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

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

1st Kevin Shears 103lb 8oz

2nd Nielsen Jeffery 81lb

3rd Paul Morris 76lb 10oz

4th  Nathan Underwood 74lb 15oz

5th  Chris Morris 74lb 1oz

6th Dave Downton 71lb 4oz

7th Ian Croxton 66lb

8th Martin Turner 60lb 9oz

24 anglers fished Oak and Woodpecker lakes at the superb Stafford Moor complex, Kevin Shears drew peg 9 on Oak to win convincingly , he has fished the long pole in open water with sweetcorn , Neilsen Jeffery pegged opposite on peg 12 has also fished the pole for second overall this has secured him this year’s championship, top rod on Woodpecker was Christopher Morris who took a nice mixed catch on maggots on the long pole on permanent peg 4 .

INVASIVE SPECIES – FREE WORKSHOPS

An opportunity to learn more about the complex world of invasive species and how we a s anglers can help stop the spread and identify issues.

South West Lakes Trust and South West Water invite you to a free workshop to find out more about biosecurity, invasive non-native species and discuss what we can all do to help prevent their spread. There are five workshops covering our region and bookings are now being taken through our events page. https://www.swlakestrust.org.uk/events

Presentations will focus on some of the key issues of invasive non-native species and the most current and effective biosecurity methods. Workshop sessions will provide an opportunity for us to discuss the best options for biosecurity facilities at our lakes so we can help protect them and our sports.

These are free events for anyone who uses our lakes for sport or recreation. Complimentary hot and cold drinks and supper will be provided.

Please feel free to pass this invitation on to friends and colleagues who may be interested.

The events are organised by South West Lakes Trust and South West Water and are supported by Angling Trust and Nicky Green Associates. Booking is essential. We look forward to welcoming you.

South West Water and South West Lakes Trust invite you to Brompton Regis Village Hall to find out more about biosecurity, invasive non-native species and discuss what we can all do to help prevent their spread.

Presentations will focus on some of the key issues of invasive non-native species and the most current and effective biosecurity methods. Workshop session will provide an opportunity for us to discuss the best options for biosecurity facilities at our lakes so we can help protect them and our sports.

This is a free event for anyone who uses our lakes for sport or recreation. Complimentary hot/cold drinks and pasties will be served from 6- 6.30pm.

Please click here to see the programme, and click the button below to book your place (please inform us of any dietary requirements when booking).

Please feel welcome to pass this invitation on to friends and colleagues who may be interested.

This event is organised by South West Lakes Trust and South West Water and is supported by Angling Trust and Nicky Green Associates.

Invasive Species and Biosecurity Workshop

Monday 25th November, 6pm – 8.30pm, Brompton Regis Village Hall, 8 Brompton Meadows, Brompton Regis, Dulverton TA22 9PD

Workshop Programme

6.00 – 6.30pm Registration, hot and cold drinks and pasties will be provided

6.30 – 6.45pm Welcome and introduction – Kate Hills, Biosecurity and Invasives Manager, South West Water

 What are invasive species, the problems they cause, what SWW and SWLT are doing about Invasive Non Native Species (INNS).

6.45 – 7.00pm Signal crayfish: origins, pathways to introduction and biosecurity risks – Nicky Green, Crayfish Specialist, Nicky Green Associates

 Crayfish ecology, management and research – what we know about signal crayfish in the South West, legislation and what can we do about them.

7.00 – 7.15pm Invasive species: their impacts on fishing and how anglers can help to stop their spread – Dr. Emily Smith, Environment Manager,

Angling Trust

  •   A summary of some of the main impacts of INNS on fishing in the UK.
  •   Negative impacts on native fish populations in the UK – direct predation on fish

    eggs/juveniles, competition with native fish for food/shelter, invasive plants

    blanketing waterways, reducing oxygen level and preventing access to fishing swims.

  •   Easy measures anglers can adopt to reduce the threat of INNS being spread into

    their fisheries and other waterways.

    7.15 – 7.30pm AQUA Biosecurity Accreditation Scheme – Nicola Morris, Invasive Species Officer, South West Lakes Trust

  •   An update on the AQUA Scheme at SWLT lakes.
  •   Current best practice biosecurity advice and methods to help protect our lakes.

    7.30 – 7.40pm Comfort Break

    7.40 – 8.20pm Workshop session

 Group discussions on the potential for biosecurity facilities at our sites and our most

likely options to help prevent the spread of INNS. 8.20 – 8.30pm Closing summary

FREE Invasive Species and Biosecurity Workshop

Tuesday 19th November, 6pm – 8.30pm, Roadford Lake, Broadwoodwidger, Lifton, Devon. PL16 0RL

Workshop Programme

6.00 – 6.30pm Registration, hot and cold drinks and pasties will be provided

6.30 – 6.45pm Welcome and introduction – Kate Hills, Biosecurity and Invasives Manager, South West Water

 What are invasive species, the problems they cause, what SWW and SWLT are doing about Invasive Non Native Species (INNS).

6.45 – 7.00pm Signal crayfish: origins, pathways to introduction and biosecurity risks – Nicky Green, Crayfish Specialist, Nicky Green Associates

 Crayfish ecology, management and research – what we know about signal crayfish in the South West, legislation and what can we do about them.

7.00 – 7.15pm Invasive species: their impacts on fishing and how anglers can help to stop their spread – Dr. Emily Smith, Environment Manager,

Angling Trust

  •   A summary of some of the main impacts of INNS on fishing in the UK.
  •   Negative impacts on native fish populations in the UK – direct predation on fish

    eggs/juveniles, competition with native fish for food/shelter, invasive plants

    blanketing waterways reducing oxygen level and preventing access to fishing swims.

  •   Easy measures anglers can adopt to reduce the threat of INNS being spread into

    their fisheries and other waterways.

    7.15 – 7.30pm AQUA Biosecurity Accreditation Scheme – Nicola Morris, Invasive Species Officer, South West Lakes Trust

  •   An update on the AQUA Scheme at SWLT lakes
  •   Current best practice biosecurity advice and methods to help protect our lakes.

    7.30 – 7.40pm Comfort Break

    7.40 – 8.20pm Workshop session

 Group discussions on the potential for biosecurity facilities at our sites and our most

likely options to help prevent the spread of INNS. 8.20 – 8.30pm Closing summary

Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse Section Monthly competition @ Tarka Swims George’s lake,

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Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse Section Monthly competition @ Tarka Swims George’s Lake

1st Reg Sutton 34lb 6oz

2nd Martin Turner 18lb 11oz

3rd Thomas Scott 16lb 7oz

4th Bernie Blight 11lb 10oz

5th Richard Jefferies 8lb 5oz

6th John Lisle 5lb 8oz ,

13 fished. Reg Sutton drew the golden peg P and fished with maggot on a groundbait feeder, he has landed 7 good carp, for a convincing victory, well done Reg. Second on the day was Martin Turner on peg M , a last gasp bream of 4lb was just enough to pip Thomas into 3rd. Thomas has fished corn in the margins on peg Z .Bernie has fished on peg Q for 4th place.

North Devon Tackle AC – Result – Slade

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SLADE RESERVOIR RESULTS – 3/11/19

With lots of cold water going in the lake of late, predicted target weights were halved!!

Winner on the day was Kevin Wilton.  Kev fished a 6mtr whip on the the roadside bank, amassing 75 roach, with the rest made up of skimmers and a couple of big perch, giving him a 16lb 9oz total.

Top 5
1st   Kevin Wilton16lb 9oz
2nd  Dean Vickery 14lb 9oz
3rd  Simon Poynter 14lb
4th Wayne Mitchell 7lb 5oz
5th  Norman Martin 7lb

North Devon Match Group – Oaktree Result

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North Devon Match Group Winter League No.2 @ Oaktree Fishery

1st Neilsen Jeffery 45lb 2oz

2nd Paul Ware 32lb 7oz

3rd Chris Morris 26lb 5oz

4th Colin Cherrington 23lb 2oz

5th John Lisle 21lb 4oz

6th Nathan Underwood 18lb 4oz

7th Graham Currington 14lb 4oz

8th Ken Cocks 13lb 13oz

18 fished,  Neilsen Jeffery convincing victory came to corn fished in the margins on the top lake , Paul Ware second spot came to pole fished pellet also from the top lake, third and fourth places came from the bottom lake Chris Morris fished the waggler for top spot .

North Devon Match Group – Upper Tamar Lake

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North Devon Match Group fished at Upper Tamar where it proved  very tough going for most! very cold and with the wind forecast to blow hard onto the Cornish bank they decided to fish the early pegs on the Devon bank.   Paul Elworthy fished an outstanding match winning by a country mile with 29lb 15oz, skimmers on the tip did the trick with corn on the hook, next to Paul, Graham Colman fished the same and ended up with 16lb 8oz, Neilsen Jeffery finished third with mostly perch on the whip weighing 10lb 9 oz and last in the money was Benjamin Woods who weighed in 7lb 10oz on the tip from the goarse bush peg.

Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse Section Monthly [email protected] Tarka Swims George’s lake: Results

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Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse Section Monthly [email protected] Tarka Swims George’s lake: Results

1st Martin Turner 33lb 3oz

2nd Thomas Scott (junior) 29lb

3rd John Lisle 20lb 6oz

4th Kevin Shears 18lb 9oz

5th Stephen Craker 13lb 6oz

6th Tyler Scott (junior) 12lb 15oz Joint

7th Nathan Underwood and Ian Sedgwick 12lb 6oz

16 anglers fished, Today’s match produced a very close result , Martin’s catch on peg R , was made up of 6 large carp, caught on 8mm pellets and bread, tipped the balance. Junior member Thomas Scott has really sorted out the notorious peg L and had a terrific bag of mainly carp on red maggots on the pole for second overall. John Lisle has come in third another carp net and fourth with a great net of silverfish and small carp was Kevin Shears. Fifth spot went to Stephen Craker a long pole and punch, Tyler Scott came in 6th. Weather was damp and breezy this seems to have encouraged the larger carp to feed.

Tackle Shops Essential for the Angling Community

Many thanks to the Summerlands Team for welcoming me into their treasure trove of fishing tackle to promote my book “I Caught A Glimpse”. It was an enjoyable couple of hours spent chatting with local anglers and reminded me of the importance of tackle shops in maintaining angling rich community.