Bideford Angling Club – Junior Fishing Event

Junior results, Tarka Swims George’s Lake.

1st  Thomas Scott 10lb 8oz

2nd Charlie Evans 3lb 9oz

3rd Tyler Scott   2lb 7oz.

The Saturday afternoon 3 hour competition was fished in warm blustery conditions , Thomas drew the end peg Q and took victory with a nice carp on the feeder and a good bream on the pole and corn, Charlie’s had a nice net of smaller fish on the pole on peg U . Third spot went to Tyler on peg S. The winner of the 4 match series was Tyler Scott

Bideford & District Angling Club – Coarse Section Monthly

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Tarka Swims George’s lake. BDAC Coarse Section Monthly.

1st Martin Turner 31lb 3oz

2nd Stephen Craker 24lb 5oz

3rd Steve Bailey 21lb 8oz

4th Pete Slade 17lb 14oz

5th John Lisle 16lb 8oz

6th John Bailey 16lb 4oz

14 fished August monthly competition , the bright breezy conditions were interrupted with heavy showers. Tarka has fished well , plenty of fish of all species were brought to the scales. The winner, Martin Turner landed 3 larger carp , and a bag of bream and roach off of peg I , Stephen Craker drew peg X and dispite wrecking another top 4 managed to wrestle out 5 bruisers on pellets, Steve Bailey sat on peg P and pole fished corn in the margins landing a mainly bream net for 3rd. Pete Slade’s 4th place from peg U was made up of over 200 smaller fish caught on the pole.5th and 6th were on opposite sides of the deeper end of lake.

Bideford & District Angling Club V PLYMOUTH – Bideford Win Overall!

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Tarka Swims George’s Lake.
The team results PDCAC 73lb 5oz BDAC 58lb 2oz

After the 2 legs Bideford 122lb 4oz Plymouth 116lb 7oz .

Individual results 1st Martin Rushton Bid. 17lb

2nd Bill Crossman Plymouth 15lb 7oz

3rd John Moore  Plymouth 13lb 6oz

4th Richard Billingham. Plymouth 11lb 10oz

5th Ronnie Moore  Plymouth 11lb 2oz

Bideford hosted the 2nd leg of our annual event 25 anglers took part. The weather was warm with occasional showers . Martin drew peg B and fished the pole shallow in the lillies for a fine net of carp for top spot. The next 4 places were taken by Plymouth anglers Bill was second overall with a lovely net of feeder caught bream of peg Q. John had 2 good carp on peg X for 3rd ,another skimmer net on the feeder on peg N secured 4th place for Richard.


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Bideford Rover Results

1st Julien Stainer trigger 3lb 13 127.083%

2nd Jon Stevens rockling 1lb 10 1/2 110.417%

3rd Tarrant Wotton trigger 3lb 3 1/2 107.291%

4th Paul Downing smooth hound 10lb 6 1/8 103.853%

5th Paul Downing smooth hound 10lb 3 1/8 101.953%

6th Terry Dymond smooth hound 8lb 6 85.750%

Appledore Shipbuilders Monthly Rover

1st Andrew Atkinson  – Smoothound 12lb 95/8oz

2nd & 3rd – Thomas Atkinson -smoothound 9lb 14oz and 6lb 15oz

 Junior Event @ Tarka Swims George’s Lake results:

1st Tyler Scott 11lb 7oz

2nd Charles Evans 4lb 9oz

3rd Thomas Scott 3lb 13oz

Our 3 hour junior event was the third in the summer series, Tyler Scott has fished peg U and landed a near 10lb carp early in the match, this specimen plus some smaller fish secured victory. Young Charles on the adjoining peg, V has pole fished to a very respectable 2nd spot.  Thomas Scott put together a good net for third.

Bideford Evening Match League – Final Night Result

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Find below excellent report as always from Martin Turner. Always a bit depressing to see that the summer evening league has come to an end, where is this summer going!!!!!

Final Evening Match Results @ Tarka Swims , George’s Lake.

1st David Bailey 21lb 15oz

2nd Martin Turner 10lb 7oz

3rd Richard Jefferies 7lb 8oz

4th Reg Sutton 7lb 4oz

5th Kevin Shears 5lb 11oz .

The final match in our 10 match evening series, was fished by 14 anglers. The winner on the night was David Bailey on peg P he has fished a great match on a straight lead with sweetcorn for a net of bream and one good carp. Second on the night and winner of the league was  Martin Turner on peg H with a net of mainly roach on pole fished caster , Richard Jefferies arrived late to take his place on peg R and landed a good carp on shallow pole fished maggot, this ensured his 2nd place in the league. Reg landed 2 carp on peg B on pellets for 4th spot.

Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse section July’s monthly competition @ Tarka Swims

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Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse section July’s monthly competition @ Tarka Swims


1st Stephen Craker 12lb 10oz

2nd Peter Slade 9lb 3oz

3rd Mike Snudden 8lb 8oz

4th Dean Silford 5lb 4oz

5th Martin Turner 3lb15oz

17 fished . Hot still conditions meant that Tarka proved quite tricky although a few of the better carp had a nibble. Stephen Craker followed up a victory from last week with another. His catch from peg B and included 2 good carp on the pole on bread. His neighbour on peg A , Pete landed a nice net of small carp plus a larger bonus one on the pole on bread for second.3rd spot went to our new member Mike Snudden on peg R who had 2 good carp. Dean Siford managed 4th spot unluckily lossing a good fish on the final whistle,

Bideford Angling Club Mid Week Match

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Evening match @ Tarka Swims 15 fished

1st Kevin Shears 14lb 5oz

2nd Colin Gorman 6lb 14oz

3rd Martin Hawker 6lb 4oz

4th Martin Turner   6lb 1oz

5th Ian Owen 5lb 6oz

6th lan Sedgwick 2lb 14oz

The penultimate match in the 10 match series was won by Kevin Shears on peg S ,he has landed an early carp on the pellet waggler then backed up with a net of bream on the pole on soft pellets. Colin Gorman , on the next peg has also had a carp and some bream on the feeder for best of the chasing pack. Martin Hawker has drawn the shallower peg B and landed carp plus tench on the pole on pellets for 3rd . Martin Turner has drawn peg N and caught a net of small fish shallow , this keeps him 6 points clear in the league with 1 match remaining.