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Stafford Moor is on top form for carp fishing and match fishing with plenty of twenties from the specimen lakes and numerous 100lb plus bags in matchs.

(Below) James Richard Russel  had a new personal best mirror carp  of 29lb 4oz from swim 4 (the gap) up on lodge lake using special Occasions bait.

(Below) Thanks from Jo — Hi All would just like to say a HUGE thank you again to Neilsen Jeffery who held his charity match here in June in which the money’s we all raised were shared with RNLI and we now have a difribulator here at Stafford Moor ! So happy days well not if we have to use it of course! but fab just to have on site in case we ever do just to give so many peace of mind  the difribulator is located at our house on site and the emergency contact number will be shown around the site, also a huge thank you to Trevor Vernalls  who trained us all free of charge plus gave us some more important guidance on CPR

(Below) James Short who had these 2 out including this stunning mirror at 26lb from the summer hut swim on Beatties lake, James was fishing with Nash Key Cray boilies and matching hook Baits & pellets.

(Below) Gareth Simpson who was fishing here with friend Kev, they had 20 fish out between them on the summerhouse swim on Beatties lake using DNA Baits S7.

Bideford & District Angling Club V PLYMOUTH – Bideford Win Overall!

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Tarka Swims George’s Lake.
The team results PDCAC 73lb 5oz BDAC 58lb 2oz

After the 2 legs Bideford 122lb 4oz Plymouth 116lb 7oz .

Individual results 1st Martin Rushton Bid. 17lb

2nd Bill Crossman Plymouth 15lb 7oz

3rd John Moore  Plymouth 13lb 6oz

4th Richard Billingham. Plymouth 11lb 10oz

5th Ronnie Moore  Plymouth 11lb 2oz

Bideford hosted the 2nd leg of our annual event 25 anglers took part. The weather was warm with occasional showers . Martin drew peg B and fished the pole shallow in the lillies for a fine net of carp for top spot. The next 4 places were taken by Plymouth anglers Bill was second overall with a lovely net of feeder caught bream of peg Q. John had 2 good carp on peg X for 3rd ,another skimmer net on the feeder on peg N secured 4th place for Richard.

‘Fisho Festival ‘ Stafford Moor

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Joanne Coombes sent me this report from Stafford Moor with more big catches in the annual Fish Festival.

A huge well done to the  worthy winner Lee Werrett  (bait tech/middy) who won with 253lb 8oz from peg 2 on Tanners today well done Lee !!  Lee won £1000 today. Our 1st in section winners all won £225 each and 2nd in section all won £125 so well done to you all.

 Junior Event @ Tarka Swims George’s Lake results:

1st Tyler Scott 11lb 7oz

2nd Charles Evans 4lb 9oz

3rd Thomas Scott 3lb 13oz

Our 3 hour junior event was the third in the summer series, Tyler Scott has fished peg U and landed a near 10lb carp early in the match, this specimen plus some smaller fish secured victory. Young Charles on the adjoining peg, V has pole fished to a very respectable 2nd spot.  Thomas Scott put together a good net for third.

Steve Ford of Mosella put together an impressive catch totalling 487lb 8oz !

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Amazing weights in the latest matches at Stafford Moor with the carp feeding with gusto in the hot weather. The Coombes family have certainly worked extremely hard to provide anglers with one of the countries top fisheries for both Match fishing and carp angling.

The latest open/  practice Match on Tanners & Woodpecker Lakes saw anglers take some amazing weights.

Steve Ford of Mosella put together an impressive catch totalling 487lb 8oz a new record for the venue and not far off 500lb!In fact check out the back up weights too !!!

Had a continental payout.

2nd place was Des Shipp peg 10 on Tanners lake with 259lb 14oz

3rd place was Chris Davis peg 11 on woodpecker lake with 234lb 15oz

4th place was Andy Edgington peg 14 on Tanners allenwith 238lb 8oz

Section winners :
Phil Hardwick peg 15 Tanners with 172lb 14oz
Anton Page peg 2 Tanners with 191lb 7oz
Rich James peg 2 woodpecker with 186lb 11oz
Christopher John Lovell peg 18 woodpecker with 196lb 2oz

North Devon Match Group Championship No7 @ Jennett’s Reservoir

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1st Simon Maunder 49lb 12oz

2nd Nielsen Jeffery 42lb 1oz

3rd Pete Slade 39lb 5oz

4th Martin Turner 34lb 5oz

5th  John Lacy 27lb 11oz

6th James Grogan 24lb 1oz

14 fished , Simon Maunder drew peg 2 on the point and fished a short pole shallow using dead reds he has fed groundbait corn and maggots to win today with a terrific weight of bream and roach. Neilsen Jeffery was drawn on the first bank on peg 12 he also fished shallow but on a whip for net of 200 plus roach and skimmers for second. Third place went to Pete Slade on peg 14 fishing full depth for 300 plus fish.

Bideford Evening Match League – Final Night Result

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Find below excellent report as always from Martin Turner. Always a bit depressing to see that the summer evening league has come to an end, where is this summer going!!!!!

Final Evening Match Results @ Tarka Swims , George’s Lake.

1st David Bailey 21lb 15oz

2nd Martin Turner 10lb 7oz

3rd Richard Jefferies 7lb 8oz

4th Reg Sutton 7lb 4oz

5th Kevin Shears 5lb 11oz .

The final match in our 10 match evening series, was fished by 14 anglers. The winner on the night was David Bailey on peg P he has fished a great match on a straight lead with sweetcorn for a net of bream and one good carp. Second on the night and winner of the league was  Martin Turner on peg H with a net of mainly roach on pole fished caster , Richard Jefferies arrived late to take his place on peg R and landed a good carp on shallow pole fished maggot, this ensured his 2nd place in the league. Reg landed 2 carp on peg B on pellets for 4th spot.

Stafford Moor Open – Result

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1st place was Tom Downing Team (Baitech /HC Floats )with 261lb  6oz from peg 11 on a Woodpecker lake

2nd place was Paul Morris with 184lb 3oz from peg 14 on Tanners

3rd place was Vic Bush ( MOSELLA UK) with 143lb 12oz from peg 4 on Woodpecker lake

4th place was Martin Heard ( MOSELLA UK) with 155lb 5oz from peg 10 on Tanners lake

Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse section July’s monthly competition @ Tarka Swims

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Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse section July’s monthly competition @ Tarka Swims


1st Stephen Craker 12lb 10oz

2nd Peter Slade 9lb 3oz

3rd Mike Snudden 8lb 8oz

4th Dean Silford 5lb 4oz

5th Martin Turner 3lb15oz

17 fished . Hot still conditions meant that Tarka proved quite tricky although a few of the better carp had a nibble. Stephen Craker followed up a victory from last week with another. His catch from peg B and included 2 good carp on the pole on bread. His neighbour on peg A , Pete landed a nice net of small carp plus a larger bonus one on the pole on bread for second.3rd spot went to our new member Mike Snudden on peg R who had 2 good carp. Dean Siford managed 4th spot unluckily lossing a good fish on the final whistle,