ANGLING: GEORGE Rothwell posted a first in his Royal Mail, Chester AC match held on the Lingmere Fishery.
George put 54-12-0 on to the scales to beat Charlie Cooke with 21-0-0 and Phil Roberts on 19-10-0.
The North West Fly-fishers cast their lines last Sunday on the Lady Bower Reservoir. Top rod of the day was Phil Burgess having six rainbows for 9-0-0, including their best of the day weighing 3-4-0. Brian Harvey was runner-up with six fish for 8-4-0, followed by Jonathan Moore with six for 7-10-0.
Wendy Locker topped in the Tuesday open match on the Tarvin Sands fishery by taking a tench and bream mix to weigh 36-12-0, beating Geoff Dentith on 16-2-0 and Hadyn Messham on 13-0-0.
Winner of their Wednesday match for the disabled and senior citizens was Chris Hargadon taking a bream-based 20-6-0, to beat Geoff Dentith with 19-10-0 and Alan Williams on 15-14-0. Top in their Thursday match was Alan Purviss taking two carp to make 11-10-0.
Luck was with Sam Kennedy on Saturday when he also drew the golden peg of the day to boost his winnings by £160. His catch of carp on the day weighed 74-0-0.
Jamie Hughes took first in the Thursday open match on the Lingmere fishery. A mixed 46-8-0 put him clear of Alan Bruce on 40-12-0.
On Saturday, they fished the first qualifier match in their Lingmere Festival series. Those who qualified for the final were Bruce with a carp-based 56-4-0 leader to Eric Huxley on 50-9-0, Jamie Hughes 49-8-0 and Tommy Ward on 42-0-0.
Steven Dean landed first in the Wednesday evening match on their Priory Pool. A mixture weighing 11-6-0 put him ahead of Geoff Selby with 8-13-0 of skimmers. Frank Hughes was winner of their Saturday match on the Milton Green fishery with a catch of carp weighing 22-12-0.
Wayne Percival topped in the Helsby Sports and Social Club AC match on the BICC pools. A net of chub and bream gave him his winning 12-11-0, well clear of Steve Furfie with bream and roach for 5-8-0.
Jamie Hughes chalked up another win in the Willaston AC match on the Golden Nook length of the Shropshire Union Canal. With roach and gudgeon weighing 4-0-0, he beat Ray Jackson with mainly roach for 2-10-8.
Jason Rogers won the day in the Airbus, Broughton AC match on the Baden Hall fishery. Norman Dale was first in the Wednesday Open Match on the Burton Mere fishery.
John Wakeman was top rod in the Chester Police Flyfishers match on the Ty-Mawr Reservoir. With four rainbows weighing 10-5-0, it included their top fish of the day, a 3-9-0 catch.
Pete Ashton rang up a first in the Chester Telecom AC match on the Heronbrook fishery. A net of carp to weigh 36-4-0 gave him a lead over Bill Ward with carp for 34-4-0 and Andy Hunt with 34-0-0 of carp.
The Greyhound Saughall AC opted for a local venue, fishing on the Shropshire Union Canal at Backford. That went the way of Stuart Lennon, boosted by a 3-0-0 tench to reach 5-1-0.
Barry Hawkswood won the day in the Ellesmere Port British Legion AC match on the Baden Hall fishery.
A 7-0-0 carp and bits gave Barry a top 13-6-0 leader to beat John Sturgess with a similar for 10-9-0 and ahead of Andy Fletcher with 9-0-0 of roach.
Dave Stewart came out top in the Rake and Pike AC match on the Hampton Springs fishery. Taking all carp to ledger tactics gave him 26-15-0 and the lead over Jimmy Page with carp for 24-8-0 and Dave Ashton with 21-7-0 of carp.
The Malpas AC fished on Woodside pool where Simon Coomber scooped first. Boosted by a 4-10-0 carp in with roach and crucians, his 12-10-0 beat Bert Roberts with a roach-based 12-6-0 and Gordon Coomber, who included a 6-14-0 carp in his 12-0-0.
The going was hard in the Monday evening match of the Tarporley AC, which they fished on Little Budworth Mere. To win, Ian Andrews needed just one carp weighing 9-2-0, followed by Darren Davenport with a brace of equal-sized bream for 7-7-8 and Roger Davenport with a 7-1-0 carp.