North Devon Match Group Championship No.3 @ Wooda Lakes

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North Devon Match Group Championship No.3 @ Wooda Lakes

Results

1st James Grogan 37lb 8oz

2nd  Shaun Stenton 32lb 2oz

3rd Paul Elworthy 30lb 9oz

4th John Lisle 29lb 13oz

5th Neilsen Jeffery 29lb 11oz

6th Ian Brooks 28lb 8oz

7th Tom Downing  24lb 12oz

8th Pete Slade 22lb 2oz .

23 anglers fished . James Grogan drew peg 10 on lake 3 , he has fished around the margin reed beds on the pole, for around 20 carp and a convincing victory.  Shaun Stenton landed around 25 smaller fish on corner peg 6 on the top pool ,his second place fell to corn and paste on the pole. Maggot on the feeder tactics helped, consistent performer, Paul Elworthy into third place also on the top pool. Match organiser John fished with paste in the reed beds on lake 3 for 4th , top weight on the bottom pool and 5th overall was Neilsen Jeffery a pole and corn bag.

North Devon Match Group Winter League No 6 Results @ Lower Slade Reservoir

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Many thanks to Martin Turner for his regular reports on the adventures of the North Devon Match Group.

North Devon Match Group Winter League No 6 Results @ Lower Slade Reservoir

1st Paul Elworthy   16lb 12oz

2nd Mark Richards 12lb 10oz

3rd Nathan Underwood  11lb 12oz

4th Martin Turner  11lb 4oz

5th Neilsen Jeffery 11lb 1oz

13 anglers fished.Gale force winds and driving rains kept the attendance down but lead to a close match .Paul Elworthydrew a peg on the road side near the dam and fished a tidy match with a feeder at range, sweetcorn hookbait and micro pellets feed, to catch a dozen skimmer bream plus some better roach for a clear victory. The next 4 places were separated by around a pound and a half ,Mark came out second with a pole to hand catch of 70 roach he was also pegged on the road side.Nathan Underwood was pegged in the shallower section and was able to fish a longer pole than most, his 3rd placed net was also mainly roach. The final winter league positions for 2018/19 are Neilsen Jeffery 110pts second Martin Turner  105 joint 3rd Chris Morris and Paul Morris  65

North Devon Match Group Championship No.2 @ Jennetts Reservoir

North Devon Match Group Championship No.2 @ Jennetts Reservoir :

Results

1st Neilsen Jeffery 26lb

2nd Mark Richards  22lb 14oz

3rd Kevin Shears 13lb 12oz

4th Graham Currington  13lb 5oz

5th Peter Slade 12lb 6oz

6th Andrew Gratton  10lb 12oz

The miild ,damp conditions locked perfect on the SWLakes Trust Reservoir in Bideford, but the shoals of roach and bream proved quite tricky to catch. The walk around the far side was worthwhile as the top 4 weights came off the higher numbered pegs.Neilsen Jeffery managed to sort them out on peg 10 on the point . He landed some nice bream on the groundbait feeder on red maggots, Mark Richards drew the end peg on the far side and had a great net, of mainly roach, on the pole on white maggot for 2nd . Kevin Shears was best of the rest with another feeder catch. The section A, near bank, winner was Peter Slade with a nice net of small roach, section B winner was Graham Currington  with a feeder and slider net on peg 9.

FROZEN WATERS

North Devon Match Group are generally a robust bunch fishing through the worst of the weather each month. Last Sunday they were however beaten buy a thick coating of ice when they turned up to fish at Oaktree Fishery forcing them two cancel.

Furzebray Carp Lakes were also frozen over at the weekend. A return to milder weather today should see all lakes fishable agin and after a few days I am sure the fish will respond by feeding hard. It would be good to get that picture of a carp in the snow here on North Devon Angling News. I hope  for the sake of all businesses relying upon angling for their income that we do not not get another Beast from the East this year.

North Devon Match Group first Championship Match of 2019

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North Devon Match Group had its first Championship match of 2019 at Stafford Moor today combined with our Champion of Champions from 2018, attendance was again good with 22 anglers fishing.


The match was evenly split between Oak and Woodpecker.
Winner on the day was Neilsen Jeffery with 76lb 11oz from peg 17 on woodpecker, all caught on corn from the margins.
Second place went to Nathan Underwood with 72lb 4oz from peg 3 on woodpecker and third went to Andrew Gratton with 60lb 4oz again from woodpecker.
Top weight on Oak was Paul Morris with 54lb and paul came second in the pools due to our continental pay out.
Oak was very close with Stuart Shelley Burridge, Craig Crash Lamey Kevin Shears’and Dodgy Hooks all within 5lb of Pauls weight.

North Devon Match Group Final Championship and Christmas Competition @ Oaktree Fishery

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Results

1st Paul Elworthy 42lb 4oz

2nd Paul Morris  39lb 13oz

3rd Neilsen Jeffery 35lb 15oz

4th Stuartshelley Burridge  32lb 1oz

5th  James Grogan 31lb 5oz

6th Dave Dodgy Hooks 30lb 6oz

22 members fished our final comp of the year , 11 on each pond. Conditions were still and cold to start but deteriorated into rain. Paul Elworthy drew on peg 2 in the middle of the dam on the top pool his first fish was a near double on paste on the pole , he added 6 more and crucially 7lb of sivers to secure a victory , Paul Morris was on peg 15 on the bottom lake he also landed a large carp early he went on to net 9 fish, all on the pole, for 2nd place. 3rd went to Neilsen Jeffery with a pole and corn approach on peg 9 , The first competition for the new year kicks off on Jan 6th 2019 on Morchard Road.

North Devon Match Group Winter League No 3 @ Oaktree Fishery Results

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North Devon Match Group Winter League No 3 @ Oaktree Fishery Results

1st Kevin Shears 41lb 8oz

2nd Tom Downing 38lb 5oz

3rd  John Forster  25lb 11oz

4th Ken Cocks    25lb 8oz

5th Martin Turner 24lb 14oz

6th  Stuartshelley Burridge 20lb 4oz

The 20 anglers that attended this event were pegged on both top and bottom ponds . The fishing proved tricky in the wet blustery conditions, Kevin has once again come out on top with a 7 fish catch, from an un-fancied peg on the top pond dam ,to pole and corn . Tom Downing has drawn on the bottom on peg 19 and landed a similar catch on feeder and pole for 2nd. John Forster fished the feeder on peg 7 casting to the island for 3rd. 4th spot was Ken Cocks also on the top pond on peg 7.

North Devon Match Group Championship No.11 @ Stafford Moor.

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North Devon Match Group Championship No.11 @ Stafford Moor.

Results

1st Kevin Shears 54lb 13oz

2nd Dave Downton 48lb 3oz

3rd Paul Morris 44lb 9oz

4th Martin Turner 41lb 11oz

5th Peter Slade 41lb 7oz

6th John Forster 41lb 3oz

7th Simon John Allen 40lb 6oz

8th John Bailey 33lb 8oz

31 anglers fished. Cold bright frosty conditions did not deter the venues carp from feeding in, what turned out to be a closely fought contest.The match was one of the best attended that we have organised . Kevin Shears won the event from unfancied peg 19 on Oak lake with an 18 fish net taken on the bomb and bread.Venue regular Dave landed 9 larger fish on the method feeder and maggot from peg 14 on Woodies for 2nd. Paul Morris took 3rd spot from peg 16 on Oak with feeder and pole tactics . Martin Turner also on Oak, peg 11 ,managed to secure 4th place with a 16 fish pole and maggot caught net.

North Devon Match Group Championship No. 10 @ Darracott Reservoir

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An impressive win for Tom Downing at Darracott not often there is such a large winning margin! Well done Tom!

1st Tom Downing 20lb 1oz

2nd Martin Crouch 3lb 15oz

3rd Martin Turner 3lb 6oz

4th  Michael Blake 3lb 0oz

5th StuartShelly Burridge 2lb 3oz

16 fished

Tom Downing drew peg 11 in the middle of the dam wall and totally dominated the match with a lovely net of whip caught rudd on maggot. The rest of the field were left in the wake on a cold ,hard, clear venue. Martin Crouch managed to scratch around on the feeder with fluoro pinkies of peg 8 for 2nd , Martin Turner drew opposite on peg 17 and managed a few small roach on a sliding float for 3rd . With very few fish caught on the pole line Michael Blake ,opted for the feeder and despite losing a large carp early , took enough for 4th spot.

North Devon Match Group Winter League No.1 Wooda Fishery

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Results

1st  Neilsen Jeffery 84lb 1oz

2nd Paul Morris 73lb 11oz

3rd  Shaun Stenton 65lb 4oz

4th  Christopher Morris 63lb 8oz

5th Martin Turner 48lb 4oz

6th Mark Richard 45lb 11oz .

15 fished.We used the 2 lower match lakes on the prolific complex and enjoyed a dry still autumnal day. Neilsen Jeffery got his winter league campaign off to a great start with a net of pole caught carp from the roadside bank on the bottom lake , Paul Morris was next peg and landed his 2nd place catch on both method feeder and pole. Shaun Stenton used similar tactics on the first lake for 3rd place  Christopher Morris was 4th from the opposite bank.