August Monthly competition Tarka Swims Results:
1st Kevin Shears 47lb 9oz
2nd Nathan Underwood 33lb 13oz
3rd Colin Cherrington 29lb 10oz
4th Les Polden 26lb 10oz
5th Craig Lamey 26lb 7oz
6th Tyler Scott 26lb 3oz
7th David Anstey 25lb 4oz
20 fished . Tarka has again produced a fantastic match, dominated by in form Kevin who again drew peg 19 . His worm and groundbait approach on the short pole proved perfect. Nathan , despite lossing several carp, finished second using similar tactics on peg 16. Colin on peg 1 ended up third with a mainly carp net from the shallower peg. The drop in temperature and brisk westerly did little to stop fish from feeding , our next match is ,as always , the second Sunday of the month.
Cold North and East winds combined with high pressure seldom bring good results for sea anglers at this time of year. The wind is forecast to back to the South later in the month when sport should improve.
Bideford Rover results
1st Dick Talbot flounder 1lb 7oz
2nd Dick Talbot flounder 1lb 5oz
Dick caught his brace of flounder from the River Torridge estuary to win first and second in the clubs. monthly rover.
Triple Hook Club Suspend competitions.
Barnstaple’s Triple Hook Club have made the decision to suspend all competitions until 2021 when the COVID situation has eased.
Combe Martin SAC
Combe Martin SAC are holding a monthly competitions for the first half of their club year. At present Rob Sciones is leading the event with a small eyed ray of 9lb 10oz.
Bideford and District Coarse Section Monthly Competition.
Martin Turner reports –
11 anglers turned out for our January Comp at Harepie, conditions were mild and damp. Winner Paul Morris found a shoal of carp and caught 9 fish on corn at 14 metres . John Lisle had 3 carp on maggot for 2nd he maintains his lead in the overall league.
Harepie Fishery Results :
1st Paul Morris 43lb 12oz
2nd John Lisle 20lb 1oz
3rd Matt Cross 14lb 4oz
4th Martin Turner 14lb 1oz
1st Taz wotton flounder 1lb 13 1/2oz 2nd Marilyn Wotton flounder 1lb 12 1/2 3rd Taz Wotton flounder 1 lb 9 3/4 Winner of the pool nearest fish to 1lb 10 was also Taz wotton Juniors 1st William Richards flounder 15oz 2nd Charlie Jenkins flounder 14 1/4oz 3rd William Richards flounder 9.7oz
Lee Watts said a massive thank you for the turn out Bideford & District Angling Club enjoyed on Sunday with 46 senior entry’s and 6 juniors. A very tough day for all competitors today with more wood in the river than fish. A massive well done to Taz and his mum cleaning up (lucky gits) and well done to both juniors for putting fish on the scales.
Our next open comp is the Christmas comp on the 11th Dec be great to see u all there!