Bideford Coarse Section Monthly Competition Results

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Bideford Coarse Section Monthly Competition Results

1st Steve Bailey 11lb 4oz

2nd Antony Bentley 7lb 1oz

3rd Martin Turner 5lb 8oz

4th Kevin Shears 5lb 6 3/4oz

5th Ian Sedgewick 5lb 6oz

6th Colin Gorman  4lb 3oz .

16 members took part in the match on George’s Lake at Tarka Swims, although we all enjoyed a pleasant autumnal day the fish proved hard to catch and Steve Bailey, who once again drew the golden peg, made no mistakes in winning for the second month in a row with a catch of small bream and a single carp. Antony Bentley drew on peg L and landed a single carp for 2nd place . 3rd was Martin Turner who landed a bag of small skimmer bream in the deeper peg J on the pole with caster. Kevin had an all roach catch on peg F for 4th spot.

Bideford Midweek Evening Match results

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Bideford Midweek Evening
Match results

1st Martin Turner 12lb 15oz

2nd Colin Gorman 10lb 8oz

3rd Peter Slade 3lb 5oz

4th  Martin Rushton 2lb 8oz

5th Cavan Paterson 2lb .

Thirteen anglers fished the second evening comp in the Tarka evening league. Martin drew peg B in the shallows and landed one carp on bread and some tench and skimmers on pole fished, worm and maggot to secure victory .2nd placed Colin drew on the deeper peg I he had a good carp and some bream on the method with robin red pellets,Pete Slade fished with luncheon meat on peg S for his third spot Martin landed a nice bream on peg H on the open end feeder for fourth.

Martin Turner Wins Two Matches

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Coarse Section Monthly Comp Results May 13th Tarka Swims.

Coarse Section Monthly Comp Results May 13th Tarka Swims. 1st Martin Turner 48lb 15oz 2nd Pete Slade 11lb 1oz 3rd John Lisle 9lb 11oz 4th Stephen Craker 9lb 6oz 5th Richard Jefferies 4lb 7oz 5th Colin Gorman 2lb 15oz Martin drew on peg P and caught 4 large carp on bread flake, this added to a nice net of skimmer bream taken on maggot over groundbait was enough for victory in the 5th match of the series. Pete drew on peg F and landed a late carp on the pole for second . John’s single large carp on luncheon meat was third . Stephen came in fourth with a nice bream and a carp off peg M. this also took the silvers pool, just pipping Richard who landed small bream on the feeder off peg S

1st Martin Turner 48lb 15oz

2nd Pete Slade 11lb 1oz

3rd John Lisle 9lb 11oz

4th Stephen Craker 9lb 6oz

5th Richard Jefferies 4lb 7oz

6th Colin Gorman  2lb 15oz

Martin Turner drew on peg P and caught 4 large carp on bread flake, this added to a nice net of skimmer bream taken on maggot over groundbait was enough for victory in the 5th match of the series. Pete drew on peg F and landed a late carp on the pole for second . John’s single large carp on luncheon meat was third . Stephen came in fourth with a nice bream and a carp off peg M. this also took the silvers pool, just pipping Richard who landed small bream on the feeder off peg S

(Above) Martins net of skimmer bream

Summer Evening League. Match No. 1 Tarka Swims Results

1st Martin Turner 17lb 10oz

2nd Craig Crash Lamey 11lb 13oz

3rd Stephen Craker 8lb 5oz

4th Ian Sedgewick 6lb 13oz

5th Keith Copland 5lb 4oz

6th Martin Hawker 4lb 12oz

15anglers fished. Martin drew corner peg M and caught 2 good carp on bread on the pole plus some skimmer bream for top spot in the first of the evening series. Craig drew on the point peg F and had a nice bag of small bream on the pole with maggot for second spot, new member Stephen landed a nice carp on a bunch of dead red maggot on peg U to take third spot, 15 anglers took part on a mild still evening.

Bideford Mid Week Match

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Midweek comp at Tarka Swims

1st Kieth Copland peg B 15lb 10oz

2nd Cavan Patterson peg F 15oz

3rd Rhys Eyles peg S 10oz.

The match was very well attended but did not fish well. Several large carp were lost luckily Kieth managed to land 2 on double red maggot fished near the lilly pads, on the pole  Cavan fished the pole on peg F for a small carp,tench roach and perch,Rhys Eyles had a nice roach .Pete Slade hooked and landed his fish , unfortunately after the whistle!

Bideford Midweek result and look back ten years!

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Bideford and District Angling Clubs midweek competition on their home water Tarka Swims saw John Lovell secure first place with a net of 8lb 11oz. In second was Martin Turner with 6lb 1oz and third Keith Copeland with 2lb 6oz. Eleven members fished on a wet and windy night.

Sadly there are no pictures this week as club photographer Martin Turner had a malfunction with his camera. However looking back through my back catalog I have found a few pictures of the lakes opening day on May 7th 2006. The lake has matured well in the past 10 years and has been a great success for the club.

Tarka Swims 2006
Tarka Swims 2006                
Opening Day
Opening Day
Opening Day
Opening Day
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