FISHING: KEITH Williamson took the honours in Sunday's Rivacre AC match on the Mallard pool at Brookside Fishery with a 17-12-0 all-carp catch, writes Brian Roberts.
Rick Keeley secured runners-up spot with 14-10-0 of the same, while Ian Lloyd was third with 10-0-0.
Gary Duffy, 10, of Ellesmere Port, showed he had the makings of a future trout fisher at the Lake Hill Fishery on the Llandegla moors as he netted a brace of rainbows weighing 3-8-0, while Eddy Grayson, also of Ellesmere Port, did the same, taking a 4-8-0 catch to worm.
The Willaston AC team enjoyed a successful session in Sunday's Seacat Super League fixture on the Leeds and Liverpool canal at Maghull.
Willaston ended the day in sixth place, moving up to 11th overall with Phil Cross taking 3-7-0 to bread punch, including a 1-0-0 roach.
Brian Woods took 2-8-0 of roach while Keith Wilson secured 2-0-0 of roach and perch.
Malcolm Lightfoot was up front in the Helsby Sports & Social Club AC match on the BICC Factory pools with skim-mers and roach for 3-0-0.
Geoff McCalmont took roach for 2-6-0 while Chris Hargadon had 2-4-0 of roach and rudd.
Ellesmere Port's Mark Greasley over-came gale-force winds to top Saturday's Wirral Borough AC match on the Red Lion length of the Trent and Mersey canal, pole-fishing punch bread and pinkie to take 4-12-0 of roach and skimmers.
Graham Aveyard took a roach-based 3-2-0 while Jamie Stewart had 1-1-0 of roach and gudgeon.
Rod N'Reel could only manage 22nd place out of the 30 teams taking part in the opening match of the Heronbrook Fishery Spring League on Sunday.
Geoff Grantham was top weigher with 13-12-0 of carp while John Woodrow took 8-8-0 of the same.
John Carr of Ellesmere Port struck lucky on the Dearnford Hall Trout Fishery last week as he took a 4-2-0 brown trout to a gold-headed damsel-fly nymph.