Liverpool’s Chris Diamond has once again been on top form this week, fulfilling an amazing ambition of completing another hat-trick of wins on his journeys across the regions fisheries.
With a visit to the prolific Lingmere at Moreton on Wednesday, this one saw Chris join a class field of 31 regulars where he opted for a positive approach from his peg 42.
Choosing the tip from the off, switching to the margins with a shallow approach during the latter half of the match, this plan worked brilliantly seeing Chris finally take the honours with a creditable 145.10 weight, nearly 50lb clear of second placed Lawrence Kinniar’s 97.5.0.
A veteran in his own right, experienced Chris then visited Shropshire’s Weston Pools near Oswestry on Thursday to compete in the Vets match on these spectacular pools.
Here for the scenes alone, it will always make the trip more than worthwhile.
Opting for a simple method approach which saw him take F1s to 3lb from the off, Chris again confidently moved on the inside line to take carp to 10lb, which yet again put another win under his belt with a superb 165lb.
Following these incredible back to back successes, it was a no-brainer that another visit would be more than worthwhile and another trip south back to Weston’s rover match was undertaken on Friday.
Emphatically, top honours were again to go Chris’s way and another top performance saw him take the win with a super show that produced 207lb – and Chris yet again gained another hat-trick of back to back wins.
Over at Down Hollands Mistral Lake, this is another top water within the region that has anglers travelling from far and wide.
Fishing here on the border of the Lancashire countryside has been unbelievable this year with pleasure anglers every week reporting huge catches.
However, on the match scene the evidence was very clear this week as yet another lake record was broken for a second time this summer, as Wirral’s Jamie Hughes smashed the recent one out of the water.
With 26 anglers on for this popular rover match on Sunday, Hughes, MAP’s three-time Fish ‘O’ Mania champion made no mistake on taking advantage of the mass of carp that he had found parading the inside margins of his chosen peg 32.
Opting for a simple sweetcorn approach, incredibly he put together a 101lb catch of carp for a record busting 362.8.0.
Ironically it was a quartet of Wirral men who made up the four framing positions that all exceeded the magical ton.
Second place was Chris Smith’s 212.12 who was along from Jamie on peg 29, where he also fished corn.
Third place went to Steve Boyd’s pellet feeder approach for 184.10 which was followed by Mike Flanagan’s dead maggot tactic 174.4.0.
On the club scene, Alliance Leicester’s Tommy Smith led another cracking day on the club water, notching valuable club points with a 231lb weight on the paste.
Dave Langton 192lb and Peter Turner 187lb rounded off the three top weights.