CHESTER members of Flint AA set the pace in last Sunday's match on their paper mill pool. Geoff Dentith finished with roach and skimmers to weigh 6-11-0, followed in second place by Kevin Carr with skimmers weighing 5-4-0.
Grosvenor Estate AC members had to beat a hasty retreat from the private brook at Aldford as their pegs were swamped by the high tide, cutting their match to just two hours.
In that time, Norman Cadman won with several small fish for 0-6-0, beating Ron Evans with 0-4-0 and John Mort's 0-3-0.
Jamie Hughes scooped first in the Wednesday open match on the Tarvin Sands fishery. He took carp and skimmers for 50-8-0, clear of Ronnie Kinsella with likewise for 33-0-0 and Dave Mearney with 20-12-0.
First went to John Hammond in their Saturday match, having carp to weigh 57-8-0, more than double that of Ian McThompson with 27-0-0 of carp and Richard Birkett with 19-8-0.
Wirral Borough Council AC hit a dour day fishing in the final match of the Winsford Winter League on the River Weaver.
This poor showing dropped them to 10th overall in the series.
Their top efforts came from Kenny Stuartson's 3-5-0, Ken Pickup's 2-15-0 and Rick Keeley's 2-9-0.
Victory again went to Steve Openshaw in the Thursday match on the Lingmere fishery.
Ending with a carp-based 57-0-0, he saw off Dave Randles Senior with a mixed 17-0-8 and John Alton with 17-0-0.
The Saturday match went to Mike Flanaghan with a haul of carp and chub to weigh 29-0-0, more than Geoff Grantham on 18-0-0 and Tony Thompson's 16-4-0.
Frank Hughes won the Lobol AC match on their priory pool.
Helped by a 6-0-0 carp and roach, his 8-8-0 beat Terry Nolan's 7-1-0 catch and Sid Robinson's 6-1-0.
Iceland Foods AC joined with Manley AC to fish a joint match on the Old Hall Farm pool fishery.
Billy Bristow won with mainly carp for 16-8-0, in front of John Dodd with similar for 8-2-0 and Eddy Day with 5-0-0.
Cestrian Dennis Bailey came second in the midweek Wyche AC open match on Whitewater Lake. His carp catch weighed 27-0-0.