Taw in top Flounder form

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A Charity Competition based at the Rolle Quay Inn raised over £700 for  Willand House. The flounder competition was won by David Jenkins who landed three flounder for a total weight of 5lb 123/4oz. The bag included a fine flounder of 2lb 61/2oz that won the biggest flounder of the day prize.

15205624_10154127478241538_1152717772_oSteve Luxton was runner up in the competition with a three fish bag of 5lb 3/8oz and David Jenkins son Charlie secured third place with three fish for 4lb 61/4oz. Louis Rooke took the prize for smallest flounder of the day at 14oz.

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Large numbers of flounder were landed over the weekend in the competition and by pleasure anglers taking advantage of excellent conditions following the recent floodwater tat has flushed out the bait robbing crabs and accumulations of leaves. John Shapland fishing a session on Monday November 28th landed a fine brace of flounder weighing 1lb 14oz and 1lb 10oz.

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Cyril Petherick Memorial Results

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 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

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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!

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FLOUNDER DOMINATE – LOCAL CLUB RESULTS

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BIDEFORD ANGLING CLUB

Terry Dymond took top spot in Bideford Angling Clubs monthly rover with a flounder of 1lb 123/4oz. Paul Downing was second with a flounder of 1lb 10oz and Taz Wotton was third with a plaice of 1lb 81/4oz. In fourth was Andrew Clements with a plaice of 1lb 7oz and Lisa Downing was fifth with a flounder of 1lb 61/4oz.

APPLEDORE SHIPBUILDERS

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Appledore Shipbuilders monthly Rover attracted a field of 25 seniors and 4 juniors. Josh Atkinson won the competition with a fine flounder of 2lb 105/8oz. In second and third was James Atkinson with flounder of 2lb 75/8oz and 2lb 63/8oz. Junior winner was Nalani Knox with flounder weighing 2lb 4oz and 1lb 101/4oz.

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TRIPLE HOOK CLUB

Dennis Toleman secured victory in Triple Hook Clubs RBL Shield with a flounder of 1lb 65/8oz. In runner up spot was Mark Beer with a flounder of 1lb 45/8oz.

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Flounder sport

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Flounder fishing in the Taw is now approaching its prime time with the obliging flatfish gaining weight before leaving the estuary after Christmas to spawn. Local clubs have been enjoying some action with Juniors and ladies joining in the fun!

Results of our re run easter cup
21 fished. Winner was David Babb with a flounder 1lb 10 1/2ozs 2nd was Terry Dymond with a flattie of 1lb 9 1/2
3rd was a 4 way tie with 1lb 5 1/2ozs between me, josh Atkinson Steve ford and Heidi Green

 

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Barnstaple Triple Hook Clubs – Junior and Ladies Open Flounder Match

Yasmin Beer won both the ladies and Junior section with a fine flounder of 1lb 123/8oz.  Second in the junior section was Lewis Rigler with a flounder of 1lb 5oz. Levi Beer took runner up spot in the club section of the Junior competition. Runner up in the ladies section was Debbie Rigler with flounder of 1lb 47/8oz.

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Sea Angling round up

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14692092_10153945148568085_8378607473329268636_oOllie Passmore fished a local rock mark to land a personal best bull huss of 8lb 2oz.

Combe Martin SAC member Ian laird fished a North Devon Rock mark to land this brace of huss and smoothound

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Whilst this should be the best time of year for shore angling it does not follow that it will always be easy. I have enjoyed two sessions this weekend one in hope of tope the other after the frustratingly difficult to tempt grey mullet. Mullet were present in good numbers a few big fish ghosting around ignoring the bread-flake offerings totally. Hundreds of tiny mullet attacking the baits if dropped into the murkier water.

My only catch was a shore rockling caught on a 6/0 hook and a squid and mackerel cocktail. Its leopard type markings unlike any I have seen previously.

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The estuary has been on fine form for flounder enthusiasts but unfortunately did not fish well on the big tide fished by Triple Hook Club members on Sunday October 16th. Only three flounder were caught by the 12 anglers fishing the best to Julian Stainer weighed 1lb 23/8oz. In runner up spot was Dennis Toleman with flounder of 1lb 3/4oz and in third Steve Luxton with a flounder of 151/4oz.

If you have any news or good sea angling pictures please send to North Devon Angling News.

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Flounder Fun for Junior Anglers

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Daniel Welch took his children to the River Taw estuary where they enjoyed flounder fishing fun beneath the warm autumn sunshine. The humble flounder are ideal fish for Junior anglers to target as they are relatively easy to catch and give a pleasing tussle on light tackle.

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Appledore Away Day success

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Appledore Shipbuilders traveled to Teignmouth in search of specimen flounder.

Winner was David Langbridge with a flounder 2lb 5ozs
2nd was Michael Toogood with a flounder 2lb 0 1/2ozs
3rd was Kevin Pike with a flounder 1lb 12ozs
15 Members took part.

Teignmouth Angling Society are holding the 20th National Flounder Championships on the 5th & 6th of November. Top prize for the best flounder is £1000!!

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FLOUNDER DOMINATE CATCHES ON BIDEFORD SIDE

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14550804_10210745186131856_1577389037_oTarrant Wotton and Lee Watts with their winning flounder

The flounder season is certainly underway now with Taz Wotton taking top spot in Bidefords monthly rover landing a flounder of 1lb 83/4oz.  Lee Watts secured second and third with flounder of 1lb 81/4oz and 1lb 7oz.

The club also held the Des Clements Memorial Competition that raised £25 for charity and was won by Taz Wotton with his flounder.

Jazza John secured the top three places in Appledore Shipbuilders Match weighing in flounder of 1lb 151/4oz, 1lb 11oz and 1lb 9oz. Jack Pike took the junior prize with a wrasse of 2lb 21/4oz.

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FLOUNDER SEASON UNDERWAY

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The flounder fishing season in the river Taw traditionally gets underway at the time of Barnstaple Fair and the first Flounder competition of the season was held by Triple Hook Club on September 25th when 14 anglers took part. A good number of flounder were caught and numerous school bass up to 3lb.

Winner of the competition was Devlin with flounder scaling 1lb 11.75oz. Runner up was Tony Burslem with a flounder of 1lb 10.5oz and third John Vaughan with a flounder of 15.5oz.

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