Celebrating Fifty with Silver Festival Win

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Competitors in Stafford Moors March Silvers festival 2020 had to endure some atrocious wetware conditions but had some cracking weights despite the inclement conditions.


The worthy winner with just 4 points and a total weight of 114lb 4oz was the legend Des Shipp (Preston innovations ) who also celebrated his 50th Birthday!

In second place with also just 4 points and a total weight of 102lb 9oz was Des’s nephew Ryan Shipp.

In third place was just 5 points and a total weight of 95lb 14oz was Mark Goddard.

Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse Section- Wooda Lakes

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Match results @ Wooda Lakes,

1st Martin Turner 55lb 6oz

2nd Thomas Scott 32lb 8oz

3rd Steve Bailey 31lb 15oz

4th Keith Copland 25lb 4oz

5th David Bailey 23lb 9oz

6th Colin Gorman 19lb 11oz

7th  Ian Owen  15lb 7 oz

8th John Lisle 14lb 11oz ,

14 keen members endured another Sunday of wind and rain. The prolific Wooda Lakes produced the goods again!  Martin Turner   fished on lake 4, alternating between feeder and margin pole , a 20 carp net sealed victory, Second place and top weight on lake 3 was another pole caught 11 carp net for up and coming Junior member Thomas Scott , Our Secretary Steve also on lake 3 found some nice edge dwelling carp in the closing stages of the event for third spot. April’s monthly match see’s us back at Tarka Swims.

North Devon Tackle – Match at Wooda Lakes

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Report from  North Devon Tackle Club.

MATCH 2 (Wooda Lakes) 1/3/20

Results:

A really good turn out, for our 2nd match of the year held at Wooda Lakes (on lake 3 & lake 4)

Winner on the day was Wayne Mitchell  who put 21 carp on the scales for 52lb 9oz.

 Norman Martin also had 21 carp & even tried weighing in a duck to move off 2nd spot!!!

(Move over Bazza the 4th, Norm the 2nd is now in town!)

TOP 5 on day:

1st Wayne Mitchell  – 52lb 9oz

2nd Norman Martin  – 50lb 7oz

3rd Stephen Barrell – 44lb 10oz

4th Kevin Wilton – 44lb 9oz

5th Andrew Gratton  – 19lb 9oz

Lake 3

 Wayne Mitchell 52lb 9oz

Norman Martin 50lb 7oz

Lake 4  Kevin Wilton 44lb 9oz

Andrew Gratton  19lb 9oz

A HUGE Happy Birthday to Kevin Wilton  who probably wont thank me for saying he turned 60 this weekend, also premature congratulations to Michael Seward  who also reaches the same milestone in just over a week.

Hope you guys all had a great weekend, sorry I could not make the celebrations.

A quick well done also to Peter Sward who won the Birthday Saturday knock up with 43lb 4oz.

Thank you to Stuart Sharp  for taking the attached photos of you guys & sending them over.

NEXT MATCH – Jennetts Reservoir 5th April.

North Devon Match Group Winter League held at Slade Reservoir.

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A big well done to Graham Currington who weighed in 11lb 12oz of tip caught skimmers from peg 6 which was the middle of the wall, road side, next peg was Chris Morris who pushed him all the way with 11lb 8oz of mainly whip caught roach, this was easily enough to give Chris the overall win of this years winter league.
Third was Nathan Underwood from peg 9 with 6lb 10oz mainly pole caught roach, and 4th was Paul Elworthy with 4lb 10oz, including a nice perch.
With a nasty wind blowing onto the far bank all anglers were pegged on the road side, unfortunately for myself and Wayne Murton we ended up by the car park and between us Wayne thinks he might of had a sucked maggot.

Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse Section Monthly [email protected] Mill Park Berrynarbor

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Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse Section Monthly [email protected] Mill Park Berrynarbor ,1st John Lisle 45lb 1oz 2nd Richard Jefferies 32lb 13oz 3rd Martin Turner 15lb 9oz 4th Steve Bailey 11lb 3oz 5th David Bailey 9lb 6oz 12 hardy/ foolish individuals ventured forth into storm “Ciara” , to fish our monthly match . The normally prolific lake fished very peculiarly with half the field blanking , no roach caught and only 20 odd large chub and carp landed. John’s net of 9 carp and one chub taken on method feeder and bomb and bread off peg 1 ran out the easy winner,  Richard Jefferies landed 3 good chub and 4 carp on similar tactics for second on peg 10. 4 carp put Martin Turner in 3rd spot. Steve’s 10 and a half pound common carp secured 4th.

North Devon Match Group Winter League No.5 Jennetts Reservoir.

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North Devon Match Group Winter League No.5 Jennetts Reservoir.

1st Paul Elworthy  26lb 1oz

2nd Chris Morris 12lb 5oz

3rd Martin Turner  12lb 3oz

4th Wayne Murton  7lb 5oz

5th John Forster    1lb 10oz ,

Eight fished . A mild , dry but windy day encouraged some of the larger bream to feed and with a reduced entry we all fished on the first bank. The roach proved difficult to tempt but Paul didn’t need any , his six bream caught on triple red maggot on a groundbait feeder on peg 4 was the convincing winner, Chris, on peg 5 landed 3 bream on the pole for second edging Martin into third with a mostly Rudd net on peg one.

North Devon Match Group – Result

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North Devon Match Group competition results : Champion of champions and Championship No.1 , @ Stafford Moor Willow and Woodpecker, 23 anglers fished,

1st Dodgy Downton 75lb 5oz

2nd Ian Croxton 71lb 15oz

3rd Chris Morris 58lb 6oz

4th Neilsen Jeffery 57lb 1oz

5th Andy Gratton 45lb 14oz

6th Kevin Shears 38lb 8oz

7th Martin Turner 38lb 1oz

8th Jim Grogan 36lb 3oz .

Willow lake has produced the top 3 weights in frosty, still conditions, Dave Downton has come out top with a net of small carp on a 14 metre pole and double red maggots over micros. Second was  Ian Croxton on peg 5 on willow, 3rd place and winner of this year’s Champion of champions is Chris Morris  with a net of pole caught carp off peg 16 on Willow, top weight on Woodpecker and 4th overall was Nielsen on peg 10 , pole in the margin 6mm hard pellet.

North Devon Match Group – Morchard Road

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Winter league No 4 today at Morchard Road, 21 fished which I think we came to the conclusion was a few to many with some poor areas having to be in the bag, however it was nice to fish in relatively dry conditions with little wind for a change.
A big well done to Chris Morris  who comfortably won with 58lb 2oz,  Chris  drew the car park point and made the most of it with about 30 small carp.
After Chris it was all very tight and Stephen Craker had the edge with 31lb 8oz from just past the left point, and 3rd place went to Stuart Burridge with 29lb from next to Chris Morris.
Also rans and those in the points were as follows,
4th Neilsen Jeffery  26lb 10oz
5th John Lisle 24lb 8oz
6th Martin Crouch 20lb 8oz
7th Damian Lawrence  19lb 8oz
8th Dave Downton 17lb 10oz.

Stafford Moor Open Match

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The latest Open Match on Tanners & Woodpecker lakes saw some good weights despite the time of year.

Chris Davis had 122lb 5oz from Woodpecker to win the match convincingly.

In second place was Ryan Shipp who bagged himself 113lb 6oz from  Tanners Lake

In third place was James Cooper bagged 73lb 9oz from  on Woodpecker Lake