ANGLING: THE Winsford Flash Fishery record was sent crashing for the third time in a month, writes JOHN STUBBS.
Once again it was the Crewe Carp and Match series which produced the new best.
First it was Stuart Brown who claimed the record with nearly 79lb. But his glory was short-lived and Dave Lambert took over with 83lb - now his name has been crossed off as well and Des Southern's written large.
The new record stands at 90lb 1oz, which must have frustrated Lambert who also bettered his previous haul with 86-13-0, and the next four pale by comparison - Kevin Hill (Mosella Garbalino) 66-1-0, Mark Hilton (Leigh) 46-4-0, Anthony King (Barlows) 45-2-0 and Frank Slater (Roy's Tackle) 43-11-0.
Attention switched to the Top Flash where the Rudheath-Bowling Green three-hour match record was claimed at 68lb 9oz by Graham Evans, who was no doubt cast envious glances by John Sudlow on the next peg. He had a mere 55-14-0, ahead of Slater's 43-6-0 and Larry Bates' 37-6-0.
Sunday's match result: Trevor Kimberlin 45-0-0, John Shellom 43-0-0, Kenny Taylor 21-9-0, Keith Smith 20-15-0.
Northwich AA lined up 45 rods on the Weaver bank for their Saturday Open, which was won by Keith Smith (Team Trafford) who took skimmers and bream from peg 314 worth 45-11-0, to win by a country mile. Placed were Ken Power (Tricast) 12-15-0, Les Gordon (Trafford) 12-5-0 and Gary Webster (Trafford) 12-2-0.
Sunday's Open was nearly as well attended and was much closer: Dave Edgeley (Spring View) 13-3-0, Mick Woolvine (Ted Carter Southport) 12-6-0, Steve Fleming (Drennan) 9-13-0, Paul Hughes (Saints) 9-3-0.
Peter Wakefield won the Winsford Veterans' Lycette Trophy with five skimmers and a roach from peg 110 on the National length.
Result: Wakefield 9-10-0, John Dickens 7-8-0, Eric Gillett 5-10-0, Ted Isherwood/Alan Birchall 4-6-0.
D Anglers, National: Eric Moore 9-13-0, Trevor Jones 9-0-0, Ted Walsh 7-14-0, Dickens 6-7-0.
Doug Maddock Series: John Sudlow 20-13-0, Frank Slater 16-8-0, Ken Wright 14-11-0, Graham Evans 13-9-0.
Winsford AA Ledward Trophy: Steve Walton 29-7-0, Pete Beesley 21-15-0, Dave Booth 12-5-0, Brian Hawkins 10-12-0.
Meadow Bank, Thursday: Mike Smith 7-15-8, Graham Evans 6-15-8, Beesley 6-12-8; Saturday: Beesley 12-12-0, Timmy Wright 7-9-0, Andy Hamlett 6-15-0. Previous results: Hamlett 22-13-0, Beesley 17-12-8, Mike Boughey 9-7-0, Slater 9-4-0; Terry Kettle 27-12-0, Wright 13-10-0, Brent Pierpoint 12-0-0, Dave Whitehouse 9-3-0.
Barnton-Frodsham AC: Appleton Thorn Cup, Heesom's Pool - Stan Atkinson 5-9-0, John Dudley/Ronny Kinsella 4-4-8 (overall points to date: Chris Parry 70, Calvin Tagg 69, Arthur Kenney 68); Wednesday Veterans third round, Anderton - Barry Owen 7-0-0, Kenney 4-8-0, Dudley 2-6-0; Wednesday Series, Red Lion - Peter Knight 11-3-0, Steve Furfie 5-1-0 (overall points: Kenney 76, Peter Moore 54, Barry Owen 46); Junior Early Season Series, Friday, Junior Cistern - 8/12s Shane Bellis 1-6-0, Rebecca Bellis 0-14-8, Carl Bellis 0-3-0; 13/16s Daniel Moore 4-9-8, Danny Griffiths 4-3-8, Nathan Wright 4-2-8; Aggregate scores - 8/12s Stephen Finney 42pts, Shane Bellis/Carl Bellis 38; 13/16s Griffiths 38, Craig Lightburn 34, Christian Harris 32; Friday All Night, Heesom's Pool - Michael Greenwood 23-13-0, Dave Cowley 10-7-0, Arthur Kenney 8-9-0; Sunday, Bob Hunt Memorial, Weaver, Anderton - Arthur Kenney 15-12-0, Alan Birchall 12-10-0, Bob Hughes 8-3-0.
Weaver Fixtures Winsford: Tomorrow - Meadow Bank 1-20; Saturday - MB 1-30; Rifleman, National; Feathers, Aerosol; Fern Villa, Aerosol; Police, National; Sunday - Lancashire Travel, MB 1-20; Rivacre, National; Monday - Doug's Series, National; Tuesday - Veterans, national.
Flashes: Sunday - Rudheath BG, Bottom; Wednesday - Rudheath, Top.
Northwich: Saturday - Open 1-63; Sunday - Open 301-361; Barnton, 401-420; Freemasons, 425-444; Golbourne, Hunt's Lock.