Bideford Christmas Competition

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Bideford Christmas competition results 66 angler’s fished with 12 fish caught.

1st M. Johns 1lb 6 3/4oz

2nd D. Bailey 1lb 6oz

3rd P. Downing 1lb 3 1/4oz

4th N. Braunton 1lb 3oz

5th P. Downing 1lb 2 1/4oz

6th S. Taylor 1lb

7th B. Maynard (junior) 15 1/2oz

8th R. Walker 14 3/4oz

9th M. John’s 14 1/4oz

10th B. Maynard (junior) 12 3/4oz

11th D. Bailey 12oz

12th M. Cashmore 10oz

Nathan Clements comments “Well done to all the winners brilliant job it’s been a difficult day’s fishing. Thank you very much to Paul and Lisa for organising all the sponsors and getting all the prizes brilliant job as always. Thanks you to all the sponsors we couldn’t do it without your generous donations, DS Electrical Angler’s heaven Quay Sports, Summerlands Tackle, Devon Baits Fat Boy fudge Parkham Cheese, Honeys Butchers, James Grigg, Roy Andrews Sorry if I’ve missed anyone out!!! Thanks again all hope you have a brilliant Christmas see you for next year’s competition”

SEA ANGLING – Christmas Competition Round Up

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Triple Hook Turkey flounder Open

Joan Cairns won Triple Hook Clubs Christmas Turkey Open with a fine flounder scaling 2lb 1.75oz. The competition attracted 42 competitors. The top ten competitors listed below all took home a turkey.

1st – Joan Cairns – flounder 2lb 1.75oz

2nd – Dennis Toleman – flounder 1lb 10.75oz

3rd – Mark Beer – flounder  1lb 8.2oz

4th – Martin T – flounder 1lb 7.75oz

5th – Peter Squires -flounder 1lb 7oz

6th – Damien Babb – flounder 1lb 6.75oz

7th- Steve Luxton – flounder 1lb 6.5oz

8th – John Passmore – flounder – 1lb 6oz

9th – Robbie Hancock – flounder 1lb 2.25oz

10th – Nigel Gullon – flounder 1lb 2.2oz


Bideford Angling Club 24 hour Rover

December 24hour results

1st Tony Gussin Whiting 1lb 10 108.333%

2nd Tony Gussin Whiting 1lb 10 108.333%

3rd Andrew Clements Whiting 1lb  6 3/4 94.791%

That’s the clubs angling calendar done and dusted for the year.

Fingers crossed we have a better start to 2022 than we did 2021……

Congratulations to all the winners throughout the year and hopefully we can hit the ground running next year.

All the best….  🎉 from Nathan Clements.

Appledore Shipbuilder’s Christmas Competition

Report from Andrew Atkinson

21 members fished the Christmas comp today. Fishing was tough for most. 7 members catching just the one fish and 9 not catching at all!
A few members did managed to find better areas with multiple catches.
Jazza John won the competition with a Flounder of 1lb 8oz 14dr. He was also 2nd with another one of 1lb 6ozs and Richard Boon 3rd with a 1lb 4oz 4dr fish
Many thanks to all that fished today.
Thanks also to Franky Heards, Quay sports, Riot Baits and Summerlands Tackle for donating Prizes
What was nice today was that everyone who fished today went a way with a prize from the table!
We also had the 24hr winter league heat this weekend.
7 people fished, with many opting to fish the Christmas comp.
Winner was David Atkinson with a Flounder of 1lb 3oz 8dr. 2nd was James Atkinson with another Flounder of 1lb 3oz 6drs
Wishing all members a good Christmas.
Stay safe and see you in the New Year!

Combe Martin SAC Christmas Competition

Kevin Legge won Combe Martin SAC’s Christmas Competition with a specimen bull huss of 11lb 7oz. Dave Brooke was runner up with a conger of 18lb 5oz and Wayne Thomas third with a bull huss of 7lb 15oz.

North Devon Tackle Christmas Match

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Christmas Match yesterday at Wooda Lakes in horrible wet and windy conditions. The match was spread over two lakes, lakes 3 and 4. The winner on lake 3 was Simon Poynter  with 73lb 2oz and runner up was Kevin Wilton with 61lb 2oz. The winner on lake 4 was Barry Lee with 61lb 12oz and runner up was Dean Vickery with 58lb 6oz. Overall winner on the day was Simon Poynter.

Bideford Anglers Brave the storm in Festive Competition

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Thirty five anglers braved hostile conditions to compete for an array of fine prizes in Bideford and District Angling Clubs Christmas Open.

Eighteen flounder were brought to the scales.

Winner of the competition was Ian Hooper with a fine Torridge Estuary flounder scaling 1lb 73/4oz. In runner up spot Terry Dymond with a flounder of 1lb 13/4oz and third J. Andrew with a flounder of 1lb 11/2oz. In fourth was Paul Burslem with a flounder of 1lb 1/8oz and fifth P. Allin with a flounder of 1lb 3/4oz.

Tommy Taylor took the top two places in the Junior section with two flounder of just under 1lb.