North Devon Match Group Winter League No.1 Wooda lakes ; Results

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North Devon Match Group Winter League No.1 Wooda lakes ; Results

1st Martin Turner 61lb 13oz

2nd Tim Brown 58lb 9oz

3rd Bruce Hunt 57lb 8oz

4th Graham Currington 51lb 1oz

5th John Lisle 48lb 2oz

6th Nathan Underwood 47lb 0oz .

Sell out 20 fished in atrocious conditions, constant heavy rain and gale force winds. The slightly more sheltered corner of lake 4 allowed winner , Martin to present corn and red maggot over micros in the margins. Second place Tim , fished the feeder to the island also on lake 4 , third spot and best weight on lake 3 was Tiverton’s Bruce Hunt.

Bude Canal Angling Club v North Devon Match Group . Bude Canal Overall

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Bude Canal Angling Club v North Devon Match Group . Bude Canal Overall

1st  Adrian Hill 13lb 2oz

2nd Simon John Allen 10lb 8oz

3rd John Forster 10lb 3oz

4th  Stuartshelley Burridge 10lb

5th Ryan Wiltshire 8lb 2oz

6th Nathan Underwood 5lb 6oz

7th Christopher Morris 5lb 2oz

8th David Allen 4lb

Many thank’s again to Martin Turner for his weekly Match Fishing Reports.

24 fished, BCAC 163:5 NDMG 136:5 Brisk northerly breeze and bright conditions proved challenging for most but the Bude anglers adapted best and came out deserved winners. Top weight on the day went to Arnie on the bottom basin his catch of skimmers fell to bread on the feeder, Bude’s captain ,Simon put on a master class on the long pole for 2nd place, top weight for NDMG was John 3rd overall on the bottom basin. Thanks to Bude for hosting the event and we hope to hold the return leg on Tamar Lake in October.

North Devon Match Group Summer league No 6 . Lake View Morchard Road . Results:

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North Devon Match Group Summer league No 6 . Lake View Morchard Road . Results:

1st  Tom Downing 74lb 14oz

2nd Craig Crash Lamey 58lb 2oz

3rd John Lisle 51lb1oz

4th Martin Turner 46lb 11oz

5th John Forster 46lb 4oz

6th John Bailey 39lb 2oz

7th Nathan Underwood 29lb 10oz

8th Kevin Shears 29lb 4oz.

18 fished. Thomas has continued his remarkable run with another winning catch, he has drawn peg 9 on the roadside and fished a small hybrid feeder out to the island with micros , he also caught long and short on the pole, second place went to another of our younger anglers, Craig has mainly caught on the long pole on peg 2 , 3rd spot went to John his catch , unusually, was only 13 fish, all on corn in the margins on peg 5 in the channel.4th spot went to Martin on peg 7 bomb and pellets and pole. John drew peg 18 and landed his 5th place mainly on the method. The foreshortening summer league has been convincingly won by Thomas Downing with 180points joint second Nathan Underwood and Martin Turner both on 45 points.

North Devon Match Group Championship No 8 Melbury Reservoir. Results

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North Devon Match Group Championship No 8 Melbury Reservoir. Results

1st  Graham Colman 56lb 13oz

2nd Tom Downing 45lb 5oz

3rd Colin  Cherrington 34lb 14oz

4th Martin Turner 15lb 7oz

5th Paul Elworthy 15lb 6oz ,

Thirteen  fished, conditions were perfect overcast , warm and light winds, pegs 1,2and 3 on the far side of the dam have dominated, Graham on peg 2 has fished the open end feeder with corn at 40 turns, for a fantastic net of skimmers, big roach and rudd ,to win . Tom’s winning run came to an end but he still managed second on peg 3 another great net of silver fish ,on pole and feeder. Colin suffered cormorant trouble on his feeder line but still achieved 3rd place.

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.