STAFFORD MOOR – Silver Manic Festival – Practice Day

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Stafford Moor are hosting the Silver Manic Festival over the weekend the practice Match on Friday November 4th was fished on Tanners , Woodpecker and Pines lake 42  fishing. Well done to Andy Morrison who was the winner of the day with 28lb 8oz he fished on Woodpecker peg 28 Andy fished red maggot. In second place was Chris Simmons who fished Tanners peg 32 and bagged himself 21lb 1oz well done to everyone who fished today. .Day one of the Silvermanic festival starts tomorrow with the final on Sunday i will keep you all posted with results.
 1st Andy Morrison Peg 28 Woodpecker: 28lbs 8oz
 2nd .Chris Simmons Peg 32 Tanners: 21lbs 1oz
 3rd  Dave Smith  Peg 24 Woodpecker: 19lbs 0oz
4th  Adrian Marshal Peg 26 Woodpecker: 16lbs 9oz

Day one of our Silvermanic Festival here at Stafford Moor. Was a freezing cold day. Had 3 guys from each section on each lake qualify today. These are Tanners: Rob Henrick, Mark Warren, Andy Griffiths, Tom Downing, David Smith, Boz Phillips. Woodpecker: Duncan Edwards, Adam Palmer, Chris Davis, Jim Lawrie, Bradley Gibbons, John Fridge. Oak: Peter Randle, Adrian Marshall, Steve Clark. Pines: Chris Bailey, Dave Carter, Paul Burckett.

1st -ANDY GRIFFITHS Peg 36 Tanners: 18lbs 7oz

2nd  ROB HENRICK Peg 4 Tanners: 13lbs 11oz

3rd  STEVE CLARK Peg 15 Oak: 12lbs 6oz

4th   ADRIAN MARSHALL Peg 14 Oak: 11lbs 2oz



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Bideford & District Angling Club Monthly Coarse Match at  Tarka Swims

1st John Lisle 28lb 10oz

2nd Matt Cross 15lb 11oz

3rd Steve Bailey 13lb 8oz

4th Ian Owen 10lb 15oz

5th Colin Gorman 10lb 4oz

John had, 5 good carp on the long pole using sweetcorn , Matt used similar tactics for 3 carp in the margins.

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Stafford Moor Match News

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Latest match results from the ever prolific Stafford Moor

Andy Boffin
Andy Boffin


Wednesday August 3rd Open match at Stafford Moor on Tanners and Woodpecker lakes. Had 32  fishing  with a continental payout . Had 6 main payouts plus 4 X section payouts.
Winner of the day was Andy Boffin Tanners peg 6 with 154lb 15oz fishing the conker & paste.

2nd  Kev Walters Woodpecker peg 3 with 104lb 6oz

3rd Herbie Tanners peg 3 with 116lb 5oz

4th  Tony Nallie Woodpecker peg 32 with 86lb 8oz

5th  Ben Evenden Tanners peg 36 with 110lb 4oz

6th  Chris Haines Woodpecker peg 10 with 84lb 13oz

Our section winners were:
Tanners steve Kedge peg 32 with 95lb 15oz and Kev Osbourne peg 27 with 61lb 12oz
Woodpecker Rob Hendrick peg 12 with 34lb and Mick Wheatley peg 26 with 43lb 7oz

Stephen Crocker
Stephen Crocker

Friday August 5th residents match  Stafford Moor on Tanners and Woodpecker lakes. Weather was sunny most of the day , had a continental payout today , had a great winning weight from Stephen Crocker peg 36 with 132lb 4oz fishing 11mm on the lead, well done Steve ! (Who won it last year too )
2nd Chris Birch Tanners peg 35 with 122lb 5oz

3rd  Keith Simpson Woodpecker peg 10 with 51lb 3oz

4th Rob Hendrick AKA MOS Tanners peg 13 with 90lb 12oz fishing 8mm & paste down the edge

5th Mark Betteridge Woodpecker peg 28 with 49lb 11oz

6th  Richard Gere AKA Michael Wheatley 😜 Tanners peg 18 with 79lb 3oz


Mid Week Winner at the the Moor

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The  open match on Tanners lake  at Stafford Moor on Wednesday July 13th 17  fishing . Weather was fabulous on the lawns like sunbathing conditions then on the bank between pegs 30-36 was blowing a gale ! One side in t shirts and the other in hoodys !

Winner - John Bailey
Winner – John Bailey

winner of the day was John Bailey peg 1 with 153lb fishing 11mm on the lead well done John !

In second place was Lee Thomas peg 3 with 139lb 12oz fishing 8 & 11 mm pellet on the wag and bomb

In third place was Martin Heard peg 35 with 108lb 1oz fishing 8mm on the bomb

Section winners were :Ricky Johnston peg 30 with 98lb 8oz fishing 11mm on the bomb and also Ian Chadburn peg 36 with 94lb 6oz

Stafford Match Round Up

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Stafford Moors Sunday Open on 3rd July saw some excellent nets of fish; full report from Joanne Coombes below

We had a continental payout today. We had 25 guys fishing .


The winner was Mike Iacono (pictured below) on Woodpecker peg 32 with 183lb fishing 8mm pellet on the waggler.
In 2nd place was Tim Hagg on Tanners peg 9 with 122lb 1oz
In 3rd place was Tony Burslem on Woodpecker peg 36 with 159lb 15oz
In 4th place was Andy Webb on Tanners peg 13 with 118lb 8oz
In 5th place was Mark Cullerton on Woodpecker peg 16 with 155lb 14oz
In 6th place was Dave Stockton on Tanners peg 35 with 109lb 6oz

Our silvers winners were : Tim Hagg on Tanners 9 with 7lb 9oz & Bruce Hunt on Woodpecker peg 26 with 12lb 6oz.

Fridays residents match today on Tanners lake had a great winning weight from Steve Pearce peg 36 with 137lb 13oz fishing 8mm pellet on the bomb well done Steve! who has actually won the residents match 3 years in a row! Please see full match results below.


  1. STEVE PEARCE Peg 36 Tanners: 137lbs 13oz
  2. PETER VERNON Peg 9 Tanners: 122lbs 4oz
  3. KEITH NEEDHAM Peg 11 Tanners: 90lbs 9oz
  4. ALBERT PEARCE Peg 3 Tanners: 73lbs 14oz
  5. BILL PEARCE Peg 35 Tanners: 73lbs 0oz
  6. LUKE BURFORD Peg 30 Tanners: 71lbs 2oz
  7. JOE LONERGON Peg 18 Tanners: 48lb 12oz

Mid Week Open Wednesday 5th July

What a glorious day weather wise. Had so many great weights as you can see in the full match report below. Well done to Nikki Miller who bagged himself 169lb 6oz from peg 9 fishing 8mm on the waggler.


  1. NICKKI MILLER Peg 9 Tanners: 169lbs 6oz
  2. BRUCE HUNT Peg 36 Tanners: 135lbs 1oz
  3. STEVE SHAW Peg 6 Tanners: 132lbs 4oz
  4. MARK HAYMAN Peg 35 Tanners: 129lbs 1oz
  5. MARTIN HEARD Peg 18 Tanners: 104lbs 15oz
  6. TERRY CLARK Peg 34 Tanners: 80lbs 2oz
  7. ROY WORTH Peg 32 Tanners: 67lbs 8oz
  8. PAUL CASSON Peg 11 Tanners: 66lbs 13oz
  9. IAN CROXTON Peg 3 Tanners: 47lbs 6oz
  10. ADRIAN CRAWLEY Peg 25 Tanners: 39lbs 7oz
  11. STUART RUSSELL Peg 20 Tanners: 34lbs 8oz
  12. ANDY WEBB Peg 27 Tanners: 32lbs 14oz
  13. PETER SHERBOURNE Peg 16 Tanners: 32lbs 5oz
  14. DAVE BARNET Peg 30 Tanners: 29lbs 15oz