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.
Norman Martin fished at Oaktree Fishery where he banked six carp between 10lb 2oz and 20lb 5oz. All were tempted using Tom Thick Baits Super Sausage.
1st Paul Elworthy 42lb 4oz
2nd Paul Morris 39lb 13oz
3rd Neilsen Jeffery 35lb 15oz
4th Stuartshelley Burridge 32lb 1oz
5th James Grogan 31lb 5oz
6th Dave Dodgy Hooks 30lb 6oz
22 members fished our final comp of the year , 11 on each pond. Conditions were still and cold to start but deteriorated into rain. Paul Elworthy drew on peg 2 in the middle of the dam on the top pool his first fish was a near double on paste on the pole , he added 6 more and crucially 7lb of sivers to secure a victory , Paul Morris was on peg 15 on the bottom lake he also landed a large carp early he went on to net 9 fish, all on the pole, for 2nd place. 3rd went to Neilsen Jeffery with a pole and corn approach on peg 9 , The first competition for the new year kicks off on Jan 6th 2019 on Morchard Road.
North Devon Match Group Winter League No 3 @ Oaktree Fishery Results
1st Kevin Shears 41lb 8oz
2nd Tom Downing 38lb 5oz
4th Ken Cocks 25lb 8oz
5th Martin Turner 24lb 14oz
6th Stuartshelley Burridge 20lb 4oz
The 20 anglers that attended this event were pegged on both top and bottom ponds . The fishing proved tricky in the wet blustery conditions, Kevin has once again come out on top with a 7 fish catch, from an un-fancied peg on the top pond dam ,to pole and corn . Tom Downing has drawn on the bottom on peg 19 and landed a similar catch on feeder and pole for 2nd. John Forster fished the feeder on peg 7 casting to the island for 3rd. 4th spot was Ken Cocks also on the top pond on peg 7.
Triple Hook Club enjoyed a great day at Oak Tree Fishery with some good bags of carp and other species. Highlight of the day was a fine brace of perch to Dennis Toleman weighing 2lb 2oz and 2lb 1oz.
1st Bruce Williams 29lb 4oz
2nd Kevin Toleman 27lb 4oz both had carp at 9lbs
3rd Dennis Toleman 24lb 2oz
Kevin and Rob Hancock both had 24lb bags
Once again many thanks to Martin Turner for his excellent and much appreciated reports from North Devon Match Group.
North Devon Match Groups Christmas Competition was held at Oaktree top and bottom lakes.
1st Kevin Shears 70lb 2oz
2nd Neilsen Jeffery 52lb 8oz
3rd Paul Elworthy 49lb 3oz
4th Peter Slade 39lb 6oz
5th Keith Copland 34lb 13oz
6th Phil Watters 29lb 5oz.
15 anglers turned up for our final match of the year , Kevin continued his tremendous form with a convincing victory from the outlet peg on the bottom pond his all carp catch fell to maggot over micros , Neilsen drew on the top lake and his with corn on the pole for 2nd spot ,which also ensured that he wins Matchman of the Year , Paul’s 3rd place catch from the bottom lake means that he finished 2nd in the Championship.Despite the damp blustery conditions most people managed a few fish and all left with a prize, Thanks to everyone for attending the matches this year ,Happy , Christmas and lets do it all again next year, may your elastics stretch far!!
North Devon Match Group Winter League No.3 Oaktree .
1st Kevin Shears 98lb 7oz
2nd Paul Morris 68lb 8oz
3rd Paul Elworthy 53lb 1oz
4th Richard Ogilvy 37lb
5th John Lisle 36lb 14oz
6th Christopher Morris 35lb 15oz
16 anglers fished the match and both lakes were used , Kevin won the match with a convincing near 100lb on peg 16 on the top lake, Kevin used corn over micros on the long pole, Paul Morris also used corn on the pole but with ground bait on top lake peg 10 . Paul Elworthy continues his good form with the top weight on the bottom pool for 3rd, pole again but maggot over ground bait, Richard made a welcome come back to match fishing, and took 4th spot.. 5th and 6th also came from the top lake.
NDMG summer league No2 Oaktree top
1st Paul Morris 63lb 2oz
2nd John Lovell 43lb 5oz
3rd Martin Turner 40lb 2oz
4th Christopher Morris 39lb 15oz
6th John Forster 39lb 1oz
Well done to Paul who fished a very tidy match starting on banded pellet fished shallow on the long pole and later switching to maggot in the margins over groundbait, John fished meat and corn on the pole to finish 2nd ,Martin had 7 carp on meat over hemp for 3rd, Paul Elworthy took the silvers pool with 21lb 1oz of skimmers, conditions were warm and wet, this did not stop half the field landing nets of more than 30lb.