MARK Brown's tactics did the trick as he fended off 19 fellow anglers to win Newton-le-Willows Anglers Association's Dennis Butcher Trophy match on Havannah Flash.

Fishing with a pole using worm or maggot on the hook, he landed bream, tench, eels and silver fish for a total weight of 12lbs 0ozs 0drs from peg seven.

His nearest rivals in joint second place were Ian Wilson from Newton and Anthony Fairclough from St Helens.


Dennis Butcher Trophy match, Havannah Flash (20 pegs):

1. Mark Brown (Newton-le-Willows), peg 7, with bream, tench, eels and silvers on pole and worm or maggot for 12-0-0.

2= Ian Wilson (Newton-le-Willows), peg 22 and Anthony Fairclough (St Helens), peg 23, with bream, tench and silvers on pole and caster or maggot for 10-3-0.

4. Jason Percy (St Helens), peg 30, with bream and tench on method feeder for 6-10-8.