Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse Section Monthly Competition

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Bideford and District Angling Club
Coarse section monthly competition
. November 12th

1st Martin Turner 48lb 5oz

2nd Keith Copland 26lb12oz

3rd Colin Cherrington 26lb 5oz

4th Craig lamey 25lb 6oz

5th Les Polden 24lb 13oz

6th Stephen Paul Sheller 24lb 4oz

15 members fished.

Remembrance Sunday produced another close match on George’s lake , Tarka Swims.
Match organiser Martin made use of an empty peg next door, his all carp catch was made using bomb and pellet and short pole tactics on peg number 18.
The rest of the field was very close , with 2lb separating the next 5 places.
Keith on peg 13 came in second with a pole catch closely followed by Colin on adjoining peg 12.
Conditions were blustery and wet although the sky brightened briefly for our weight in .
Next competition is the rod n reel 26th November, followed by our Christmas match on 10th December.
Reminder if you book in to our competitions please inform the organisers if you are unable to attend.


Bideford November’s Rover results

1st Stephen Found Flounder 2lb 4oz 112.4%

2nd Jon Stevens Thornback Ray  101.041%

3rd joint Andrew Clements  & Stephen Found Flounder 1lb 13 1/2 92.187%

Appledore Shipbuilders Monthly Sea Rover Results

15 members fished the November Rover today.

Some challenging conditions both at sea and In the rivers but most anglers managed to find a few fish. Reports of a lot of tiny bass pinching the baits for the people targetting Flounders and several flounders caught around the 1lb mark.

Best Flounder weighed in was 1lb 10 1/2ozs which wasn’t quite big enough to place.

Winner today was Josh Atkinson with a Bull Huss of 9lb 8ozs. Josh also managed to take 2nd place with another Huss of 9lb 3 3/4ozs.

Andrew Atkinson picked up the final place also with a Bull Huss of 8lb 9 1/4ozs.

Barnstaple Triple Hook Club Open Flounder – Result

1st Mario Manley – Flounder 1lb 77/8oz

2nd Mark Hancock flounder 1lb 73/4oz

3rd – Robbie Hancock – Flounder 1lb 51/4oz

Bideford and District Angling Club October Coarse Section Monthly Competition.

Bideford and District Angling Club
October coarse section monthly competition.
1st Kevin Shears 39lb 4oz
2nd Stephen Sheller 32lb 14oz
3rd Martin Turner 31lb 3oz
4th Stefan Clarke 29lb 3oz
5th Les Polden 28lb 10oz
15 members fished.
A number of our regular match anglers were unable to attend this month’s match. This allowed us to use only the deeper pegs ,this ensured one of the closest competitions of the season.
Kevin has fished a great match, putting almost 17 pounds of quality silver fish in one net, added to the some carp for a clear victory.
He has fished a short pole with corn and maggots over 4mm pellets on peg 14 .
Peg 12 ,saw Stephen land mainly carp on paste for 2nd prize.
Martin has fafted around on pole,feeder and waggler for third spot on peg 15.
Kevin moves up one place into second spot in the league.


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Today 10 anglers fished today match and the weather was dry and very windy, fishing was good with some very good weights of fish caught. First place today went to Craig Lamey with fantastic weight of 67lbs 12oz fishing on peg 19 on the feeder with maggot. Second place was Richard Jefferies on peg 14 with 42lbs 2oz fishing the feeder with maggot, 3rd place was Roger Ackroyd 33lbs 11oz on peg 24 and 4th place went to Antony Bentley with 33lbs 10oz.


September monthly competition

Tarka Swims

1st Martin Turner 27lb 8oz

2nd Les Polden 23lb 13oz

3rd Keith Mountjoy 23lb 7oz

4th Darren Polden 20lb 10oz

5th Roger Ackroyd 19lb 10oz

6th Nathan Underwood 18lb 10oz

7th Paul Elworthy 17lb 4oz

8th Mike Snudden 17lb 1oz

20 club members fished

The September competition traditionally produces some big catches , but the torrential rain and accompanying thunderstorm, for the first couple of hours seemed to have dampened their appetites..
Match organiser Martin had a very slow start on “golden peg” 6 , but eventually did just enough to scoop victory, with mainly carp in the margins and various baits over hemp and micro pellets.
Les on peg 8 fished similarly for the second spot.
Keith had some late bonus carp on peg 21 to take third spot.
A close match , with a couple of good fish for any of the top ten making a big difference.

BIdeford Angling Club – 48 hour Result – Huge gilthead!

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August 48-hour results 

Nathan Clements was delighted to catch a huge gilthead bream scaling 8lb 2.25oz to win Bideford Angling Clubs 48hour roving sea match. This is one of the biggest gilthead bream recorded so far this summer from the  South West coast and sets a new club record for BIdeford Angling Club.  The weekends competition also saw numerous specimen smoothound caught and specimen small eyed ray.

1st Nathan Clements Gilthead bream

8lb 2 1/4oz


2nd Tony Gussin Smoothhound 13lb 15 1/2oz 139.687%

3rd  Tony Gussin Smoothhound 12lb 6oz 123.750%

Other fish caught 

Jon Stevens Small-eyed Ray 10lb 12 1/2oz

Julien Stainer Smoothhounds 10lb 5 + 10lb 15oz

Andrew Clements   Smoothhound 10lb 5oz

Antony Smith Smoothhound 11lb 7oz

Bideford and District Angling Club Junior Competition No. 4

Bideford and District Angling Club
Junior Competition No. 4
Tarka Swims
1st Brodie Allen 23lb 6oz
2nd Findley Huggins 17lb 10oz
3rd Jenson Kiff 13lb 8oz
4th Imogen Babb 13lb 1oz
5th Ted Blight 11lb 12oz
6th Bailly Brambley 9lb 10oz
7th Maci Brambley 8lb 4oz
8th Willow Davies. 4lb 15oz
9th Billy Butler 4lb 14oz
10th. Leo Davies 3lb 3oz
11th Albi Clements 2lb 9oz
12th Lewis Hathaway 2lb 8oz
13th Brodie Daniel 2lb 4oz
14th Amelia Bell 1lb 10oz
15th Metida Voice 13oz
16th Tash Hawkins 9oz
17th Fletcher Hawkins 8oz
Despite the fierce winds our junior members turned out in force for the penultimate competition of the junior calendar, over half the pegs on George’s lake were used.!
Poles and rods were gripped tightly as storm “Antoni” did it’s best to spoil the day.
Brodie, on peg 15 , put a cracking net of mainly carp on the scales to win the day. Paste on the pole his tactics.
Second spot went to Findley on peg 8 , his chosen tactic to combat the high winds was a method feeder.
Jenson fished similarly on peg 11 for a well earned third spot.
Despite some very challenging conditions the youngsters all managed to weigh in, well done all.
Martin Cox Bait tech for their generosity.
Also our helpers on the day.


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Jon Stevens took first and second in Bideford Angling Clubs Monthly sea rover with  specimen smoothound of 10lb 10oz and 10lb 1oz. Andrew Clements was runner up with a small eyed ray of 8lb 14oz and Antony Smith forth with a smoothound of 8lb 11.5oz.

Several anglers fished Appledore Shipbuilders August Rover but no fish of over 60% were registered. Members did catch several small bass conger and huss.

Bideford and District Angling Club Evening Pairs Competition

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Bideford and District Angling Club

Evening Pairs Competition


1st Craig Crash Lamey  /Roger Ackroy 44lb 7oz
2nd DarrenPolden /Mike Snudden 41lb 8oz
3rd Keith Mountjoy/Antony Bentley 36lb 14oz
4th Martin Turner / David Bailey 34lb 8oz
5th Reg Sutton/Kevin Shears 33lb 11oz
6th Les Polden/ Keith Copland. 33b 10oz
7th Warren Thornton /Nathan Underwood 28lb 5oz
8th Steve Ashton /Richard Jeffries. 27lb 9oz
16 fished
Our run of great weather came to an abrupt end on this the final evening competition of the year, the rain pessisted throughout the whole event, however some great nets were brought to the scales, Craig and Roger’s combined total caught on pegs 1and 15 respectively, was enough to scoop the honours.
Top weight on the night went to Kevin on peg 19 , his 33lb fell to paste on the pole in the lillypads.