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North Devon Quay Sports Tackle Club held their latest match at Jennetts Reservior.
The seven anglers taking part put together some great bags of silver fish.  The deep water at dam end produced the larger stamp of bream and skimmers where further round more roach and small skimmers made up the weights… most fished long pole/ whips today.
1st Barry Lee   61lb 13oz
2nd Pete Seward  34lb 4oz
3rd Andrew Gratton  27lb 7oz
4th Paul Whitehead   24lb 6oz
5th Kevin Wilton  19lb 13oz
6th Norman Martin  19lb
7th Michael Seward  12lb 8oz

Bideford and District Angling Club Monthly Coarse Competition results:

Tarka Swims 23 fished
1st Keith Mountjoy  21lb 4oz
2nd Martin Turner 17lb 10oz
3rd Stephen Craker  15lb 6oz
4rd Colin Gorman  14lb 9oz
5th Les Polden 14lb 1oz
6th Kevin Shears 13lb 7oz
A fantastic turn out , just 3 short of a full house, enjoyed an interesting day on our club lake. The forecast poor weather didn’t materialize and reasonable conditions prevailed.
The deeper pegs have once again dominant the main prize list. Last month’s winner Keith has made few mistakes to put another winning catch together on peg 9 , long pole tactics soft pellet over ground bait.
Martin , 2 pegs away on peg 11 , had a good carp, late, shallow to boost him into 2nd spot. 3rd place Stephen almost took the golden peg prize, fishing a long pole on peg 15. Committee member ,Colin had 3 good carp on peg 10 for 4th.
The next competition on Tarka will be on April 10th booking on will be required.


Tom Wade’s Anglers Heaven is situated close to Bideford’s Pannier Market with convenient free parking close by. Tom is a keen sea angler who has been at Anglers Heaven for nine years working closely with local angling clubs including Bideford and District Angling Club providing a valuable location for obtaining club membership allowing access to the clubs fishing lakes at Tarka Swims. He sells fresh bait for both Coarse and sea angling.

Tom Wade of Anglers Heaven

The shop carries an extensive range of tackle including Pure-fishing and other popular brands. He is a stockist for Century Rods with a good number of beach rods available to examine in the shop. Toms main focus is sea angling with an impressive display of images pinned upon the shop wall.

It is vital that local tackle shops are supported as they are a valuable meeting place for anglers giving a service that cannot be replicated on-line. With local advice on where, when to fish and what tackle is required.

In addition the shop carries a wide range of air rifles.

Bideford & District Angling Club -February monthly Coarse Section Competition,

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Tarka Swims Results:

1st Keith Mountjoy  13lb 10oz

2nd Nathan Underwood 10lb

3rd Antony Bentley  9lb 4oz

4th Les Polden 9lb 3oz

5th Kevin Shears 9lb 2oz

6th Craig Crash Lamey  8lb 7oz

16 anglers fished. Those that braved the wet and windy conditions, fished a close match, Keith’s winning catch from peg 8 included a decent carp and bream, he has caught on soft pellet over fishmeal groudbait on a long pole. Nathan’s second place net also included a nice carp off peg 11. The next 3 places all sat consecutive pegs 16 to 18 and were separated by 2oz. Benny came out on top with a lovely net of small carp and tench, Craig’s 6th place was the section winner from the shallower end and ensures that he remains top of the league. Hopefully the cormorant ropes will be off for our next competition in March, allowing more methods.

North Devon Match Group Result

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Fished our North Devon Match Group club match yesterday and with spaces in even more demand than a Feedermasters ticket all 33 spaces were filled. Venue was the lovely Wooda lakes near Holsworthy. With a full turn out the usual 3 lakes were utilised and in addition 9 pegs were also put on the specimen lake. At the draw I felt lake 4 was the preferred choice but also fancied a crack at the speci lake as my one previous encounter on there produced a lake sin and match second. In went my donny and out popped peg 18 which was lake 4 so happy with that outcome.
A few chucks to the island and one missed bite and a few liners as Ian Gray to my right did the same and had 3 quick fish then I managed a small stickie. After 30 minutes I switched to the pole and had a couple of quick fish then nothing, meantime Ian Gray continued to catch on the tip whilst I couldn’t get a sniff on it. I could hear Andy Grattan catching the other side of the island out of site but kept plugging away on the pole as everyone else seemed to be struggling. It was a funny old match where you catch a couple then the vanish but it has given me an idea for another match in 4 weeks time on there. At the all out Andy Gratton had clearly walked the lake with 70lb and myself and Ian Gray had a great side by side battle which he popped by 44lb to my 40lb so well done him and those tip fish kept him just in front. Elsewhere Nathan Undereood had caught well on the speci with 60odd pound whilst everyone else had struggled for bites and the other 2 lakes had fished reall tough with Craig Lames taking lake 3 with just under 40lb I think it was and The old war horse Martin turner taking lake 1 with 20lb. Overall a great day with some good banter and a 4th overall for myself I think it was so some good league points.
 Thanks to Ian Croxton for the report .

Bideford Angling Club Monthly Competition

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BDAC Monthly Competition Tarka Swims –
Results :
1st Craig Crash Lamey  21lb 15oz
2nd graham Currington  11lb 14oz
3rd Steve Ashton  6lb 7oz
4th Roger Ackroyd  6lb 2oz
5th Martin Turner 5lb 3oz
6th Steve Johnson  4lb 11oz .
18 fished
Craig has set the early pace in this year’s league, he found half a dozen carp prepared to nibble on his double red maggot , pole fished on peg 9.
Graham ,on peg 10 ,caught 3 carp also on the pole for second. Next two places , Steve and Roger ,both had late carp to ensure section wins. Best silver net was Martin on peg 15 .
The cool conditions, heavy rain throughout the preceding days and clear water led to a very tough match.
Worth taking a look at the new club website :-

North Devon Match Group – Result

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North Devon Match Groups first match of 2022 was a sell out ,
24 Anglers fished and it was nice to meet up with some new members and people hadnt seen for a while ,
Weather was a bit up and down with sun and rain and it seemed the general concensus that it was going to be hard
With the draw done ( Thanks to Nathan Underwood and Debbie Shears Kev} for pegging the lakes everyone went off to get ready
as it was thought it was hard more so on the bottom lake than the top but both fished hard
here are the winners etc
Top Lake
1st Garry Thornton peg 7 42lb 1oz
2nd Nathan Underwood peg 8 38lb 3oz
3rd Kevin Shears peg 6 37lb
Bottom Lake
1st Steve Hayman peg 15 13lb 2oz
2nd Graham Curnow peg23 11lb 14oz
3rd Keith Mountjoy peg19 11lb