Stafford Moor Top Three Top 200lb!

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The latest open match result on Tanners and Woodpecker Lakes.  (Continental payout.)
Some fabulous weights as always from the Moor!
Top weight of the day from Benjamin Broxson  who had 283lb 6oz from peg 9 on Woodpecker Lake.
In 2nd place with 233lb 10oz was Phil Hardwick  from peg 11 on Tanners Lake.
In 3rd place was Ben Evenden with 227lb 13oz from Peg 8 on Woodpecker Lake.

Bideford and District Angling Club Monthly competition results:

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Bideford and District Angling Club Monthly competition results:

1st Nathan Underwood 36lb 2oz

2nd  Steve Johnson 23lb 3oz

3rd Kevin Shears 21lb 6oz

4th Richard Jefferies 18lb 9oz

5th  Stephen Sheller 18lb 2oz

6th  Stephen Craker 17lb 4oz

Conditions very hot light southerly , Georges lake at Tarka swims produced another good match Nathan drew peg 26 in the shallow end and put a terrific net of smaller carp ,tench and a couple of larger bonus carp ,on the scales for a convincing victory. All caught on the pole to corn. Steve’s net of silver fish from peg 20 secured second place. Kevin fished the pole with maggot from peg 12 for third. These 3 anglers now dominate the league after 2 matches .

Bideford & District AC Evening Comp No. 4 Tarka swims :

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Results 1st Steve Johnson  31lb 4oz

2nd Steve Ashton 18lb 9oz

3rd NathanUnderwood 15lb 7oz

4th Richard Jefferies  13lb 1oz

5th Kevin Shears 12lb 14oz

6th  Antony Bentley 12lb 4oz

19 fished.

Mild evening with rain showers , has produced some good weights , the best was Steve’s superb bag of silver fish on caster over groundbait on peg 21, Steve’s maggot on pole catch included several good bream from the margins on peg 16 took 2nd place , Nathan’s peg 6 catch of skimmers was third and ensures, that approaching the halfway point , he retains his league lead. Richard has caught late on the method feeder for 4th.

Bideford Angling Club – Evening Match Result – Heat 3

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Results :

1st Nathan Underwood 24lb 15oz

2nd Steve Johnson  16lb 14oz

3rd Tom Downing  14lb 10oz

4th Martin Turner 11lb 12oz

5th Kevin Shears 11lb 7oz

6th Steve Ashton 10lb 7oz

19 fished . Warm , overcast conditions led to another close match, Nathan bettered his 2 second places with a win on this, the 3rd match of our evening series. He has caught a great net of silver fish shallow on the pole on peg 19 and added a decent carp late on. Steve’s peg 12 has produced some better skimmers for second, Tom made a long overdue return and promptly took 3rd prize on peg 8 another net of good quality skimmers on meat.

OVER 50s Festival Stafford Moor

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See below full report from Jo at Stafford Moor. 
Some awesome weights as always from this stunning venue.
“Hi all oh what a fabulous week!
Just want to say how we have loved having you all here for our Over 50’s Festival 2021 sponsored by MOSELLA UK. Talking of MOSELLA UK can you believe that our sponsor has only gone and won the festival what a liberty !!! Anyone would think he’s a good fisherman ! Haha oh a huge Well done Vic Bush  amazing ! Vic won with a perfect score of just 4 points and a total weight of 427lb well done Vic well deserved 👍 🥇🏆thank you Vic for all the spot prizes kindly donated by yourself most appreciated and thank you for sponsoring our festival.
In second place with a score of just 5 points and a total weight of 560lb 2oz was Mark Layzell well done Mark 🥈
In third place with a score of 6 points and a total weight of 583lb 1oz was Clayton Hudson well done Clayton 🥉
The full winning list is shown below. All winners if you haven’t already need to call me tomorrow so I can have your Bacs details to transfer your winnings for you.
Thank you so much to everyone who fished our festival your continued support is amazing !! Plus thank you all so much for supporting th JO-OP 😂😂
Our festivals all have waiting lists now so if you are interested in fishing any of them please let me know to add you to the reserve list as you may still get in 👍 Such a difference to when we took over and struggled to fill any of the festivals so the support that you all show us is off the chart ! 🙏
Thank you everyone !
Paul & Jo “

Bideford Angling Club Evening competition No2

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Tarka Swims – Photo by Adam Wheeler

Tarka swims , results :

1st Steve Johnson 22lb 4oz

2nd Kevin Shears 21lb 10oz

3rd Nathan Underwood 16lb 5oz

4th Mike Sudden 14lb 4oz

5th Keith Mountjoy 13lb 9oz

6th Antony Bentley 12lb 9oz

19 fished A pleasant evening ,for a change, no rain although the breeze still has an edge. This 3hour event was won by Steve on peg 18 with a lovely net of skimmer bream caught at 5metres on dead red maggot, close second was last weeks winner Kevin on peg 22 a nice mixed net also to maggot on the pole. Nathan’s bag on peg 24 fell to corn in the margins.

North Devon Match Group Versus Bideford AC Report from John Forster

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North Devon Match Group Versus Bideford AC Report from John Forster
 At the mega Stafford Moor Fishery Friends we had the first interclub against Bideford AC
With the Draw being done with Bideford choosing the bag with even numbers and the 2 lakes being used being Willow and Woodpecker of we went ,i drew peg 1 on Woodpecker which is a bit of a hit and miss peg , however i liked the look of it and hoped for the best
as the match progressed there was a fair bit of banter flying between the carp boys who we re also fishing a match on the speci lake actually really nice guy ,
i had set up 3 pole lines and a hybrid line and started on the method hitting 2 in the first 15 minutes ,
The pole lines were very quiet so back onto the tip this was the story all the way through the match
I would liketo say a big thanks To Martin Turner for sorting this for Bideford
To Jo and Paul for all the work they put into making Stafford one of if not the best Fishery in the UK ,
But at the end of the day NDMG 200 PTS BIDEFORD 151 POINTS
at the end i weighed in 112lb 03 to win the section and Nathan Underwood had 133.07 to win the Lake ,
Lake Winner
Woodpecker Nathan Underwood 133.07
Willow Paul Morris 112.00
Section Winners
John Forster 112.03
Phil Bailey 127.05
Christopher Morris 94,07
Martin Turner 76.12

Bideford Angling Club – Midweek Evening Match

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It’s good to see the return of Bideford Angling Clubs Evening Summer League series heralding those longer summer evenings. Im always dismayed at how quickly the series passes by ! Many thanks to Martin for his regular updates.

Coarse section Tarka swims evening match No.1


1st Kevin Shears 27lb 5oz

2nd Les Polden 26lb 12oz

3rd  Nathan Underwood 21lb 4oz

4th Steve Ashton 13lb 12oz

5th Martin Turner 13lb 10oz

16 fished. Kevin made the perfect start to the evening series with a lovely net of bream caught on peg 16 in the margins on corn. Les fished on peg 8 and added 2 good carp, late on , to a good net of smaller fish on maggot for a close 2nd. Nathan fished long pole on peg 4 for third spot. Steve’s net of smaller skimmers caught over So simple groundbait was enough for 4th place.


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QUALIFIER 1 – Results
Great day had by all on Saturday:
With every section being won with over 25lb there was 700lb+ of silvers between 39 anglers.
Winner on the day was Paul Purchase, Paul was on peg 20 on the Cornwall bank, Paul fished for everything, caught a few nice perch, skimmers and roach (around 100 fish) for a 32lb 4oz total. Well done Paul.
Section Winners:
Cornwall Bank
1-7: Garry Thornton 27lb 7oz
8-14: Scott Russell 28lb 5oz
15-21: Paul Purchase 32lb 4oz
Devon Bank
1-7: Nick Chedzoy 28lb 4oz
8-14: Nigel Garrett 25lb 13oz
15-21: (joint winners) Chris Ware & Graham West 25lb 14oz
Top 2 in each section book a place on the TWO DAY GRAND FINAL in August, please see qualifiers below:
Nick Chedzoy
Alex Murray
Nigel Garrett
Stuartshelley Burridge
Chris Ware
Graham West
Garry Thornton
James Carty
Scott Russell
Christian Whitfield
Paul Purchase
Jack Jones
Congratulations to all of the winners.
Massive thanks to Simon Poynter for running this great competition series.