Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse Section monthly competition on Tarka Swims Results:

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Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse Section monthly competition on Tarka Swims Results:

1st Kev Shears 22lb 1oz

2nd Colin Cherrington 21lb 1oz

3rd Martin Turner 16lb 7oz

4th Steve Ashton 16lb 3oz

5th Richard Jefferies 13lb

6th John Lisle 12lb 15oz

7th Stephen Craker 12lb 12oz

8th Keith Mountjoy 11lb 4oz

23 fished. A classic Indian summer day led to a close match on George’s lake , Kevin fished the pole with maggot on peg 13 , a late run of skimmers brought him victory, over Colin’s mainly carp net on peg 16 , third was another mixed pole net on peg 11 , Steve has caught mainly on the feeder on peg 17 for fourth spot. Richard’s bread on the pole method was fifth.

Bank Holiday Festival results (members only)

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Bank Holiday Festival results (members only)

1st Stephen Found Thornback Ray 13lb 15 1/4 160.509%

2nd Andrew Clements Thornback Ray 11lb 5 1/2 126.041%

3rd Stephen Found Thornback Ray 10lb 7 1/4 116.145%

4th Andrew Clements Bass 7lb 8 1/2 107.589%

Well done guys its been really hard work, congratulations to Steve on a new club record Thornback. Other fish caught Andrew Clements thornback 9lb 7 1/2 Jon Stevens Bull Huss 8lb 7oz and a smooth hound 8lb 2 1/2oz  Antony Smith Bass 5lb 4oz.

Decisive victory for Bideford Angling Club

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Bideford & District Angling Club versus Plymouth & District Coarse Angling Club. Wooda lakes 12 aside , BDAC 407lb PDCAC 203lb , Individuals
1st Kevin Shears 74lb 6oz
2nd Matt Cross 68lb 5oz
3rd John West 67lb 1oz
4th Richard Jefferies 65lb 4oz
5th Stephen Craker 57lb 7oz
6th Martin Turner 57lb 6oz
Kevin Shears led the team to a decisive victory with his pole caught net of carp on peg 2 ,on lake 1 , Matt was 2nd on lake 4 he would probably have topped 100lb but unfortunately lost his 3rd net through a ripped hole. John was the only Plymouth angler to make the top.8, his third place was on lake 4 nextdoor to Matt, A day of great weather added to a good match, and we hope that next year we can return to the 2-leg event. Many thanks to Stuart Sharp for allowing the  use Wooda Lakes for the Match ,
Phil Vanstone, Dave Merrett and 19 others

Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse Section August Competition, Tarka Swims ,

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Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse Section August Competition, Tarka Swims ,

1st Colin  Cherrington 31lb 10oz

2nd Martin Turner 26lb 9oz

3rd Kevin Shears 19lb 14oz

4th Les Polden 15lb 6oz

5th Martin Rushton 12lb 1oz

6th Stephen Craker 9lb 10oz

7th Keith Mountjoy 8lb 15oz.

8th Thomas Scott 8lb 14oz ,

22 fished. Conditions were very hot and still, Colin has won consecutive monthly matches this time on peg 26 fishing the pole for a good net of carp. Martin’s second place came off peg 12 fishing shallow with sloppy groundbait for a small fish net, Kevin’s found better bream and skimmers on the pole on for third off peg 8. Les continues his run with another pole caught bag from peg 11.

Bideford August Rover

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August rover results
Joint 1st Julien Stainer thin lipped mullet 4lb 2oz 103.125%
Nathan Clements plaice 2lb 1oz  103.125%
3rd Rick Eavis thick lipped mullet 3lb 6 1/4 84.765%
4th Terry Dymond smooth hound 7lb 3 71.875%
5th Antony Smith plaice 1lb 4 1/2 64.062%

Bideford -Final midweek Evening Match results :

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Many thanks to Martin for his weekly updates on Bideford Club Match’s. Where did the summer league go to its scary ….. be Turkey leagues next!!!!!

Final midweek Evening Match results :

1st Keith Mountjoy 16lb 3oz

Joint 2nd David Bailey and Martin Turner 14lb 14oz

4th Kevin Shears 14lb 7oz

5th Thomas Scott 13lb 4oz

6th Stuart Sharp 8lb 8oz

19 fished. The 8th and final midweek evening match was also fished as the pairs competition, winning pair Kevin and Thomas combined weight 27lb 11oz. Keith’s victory came from peg 9 and included some pellet waggler caught carp and bream on the margin pole, his final points tally was 60 a clear 2nd in the league, Martin’s 2nd place of small fish from peg 1 secured a league win with 73 points, The matches have been very well attended and close top weighs , many thanks to all those that have come along and helped with the safe running of these events.

Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse Section July monthly Comp results:

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1st Colin  Cherrington 33lb 11oz

2nd Keith Mountjoy 23lb 10oz

3rd Steve Bailey 19lb 4oz

4th Keith Copland 18lb 10oz

5th Richard Jefferies 16lb 13oz

6th Martin Turner 13lb 8oz

7th John Lisle 9lb 7oz

8th Tyler Scott 9lb 4oz ,

20 fished , Hot sunny conditions proved to be just perfect for Colin’s winning tactics on peg 18, he has had half his catch on the pole using meat and several good carp on the pellet waggler. Second spot was a super net of mainly smaller carp and skimmers on soft pellets on the pole by consistent Keith on peg 6. Secretary , Steve was 3rd of peg 8 with some larger specimens on the pole.

Bideford Mid week result

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Results : Evening Series match No. 5

1st Kevin Shears 16lb 1oz


Stephen Craker

14lb 7oz


Robin Glover

13lb 6oz


Martin Turner

12lb 7oz


Keith Mountjoy

10lb 11oz

6th Les Polden 8lb 11oz

20 Anglers took part. The winner of the 5th round of the evening series was Kevin , on peg 17 . He has had a nice net of skimmers and a couple of bonus carp on the pole at around 7 metres, Steve’s second spot was taken on peg 23 on hard pellets fished across to the island, Newcomer , Robin has had some cracking bream on peg 15 for a well deserved 3rd spot.

Sea Angling – Competition Results

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Appledore Shipbuilders

Sixteen members of Appledore Shipbuilders fished a blustery day to compete in their monthly rover. Chris Boon was the winner with a bass of 4lb 12oz. David Atkinson runner up with a gilthead bream of 2lb 105/8oz and third Andrew Atkinson with a smoothound of 6lb 4oz.

Andrew Atkinson – smoothound 6lb 4oz


Stephen Found secured first and second in Bideford Angling Clubs monthly Rover tempting thin lipped grey mullet of 4lb 103/4oz and 4lb 8oz. In third place was Dick Talbot with a dogfish of 2lb 12oz and forth Andrew Clements with a thick lipped grey mullet of 3lb 10oz.

Bideford & District Angling Club – Mid Week Result

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Many thanks to Martin Turner for his regular updates on Bideford Club Coarse events. For more details on Bideford Club visit my club page on link below.


BDAC Summer evening league round 4 results:

Martin Hawker

15lb 14oz

Keith Mountjoy

15lb 1oz

Stephen Craker

14lb 6oz

David Bailey

13lb 1oz

Stuart Sharp

12lb 7oz

Martin Turner

12lb 1oz

Steve Ashton

10lb 2oz ,

18 fished. Tonight’s 3 hour evening match was won by, committee member , Martin on peg 2 . His net of good quality carp fell to pole fished bread and corn , Keith continues his run with another 2nd. place to push him well clear at the top of the league. Keith used soft pellets for skimmers on peg 13 , Stephen finished a close 3rd on unfancied peg 22. Tonight’s weather was mild and breezy leading to a close match.