Bideford Midweek Evening Match results

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Bideford Midweek Evening
Match results

1st Martin Turner 12lb 15oz

2nd Colin Gorman 10lb 8oz

3rd Peter Slade 3lb 5oz

4th  Martin Rushton 2lb 8oz

5th Cavan Paterson 2lb .

Thirteen anglers fished the second evening comp in the Tarka evening league. Martin drew peg B in the shallows and landed one carp on bread and some tench and skimmers on pole fished, worm and maggot to secure victory .2nd placed Colin drew on the deeper peg I he had a good carp and some bream on the method with robin red pellets,Pete Slade fished with luncheon meat on peg S for his third spot Martin landed a nice bream on peg H on the open end feeder for fourth.

North Devon Match Group Championship No 5 Killock Lakes. Results

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North Devon Match Group Championship No 5 Killock Lakes. Results

1st Neilsen Jeffery 77lb 14oz

2nd Kevin Shears 47lb 5oz

3rd John Lisle 40lb 5oz

4th Christopher Morris 28lb 12oz

5th John Forster 27lb 2oz .

North Devon Match Group  members fished the prolific Killock lake in warm dry conditions , the carp were more interested in spawning than feeding , despite this Neilsen was able to catch steadily on corn on the pole for a convincing win. Second spot was Kevin who used similar tactics and John’s third placed bag fell to paste also on the pole.Next week this venue is being used for the first leg of our annual interclub event against Bude Canal Anglers.

Stafford Moor May Festival 2018

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Stafford Moor May Festival 2018 – Report from Joanne Combes

Our Worthy winner of our May festival 2018 with a perfect score of 4 points with a total weight of 434lb 13oz is Mr Steve Ford (MOSELLA UK / MARUKYU well done Steve well proud of you !!! In close second place with also 4 points and a total weight of 327lb 14oz is Chris Cameron ( MIDDY/ BAIT TECH) well done Chris! In third place was Ian Rowney with 6 points and a total weight of 375lb 1oz well done Ian!  What a week, thank you so much for your continued support it’s amazing we feel truly blessed to have you all supporting us thank you so much also for supporting the JO-OP it’s been one of the best supported weeks we have had , I can continue to buy new stock all the time we are supported so thank you been great to meet some new guys and to see the regular faces. We have an open match this Sunday if you would like to join us please let me know Jo

Martin Turner Wins Two Matches

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Coarse Section Monthly Comp Results May 13th Tarka Swims.

Coarse Section Monthly Comp Results May 13th Tarka Swims. 1st Martin Turner 48lb 15oz 2nd Pete Slade 11lb 1oz 3rd John Lisle 9lb 11oz 4th Stephen Craker 9lb 6oz 5th Richard Jefferies 4lb 7oz 5th Colin Gorman 2lb 15oz Martin drew on peg P and caught 4 large carp on bread flake, this added to a nice net of skimmer bream taken on maggot over groundbait was enough for victory in the 5th match of the series. Pete drew on peg F and landed a late carp on the pole for second . John’s single large carp on luncheon meat was third . Stephen came in fourth with a nice bream and a carp off peg M. this also took the silvers pool, just pipping Richard who landed small bream on the feeder off peg S

1st Martin Turner 48lb 15oz

2nd Pete Slade 11lb 1oz

3rd John Lisle 9lb 11oz

4th Stephen Craker 9lb 6oz

5th Richard Jefferies 4lb 7oz

6th Colin Gorman  2lb 15oz

Martin Turner drew on peg P and caught 4 large carp on bread flake, this added to a nice net of skimmer bream taken on maggot over groundbait was enough for victory in the 5th match of the series. Pete drew on peg F and landed a late carp on the pole for second . John’s single large carp on luncheon meat was third . Stephen came in fourth with a nice bream and a carp off peg M. this also took the silvers pool, just pipping Richard who landed small bream on the feeder off peg S

(Above) Martins net of skimmer bream

Summer Evening League. Match No. 1 Tarka Swims Results

1st Martin Turner 17lb 10oz

2nd Craig Crash Lamey 11lb 13oz

3rd Stephen Craker 8lb 5oz

4th Ian Sedgewick 6lb 13oz

5th Keith Copland 5lb 4oz

6th Martin Hawker 4lb 12oz

15anglers fished. Martin drew corner peg M and caught 2 good carp on bread on the pole plus some skimmer bream for top spot in the first of the evening series. Craig drew on the point peg F and had a nice bag of small bream on the pole with maggot for second spot, new member Stephen landed a nice carp on a bunch of dead red maggot on peg U to take third spot, 15 anglers took part on a mild still evening.

Stafford Moor Open – Junior Angler Success

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An Open match  on Tanners and Woodpecker lakes. Had a full house of 40 anglers.

The weather was a horrible cold easterly wind with temperatures around 8 degrees today where is Spring !

Had a continental payout. Top weight of the day was from Ben Benjamin Broxson peg 19 on Tanners lake with 167lb 14oz fishing bomb and pellet and pole well done Ben ! In second place was Andy Dare peg 11 on woodpecker lake with 101lb 4oz, in third place was Chris Davis with 107lb 5oz from peg 2 on Tanners lake.

Its always great to see young anglers enjoying success as 13 year old Owen Newman did in this competition finishing a very creditable sixth and winning the silvers bag!

North Devon Match Group – Melbury Reservoir Summer League No 2

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1st John Lacy 8lb

2nd John Lisle 5lb 1oz

3rd John Bailey 4lb

4th Christopher Morris 2lb 14oz

Beautiful hot still weather greeted NDMG members for the second summer league match, bites were at a premium on the day and John Lacey took top spot on peg 1 on the dam, he fished on a small groundbait feeder with red maggot bait at close range for a net of good roach ,second placed John Lisle had 4 nice skimmers on the tip on worm from peg 6,John Bailey caught 8 roach on the waggler for 3rd.

Fine Perch Brace highlight of Match at Oaktree

Triple Hook Club enjoyed a great day at Oak Tree Fishery with some good bags of carp and other species. Highlight of the day was a fine brace of perch to Dennis Toleman weighing  2lb 2oz and 2lb 1oz.

1st Bruce Williams 29lb 4oz

2nd  Kevin Toleman 27lb 4oz both had carp at 9lbs

3rd  Dennis Toleman 24lb 2oz

Kevin and Rob Hancock both had 24lb bags

Stafford Open Result

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The latest match results at Stafford Moor show that the carp are now feeding hard as temperatures start to climb.

Dave Stockton took top spot in the Latest Stafford Moor Open bagging a creditable 222lb 3oz from Tanners Lake using pellet waggler tactics. Andy Dare was runner up with159lb 2oz and Robert Coombs third with 132lb 2oz.

Stafford Moor Match Result

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Tanners Top 4 & Silvers winner

1. Christopher John Lovell 105lb 2oz
2.  Tom Downing   89lb 1oz
3.  Paul Heywood  68lb 12oz
4. Adam Toomey 55lb 10oz

Silvers Winner – Simon John Allen 15lb 10oz

Woodpecker
1. Rob Dixon 84lb 11oz
2. Andy Dare  81lb 15oz
3. Nigel Rhodes 67lb 11oz
4. Dave Stockton 67lb 1oz

North Devon Match Group Championship No 4 Jennetts Reservoir

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Many Thanks to Martin Turner for the North Devon Match Group report from Jennetts Reservoir where they enjoyed to fabulous silver fish sport.

1st  Martin Turner  28lb 9oz

2nd  Christopher Morris 25lb 11oz

3rd   Kevin Shears 18lb 11oz

4th   John Lacy 18lb 6oz

5th    Peter Slade 17lb 9oz ,

A mild spring day with April showers , made for good sport on the South West Lake Trusts Jennetts Reservoir in Bideford. The bream failed to show in numbers but the roach fed well. Martin Turner landed quality fish on hemp and caster on the pole and whip from peg 8 , beside the elderberry bush , Christopher Morris had a similar net from peg 12 near the point also on the pole. Kevin drew end peg on the far bank for 3rd just pipping John Lacy who drew peg 4 near the dam.

Carp Match at Stafford Moor – Results

Report from Joanne Combes at Stafford Moor

Hey well done to everyone who entered our first ever Pairs carp competition here at Stafford Moor. A huge apology from Paul & I for not being present we just needed a break before the crazy season kicks in especially Paul but the guys were left in more than capable hands with Peter Randle and Wayne Grinney and Wayne’s dad Paul who cooked the barbecue thank you so much for looking after everyone.

1st prize Winners were Mark Downing and Wayne Grinney who between them had 12 fish out and a total weight of 194lb 10oz well done guys ! Mark fished on swim 6 (the outlet ) up on lodge while Wayne fished swim 6 (rodi bush) on Beatties. Caught on Sticky Baits Manilla.

In second place 🥈 was Aaron Rundle and Michael Toms who between them had 7 fish out and had a total weight of 147lb 2oz well done ! Aaron fished on swim 8 (the inlet) on Beatties lake and Michael fished swim 3 (spit bay) up on Lodge lake.

In third place was Jason A Hammond and Jack Gabriel who between them had 6 fish and a total weight of 119lb 4oz well done! Jason fished swim 7(the beach right side) on Beatties and Jack fished on swim 10 (outback) up on lodge lake.

Our largest fish winner was also Jason Hammond who had a 26lb 8oz beauty well done Jase !

Jo thanks  all for being a part of Stafford Moors Carp Comps more are coming up !! Will keep you all posted thank you Paul & Jo

Jason Hammond with the events biggest a 26lb 8oz beauty

Coarse Section Monthly Comp. Results April 8th Tarka Swims

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1st Martin Turner 22lb 1oz

2nd Ian Owen 14lb 15oz

3rd John Lisle 14lb 6oz

4th Peter Slade 11lb 14oz (silvers)

5th Stephen Craker 6lb 6oz

6th Antony Bentley 5lb 5oz

Fifteen anglers showed up to fish the first match on Tarka since last year on a lovely warm spring day that tempted a few carp to show, Martin Turner  drew the shallow end on peg X and fished bread on a long pole for victory with 4 carp . Ian Owen caught 2 good mirror carp on a method feeder on peg Q for second, John had a big common on the next peg on a pole for third. Pete Slade took fourth and the silver bag with a nice net of skimmer bream from the deeper peg N on the long pole and soft pellet.

North Devon Tackle Club Match – Jennetts

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Jennetts Reservoir

Top 4
1st  Simon Poynter 27lb 10oz
2nd  Kevin Wilton 22lb 15oz
3rd Andy Gratton 22lb 6oz
4th  Steve Maynard 6lb 1oz

Nice to see the top 4 weights spread across the lake yesterday, also on varying methods…..

Simon caught on the long pole targeting larger fish, Kev was 2nd fishing for roach shallow on the pole, a close 3rd was Andy who fished the whip, with two bream and a perch included in his total, 4th place went to Steve who fished long pole for roach & skimmers.

North Devon Match Group Summer League No.1 Wooda Lakes

The pictures below sum up the Spring so far. Many thanks to Martin Turner for his new report from the enduring North Devon Match Group!

1st Kevin Shears 57lb 12oz

2nd Christopher Morris 52lb 13oz

3rd Martin Turner 42lb 13oz

4th Tom Downing 41lb 11oz

5th Paul Morris  41lb 6oz

6th Nathan Underwood 31lb 2oz .

Silvers  James Grogan 7lb 1oz .

Despite our efforts that man Shears has secured yet another victory! Kevin drew on the road side on lake 4 and landed 20 carp on corn on the pole in the margins. Christopher drew on one of the reed beds on lake 3 for second also on corn on the pole. Martin was next peg to him , and caught on bread and maggots. The spring day started well for the 17 competitors but deteriorated in to sleet by the time we weighed in .Thanks to Start Sharp for allowing us to use both lakes and providing breakfast rolls.

Upper Tamar Pallatrax Carp Open March 2018

 

It was a very cold weekend at Upper Tamar lake for the Pallatrax Carp Open pairs competition. This was the first competition of 2018 with two more to follow in July and September.

There was £3500 up for grabs for the top three finishing pairs and no one could predict which swims would do well this time around. The weather had been frankly horrendous leading up to the weekend with more than two feet of snow covering the majority of the lake at the beginning of the week!

The sun did eventually come through on the Sunday during the last few hours of fishing and it was rather pleasant during the BBQ and presentations.

The anticipation and nervousness for the draw on Friday morning was evident with some anglers arriving to get a couple of laps around the lake in the hope of spotting a few fish!

A fantastic breakfast was provided by Wendy Shore and her team in the Froghopper café at Tamar and we were all set for the draw which started at 1pm. Anglers names were drawn in turn from the draw box and they chose their swims until everyone had picked. There were 30 pairs of anglers and they were then transported to their swims either by boat or trailer.

The horn sounded at 4pm to start the competition and the first fish was lost very quickly by Roy and Greg Jones from the quarry swim.

The first landed fish and an early lead was taken by Neil Merriman and Adrian Morgan from West Bay, peg 27, on the Cornwall Bank with a 7lb 13oz common. Just minutes after Mark Thomas and Phil Haggarty caught their first from peg 33 by the dam at 5lb 11oz.

This was followed on the first night by Mike Trew and Roger Smith, peg 23, on the Cornwall Bank who had an 8lb 7oz fish and Rob Champness and Kevin Smith who were on peg 18. They landed a 6lb 15oz fish. Rob and Kevin also lost a couple of fish during the night.

It was fishing really hard, as the March competition always does! The wind changed direction a couple of times and there was a mild frost both nights and cold wind during the days.

At 6:30 am on the Saturday Mark Thomas and Phil Haggarty caught their second fish which proved very decisive. A 13.09 pristine common gave them the lead from peg 33.

Jamie Rusling and Nick White moved into contention from peg 16 on the Devon Bank, they had a 13lb 5oz common.

Saturday evening provided a couple of fish, a lovely 15lb 14oz common for Jason and Leanne McEvoy from peg 21 to move them into second and Richard Chalke and Jamie Woods from the lookout tower banked a 7lb 6oz fish.

It was all to play for and anticipation of a few more fish which would change the entire competition around.

Saturday night went without any more action until early Sunday morning when Richard Chalke and Jamie Woods managed their second fish, this time at 10lb 6oz, to move into second less than 2lbs behind Haggarty and Thomas.

With the sun now shining we thoughts a few more would be caught but how wrong I could be!

The remainder of the competition didn’t provide any bites.

With every single pair in with a chance right up until the hooter at 1pm it made for a really close competition which was well contested and enjoyed by everyone. The presentations were made during the free BBQ for competitors provided by Gary Vogel, warden for Tamar Lake.

Only 9 fish were caught and we look forward to the July competition when there will be plenty more!

It was great to have some new champions and runners up. Congratulations to Mark Thomas and Phil Haggarty for winning and Jamie Woods and Richard Chalke for finishing second. 2016 runners up Jason and Leanne McEvoy won third place.

A huge thankyou to our fantastic marshall team Terry Reid, Bob Davey, Ian Ellis, Steve Gliddon, Amy Maunder, Roger Maher and Bob Oates and to warden Gary Vogel.

Full results:

7th – 1 fish for 6.15 in peg 18 was Rob Champness and Kevin Smith

6th – 1 fish for 7.13 in peg 27 was Neil Merriman and Adrian Morgan

5th – 1 fish for 8.07 in peg 23 was Mike Trew and Roger Smith

4th – 1 fish for 13.05 in peg 16 was Jamie Rusling and Nick White

3rd winning £500 with 1 fish for 15lb 14oz was Jason and Leanne McEvoy

2nd wining £1000 with 2 fish for 17lb 12oz was Jamie Woods and Richard Chalke

1st winning £2000 with 2 fish for 19lb 4oz was Mark Thomas and Phil Haggarty

Next competition: 6-8 July pairs

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Ben Smeeth

Head of Angling

Stafford Moor 2018 – Silvers Festival

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Winner of Stafford Moors March Silvers Festival 2018 is Mark Goddard who won with just 5 points and a total weight of 98lb 8oz ! Mark also won the Largest bag of 37lb 9oz from peg 10 on Pines. In second place was  Des Shipp who had also 5 points with a total weight of 85lb 6oz.  In third place was Dave Smith with 9 points and a total weight of 82lb 15oz. Jo at Stafford Moor said “Thank you all so much for a fantastic week, really enjoyed seeing you all again and meeting some new faces. Thank you for your amazing support.

Spring Time

Its seems that spring is slow to arrive and just as we think its getting milder another cold snap is forecast. But any day now we will get that first real day of spring when warmth prevails and balmy air descends.

There are of course signs that spring is here as daffodils, primroses and celandine’s line the hedgerows and roadside verges. Frogs spawned a couple of months ago now and their spawn is already transforming into tadpoles. It will be soon be the turn of the toads to converge onto lakes and ponds their birdlike croak echoing around. Any time now we could glimpse that first sand martin and then that true harbinger of spring and summer the swallows.

As anglers we are of course very aware of nature that is around us and this is all part of what fishing is all about. I am always filled with optimism as the days grow longer and the chance to fish evening sessions in daylight arrives. Of course many plans are made and time is as ever less plentiful than desired. In just a couple of weeks the clocks spring forward.

There will be the chance to cast a fly across the river for spring salmon. Flick a dry fly upstream for wild brown trout or fish a buzzer on a Stillwater for hard fighting rainbows.

Carp anglers will relish the warming water knowing that carp will become more active and as a result will search for food maybe even coming onto the surface where a chum mixer will be slurped down with that delightful sound of summer evenings.

If you’re a sea angler your thoughts will be turning to bass, smoothound and ray. It will of course depend upon your favourite angling style what you seek. The bait angler will enjoy sitting back waiting for the nodding rod and screaming reel. The lure fisher will be more mobile searching for fish casting here and there searching for that electric tug on the line.

I could ramble on but I am sure you get the vibes that I am trying to convey that excitement at the arrival of new a season and fresh piscatorial adventures. I hope to report on your catches over these coming months, not just the fish but also an appreciation of all that angling means. So please feel free to send me your successes, stories and any images of the angling world you enjoy.

Many thanks go to those who sponsor this site and support this project.

Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse Section monthly competition results

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Highampton Fishery

1st – Nathan Underwood 26lb 5oz

2nd – Craig Crash Lamey 12lb 15oz

3rd  – Martin Turner 8lb 7oz

4th – Keith Copland 2lb 15oz .

Damp,mild, conditions should have led to some bumper catches but the fish had other ideas. Our new member Nathan drew end peg 12 and fished a long pole with corn for a mixed bag of carp,tench and bream to take victory Craig  secured runner up spot from the next peg with a carp and roach catch on tip and pole. Martin some roach and a small carp for third place.

North Devon Match Group Championship No. 2 Millpark Results

North Devon Match Group Championship No. 2 Millpark Results

Many thanks to Martin once again for his report on the North Devon Match Groups match at Mill Pond. Some stunning nets of roach in this close run event. This has to be one of the best silver fish waters in the area! A venue I have many fond memories of as I caught my first coarse fish there almost fifty years ago!

1st Kevin Shears 29lb 6oz

2nd Pete Slade 27lb 4oz

3rd Martin Turner 27lb

4th Nathan Underwood 26lb 10oz


10 of our members enjoyed a rare mild early spring day on Millpark Berrynarbor, but try as we might we cannot put an end to Kevin’s remarkable run of wins!! He drew on the platform below the car park and amassed a super net of quality roach on caster on a short pole, Pete Slade drew on the stream side and took second spot with a 9lb carp and a nice net of skimmers and roach all on the pole and soft pellet, Martin came in third with an all roach net, Nathan’s bag included a nice chub.

(Above)Nathan Underwoods net included a fine chub a fish more often associated with running water!

North Devon Match Group Winter League No.5 Oaktree Fishery Results

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Many Thanks to Martin Turner for the Fortnightly NDMG Report

1st Kevin Shears 55lb 8oz

2nd John Lacy 43lb 2oz

3rd John Forster 34lb 6oz

4th Nathan Underwood 31lb 4oz

5th Martin Turner  24lb

6th John Lisle 22lb 8oz .,

20 anglers turn up on a very cold but  dry day, in the vain hope of beating Kevin .He drew peg 17 on the top  lake and once again   showed us all how its done !! Kevin fished the  pole with maggot for an all carp net, John Lacy also on the top lake caught his net of carp on sweetcorn on the pole, Top weight of the 10 anglers on the bottom pool was John Forster with a pole catch of small carp on ,corn and maggot. from unfancied peg 11, Nathan Underwood was on peg 7 on the bottom lake and took 4th spot with some nice carp on the pole ,all on red maggot.

North Devon Match Group – Result

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Results: NDMG 1st Round Championship and Champion of Champions.

1st Overall and champ of champ John Lisle 79lb 8oz

2nd Dave Downton  53lb 13oz

3rd Nathan Underwood  44lb 15oz

4th John Lacy 26lb 6oz

5th Kevin Shears 25lb 1oz

6th Andy Gray 17lb 6oz.

Many thanks to Martin Turner for the report and write up:-
Stafford Moor Fishery hosted our January Championship competition , the gale force winds and driving rain ,meant that fishing was less than comfortable for most! Despite this John fished a great match on the pole and sweetcorn on peg 18 on Oak lake, he landed 27 carp for a convincing victory over second placed Dave who landed 53lb of carp from peg 18 on Woodys lake ,Nathan took 3rd spot also from Woody’s peg 20.  John 4th from peg 9 Woodys.Second best weight on Oak and 5th overall was Kevin on peg 14.

Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse Section Championship No1. Harepie Fishery

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Results

1st Craig Crash Lamey 7lb 15oz

2nd Steve Bailey 5lb.

3rd – Joint – David Bailey 3lb 14oz

3rd – Martin Turner 3lb 14oz.

Members enjoyed a rare still and dry winters day, but the chilled waters meant that fish were hard to find , Craig caught 3 small carp plus some nice roach on maggot on the pole, coarse section secretary Steve drew peg 3 and managed 1 small carp and some nice silver fish also on pole fished red maggot for 2nd. David and Martin faced each other across the lake and both weighed in 3lb 14oz of small silver fish for joint third.

Wooda Lakes – Fur N Feather Result

Twenty anglers fished the 2017 Fur n Feather match held across lakes 3 and 4. With cold water coming into the lakes and a gusty wind, it was not easy fishing.

Kevin Shears (Above), pegged on the trackside on lake 4, took the win with 62lb 3oz of pole caught carp. Second overall was Paul Ware, on the point peg on lake 3, with 47lb 3oz. Martin Turner(Below) was third with 45lb 1oz from the wood side of lake 4.

The random pairs was won by Shaun Stenton and Kevin Shears with a total of 101lb.

All anglers went away with a range of prizes.

(Above) Christopher Morris

Lake 3
Christopher Morris 41lb 7oz (runner up lake 3)
Norman Martin 25lb 6oz
Mick Seaward 7lb
John Forster 18lb 6oz
Shaun Stenton 38lb 13oz
Paul Morris 17lb 10oz
Matt Sampson DNW
Barry Lee 13lb 8oz
Neilsen Jeffrey 15lb 8oz
Paul Ware 47lb 8oz (won lake 3)
Ian Owen 14lb 1oz

Lake 4
Kevin Shears 62lb 3oz (overall winner)
Kev Wilton 15lb 6oz
Nathan Underwood 16lb
Paul Elworthy 10lb 11oz
Ian Croxton 36lb 11oz
Martin Turner 45lb 1oz (won lake 4)
Garry Thornton 35lb
Peter Seaward 8lb 8oz
Keith Copeland 39lb 3oz

North Devon Match Group Winter League No.4 Morchard Rd.

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Results

1st Neilsen Jeffery 62lb 9oz

2nd  Christopher Morris 49lb 7oz

3rd  Michael Blake 46lb 9oz

4th Martin Turner  41lb 9oz

5th Paul Elworthy 37lb 4oz

6th Simon Maunder 34lb

Today’s conditions were very challenging, with bitter cold easterly wind making presentation difficult for the 16 competitors .

Neilsen’s catch of 40 carp was taken on peg17 with double red maggot on the pole over groundbait, Christopher used similar tactics for second spot, Michael’s catch of 29 carp came from peg 5 also on the pole with maggot . Martin Turner gives thanks to all for supporting the club and welcomes the new members .

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NDMG Championship No12 and Christmas competition

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 Once again many thanks to Martin Turner for his excellent and much appreciated reports from North Devon Match Group.

North Devon Match Groups Christmas Competition was held at Oaktree top and bottom lakes.

1st Kevin Shears 70lb 2oz

2nd Neilsen Jeffery 52lb 8oz

3rd Paul Elworthy 49lb 3oz

4th Peter Slade  39lb 6oz

5th Keith Copland 34lb 13oz

6th Phil Watters 29lb 5oz.

15 anglers turned up for our final match of the year , Kevin continued his tremendous form with a convincing victory from the outlet peg on the bottom pond his all carp catch fell to maggot over micros , Neilsen drew on the top lake and his with corn on the pole for 2nd spot ,which also ensured that he wins Matchman of the Year , Paul’s 3rd place catch from the bottom lake means that he finished 2nd in the Championship.Despite the damp blustery conditions most people managed a few fish and all left with a prize, Thanks to everyone for attending the matches this year ,Happy , Christmas and lets do it all again next year, may your elastics stretch far!!

Bideford Monthly – Match Result

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Many thanks to Martin Turner for his weekly reports.

Final monthly Coarse section competition results  Sundays final match was also our Christmas comp, we fished at the club lake ,Tarka swims, .Competitors were met with challenging conditions, and one fish caught in the last minute of the comp proved to be enough to clinch victory, for Martin Turner the mirror carp of 8lb took popped up bread on the straight lead on peg J, this fish didn’t prove to be significant in the overall points table , John Lisle wins the championship with 118pts 2nd Martin Turner 115 3rd Steve Baily on 87 4th Colin Gorman 79 The league has been well supported with 26 competitors over the last 16 months, our league begins again on Jan 8th on Harepie.

North Devon Match Group Result – Near 100lb despite winter chill

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North Devon Match Group Winter League No.3 Oaktree .

1st Kevin Shears 98lb 7oz

2nd Paul Morris 68lb 8oz

3rd Paul Elworthy 53lb 1oz

4th Richard Ogilvy 37lb

5th John Lisle 36lb 14oz

6th Christopher Morris 35lb 15oz

16 anglers fished the match and both lakes were used , Kevin won the match with a convincing near 100lb on peg 16 on the top lake, Kevin used corn over micros on the long pole, Paul Morris also used corn on the pole but with ground bait on top lake peg 10 . Paul Elworthy continues his good form with the top weight on the bottom pool for 3rd, pole again but maggot over ground bait, Richard made a welcome come back to match fishing, and took 4th spot.. 5th and 6th also came from the top lake.

North Devon Match Group Championship No.11 Stafford Moor Oak and Woodpecker

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North Devon Match Group Championship No.11 Stafford Moor Oak and Woodpecker

1st Kevin Shears 84lb 6oz

2nd Neilsen Jeffery  80lb 13oz

3rd  Tom Downing 60lb 15oz

4th Phil Watters 58lb 4oz

5th John Lacey 53lb 2oz

6th Kier Durrant 42lb 13oz

Silvers Bag – Norman Martin 9lb 15oz .

Cold, still conditions , greeted the 22 competitors who were pegged on 2 of the prolific lakes on the Stafford moor complex. Kevin’s victory was from peg 11 on Oak, fishing the long pole with corn , Neilsen used similar tactics also from the deeper water on Oak peg 14 for second. Tom was top weight on Woodpecker, his catch for 3rd overall on peg 19 was mainly waggler and pellet at depth. Phil landed 58lb 4oz for 4th off woodpecker 15. John was 5th with waggler caught 53lb 2oz on Woodpecker 10. Young Kier made the frame with 42lb 13oz from Oak 16.

Bideford & District Angling Club Coarse Section November Monthly Competition

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Many thanks to Martin Turner for his weekly updates on Bideford Competitions and North Devon Match Group

Tarka Swims

1st Colin Gorman 10lb 9oz

2nd John Lisle     8lb 2oz

3rd Steve Bailey 7lb 3oz

4th Matt Cross  4lb 13oz .

10 anglers braved the cold windy conditions for the penultimate match of our season.Colin found two carp prepared to feed on peg P for victory , he caught on maggot on the pole close in, John used similar tactics on peg M for a single large carp for 2nd. Steve secured 3rd with a another nice carp on corn on a cage feeder from peg G, Matt adopted waggler tactics on peg Q for the silvers prize, his catch include a specimen bream of 4lb 8oz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Devon Match Group Winter League Winter League No.2 Millpark

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1st Martin Turner -28lb 5oz

2nd John Lacey – 24lb 7oz

3rd Peter Slade – 7lb 12oz

4th Ben Hathaway – 6lb 8oz.

Martin drew on the stream side and fished a 10mtr pole with hemp,tares and casters for roach, he also had a bonus carp mid match on a method feeder , John on the next peg got of to a good start on the pole over groundbait, finishing with a great net of roach and bream. Pete could not find the bonus roach but still managed third spot with a net of nearly 300 small roach. Floating leaves and a mid match down pour made fishing difficult at times.

North Devon Match Group Championship No 10 Melbury Reservoir Results

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1stPaul Elworthy 42lb 3oz

2nd Tom Downing 18lb 4oz

3rd John Lisle 14lb 15oz

4th Kier Durrant 14lb 6oz

5th Neilsen Jeffery 13lb 10oz

Todays winner, Paul was on peg 4 on the far side of the dam,he amassed an exceptional net of skimmers and roach on the tip with micro pellet and sweetcorn. Tom took the second spot from peg 3 also using feeder tactics, John drew on the middle of the dam and fished short on the tip for a bag of quality roach.

Some stunning nets of fish from Melbury a water that produced a some stunning perch during the 1990’s.

Stafford Moor October Festival Result

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Worthy winner of Stafford Moor’s October festival 2017 with a perfect score of 4 points. Total weight of 415lb 6oz Congratulations to Steve Ford (Mosella uk / Old Ghostb) what a fabulous week at Stafford Moor!
In second place with only 5 points and a total weight of 345lb 11oz was  ‘Grisly ginger Adams’Pete Upperton. Jo at Stafford Moor comments “well done Pete & thank you so much for being such a sport!”
In 3rd place with 6 points & a total weight of 278lb 14oz was London angler Mick Keeper.
The Stafford Moor Team thank  everyone who fished the October festival.

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BIDEFORD _Monthly Coarse Section Comp. Tarka Swims

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Monthly Coarse Section Comp. Tarka Swims

1st Steve Bailey 17lb 3oz

2nd Colin Gorman 6lb 6oz

3rd Martin Turner 3lb 6oz .

Coarse section Secretary Steve Bailey fished his first match after surgery on both wrists, he pulled the golden peg P out of the bag and went on to win with 2 nice carp on a float ledger, Colin landed a good carp which almost pulled his rod into the depths of peg R, Martin landed one carp and lost one on the corner peg L on pole fished luncheon meat. Pete Slade scooped 4th and the silver pool with a net of small roach.

Below -Every fish counts!!!

North Devon Match Group – Results

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Bude Canal Anglers Versus North Devon Match Group. Bude canal

1st  Wayne Mitchell 23lb 4oz

2nd Nathan Underwood11lb 10oz

3rd Kevin Shears 11lb 7oz

4th John Lacey 9lb 9oz

5th Simon John Allen 8lb

6th Andy Gray 7lb 15oz .

Bude 183.5 points NDMG 222.5 Overall NDMG win by 128 points.


After a hearty breakfast in the Brendon Arms 28 anglers tackled the canal in very wet conditions, this lasted until lunch time.  Wayne drew peg 42 just before the bird hide and after several looks across on worm switched to maggot at 15mtrs on the far bank landed 2 fine carp to easily take first spot. Nathan fished the waggler and pole with maggot on the first peg in the top basin 27 for a lovely net of roach and skimmers,for second. Kevin Shears took 3rd from the bottom basin peg 16. North Devon Match Group took 8 of the top 12 places helping them victory, After the match the Brendon Arms provided welcome refreshment.

Sunday October 1st –  Match at Clawford was a bit of a washout with only John Lacey and Neilsen Jeffery fishing ! Never mind had a lovely day with good company. We fished adjoining pegs on Edwards lake and made it a five hour match. I managed to take the pound weighing in 108lb 8 oz and John weighed in 80lb 8oz.

Stafford Moor – September Pairs Festival 2017

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The  winners with just 6 points and a total combined weight of 418lb 5oz were Craig Edmunds aka ‘ Trigger’ (Mosella Uk) and partner Steve Ford (Mosella UK / Old Ghost) well done guys! Also all with only 6 points but weight difference In 2nd place was Mark Cullerton & Chris Hancock , in 3rd place was Martin Heard & Ian Rowney, in 4th place was Pete Upperton & Robbie Taylor.

Bideford September Coarse Section Monthly Competition Results

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September Coarse Section Monthly Competition Results

1st Keith Copland 14lb 3oz

2nd Martin Turner 13lb 10oz

3rd Colin Gorman  9lb 12oz .

The match was held at Tarka Swims in blustery autumnal conditions, Keith drew peg H and took 2 good carp on bomb and pellet plus some small perch , for victory. 2nd was Martin with some late fish on maggot on a long pole on peg J. Colin finished in 3rd with 2 carp on prawn.

North Devon Match Group Final Summer League Upper Tamar Devon Arm

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North Devon Match Group Final Summer League Upper Tamar Devon Arm

1st Paul Elworthy 39lb 12oz

2nd Neilsen Jeffery 31lb

3rd Andy Seery 25lb 4oz

4th Martin Turner 18lb 12oz .

Paul drew on the entrance of the Devon Arm and fished the open end feeder with corn to amass almost 40lb of skimmers, Neilsen fished on the next peg with a 3.5mtr whip, for second spot and took over 300 small perch and roach, Andy had a similar net on a 4.5 mtr using maggot and groundbait for 3rd. Conditions were rather challenging with strong winds and constant rain , The Summer League concluded with this match Neilsen ran out the winner on 122pts 2nd Paul Elworthy 110 3rd Martin Turner 105 4th Chris Morris 90

North Devon Match Group Championship No 8 Darracott Reservoir Results

Many thanks to Martin Turner’s weekly updates on North Devon Match Group and Bideford Angling Club Matches

1st   Paul Elworthy 19lb 10oz

2nd  Neilsen Jeffery 16lb 11oz

3rd   Martin Turner 15lb 1oz

4th   Andy Gray 13lb 6oz

5th   John Lacey 13lb 1oz .

Paul drew a peg on the far bank and made the most of the deeper water with pole and corn for a winning bag of skimmers, Neilsen drew the end peg and fished worms on a small feeder for 2nd, Martins net was made up of roach and rudd.

Note Summerlands Tackle sell permits for South West Lakes Trust Fisheries.

Bumper Weights at Stafford Moor

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There have been some stunning weights at Stafford Moor Recently with the cooler changeable weather encouraging the fish to feed hard.

The top six weights in Stafford Moors latest Mid week open all topped the ton with the top weight doubling this at 206lb 11oz.

1st  DEREK BRADSHAW Peg 6 Tanners: 206lbs 11oz

2nd  KEV OSBOURNE Peg 9 Woodpecker: 174lbs 9oz

3rd  ADAM PALMER Peg 20 Woodpecker: 139lbs 9oz

4th   ROB COOMBES Peg 20 Tanners: 122lbs 13oz

5th   MARTIN HEARD Peg 7 Woodpecker: 118lbs 5oz

6th   GEOFF WOODS Peg 18 Woodpecker: 103lbs 10oz

Sunday Open Match August 13th

1st  ROB COOMBES Peg 10 Woodpecker: 114lbs 8oz

2nd  SAM POWELL Peg 15 Tanners: 113lbs 12oz

3rd    DAVE STOCKTON Peg 12 Woodpecker: 100lbs 11oz

Bidefords Monthly Coarse Match

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Results

1st Keith Copland 18lb 11oz

2nd Martin Turner 16lb 9oz

3rd Martin Hawker 12lb 6oz

4th John Lisle 10lb 2oz

After a week of indifferent weather , our members were rewarded with a pleasant summers day. Keith took the honours on peg S with 2 large carp and some perch, he also scooped the golden peg for a bonus’ payday’ . Martin Turner took 2 carp and 2 bream on peg P for 2nd , Martin Hawker had 2 carp on the pole in corner peg M. The silvers bag went to John with 2 big bream and some perch.

North Devon Match Group Summer League Horwood Fishery Result

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North Devon Match Group Summer League Horwood Fishery

Result 1st Paul Elworthy 54lb 10oz

2nd James Grogan 36lb 1oz

3rd John Lacey 27lb 12oz

4th  Neilsen Jeffery 26lb 11oz .

Paul fished on peg 2 with double red maggot on the pole, James came second on the next peg using pole and tip. John took 3rd spot from the end peg on the top lake using paste on the tip.

Bideford Clubs Final Midweek Match Result.

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The final midweek evening comp at Tarka Swims.

1st Craig Crash Lamey 15lb 9oz

2nd Martin Turner 10lb 1oz

3rd Cavan Patterson 6lb 13oz

4th June Hawker 4lb 4oz

A dozen hardy souls braved a wet night at Tarka for the last of Bideford Angling Clubs10 match series, Craig took the honours with 2 carp tench and roach from the un-fancied peg G , Craig caught on cheese on the lead, Martin was second on peg G with a good bream and a late carp on 8mm pellet.  Cavan had a nice carp on the next peg for third.

In the final points tally Keith Copland was unable to defend his lead and Martins 11 points gave him final victory with 66 Keith 64 Cavan 60 Colin Gorman 58 Peter Slade 56. Craig 55

STAFFORD MOOR – FISHO WINNER – 209lb 3oz!!!!

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Many Match anglers would be delighted to top 100lb; Steve Shaw fished a match at the Prolific Stafford Moor to double this weight!

Winner of Stafford Moors Fisho Festival 2017 was Steve Shaw (MOSELLA) who won from peg 1 on Tanners lake with 203lb 8oz!
Twenty anglers contested the competition on Tanners Lake.
Steve won £1000  and the four section winners won £295 each with second in section winners received £140 each.

Bideford Angling Club – Penultimate Summer Evening Match

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1st Martin Turner 10lb 8oz

2nd David Bailey 7lb 9oz

3rd Craig Crash Lamey 6lb 1oz

Martin caught a large carp on luncheon meat on the pole plus a pound of small fish on peg B ,this result moves him in to 2nd place in the league with one match remaining, David took his mirror carp on a bunch of red maggots on peg S , Craig came third with a late fully scaled mirror carp on the tip on pellet. Keith Copland still leads the league with 60 points ,next weeks comp is the final one in the evening league.

North Devon Match Group Championship

NDMG Championship No 7 was held Held at Highampton Fishery .

1st Neilsen Jeffery 60lb 8oz

2nd Phil Jones 40lb 9oz

3rd  Martin Turner 39lb 11oz

Section A Kevin Shears 31lb 9oz

Section B John Lisle 24lb 1oz, .

14 anglers fished the comp, conditions were breezy,warm and damp. Neilsen fished with paste on the long pole for a convincing victory, new member Phil landed his 2nd place bag on the method feeder, Martin was third on banded pellet on pole and tip.

Bidefords Evening comp on Tarka Swims

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Bidefords Evening comp on Tarka Swims was won by Colin Gorman on peg E with a weight of 10lb 9oz, one good bream and a carp on prawn, fished on a method feeder, 2nd place went to Craig Crash Lamey on peg X with 9lb 3oz, Craig unfortunately landed a large carp after time which would have been enough for victory. 3rd place went to Pete Slade on peg A.

12 people enjoyed another warm evening and our league leader is Keith Copland on 50 closely followed by Peter and Colin both on 46

Bideford Monthly Coarse match Result

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Keith Copeland won Bideford’s Monthly Coarse Match at Tarka Swims with 14lb 14oz a bag that contained two good-sized carp. Martin Turner was runner up with three carp for a total of 12lb and John Lisle third with 4lb 11oz.

Keith fished with double maggot on peg M using a pole in the margins he landed 2 good carp to register his 1st victory.

Martin Turner caught 3 carp on running line tactics using banded pellets for 2nd.

John Lisle landed one carp on corn for 3rd , Matt Cross had a fine perch of 2lb 3oz along with roach to take the silvers bag.

Current points John Lisle 98 Martin Turner 81 Steve Bailey 65

Bideford Mid Week Match – Result

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Midweek result from Bideford Club supplied by Martin Turner.

Tarka Swims

1st Kevin Shears 23lb 3oz

2nd Ian Owen 14lb

3rd  Craig Crash Lamey10lb 11oz

4th Colin Gorman 4lb 2oz

5th Kieth Copland 3lb 5oz

Kevin won the match from peg x with 2 large pole caught carp on corn, Ian landed a good carp on the final whistle to add to his bream to push Craig into 3rd.

North Devon Match Group Summer league

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No 3 Upper Tamar Devon Bank.

1st Neilsen Jeffery 30lb 9oz

2nd Martin Turner 27lb 12oz

3rd Christopher Morris 23lb 13oz

4th Paul Ware  21lb 12oz

5th Paul Elworthy 20lb 11oz


Neilsen fished a 5mt whip , near the bench peg on the Devon arm, with groundbait and caster, Martin caught a mainly roach net shallow on hemp. Chris fished a top kit to hand for 3rd and Paul’s 4th place was a feeder caught net of bream.

Bideford and District Angling Club midweek coarse competition.

Match No 5 results

1st Chris Lovell 22Lb 8oz ,

2nd Colin Gorman 21Lb ,

3rd John Lovell 15Lb 8oz ,

4th Pete Slade 4Lb 8oz.

It was a very wet match 9 anglers braved the weather , hence no pictures taken , it turned out to be the Lovell show & Mr Gorman did not read the script. Well done all.

Match report from Martin Turner who was away catching barbel on the River Severn, ( Below) How could I resist putting up a picture of a barbel a first for North Devon Angling News!!

A first Twelve months – Thank You

North Devon Angling News has been up and running for just over twelve months and I hope that it has been of benefit to the local angling community. My intention has always been to entertain and inform. The site would not work without regular news stories from anglers in North Devon and with huge support from my sponsors who have placed adverts with me. I try to give good value and welcome any new supporters who would like to come on-board.

I was going to put up a few highlights from the past year but on reflection this would be difficult as there are so many and I would undoubtedly over look so many so perhaps I should just encourage you to take a look back over your particular area of interest. And don’t forget  to send your latest news and images. If you want to comment you can always do so via the Facebook or twitter feed or even using the telephone.

Bideford – Mid Week Result

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Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse Section Midweek Competition. No4 Results

1st Martin Turner 13lb 3oz

2nd Colin Gorman 6lb 15oz

3rd Peter Slade 4lb 2oz.

15 anglers turned up to fish our regular 3 hour evening comp on the longest day. Martin landed 2 of the larger Tarka carp on a banded 8mm pellet for first place. Colin managed to land one good carp on prawn bait ,whilst Peter caught on bread on peg B. Rhys Eyles still leads the league with 33pts

Stafford Moor Charity Match – Fished beneath blue Skies

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Thirty-Eight anglers raised £3156.75 for Appledore Life Boat and Devon Air Ambulance in a charity match at the prolific Stafford Moor Fishery.

The winning pair were Kevin Shears and Scott Bowden (Above) with a stunning combined weight of 198lb 10oz. In runner up spot were Simon McCarthy and Simon Clarke with 157lb third were Phil Jones and Martin Heard with 146lb 11oz. Individual winner on Tanners Lake was Simon McCarthy with 130lb and individual winner on Woodpecker was Paul Ware with102lb 12oz. Match organiser Neilsen Jeffery gave thanks to fishery owners Joanne and Paul Coombes who made all competitors very welcome. Special thanks was also extended to the events sponsors Summerland’s Tackle, Stafford Moor, Martin Cox Angling Supplies and Adrian Marshall who supplied a fantastic array of prizes.

Joanne Coombes
Dave Downton plays a carp that helped towards a net of 49lb 8oz.
Tom Downing landed 99lb 8oz
A pleasing ghost carp part of my 33lb 12oz net
A cracking carp for Keith Mountjoy
Simon McCarthy with part of his Individual winning bag.
Kevin Shears

The excitement of the weigh in.

Event organizer Neilsen Jeffery presents Simon McCarthy with a cheque for the Appledore LIfeboat totaling £802.12p
Winners -Kevin Shears and Scott Bowden

Bideford Coarse Section Monthly Competition

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Tarka Swims Results

1st Peter Slade 10lb 10oz

2nd Keith Copland 10lb 3oz

3rd John Lisle 6lb 14oz

4th Chris Lovell 2lb 12oz.

Peter drew peg Q and caught a carp and bream on luncheon meat and bread in the margins. Keith took 2nd with a carp on double red maggot in the margins on the pole.Conditions were blustery and warm. Chris Lovell scooped the silver pool with a bream of 2lb 12oz on a feeder.

North Devon Match Group summer league No2 Oaktree top

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NDMG summer league No2 Oaktree top 

1st Paul Morris 63lb 2oz

2nd John Lovell 43lb 5oz

3rd Martin Turner 40lb 2oz

4th Christopher Morris 39lb 15oz

6th John Forster 39lb 1oz

Well done to Paul who fished a very tidy match starting on banded pellet fished shallow on the long pole and later switching to maggot in the margins over groundbait, John fished meat and corn on the pole to finish 2nd ,Martin had 7 carp on meat over hemp for 3rd, Paul Elworthy took the silvers pool with 21lb 1oz of skimmers, conditions were warm and wet, this did not stop half the field landing nets of more than 30lb.

Bideford Mid Week Match

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Midweek comp at Tarka Swims

1st Kieth Copland peg B 15lb 10oz

2nd Cavan Patterson peg F 15oz

3rd Rhys Eyles peg S 10oz.

The match was very well attended but did not fish well. Several large carp were lost luckily Kieth managed to land 2 on double red maggot fished near the lilly pads, on the pole  Cavan fished the pole on peg F for a small carp,tench roach and perch,Rhys Eyles had a nice roach .Pete Slade hooked and landed his fish , unfortunately after the whistle!

North Devon Match Group v Bude

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Martin Turner Reports :-
North Devon Match Group hosted the first leg of the annual inter-club competition on Clawford Fisheries using 3 lakes . Paul Ware landed a fine catch of carp on luncheon meat in the margins of peg 12 on JR,s for 98lb 4oz, 2nd also on JRs was Neilsen Jeffery similar tactics for a net of 87lb 2oz , 3rd place was taken on Edwards lake by Christopher Morris using pellets on the long-pole for a weight of 64lb 6oz , Default sections went to Mathew Sampson Kevin Shears and Paul Morris.  NDMG take a good lead, of 220 points to 131 points, to the return leg on the canal in September. After a very warm thundery day, John and Wanda laid on a most welcome fine spread. Many thanks to all for making a memorable day.

North Devon Match Group Championship No 5 Clawford Fisheries

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Our match was held in bright and breezy conditions, Johns catch of carp to 6lbs was made on paste bait pole fished in the margins, Neilsen fished with similar tactics ,Paul took most of his fish on sweetcorn. We are looking forward to next weeks match which is our annual inter club against the Bude canal angling club. 2 teams of 14 will compete on 3 of the Clawford Fisheries lakes.
North Devon Match Group Championship No 5 Clawford Fisheries Fletchers
1st John Lisle 60lb
2nd Neilsen Jeffery 40lb 2oz
3rd Paul Ware 29lb 10oz
4th Andy Gray 22lb 8oz
 
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Stafford MoorMay Festival 2017 sponsored by Preston Innovations

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Worthy winner of The Stafford Moor May festival 2017 sponsored by Preston Innovations was Jimmy Guise; Timmy who had 6 points with a total winning weight of 463lb 9oz. In second place with 6 points and a total weight of 361lb 13oz was Perry Stone.  In third place with 7 points and a winning weight of 437lb 9oz was Lee Werrett (bait tech / Middy) well done to all the guys who fished the May festival 2017 and a big thank you to  sponsors Preston Innovations who kindly donated some prizes for the winners which was much appreciated by the team at Stafford Moor.

Bideford Match Result

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A beautiful day greeted an almost full house for Bidefords Monthly Coarse Match competition. Craig Lamey landed 4 large carp on banded pellet in the margins on the pole. John took 3 on the pole on peg D , Pete landed the largest on the day with a pole caught specimen on luncheon meat, it went 14lb 14oz off peg I. Several good bream,carp and a nice perch made up the backing weights.

1st   Craig Crash Lamey 53lb 12oz

2nd John Lovell 27lb 5oz

3rd   Pete Slade 22lb 4oz

North Devon Tackle Enjoy top sport at Jennets

 North Devon Tackle Club…Held their latest match at Jennets Reservoir where they enjoyed some great sport.
Norman Martin Won the match with 40lb 7oz. Runner up was Simon Poynter with 36lb 5oz and third Kevin Wilton with 31lb 7oz. Forth place went to Peter Seaward with 24lb 12oz.
Norman fished the venue a couple of weeks before the event and enjoyed success with a 19lb 14oz Carp.(Below)
In addition he landed 121lb of bream and 7lb of roach. (below)

Sunday Open Result Stafford Moor

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The latest open match on Tanners and Woodpecker lakes had a full complement  of 40 anglers fishing. The weather was glorious sunshine and bright blue skies. The match saw a continental payout and the  winner of the day was Gary Mealing peg 1 on Woodpecker lake with 154lb 4oz fishing 8mm pellet on the waggler well done Gary!

Second place was Alan Lambert peg 5 on Tanners with 111lb 15oz

Third place was Mick Simpson peg 18 on Woodpecker with 148lb 6oz

North Devon Match Group Summer League No.1 Upper Tamar Cornwall Bank

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Nathan Underwood

Many thanks to Martin Turner for his quality pictures and write up.

1st Nathan Underwood 37lb 1oz

2nd Christopher Morris 32lb 11oz

3rd Kier Durrant 25lb 4oz

The Cornish bank of Upper Tamar Lake hosted the 1st summer league of group, Nathan put an impressive 37lb 1oz of roach and perch on the scales for a convincing victory, he fished long pole and maggot over groundbait. Christopher drew peg 1 and had a similar catch also on the pole, Kier ,our youngest member took third on whip tactics.Several larger perch,bream and hybrids showed on feeder tactics on the middle pegs but not enough to trouble the end pegs.

Stafford Moor Open result

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The Open Match Sunday on Tanners and Woodpecker lakes attracted a field of 37 angers. Weather was described as awful cold, with wind and  rain ! There was a continental payout . The top weight was 165lb 13oz from Dave Stockton peg 3 on Tanners lake fishing 8mm pellet on the waggler well done Dave !

In 2nd place was Nigel Rhodes peg 18 on Woodpecker lake with 135lb 11oz

In 3rd place was Tony Rixon peg 13 on Tanners Lake with 133lb 8oz

In 4th place was Andy Dare peg 16 on Woodpecker lake with 106lb 15oz

In 5th place was Mark Layzelle peg 35 on Tanners with 96lb 14oz

6th place was Paul Heywood peg 2 on Woodpecker with 103lb 14oz

Triple Hook – Its silvers for Dennis at Darracott

Dennis Toleman secured victory in Triple Hook Clubs Slade Trophy Match fished at Darracott where he put together a net of silvers totaling 9lb 4oz. In runner up spot was John Vaughan with 6lb and third Kevin Hancock with 2lb.

Coarse Fishing at Darracott Reservoir

Darracott, Torrington, Devon EX38 7HL
Situated just outside Torrington, Darracott is a real mixed fishery. It is perfect for beginners or pleasure anglers and is loaded with plenty of fish. At 3 acres in size there are plenty of swims for you to choose from. The carp can be caught all over the lake but they do take surface baits in the warmer months which can be great fun. Mixed bags of up to 40lbs are common. There is some cracking perch and roach fishing to be had. The first swim is only 20 yards from the car park if you don’t want to walk too far.

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Stafford Moor – Match Results

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Open match here at Stafford Moor Fishery on Sunday 23rd April with 20 fishing on Woodpecker lake. Competitors had some  fabulous weights with the winner Gary Mealing Peg 17  bagging himself 155lb 8oz fishing 8mm pellet on the waggler.  In second place was Kevin Osbourne peg 2 with 144lb 2oz

In third place was Andy Dare peg 16 with 132lb

In forth place was Stewart Riddle peg 1 with 126lb 2oz

Our section winners were Steve Foreshaw peg 20 with 114lb 4oz and also Mark Lazelle peg 9 with 93lb 4oz

The next match is on Wednesday 26th April

Open Match Report From Stafford Moor

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Report From Joanne at Stafford Moor

Stafford Moor Fishery in Dolton,

we have just weighed the guys for our open match with 35 guys fishing on Tanners and Woodpecker. It was soooooooo cold today my hands are numb ! and that’s just weighing in !! Had a continental payout today .Our top weight of the day was from Gary Mealing peg 3 on Tanners lake with 205lb 2oz fishing 8mm pellet on the wag shallow well done Gal !

2nd place was Nigel Rhodes peg 10 on Woodpecker with 140lb 4oz

3rd place was Mark Layzelle peg 1 tanner with 193lb 1oz

4th place was Martin Heard peg 17 Woodpecker with 136lb 9oz

5th place was Mike Ogorman peg 34 Tanners with 161lb 11oz

6th place was Richard James peg 2 Woodpecker with 127lb 5oz

Section winners were :
Tanners Dave Stockton peg 6 Tanners with 157lb 2oz & Tony Burslem peg 35 with 125lb 3oz

Woodpecker Paul Goulding peg 8 Woodpecker with 89lb 11oz & Roger Crago peg 16 Woodpecker with 78lb 15oz

North Devon Match Group April 16th Championship No4 Melbury Reservoir

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North Devon Match Group April 16th Championship No4 Melbury Reservoir

1st Paul Elworthy 32lb 15oz

2nd John Lisle 11lb

3rd Nathan Underwood 4lb 8oz

4th Martin Turner 3lb 9oz.

Paul fished a small groundbait feeder from a peg on the road side, his excellent catch consisted of skimmers and rudd. John had a similar bag from the next peg, The rest of the field struggled for odd bites in a cold westerly wind.

Stafford Moor – Sunday Open – Double Ton

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Stafford Moors Open match on Tanners and Woodpecker lakes, had a continental pay out .  The day commenced with glorious sunshine and then bitter cold and cloudy in the afternoon  Despite this lakes fished well especially Woodpecker !!!! A big well done to Phil Hardwick who bagged a fabulous weight of 255lb 6oz from peg 17 on Woodpecker fishing 8mm pellet fishing the Pole up the edge.

2nd place was: Martin Heard (Mosella) peg 11 Tanners with 124lb 4oz

3rd place was : Mark Layzelle peg 11 on Woodpecker with 190lb 4oz

4th place was : Tim Hagg peg 20 on Tanner with 91lb

5th place was :Paul Morris peg 1 on Woodpecker with 139lb

6th place was: Boz Phillips peg 25 on Tanner with 86lb 14oz

Our silvers winner of the day was Peter Randall with 31lb 8oz from peg 34 on Tanners

Bideford – Monthly Coarse Match

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Bideford And District Angling Clubs monthly competition  saw 14 anglers compete at Tarka Swims, where they were  reminded that we are still in early spring by the cool breeze, despite this some large fish were prepared to feed. Pete Slade landed a common carp of nearly 15lb, after an arm aching battle of well over an hour ,this secured victory. Most fish fell to pole fished maggot. John Lisle still leads the league with 70 points Steve Bailey 2nd on 58 April monthly comp

Tarka Swims

1st Pete Slade 14lb 13oz

2nd Steve Bailey 12lb 6oz

3rd John Lovell 12lb 3oz

4th Stuart Bailey 11lb 15oz

North Devon Match Group – Final Winter League- A smashing Match

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Final Winter League NDMG Morchard Road

1st Paul Ware 79lb 2oz

2nd Nathan Underwood 29lb 14oz

3rd Kevin Shears 28lb 8oz

4th Paul Elworthy 22lb 4oz

5th Andy Gray 21lb 5oz .

Many Thanks to Martin Turner for the report on this eventful match!

Kevin Shears 145 Nath 140 me 135 very

Winner of winter league Kevin Shears145 points 2nd Nathan Underwood140 points  3rd Martin Turner 135 points  The match was held in beautiful spring weather, although half the field really struggled , even the small rudd did not seem to feed. Nathan , and Paul Elworthy got off to great starts on paste on the pole ,as their swims dried up , Paul Ware began to catch in the neck of the Narrow section and continued till the end. As you can see the match was not without incident , Ben Hathaway’s peg was invaded by a boy racer in a red Ford !! Breaking his pole in the process!

217lb 5oz wins Stafford Moor Match!

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Stafford Moors open match on Sunday 2nd April saw a field of twenty eight fishing on Tanners and Woodpecker lakes. The event had a continental payout.
Here at the results:

1st was Mark Cullerton with 217lb 5oz from peg 11 on Woodpecker 6mm pellet down the edge

2nd Freddie Roberts with 150lb 5oz from peg 18 on Tanners feeding 6mm pellet down the edge

3rd Steve Ford 150lb 6oz from peg 16 on Woodpecker