North Devon Match Group Winter League No.2 @ Oaktree Fishery
1st Neilsen Jeffery 45lb 2oz
2nd Paul Ware 32lb 7oz
3rd Chris Morris 26lb 5oz
4th Colin Cherrington 23lb 2oz
5th John Lisle 21lb 4oz
6th Nathan Underwood 18lb 4oz
7th Graham Currington 14lb 4oz
8th Ken Cocks 13lb 13oz
18 fished, Neilsen Jeffery convincing victory came to corn fished in the margins on the top lake , Paul Ware second spot came to pole fished pellet also from the top lake, third and fourth places came from the bottom lake Chris Morris fished the waggler for top spot .
North Devon Match Group fished at Upper Tamar where it proved very tough going for most! very cold and with the wind forecast to blow hard onto the Cornish bank they decided to fish the early pegs on the Devon bank. Paul Elworthy fished an outstanding match winning by a country mile with 29lb 15oz, skimmers on the tip did the trick with corn on the hook, next to Paul, Graham Colman fished the same and ended up with 16lb 8oz, Neilsen Jeffery finished third with mostly perch on the whip weighing 10lb 9 oz and last in the money was Benjamin Woods who weighed in 7lb 10oz on the tip from the goarse bush peg.
Mark Cullerton won Stafford Moors October Festival that was fished over five days with a total weight of 467lb 7oz. In runner up spot was Pete Upperton with 435lb 9oz and in third Lee Werrett with 422lb.
Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse Section Monthly [email protected] Tarka Swims George’s lake: Results
1st Martin Turner 33lb 3oz
2nd Thomas Scott (junior) 29lb
3rd John Lisle 20lb 6oz
4th Kevin Shears 18lb 9oz
5th Stephen Craker 13lb 6oz
6th Tyler Scott (junior) 12lb 15oz Joint
7th Nathan Underwood and Ian Sedgwick 12lb 6oz
16 anglers fished, Today’s match produced a very close result , Martin’s catch on peg R , was made up of 6 large carp, caught on 8mm pellets and bread, tipped the balance. Junior member Thomas Scott has really sorted out the notorious peg L and had a terrific bag of mainly carp on red maggots on the pole for second overall. John Lisle has come in third another carp net and fourth with a great net of silverfish and small carp was Kevin Shears. Fifth spot went to Stephen Craker a long pole and punch, Tyler Scott came in 6th. Weather was damp and breezy this seems to have encouraged the larger carp to feed.
Many thanks to the Summerlands Team for welcoming me into their treasure trove of fishing tackle to promote my book “I Caught A Glimpse”. It was an enjoyable couple of hours spent chatting with local anglers and reminded me of the importance of tackle shops in maintaining angling rich community.
Woods and Ford win £2000 at Upper Tamar’s Mainline carp open
The third and final Mainline Baits carp open pairs at Upper Tamar took place from 4-6 October. 33 pairs turned out for the final event of the year with £3500 up for grabs. Anglers chose their swims, collected a mainline goody bag and were transported to their pegs. Fishing began at 4pm on the Friday and ended after 45 hours at 1pm on the Sunday.
The weather was rough to say the least, very strong winds hammered the anglers through Friday evening giving way to a much calmer Saturday and Sunday. The fishing was hard, but this made for a really great competition which went right down to the wire.
Nigel Woods and Rich Ford (Launceston) scooped the top prize of £2000 with 4 carp for a weight of 49lb 1oz from peg 20 on the Cornwall bank. Nigel and Rich’s win followed on from winning the July competition and finishing third in the March event to cap a fine year at the prolific venue.
They held off a fantastic late flurry from Dave Bellew and Steve Lovell (Somerset) who caught three fish on the Sunday morning to finish on 47lbs 12oz and less than 2lb behind the winners. Dave and Steve collected £1000 for the runners up spot.
Jeff Watts and Simon Sweet (St Austell) were third and won £500 for their 3 carp with a total weight of 30lbs 13oz.
Largest fish winning 2kg of Mainline spod and PVA mix was Daniel Comaneci (London) who had a cracking 21lb 14oz mirror carp. Smallest fish, winning 2kg of Mainline spod and PVA mix was Karl Yates (Bude) who had a 9lb 13oz common carp.
Section winners winning 5kg of Mainline freezer baits boilies were:
Mervyn Beal and Danny Peters
Jamie Rusling and Nick White
Ben and Matt Cooper
Daniel and Tiberiu Comaneci
Massive thank you to Mainline Baits for their sponsorship.
The next Mainline pairs competition is 27-29 March 2020 and bookings can be made on 01566 771930.
North Devon Match Group Winter League No. 1 @ Wooda Fishery
1st Paul Morris 73lb 14oz
2nd Colin Cherrington 53lb 10oz
3rd Kevin Shears 47lb 14oz
4th Shaun Stenton 44lb 6oz
5th Damian Lawrence39lb 15oz
6th Ian Croxton 31lb 0oz
7th Wayne Murton 30 lb 6 oz
8th Chris Morris 29lb 8oz
9th Keith Copland 29lb 1oz
16 fished, Paul Morris has begun the Winter League campaign with a resounding victory on peg 2 ,the reed beds on lake 3 , he has fished the short pole with pellets , and switched to shallow occasionally.2nd place went to Colin on peg 9 beside the inlet on pool 4 , again a short pole job. Kevin’s 3rd place was on peg 3 on pool 3. Conditions were breezy but dry, and Wooda Fishery again produced a good match.
Bude Canal Angler Club v North Devon Match Group 2nd leg @ Bude Canal .
Bude take victory 164 points to 136. Overall 321 to 276. Despite filling the top 3 individual places NDMG lost their away leg on a very windy canal, Chris Morris sat on peg 19 on the bottom basin and landed a 15lb 2oz net of bream on the groundbait feeder for victory, 2nd John Lisle ,on the top basin , 13lb 8oz including a 10lb carp , 3rd spot also on the top basin was Kevin Shears with a pole caught 8lb 10oz . Top Bude rod Mark Gratton 8lb 6oz peg 16, Well done Bude a thoughly well deserved victory. Thanks Simon John Allen and the Brendon Arms .