Pairs League R7

Pairs League Round 7

Those fishing the Second Basin section were disappointed as it it proved hard to get any consistency, especially with two cormorants working up and down the swims all day!

Dick Turner on end peg 26 persisted on the pole and found the best section weight with 7lbs of Silvers, the same weight as his partner Pete Slade fishing from peg 13 in the Lower Basin, which was enough to give New Team Faint Heat the runners up spot.  Dave Allen had the second best weight from the Second Basin with 3lbs 12ozs, although the complaining would have indicated a weight closer to 12ozs.  The good news was that partner  Simon Allen had won the Lower Basin with no pasty break and a weight of 15lbs to give My and My Boy the win.

The New Halwill Hustlers kept the pressure on at the top of the league awith a 10lb bag of silvers from Ian Gray off peg 20 and stand in Mark Gratton’s 3lb 2ozs of bits which  secured third place and a slim 2 points lead in the league with one match to go.  Will ‘Bream Meister’ Nathan Underwood be back for the last match to claim the glory for the Hustlers?

Team Angler 1 Weight 1 Peg Angler 2 Weight 2 Peg Pts
1 Me and My Boy S Allen 15lb 1oz 17 D Allen 3lb 12oz 33 20
2 New Team Faint Heart P Slade 7lb 10oz 13 D Turner 7lb 2oz 26 16
3 New Halwill Hustlers I Gray 10lb 4oz 20 M Gratton 3lb 2oz 31 14
=4 Brizzle Boys P Drissle 13lb 7oz 18 D Ferris 1lb 10oz 27 12
=4 Lager Louts K Hill 9lb 5ozs 19 A Larkins 2lb 15oz 30 12
6 Bude Bay Pirates P Giles 5lb 6oz 16 A Hill 3lb 8oz 32 10
7 Tiscott Boys T Johns 5lb 6oz 14 P Braund 3lb 5oz 30 9
8 Brendon All Stars M  Sampson 8lb 2oz 12 C Abbott 1lb 35 8
=9 Old Guys Rule D Foster 1lb 10oz 15 G Pessell 2lb  5oz 29 5
=9 Lynstone Lads S Hockaday 6lb 4oz 11 S Whitehouse 12ozs 28 5

Pairs League (No. of Matches in Brackets)

Pos. Team Points
1 New Halwill Hustlers (6) 48.5
2 Me and My Boy (7) 46.5
3 Bude Bay Pirates (7) 42
4 The Lager Louts (7) 39.5
5 Lynstone Lads (7) 37
6 Tiscott Boys (7) 34
7 New Team Faint Heart (5) 28.5
8 Carp or Bust (3) 21
9 The Brendon All Stars (7) 19
10 Brizzle Boys (4) 17
11 Cosmic Angling (3) 15
12 Old Guys Rule (5) 14
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Summer League R9

Phyllis Turner Trophy, Sunday 2nd September:

With the colour in the water dropping out and the added pressure of a match the roach were a lot harder to find than anticipated with the larger silver bars not showing.  Whilst the Lower Basin did not produce anything like the 10lbs predicted it did produce the winner with Simon Allen netting 6lbs 13ozs.  At the Bird Hide it was a close fought battle for second ending in a tie between Tony Hillas and Mark Gratton, both falling 2ozs short of 5lbs. Dean Ferris had his best result of the year with 4lb 20zs of redfins from the Second Basin.

Jack Crystal won the Junior contest with 1lbs 13oz from peg 20.

There were section wins for Paul Braund (Peg 14, 2lbs 11oz), Steve Whitehouse off peg 33 and Tony Johns off 46, both with 4lbs 10z.

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Pos: Angler Lbs ozs Peg No. Pts
1 Simon Allen 6lbs 13oz 15 20
=2 Tony Hillas 4lbs 14oz 43 18.5
=2 Mark Gratton 4lbs 14oz 45 18.5
4 Dean Ferris 4lbs 2oz 27 17
=5 Steve Whitehouse 4lbs 1oz 33 15.5
=5 Tony Johns 4lbs 1oz 46 15.5
7 Ady Larkins 3lbs 14oz 34 14
=8 Ian Gray 3lbs 5oz 44 12.5
=8 Matt Sampson 3lbs 5oz 32 12.5
10 Kevin Hill 3lbs 4oz 29 11
11 Paul Braund 2lbs 11oz 14 10
12 Dave Allen 2lbs 10oz 31 9
13 Adrian Hill 2lbs 9oz 28 8
=14 Peter Slade 2lbs 6oz 19 6.5
=14 Dick Turner 2lbs 6oz 30 6.5
16 Jean Bowden 1lbs 14oz 18 5
1st (J) Jack Crystal (J) 1lbs 13oz 20 4
17 Simon Hockaday 1lbs 10oz 16 4
18 Mike Bowden 1lbs 5oz 13 3
19 Wayne Burnard 12oz 47 2
20 Derek Foster 4oz 17 1
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Summer League
Pos: Angler No. Mts Pts
1 Simon Allen 9 148
2 Ian Gray 8 117.5
3 Paul Braund 9 112
4 Peter Slade 9 101.5
5 Adrian Hill 9 99.5
6 Dave Allen 9 98.5
7 Matt Sampson 8 96.5
9 Ady Larkins 9 89
10 Steve Whitehouse 9 89
11 Dick Turner 8 79.5
8 Peter Giles 6 79
12 Kevin Hil 9 77.5
14 Tony Hillas 7 73
13 Simon Hockaday 6 64
=16 Mark Gratton 5 60.5
18 Dean Ferris 6 57
=16 Jean Bowden 7 47
15 Nathan Underwood 3 46
21 Tony Johns 6 44.5
19 Len Hancock 7 38
20 Nick West 2 34
1st Jack Crystal (J) 8 28
22 Derek Foster 6 24.5
23 Wayne Burnard 4 24
24 Mike Bowden 7 21
25 Ian Croxton 1 16
26 Colin Abbott 4 15.5
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Family Day at Whalesborough

Family Fishing Day – Whalesborough Lake – Saturday 18th August

On Saturday 18th August we held a successful family fishing day at Whalesborough Lake.  Expert tuition was provided by Rory Palmer and his team Paul and Howard, who had traveled from Exeter, Newton Abbott and Plymouth.  Everyone was given a minimum of 20 minutes tuition on the basics of fishing the 3 meter whip before having a go themselves with the support of some of our club members who had volunteered.

Thankfully the fish were biting so everyone caught roach, rudd and carp, along with a few eels and a perch.  The pictures below are of the two biggest caught on the day by Sophie (8) and Tevis (pictured with coach Roly Palmer), Tevis nicknamed the carp Bad Borris after a lengthy and ferocious battle on light tackle.

Sophie with one of the Better Carp

Tevis with Coach Rory Palmer and 'Bad Borris' the Carp

The event was a truly collaborative venture supported by Bude Canal Angling Association, the Angling Trust and the Environment Agency (a few of parents mentioned Sally Gallop at the EA who signposted them to the event, so a big thanks to Sally).

I would also like to thank BCAA Members Steve Whitehouse and Simon Hockaday who helped out on the day and all the Mums and Dads who turned up with their children, many of whom also enjoyed catching their first ever fish.

We will look to continue working with Roly and his Team in order to provide similar events on our waters next year.

Cheers – Chairman Braundy

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Mirror Carp Record Broken

Jordan marsh has broken the Mirror Carp record for Bude Canal with a specimen of 20lbs 15ozs taken in a night time session.

BCAA New Record Mirror Carp

Jordan Marsh with a Lower Basin Double

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Summer League R8

BR Autospares Trophy, Sunday 12th August:

Expensive poles, fancy flavoured pellets, pop up boilees and groundbait promising the mother of all catches, who needs em?  The weights on Sunday show that the humble maggot presented on the waggler can still charm those silvers with 6 double figure bags brought to the bank.

It was business as usual for Simon Allen who found close on 14lbs of skimmers and roach to win the BR Autospares Trophy from tricky peg 20.  Paul Braund used the 9 meter whip and blasted swim 15 all day with maggot and pinkie (getting through three catapults) to keep the skimmers and roach feeding for a near 13lbs of silvers.  Just 10ozs off the pace was last weeks winner Peter (Tacker) Giles fishing unfancied peg 30, fishing short, long, deep and shallow to bank 12lbs of silvers and take third spot.

You needed at least 11lbs to win a section and the honours went to Tony Hillas (Birdhide), Mark Gratton (Second Basin), Adrian Hill (Lower Basin).  Jack Crystal stuck at it through the early rain and won the junior section with 2lb 6ozs of silvers.

Next up we are chasing those elusive silver and golden bars, its the Rudd ‘n’ Roach only match.

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Pos: Angler Lbs ozs Peg No. Pts
1 Simon Allen 13lbs 12oz 20 21
2 Paul Braund 12lbs 13oz 15 20
3 Peter Giles 12lbs 3oz 30 19
4 Mark Gratton 11lbs 8oz 32 18
=5 Adrian Hill 11lbs 5oz 16 16.5
=5 Tony Hillas 11lbs 5oz 44 16.5
7 Tony Johns 8lbs 6oz 26 15
8 Steve Whitehouse 8lbs 5oz 34 14
9 Len Hancock 8lbs 2oz 14 13
10 Pete Slade 7lbs 11oz 13 12
11 Matt Sampson 6lbs 9oz 29 11
12 Dave Allen 6lbs 7oz 43 10
13 Ian Gray 6lbs 5oz 19 9
14 Kevin Hill 5lbs 11oz 46 8
15 Wayne Burnard 5lbs 6oz 33 7
16 Jean Bowden 4lbs 14oz 18 6
17 Dick Turner 4lbs 8oz 27 5
18 Dean Ferris 4lbs 5oz 45 4
19 Ady Larkins 4lbs 3oz 31 3
20 Colin Abbott 4lbs 1oz 47 2
21 Mike Bowden 3lbs 11oz 17 1
1st Jack Crystal (J) 2lbs 6oz 28
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Summer League
Pos: Angler No. Mts Pts
1 Simon Allen 8 128
2 Ian Gray 7 105
3 Paul Braund 8 102
4 Peter Slade 8 95
5 Adrian Hill 8 91.5
6 Dave Allen 8 89.5
7 Matt Sampson 7 84
8 Peter Giles 6 79
9 Ady Larkins 8 75
10 Steve Whitehouse 8 73.5
11 Dick Turner 7 73
12 Kevin Hil 8 66.5
13 Simon Hockaday 5 60
14 Tony Hillas 6 54.5
15 Nathan Underwood 3 46
=16 Jean Bowden 6 42
=16 Mark Gratton 4 42
18 Dean Ferris 5 40
19 Len Hancock 7 38
20 Nick West 2 34
21 Tony Johns 5 29
1st Jack Crystal (J) 7 24
22 Derek Foster 5 23.5
23 Wayne Burnard 3 22
24 Mike Bowden 6 17
25 Ian Croxton 1 16
26 Colin Abbott 4 15.5
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Summer League R7

Falcon Cup, Sunday 5th August:

Peter (Tacker) Giles kept the carp debate going as he landed the only one of the match (7lb 11ozs) to bring his total weight to a winning 14lbs 2ozs. Tacker had been perceiving with the tip on the far side of peg 33 under the brambles and he had to wait  a few hours before connecting but it was time well spent.

The silvers were consistently coming to the net with Simon Hockaday finding the most skimmers off of peg 20 for 12lbs and runner up spot.  Third place went to Adrian Hill fishing off end peg 13 who amassed a large number of silvers for 11lbs and third spot.

There were section wins for Rob Fuller (11lbs of bits Lower Basin), Ady Larkins (8lbs of skimmers Second Basin) and Simon Allen (9lbs of small rudd and a couple of small tench, Bird Hide Section).

Jack Crystal won the Junior Section with 1lb 10ozs from the Lower Basin section.

Don’t forget its the Wag n Mag next week so leave those elasticated poles, pellets and ground bait at home.  Why not go all out and do it properly, break out the hollow glass 13ft match rod and Mitchel 440a (even better a ABU 506) to relieve those glory days of the 70′s?  Ivan Marks will be smiling somewhere if you do.

Pos: Angler Lbs ozs Peg No. Pts
1 Peter Giles 14lbs 2oz 34 20
2 Simon Hockaday 12lbs 11oz 20 19
3 Adrian Hill 11lbs 8oz 13 18
4 Rob Fuller 11lbs 4oz 18 17
5 Pete Slade 10lbs 3oz 16 16
6 Simon Allen 9lbs 11oz 44 15
7 Dave Allen 8lbs 1oz 45 14
8 Ady Larkins 7lbs 13oz 28 13
9 Ian Gray 7lbs 3oz 31 12
10 Tony Hillas 7lbs 1oz 27 11
11 Paul Braund 6lbs 2oz 30 10
12 Steve Whitehouse 5lbs 12oz 19 9
13 Kevin Hill 5lbs 1oz 32 8
14 Jean Bowden 4lb 14oz 29 7
15 Dean Ferris 4lbs 10oz 33 6
16 Mike Bowden 4lbs 6oz 17 5
17 Tony Johns 3lbs 3oz 26 4
18 Colin Abott 2lbs 10oz 32 3
19 Jack Crystal (J) 1lbs 10oz 15 2
19 Derek Foster - 9oz 43 2
20 Matt Sampson - 7oz 46 1
Summer League
Pos: Angler No. Mts Pts
1 Simon Allen 7 107
2 Ian Gray 6 96
3 Peter Slade 7 83
4 Paul Braund 7 82
5 Dave Allen 7 79.5
6 Adrian Hill 7 75
7 Matt Sampson 6 73
8 Ady Larkins 7 72
9 Dick Turner 6 68
=10 Simon Hockaday 5 60
=10 Peter Giles 5 60
12 Steve Whitehouse 7 59.5
13 Kevin Hil 7 58.5
14 Nathan Underwood 3 46
15 Tony Hillas 5 38
=16 Jean Bowden 5 36
=16 Dean Ferris 4 36
18 Nick West 2 34
19 Len Hancock 6 25
20 Mark Gratton 3 24
21 Derek Foster 5 23.5
1st Jack Crystal (J) 6 23
=22 Mike Bowden 5 16
=22 Ian Croxton 1 16
24 Wayne Burnard 2 15
25 Tony Johns 4 14
26 Colin Abbott 3 13.5
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