WITH the keepnet ban still in force on the River Kennet, matches were moved last weekend, although as the situation improved the ban was lifted on Monday, writes Alan Hughes.

There were two RDAA club matches on the River Thames and the first was at the Wallingford B stretch at Benson.

Prospect A.C. hosted Arborleigh A.C. for this match and it was the visitors who went away with the spoils.

The winner was Steve Collins who weighed in 10lbs 8ozs of nearly all roach.

Similar species gave Kevin Jarrett the runner-up spot with 8lbs 7ozs and in third spot was Colin Day (Prospect) with 7lbs 14ozs of silver fish.

Bracknell Avocets fished the Thames at Sonning where the conditions were showery and windy, but the Thames fished well with good weights.

All nine anglers caught fish and Barry Morten found the roach and feeding hemp and fishing double red maggot to take top spot with 7lbs 8ozs.

Paul Holland finished second with similar species which totalled 6lbs 5ozs, beating Alan Powell by one ounce.

Tilehurst Royal British Legion were back on the Thames at Goring and with the cooler weather hopes were high for a good days fishing.

Fourteen anglers were on the bank and everybody caught silver fish.

First on the day with 15lbs 15oz was Simon Couling. He caught roach, dace, perch and three decent skimmer bream for his win.

In second place was Peter Godfrey who weighed in 12lbs 3ozs of mainly roach.

Completing the trio was Tony Tibble with 9lbs 9oz of silvers.

Between the 14 anglers they weighed in a total of 98lbs 14ozs.

Reading Fishing Club hosted their match on the Thames at Beale Park top section.

A great turn out of 18 were there to compete for the Stepney Cup.

Andy Woolsey came out on top with a winning weight of 12lbs 6ozs consisting of mainly roach, with a few small perch.

The runner-up was Malcolm Vigor with 11lbs 8ozs of mainly roach and in third place was Robbie Stephens with a total of 9lbs 15ozs, again of mainly roach.

The total match weight was 105lbs 8ozs.