ANGLING: TREVOR Kimberlin marked his comeback with a victory on Sunday, writes JOHN STUBBS.
Much missed on the banks since a serious road accident 18 months ago, Kimberlin quickly made his mark on the scene once again by winning the Winsford Flash Fishery match.
He scooped 15-7-0 to beat Simon Wilkinson 14-14-0, Ally McLeod 12-14-0 and Sam Pendleton 12-4-0.
Weights were better on Saturday and Brent Pierpoint won a thriller, his 21-4-0 edging out Wilkinson 20-12-0 for the first of his two runners-up spots. Third and fourth were Larry Bates 17-6-0 and Kenny Taylor 17-4-0.
Barnton duo Danny Griffiths and Ian Morrison - hot prospects the pair of them - were pushed into second and third places with just 13½oz and 12½oz at the Meadow Bank on the Shropshire Union. Noel Farmer grabbed the victory honours with 15oz.
It would have made him cast envious eyes at Ian Shaw, who won the latest Winsford Veterans Border result, and the contrast helps show why fisheries do so well at the expense of traditional match venues.
Shaw won the match with 32-12-0, which included a 14lb carp. He needed it, too, for Doug Maddock in second place had 26-4-0 and was followed by Trevor Jones 20-12-0 and Ted Isherwood 20-4-0. Isherwood's performance gives him an overall lead by just one point from Trevor Lovatt, who took the day off.
Rudheath-Bowling Green's Flash Fishery match was won by the on-form McLeod, whose 8-14-0 beat Keith Smith 8-10-0, Frank Slater 8-0-0 and Jimmy Young 7-0-0.