North Devon Match Group – Summer League Result

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North Devon Match Group Summer league No.5 Lakeview Morchard Road,

1st Tom Downing 76lb 8oz

2nd Andrew Gratton 59lb 5oz

3rd Kevin  Shears 52lb 9oz

4th Stephen Craker 51lb 1oz

5th Martin Turner 44lb 15oz

6th  Paul Morris 42lb 10oz

16 fished , Thundery conditions , Tom scored his 4th victory in a row, his 25 carp proved a decisive winning net, after a slow start he caught well in the latter stages on hard pellets in the margins from peg 17 , Andrew was best of the rest from peg 1, facing Tom , most of his catch fell to method feeder in open water, 3rd and 4th places came off the road side , .

North Devon Match Group Championship No 7 Darracott Reservoir results:

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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,

North Devon Match Group Summer league No. 4 Highampton lakes Results :

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North Devon Match Group Summer league No. 4 Highampton lakes Results :

1st

Tom Downing

59lb 2oz

2nd

Graham Currington

39 lb 14oz

3rd

Nathan Underwood

38lb 12oz

4th

Andrew Gratton

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

Mark Richards

with 30lb 7oz.

North Devon Match Group Championship No.3 @ Wooda Lakes

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 1st Christopher Morris 55lb 12oz

2nd Simon Maunder 51lb 12oz

3rd Paul Elworthy 48lb 8oz

4th Tom Downing 47lb 5oz

5th CraigCrashLamey 38lb 10oz

6th Tim Brown 36lb 12oz

7th Martin Turner 30lb 13oz

8th Graham Currington  27lb 3oz

22 fished. The Wooda Lakes near Holsworthy hosted our monthly competition, we fished in damp but less windy conditions than of late . Christopher Morris has drawn peg 20 on lake 4 , and caught most of his winning net in the margins on the pole.  Simon Maunder has had a similar catch also on the pole on sweetcorn from lake 1 peg 5 for second, , Paul Elworthy also on lake 1 has taken 3rd place with a small ground-bait feeder and maggots. Lake 3 has proved the toughest Graham has taken top weight with his 8th place. Thanks to Stuart Sharp  for permitting us to use the lakes and providing breakfast rolls.

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.

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 . Final championship and Christmas Competition @ Oaktree Fishery

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 1st Neilsen Jeffery 87lb 2oz

2nd Jim Grogan 34lb 7oz

3rd Bruce Hunt 33lb 15oz

4th Craig Crash Lamey 29lb 3oz

5th Martin Turner   24lb 3oz

6th Kevin Shears 20lb 7oz

7th  Paul Elworthy 19lb 13oz.

8th Stuart BUrridge  17lb 8oz .

21 fished. Today’s competition was fished in cold squally conditions . Nieilsen Jeffery rounded off a very successful campaign with a comprehensive victory on peg 16 on the top pond , he has caught 15 carp on pole fished corn.  James Grogan has landed some large carp on the adjoining peg for second spot. Bruce Hunt also fished the top lake and landed a mixed bag on maggots on the pole for 3rd overall. Craig was 4th overall and top wieght on the bottom pond , taken on a small method feeder with maggot.

North Devon Match Group Winter League No.3 @ Stafford Moor results

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North Devon Match Group Winter League No.3 @ Stafford Moor results:

1st Tim Brown 54lb 10oz

2nd Stephen Craker 49lb 12oz

3rd Martin Turner 41lb 5oz

4th Kevin Shears 40lb 12oz

5th Nathan Underwood  30lb

6th John Bailey 29lb 14oz

7th  Paul Elworthy 29lb 5oz

8th John Lisle 26lb 7oz

20 anglers fished.

Stafford Moor lakes. Oak and Woodpecker were used for today’s competition. The cold snap certainly dampened the appetite of the residents .Oak has provided the top three wieghts , winner on the day was new member Tim Brown he has landed over 50lb on the pole and soft pellets from peg 20 . Second was match regular Stephen Craker  with a margin caught net on corn off peg 6 on Oak , Martin Turner has taken 3rd spot on peg 12 also on Oak , bomb and bread and 6mm hard pellets on the pole. Top net on Woodpecker and 4th overall was Kevin Shears on peg 11 Nathan was 5th on the next peg ,12.

North Devon Match Group Championship No. 11 @ Stafford Moor Results:

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North Devon Match Group Championship No. 11 @ Stafford Moor Results:

1st Kevin Shears 103lb 8oz

2nd Nielsen Jeffery 81lb

3rd Paul Morris 76lb 10oz

4th  Nathan Underwood 74lb 15oz

5th  Chris Morris 74lb 1oz

6th Dave Downton 71lb 4oz

7th Ian Croxton 66lb

8th Martin Turner 60lb 9oz

24 anglers fished Oak and Woodpecker lakes at the superb Stafford Moor complex, Kevin Shears drew peg 9 on Oak to win convincingly , he has fished the long pole in open water with sweetcorn , Neilsen Jeffery pegged opposite on peg 12 has also fished the pole for second overall this has secured him this year’s championship, top rod on Woodpecker was Christopher Morris who took a nice mixed catch on maggots on the long pole on permanent peg 4 .

North Devon Match Group – Oaktree Result

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North Devon Match Group Winter League No.2 @ Oaktree Fishery

1st Neilsen Jeffery 45lb 2oz

2nd Paul Ware 32lb 7oz

3rd Chris Morris 26lb 5oz

4th Colin Cherrington 23lb 2oz

5th John Lisle 21lb 4oz

6th Nathan Underwood 18lb 4oz

7th Graham Currington 14lb 4oz

8th Ken Cocks 13lb 13oz

18 fished,  Neilsen Jeffery convincing victory came to corn fished in the margins on the top lake , Paul Ware second spot came to pole fished pellet also from the top lake, third and fourth places came from the bottom lake Chris Morris fished the waggler for top spot .