Bideford Pairs Match – Final

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Bideford & District Angling Clubs – Final Pairs Evening Match Results –

1st pair John Lovell and Kieth Copeland combined weight 13lb 14oz

2nd pair Steve Bailey and Peter Crawley 13lb 121/2oz

3rd Martin Hawker and Ian Owen 12lb 1/2oz

The winning pair –

John Lovell and Kieth Copeland



John Lovell had 2 carp on corn on the pole his partner Kieth backed up with perch and roach, This competition concludes a very successful evening series.

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Nielsen Jeffery secured a win at the latest match  on Clawford Vineyards Fletchers lake with a net of 52lb 1oz all on corn. A successful  match with everyone catching a good few fish.  Second was Gary Thornton (in the blue top) with 32lb 14oz who caught most of his fish on 8mm pellet and third was Paul Ware with 29lb 13 oz.

Nielsen Jeffery
Nielsen Jeffery


Stafford Moor Match Results

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Phil Harwick
Phil Harwick

Sundays Open match on July 24th  was fished Tanners and  Woodpecker lakes. Both lakes fished hard today especially Tanners lake. Our winner of the day was Phill Harwick Woodpecker peg 34 with 107lb 6oz fishing 8mm pellet on the waggler well done Phill ! Full match results are shown below.

1st  Phil Harwick Peg 34 Woodpecker: 107lbs 6oz

2nd Ricky Johnston Peg 16 Woodpecker: 79lbs 2oz

3rd – Paul Tidbal Peg 24 – Woodpeacker 76lb 9oz

4th – Dave Stockton Peg 6 Woodpeacker

Wednesday 27th July

Mid Week Open open on Tanners Lake, Winner was Mark Hayman peg 36 with 115lb 10oz fishing 11mm on the bomb. In in second place was Paul Goulding next door to Mark on peg 35 with 112lb 14oz fishing 8mm on the bomb.

Mark Hayman
Mark Hayman

Bideford’s Final Heat

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Bideford & District Angling Clubs mid-week summer league has come to an end all to soon I am sure for those who have enjoyed the weekly fishing on their home water.  Competition No10  was won by Matt Clare Cross with 12lb 10oz. In second was David Bailey with 8lb 12oz and in third Martin Turner on 4lb 12oz. Forth Craig Crash Lamey 3lb 4oz and fifth John Dyer…. Matt won the match on peg L with 2 pole caught carp, David Bailey took 2 fish on the lead on banded pellet.

Overall winner of the midweek series was John Lovell 82 pts 2nd Martin Turner 81pts 3rd David Bailey 4th Matt Clare Cross





Stafford Moor Open Match Results

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Wednesday Open –

1st Kenny Cole = 127lb 14oz

2nd Trevor Tester 96lb 12oz

3rd Paul Goulding 80lb 15oz

4th Roy Coleman 73lb 1oz


Sundays open match on Tanners and Woodpecker.  Continental payout .

Winner of the day was Phil Hardwick Woodpecker peg 34 with 107lb 6oz fishing 8mm pellet on the wag well done Phil !

In second place was Paul Goulding Tanners peg 34 with 47lb 8oz

In third place was Ricky Johnston woodpecker peg 16 with 79lb 2oz

In forth place was Zac Newton Tanners peg 32 with 37lb 13oz

In fifth place was Paul Tidball woodpecker peg 24 with 76lb 9oz

In sixth place was Andy Wilkinson Tanners peg 35 with 32lb 2oz

Our silvers winner was Robin Wills woodpecker peg 8 with 20lb 1oz


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John Forster organized an open match at Mill Pond near Berrynarbour where competitors enjoyed some great sport at this tranquil water. John commented that the day was enhance by plenty of friendly banter and the frequent glimpse of kingfishers darting to and fro. Below are a few images of competitors and their catches from this delightful venue that is renowned for its silver fish sport.

1st Nathan Underwood 35lb8oz
2nd Kevin Shears 28lb 5oz
3rd Andy Gray 22lb14oz
4th Rob 22lb5oz
5th John Forster 17lb 13oz





Bideford Midweek Result

David Bailey winning catch

Bideford Angling Clubs Midweek Evening Match Tarka Swims saw David Bailey take first prize with 28lb 12oz.  Second was Matt Cross with 6lb 15oz and third Martin Hawker with 6lb 12oz.  John Lovell forth with  6lb 11oz and Craig Crash Lamey fifth with 2lb 9oz. Winner David Bailey took 5 carp on banded pellet fished on the lead. Second place was secured using pole and paste tactics.

Mid Week Winner at the the Moor

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The  open match on Tanners lake  at Stafford Moor on Wednesday July 13th 17  fishing . Weather was fabulous on the lawns like sunbathing conditions then on the bank between pegs 30-36 was blowing a gale ! One side in t shirts and the other in hoodys !

Winner - John Bailey
Winner – John Bailey

winner of the day was John Bailey peg 1 with 153lb fishing 11mm on the lead well done John !

In second place was Lee Thomas peg 3 with 139lb 12oz fishing 8 & 11 mm pellet on the wag and bomb

In third place was Martin Heard peg 35 with 108lb 1oz fishing 8mm on the bomb

Section winners were :Ricky Johnston peg 30 with 98lb 8oz fishing 11mm on the bomb and also Ian Chadburn peg 36 with 94lb 6oz

Impressive Haul for Martin Turner

Martin Turner won Bideford and District Angling Clubs Monthly coarse section match at Melbury Reservoir with an impressive haul of 32lb. Kevin Shears was second with 25lb 5oz and third Colin Gorman with 8lb. Winning tactics for Martin were caster with long pole for roach and hybrids. Ground-bait feeder for a bag of skimmers took the runner up spot for Kevin Shears.