Stafford Moors October Festival saw anglers put together some stunning bags of fish. The winner Ben Evenden had a grand total of 368lb 12oz to score a perfect 4 points. In second place was Perry Stone with five points and 421lb 8oz. Third was Mark Cullerton with six points and 314lb 8oz.
On Sunday the 3rd October North Devon Match Group had their first match at Higher Shorston Fishing Lakes, near Bude.
Report below from John Forster
“This is a beautiful venue with 3 lakes but hadnt been fished for a long time and with 12 anglers around Lake 1 it was going to be hard
But with the weather set to be wet and windy it was great to see 12 anglers turn up for the match ,
We were made exeptionally welcome with Bbq bacon and sausage baps and tea and coffee , and the new owner Brett being a carp angler was the main cause for the banter lol ,the lakes are stunning and work being done on the middle one to turn into a match lake ,i think this is going to become a very important part in the clubs match diary
Now yes the match was hard not made any easier by the weather and the bloody comorant that settled on the lake and proceeded to take fish out whenever it wanted
Fished in 3 sections
1st Bruce Hunt 33lb 4oz
no other weighed in so 2nd place was not paid out
1st Keith Mountjoy 45lb 5oz
2nd Martin Crouch 15lb 6oz
1st Colin Carolyn Cherrington 18lb 14oz
2nd John Forster 14lb 6oz
overall a great new venue which will only get better the more it is fished ,superb owners that know what they want and are very welcoming as i said i feel this is going to be a very important new addition to the match calendar.
1st Stephen Craker 40lb 13oz
2nd Kevin Shears 40lb 5oz
3rd Nathan Underwood 38lb 14oz
4th Craig Crash Lamey 37lb 11oz
5th David Anstey 37lb 3oz
6th Antony Bentley 29lb 7oz
17 Anglers fished .
Tarka has again produced some excellent weights, the winner on the day put together a great net of carp and bream on peg 19. Stephen has fished soft pellet over micros on the short pole. 9oz behind was Kevin on 17 , using similar tactics but with worm over groundbait and corn in the margin. League leader Nathan has put together another great net of smaller carp and skimmers on peg 11 for 3rd place. Craig also put a big 30lb on the scales off peg 9 for 4th place.
BDAC Evening pairs event. Results:
1st Pair Kevin Shears and Craig Crash Lamey 52lb 2oz
2nd Tyler Scott and Antony Bentley 45lb 2oz
3rd Les Golden and Roger Ackroyd 41lb 11 oz
The decent weather continued , allowing us to fish our final evening match of this summer. The pairs format combines two anglers wieghts, Kevin and Craig have fished pegs 19 and 9 for a convincing victory. The lake has produced consistently good catches right through the series, a credit to all involved.
Thanks for the report from John Forster
Oaktree South Molton ,
The weather was forecast unsettled , and sure enough it was raining lol
However with 13 fishing it was going to be enjoyable with 3 sections and a winner ,so after everything is sorted 1 person couldnt make it ,so rethink lol easy enough to do and 12 of us when into the bag,
the morning was very slow for me as was the whole day and for a few others ,this is the 3rd match that has been like this and the question has to be asked ?
but here are the results.
Nathan Underwood 44lb 1oz
Christopher Morris 40lb 10oz
Graham Currington 42lb14oz
Lee Werrett won Stafford Moors 2021 Fisho-Festival and £1000 with a bag if 183lb.
The venues latest open Match Results.
In 1st place was Nigel Rhodes with 223lb 7oz from peg 11 on Woodpecker Lake.
In 2nd place was Steve Ford with 182lb 12oz from peg 2 on Tanners.
In 3rd place was Mark Layzel with 174lb 15oz from peg 5 on Woodpecker Lake.
Bideford Angling Club have done a sterling job in helping to promote angling amongst their Junior membership throughout the summer.
1st Thomas Scott 15lb 14oz
2nd Mia Bell 10lb 4oz
3rd Tyler Scott 10lb
4th Lilly Bell 9lb 14oz
5th Adam Wheeler 8lb 9oz
6th Charlie Heddon 6lb 5oz .
Lucky, the pessimistic weather forecast proved unfounded , and our Juniors enjoyed another lovely afternoon on Georges lake . Thomas fished the pole on peg 17 with corn for a great net of skimmers to win the last match of the series. Mia fished her first match on peg 16 and added a 3lb carp to her net of tench to finish 2nd. The final points tally resulted in a draw in the over 14’s for first place between the Scott brothers , 56 points apiece.Count back on weigh saw Thomas take the Gold medal. In the under 14’s category Charlie Heddon collected Gold with 42 points.
Huge well done to all competitors and helpers for making this event possible. Thanks to BaitTech, for generous donations of prizes , Mervyn Beal for sponsoring the medals also to Summerlands for their support.
July monthly competition Tarka swims results:
1st Nathan Underwood 50lb 8oz
2nd Mike Snudden 34lb 3oz
3rd Richard Jefferies 21lb 15oz
Joint 4th Kevin Shears and Keith Mountjoy 21lb 13oz
6th Colin Cherrington 21lb 1oz .
20 fished in Sundays competition, held in mild but wet conditions. Nathan’s terrific bag of carp and bream where caught on sweetcorn in the margins on peg14, Mike on the adjoining peg continues his great run with a similar catch . Richard got to grips with peg 18 for 3rd spot. The lake has once again produced excellent returns.