North Devon Match Group Winter League No.5 Jennetts Reservoir.

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North Devon Match Group Winter League No.5 Jennetts Reservoir.

1st Paul Elworthy  26lb 1oz

2nd Chris Morris 12lb 5oz

3rd Martin Turner  12lb 3oz

4th Wayne Murton  7lb 5oz

5th John Forster    1lb 10oz ,

Eight fished . A mild , dry but windy day encouraged some of the larger bream to feed and with a reduced entry we all fished on the first bank. The roach proved difficult to tempt but Paul didn’t need any , his six bream caught on triple red maggot on a groundbait feeder on peg 4 was the convincing winner, Chris, on peg 5 landed 3 bream on the pole for second edging Martin into third with a mostly Rudd net on peg one.

North Devon Match Group – Result

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North Devon Match Group competition results : Champion of champions and Championship No.1 , @ Stafford Moor Willow and Woodpecker, 23 anglers fished,

1st Dodgy Downton 75lb 5oz

2nd Ian Croxton 71lb 15oz

3rd Chris Morris 58lb 6oz

4th Neilsen Jeffery 57lb 1oz

5th Andy Gratton 45lb 14oz

6th Kevin Shears 38lb 8oz

7th Martin Turner 38lb 1oz

8th Jim Grogan 36lb 3oz .

Willow lake has produced the top 3 weights in frosty, still conditions, Dave Downton has come out top with a net of small carp on a 14 metre pole and double red maggots over micros. Second was  Ian Croxton on peg 5 on willow, 3rd place and winner of this year’s Champion of champions is Chris Morris  with a net of pole caught carp off peg 16 on Willow, top weight on Woodpecker and 4th overall was Nielsen on peg 10 , pole in the margin 6mm hard pellet.

Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse Section Monthly competition No 1 results::

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Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse Section Monthly competition No 1 results::

1st Keith Copland 50lb 14oz

2nd John Lisle  39lb 10oz

3rd Martin Turner 36lb 2oz

4th Richard Jefferies  35lb 10oz

5th Tom Scott 23lb 12oz

6th David Bailey 19lb 10oz

7th Reg Sutton 17lb 3oz

8th  Ian Owen 15lb 9oz

14 club members fished @ Lakeview Morchard Road. Conditions , for our first match of the new season, blustery and damp but the small carp were in an obliging mood for some. Keith made no mistakes on peg 2 and fished the long pole, double white maggot over micros for a convincing victory. Second spot went to John who fished peg 12 with a small groundbait feeder, Martin fished the pole on peg 3 with maggots for third place.

North Devon Match Group – Morchard Road

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Winter league No 4 today at Morchard Road, 21 fished which I think we came to the conclusion was a few to many with some poor areas having to be in the bag, however it was nice to fish in relatively dry conditions with little wind for a change.
A big well done to Chris Morris  who comfortably won with 58lb 2oz,  Chris  drew the car park point and made the most of it with about 30 small carp.
After Chris it was all very tight and Stephen Craker had the edge with 31lb 8oz from just past the left point, and 3rd place went to Stuart Burridge with 29lb from next to Chris Morris.
Also rans and those in the points were as follows,
4th Neilsen Jeffery  26lb 10oz
5th John Lisle 24lb 8oz
6th Martin Crouch 20lb 8oz
7th Damian Lawrence  19lb 8oz
8th Dave Downton 17lb 10oz.

Stafford Moor Open Match

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The latest Open Match on Tanners & Woodpecker lakes saw some good weights despite the time of year.

Chris Davis had 122lb 5oz from Woodpecker to win the match convincingly.

In second place was Ryan Shipp who bagged himself 113lb 6oz from  Tanners Lake

In third place was James Cooper bagged 73lb 9oz from  on Woodpecker Lake

North Devon Match Group . Final championship and Christmas Competition @ Oaktree Fishery

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 1st Neilsen Jeffery 87lb 2oz

2nd Jim Grogan 34lb 7oz

3rd Bruce Hunt 33lb 15oz

4th Craig Crash Lamey 29lb 3oz

5th Martin Turner   24lb 3oz

6th Kevin Shears 20lb 7oz

7th  Paul Elworthy 19lb 13oz.

8th Stuart BUrridge  17lb 8oz .

21 fished. Today’s competition was fished in cold squally conditions . Nieilsen Jeffery rounded off a very successful campaign with a comprehensive victory on peg 16 on the top pond , he has caught 15 carp on pole fished corn.  James Grogan has landed some large carp on the adjoining peg for second spot. Bruce Hunt also fished the top lake and landed a mixed bag on maggots on the pole for 3rd overall. Craig was 4th overall and top wieght on the bottom pond , taken on a small method feeder with maggot.

Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse Section Monthly/Christmas Competition Results @ Tarka Swims.

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1st Richard Jefferies 15lb 13oz

2nd Reg Sutton 14lb 12oz

3rd Martin Turner 7lb 10oz

4th Tyler Scott 2lb 15oz

5th Steve Bailey 2lb 1oz ,

This Sunday’s weather was cold,wet and very blustery, not particularly pleasant, 10 brave / stupid ! fishers sat it out on George’s lake in the final match for this season 2019, first and second spots changed throughout the day,  Richard Jefferies just took the honours with a pole catch of carp and bream on peg 12.  Reg Sutton almost made it 2 wins in a row but settled for 2nd with 4 carp on peg 9 ,Martin Turner on peg 10 had bream and roach on tip and pole for 3rd . Junior member Tyler Scott came in 4th with a net of small roach and perch. The final points table is ,1st Martin Turner 108 2nd Pete Slade 77 3rd Richard Jefferies 74 4th John Lisle 72 .


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Wooda Lakes – 1/12/19

Good to see a nice turn out on such a cold day.
The match was split between Lake 3 & Lake 4.

Winner on the day (winning lake 3) was Wayne Mitchhell
Wayne fished the pole with maggots / caster and had 40 carp for 103lb 1oz total……. a brilliant weight considering it was a hard day for most.

Second on the day was Stephen Barrell, Stephen fished similar to Wayne, again with maggots, to put 85lb 11oz on the scales, to comfortably win lake 4.


Lake 3

1st Wayne Mitchell  – 103lb 1oz
2nd  Norman Martin – 45lb 12oz
3rd Andrew Gratton – 33lb 2oz
4th Kev Grant – 16lb 14oz

Lake 4

1st Stephen Barrel 85lb 11oz
2nd Simon Poynter 17lb 1oz
3rd Dave Nichols 14lb 12oz
4th  Gord Maeers 12lb 13oz

Thank you to all that attended today, bearing gifts, adorning Xmas hats!!! (even the homemade ones!!)

The match was fished in a great atmosphere & I hope you all enjoyed it.

Thanks to Mark & Michael Seward for coming all the way down from Reading to fish the match.

Well that’s it for another year…….

The last “thank you” and without doubt the biggest, must go to Kevin Wilton for running these matches for us all.

Hope to see you all at the presentation evening on the 24th January.

North Devon Match Group Winter League No.3 @ Stafford Moor results

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North Devon Match Group Winter League No.3 @ Stafford Moor results:

1st Tim Brown 54lb 10oz

2nd Stephen Craker 49lb 12oz

3rd Martin Turner 41lb 5oz

4th Kevin Shears 40lb 12oz

5th Nathan Underwood  30lb

6th John Bailey 29lb 14oz

7th  Paul Elworthy 29lb 5oz

8th John Lisle 26lb 7oz

20 anglers fished.

Stafford Moor lakes. Oak and Woodpecker were used for today’s competition. The cold snap certainly dampened the appetite of the residents .Oak has provided the top three wieghts , winner on the day was new member Tim Brown he has landed over 50lb on the pole and soft pellets from peg 20 . Second was match regular Stephen Craker  with a margin caught net on corn off peg 6 on Oak , Martin Turner has taken 3rd spot on peg 12 also on Oak , bomb and bread and 6mm hard pellets on the pole. Top net on Woodpecker and 4th overall was Kevin Shears on peg 11 Nathan was 5th on the next peg ,12.