Bideford & District Angling Club Rod N Reel Match Result

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B.D.A.C Rod and Reel match results date 26.5.24 at Tarka. Today the weather was a bit sunny with a few showers and fishing was steady. 1st place today went to Richard jefferies on peg 10 with a weight of 34lbs 8oz mainly carp, 2nd place when to Stephen Paul Sheller on peg 6 with 33lbs 15oz and 3rd place was Keith copland on peg 8 with 23lbs 13oz. The next Rod and Reel match will be on the 23.6.24.

North Devon Match Group Victory

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North Devon Match Group Versus Bideford Angling Club at Stafford Moor

Bideford Angling Club at Stafford Moor Fishery using willow and oak
With 12 anglers on each
Top weight on the day was Tom Downing
Oak lake
1st Tom downing 180lb 15oz
2nd Darren polden 143lb 2oz
3rd Phillip Bailey 131lb 15oz
4th Keith Mountjoy 113lb 12oz
1st Nathan Underwood 130lb 10oz
2nd Steve Johnson 122lb 8oz
3rd Christopher Morris 109lb 14oz
4th Kevin Shears 102lb 15oz
A big well done to everyone that’s helped weighing the boards photos
Winning on the day was North Devon Match Group with 185 points and Bideford having 126 points

Bideford & District Angling Club Midweek Series Heat 2

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Hard to believe its got to that time of year already. So much so that I forgot to report on heat 1.

1st Nathan Underwood 34 lb 9oz
2nd David Bailey 24lb
3rd Mike Snudden 23 lb 10oz
4th Craig Crash Lamey 20lb 11oz
14 members fished.
A rather damp evening proved tough going for some, Nathan has bounced back to form with a convincing victory from peg 13 , paste fished into the weed bed was his chosen tactic.
David has made a successful return with a lovely net of mainly silver fish on maggot from peg 8 for 2nd spot.
Mike has caught on worms on the pole on peg 5 for 3rd place.


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Bideford Angling Club – MONTHLY ROVER

1st Andrew Clements  Wrasse 4lb 4 1/2oz 95.138%

2nd Stephen Found Wrasse 4lb 2 1/4oz  92.013%

3rd Andrew Clements Wrasse 3lb 9 3/4oz 80.207%

4th Paul Ackland Dog 2lb 4oz 75%


13 fished the May rover today.
Most of the Anglers targeted Smoothound and Rays but many reported large catches of small dogfish instantly taking the baits..
Kevin Pike did manage to catch 2 Smoothounds and these were big enough to secure first and second places. These went 7lb 11ozs and 8lb 5ozs. Josh Atkinson secured 3rd place with a Dogfish of 1lb 14ozs.


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Bidefords March  48-hour results.

1st Andrew Clements  Bull Huss 12lb 9oz 125.625%

2nd Graham Snow  Thicklipped Mullet 3lb 6oz 84.375%

3rd Graham Snow Thicklipped Mullet 3lb 4oz 81.250% 

Bull huss from Ilfracombe

Combe Martin SAC member Paul Lorrimore landed a personal best bull huss of 12lb 5oz whilst fishingf an Ilfracombe shore mark.


Combe Martin SAC Junior member Lenny Lake fished from John Barbeary’s Bluefin out of ilfracombe to boat a fine bull huss of 12lb 2oz.

Billy Evans won Appledore Shipbuilders league competition with a smoothound of 9lb 6oz. Andrew Atkinson was runner up with a smoothound of 9lb 0.25oz and Graham Snow third with a thick lipped grey mullet of 3lb 6oz.

Bideford and District Angling Club – Welcomes game fishing enthusiasts


Bideford Angling Club welcomes game fishing members to join in friendly competitions at waters across the South West. Like many club’s recruitment of younger anglers into Fly Fishing is in need of a boost. The club has access to a prime stretch of the River Torridge with salmon, sea trout and wild brown trout fishing. Adult membership is just £12.50

            The club holds six regular competitions from March through until August.

For more details contact Terry Dymond on 07585588595

Potential new members are welcome to attend the clubs presentation night at the Bideford Conservative Club on February 23rd .

More Information can be accessed via the club,s informative website : –

Game Section Competition Dates 2024


31st Mar.  Clatworthy Somerset.


28th Apr. Wimbleball Somerset.


26TH May  Roadford Devon


30th Jun. To Be Confirmed. 


28th Jul. Clatworthy Somerset


25th Aug. Colliford Cornwall.

All Comps can start when venues open. weigh in @ 4pm

If you require any further information phone Terry Dymond 07585588595.


Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse section monthly competition

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Bideford and District Angling Club

Coarse section monthly competition


1st Kevin Shears 39lb 2oz

2nd Nathan Underwood  31lb 9oz

3rd John Lisle 22lb 1oz

4th Martin Turner 19lb 14oz

5th Colin Cherrington 17lb 6oz

6th Richard Dennis 12lb 13oz

22 members fished.

A cold north westerly breeze blowing up towards the shallows greeted the competitors for this, the second match of our year-long league.

The old order was restored with the Kevin and Nathan show.!

Kev’s drawn peg 15 , one of the more sheltered spots , and pole fished maggots and sweetcorn hookbaits for a clear victory, Nathan, defending league champion , has fished on peg 9 , for second spot.

Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse section monthly competition Results:

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Bideford and District Angling Club

Coarse section monthly competition


1st Stephen Paul  Sheller 44lb 11oz

2nd Martin Turner 31lb 10oz

3rd Paul Elworthy   25lb 13oz

4th Craig Crash Lamey 22lb 12oz

5th Keith Mountjoy 21lb 7oz

6th Colin Cherrington 14lb 10oz

Bideford Club members welcomed in the new season with their first competition on George’s lake, Tarka Swims.
Typical winter conditions prevailed, cold and sleety showers, greeted the 20 members who booked in and braved the elements.
The winner, Stephen  found some large carp on peg 10 on the pole, pegging back the early lead set by Martin and Keith on the opposite side of the lake.
Martin, on peg 17 ,settled for the second spot using bomb and bread tactics.
Paul had some larger carp on peg 18 on the feeder with maggot for 3rd.
The shallower section was won by Warren Thornton with a fine near double figure carp.