THE cold, wet and windy weather resulted in a poor turn-out for the Labour Club Cup fished on the Upper Pound, with only 14 anglers taking part.

Mark Van Den Hoek came out on top with bream and roach on pole-fished caster for 2-14-8.

Second was Albert Griffiths with roach, rudd and skimmers, for 2-4-8 and third was association treasurer, Steve McNally with roach and skimmers for 1-14-8.

The Disabled and Over Sixties match on Thursday October 7 saw 19 anglers line up on the Upper Pound of the Sankey Canal on a bright but cold autumn day.

Barry Holbrook won the match with a mixed bag of roach, rudd, perch and skimmers, on long pole for 5-10-6.

Second place for the second time in a week was Albert Griffiths with roach and skimmers for 4-3-4 and third place went to Ray Bowden, with a mixed bag on long pole for 3-14-0.

Meanwhile, it was good to see veteran matchman Fred Naylor back fishing after illness and he took fourth with roach and perch for 3-2-8.

Fishery News:

The Sankey Canal Upper Pound is fishing well, producing good quality bream, tench, carp, roach, rudd, ide and perch with maggot, casters, corn, meat, worm and bread all taking fish.

The Lower Pound, has slowed down a little but is still producing well with small common and mirror carp to 4lbs, along with some good tench, bream, roach, rudd, skimmers, ide and chub to the same baits as the Upper Pound.

Both these sections are on day ticket at £3 per adult and £1 juniors. Match bookings for this and next year are also being taken on these sections.

For details, contact match secretary Mark Van Den Hoek on 01925 223685.

The members-only section at Penkford bridge is still fishing very well for roach and perch, while carp, tench, koi carp, brownies and bream are still giving good sport.

The Yew Tree reservoir has been a little slow this week, but is still giving some excellent sport with roach and skimmers. The carp fishing has died off a little bit but Allan Sayer had 12 carp over a period of three sessions, ranging from 6 to 14lbs all on bronze maggot fished over hemp at 11 metres on pole.

The Vulcan Reservoir is fishing very well despite the colder weather with perch, roach and skimmers providing the sport in the main, with bread, maggot and caster doing the business. Water bailiff Jonty Eden had a good day on chopped worm catching a lot of fish of a better stamp