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Martin Turner won North Devon Match Groups summer league match at Jennets Reservoir with a fine net of roach scaling 27lb 15oz. Thomas Downing was runner up with 20lb and Christopher Morris third with 17lb 2oz. The winning net of roach was put together using pole fished hemp and caster tactics.

Martin Turner
Martin Turner



Bideford Midweek result and look back ten years!

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Bideford and District Angling Clubs midweek competition on their home water Tarka Swims saw John Lovell secure first place with a net of 8lb 11oz. In second was Martin Turner with 6lb 1oz and third Keith Copeland with 2lb 6oz. Eleven members fished on a wet and windy night.

Sadly there are no pictures this week as club photographer Martin Turner had a malfunction with his camera. However looking back through my back catalog I have found a few pictures of the lakes opening day on May 7th 2006. The lake has matured well in the past 10 years and has been a great success for the club.

Tarka Swims 2006
Tarka Swims 2006                
Opening Day
Opening Day
Opening Day
Opening Day
Tarka Swims – 2016

Stafford Moor – Open results

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Sundays Open Results from Stafford Moor’s open match on Tanners and Woodpecker lakes . Jo Coombes writes-  “continental payout so I have written the results out as they should be as my computer guy is still trying to sort out a system where I can have it showing a normal match payout and a continental payout.
We had 31 guys fishing , weather was rain all day !”

Dave Stockton
Dave Stockton

winner of the day was Dave Stockton Woodpecker peg 6 with 176lb 11oz
2nd place was Keith Needham Tanners peg 3 with 94lb 8oz
3rd place was Tim Hagg Woodpecker peg 3 with 123lb 11oz
4th place was Kevin Osbourne Tanners peg 18 with 94lb 3oz
Silvers winners was Ron Hardiman Tanners peg 6 with 19lb 6oz and also from Woodpecker lake Bruce Hunt peg 8 with 19lb 8oz
Section winners were :
Pete Vernon Woodpecker peg 20 with 87lb 14oz
Gary Mealing Woodpecker peg 10 with 70lb 4oz
Steve Pearce Tanners peg 20 with 76lb
Keith Hillier Tanners peg 35 with 93lb 7oz

Stafford Moor Mid Week Open

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Winning bag for Ricky Johnston
Winning bag for Ricky Johnston

The mid week open fished on Tanners & Woodpecker. Had a continental payout.

Winner of the day was Ricky Johnston on Woodpecker lake peg 6 with 134lb 10oz fishing 8mm pellet on the bombing the edge.

2nd place was John Traynor Tanners lake peg 3 with 129lb 10oz fed 8mm & fished 11mm pellet.

3rd place was Dave Stockton woodpecker peg 8 with 74lb 3oz fishing the waggler

4th place was Adrian Wyatt Tanners peg 18 with 127lb 6oz fished 8mm pellet waggler & bomb

5th place was Scott Wilson Woodpecker peg 34 with 62lb 1oz

6th place was Lee Thomas Tanners peg 36 with 125lb 1oz fishing 8mm wag & lead

Stafford Moor Sunday Open Result

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The latest result from Stafford Moor was reported to me by the enthusiastic owner Joanne Combes

Tanners and Woodpecker lakes had a field of 39 fishing in Stafford Moor’s Sunday Open on June 19th.
Weather conditions: rain all day!

Chris Davis - Winner of Stafford Moor's Sunday Open
Chris Davis – Winner of Stafford Moor’s Sunday Open

1st Chris Davis Woodpecker peg 17 with 176lb 7oz( fishing 8mm into the bank)
2nd Ricky Johnston Tanners peg 36 with 131lb 2oz ( fishing 8mm on the lead)
3rd John Heath Woodpecker peg 34 with 86lb 15oz (fishing 8mm on the lead)
4th Mark Hayman Tanners peg 18 with 113lb 1oz (fishing 8mm pellet waggler)
5th Phil Hardwick Woodpecker peg with 86lb 2oz ( fishing down the edge)
6th Mike Kempson Tanners peg 1 with 100lb 5oz

Silvers winners:
Dave Panny Tanners peg 34 with 20lb 3oz
Bruce Hunt Woodpecker peg 16 with 28lb 9oz

Section winners :
Lee Hicking Woodpecker peg 3 with 69lb 7oz
Dave Stockton Woodpecker peg 22 with 82lb 11
John Traynor Tanners peg 3 with 97lb 5oz
Dave Vigus Tanners peg 20 with 59lb 13oz


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Martin Turner
Martin Turner

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.




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Kevin Shears
Kevin Shears

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.


Stafford Moor – Results round up – Week ending June 12th

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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.