LAST weekend saw four Reading & District Angling Association Clubs out on the waters with three matches on the Thames and one on the Kennet.

Reading Civil Service held their match on the Wallingford A stretch of the Thames. Gordon McGee took the honours with 10lbs 8ozs of roach and silvers. Second was Richard Munday with 3lbs 15ozs of silvers and similar species weighing 3lbs was enough to give Richard Sturgess third place.

Prospect A.C. hosted Arborleigh A.C. on the B section at Wallingford and Steve Collins took top spot with 15lbs14ozs of all roach. Colin Thrower finished second with 7lbs 4ozs of roach and skimmers. Dave Fairbank completed the trio with 6lbs 7ozs of roach.

Thirteen anglers turned out for the match at Mapledurham which saw Bracknell Avocets and Newtown share the venue.

Claiming the top spot was Terry Smith with an all roach catch of 11lbs 12ozs. Second went to Mick Hill with 7lbs 8ozs of silvers and the same species gave Barry Moreton third place with 3lbs 8ozs.

The match-sharing between Bracknell Avocets and Newtown is proving to be a good success, with better attendances and new friendships being formed.

The River Kennet at Beat 5 was the scene for T.R.B.L.A.S. match. Tony Tibble showed his class on the river, amassing 17lbs 15ozs of mainly roach. In second place with a net of mainly perch was Simon Couling that weighed in at 9lbs 12ozs.

And in third place was Andy Chapman with 7lbs 14ozs of roach.