Gareth Lennox won Stafford Moors 2020 Fisho Festival and £1000 with a bag of mainly carp totalling 173lb 2oz.
Bideford and District Angling Club Evening Series match No. 7 Tarka Swims George’s lake, results
1st Richard Jefferies 17lb 9oz
2nd Kevin Shears 15lb 1oz
3rd Stephen Craker 14lb 7oz
Joint 4th Les Polden Martin Turner 13lb 11oz
6th Tyler Scott 12lb 1oz
7th Reg Sutton11lb 8oz ,
18 fished, The penultimate match of the summer series was fished in warm still conditions, another close competition saw Richard at the top of the pile, with a catch of 6 carp on peg 13 , using his favoured strong line tactics with bread flake. Kevin lost a carp on pellet waggler which would have secured a hat trick of consecutive wins , instead he settled for 2nd on peg 18 , Stephen on peg 8 left it late but 2 decent carp in the closing stages made 3rd spot Martin’s joint 4th with Les has put him 7 points clear in the league with one match remaining.
Many thanks to Martin Turner for his regular match reports from both the North Devon Match Group and Bideford Club. Good to see a tight match with small silvers making up the weights instead of bulky carp. Whilst there is undoubtedly more rod bending in the commercial match’s full of carp there is more refined skill in extracting a net of small fish to compile a net.
North Devon Match Group Championship No 7 Darracott Reservoir results:
1st Tom Downing 9lb 6oz
2nd Mark Richards 8lb 2oz
3rd John Forster 7lb 12oz
4th Graham Currington 6lb 3oz
5th Graham Colman 5lb 5oz .
12 fished, Warm conditions led to a close match , Tom’s run continues with another victory from the far side with a great net of mainly small rudd taken on a whip, Mark found some better quality roach on the long pole for second place, John led the way for those who elected to concentrate on the feeder, his 3rd spot came to pellets on the first peg over the dam,
Bideford and District Angling Club Evening Series match No 6 Results;
1st Kevin Shears 20lb 13oz
2nd Martin Turner 17lb 10 oz
3rd Les Polden 16lb 7oz
4th Stuart Sharp 14lb 15oz
5th David Bailey 13lb12oz
6th David Anstey 11lb 8oz
7th Tom Scott 11lb
18 anglers fished , As the evenings begin to draw in and the league draws to a conclusion, Kevin’s back to back wins from peg 17 has pushed him well up the table. His net of pole caught skimmers and carp were taken on soft pellet, Martin’s pole caught net of smaller fish were mainly taken on caster over groundbait at 10 metres on peg 4, Les has returned to matches after a long lay off and managed third on peg 18 , with 2 matches remaining we hope for clear skies.
1st Colin Cherrington 33lb 11oz
2nd Keith Mountjoy 23lb 10oz
3rd Steve Bailey 19lb 4oz
4th Keith Copland 18lb 10oz
5th Richard Jefferies 16lb 13oz
6th Martin Turner 13lb 8oz
7th John Lisle 9lb 7oz
8th Tyler Scott 9lb 4oz ,
20 fished , Hot sunny conditions proved to be just perfect for Colin’s winning tactics on peg 18, he has had half his catch on the pole using meat and several good carp on the pellet waggler. Second spot was a super net of mainly smaller carp and skimmers on soft pellets on the pole by consistent Keith on peg 6. Secretary , Steve was 3rd of peg 8 with some larger specimens on the pole.
North Devon Match Group Summer league No. 4 Highampton lakes Results :
39 lb 14oz
37lb 14oz .
Fished by 16 anglers, very windy conditions , Tom has fished the method feeder and pole in the margins for a convincing victory on peg 8, the next 3places were much closer Graham came out best on peg 10 using similar tactics, Nathan just behind from peg 1 , top weight on the smaller lake was section winner
with 30lb 7oz.
Bideford Angling Clubs Midweek Evening Match
1st David Bailey 19lb 9oz
2nd Keith Mountjoy 14lb 4oz
3rd Matt Cross 13lb 8oz
4th Martin Turner 12lb 3oz
5th Kevin Shears 11lb15oz
6th David Anstey 9lb 1oz
After a fine hot day 17 club members enjoyed a pleasant evening on George’s lake in the 3rd round of our evening series, good nets were brought to the scales the best was David on peg 19 almost 20lb of skimmers, carp and tench on the method feeder with banded pellets, Keith finished 2nd with a pole caught net of smaller skimmers and a single carp on soft pellet from the un-fancied peg 3. Matt had a late carp on peg 9 to secure 3rd place, Keith Mountjoy now leads the league with 27 points,
Matt Cross won Bideford Angling Clubs midweek evening match at Tarka Swims with 17lb 8oz. In runner up spot was Keith Mountjoy with 15lb 2oz and third Keith Copland with 15lb 1oz. Fourth was Martin Turner with 13lb 2oz and fifth Adam Wheeler with 13lb 1oz. Most fish were caught using pole and pellet tactics.
North Devon Match Groups Match at Oaktree was won convincingly by Tom Downing with 88lb 14oz. In runner up spot was Nathan Underwood with 42lb 13oz and in third Tim Brown with 40lb 6oz and fourth Martin Turner with 39lb 10oz.
The latest Open match at Stafford Moor saw Chris Davis secure victory with an impressive haul of 238lb. In runner up place was Des Shipp with 194lb 11oz and third James Cooper with 182lb 13oz.