1st Colin Cherrington 33lb 11oz
2nd Keith Mountjoy 23lb 10oz
3rd Steve Bailey 19lb 4oz
4th Keith Copland 18lb 10oz
5th Richard Jefferies 16lb 13oz
6th Martin Turner 13lb 8oz
7th John Lisle 9lb 7oz
8th Tyler Scott 9lb 4oz ,
20 fished , Hot sunny conditions proved to be just perfect for Colin’s winning tactics on peg 18, he has had half his catch on the pole using meat and several good carp on the pellet waggler. Second spot was a super net of mainly smaller carp and skimmers on soft pellets on the pole by consistent Keith on peg 6. Secretary , Steve was 3rd of peg 8 with some larger specimens on the pole.
Results : Evening Series match No. 5
1st Kevin Shears 16lb 1oz
6th Les Polden 8lb 11oz
20 Anglers took part. The winner of the 5th round of the evening series was Kevin , on peg 17 . He has had a nice net of skimmers and a couple of bonus carp on the pole at around 7 metres, Steve’s second spot was taken on peg 23 on hard pellets fished across to the island, Newcomer , Robin has had some cracking bream on peg 15 for a well deserved 3rd spot.
North Devon Match Group Summer league No. 4 Highampton lakes Results :
39 lb 14oz
37lb 14oz .
Fished by 16 anglers, very windy conditions , Tom has fished the method feeder and pole in the margins for a convincing victory on peg 8, the next 3places were much closer Graham came out best on peg 10 using similar tactics, Nathan just behind from peg 1 , top weight on the smaller lake was section winner
with 30lb 7oz.
Many thanks to Martin Turner for his regular updates on Bideford Club Coarse events. For more details on Bideford Club visit my club page on link below.
BDAC Summer evening league round 4 results:
10lb 2oz ,
18 fished. Tonight’s 3 hour evening match was won by, committee member , Martin on peg 2 . His net of good quality carp fell to pole fished bread and corn , Keith continues his run with another 2nd. place to push him well clear at the top of the league. Keith used soft pellets for skimmers on peg 13 , Stephen finished a close 3rd on unfancied peg 22. Tonight’s weather was mild and breezy leading to a close match.
Bideford Angling Clubs Midweek Evening Match
1st David Bailey 19lb 9oz
2nd Keith Mountjoy 14lb 4oz
3rd Matt Cross 13lb 8oz
4th Martin Turner 12lb 3oz
5th Kevin Shears 11lb15oz
6th David Anstey 9lb 1oz
After a fine hot day 17 club members enjoyed a pleasant evening on George’s lake in the 3rd round of our evening series, good nets were brought to the scales the best was David on peg 19 almost 20lb of skimmers, carp and tench on the method feeder with banded pellets, Keith finished 2nd with a pole caught net of smaller skimmers and a single carp on soft pellet from the un-fancied peg 3. Matt had a late carp on peg 9 to secure 3rd place, Keith Mountjoy now leads the league with 27 points,
Matt Cross won Bideford Angling Clubs midweek evening match at Tarka Swims with 17lb 8oz. In runner up spot was Keith Mountjoy with 15lb 2oz and third Keith Copland with 15lb 1oz. Fourth was Martin Turner with 13lb 2oz and fifth Adam Wheeler with 13lb 1oz. Most fish were caught using pole and pellet tactics.
North Devon Match Groups Match at Oaktree was won convincingly by Tom Downing with 88lb 14oz. In runner up spot was Nathan Underwood with 42lb 13oz and in third Tim Brown with 40lb 6oz and fourth Martin Turner with 39lb 10oz.
The latest Open match at Stafford Moor saw Chris Davis secure victory with an impressive haul of 238lb. In runner up place was Des Shipp with 194lb 11oz and third James Cooper with 182lb 13oz.
Results: BDAC Coarse Section Monthly Competition.
1st Keith Mountjoy 20lb 10oz
2nd Tyler Scott 19lb 3oz
3rd Matt Cross 12lb 10oz
4th Martin Turner 11lb 12oz
5th Martin Rushton 10lb 3oz
6th Steve Bailey 9lb 1oz
17 anglers fished , Tarka Swims , George’s lake was used for this months match, the forecast rain held off but humid conditions led to a tough day . Keith drew peg 16 and had a nice net of mainly bream and skimmers, on soft pellet on 11metre pole for victory over the consistent Tyler on peg 18, Matt managed to land 5 carp and lose 5 on peg 2 for 3rd spot.
Midweek Evening Series No.1
Tarka Swims Results
1st Keith Copland 14lb 9oz
2nd Tyler Scott 13lb 8oz
3rd Stuart Sharp 13lb 7oz
4th Richard Jefferies 12lb 4oz
5th Martin Turner 9lb 13oz
6th Steve Ashton 8lb 7oz
13 fished . Keith takes an early lead in the summer league with a pole caught carp net on corn off peg 24, Junior member Tyler’s 2nd place bag was mostly of bream , pole on peg 16. Stuart’s 3rd place net fell to pole and running line tactics on peg 19, conditions were extremely wet although mild. Lets hope for better weather in future rounds,
With the ongoing lockdown and no fishing I thought I would start digging into my North Devon Journal Archives.
Late March 2010 and salmon fishing is top of the agenda and the debate rages regarding how to safeguard salmon stocks. Ten years later stocks continue to dwindle despite a massive investment in habitat improvements. It s good to see a few familiar names in the competition results.
ULTRA have ambitious plan
Salmon and sea trout of our local rivers provide the pinnacle of angling experience for many attracting game fishers from all over the country. This has been a significant part of the rural economy for many years with prime salmon fishing commanding a high price. A significant drop in salmon and sea trout numbers has lead to a decline in a once thriving rural industry. Many local anglers can recall a bygone era when riverside Inns such as the Rising Sun at Umberleigh would be packed with anglers each evening returning from the river with their bright silver prizes.
It was therefore apt that a new group calling itself ULTRA held an inaugural meeting at the Rising Sun. The Upper & Lower Taw Rivers Alliance is a group of anglers and riparian owners who have an ambitious plan to restore the spring salmon run using native broodstock to produce smolts for restocking. This is a complex issue that a working party has been set up to explore. The Environment Agency has given early indications that they will be likely to consent to the scheme.Tim Clarke is Chairman of the alliance and Dave Smith secretary; details of the group can be found on their website www.rivertaw.org
The web cam at Umberleigh that proves a valuable window on the river for anglers is temporarily out of action following a fire at Murchs’ Antiques Emporium upon whose building the camera is fixed. Web cams of a dozen West Country Rivers can be viewed by visiting www.therisingsunfc.co.uk
There are rods available on a prime stretch of salmon and sea trout water on the Taw and Little Dart at Tremayne near Chulmleigh. Anyone interested in this opportunity should contact John Smith on 01363 84804.
As spring slowly progresses carp anglers are enjoying action on several of the regions lakes. I fished Furzebray carp lake near South Molton last weekend and found myself fishing a swim between brothers Ally Laird and Ian Laird who had already landed three double figure carp during their weekend session. During Sunday afternoon I was privileged to witness them land a further three carp, two of which were prime mirror carp weighing 16lb 6oz. Boilies, corn and pellets are all tempting fish on this well landscaped fishery.
At Angler Paradise carp are feeding well with several twenty pound plus fish caught including a 25lb 8oz mirror to the rod of Chris Rainbow and a 21lb 8oz specimen for Tom Cole.
At Highhampton lakes the owners have been working hard preparing their lakes for the coming season. The trout lakes have been drained, refilled and restocked in time for the Easter weekend. The coarse lakes already healthy stock has been added to with double figure carp, quality tench and bream. There are also additional facilities including a new toilet and cooking area.
Ilfracombe Match groups latest match at Legge Farm near Hatherleigh saw Peter Slade take top spot with 34lb 15oz of roach and skimmers on soft pellet hook bait. Andy Gray took runner up spot with 31lb 15oz of skimmers on corn hook baits. John Lisle was a very close third with 31lb 10oz of carp on corn the loss of a carp of around one pound in the margins costing him dear. The silver fish bag went to Peter Slade with his fine bag of roach and skimmers.
Don’t forget its time to renew your rod licence at Local post offices or online at www.environment-agency.gov.uk/rodlicence Remember that finance received from licenses is invested in promoting and protecting angling and the environment. Failure to carry a rod licence can result in prosecution and a substantial fine.
The latest heat of the North Devon League saw Julian Stainer secure the top two spots for Triple Hook Club with dogfish scaling 2lb 7oz and 2lb 6oz.
Tony Gooch won Bideford And District Angling Clubs Mid Week Rover with a dogfish of 2lb 4⅝oz. In runner up spot was Jazza John with a doggie of 1lb 15⅞oz and in third Dick Talbot with a dog of 1lb 12½oz
Dick Talbot won Bideford’s 24 hour rover with a thornback ray of 8lb 2oz. Dick also secured runner up spot with a doggie of 2lb 3oz. Nathan Clements was third with a dogfish of 1lb 15⅝oz.
Triple Hook Clubs Flyfishing match at Wistlandpound saw Steve Ousley victorious with a four fish bag totalling 5lb. In runner up spot Daniel Miles and Ashley Curd with three fish each for 3lb 12oz.