Stafford Moor Open Match

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Stafford Moor open Match

Twenty six anglers fished in the latest match on Tanners and Woodpecker Lakes

1st place was Darren Painter peg 20 on Tanners with 148lb 13oz

2nd place was Jeb Attwood peg 20 on Woodpecker lake with 143lb 4oz

3rd place was Martin Heard peg 6 on Tanners lake with 122lb 6oz

North Devon Match Group Championship No.9 @ Darracott Reservoir results:

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North Devon Match Group Championship No.9 @ Darracott Reservoir results:

1st John Lisle 14lb 15oz

2nd Paul Elworthy 14lb 2oz

3rd Stuart Burridge 10lb10oz

4th Martin Turner 7lb 1oz ,

Today’s comp was fished in bright breezy conditions. The top 3 have all caught on the groundbait feeders using corn and maggots on the hook. The very clear water has led to tricky fishing John was end peg on the far bank and just pipped Paul drawn opposite him,

North Devon Match Group Summer League. No 6 @ Lakeview Morchard Road Results :

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North Devon Match Group Summer League. No 6 @ Lakeview Morchard Road Results :

1st Neilsen Jeffery 100lb 10oz

2nd Simon Maunder 86lb 10oz

3rd Wayne Murton 72lb 8oz

4th John Lisle 69lb 5oz

5th John Bailey 59lb 9oz

 Neilsen Jeffery drew end peg on the main road side and caught steadily in the margins on a short pole using banded pellets. Simon Maunder drew on peg 1on the first point and also caught on the pole with pellets.  Wayne Murton’s third place was a 30 fish net on the long pole. Conditions were bright with a North Westerly breeze.  Paul Elworthy has won the Summer League with 120 points.

Book Launch Delay –

Due to circumstances beyond the control of myself and the Little Egret Press we are forced to delay the launch of my book “I Caught A Glimpse”. A problem with the printing process has resulted In a minor defect in the books that we are not prepared to accept. Please rest assured that the  book will be well worth the wait and I anticipate a new book launch date within a few weeks. Please accept my apologies for this unfortunate delay.

North Devon Match Group – Melbury


Some stunning nets of bream, roach and perch from Melbury Reservior as reported by Martin Turner below.

Melbury Reservoir

1st John Lisle 29lb 8oz

2nd Stuart Burridge 21lb 6oz

3rd Nielsen Jeffery 15lb 7oz

4th Paul Elworthy 11lb 11oz

5th Pete Slade 11lb 8oz

6th Graham Colman 10lb 4oz.

13 members fished this event in windy conditions. All the weights fell to groundbait feeder tactics, and most catches were good sized skimmer bream. John Lisle has drawn on the road side peg 5 and has caught steadily all day for victory, Stuart’s 2nd place was also on the roadside peg 8. Neilsen secured 3rd spot from the middle of the dam.

Bideford Angling Club – Junior Fishing Event

Junior results, Tarka Swims George’s Lake.

1st  Thomas Scott 10lb 8oz

2nd Charlie Evans 3lb 9oz

3rd Tyler Scott   2lb 7oz.

The Saturday afternoon 3 hour competition was fished in warm blustery conditions , Thomas drew the end peg Q and took victory with a nice carp on the feeder and a good bream on the pole and corn, Charlie’s had a nice net of smaller fish on the pole on peg U . Third spot went to Tyler on peg S. The winner of the 4 match series was Tyler Scott

Stafford Moor – In Fine Form for both Match and Carp Anglers

( Below) Matthew Freeburn who now has a new personal best of a 32lb mirror from swim 14 (beach 1) on lodge lake caught on Sticky Baits Manilla boilies soaked in liver with some free offerings.

Big Bags from the Match fishing fraternity too!

The latest residents match on Tanners lake with 21 fishing.

 Top weight of the day was from Ant Thornhill who bagged himself 188lb 3oz from peg 5.

2nd was Mark Goggins (goggy) who bagged 169lb 3oz from peg 10.

                                                                                                     3rd was Nick Roberts peg 17 with 150lb 13oz.

Open match on Tanners and Woodpecker lakes 

1st place was Sean Brennan with 224lb 4oz from peg 17 on Tanners lake fab weight

2nd place was Ant Thornhill with 130lb 11oz frommpeg 19 on Woodpecker lake

3rd place was Jamie Bradshaw with 197lb 11oz from peg 20 on Tanners lake

( Below) Jamie Corrigan who fished on swim 1 (Long Island ) on Beatties lake. Jamie had 11 fish our all caught on Sticky Baits Manilla boilies well

Bideford & District Angling Club – Coarse Section Monthly

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Tarka Swims George’s lake. BDAC Coarse Section Monthly.

1st Martin Turner 31lb 3oz

2nd Stephen Craker 24lb 5oz

3rd Steve Bailey 21lb 8oz

4th Pete Slade 17lb 14oz

5th John Lisle 16lb 8oz

6th John Bailey 16lb 4oz

14 fished August monthly competition , the bright breezy conditions were interrupted with heavy showers. Tarka has fished well , plenty of fish of all species were brought to the scales. The winner, Martin Turner landed 3 larger carp , and a bag of bream and roach off of peg I , Stephen Craker drew peg X and dispite wrecking another top 4 managed to wrestle out 5 bruisers on pellets, Steve Bailey sat on peg P and pole fished corn in the margins landing a mainly bream net for 3rd. Pete Slade’s 4th place from peg U was made up of over 200 smaller fish caught on the pole.5th and 6th were on opposite sides of the deeper end of lake.