Competitors endured some horrendous weather during Stafford Moors Annual Silver Festival that was won by Martin Armfield with a bag of 28lb 14oz from Tanners lake.
North Devon Match Group Winter League No. 2 Oaktree Fishery Results:
1st Paul Elworthy 49lb 5oz
2nd Nathan Underwood 32lb 1oz
3rd Martin Turner 30lb 6oz
4th Paul Morris 27lb 6oz
5th Kevin Shears 24lb 7oz
6th Colin Cherrington 23lb 6oz
7th Steve Ashton 20lb 1oz
8th John Lisle 18lb 6oz .
16 anglers fished, Paul’s winning net of carp fell to red maggot on the pole from peg 12 on the bottom pond , Nathans second place was also from the bottom pond, peg 15. The next 4 weights came from the top ,Martin’s 6 carp net on peg 7 gave him 3rd place, the forecast conditions did not materialize, and a pleasant mild autumnal day was enjoyed. As the whole country moves back into full lock down this competition might be the last for some time.
North Devon Match Group versus Bude Canal Angling Club
Upper Tamar Lake Results : Individual
1st Stuartshelley Burridge 24lb 8oz
2nd Steve Maynard 23lb
3rd Tom Downing 18lb 9oz
4th Paul Elworthy 18lb 5oz
5th Martin Turner 17lb 11oz
6th Nathan Underwood 17lb 7oz
26 anglers fished , Team result NDMG 206 points Bude 145 points , The pleasant autumnal conditions provided for a good match, top weights were mainly skimmers on the feeder, but there were some good roach nets recorded to the pole. North Devon Match Group overturned the 30 point defect to win back the annual trophy 342 to 308 .
Worthy winner of Stafford Moors October Festival was Chris Cameron (Middy/Bait tech) with a total weight of 551lb 1oz and only 5 points who wins £1500 well done Chris
In 2nd place was Chris Davis with a total weight of 540lb 15oz with 6 Points who wins £1000 well done Chris
In 3rd place was Tommy Hillier with a total weight of 517lb 11oz with 6 Points who wins £750 well done
Our top silvers weight of the week was Johnny Gray who bagged 35lb 9oz from peg 17 on Tanners lake today well done Johnny
Our top overall weight of the week was from top bagger Tommy Hiller with 238lb 7oz from peg 20 on Tanners lake well done Tommy.
Bideford and District Angling Club Monthly Coarse Section Competition : Tarka Swims Results
1st Colin Carolyn Cherrington. 30lb 12oz
2nd Keith Mountjoy 18lb 15oz
3rd Reg Sutton 17lb 9oz
4th Craig Crash Lamey 17lb 1oz
5th Tyler Scott 15lb 10oz 6th
B section winner Kevin Debbie Shears 13lb 2oz A Section winner Steve Ashton 6lb .
21 Anglers fished , conditions improved throughout the day and Colin has continued his great run on Tarka and this victory has pushed him into joint 2nd place in the league with 2 matches remaining. His catch of carp and skimmers was taken on peg 9 on the pole and paste. Opposite him on peg 18 was second placed Keith ,his catch was also taken on the pole but with soft pellets. Reg managed 3rd spot on peg 13 another pole catch this time on maggot. Craig on peg 16 also had carp and skimmers on the pole for 4th spot. Junior member Tyler on peg 6 came in 5th ,his catch included an 8lb 12oz carp.
North Devon Match Group Winter League No.1 Wooda lakes ; Results
1st Martin Turner 61lb 13oz
2nd Tim Brown 58lb 9oz
3rd Bruce Hunt 57lb 8oz
4th Graham Currington 51lb 1oz
5th John Lisle 48lb 2oz
6th Nathan Underwood 47lb 0oz .
Sell out 20 fished in atrocious conditions, constant heavy rain and gale force winds. The slightly more sheltered corner of lake 4 allowed winner , Martin to present corn and red maggot over micros in the margins. Second place Tim , fished the feeder to the island also on lake 4 , third spot and best weight on lake 3 was Tiverton’s Bruce Hunt.
Bude Canal Angling Club v North Devon Match Group . Bude Canal Overall
1st Adrian Hill 13lb 2oz
2nd Simon John Allen 10lb 8oz
3rd John Forster 10lb 3oz
4th Stuartshelley Burridge 10lb
5th Ryan Wiltshire 8lb 2oz
6th Nathan Underwood 5lb 6oz
7th Christopher Morris 5lb 2oz
8th David Allen 4lb
Many thank’s again to Martin Turner for his weekly Match Fishing Reports.
24 fished, BCAC 163:5 NDMG 136:5 Brisk northerly breeze and bright conditions proved challenging for most but the Bude anglers adapted best and came out deserved winners. Top weight on the day went to Arnie on the bottom basin his catch of skimmers fell to bread on the feeder, Bude’s captain ,Simon put on a master class on the long pole for 2nd place, top weight for NDMG was John 3rd overall on the bottom basin. Thanks to Bude for hosting the event and we hope to hold the return leg on Tamar Lake in October.
North Devon Match Group Championship No 9 Darracott Reservoir Results
1st John Bailey 8lb 6oz
2nd Tom Downing 6lb 5oz
3rd Martin Turner 4lb 2oz
5th Colin Cherrington 3lb 0oz
Joint 6th Bruce Hunt and Richard Jefferies 2lb 2oz
13 fished Hot cloudy conditions made for a very tough match, bites were very hard to come by, John led the way with a mixed bag on the pole on maggot on peg 9 across the dam, Thomas had a similar net on the feeder for 2nd on peg 13 also on the far side . Martin had roach 2ft deep on the waggler and 20 ft deep on the pole for 3rd. Colin was top weight on the first bank , his 4th place was taken on the feeder.