Bideford and District Angling Club Junior Competition No.4. :

Bideford Angling Club have done a sterling job in helping to promote angling amongst their Junior membership throughout the summer.
Results :
1st Thomas Scott  15lb 14oz
2nd Mia Bell 10lb 4oz
3rd Tyler Scott  10lb
4th Lilly Bell 9lb 14oz
5th Adam Wheeler  8lb 9oz
6th Charlie Heddon 6lb 5oz .
Lucky, the pessimistic weather forecast proved unfounded , and our Juniors enjoyed another lovely afternoon on Georges lake . Thomas fished the pole on peg 17 with corn for a great net of skimmers to win the last match of the series. Mia fished her first match on peg 16 and added a 3lb carp to her net of tench to finish 2nd. The final points tally resulted in a draw in the over 14’s for first place between the Scott brothers , 56 points apiece.Count back on weigh saw Thomas take the Gold medal. In the under 14’s category Charlie Heddon collected Gold with 42 points.
Huge well done to all competitors and helpers for making this event possible. Thanks to BaitTech, for generous donations of prizes , Mervyn Beal for sponsoring the medals also to Summerlands for their support.

Bideford Angling Club – Monthly Competition Result

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July monthly competition Tarka swims results:
1st Nathan Underwood  50lb 8oz
2nd Mike Snudden 34lb 3oz
3rd Richard Jefferies 21lb 15oz
Joint 4th Kevin Shears and Keith Mountjoy  21lb 13oz
6th Colin Cherrington 21lb 1oz .
20 fished  in Sundays competition, held in mild but wet conditions.  Nathan’s terrific bag of carp and bream where caught on sweetcorn in the margins on peg14, Mike on the adjoining peg continues his great run with a similar catch . Richard got to grips with peg 18 for 3rd spot. The lake has once again produced excellent returns.

Bideford and District Angling Club Versus Plymouth and District Coarse angling Club .

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Bideford and District Angling Club Versus Plymouth and District Coarse angling Club .
Results :
1st Martin Turner   16lb 4oz
2nd Pat Whymn 9lb 4oz
3rd Nick Newns  6lb
4th Keith Mountjoy 4lb 10oz
5th Richard Jefferies  4lb 8oz
Overall PADCAC 28lb 14oz BDAC 34lb 9oz
Ten club members ,representing our club, travelled to Cadover Lake on the edge of bodmin moor to fish the first leg of our annual interclub event. Humid conditions found the deep venues fish stocks in a tricky mood, Team captain ,Martin , landed the best individual catch of roach and skimmers on the pole , Second was Pat who’s catch included a fine 5lb bream. We must thank our hosts from Plymouth and look forward to the return leg on Tarka Swims on 31st of July.


Well done to Bideford for their efforts in promoting angling to a young generation.

Junior event No. 3 Results Over 14s

1st Adam Wheeler 8lb 5oz

2nd Tyler Scott 7lb 10oz

3rd Thomas Scott 6lb 12oz

Under 14 age group 1st Charlie Heddon 10lb 3oz 2nd Brodie Allin 8lb 12oz .

Using pegs 4 to 11 the junior event produced some great catches, in this , the third match of the series. Top weight on the day was youngster Charlie with a lovely double figure net of skimmers and tench ( and terch! ) on peg 7 in the 3 hour competition . Prizes were kindly donated by BaitTech and Summerlands.

Bideford Angling Club – Evening League Result

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BDAC Evening Competition No.7 : Results

1st Mike Snudden  33lb 9oz

2nd Craig Crash Lamey   22lb 1oz

3rd Graham Curnow  20lb 6oz

4th Martin Turner 17lb 6oz

5th Keith Mountjoy 16lb 7oz

6th  David Bailey 16lb 3oz ,

20 fished on another fine summer evening on Georges lake , Mike on, peg 10, has landed a terrific bag of bream in the 3hour contest to secure his second win in the series. His short pole worm approach seems to find the quality silver fish. Elsewhere carp have put in an appearance, Craig’s 2nd place net off peg 15 consisted 4 decent carp on meat, just pipping Graham’s method feeder carp catch on peg 6. Over half the field have weighed in double figure catches. With 3 matches remaining Nathan clings on to the lead 74 points to Steve Johnson 73 , and Martin Turner on 70.

Bideford & District Angling Club – Junior Competition Round 2 Result

All credit to Bideford Angling Club in organising this fabulous competition for the clubs Junior members. many thanks to Martin Turner for the report.

   BDAC Junior Competition No2 held today at Tarka swims .

Results:Over 14s

1st Tyler Scott 11lb 10oz

2nd Thomas Scott 10lb 12oz

3rd Joe Westcott 5lb 13oz

4th Adam Wheeler  1lb 10oz

Under 14’s

1st Brodie Allin 9lb 10oz

2nd Thomas Conibear 2lb 15oz

3rd Harry Mounce 2lb.

Lovely afternoon for this 3 hour event held on the shallower pegs on Georges lake , the Scott brothers shared the top spots again , with Tyler coming out best this time on peg 25 , a nice bag of tench crucians and rudd topped off with a 5lb carp. Thomas was second with mainly skimmers on peg 5. Star of the show was 6 year old Brodie on his first match, winning the under 14’s off peg 2 with a great net of fish all caught on a short pole .We must again thank Summerlands and Bait Tek for their kind support with prizes.

Bideford Angler Club – Evening league

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Evening Comp. No. 5 Tarka swims, results:

1st Les Polden  23lb 7oz

2nd Antony Bentley 22lb 9oz

3rd  Steve Johnson 22lb 6oz

4th Martin Turner 21lb 7oz

5th Kevin Shears 15lb 8oz

6th Tyler Scott 14lb 10oz .

19 anglers fished , conditions were perfect and winner tonight is, veteran, Les on peg 4 with a lovely bag of roach to add to his carp net . Second spot was filled by Benny with an all bream catch on corn from peg 11 , Consistent Steve made 3rd on peg 18 with a skimmer bream net on short pole with maggot.

Bideford and District Angling Club Monthly competition results:

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Bideford and District Angling Club Monthly competition results:

1st Nathan Underwood 36lb 2oz

2nd  Steve Johnson 23lb 3oz

3rd Kevin Shears 21lb 6oz

4th Richard Jefferies 18lb 9oz

5th  Stephen Sheller 18lb 2oz

6th  Stephen Craker 17lb 4oz

Conditions very hot light southerly , Georges lake at Tarka swims produced another good match Nathan drew peg 26 in the shallow end and put a terrific net of smaller carp ,tench and a couple of larger bonus carp ,on the scales for a convincing victory. All caught on the pole to corn. Steve’s net of silver fish from peg 20 secured second place. Kevin fished the pole with maggot from peg 12 for third. These 3 anglers now dominate the league after 2 matches .