Stafford Moor – Christmas Match

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Report from Joanne Combes

The Christmas match was held on Tanners & Woodpecker lakes. Had a continental payout top 4 was paid out plus a silvers pool and 4 x section winners.
Well done to Mark Hayman! who won from peg 7 on Woodys with 63lb 6oz fishing waggler on the deck.
In second place was Steve Ford peg 3 on Tanners with 35lb 14oz
I’m third place was Jim Lawrie peg 2 on Woodys with 57lb 3oz
In forth place was Mark Lazelle peg 9 Tanners with 27lb

Silvers winner was Rob Watts peg 6 Tanners with 10lb 10oz of silvers

Section winners Tanners :
Mark hill peg 1
Rob Watts peg 6

Section winners Woodys :
Paul Tidball peg 6
Phill Hardwick peg 24

Jo would like to thank  everyone who fished the match Merry Christmas to all see you in 2017 !

We have a hangover match Sunday 8th January please let me know of you would like to join us thank you Jo


North Devon Match Group Christmas competition and final Championship results ;

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1st Andy Gray 43lb 5oz

2nd Paul Ware 30lb 11oz

3rd Andy Brayley 30lb 7oz

4th Martin Turner 29lb 4oz

5th James Grogan 22lb 13oz

Good match , 16 anglers turned out,both top and bottom lakes were used, slight frost and still conditions proved challenging, The winner Andy Gray has caught on pole fished maggot Paul Ware used similar tactics for second ,Final League Table 1st Martin Turner 290pts 2nd Thomas Downing 270pts 3rd Neilsen Jeffery 235pts


15625946_598701003647440_5180716161431744750_o15493711_598704763647064_5675354535397233143_oJohn Forster caught this fine brace of perch totalling 4lb 4oz on red maggot.
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Bideford Coarse section Christmas competition.

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Every fish counts in match fishing and Bideford Club members struggled to catch any fish at all in their Christmas competition at Tarka Swims.

Bideford Coarse section Christmas competition.

Tarka Swims Winner on the day and golden peg Antony Bentley 2nd John Lovell joint 3rd John Lisle/ Ian Owen. Very tough day but all competitors left with prizes. Antony caught several small roach on pole fished maggot, John Lovell had a similar catch, 2 carp were hooked but lost.The lake is due to receive some restocking this Wednesday so the future of this wonderful club asset is assured.

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NORTH DEVON MATCH GROUP – Winter League Result

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Winter League No2 Oaktree

 1st Paul Morris 53lb 12oz 2nd Nathan Underwood 30lb 5oz 3rd John Forster 18lb 12oz 4th Kevin Shears 13lb 14oz

11 hardy soles turned out in freezing conditions , Paul Morris scored a resounding victory after a break from match fishing, Paul caught a dozen carp on long pole and maggot tactics, Nathan took his bag on similar tactics.

Thanks to Martin Turner for the results and write up.

15259213_591612687689605_6543956840357103202_o(Above) Paul Morris

15288468_591612794356261_7723895966343576070_o(Above) Nathan Underwood

15259274_591612927689581_6465365533631700701_o(Above) John Forster

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Clawford Open Result

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Clawford Fisheries open on Sunday November 27th was fished on Fletchers Lake and Edwards Lake, good weights on Edwards but hard work on Fletchers for most! Winner on the day was John Forster with 56lb 8oz from peg 8 on Edwards, Neilsen Jeffery finished second from peg 17 on Fletchers with 50lb 8oz and Chris Boulton was third with 37lb 1oz from peg 6 on Edwards, Chris was closely followed by Kier Durrant with 36lb 10oz and Steve Hayman with 35lb 14oz.
This open is run simultaneous with the Clawford winter league and the third league match will be on Sunday January 22nd as the fourth Sunday in December is not suitable for some!!
Also note we are running a open match at Clawford Fisheries with a optional stay the night deal on December 29th.

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North Devon Match Group Championship

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Oak Lake – Stafford Moor Results

1st Nielsen Jeffery 85lb 6oz 2nd Tom Downing 79lb 9oz 3rd Kevin  Shears 44lb 4th Nathan Underwood 32lb 10oz 5th Phil Watters 24lb 13oz

Well done chaps , Nielsen  caught 25 carp on corn over micros on the 13m pole , Tom  had a similar bag on same tactics with some late edge fish on bread. Conditions ,after heavy over night rain from Storm Angus were cold ,still and bright.



Bideford & District Angling Club Coarse Section November Monthly Competition.

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Many thanks to Martin Turner for his weekly Match result update

Tarka Swims

15016153_580778688773005_7866631727210812638_oCraig Lamey

Results 1st Craig Crash Lamey 22lb 9oz 2nd Antony Bentley 9lb 13oz 3rd Ian Owen 8lb 11oz 4th John Lisle 2lb 2oz

15025187_580778752106332_1121063050281654556_oAntony Bentley

15042162_580778888772985_1237646732514042226_oIan Owen

15002463_580778998772974_1021858571915197669_oJohn Lisle

Lovely weather for mid November; despite this the fishing was hard work. Craig landed 2 carp and 2 big bream on pole fished maggot to secure victory. Tony’s single carp of nearly 10lb narrowly pipped Ian’s 2 fish . The silvers pool was won by John Lisle with a single bream of 2lb 2oz .Next club comp will be the Christmas match at Tarka on Dec 11th.

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