Presentation Evening 2019

Some Photo’s from the evening.  Big thanks to Helen for the excellent photography under difficult circumstances!

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Summer League R1

Summer League Round 1,  Monica Jones Cup, Sunday 19th May:

For the record, 24 anglers fished the corresponding competition in 2017 and banked 58lbs 4ozs of fish, two less fished last year and banked 84lbs 8ozs, and one less fished this year and banked 119lbs. Even if you take the carp weights out of each match (one for 5lbs last year three for 30lbs this) we still end up at 94lbs this year, so a further improvement.

In the match itself the current Monica Jones cup holder retained the trophy with a double figure bag of skimmers from peg 16, mainly falling to the method feeder.  However, Ian did require the bonus of a 9lb carp (also taken on the tip) to see him over the line.  Tony Hillas on fancied end peg 35 banked a near 13lb carp to boost his silvers catch to finish second with a weight of 15lbs.  Meanwhile, on unfancied peg 31, Mark Gratton waggler fished his way to a 11lb net of silvers and only lacked the bonus carp or slab that would have seen him finish higher.

Section wins went to Simon Allen in the Lower Basin who eeked out an 8lb carp from under the tree on peg 20 to save his embarrassment of a 13oz silver haul, and in the Second Basin, Dave Allen off peg 32 who was helped by  a dustbin lid Bude Canal bream to top out at just over 9lbs.

We all know who the moral victor was on the day.  Well done Mark!

Pos: Angler Lbs ozs Peg No. Pts
1 Ian Gray 21lbs 4oz 16 19
2 Tony Hillas 15lbs 4oz 35 18
3 Mark Gratton 10lbs 15oz 31 17
4 Dave Allen 9lbs 8oz 32 16
5 Simon Allen 8lbs 14oz 20 15
6 Mike Bowden 8lbs 7oz 13 14
7 Steve Whitehouse 7lbs 14oz 12 13
8 Jean Bowden 6lbs 12oz 15 12
9 Adrian Hill 5lbs 1oz 28 11
10 Kevin Hill 4lbs 4oz 30 10
11 Ady Larkins 3lbs 10oz 14 9
12 Dick Turner 3lbs 8oz 33 8
13 Wayne Burnard 2lbs 15oz 27 7
14 Matt Sampson 2lbs 10oz 29 6
=15 Paul Drissell 2lbs 9oz 34 4.5
=15 Simon Hockaday 2lb 9oz 26 4.5
17 Paul Braund 1lb 6oz 18 3
18 Len Hancock 1lb 3oz 15 2
19 Geoff 25 1
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Pairs League R2

Pairs League Round 1

Sunday 5th May

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Team Angler 1 Weight 1 Peg Angler 2 Weight 2 Peg Pts
1 Me and My Boy D Allen 4lb 7oz 14 S Allen 12lb 4oz 55 13
2 Lager Louts A Larkins 10lb 8oz 15 K Hill 1lbs 13oz 67 11
=3 Tiscott Boys P Braund 1lb 1oz 2 T Johns 2lb 9oz 69 8
=3 Crystal Abbot C Abbott 1lb 3ozs 9 J Crystal 2lb 7oz 51 8
5 Lynstone Lads S Whitehouse 5lb 7oz 11 S Hockaday 3oz 69 7
6 Bude Bay Pirates A Hill 1lb 13ozs 10 P Giles 1lb 8oz 65 6
7 New Team Faint Heart L Hancock 6oz 13 D Turner 2lb 3oz 53 5

Pairs League (No. of Matches in Brackets)

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Pos. Team Points
1 Me and My Boy (2) 12
2 Tiscott Boys (2) 11.5
3 Lager Louts (2) 9
4 Crystal Abbott (2) 8.5
5 Bude Bay Pirates (2) 8
6 Lynstone Lads (2) 4
7 Brendon All Stars (1) 2
8 New Team Faint Heart (1) 1
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Pairs League R1

Pairs League Round 1

Sunday 28th April

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Team Angler 1 Weight 1 Peg Angler 2 Weight 2 Peg Pts
1 Tiscott Boys PBraund 2lb 9oz 9 M Gratton 5lb 6oz 67 13
2 Bude Bay Pirates P Giles 1lb 8oz 6 A Hill 5lbs 13oz 65 12
3 Me and My Boy D Allen 12oz 2 S Allen 9lb 7oz 69 11
4 Crystal Abbot C Abbott 1lb 1ozs 13 J Crystal 4lb 14oz 55 9
5 Lager Louts A Larkins 15oz 8 K Hill 2lb 9oz 63 6
6 Brendon All Stars T Hillas 6ozs 5 M Sampson 4lb 13oz 53 5
7 Lynstone Lads S Hockaday 2oz 7 S Whitehouse 5oz 51 2

Pairs League (No. of Matches in Brackets)

Pos. Team Points
1 Tiscott Boys (1) 7
2 Bude Bay Pirates (1) 6
3 Me and My Boy (1) 5
4 Crystal Abbott (1) 4
5 Lager Louts (1) 3
6 Brendon All Stars (1) 2
7 Lynstone Lads (1) 1
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Last Chance Match

Two more anglers can now claim a ‘victory’ during the 2018-19 season as Ady Larkins and Dick Turner both banked 3lbs 15ozs to share 1st place in Sunday’s last chance match.  Each had a net full of skimmers with the odd roach, mainly taken on the long pole. For both anglers, those bumped fish and drop offs now seem more important than ever!

Mike Bowden continued his impressive run in the winter league with yet another podium finish, netting 3lbs 5ozs of skimmers.  An honorable mention to Derek Foster who finished a creditable 5th with just under 2lbs of skimmer on a very tricky day.

Kevin Hill lost a carp and a slab, either of which would have won the competition, whilst others simply struggled to get a bite as the hard fishing continues.

Pos: Angler Lbs ozs Peg No. Pts
1 Dick Turner 3lbs 15oz 16
2 Ady Larkins 3lbs 15oz 18
3 Mike Bowden 3lbs 4oz 19
4 Len Hancock 2lbs 5oz 13
5 Derek Foster 1lbs 13oz 17
6 Jean Bowden 1lbs 9oz 10
7 Colin Abbott 1lb 5oz 15
8 Kevin Hill 11oz 14
9 Tony Johns 3oz 11
10 Dean Ferris - 12
11 Simon Hockaday - 20
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23llb 4oz Mirror Carp

The Mirror Carp continue to grow with a third 20lb+ fish reported this year.  Callum Renton banked this well conditioned mirror from the canal at the weekend.  Comparing the photo’s of the other 20lb Mirrors this looks to be a different fish again.

23lbs 4oz Bude Canal Mirror

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