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Martin Turner's winning net of silvers.
Martin Turner – Match Man of the Year

 Martin Turner has won Bideford Angling Clubs Match-Man of the Year award with 105pts eight points ahead of runner up Steve Bailey 97pts 3rd Craig Crash Lamey 83pt. The clubs Final Match of the club year was held at Tarka Swims. Results below.


Steve Bailey

Final Monthly Competition  Tarka Swims – 14th August

1st Steve Bailey 26lb 4oz

2nd Kieth Copeland 19lb 9oz

3rd Craig Crash Lamey 7lb 7oz

4th Antony Bentley 4lb 4oz

5th Martin Turner 3lb 13oz

13920222_539577962893078_3638207278939644684_oKeith Copeland

13923842_539577982893076_4567898605614812187_oCraig Crash Lamey

Bideford Match-Man of the Year to Martin Turner 105pts runner up Steve Bailey 97 3rd Craig Crash Lamey 83pts

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Bideford Pairs Match – Final

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Bideford & District Angling Clubs – Final Pairs Evening Match Results –

1st pair John Lovell and Kieth Copeland combined weight 13lb 14oz

2nd pair Steve Bailey and Peter Crawley 13lb 121/2oz

3rd Martin Hawker and Ian Owen 12lb 1/2oz

The winning pair –

John Lovell and Kieth Copeland



John Lovell had 2 carp on corn on the pole his partner Kieth backed up with perch and roach, This competition concludes a very successful evening series.

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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.

Nielsen Jeffery
Nielsen Jeffery


Stafford Moor Match Results

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Phil Harwick
Phil Harwick

Sundays Open match on July 24th  was fished Tanners and  Woodpecker lakes. Both lakes fished hard today especially Tanners lake. Our winner of the day was Phill Harwick Woodpecker peg 34 with 107lb 6oz fishing 8mm pellet on the waggler well done Phill ! Full match results are shown below.

1st  Phil Harwick Peg 34 Woodpecker: 107lbs 6oz

2nd Ricky Johnston Peg 16 Woodpecker: 79lbs 2oz

3rd – Paul Tidbal Peg 24 – Woodpeacker 76lb 9oz

4th – Dave Stockton Peg 6 Woodpeacker

Wednesday 27th July

Mid Week Open open on Tanners Lake, Winner was Mark Hayman peg 36 with 115lb 10oz fishing 11mm on the bomb. In in second place was Paul Goulding next door to Mark on peg 35 with 112lb 14oz fishing 8mm on the bomb.

Mark Hayman
Mark Hayman

Impressive Haul for Martin Turner

Martin Turner won Bideford and District Angling Clubs Monthly coarse section match at Melbury Reservoir with an impressive haul of 32lb. Kevin Shears was second with 25lb 5oz and third Colin Gorman with 8lb. Winning tactics for Martin were caster with long pole for roach and hybrids. Ground-bait feeder for a bag of skimmers took the runner up spot for Kevin Shears.



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image2An Open held on JRs lake at Clawford Fishery resulted in a great days fishing with all fish caught in stunning condition. In first place was Nick Jones with 73lb 4oz, predominantly carp around 5lb, second was Chris Haynes who weighed in 63lb and had a great net of small pasties, and third was Andy Seery with a net of 50lb exactly. All good practice for next weeks Clawford festival as will be this Sunday’s open which will be on Edwards with Fletchers on standby depending on numbers.



Stafford Moor Mid Week Open

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Winning bag for Ricky Johnston
Winning bag for Ricky Johnston

The mid week open fished on Tanners & Woodpecker. Had a continental payout.

Winner of the day was Ricky Johnston on Woodpecker lake peg 6 with 134lb 10oz fishing 8mm pellet on the bombing the edge.

2nd place was John Traynor Tanners lake peg 3 with 129lb 10oz fed 8mm & fished 11mm pellet.

3rd place was Dave Stockton woodpecker peg 8 with 74lb 3oz fishing the waggler

4th place was Adrian Wyatt Tanners peg 18 with 127lb 6oz fished 8mm pellet waggler & bomb

5th place was Scott Wilson Woodpecker peg 34 with 62lb 1oz

6th place was Lee Thomas Tanners peg 36 with 125lb 1oz fishing 8mm wag & lead