OUR Spring League is headed by Bob Campbell, who clocked up another section win on the Sankey St Helens Canal to give him a running total in six matches of seven points.
With two matches remaining it looks a two-horse race against ever-consistent Phil Cross on eight points. Next is Martin Griffiths on 13.
Guest angler Bob Clough took the individual honours with 8-11-0 made up of a mixed bag of rudd, roach, skimmers, and an eel.
Fish on the Bridgewater Canal are shoaling ready for spawning – evident by poor results from Monday’s Disabled and Over 60s match.
Mike Daniels saw one bite result in a big bonus bream, adding a few small roach for a winning weight of 4-6-8. Trev Bainbridge was runner-up with 1-5-6.
Ian Thomas, on his first visit to the Bridgewater Canal at Agden, enjoyed hectic action from his first put in. Loose feeding maggot he pole-fished against the far shelf to catch roach, skimmers and five bream of around 3lbs.
On Saturday afternoon I managed to escape to Moore Quarry for a few hours, result a blank; not to be water licked a rematch the following evening made it a combined zero score.
However, the setting on this fishery located just outside Warrington is magnificent and I know it carries a head of quality fish because I could see them, just couldn’t connect. Speaking to members a few tench, bream and the occasional carp are being caught.
Everyone was full of praise for the newly constructed pegs courtesy of our band of intrepid volunteers, your labours are appreciated.
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Spring League Round 5: 1, Bob Clough 8-11-0; 2, Phil Cross 6-6-4; 3, George Barber 5-10-6. Points to date: Bob Campbell 7, Phil Cross 8, Martin Griffiths 13, George Barber 14. Disabled and Over 60s: 1, Mike Daniels 4-6-8; 2, Trev Bainbridge 1-5-6; 3, John Dagnall 1-1-8; 4, Jeff Clare 15-4.
Saturday, Cheshire Spring League: Macclesfield Canal, draw 9am McDonalds, Congleton. Tuesday: Disabled and Over 60s: Bridgewater Canal, draw 10am Gun Club car park. Contact John Dagnall at Cheshire Angling, 01925 635486.