A YOUNGSTER is being applauded for the skills he showed in landing a fish that won him a recent match.

William Hilditch came out on top in a 'Best of Britsh Baits' women's and juniors' match staged by Newton-le-Willows Anglers Association at Whitedoor Dam.

Without landing the double-figure common carp he would not have figured in the top three.

But a club official said: "Well done to everyone as there were some good mixed nets, top honours go to William who played and landed a 13lb 4oz common carp all on his own."

That carp took William's total to 16lbs 8ozs 0drs, almost 10lbs clear of second placed Izzy Gibbins.


Best of British Baits women's and juniors' match, Whitedoor Dam:


1st Tanya Whitley-Price, with chub/bream/roach for 8lbs 10ozs 0drs

2nd Abby Hilditch, with bream/roach for 2-13-0

3rd Carole Maughan, with roach/skimmer/perch for 2-2-0


1st William Hilditch, with carp/skimmers for 16-8-0

2nd Izzy Gibbins, with roach/skimmers for 6-1-0

3rd Warren Jones, with roach/skimmers for 5-5-0

Newton-le-Willows Tackle & Baits Summer League fifth round, Havannah Flash (25 pegs):

1st Mike Dench (Warrington) peg 29, with bream and silvers caught on pole and maggot for 8-9-0

2nd= Graham Sixsmith (LTB Matrix) peg 21, with silvers caught on whip and maggot for 7-8-0

2nd= Ian Alexander (Burt Baits ) peg 6, with bream, tench and eels caught on pole and worm for 7-8-0

4th Jimmy Corkish (St Helens) peg 30, with silvers caught on pole and maggot for 7-6-0

The Disabled & Over 60ss weekly members match, Upper Pound Sankey Canal (20 pegs):

1st Chris Grehan (Warrington) peg 14, with tench, bream, eel and roach to pole for 11-12-0

2nd Eddie Marcroft (Golborne Tackle & Baits) peg 17, with all silver fish to pole for 8-10-0

3rd Stan Robert (Ashton in Mfield) peg 12, with all silver fish to pole for 7-6-0

4th John Boy Howard (St Helens) peg 3, with all silver fish to pole for 7-3-0