North Devon Match Group Championship No 5 Clawford Fisheries

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Our match was held in bright and breezy conditions, Johns catch of carp to 6lbs was made on paste bait pole fished in the margins, Neilsen fished with similar tactics ,Paul took most of his fish on sweetcorn. We are looking forward to next weeks match which is our annual inter club against the Bude canal angling club. 2 teams of 14 will compete on 3 of the Clawford Fisheries lakes.
North Devon Match Group Championship No 5 Clawford Fisheries Fletchers
1st John Lisle 60lb
2nd Neilsen Jeffery 40lb 2oz
3rd Paul Ware 29lb 10oz
4th Andy Gray 22lb 8oz
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Clawford Christmas Result

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15747391_1843172555940126_6623168851197869756_nClawford Christmas match saw anglers greeted by the hardest frost of the year so far, “bloody freezing”. Still 34  anglers had a days fishing as surprisingly there was only a bit of light ice at the ends of the lake.

Always gong to be a testing match but well done to Martin Turner who managed the top weight from peg 23 on JRs 34lb 6oz. second was Nick Jones with 24.15 from peg 9 on Fletcher’s and third was Thomas Downing with 21lb 4oz from peg 4 on Chris Boulton  picked up the silver fish pool.
Nielsen Jeffery who organized the match would like  everyone who turned up and supported the day, and thanks to all for great company.
Thank you to John, Wanda Ray and Michelle Jeffery for their hospitality and help with the breakfasts.

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Clawford Open Result

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Clawford Fisheries open on Sunday November 27th was fished on Fletchers Lake and Edwards Lake, good weights on Edwards but hard work on Fletchers for most! Winner on the day was John Forster with 56lb 8oz from peg 8 on Edwards, Neilsen Jeffery finished second from peg 17 on Fletchers with 50lb 8oz and Chris Boulton was third with 37lb 1oz from peg 6 on Edwards, Chris was closely followed by Kier Durrant with 36lb 10oz and Steve Hayman with 35lb 14oz.
This open is run simultaneous with the Clawford winter league and the third league match will be on Sunday January 22nd as the fourth Sunday in December is not suitable for some!!
Also note we are running a open match at Clawford Fisheries with a optional stay the night deal on December 29th.

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Clawford Winter League,

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Match 1 on JRS a horrible windy day
just a couple of pictures from it courtesy of of John Forster. Very good weights from all around the lake considering the bitter cold east wind.

1st Chris Morris   47 .13
2nd Steve Barrell 35.08
3rd Steve Hayman 35. 07
4th John Forster   32 00
5th Tom Downing  31 10
6th Gary Thornton  20 01
7th Nielsen Jeffery 16, 03
8th John Lisle      12 08






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14068449_10208448069457419_5308460876799212087_oJohn Forster enjoyed a session on Gregorys Lake at the Clawford Fisheries, the session was by kind permission of the Lakes owner John Ray. The lake is normally residents only and is well stocked with bream, tench and rudd. John landed a fine brace of bream totaling 11lb 11oz and several quality tench along with numerous golden rudd.

Johns tactics were to fish 2 lines. With Andy Seerys micros dampened down with Corn over the top of Groundbait with corn over the top Depth 4ft, fished slightly over-depth with 0.5 float 0.15 main0.13 bottom 16 B911 hook


There are plenty of opportunities for day ticket anglers at Clawford that boasts over a dozen lakes totalling 40 acres nestled in a tranquil valley estate covering 78 acres.

See link to my visit to the fishery last year.

A brace of carp



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Nielsen Jeffery secured a win at the latest match  on Clawford Vineyards Fletchers lake with a net of 52lb 1oz all on corn. A successful  match with everyone catching a good few fish.  Second was Gary Thornton (in the blue top) with 32lb 14oz who caught most of his fish on 8mm pellet and third was Paul Ware with 29lb 13 oz.

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