ANGLING: TEAMS from the Chester area made an impression in the opening North Wales Winter League match on the Heronbrook Fishery.
Rod 'n' Reel's Carl Fletcher took carp and chub to paste or sweetcorn to weigh in with a winning 64-14-0. Teammate Mike Flanagan was third with 50-10-0.
Paul Rose was Chester Tackle Lock-er's top rod, taking fifth with a carp-based 47-4-0. He was backed up by Wendy Locker with 45-0-0.
Alan Jones won the Malpas AC match on the woodside pool, taking an 10-11-0 carp in his 12-9-0 haul.
John McBride won for Willaston AC in their open match on the Waverton length of the Shropshire Union Canal. bagging a 7-1-4 haul of quality roach.
There was no catching Ron Evans (1-2-0) in the Grosvenor Estate AC match on the River Dee at Eccleston as he weighed in with a winning mix of roach and gudgeon.
Kevin Williams won the Lavister AC match on meadow pool at the Hampton Springs Fishery, taking with carp to weigh 25-5-0.
The club's top senior citizen was Cyril Knobbs with 8-3-0 of carp.
Peter Cooke got his third straight win in the Lobol AC match on the Shrop-shire Union Canal at Waverton. His catch of 2-13-0 beat Geoff Shelby (2-9-0).
James Colclough took 2-9-0 to triumph in tough conditions when Blacon Sports and Social Club AC fished on Four Oaks Fishery. He beat George Snell, who weighed in with 1-2-0.
Ian Carvelle led the field in the Royal Mail Chester AC match on the Milton Green Fishery. His carp weighing 15-6-0 just bettered Mick Lawson's 11-14-0.
Kevin Williams won the Tuesday Rovers AC match fished on the Cheshire Fishery. His carp-based 37-2-0 saw off Sam Kennedy's 35-0-0, while the Thursday match was won by Shaun Sandham. His catch of carp and barbel weighing 57-0-0 defeated Alan Jones' 37-0-0.
Mark Greasley reeled in first in the Chester Police AC match on rock pool at the Hampton Springs Fishery, taking a bag of carp to 10-0-0.
Ciggy Butler won his Christmas extras by winning the Rivacre AC match on the Bridgewater Canal at Keckwick. with roach and gudgeon to weigh 2-15-0.
At the Lingmere Fishery, Steve Open-shaw landed a double victory. He took 92-14-0 ahead of Neil Swanick on 27-8-0 in the first match, before a 58-0-0 catch consisting of barbel and chub beat Jamie Swain's 52-9-0 at the weekend.
There was another double at the Rake and Pikel AC matches fished on the Border Fishery.
Alan Williams beat his nearest rival Dave Maddocks in the Thursday match with a catch of carp weighing 42-8-0, and repeated his success on Saturday, with an all carp catch for 81-0-0.
Steve Bowman won the Tuesday open match on the Tarvin Sands Fishery on the silver fish pool. He took skimmers for 23-12-0, while Steve Barwise won on Saturday with carp weighing 36-2-0.