Robbie Taylor and Pete Upperton have won Stafford Moors Annual Pair Festival for the third time running securing their victory with 367lb 3oz. In runner spot were Sam Powell and Gary Webber who put together a haul of 345lb 6oz.
North Devon Match Group Championship No 8 Melbury Reservoir. Results
1st Graham Colman 56lb 13oz
2nd Tom Downing 45lb 5oz
3rd Colin Cherrington 34lb 14oz
4th Martin Turner 15lb 7oz
5th Paul Elworthy 15lb 6oz ,
Thirteen fished, conditions were perfect overcast , warm and light winds, pegs 1,2and 3 on the far side of the dam have dominated, Graham on peg 2 has fished the open end feeder with corn at 40 turns, for a fantastic net of skimmers, big roach and rudd ,to win . Tom’s winning run came to an end but he still managed second on peg 3 another great net of silver fish ,on pole and feeder. Colin suffered cormorant trouble on his feeder line but still achieved 3rd place.
Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse Section August Competition, Tarka Swims ,
1st Colin Cherrington 31lb 10oz
2nd Martin Turner 26lb 9oz
3rd Kevin Shears 19lb 14oz
4th Les Polden 15lb 6oz
5th Martin Rushton 12lb 1oz
6th Stephen Craker 9lb 10oz
7th Keith Mountjoy 8lb 15oz.
8th Thomas Scott 8lb 14oz ,
22 fished. Conditions were very hot and still, Colin has won consecutive monthly matches this time on peg 26 fishing the pole for a good net of carp. Martin’s second place came off peg 12 fishing shallow with sloppy groundbait for a small fish net, Kevin’s found better bream and skimmers on the pole on for third off peg 8. Les continues his run with another pole caught bag from peg 11.
North Devon Match Group Summer league No.5 Lakeview Morchard Road,
1st Tom Downing 76lb 8oz
2nd Andrew Gratton 59lb 5oz
3rd Kevin Shears 52lb 9oz
4th Stephen Craker 51lb 1oz
5th Martin Turner 44lb 15oz
6th Paul Morris 42lb 10oz
16 fished , Thundery conditions , Tom scored his 4th victory in a row, his 25 carp proved a decisive winning net, after a slow start he caught well in the latter stages on hard pellets in the margins from peg 17 , Andrew was best of the rest from peg 1, facing Tom , most of his catch fell to method feeder in open water, 3rd and 4th places came off the road side , .
Many thanks to Martin for his weekly updates on Bideford Club Match’s. Where did the summer league go to its scary ….. be Turkey leagues next!!!!!
Final midweek Evening Match results :
1st Keith Mountjoy 16lb 3oz
Joint 2nd David Bailey and Martin Turner 14lb 14oz
4th Kevin Shears 14lb 7oz
5th Thomas Scott 13lb 4oz
6th Stuart Sharp 8lb 8oz
19 fished. The 8th and final midweek evening match was also fished as the pairs competition, winning pair Kevin and Thomas combined weight 27lb 11oz. Keith’s victory came from peg 9 and included some pellet waggler caught carp and bream on the margin pole, his final points tally was 60 a clear 2nd in the league, Martin’s 2nd place of small fish from peg 1 secured a league win with 73 points, The matches have been very well attended and close top weighs , many thanks to all those that have come along and helped with the safe running of these events.
Bideford and District Angling Club Evening Series match No. 7 Tarka Swims George’s lake, results
1st Richard Jefferies 17lb 9oz
2nd Kevin Shears 15lb 1oz
3rd Stephen Craker 14lb 7oz
Joint 4th Les Polden Martin Turner 13lb 11oz
6th Tyler Scott 12lb 1oz
7th Reg Sutton11lb 8oz ,
18 fished, The penultimate match of the summer series was fished in warm still conditions, another close competition saw Richard at the top of the pile, with a catch of 6 carp on peg 13 , using his favoured strong line tactics with bread flake. Kevin lost a carp on pellet waggler which would have secured a hat trick of consecutive wins , instead he settled for 2nd on peg 18 , Stephen on peg 8 left it late but 2 decent carp in the closing stages made 3rd spot Martin’s joint 4th with Les has put him 7 points clear in the league with one match remaining.
Many thanks to Martin Turner for his regular match reports from both the North Devon Match Group and Bideford Club. Good to see a tight match with small silvers making up the weights instead of bulky carp. Whilst there is undoubtedly more rod bending in the commercial match’s full of carp there is more refined skill in extracting a net of small fish to compile a net.
North Devon Match Group Championship No 7 Darracott Reservoir results:
1st Tom Downing 9lb 6oz
2nd Mark Richards 8lb 2oz
3rd John Forster 7lb 12oz
4th Graham Currington 6lb 3oz
5th Graham Colman 5lb 5oz .
12 fished, Warm conditions led to a close match , Tom’s run continues with another victory from the far side with a great net of mainly small rudd taken on a whip, Mark found some better quality roach on the long pole for second place, John led the way for those who elected to concentrate on the feeder, his 3rd spot came to pellets on the first peg over the dam,