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River anglers prepare to bid farewell to the banks
Updated 10:36am Friday 7th March 2014 in Sport
THE second round of the Cheshire Spring League was fished on the Macclesfield Canal at Scholar Green.
All members managed a few bites, but last week’s winner Bob Campbell drew another end peg and clocked up his second win with 4lbs 0ozs 15drs of bread punch-caught roach.
Adam Harman, on the next peg, was just a shade over 2ozs short of the winner but took runner-up spot with 3-14-10.
A long way to go yet, but with a perfect point score Bob is heading the leader board with two points.
With the coarse fish close season on rivers kicking in from the March 15 to June 15 inclusive, this Sunday is the last hoorah for our Mersey Sunday Series devotees. Weights were low again and after an hour bites were few and far between, so another grueller looked to be on the cards. Matters were not helped by a 10-metre tide slap bang in the middle of the match that saw most anglers rapidly moving their tackle to the safety of higher ground.
Jimmy Byrne had been catching a few small roach, but after the tidal ebb Eddie Frangleton started to pick up a few more fish with the end result that his 2-4-14 relegated Jimmy into second.
Bud Lee had more than a pound to spare over his nearest rival on our Disabled and Over 60s match with 5-12-8 of bread-caught small roach and skimmers.
That pushed match ace Jimmy Byrne into second place with 4-6-14 taken on pinkie.
Fished between the Toast Rack and Houghs Bridges, there were lots of fish caught and a few lost to marauding pike.
Last week Alan Davenport visited our Woodshaw Reservoir fishery, where using waggler tactics with bread punch and feeding liquidised bread he caught around 10lbs of roach and chub around the pound mark.
Roach averaged 3oz, with the odd fish ranging between 6 and 8oz.
Keep sending catch reports to 01928 716238 or firstname.lastname@example.org HQ 52, Parker Street is open as usual between 7pm and 9pm on Friday, for subscriptions, new memberships/night permits.
Results: Cheshire Spring League (Macclesfield Canal, Scholar Green): Individuals: 1, Bob Campbell 4-0-15; 2, Adam Harman 3-14-10; 3, Mike Dench 3-12-11; 4, Phil Cross 3-12-4.
Points: Bob Campbell 2, Phil Cross 3, Mike Dench, Jeff Stoll, Paul Bibby and George Barber all tied on 7.
Mersey Series: 1, Eddie Frangleton 2-4-14; 2, Jimmy Byrne 2-3-9; 3, Derek Bibby 2-0-0; 4, Roy Everson 1-7-8.
Disabled and Over 60s: 1, Bud Lee 5-12-8; 2, Jimmy Byrne 4-6-14; 3, George Barber 4-3-0; 4, Derek Bibby 4-1-10.
Forthcoming events: Sunday: Mersey Series (Last one of the season), draw at 9am on Mersey Walk.
Monday: Disabled and Over 60s, draw at 10am on Gun Club car park. Call John Dagnall on 635486.
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