Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse Section- Wooda Lakes

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Match results @ Wooda Lakes,

1st Martin Turner 55lb 6oz

2nd Thomas Scott 32lb 8oz

3rd Steve Bailey 31lb 15oz

4th Keith Copland 25lb 4oz

5th David Bailey 23lb 9oz

6th Colin Gorman 19lb 11oz

7th  Ian Owen  15lb 7 oz

8th John Lisle 14lb 11oz ,

14 keen members endured another Sunday of wind and rain. The prolific Wooda Lakes produced the goods again!  Martin Turner   fished on lake 4, alternating between feeder and margin pole , a 20 carp net sealed victory, Second place and top weight on lake 3 was another pole caught 11 carp net for up and coming Junior member Thomas Scott , Our Secretary Steve also on lake 3 found some nice edge dwelling carp in the closing stages of the event for third spot. April’s monthly match see’s us back at Tarka Swims.

Sea Angling Round up.

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Combe Martin SAC – Winter Rover 2 

George Hunton secured victory in Combe Martin SAC’s Winter Rover 2 landing a Bull Huss of 8lb 7oz. In runner up spot was Mark Jones with a thornback ray of 8lb 8oz. Plenty of other fish were caught by the nine anglers who fished including dogfish, conger and rockling.

Bideford Angling Club 24 hour results

1st Antony Smith spotted ray 4lb 8 1/2oz

BIDEFORD & DISTRICT ANGLING CLUB PRESENTATION NIGHT

It was a pleasure once again for Pauline and I to attend Bideford & District Angling Clubs presentation night and to be made so welcome. Such events are vitally important to the social fibre of angling clubs enabling members and families to join together to enjoy a little fun and banter whilst reflecting on the achievements made by members throughout the year. It is not just about the fish caught but also about recognising the huge amount of effort invested by club members. BIdeford Club is a long established club that has its own waters for coarse anglers, a thriving sea section and a game section that travels across the South West to target trout on the fly.

There were some outstanding fish caught throughout 2019 including a bass of 15lb 6oz to the rod of Tarrant Wotton, a club record couch’s bream of 15oz to the rod of Nathan Clements and a rainbow trout of 14lb 11oz to Matt Sander. John McCullum won the Clubs Game Fishing Trophy with 49 points. Martin Turner secured the clubs Match Mans Cup with 108 points and young Tyler Scott won the club Sam Vaughan Cup for most Match points by a Junior with 42 points. Dick Talbot won the clubs sea league with 49 points. There were a huge number of certificates awarded and trophies congratulations to all of the winners. Let’s hope 2020 is just as productive for club members.

A winner takes all raffle was won by Reg Sutton who kindly donated the proceeds to the RNLI in memory of local angler Cameron Atkinson who sadly lost his life late in 2019.

WEEKEND COMPETITION SEA ANGLING ROUND UP

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Bideford Angling Club Rover results

1st Paul Ackland – Golden Grey Mullet 1lb 8oz 75%
2nd Dick Talbot   Dog fish 2lb 2oz  70.833%

End of season results
1st Dick Talbot dogfish 2lb 2oz  70.833%

Combe Martin SAC – Six Hour Rover

Thirteen anglers fished CMSAC’s six-hour rover on February 1st and the fishing proved hard going with strong winds and heavy rain throughout much of the night. Dogfish dominated catches with Jonathon Stanway securing top spot with a dog of 2lb 3oz. In runner up spot was Daniel Welch with a doggie of 2lb and Mark Tossel third with a doggie of 1lb 14oz.

Appledore Shipbuilders Monthly Rover

Appledore Shipbuilders travelled far and wide across the South West to find their fish and fish more associated with the summer months won.

1st -James Atkinson – mackerel 1lb 5/8oz

2nd – Kevin Pike – bass 5lb 3oz ( returned in line with current regulations)

3rd – James Atkinson -mackerel 14oz

Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse Section Monthly competition No 1 results::

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Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse Section Monthly competition No 1 results::

1st Keith Copland 50lb 14oz

2nd John Lisle  39lb 10oz

3rd Martin Turner 36lb 2oz

4th Richard Jefferies  35lb 10oz

5th Tom Scott 23lb 12oz

6th David Bailey 19lb 10oz

7th Reg Sutton 17lb 3oz

8th  Ian Owen 15lb 9oz

14 club members fished @ Lakeview Morchard Road. Conditions , for our first match of the new season, blustery and damp but the small carp were in an obliging mood for some. Keith made no mistakes on peg 2 and fished the long pole, double white maggot over micros for a convincing victory. Second spot went to John who fished peg 12 with a small groundbait feeder, Martin fished the pole on peg 3 with maggots for third place.

SEA ANGLING ROUND UP

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Sea Anglers are having to dodge the storms to find quality fish along the coast. Great care needs to be taken when choosing where to fish during these difficult conditions with long handled nets and sound warm waterproof clothing essential.

Kevin Legge won Combe Martin SACs Winter Rover 1 with a fine specimen Bull Huss scaling 11lb 7oz. Mark Jones was runner up with a small eyed ray of 9lb 3oz and Kevin third with another Bull Huss of 8lb 11oz. Fishing was generally hard going with quality fish hard to find. Nick Phillips caught a pleasing pollock of 3lb 9oz for forth place and David Jenkins targeted estuary flounder to take fifth place with a flounder of 1lb 61/2oz. Members also caught codling, whiting, pouting, rockling, small conger and the inevitable dogfish.

BIDEFORD COD COMPETITION

Dick Talbot secured first and second place in Bideford Angling Clubs cod competition landing codling of 2lb 0.5oz and 1lb 12oz.

SEA ANGLING ROUND UP

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Sea anglers have been having a difficult time recently with specimen fish hard to find despite good conditions. There has been a good bit of variety however with bass, codling and ray amongst catches. One of Sea Anglings greatest attributes is undoubtedly the unknown highlighted by the 3lb 2.5oz ling caught by Jon Stevens in Bideford Angling Clubs Rover

Bideford Angling Club – January Rover Results

1st Terry Dymond Flounder 1lb 10oz 1/4 82.031%

2nd Antony Smith Thornback Ray 6lb 9oz 72.916%

3rd Jon Stevens ling 3lb 2 1/2oz 70.138%

4th Nathan Clements Thornback Ray 5lb 15 1/2oz 66.319%

Appledore Shipbuilders January Rover Results

1st – Andrew Atkinson Flounder 2lb 5 1/2oz
2nd – Josh Atkinson Flounder 2lb 2 1/4oz
3rd – Graham Fisher Flounder 1lb 15 1/2oz

Combe Martin SAC members have been out chasing those winter fish. Lure fishing enthusiast Mark Jones has sett himself a challenge to catch bass in every month of the year and has got off to a great start tempting these two bass to tick off January.
( Below) Ross Stanway enjoyed winter success of a more traditional type landing this plump codling.

SEA ANGLING COMPETITION ROUND UP

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Combe Martin SAC – Christmas Competition

Kevin Legge secured top spot In Combe Sea Angling Clubs Christmas Competition with a fine specimen bull huss scaling 11lb 12oz. Members endured some stormy conditions during the competition with a heavy swell battering the coast. Mark Jones was runner up with a small eyed ray of 9lb 6oz.

Third – Alex Mcleish – bull huss 6lb 3oz

Forth Dan Welch – small eyed ray – 6lb

Fifth – Dan Welch – dogfish – 1lb 12oz

Sixth – Ross Stanway – dogfish – 1lb 10oz.

BIDEFORD 24 hour results

Julien Stainer secured first place in Bideford Angling Clubs Twenty Four Hour Rover landing bull huss of 8lb 15.5oz.

APPLEDORE SHIPBUILDERS WINTER LEAGUE RESULT

Cameron Atkinson won Appledore Shipbuilders Wintere League Rover with a whiting of 1lb 4oz.

Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse Section Monthly/Christmas Competition Results @ Tarka Swims.

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1st Richard Jefferies 15lb 13oz

2nd Reg Sutton 14lb 12oz

3rd Martin Turner 7lb 10oz

4th Tyler Scott 2lb 15oz

5th Steve Bailey 2lb 1oz ,

This Sunday’s weather was cold,wet and very blustery, not particularly pleasant, 10 brave / stupid ! fishers sat it out on George’s lake in the final match for this season 2019, first and second spots changed throughout the day,  Richard Jefferies just took the honours with a pole catch of carp and bream on peg 12.  Reg Sutton almost made it 2 wins in a row but settled for 2nd with 4 carp on peg 9 ,Martin Turner on peg 10 had bream and roach on tip and pole for 3rd . Junior member Tyler Scott came in 4th with a net of small roach and perch. The final points table is ,1st Martin Turner 108 2nd Pete Slade 77 3rd Richard Jefferies 74 4th John Lisle 72 .