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. ………….
Chris Davis won Stafford Moors over 50’s Festival achieving an amazing total weight of 400lb 6oz over the week. In runner up spot was Adrian Marshall and in third Martin Heard. There were some stunning nest of fish caught during the festival with Oak Lake fishing particularly well with Adrian Marshal putting together a haul of 164lb 2oz. Chris won £1000 plus a Maver luggage set donated from Steve Bowen (Maver), a £50 voucher also donated by Neil Stones. Neil donated another £50 voucher for second place winner Adrian Marshall.
Horwood Lakes have just opened and provide superb fishing for carp and tench. The latest match held at the venue was won by Nathan Underwood with 44lb 13oz. Neilsen Jeffrey was runner up with 31lb 6oz and was Kevin Shears third with 20lb 11oz and in forth John Forster with 20lb 4oz.
Day tickets for the lakes are available from Summerlands Tackle Westward Ho!
Kevin Shears won an Open match at Little Comfort Farm near Braunton organized by John Forster with a 48lb 8oz net of predominantly silvers. In runner up spot was Andy Gray with 41lb 1oz and in third Nathan Underwood with 39lb 10oz. John Lovel was forth with 21lb 4oz and John Forster fifth with 18lb 13oz. This picturesque venue is nestled in a quiet valley and has a very healthy population of rudd, roach, bream and carp and is an ideal venue for new comers to coarse fishing especially family’s. John Forster is holding a second open match at the venue on June 18th and can be contacted on 07447132528.