North Devon Match Group Versus Bude Pirates

Report from Nathan Underwood
North Devon Match Groups interclub team event versus Bude Bay pirates was held at the mighty Upper Tamar Lkae
It was a lovely day for a change with 24 anglers fishing
There were some close weights in every section
Results are
1st Ryan Wiltshire  30lb 9oz
2nd Paul Elworthy  24lb
3rd Matthew Sampson
Section winners
A section Duncan Hill  18lb 8oz
B section Colin Cherrington  14lb 11oz
C section Robert Fuller  20lb 3oz
D section Nathan Underwood  16lb 1oz
Would like to thank the scalesmen from the Tamar crew
And also the cafe that provided us breakfasts and after match food
Well this is what you are waiting for the team winners on the day we’re bude bay pirates captained by Simon Allen
157.5 to 142.5 which gives us a 15 points behind when we go to the canal in September.

Two Counties Festival 2018 Sponsored by Sensas & Matchcraft Tackle. UPPER TAMAR

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Two Counties Festival 2018
Sponsored by Sensas & Matchcraft Tackle.

Many thanks to Simon Poynter for the below results, report and fabulous images.
RESULTS
Day 1
(A) Section winner – Gavin Butler 33-5
(B) Section winner – Michael Buchwalder 37-1
(C) Section winner – Nick Jones 32-12
(D) Section winner – Vince Brown 46-4
(E) Section winner – Steve Clarke 36-5
(F) Section winner – Scott Russell 33-9
(G) Section winner – Tim Bruce 22-8
(H) Section winner – Christopher Morris 12-10
Day 2
(A) Section winner – Steve Cable 19-11
(B) Section winner – Tim Bruce 32-11
(C) Section winner – Richard Chave 33-3
(D) Section winner – Hadrian Whittle 38-12
(E) Section winner – Alex Murray 24-9
(F) Section winner – Gazza Thornton 30-0
(G) Section winner – Michael Buchwalder 35-5
(H) Section winner – Carl Steffen 39-3
Day 3
(A) Section winner – John Price 33-3
(B) Section winner – Gavin Butler 37-11
(C) Section winner – Michael Buchwalder 30-6
(D) Section winner – Chris Morris 34-8
(E) Section winner – Graham West 30-9
(F) Section winner – Rory Jones 27-4
(G) Section winner – Richard Chave 20-6
(H) Section winner – Zac Newton 29-2
Matchcraft 4 rod holder winners:
Vince Brown, Carl Steffen & Gavin Butler
Biggest Perch:
Vince Brown 3-15
Best Match Weight in Festival:
Vince Brown 46-4
Mystery Weight Prize (18lb 13oz)
Boz Phillips 18-12

Two Counties Festival 2018
Sponsored by Sensas & Matchcraft Tackle.

RESULTS

Day 1

(A) Section winner – Gavin Butler 33-5
(B) Section winner – Michael Buchwalder 37-1
(C) Section winner – Nick Jones 32-12
(D) Section winner – Vince Brown 46-4

(E) Section winner – Steve Clarke 36-5
(F) Section winner – Scott Russell 33-9
(G) Section winner – Tim Bruce 22-8
(H) Section winner – Christopher Morris 12-10

Day 2

(A) Section winner – Steve Cable 19-11
(B) Section winner – Tim Bruce 32-11
(C) Section winner – Richard Chave 33-3
(D) Section winner – Hadrian Whittle 38-12

(E) Section winner – Alex Murray 24-9
(F) Section winner – Gazza Thornton 30-0
(G) Section winner – Michael Buchwalder 35-5
(H) Section winner – Carl Steffen 39-3

Day 3

(A) Section winner – John Price 33-3
(B) Section winner – Gavin Butler 37-11
(C) Section winner – Michael Buchwalder 30-6
(D) Section winner – Chris Morris 34-8

(E) Section winner – Graham West 30-9
(F) Section winner – Rory Jones 27-4
(G) Section winner – Richard Chave 20-6
(H) Section winner – Zac Newton 29-2

Matchcraft 4 rod holder winners:
Vince Brown, Carl Steffen & Gavin Butler

Biggest Perch:
Vince Brown 3-15

Best Match Weight in Festival:
Vince Brown 46-4

Mystery Weight Prize (18lb 13oz)
Boz Phillips 18-12

Best Match Weight in Festival:
Vince Brown 46-4

Mystery Weight Prize (18lb 13oz)
Boz Phillips 18-12

OVERALL POSITIONS:

1st Michael Buchwalder 3pts (102-12)

2nd Gavin Butler 4pts (98-7)
3rd Tim Bruce 4pts (76-4)
4th Chris Morris 4pts (72-1)

5th Hadrian Whittle 5pts (98-14)
6th Carl Steffen 5pts (98-11)
7th Graham West 5pts (88-1)
8th Richard Chave 5pts (71-00)

9th Steve Cable 6pts (59-10)

10th Rory Jones 7pts (69-1)
11th Alex Bates 7pts (65-15)

12th Mark Charnell 8pts (66-15)

13th Nick Jones 9pts (77-5)
14th Scott Russell 9pts (74-8)
15th Ben Lawrence 9pts (70-7)
16th Josh Pace 9pts (67-1)
17th Zac Newton 9pts (63-6)
18th John Waples 9pts (46-9)

19th Vince Brown 10pts (81-10)
20th Keith Gooderham 10pts (60-14)
21st Duncan Hill 10pts (59-13)

22nd Nigel Garrett 11pts (64-15)
23rd John Price 11pts (61-4)
24th Darren Lawrence 11pts (54-2)

25th Steven Lipsy Hughes 12pts (62-15)
26th Rob Chambers 12pts (56-14)
27th Steve Lovell 12pts (51-1)
28th Peter Thomas 12pts (47-1)

29th Steve Clarke 13pts (68-12)
30th Jim Lawrie 13pts (62-6)
31st Gazza Thornton 13pts (60-9)
32nd Rob Fuller 13pts (52-2)
33rd Boz Phillips 13pts (48-4)

34th Alex Bradley 14pts (54-0)
35th Trevor Vernalls 14pts (52-15)
36th Rob Hewison 14pts (51-12)
37th Peter Wills 14pts (48-3)

38th Dave Walton 15pts (51-2)
39th Norman Martin 15pts (39-9)

40th Scott Puddy 16pts (50-5)
41st Matt Rowntree 16pts (47-3)

42nd Trevor Stacey 17pts (34-15)
43rd Adrian Ball 17pts (34-0)
44th Pete Patton 17pts (33-4)

45th Ricky Knott 18pts (36-0)
46th Mick Lane 18pts (34-11)

47th Alan Keleher 19pts (30-11)

Anglers placed 48th to 56th did not finish.

Massive congratulations to Preston Innovations backed Michael Buchwalder who showed his true class to win the 2018 Two Counties Festival on his first visit to the venue.
Michael recorded 3 section wins & had over 100lb of silvers along the way.

A few “thanks”…

Many thanks to Ben and the S.W.L.T staff (Bob the boatman & Gary) without them there would not be a festival.

Massive thank you to Bram Brandwijk at Matchcraft Tackle over in Holland, for his kind sponsorship of this years event, moving forward Bram has (today) agreed to sponsor the 2019 event which is great news!

Thanks to Sensas UK & M5 Angling for sponsoring fantastic Sensas prizes Simon Hebditch I will be in touch ref next year!!

Thank you to Steven Lipsy Hughes for keeping us all entertained one way or another over the three days, thanks also for doing a “whip round” for me, feeling humbled as a result mate – your really shouldn’t have, but thank you.

Above all thank you to you guys (the anglers on the festival) who make it what it is, a pleasure to run & I am sure a pleasure to fish!

PALLATRAX CARP OPEN

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Full report on the Pallatrax carp open held at Tamar Upper Lake. Thanks to Ben Smeeth for the write up.

Dave James and Craig Lacey receive £2000.JPG
Dave James and Craig Lacey receive £2000.JPG

Tamar New Boys win £2000 at Pallatrax Carp Open!
24 pairs of anglers took part in the second competition of the year with defending champs Phil and Sam Gilhespy looking to continue their very good record having won the competition twice in four attempts. Leading up to the competition Upper Tamar had sprung into life producing lots of fish up to 25lbs – hopefully this was a sign of good things for the weekend ahead!
During the water craft draw all anglers received a free Pallatrax goody bag with a range of their products and a complimentary 24 hour session on Lower Tamar. With the draw completed anglers were transported to their swims, an hour of baiting, marker rodding, spodding and spombing followed with the official start of the competition at 4pm.
Conditions seemed really favorable when it began and there were good prospects of catching lots of fish all around the lake. Friday evening came and went with odd fish caught in different areas of the lake but nothing consistent for any pair. Saturday was much the same with high winds and heavy showers not improving the catch rates. This did keep all the competitors really close together and all in with a chance of the £3500 prize money! The lake went flat calm on Sunday morning with a lot of carp seen cruising, and a lot of dog biscuits hitting the water to no avail!
There was a real tussle for the lead between Craig Lacey/Dave James, Jason/Leanne McEvoy and Danny Clarke/Nick Singleton. All three pairs had banked a couple of fish with only 20 hours to go before Danny managed another to take the lead before Craig and Dave landed two fish to move clear. Jason and Leanne stormed back with a brace of fish on Sunday morning to move just behind the leaders before the final horn sounded at 1pm. It was a tense finish to the competition which produced just shy of twenty fish. The angler pressure really showed and put the fish off the feed!
Dave and Craig, on their first trip to Upper Tamar, were first out of the draw and chose to fish peg 13 on the Devon Bank which was a new swim created especially for the competition opposite the ever popular bird hide swim. They managed to bank 4 fish for 43lbs and also lost another fish at the net. In what was a really hard weekends fishing they fully deserved the win and vowed to be back in September for the next Pallatrax Open to defend their title!
All the anglers enjoyed a free BBQ during the presentation of the prizes and trophies.
It was great to see some new faces to the venue and some returning competitors. A huge thankyou to Pallatrax for sponsoring the event and to our marshalls (Bob D, Bob O, Terry, Steve G, Ian, Amy and Roger) who did an excellent job transporting tackle, weighing fish and helping out throughout the weekend.

Dave James and Craig Lacey
Dave James and Craig Lacey
 Scott Bowden and Jamie Rusling
Scott Bowden and Jamie Rusling
Aaron and Ashley Bunning
Aaron and Ashley Bunning

1st Dave James and Craig Lacey 4 fish for 43.00lbs Peg 13
2nd Jason and Leanne McEvoy 4 fish for 37.11lbs peg 25
3rd Nick Singleton and Danny Clarke 3 fish for 29.12lbs peg 4
4th Darren White and Taro Bell 2 fish for 20.05lbs peg 23
5th Jamie Rusling and Scott Bowden 1 fish for 16.07lbs peg 18
6th Phil Gilhespy and Sam Gilhespy 1 fish for 15.08lbs peg 1
7th Ashley Bunning and Aaron Bunning 1 fish for 13.10lbs peg 19
8th Constantine Nitoit and Darby 1 fish for 10.07lbs peg 21

The next Pallatrax Open is 23-25 September and it is another pair’s match, we are now open for entries but be quick!! 01566 771930

http://coarse.swlakesfishing.co.uk/competitions/