
Meanwhile local match men stole the show in the week's open matches on the Lingmere fishery.
Alan Dewhurst was top in the Thursday match as he took carp and chub to weigh 27-8-0, easily beating Steve Openshaw's 14-2-0 and Dave Lawrence with 13-8-0 of carp.
In their Saturday match Tony Thompson took the honours with carp and chub to weigh 13-8-0 ahead of Alan Dewhurst on 11-6-0 and Kevin Neville on 11-4-0.
Elsewhere Shawn Nesslar of Neston struck lucky when visiting his local Burton Mere fishery.
Fishing with a pineapple popped up boilie he took 11-0-0 of common carp.
Ellesmere Port's Wayne Jevons was again one of the top weighers in the fine showing by Chester's 'X-men' team fishing in the Crewe and district Winter League match on the Shropshire Union Canal near Acton.
Jevons won his section with 10-5 of tiny fish to help his team to fourth place on the day.
Local anglers who want cover to fish on the Shropshire Union Canal may have trouble getting cover for next season after the collapse of the Shroppie share scheme.
This has come about because British Waterways have increased the cost of fishing on the canal from 95p to £4.95.
This has resulted in all but three clubs and associations withdrawing from the scheme.
As a result British Waterways are now seeking a meeting with all those clubs and associations in a bid to resolve the dispute.