North Devon Match Group – Melbury

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North Devon Match Group Summer League No.3 @ Melbury Reservoir

1st  Paul Elworthy 50lb 12oz

2nd  Stuart Shelley Burridge 22lb 2oz

3rd Kevin Shears  21lb 2oz

4th Colin Cherrington 20lb 6oz

5th Pete Slade 20lb 5oz

6th Mark Richards 18lb 5oz

14 anglers took part in the event ,,conditions were mild and wet, good nets of both skimmer bream and quality roach featured from all around the lake. Veteran Paul Elworthy took full advantage of a reasonable draw to completely dominate the match with a faultless display of feeder fishing from peg 1 , 2nd spot was more closely fought , Pauls travelling partner Stuart Shelley  took it with another feeder catch from peg 10 by the hole in the wall. Kevin came in third next peg to the winner also with a feeder catch. .Colin’s 4th place is worthy of a mention from peg 9 ,not normally in the draw bag, and his 1st visit to the venue .

Stunning carp from local reservoirs

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(Below)Ashley Bunning had four carp this weekend from Upper Tamar Lake on the Cornwall and Devon border all caught on Nash Scopex Squid Fluoro pop up boilies over a bed of 18mm freebies. The largest being 19lb 2oz and the rest mid doubles.

(Below) Lee Watts from Bideford had a cracking first session on Melbury Reservoir in North Devon landing 3 carp. The largest was a common of 24lb backed up with another common of 21lb and a mirror of 19lb 15oz.

(Below) I enjoyed a fish-less session at Jennetts Reservoir at the weekend but still enjoyed being at the waters edge. The above waters along with Jennetts and Lower Slade all offer quality carp in beautiful surroundings and offer a different experience to some of the more heavily stocked commercial waters.

North Devon Match Group – Melbury Reservoir Summer League No 2

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1st John Lacy 8lb

2nd John Lisle 5lb 1oz

3rd John Bailey 4lb

4th Christopher Morris 2lb 14oz

Beautiful hot still weather greeted NDMG members for the second summer league match, bites were at a premium on the day and John Lacey took top spot on peg 1 on the dam, he fished on a small groundbait feeder with red maggot bait at close range for a net of good roach ,second placed John Lisle had 4 nice skimmers on the tip on worm from peg 6,John Bailey caught 8 roach on the waggler for 3rd.

North Devon Match Group Championship No 10 Melbury Reservoir Results

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1stPaul Elworthy 42lb 3oz

2nd Tom Downing 18lb 4oz

3rd John Lisle 14lb 15oz

4th Kier Durrant 14lb 6oz

5th Neilsen Jeffery 13lb 10oz

Todays winner, Paul was on peg 4 on the far side of the dam,he amassed an exceptional net of skimmers and roach on the tip with micro pellet and sweetcorn. Tom took the second spot from peg 3 also using feeder tactics, John drew on the middle of the dam and fished short on the tip for a bag of quality roach.

Some stunning nets of fish from Melbury a water that produced a some stunning perch during the 1990’s.