Open Match  on Tanners and Woodpecker lakes

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The latest  open match  on Tanners and Woodpecker lakes result from Joanne Combes
Our top weight of the day was from Mark Layzelle who bagged 150lb 10oz from peg 3 on Tanners Lake.
In 2nd place was Lee Werrett with 136lb from peg 7 on Woodpecker Lake.
In 3rd place was Sam Powell with 148lb 3oz from peg 7 on Tanners Lake
In 4th place was Stuart Hathway with 101lb 12oz from peg 17 on Woodpecker Lake
Well done to everyone who fished today , our next match is this coming Wednesday please let me know if you would like to join us.

North Devon Match Group Championship No 9 Darracott Reservoir Results

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North Devon Match Group Championship No 9 Darracott Reservoir Results

1st John Bailey 8lb 6oz

2nd  Tom Downing 6lb 5oz

3rd Martin Turner 4lb 2oz

5th Colin Cherrington 3lb 0oz

Joint 6th Bruce Hunt and Richard Jefferies 2lb 2oz

13 fished Hot cloudy conditions made for a very tough match, bites were very hard to come by, John led the way with a mixed bag on the pole on maggot on peg 9 across the dam, Thomas had a similar net on the feeder for 2nd on peg 13 also on the far side . Martin had roach 2ft deep on the waggler and 20 ft deep on the pole for 3rd. Colin was top weight on the first bank , his 4th place was taken on the feeder.

Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse Section monthly competition on Tarka Swims Results:

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Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse Section monthly competition on Tarka Swims Results:

1st Kev Shears 22lb 1oz

2nd Colin Cherrington 21lb 1oz

3rd Martin Turner 16lb 7oz

4th Steve Ashton 16lb 3oz

5th Richard Jefferies 13lb

6th John Lisle 12lb 15oz

7th Stephen Craker 12lb 12oz

8th Keith Mountjoy 11lb 4oz

23 fished. A classic Indian summer day led to a close match on George’s lake , Kevin fished the pole with maggot on peg 13 , a late run of skimmers brought him victory, over Colin’s mainly carp net on peg 16 , third was another mixed pole net on peg 11 , Steve has caught mainly on the feeder on peg 17 for fourth spot. Richard’s bread on the pole method was fifth.

North Devon Match Group Summer league No 6 . Lake View Morchard Road . Results:

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North Devon Match Group Summer league No 6 . Lake View Morchard Road . Results:

1st  Tom Downing 74lb 14oz

2nd Craig Crash Lamey 58lb 2oz

3rd John Lisle 51lb1oz

4th Martin Turner 46lb 11oz

5th John Forster 46lb 4oz

6th John Bailey 39lb 2oz

7th Nathan Underwood 29lb 10oz

8th Kevin Shears 29lb 4oz.

18 fished. Thomas has continued his remarkable run with another winning catch, he has drawn peg 9 on the roadside and fished a small hybrid feeder out to the island with micros , he also caught long and short on the pole, second place went to another of our younger anglers, Craig has mainly caught on the long pole on peg 2 , 3rd spot went to John his catch , unusually, was only 13 fish, all on corn in the margins on peg 5 in the channel.4th spot went to Martin on peg 7 bomb and pellets and pole. John drew peg 18 and landed his 5th place mainly on the method. The foreshortening summer league has been convincingly won by Thomas Downing with 180points joint second Nathan Underwood and Martin Turner both on 45 points.

North Devon Match Group Championship No 8 Melbury Reservoir. Results

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North Devon Match Group Championship No 8 Melbury Reservoir. Results

1st  Graham Colman 56lb 13oz

2nd Tom Downing 45lb 5oz

3rd Colin  Cherrington 34lb 14oz

4th Martin Turner 15lb 7oz

5th Paul Elworthy 15lb 6oz ,

Thirteen  fished, conditions were perfect overcast , warm and light winds, pegs 1,2and 3 on the far side of the dam have dominated, Graham on peg 2 has fished the open end feeder with corn at 40 turns, for a fantastic net of skimmers, big roach and rudd ,to win . Tom’s winning run came to an end but he still managed second on peg 3 another great net of silver fish ,on pole and feeder. Colin suffered cormorant trouble on his feeder line but still achieved 3rd place.

Decisive victory for Bideford Angling Club

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Bideford & District Angling Club versus Plymouth & District Coarse Angling Club. Wooda lakes 12 aside , BDAC 407lb PDCAC 203lb , Individuals
1st Kevin Shears 74lb 6oz
2nd Matt Cross 68lb 5oz
3rd John West 67lb 1oz
4th Richard Jefferies 65lb 4oz
5th Stephen Craker 57lb 7oz
6th Martin Turner 57lb 6oz
Kevin Shears led the team to a decisive victory with his pole caught net of carp on peg 2 ,on lake 1 , Matt was 2nd on lake 4 he would probably have topped 100lb but unfortunately lost his 3rd net through a ripped hole. John was the only Plymouth angler to make the top.8, his third place was on lake 4 nextdoor to Matt, A day of great weather added to a good match, and we hope that next year we can return to the 2-leg event. Many thanks to Stuart Sharp for allowing the  use Wooda Lakes for the Match ,
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Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse Section August Competition, Tarka Swims ,

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Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse Section August Competition, Tarka Swims ,

1st Colin  Cherrington 31lb 10oz

2nd Martin Turner 26lb 9oz

3rd Kevin Shears 19lb 14oz

4th Les Polden 15lb 6oz

5th Martin Rushton 12lb 1oz

6th Stephen Craker 9lb 10oz

7th Keith Mountjoy 8lb 15oz.

8th Thomas Scott 8lb 14oz ,

22 fished. Conditions were very hot and still, Colin has won consecutive monthly matches this time on peg 26 fishing the pole for a good net of carp. Martin’s second place came off peg 12 fishing shallow with sloppy groundbait for a small fish net, Kevin’s found better bream and skimmers on the pole on for third off peg 8. Les continues his run with another pole caught bag from peg 11.

North Devon Match Group – Summer League Result

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North Devon Match Group Summer league No.5 Lakeview Morchard Road,

1st Tom Downing 76lb 8oz

2nd Andrew Gratton 59lb 5oz

3rd Kevin  Shears 52lb 9oz

4th Stephen Craker 51lb 1oz

5th Martin Turner 44lb 15oz

6th  Paul Morris 42lb 10oz

16 fished , Thundery conditions , Tom scored his 4th victory in a row, his 25 carp proved a decisive winning net, after a slow start he caught well in the latter stages on hard pellets in the margins from peg 17 , Andrew was best of the rest from peg 1, facing Tom , most of his catch fell to method feeder in open water, 3rd and 4th places came off the road side , .

Bideford -Final midweek Evening Match results :

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Many thanks to Martin for his weekly updates on Bideford Club Match’s. Where did the summer league go to its scary ….. be Turkey leagues next!!!!!

Final midweek Evening Match results :

1st Keith Mountjoy 16lb 3oz

Joint 2nd David Bailey and Martin Turner 14lb 14oz

4th Kevin Shears 14lb 7oz

5th Thomas Scott 13lb 4oz

6th Stuart Sharp 8lb 8oz

19 fished. The 8th and final midweek evening match was also fished as the pairs competition, winning pair Kevin and Thomas combined weight 27lb 11oz. Keith’s victory came from peg 9 and included some pellet waggler caught carp and bream on the margin pole, his final points tally was 60 a clear 2nd in the league, Martin’s 2nd place of small fish from peg 1 secured a league win with 73 points, The matches have been very well attended and close top weighs , many thanks to all those that have come along and helped with the safe running of these events.