WEAVER peg 200 recaptured its old magic for Andy Hamlett, who trounced the opposition from that spot in Sunday's Winsford Winter League fixture, writes JOHN STUBBS.
The Protack Dry Nets ace hauled in a level 37lb of skimmers and bream, double his nearest opponent, and his catch gave his team the day's glory and put them fourth overall.
Making the frame were Ray Thompson (Rudheath SC) 18-12-0, Arnold Sutton (Small Fry) 16-12-0, Gary Webster (Weaver ES) 15-14-0 and Ernie Ayers (Last Cast Red) 14-0-0.
Dry Nets, 66, outpointed Last Cast Red and Blue, both 63, and Hazel Grove 62. Placings: Hazel Grove 267, Church Gardens 251, Last Cast Red 238, Protack Dry Nets 207, Weaver Edgeley and Last Cast Blue both 206.
Phil Hawkins made his first appearance at a Winsford Open on Wednesday and won the match with 11-14-0 with Geoff Stannier 10-12-0 and Kevin Ashurst 10-8-0 making it a close contest. Section winners were Pete Sheckleston 10-2-0 and Dave Holland 8-9-0.
Simon Wilkinson (Dave's of Middlewich) won the 31-peg Northwich Open with five bream totalling 11-0-0 after being drawn on peg 320. Alan Davies (Tricast Highfield) took roach and skimmers on pole and maggot for 6-0-0 and Rod Fraser 5-2-0 had similar fish for third place.
Barnton-Frodsham AC: Wednesday, Heesom's Pool - Barry Owen 9-9-0, Jason Best 8-4-0, Steve Walker 4-7-0; Saturday, Heesom's Pool - Peter Moore 7-10-0, Barry Owen 5-4-0, Arthur Kenney 3-0-0; Sunday, 3rd round Brown Cup, Trent & Mersey Canal, Billinge - Ronny Durr 4-0-0, Chris Haragdon 2-7-4, Steve Walker 2-2-2; overall: Walker 68pts, Calvin Tagg 59, Peter Moore 58.
Winsford Veterans: Weaver (34 rods) - John Stubbs 6-14-0, John Dickens 5-12-0, Arnold Sutton 5-8-0, sections Johnny Lewis 8-11-0, Ian Shaw 5-1-0, Harold Jones 4-10-0.
Flasher Fishery Open, Saturday: Sam Pendlebury 25-14-0, Kenny Taylor 10-12-0, Brent Pierpoint 10-6-0, Terry Kettle 10-1-0.
Meadow Bank Weaver Open, Saturday: Alan Birchall 7-15-0, Trevor Jones 15-12-8, Pete Beesley 5-10-8.
Winsford: Today and next Wednesday - Open, draw
9.30am, Marina; Friday - D Anglers, Marina & Red Lion; Saturday - River Blues, Red Lion; Mersey Dockers, Marina; Wirral, Meadow Island; Sunday - Grange, Red Lion; Ellesmere BL, Marina; Rake & Pikel, Aerosol. Northwich: Saturday - Open, 44-83; Sunday - North West WL, all river.
Also Winsford Veterans, Border Fisheries, Tuesday.