Summer League R6

Charity Match,  Sunday 14th July:

With the skimmer bags improving over recent weeks everyone was ready for pegs 33 and 34 to sack up, but the clear blue skies and gentle breeze saw everyone struggle in the annual charity competition.  £130 was raised on the day, thankyou everyone.

A 14lb 6oz carp falling to tip fed luncheon meat an hour into the contest gave Paul Braund the victory.  A 3lb skimmer taken on the short pole and maggot boosted the total Bird hide section weight to close on 20lbs. Meanwhile in the Lower Basin, fishing end peg 12, Jean Bowden was finding the silvers and plugged away on the pole, catching a decent skimmer on the way to a 7lbs 9ozs net, and second place.  At the other end of the Lower Basin section, one down from his favorite peg, Dick Turner was  also bagging the silvers, falling just 4 ounces short of 7lbs, but easily securing third spot from peg 18.

Matt Sampson was on fancied peg 34 and did bring the best second basin bag of 4lb 9ozs to the bank, Dave Allen bagged 6lbs for the Lower Basin Section and Mark Gratton won the Bird Hide section with a hard fished for 2lbs 14ozs. Jack Crystal won the junior section and was 7th overall with 3lb 12ozs from peg 17.

Pos: Angler Lbs ozs Peg No. Pts
1 Paul Braund 19lbs 8oz 44 19
2 Jean Bowden 7lbs 9oz 12 18
3 Dick Turner 6lbs 12ozs 18 17
4 Dave Allen 6lbs 13 16
5 Simon Allen 4lbs 11oz 16 15
6 Matt Sampson 4lbs 9ozs 34 14
1st (J) Jack Crystal (J) 3lbs 12oz 17 13
7 Kevin Hill 3lbs 9oz 14 13
8 Adrian Hill 3lbs 2oz 30 12
9 Carl 3lbs 1oz 33 11
10 Mark Gratton 2lbs 14oz 44 10
11 Peter Giles 2lbs 13oz 27 9
12 Wayne Burnard 2lbs 11ozs 31 8
13 Simon Hockaday 2lbs 4ozs 15 7
14 Len Hancock 2lbs 3ozs 46 6
=15 Steve Whitehouse 2lbs 2oz 28 4.5
=15 Ian Gray 2lbs 2ozs 32 4.5
16 Mike Bowden 1lbs 7ozs 43 3
17 Ady Larkins 11ozs 29 2
Summer League Table
Pos: Angler No. Mts Pts
1 Simon Allen 5 79.5
2 Kevin Hill 6 77
3 Dave Allen 6 76
=4 Tony Hillas 4 72
=4 Paul Braund 6 72
6 Adrian Hill 6 69
7 Matt Sampson 5 69
8 Ian Gray 6 68.5
9 Steve Whitehouse 6 68
10 Jean Bowden 5 55
11 Peter Giles 5 46.5
12 Dick Turner 6 46
13 Ady Larkins 5 41.5
14 Mark Gratton 3 40
15 Simon Hockaday 6 39
16 Mike Bowden 5 38
1st (J) Jack Crystal 4 38
=17 Adrian Hill 3 30.5
=17 Paul Drissell 4 30.5
19 Nick West 2 30
20 Wayne Burnard 4 22
21 Tony Johns 4 18
22 Nathan Underwood 1 13
23 Len Hancock 4 12
24 Carl 1 11
25 Geoff 1 1
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Evening Pairs League R5

Pairs League Round 5

Tuesday 9th July

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Team Angler 1 Weight 1 Peg Angler 2 Weight 2 Peg Pts
1 Me and My Boy S Allen 3lbs 15oz 15 D Allen 12lb 9oz 29 13
=2 Lynstone Lads S Whitehouse 5lb 6oz 17 M Gratton 5lbs 12oz 27 12
=2 New Halwill Hustlers N Underwood 4lb 5oz 18 P Horton 8lb 8oz 32 12
4 Bude Bay Pirates A Hill 5lb 12ozs 14 P Giles 2lb 13oz 30 10
=5 Tiscott Boys T Johns 1lb 11ozs 15 P Braund 8lb 10oz 33 9
=5 Lager Louts A Larkins 4lb 12 K Hill 5lb 15oz 31 9
7 Brendon All Stars M Sampson 3lb 14oz 13 C Abbott 3lb 1oz 34 5
8 Carp or Bust M Pepprel 19 R Willshire 3lb 15oz 28 3

Pairs League (No. of Matches in Brackets)

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Pos. Team Points
1 Me and My Boy (5) 31.5
2 Tiscott Boys (5) 21.5
3 Lager Louts (5) 18.5
4 Lynstone Lads (5) 19.5
5 Bude Bay Pirates (4) 17.5
6 New Halwill Hustlers (3) 14.5
7 Brendon All Stars (5) 14
9 Carp or Bust (3) 9
8 Young and Old (2) 8.5
10 New Team Faint Heart (1) 1
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Summer League R5

Martin Group Shield,  Sunday 7th July:

With pegs 19 and 20 becoming infamous for their lack of weights in recent contests they were left out on Sunday, only for pegs 17 and 18 to top the weights in that section as the higher end of the Lower Basin outfished the more favoured 14/15/16 pegs.

As was expected, the Second Basin topped the weights as the larger skimmers have now moved into the shallow, warm water.  Matt Sampson brought a succession of skimmers to bag up with  11lbs from hot peg 34, Adrian Hill was close behind with 10lbs from neighboring peg 33.   Both anglers plugged away with the wag’n mag, the skimmers eventually showing in the second half of the contest.  Third place was shared in the Allen Household with Dave netting 8lb 8ozs from the Birdhide and Simon the same weight from peg 29.

Jack Crystal won the Junior section with 4lb 7ozs (a weight that would have won the Senior Section on the day, much to Simon Hockaday’s benefit who be default had a 3lb 12oz section win!).  Steve Whitehouse took the Lower Basin section with 8lbs 6ozs of silvers and Tony Hillas kept up the pressure at t he top of the league with the Second Basin section win.

Don’t forget its the Charity Match on Sunday so please bring a prize if you can.


Pos: Angler Lbs ozs Peg No. Pts
1 Matt Sampson 11lbs 6oz 34 19
2 Adrian Hill 9lbs 13oz 33 18
=3 Simon Allen 8lbs 8ozs 29 16.5
=3 Dave Allen 8lbs 8oz 45 16.5
5 Steve Whitehouse 8lbs 6oz 18 15
6 Tony Hillas 7lbs 11ozs 27 14
7 Mark Gratton 5lbs 13oz 17 13
8 Kevin Hill 5lbs 4oz 30 12
9 Dick Turner 4lbs 13oz 14 11
10 Peter Giles 4lbs 8oz 12 10
1st (J) Jack Crystal 4lbs 7oz 44 9
11 Ian Gray 4lbs 5oz 31 9
12 Ady Larkins 4lbs 2ozs 13 8
=13 Simon Hockaday 3lbs 12ozs 43 6.5
=13 Paul Braund 3lbs 12oz 32 6.5
15 Tony Johns 3lbs 10ozs 15 5
16 Mike Bowden 3lbs 2ozs 46 4
17 Jean Bowden 2lbs 2ozs 28 3
18 Len Hancock 2lbs 16 2
Summer League Table
Pos: Angler No. Mts Pts
1 Tony Hillas 4 72
2 Simon Allen 4 64.5
=3 Ian Gray 5 64
=3 Kevin Hill 5 64
5 Steve Whitehouse 5 63.5
6 Dave Allen 5 60
7 Adrian Hill 5 57
8 Matt Sampson 4 55
9 Paul Braund 5 53
10 Ady Larkins 4 39.5
11 Peter Giles 4 37.5
12 Jean Bowden 4 37
13 Mike Bowden 4 35
14 Simon Hockaday 5 32
=15 Adrian Hill 3 30.5
=15 Paul Drissell 4 30.5
=17 Nick West 2 30
=17 Mark Gratton 2 30
19 Dick Turner 5 29
1st (J) Jack Crystal 3 25
20 Tony Johns 4 18
21 Wayne Burnard 3 14
22 Nathan Underwood 1 13
23 Len Hancock 3 6
24 Geoff 1 1
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Evening Pairs League R4

Pairs League Round 4

Tuesday 25th June

It was a ‘full house’ for the Brendon All Stars as they maxed out the points to win Tuesday’s evening pairs league.  Matt Sampson bagged 7lbs 11oz of silvers off end peg 12 to win the Lower Basin whilst partner London Tone Hillas also bagged the silvers for a 9lb+ bag off peg 33 to win the Second Basin.

Simon Hockaday and Mark Gratton bagged a steady 6lbs of silvers apiece and their consistency earned them second place.  League leaders Me and My Boy picked up third and retained their commanding lead  with Si Allen finishing third in section and Dave Allen 6th in section.

The Lager Louts had an off night not helped by the late arrival of Ady Larkins, and for last time winners Carp or Bust is was sadly a ‘Bust’ night!

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Team Angler 1 Weight 1 Peg Angler 2 Weight 2 Peg Pts
1 Brendon All Stars M Sampson 7lb 11oz 12 T Hillias 9lb 2oz 33 18
2 Lynstone Lads S Hockaday 6lb 3oz 13 M Gratton 6lbs 13oz 32 11
3 Me And My Boy S Allen 6lb 2oz 13 D Allen 3lb 15oz 30 10
=4 Bude Bay Pirates P Giles 1lb 10ozs 16 A Hill 8lb 3oz 34 9
=4 Tiscott Boys T Johns 2lb 13ozs 17 P Braund 6lb 3oz 29 9
6 New Halwill Hustlers N Underwood 4lb 5oz 19 P Horton 1lb 8oz 27 7
7 Lager Louts A Larkins 2lb 12ozs 15 K Hill 1lb 10oz 32 5
8 Carp or Bust C Stamp - - 18 R Willshire 5lb 10oz 28 4

Pairs League (No. of Matches in Brackets)

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Pos. Team Points
1 Me and My Boy (4) 23.5
2 Tiscott Boys (4) 18
3 Lager Louts (4) 15
4 Lynstone Lads (4) 13
5 Bude Bay Pirates (3) 12.5
6 Brendon All Stars (4) 12
8 Young and Old (2) 8.5
9 New Halwill Hustlers (2) 8.5
10 Carp or Bust (2) 8
11 New Team Faint Heart (1) 1
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Summer League R4

Summer League Round 4,  Sunday 23rd June:

There was a distinct lack of big fish as the match was characterised by nets of roach perch and small skimmers.  Steve Whitehouse fished the short pole to bag just short of 8lbs of redfins and perch off peg 15 for the win.  Adrian Hill finished second off end peg 27 with 6lbs 10zs of waggler caught roach. Paul Braund finished third with 6lbs of silvers taken on the 9 meter whip.

Section wins went to Ady Larkins and Peter Giles with 5lbs 13ozs respectively.

Pos: Angler Lbs ozs Peg No. Pts
1 Steve Whitehouse 7lbs 14oz 15 15
2 Adrian Hill 6lbs 12oz 27 14
3 Paul Braund 6lbs 14 13
4 Ady Larkins 5lbs 13oz 13 11.5
5 Peter Giles 5lbs 13oz 33 11.5
6 Ian Gray 5lbs 3ozs 18 10
7 Kevin Hill 4lbs 2oz 31 9
8 Simon Hockaday 3lbs 14oz 34 8
9 Paul Drissell 3lbs 13oz 29 7
10 Tony Johns 3lbs 5oz 30 6
11 Wayne Burnard 3lbs 2oz 31 5
12 Dave Allen 2lbs 12oz 17 4
1st (J) Jack Crystal (J) 2lbs 28 3
13 Dick Turner 2lbs 19 3
14 Len Hancock 1lbs 4oz 16 2
Summer League Table
Pos: Angler No. Mts Pts
1 Tony Hillas 3 58
2 Ian Gray 4 55
3 Kevin Hill 4 52
4 Steve Whitehouse 4 48.5
5 Simon Allen 3 48
6 Paul Braund 4 46.5
7 Dave Allen 4 43.5
8 Adrian Hill 4 39
9 Matt Sampson 3 36
10 Jean Bowden 3 34
11 Ady Larkins 3 31.5
12 Mike Bowden 3 31
=13 Adrian Hill 3 30.5
=13 Paul Drissell 4 30.5
15 Nick West 2 30
16 Peter Giles 3 27.5
17 Simon Hockaday 4 25.5
18 Dick Turner 4 18
19 Mark Gratton 1 17
1st (J) Jack Crystal 2 16
20 Wayne Burnard 3 14
=21 Nathan Underwood 1 13
=21 Tony Johns 3 13
23 Len Hancock 2 4
24 Geoff 1 1
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Summer League R3

Summer League Round 3,  Sunday 9th June:

In the first three matches Tony Hillas has dropped only a single point from the maximum 59 available.  He continued his hot streak with a double figure haul of skimmers from peg 30 using pole and waggler tactics to win.  Bude’s favourite tourist, Nick West, was hot on Tony’s heels from end peg 27 but at the weigh in fell over 1lb short of the target, finishing in second place.  Matt Sampson did bag a slab from the Bird Hide that significantly contributed to his third place  7lbs weight.

Simon Allen took the Bird Hide section with a bag of small fish for 6lbs, Jean Bowden found a slab and some skimmers to win the Second Basin Section with just under 7lbs and Paul Braund was the only angler to find the skimmers in the Lower Basin, winning that section with just over 6lbs.

Jack Crystal used pole and waggler to net 2lbs of silvers to win the Junior section from the Lower Basin.

On a final note the cormorant was back!

Pos: Angler Lbs ozs Peg No. Pts
1 Tony Hillas 10lbs 8oz 30 20
2 Nick West 9lbs 2oz 27 19
3 Matt Sampson 7lbs 5oz 45 18
4 Jean Bowden 6lbs 15oz 34 17
5 Paul Braund 6lbs 1oz 14 16
6 Simon Allen 6lbs 43 15
7 Kevin Hill 5lbs 7oz 31 14
8 Steve Whitehouse 3lbs 13oz 29 13
9 Adrian Hill 3lbs 6oz 28 12
10 Ady Larkins 2lbs 15oz 17 11
11 Ian Gray 2lbs 14oz 33 10
12 Dave Allen 2lbs 6oz 18 9
13 Mike Bowden 2lbs 2oz 47 8
1st (J) Jack Crystal (J) 2lbs 15 7
14 Simon Hockaday 1lb 12oz 32 7
15 Peter Giles 1lb 9oz 44 6
16 Tony Johns 1lb 45 5
17 Colin Abbott 13ozs 13 4
18 Dick Turner 10oz 19 3
19 Paul Drissell 3ozs 16 2
Summer League Table
Pos: Angler No. Mts Pts
1 Tony Hillas 3 58
2 Simon Allen 3 48
3 Ian Gray 3 45
4 Kevin Hill 3 43
5 Dave Allen 3 39.5
6 Matt Sampson 3 36
7 Jean Bowden 3 34
=8 Steve Whitehouse 3 33.5
=8 Paul Braund 3 33.5
10 Mike Bowden 3 31
11 Adrian Hill 3 30.5
12 Nick West 2 30
13 Adrian Hill 3 25
14 Paul Drissell 3 23.5
15 Ady Larkins 2 20
16 Simon Hockaday 3 17.5
17 Mark Gratton 1 17
18 Peter Giles 2 16
1st (J) Jack Crystal 2 16
19 Dick Turner 3 15
20 Nathan Underwood 1 13
21 Wayne Burnard 2 9
22 Tony Johns 2 7
23 Len Hancock 1 2
24 Geoff 1 1
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