Woods and Ford win £2000 at Upper Tamar’s Mainline carp open

Woods and Ford win £2000 at Upper Tamar’s Mainline carp open

John Kneebone (Mainline Baits), Nigel Woods, Rich Ford, Ben Smeeth (SW lakes)
(Above)Rich-Ford-and-Nigel-Woods-17lb-14oz-mirror-carp

The third and final Mainline Baits carp open pairs at Upper Tamar took place from 4-6 October. 33 pairs turned out for the final event of the year with £3500 up for grabs. Anglers chose their swims, collected a mainline goody bag and were transported to their pegs. Fishing began at 4pm on the Friday and ended after 45 hours at 1pm on the Sunday.

The weather was rough to say the least, very strong winds hammered the anglers through Friday evening giving way to a much calmer Saturday and Sunday. The fishing was hard, but this made for a really great competition which went right down to the wire.

Nigel Woods and Rich Ford (Launceston) scooped the top prize of £2000 with 4 carp for a weight of 49lb 1oz from peg 20 on the Cornwall bank. Nigel and Rich’s win followed on from winning the July competition and finishing third in the March event to cap a fine year at the prolific venue.

They held off a fantastic late flurry from Dave Bellew and Steve Lovell (Somerset) who caught three fish on the Sunday morning to finish on 47lbs 12oz and less than 2lb behind the winners. Dave and Steve collected £1000 for the runners up spot.

Jeff Watts and Simon Sweet (St Austell) were third and won £500 for their 3 carp with a total weight of 30lbs 13oz.

Largest fish winning 2kg of Mainline spod and PVA mix was Daniel Comaneci (London) who had a cracking 21lb 14oz mirror carp. Smallest fish, winning 2kg of Mainline spod and PVA mix was Karl Yates (Bude) who had a 9lb 13oz common carp.

Section winners winning 5kg of Mainline freezer baits boilies were:

Mervyn Beal and Danny Peters

Jamie Rusling and Nick White

Ben and Matt Cooper

Daniel and Tiberiu Comaneci

Massive thank you to Mainline Baits for their sponsorship.

The next Mainline pairs competition is 27-29 March 2020 and bookings can be made on 01566 771930.

(Above)Daniel-and-Tiberiu-Comaneci-21lb-14oz-Mirror-carp.

North Devon Match Group Winter League No. 1 @ Wooda Fishery

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North Devon Match Group Winter League No. 1 @ Wooda Fishery

Results

1st Paul Morris 73lb 14oz

2nd Colin Cherrington 53lb 10oz

3rd Kevin Shears 47lb 14oz

4th Shaun Stenton  44lb 6oz

5th Damian Lawrence39lb 15oz

6th Ian Croxton 31lb 0oz

7th Wayne Murton 30 lb 6 oz

8th  Chris Morris 29lb 8oz

9th  Keith Copland 29lb 1oz

16 fished, Paul Morris has begun the Winter League campaign with a resounding victory on peg 2 ,the reed beds on lake 3 , he has fished the short pole with pellets , and switched to shallow occasionally.2nd place went to Colin on peg 9 beside the inlet on pool 4 , again a short pole job. Kevin’s 3rd place was on peg 3 on pool 3. Conditions were breezy but dry, and Wooda Fishery again produced a good match.

Bude Canal Angling Club v North Devon Match Group 2nd leg @ Bude Canal .

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Bude Canal Angler Club v North Devon Match Group 2nd leg @ Bude Canal .

Bude take victory 164 points to 136. Overall 321 to 276. Despite filling the top 3 individual places NDMG lost their away leg on a very windy canal,  Chris Morris sat on peg 19 on the bottom basin and landed a 15lb 2oz net of bream on the groundbait feeder for victory, 2nd John Lisle ,on the top basin , 13lb 8oz including a 10lb carp , 3rd spot also on the top basin was Kevin Shears with a pole caught 8lb 10oz . Top Bude rod Mark Gratton 8lb 6oz peg 16, Well done Bude a thoughly well deserved victory. Thanks Simon John Allen  and the Brendon Arms .

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