ANGLING: MARK Sudlow not so much breezed but blitzed his way back into angling, writes JOHN STUBBS.
After a long lay-off the onetime Dave's of Middlewich starlet contested the midweek Rudheath-Bowling Green match on the Top Flash at Winsford - and filled his net with 58-3-0 worth of fish on waggler and maggot.
In his wake were Jimmy Young 32-11-0 and Ally McLeod 15-7-0. The outcome of Sunday's match was: Frank Slater 18-5-0, Graham Evans 13-9-0, Ray Thompson 13-8-0 and Pete Leighton 12-15-0.
On the record-breaking Bottom Flash, five of the top six pegs at the Crewe Carp and Match series were on the sailing club side and the one exception was peg 33, where new marks had been set in successive weeks. But it was not a winner this time for Garry Whalley (Saints). Result: Paul McMahon (Sensos Garbalino) 63-8-9, Mark Risby (Guilders) 61-10-0, Whalley 48-10-0, Kevin Hill (Mosella Garbolino) 45-8-0, Noel Burkhill (unattached) 42-2-0, Alan Edge (Stoke) 39-10-0.
Northwich AA's Saturday Weaver Open was fought out by 42 anglers on The Meadows and switching tip and pole won the day for Tricast Highfield rod Kevin Power 18-5-0, from Simon Wilkinson (Dave's) who had a tench and skimmers for 14-8-0, Pete Sheckleston (Cheshire MG) 9-1-0 and Stewart Wardle (Tricast) 8-1-0.
Other results: Dave's of Middlewich Sparrow Grove Series - Dave Farley 4-9-0, Alan Southern 4-5-0, Steve Jolley 4-1-0, Paul Halton 4-0-0; Middlewich AS, River Dane - Roy Foley 45-0-0 (chub and dace), Brian Bentley 29-11-0, Bob Meggs 26-2-0 (barbel, dace), Alec Evans 13-4-0; Sandbach AS Open, Dingle Lake - Mick Cowley 27-8-0, Peter Holmes 25-6-0, Paul Wright 25-0-0; Winsford Veterans, Border - Red Isherwood 26-6-0, Eric Gillett 17-0-0, Dave Foster 14-0-0, myself 13-12-0; D Anglers, Border - Alex Clarke 20-10-0, Trevor Jones 17-6-0, Eric Moore 15-0-0, myself 10-8-0.
Fixtures Winsford: Today - D Anglers, National; Tomorrow - Meadow Bank, 1-20; Saturday - Meadow Bank, 1-30; Fern Villa, National; Sunday - Winsford AA Trophy, National & Meadow Bank; Riveracre, MB 1-15; Pitshill, National; Parkfield, Red Lion; Monday - Doug's Series, National; Tuesday - Veterans, National.
Northwich: Saturday - Open, 301-400; Sunday - Open, 21-83; Monday - Barnton & F, Dredger.