Bideford Angling Club Midweek evening series

Midweek evening series
Match No.5 results:
1st Nathan Underwood  48lb 0oz
2nd Roger Ackroyd  35lb 6oz
3rd Martin Turner  28lb 8oz
4th Richard Jefferies  18lb 8oz
5th Warren Thornton 17lb 7oz
6th Stephen Craker  15lb 5oz
13 club members fished.
We are , now, halfway through our summer evening series. Our members were again treated to glorious weather, and a fine display of pole fished paste by our current club champion, the seemingly unstoppable Mr. Underwood.. Nathan has weighed in a cracking net of carp off peg 13 for his third win so far.
Rogers second position was at the other end of the lake on peg 24 , his catch fell to hard pellets.
Organiser Martin, fished paste on a running line on peg 2 , for third place.
Richard was fourth on the feeder on peg retain 2nd in the league .

Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse Section Monthly competition

Bideford and District Angling Club

Coarse section monthly competition

1st Nathan Underwood  36lb 5oz
2nd Darren Polden 35lb 2oz
3rd Craig Crash Lamey  33lb 12oz
4th Paul Elworthy   28lb 10oz
5th Les Polden  26lb 4oz
6th Richard Jefferies  24lb
18 fished.
The fantastic weather continues.
This Sunday’s event has produced another close run affair , the inimitable Nathan has yet again done the business this time on peg 2 , using his favoured pole and paste approach.
Darren’s mixed net ,on peg 12, fell one fish short of victory, he had to settle for 2nd place.
Corn and paste accounted for his catch
Craig, also on the left hand bank has enjoyed a nice bag of mainly carp on peg 9 for 3rd spot.
Paul trip from Tiverton was worthwhile, taking 4th place on peg 21, his 12 points ensures his second place in the league.

Latest Coarse Results from Bideford & District Angling Club

Midweek evening competition
Round 4 results:
1st (joint) Nathan Underwood  32lb 4oz
1st (joint) David Bailey 32lb 4oz
3rd Stephen Craker  26lb 8oz
4th Roger Ackroyd  24lb 4oz
5th Richard Jefferies  23lb 6oz
6th Mike Snudden 19lb 2oz
15 fished
Our members enjoyed another beautiful evening on Tarka Swims , as we approach the half way point in the series Nathan continues his relentless dominance, with his second win this time on peg 22, pole and paste has accounted for his mainly carp net.
He didn’t have it all his own way as David made his return, with a fantastic net of larger carp on peg 9 , float fished hard pellets beside the lilly pads.
Steve’s 3rd place came to luncheon meat.
On Sunday we have our monthly competition.

Junior Competition No 1

Tarka Swims


1st Thomas Scott 11lb 10oz
2nd Alby Clements 9lb 12oz
3rd Lewis Hathaway 5lb 6oz
4th Imogen Babb 5lb 4oz
5th Ted Blight 3lb 10oz
6th Matilda Voice 3lb 7oz
7th Jenson Kiff 2lb 9oz
8th Isaiah Seddon 1lb 7oz
9th Jake Seddon 1lb 6oz
10th Bailey Brambley 1lb 3oz
11th Maci Brambley 1lb 2oz
12th Tanzin Galliver 15oz
13th Billy Butler 1oz
A scorching Saturday afternoon on Tarka swims saw our young members fish the first in their 5 match series .
Thomas, our oldest competitor, has left it late to catch the winning fish , a nice carp on peg 21 has swung the decision.
Albi ,our youngest member, has put a lovely net of fish together on peg 17 for second spot.
Lewis, fishing his first ever match came in third on peg 18.Last year’s overall champion Imogen was 4th.
A fantastic day was had by all, a special thanks to Summerlands Tackle and Quay Sports for their help with prizes , also to our senior helpers on the day.

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The winner of Stafford Moors May Festival 2023 is Tommy Hillier ! Who’s total points were 5 and a total weight of 488lb 1oz.
In 2nd place with 6 points and a total weight of 760lb 12oz was Ben Evenden.
In 3rd place with also 6 points with a total weight of 516lb 12oz was Lee Werrett.
The largest weight of the week was 302lb 10oz from Ben Evenden from peg 1 on Woodpecker lake on the final day.
The largest silver bag of the week was 51lb 9oz from David Willmott from peg 5 on Pines lake on day 1
 Jo says “A huge well done to all the winners and everyone who took part in our festival 🙏
A big thank you to everyone who helped weigh in your help is so appreciated ❤️ plus a huge thank you to everyone who has been donating into the Devon Air Ambulance fund 🚁🚁🚁🚁🚁weather it’s having a tea/ coffee or general donation it has been amazing.”

Bideford & District Angling Club Rod N Reel Match

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Today weather was lovely conditions sun was shining with light winds with only 4 anglers fishing the match. First place today went to Martin Turner on peg 16 with a magnificent bag of mix fish for a stunning weight of 63lbs 15oz caught on a float in the margins. Second place was Darren polden on peg 6 with another fantastic weight of fish for 63lbs 8oz caught on a feeder to the island 3rd place was Steve Ashton and 4th was Nathan Clements. well done to Martin Turner for such a good net of fish and thank you Martin for running the match today for me next rod and reel match is on the 25.6.23 at Tarka.

Bideford Angling Club – Mid week Coarse Match 1

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You know summers arrived when this midweek series gets underway. Before you know it the series ends and the night start drawing in again.  So lesson is to enjoy these light evening whilst you can. Many thanks to Martin Turner for his reports.
Midweek evening competition No 1.
1st Richard Jefferies  52lb 8oz
2nd Nathan Underwood  31lb 14oz
3rd Keith Mountjoy  25lb 1oz
4th Craig Crash Lamey  20lb 11oz
5th Keith Copland 19lb 8oz
A lovely early spring evening was enjoyed by the 17 members who fished the first in the 10 match series
The lake has fished exceptionally well, particularly for committee member Richard who dominated from start to finish in this 3 hour competition His all carp net was extracted from the lilly pads on peg 19. Second place Nathan used similar tactics on peg 13.
Keith fished paste on peg 26 for his third spot.