Martin Turner earned victory in North Devon Match Groups Championship heat on Upper Tamar Lakes’s Cornish Bank compiling a fine net of fish scaling 34lb 6oz. Christoper Morris was runner up with 30lb 4oz and Wayne Michell third with 26lb 9oz. Competitors landed some quality perch and bream from this prolific water run by South West Lakes Trust.
Bideford & District Angling Club members have been enjoying summer evenings fishing their mid week matches on home water Tarka Swims. Kevin Shears won the latest on June 15th with a 12lb 4oz net of carp. Martin Turner was runner up with 10lb 4oz and David Bailey third with 4lb 9oz in forth was John Lovell with 3lb 10oz.
Dennis Toleman secured victory in Triple Hook Clubs Stafford Moor Saturday cup on Woody’s Lake with his first ever ton up haul of 120lb 12oz. The fish were all carp to 9lb 8oz. In runner up spot was Peter Sherbourne with 80lb and third Tony Burslem with 77lb.
Wednesday Open 1st Steve Shaw 137lb 2nd Joe Duckworth 112lb 5oz 3rd Nicky Miller 72lb 2oz
Friday Residents Open – 1st Joe Duckworth 127lb 9oz 2nd Stewart Kennedy 113lb 15oz 3rd – Steve Glenan 99lb 10oz.
Bideford Angling Clubs June Coarse Match at Tarka Swims was secured by Martin Turner with 28lb 4oz. Matt Cross took the runner up spot with 18lb 7oz and Craig Lamey third with 18lb and Steve bailey forth with 8lb 12oz.
Simon Poynter won North Devon Tackle Clubs Latest match at South West Lakes Trust’s Jennetts Reservoir with a net of 59lb 6oz. Norman Martin secured runner up spot with 39lb 6oz and Gordon Meers third with 38lb 1oz. Barry Lee was forth with 31lb 5oz and Kevin Wilton fifth with 19lb 12oz. Bream and skimmer bream made up the majority of the nets with Simon Poynter landing a 17lb 12oz carp using waggler fished worm.
Mill Park Pond near Berrynarbor is a superb silvers water with a good head of quality roach, skimmer bream and even a few chub. An Open match at the venue organized by John Forster saw Mark Capene secure top spot with an impressive haul of silver weighing 41lb 4oz. In runner up spot was Kevin Shears with 39lb 5oz and third Dave Jones with 26lb 4oz. Forth was John Forster with 23lb 7oz.
Nielsen Jeffery organized an Open Match at at Clawford Fisheries on Thursday June 9th and the competitors used the day to remove some of the small carp from one of the four specimen lakes ‘Clawford Lake’ into one of the stock lakes, Tom Downing won the day with 20lb 8oz and Nielsen Jeffery was second with 19lb, around 400 small carp were moved. There is a friendly open on one of the four match lakes on the second and fourth Sundays of every month people can book in via John Ray’s website www.clawford.co.uk or via Nielsen Jeffery’s Facebook page. All are welcome with breakfasts available if booked.
Martin Turner won Bideford and District Angling Clubs midweek evening match at Tarka Swims with 4lb 14oz. In runner up spot was Kevin Shears with 3lb 11oz and third John Lovell with 3lb 10oz. Fifteen anglers fished the competition.
North Devon Match Group Formed to provide a weekend coarse fishing competition for local anglers. The group charges an annual joining fee of £10. Comps are arranged on the first and third Sunday of each month. We try to alternate between “natural venues ie. Local reservoirs Southwest Lakes Trust and day-ticket match carp type fisheries. The aim of the group is to provide a regular friendly match at affordable price on a selection of varied local venues. Results are scored in a summer and winter league format, also an overall year long Championship. Interclub events feature against Bude Canal Anglers and Tiverton. Cost per competition is fixed at £12.50p plus an optional £5 superpool . All matches are run on Sundays, standard match rules apply Summer comps are usually fished 10am to 4pm, winter comps end at 3pm, draw time is always 8.45am. Find the updated match calendar, contact details, results, photographs, points and accounts on our facebook page (North Devon Match Group), new members are always welcome. ………….