North Devon Match Group Winter League No. 4

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North Devon Match Group Winter League No. 4 Wooda Lakes Results:
1st Shaun Stenton 68-14,

2nd Craig Crash Lamey 48-07,
3rd Colin Cherrington 47-08,
4th Tom Downing 45-15,
5th Nathan Underwood 45-11,
6th Paul Morris 45-07,
7th Chris Morris 45-00
8th Stephen Craker 26-08.
Today’s match was held at the ever popular wooda Lakes complex with 24 anglers in attendance. With all of the lakes frozen over in the lead up to the match, fishing was always going to be a bit tricky for some. Nathan kindly went out and broke the ice on most of the pegs on the first couple of lakes the day before to make it a little easier to sort this morning so a big thankyou to him! A milder night Lastnight helped thaw a lot of the ice but a few pegs remained covered to break in the morning. Top spot on the day was Shaun who fished a really tidy match on peg 17 lake 4 on the long pole around the island. Fishing bread, corn and maggots over micros. 2nd was Craig from peg 15 on lake 3 fishing maggots to the back of the lillly bed and 3rd overall was Colin, also on lake 3 peg8 fishing 8mm soft pellets down to the stick ups. Lake 1, unfortunately fished the harder of the 3 but winning the lake was ian gray from peg 1with 21-08.

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.

Bideford and District Angling Club Coarse Section- Wooda Lakes

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Match results @ Wooda Lakes,

1st Martin Turner 55lb 6oz

2nd Thomas Scott 32lb 8oz

3rd Steve Bailey 31lb 15oz

4th Keith Copland 25lb 4oz

5th David Bailey 23lb 9oz

6th Colin Gorman 19lb 11oz

7th  Ian Owen  15lb 7 oz

8th John Lisle 14lb 11oz ,

14 keen members endured another Sunday of wind and rain. The prolific Wooda Lakes produced the goods again!  Martin Turner   fished on lake 4, alternating between feeder and margin pole , a 20 carp net sealed victory, Second place and top weight on lake 3 was another pole caught 11 carp net for up and coming Junior member Thomas Scott , Our Secretary Steve also on lake 3 found some nice edge dwelling carp in the closing stages of the event for third spot. April’s monthly match see’s us back at Tarka Swims.

North Devon Tackle – Match at Wooda Lakes

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Report from  North Devon Tackle Club.

MATCH 2 (Wooda Lakes) 1/3/20


A really good turn out, for our 2nd match of the year held at Wooda Lakes (on lake 3 & lake 4)

Winner on the day was Wayne Mitchell  who put 21 carp on the scales for 52lb 9oz.

 Norman Martin also had 21 carp & even tried weighing in a duck to move off 2nd spot!!!

(Move over Bazza the 4th, Norm the 2nd is now in town!)

TOP 5 on day:

1st Wayne Mitchell  – 52lb 9oz

2nd Norman Martin  – 50lb 7oz

3rd Stephen Barrell – 44lb 10oz

4th Kevin Wilton – 44lb 9oz

5th Andrew Gratton  – 19lb 9oz

Lake 3

 Wayne Mitchell 52lb 9oz

Norman Martin 50lb 7oz

Lake 4  Kevin Wilton 44lb 9oz

Andrew Gratton  19lb 9oz

A HUGE Happy Birthday to Kevin Wilton  who probably wont thank me for saying he turned 60 this weekend, also premature congratulations to Michael Seward  who also reaches the same milestone in just over a week.

Hope you guys all had a great weekend, sorry I could not make the celebrations.

A quick well done also to Peter Sward who won the Birthday Saturday knock up with 43lb 4oz.

Thank you to Stuart Sharp  for taking the attached photos of you guys & sending them over.

NEXT MATCH – Jennetts Reservoir 5th April.

North Devon Match Group Winter League No. 1 @ Wooda Fishery

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North Devon Match Group Winter League No. 1 @ Wooda Fishery


1st Paul Morris 73lb 14oz

2nd Colin Cherrington 53lb 10oz

3rd Kevin Shears 47lb 14oz

4th Shaun Stenton  44lb 6oz

5th Damian Lawrence39lb 15oz

6th Ian Croxton 31lb 0oz

7th Wayne Murton 30 lb 6 oz

8th  Chris Morris 29lb 8oz

9th  Keith Copland 29lb 1oz

16 fished, Paul Morris has begun the Winter League campaign with a resounding victory on peg 2 ,the reed beds on lake 3 , he has fished the short pole with pellets , and switched to shallow occasionally.2nd place went to Colin on peg 9 beside the inlet on pool 4 , again a short pole job. Kevin’s 3rd place was on peg 3 on pool 3. Conditions were breezy but dry, and Wooda Fishery again produced a good match.

Wooda Lakes – Pairs Match

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REPORT FROM John Forster 

Thank -you to all who turned up on the day  especially to Craig Crash Lamey who despite losing his fishing partner for the day due to illness still turned up and fished with an awesome attitude.
Well nice fine weather  with great people everything looked really good , so we did the draw and set about getting ready , personally i drew on what is normally a great peg and was really looking forward to the match , but all good things and all that, i really struggled loads of fish around yet no matter what i did they did not want to feed and I ended up with 12lb 4oz
But the day was brilliant with more talk about the cricket flying around our lake amongst the usual banter.
At the end we had the 3 winners and I apologise if the weights
are not 100% accurate as the paperwork has gone a-stray
1st was Paul Morris  and Tom Downing with 130lb of carp and silvers
2nd was Nathan Underwood and Pete Horton with  111lb of carp/silvers
3rd was Neilsen Jeffery and Martin Turner with 86lb
the rest of us also rans didnt walk away empty handed , we decided thanks to Andy Seery  and his sponsoring the prizes instead of giving tio the top 3 pairs we split all up between the other 13 anglers ,
All in All a great day which was thoroughly enjoyed so a big thank you to Stuart and Wooda Lakes  for allowing this to happen for the 2nd year , To Andy Seery and So Simple Baits
and  to everyone who fished

* MATCH REPORT * Wooda lakes

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A big thank you to the 21 anglers who turned out to fish Wooda Lakes Annual Fur ‘n Feather Match, fished across their Mixed Match and Carp match lakes. With mild weather the fishing ought to have been excellent, but with an influx of cold water it made for tough fishing for most. With the carp holed up tight, the silver fish at least gave sport for some, while others just enjoyed the day out, the occasional drizzle and banter…. the John “I’m admitting to 10lb, but your carp are bigger” Lisle and Pete “I only have 10lb” Slade banter continued after the match!

Overall winner on the day was Neilsen Jeffrey, pegged on the wood side of the Carp Match lake, weighing in 53lb 2oz of carp caught mainly on the pole. Second was Kevin Shears, from the point on the Mixed match lake, with 40lb 4oz. Third was Lewis Jones with 37lb 12oz at the far end of the Carp Match lake.
Pools was paid out to:
Neilsen Jeffrey – overall winner 53lb 2oz
Kevin Shears – winner Mixed lake 40lb 4oz
Lewis Jones – winner Carp match lake 37lb 12oz
Martin Crouch – r/up Mixed lake 29lb 10oz
Rich Dennis – r/up Carp match lake 34lb 15oz

The blind pairs was a tight encounter with Kevin Shears and Rich Dennis on 75lb 3oz just beating Mat Sampson and Neilsen Jeffrey on 72lb 6oz. Kevin and Rich picking up a crate of beer each for their win.

The mystery weight (of 12lb 1oz) was won by Ian Croxton with 12lb 2oz, who picked up a bottle of bubbly.

All anglers also picked up a selection of prizes from 1st place down to the wooden spoon.

Full results:

Mixed match lake

Peg 1 – Mat Sampson 19lb 4oz
Peg 2 – Peter Horton 14lb 7oz
Peg 3 – Peter Seward 16lb 2oz
Peg 4 – Mick Seward 6lb 13oz
peg 5 – Stephen Craker 16lb 13oz
Peg 6 – Simon Allen 7lb 11oz
Peg 7 – Kevin Wilton 4lb 12oz
Peg 8 – Ian Croxton 12lb 2oz
Peg 9 – Martin Crouch 29lb 10oz
Peg 10 – Kevin Shears 40lb 4oz
Peg 11 – John Forster 10lb 4oz

Carp match lake

Peg 12 – Rich Dennis 34lb 15oz
Peg 13 – Keith Copeland 30lb 6oz
Peg 15 – Shaun Stenton 10lb 2oz
peg 16 – Tom Downing 18lb
Peg 17 – Martin Turner 21lb 3oz
Peg 18 – Neilsen Jeffrey 53lb 2oz
Peg 19 – Kev Grant 5lb 12oz
Peg 20 – Lewis Jones 37lb 12oz
Peg 21 – John Lisle 11lb 4oz
peg 22 – Pete Slade 9lb 14oz

North Devon Match Group Winter League No.1 Wooda Fishery

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1st  Neilsen Jeffery 84lb 1oz

2nd Paul Morris 73lb 11oz

3rd  Shaun Stenton 65lb 4oz

4th  Christopher Morris 63lb 8oz

5th Martin Turner 48lb 4oz

6th Mark Richard 45lb 11oz .

15 fished.We used the 2 lower match lakes on the prolific complex and enjoyed a dry still autumnal day. Neilsen Jeffery got his winter league campaign off to a great start with a net of pole caught carp from the roadside bank on the bottom lake , Paul Morris was next peg and landed his 2nd place catch on both method feeder and pole. Shaun Stenton used similar tactics on the first lake for 3rd place  Christopher Morris was 4th from the opposite bank.

North Devon Match Group Summer League No.1 Wooda Lakes

The pictures below sum up the Spring so far. Many thanks to Martin Turner for his new report from the enduring North Devon Match Group!

1st Kevin Shears 57lb 12oz

2nd Christopher Morris 52lb 13oz

3rd Martin Turner 42lb 13oz

4th Tom Downing 41lb 11oz

5th Paul Morris  41lb 6oz

6th Nathan Underwood 31lb 2oz .

Silvers  James Grogan 7lb 1oz .

Despite our efforts that man Shears has secured yet another victory! Kevin drew on the road side on lake 4 and landed 20 carp on corn on the pole in the margins. Christopher drew on one of the reed beds on lake 3 for second also on corn on the pole. Martin was next peg to him , and caught on bread and maggots. The spring day started well for the 17 competitors but deteriorated in to sleet by the time we weighed in .Thanks to Start Sharp for allowing us to use both lakes and providing breakfast rolls.