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October 10th – Day 1

Day one of the October Festival at Stafford Moor. A fabulous weight from Ricky Johnston who fished on peg 8 on Woodpecker lake bagged himself 116lb 10oz fishing 8mm pellet

1st   RICKY JOHNSTON Peg 8 Woodpecker: 116lbs 10oz

2nd  LEE WERRETT Peg 5 Oak: 115lbs 14oz

3rd   PETER UPPERTON Peg 20 Oak: 103lbs 6oz

4th   RICHARD WYLIE Peg 22 Tanners: 103lbs 3oz

October 11th – Day 2

Day two of the October Festival 2016. Weather bitter cold with bright sunshine which made the fishing extra hard today! Had a top weight from Craig Edmonds peg 20 on Woodpecker Lake with a weight of 139lb

1st CRAIG EDMONDS Peg 20 Woodpecker: 139lbs 0oz

2nd STEVE SHAW Peg 24 Woodpecker: 96lbs 12oz

3rd  IAN PRETTY Peg 36 Woodpecker: 96lbs 12oz

4th  CHRIS BISHOP Peg 12 Woodpecker: 71lbs 15oz


NATHAN UNDERWOOD Peg 25 Tanners: 62lbs 14oz(Above)

October 12th – Day 3

1st  ZAC NEWTON Peg 30 Tanners: 127lbs 5oz

2nd CRAIG EDMONDS Peg 1 Oak: 104lbs 12oz

3rd  ANDY GRIFFITHS Peg 22 Woodpecker: 89lbs 9oz

4th  CHRIS DAVIS Peg 18 Tanners: 78lbs 6oz

(Below) Pete Upperton with a nice net of Silvers from Pines Lake


Day 4 –

1st  CRAIG EDMONDS Peg 30 Tanners: 186lbs 2oz

2nd  PETER UPPERTON Peg 6 Woodpecker: 126lbs 1oz

3rd   TERRY STONE Peg 3 Woodpecker: 104lbs 15oz

4th   MARTIN HEARD Peg 12 Woodpecker: 94lbs 11oz

Final Day

1st  PETE UPPERTON Peg 34 Woodpecker: 81lbs 1oz

2nd NEIL STONES Peg 3 Woodpecker: 72lbs 7oz

3rd  RICKY JOHNSTON Peg 8 Woodpecker: 72lbs 6oz

4th   CHRIS DAVIS Peg 27 Tanners: 71lbs 11oz

Report from Joanne Combes :-

Winner of the October Festival 2016 Craig Edmunds ! Who won with a perfect score of just 4 points and a total weight of 500lb 12 oz  “well done  considering he has never fished a festival here before what can I say not often I’m speechless”. In second place was Brian Shanks with only 4 points total weight of 230lb 4oz well done Brian ! In third place was Peter Upperton with 5 points and a total weight of 343lb 15oz.

“well done to everyone who fished fished the festival had such a Laugh with you all thank you for making it a fab week ! Paul & Jo”.



Stafford Moor Match Result and news of October festival

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Stafford Moors match anglers continue to put together some big bags of fish. The October Festival casts off on Monday see details below I expect some news of bulging nets by the end of the week!

Stafford Moor open Sunday 2nd October on Tanners and Woodpecker i

1st ANDY DARE Peg 27 Tanners: 97lbs 0oz

2nd MARTIN HEARD Peg 28 Woodpecker: 81lbs 5oz

3rd MARK LAZELLE Peg 25 Tanners: 77lbs 0oz

4th RICKY JOHNSTON Peg 12 Woodpecker: 68lbs 11oz

Winner of the Residents match on Friday October 7th

1st ALAN BUFFON  100lb 15oz fishing 8mm on the bomb.

All lakes (except Beatties and Lodge lake) will be closed from Monday 10th October – Friday 14th October 2016. Festival format is as follows: The practice/open match is on Saturday 8th October please let me know if you would like to fish this match. The festival runs from Monday 10th October – Friday 14th October. Entry fee is £220.Fishing Oak,Tanners,Pines and Woodpecker lakes. Free draw on Monday then lake rotation then free draw on Friday. Draw time Monday is a rolling draw from 8am fishing 11am- 5pm (only on Monday) rest of the week draw time is rolling draw at 8am fishing 10.30am-4.30pm except Friday 8am draw fishing 10.30am-3.30pm.Based on 70 guys fishing, the sections will be 8/9 in each section.Payout details will be given on the day of arrival as this depends on definite numbers. The presentation is on friday at The Rams Inn Pub in Dolton from 6pm.If you have any questions please call Jo on 01805804360 or send an email to [email protected]


Victory for North Devon Match Group over Bude Pirates

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Bude Canal Angling Club Versus North Devon Match Group 2nd leg Bude canal

Result NDMG secured victory over Bude , 207 points to 199 in the return match on the canal , blustery conditions made fishing tricky for the 28 anglers, Nathan Underwood took top individual with 14lb 2oz from the deeper bottom basin on worm on the long pole, Neilsen Jeffery was 2nd with 11lb 2oz of skimmers on the tip on maggot also in the bottom basin 3rd place was Ian Gray top basin 10lb 9oz of roach on short pole, 4th with 9lb 10oz Paul Ware in the narrows Overal points NDMG 450 Bude 362.


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NDMG – September Championship No9 OAKTREE BOTTOM LAKE

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1st Neilsen Jeffery 35lb 5oz

2nd Christopher Morris 31lb 12oz

3rd Martin Turner 28ib 4oz 4th John Forster 22lb 5oz

5th Andy Bayleyy 19lb 14oz

Well done to Neilsen Jeffery landing a large carp in overtime with 2mins to spare to pip Christopher Morris , Neilsen took odd carp throughout the day on pole fished corn, Chris’s net included a fine perch of almost 3lb.

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Nielsen Jefferies Reports:-

Last Sunday’s open at Clawford Fisheries was held on Fletchers lake. It was great to see some new faces and one being our winner Graham Coleman from peg 11 with 63lb 6oz, second was Fred Jones from peg 15 with 52 lb 12 oz and I managed to sneak into third place with 45lb 14 oz from peg 9. Many thanks to John Ray and Wanda Ray for their hospitality, and hope to see you all again soon.


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Stafford Moor Pairs Winners

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Below is the latest result from Stafford Moor as sent to me by Joanne Combes:- Never do understand the points system perhaps someone could explain and I will put explanation on the site as an article!

The Pairs festival  at Stafford  was a 2 day festival with 78 guys fishing .  Winners were the same winners as last year who were Ben Hagg & Lee Werrett who won with just 4 points the perfect score ! In second place was Martin Preston & Scott Puddy with 5 points , in third place with 7 points was Peter Upperton & Robbie Taylor , in forth place with 9 points was Steve Ford & Chris Cameron.