TREVOR Kimberlin won Saturday's Winsford Flash Open by a single ounce.
The Vale Royal AC rod drew peg 36 and put 23-13-0 on the scales, pipping the occupant of the next peg, Dave Mellor (Leigh). Terry Kettle (VRAC) was not too far behind with a third placed 22-10-0 while Matthew Brown returned 16-10-0.
But it was a different story on Sunday with more than 40 anglers contending with a strong wind and a consequent dip in weights. Indeed, many did not catch at all.
Andy Insley was the winner with 12-6-0 followed by Keith Smith 3-0-0, Wayne Percival 2-6-0 and Mike Garner 1-1-0.
Ian Shaw won the Winsford Veterans' fixture on the Border match lake, the fish warming up after a frosty start.
Insley weighed in 28-0-0 to beat Harold Jones 19-8-0 and Derek Nancollis 17-4-0. Section winners were John Lewis 16-4-0, Sam Walton 16-12-0, Doug Maddock 14-4-0 and Ernie Ayers 12-0-0.