Winter League R3

Winter League Round 3,  Sunday 10th November:

With double figure bags of silvers coming out in the week, there was confidence of a few decent weights (at least in the Lower Basin), but as is so often the case, come match day everything changed.

On a day dominated by punch caught roach (many complaining afterwards they had not brought any bread!), you really needed a bonus fish to get into the money.  It was a big old 4lb slab that gave Simon Allen the bonus he needed to give him his first victory of the year on Bude Canal.  Mark Gratton stuck at the bigger stuff, alternating between pole, waggler and tip to find five bites for five fish and a 4lb bag of skimmers for second place.  Paul Braund managed to keep the punch going all day off peg 13 and banked 84 roach for 2lbs 1oz, with no fish over an ounce!

Section wins went to Dick Turner in the Lower Basin with 2lbs and Tony Johns in the Second Basin with 1lb 5ozs, both finding a skimmer or two.

Jack Crystal did manage to find some fish off end peg 33 and won the Junior Section with 5ozs.

Pos: Angler Lbs ozs Peg No. Pts
1 Simon Allen 5lbs 1oz 31 17
2 Mark Gratton 3lbs 15oz 16 16
3 Paul Braund 2lbs 1oz 13 15
4 Dick Turner 2lbs 15 14
5 Tony Johns 1lbs 5oz 32 13
6 Adrian Hill 13oz 19 12
7 Kevin Hill 11oz 20 11
8 Mike Bowden 5oz 12 10
1st (J) Jack Crystal (J) 5oz 33 10
9 Simon Hockaday 4oz 18 8.5
10 Rob Fuller 4oz 30 8.5
11 Jean Bowden 2oz 17 6.5
12 Dave Allen 2oz 14 6.5
13 Steve Whitehouse - - 1
14 Matt Sampson - - 1
15 Ady Larkins - - 1
16 Len Hancock - - - 1
Pos: Angler No. Mtchs Pts
1 Simon Allen 3 39
2 Rob Fuller 3 33.5
3 Adrian Hill 3 33
4 Dick Turner 3 33
5 Mark Gratton 3 32.5
6 Dave Allen 3 30.5
1st (J) Jack Crystal 3 26
7 Paul Braund 3 25
8 Simon Hockday 3 21
9 Mike Bowden 2 20
10 Kevin Hill 3 19
11 Tony Johns 3 18
12 Steve Whitehouse 3 15
13 Matthew Sampson 2 14
14 Jean Bowden 2 12.5
15 Len Hancock 3 5
2nd (J) Alfie (J) 1 2
16 Ady Larkins 1 1
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Winter League R2

Winter League Round 2,  Sunday 27th October:

The second consecutive match held with ‘coffee’ coloured water, but at least the sun shone and the overall conditions were good.

As expected the Lower Basin produced the skimmers and the top two weights came from pegs 16 and 19 respectively.  Dave Allen broke his winning drought with an 11lb bag of skimmers on the long pole, he was chased all the way by Adrian Hill who fell short with 8lbs 10ozs.  It was a case of what might have been for Mat Sampson on peg 27 after he switched from targeting carp to skimmers at the half way mark, and still managed a creditable 8lbs for third place.

Jack Crystal won the Junior section with a personal best 7lbs 3ozs, which would have seen him finish fourth overall.

The Lower Basin section went to Rob Fuller on end peg 12 with 5lbs of bits and Simon Allen took the Second Basin section win with a few less ‘bits’ for 4lbs 1oz.

Pos: Angler Lbs ozs Peg No. Pts
1 Dave Allen 11lbs 16oz 16 15
2 Adrian Hill 8lbs 10oz 19 14
3 Mathew Sampson 8lbs 5oz 27 13
1st (J) Jack Crystal (J) 7lbs 3oz 20 12
4 Rob Fuller 5lbs 2oz 12 12
5 Simon Allen 4lbs 1oz 32 11
6 Mike Bowden 3lbs 8oz 15 10
=7 Simon Hockaday 3lbs 1oz 13 8.5
=7 Mark Gratton 3lbs 1ozs 31 8.5
9 Dick Turner 2lbs 13ozs 33 7
10 Jean Bowden 2lbs 12oz 28 6
11 Paul Braund 1lbs 9oz 34 5
12 Steve Whitehouse 1lbs 8oz 29 4
13 Tony Johns 1lb 3ozs 30 3
14 Kevin Hill 7ozs 18 2
2nd (J) Alfie (J) 1oz 17 2
16 Len Hancock - - 14 1
Pos: Angler No. Mtchs Pts
1 Rob Fuller 2 25
2 Dave Allen 2 24
3 Simon Allen 2 22
4 Adrian Hill 2 21
5 Dick Turner 2 19
6 Mark Gratton 2 16.5
1st (J) Jack Crystal 2 16
7 Steve Whitehouse 2 14
8 Matthew Sampson 1 13
9 Simon Hockday 2 12.5
=10 Mike Bowden 1 10
=10 Paul Braund 2 10
12 Kevin Hill 2 8
13 Jean Bowden 1 6
14 Tony Johns 2 5
15 Len Hancock 2 4
2nd (J) Alfie (J) 1 2
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Winter League 2019/20 R1

Winter League Round 1,  Sunday 13th October:

With the heavily colored water everyone was hoping for a red peg, and as the match unfolded the Lower Basin was the place to be.  As is often the case the result was ‘bookended’ with the two end pegs in the section producing the biggest weights.

Rob Fuller’s 10lb 1oz winning bag was helped by a 5lb 1oz slab off peg 19, just enough to keep in front of Dick Turner who had a late run of bream on the 11 meter pole, but ultimately fell 2ozs short with 9lbs 15ozs.  Simon Allen placed third with a mixed bag of silvers off peg 15, many on the short pole and over 1lb in front of section winner Steve Whitehouse who bagged 7lbs off peg 18.

The second Basin saw a lot of fish brought to the scales but not very much in the way of quality.  A couple of decent perch and a bonus eel gave Dave Allen on unfancied peg 29 the section win, being just 1oz shy of 5lbs.

Pos: Angler Lbs ozs Peg No. Pts
1 Rob Fuller 10lbs 2oz 19 13
2 Dick Turner 9lbs 15oz 13 12
3 Simon Allen 8lbs 9oz 15 11
4 Steve Whitehouse 7lbs 3oz 18 10
5 Dave Allen 4lbs 15oz 29 9
6 Mark Gratton 4lbs 8oz 33 8
7 Adrian Hill 4lbs 5oz 14 7
8 Kevin Hill 4lbs 1oz 17 6
9 Paul Braund 3lbs 11ozs 32 5
1st (J) Jack Crystal 3lbs 6ozs 16 4
10 Simon Hockday 2lbs 3oz 31 4
11 Len Hancock 1lbs 15oz 28 3
12 Tony Johns 1lbs 7oz 29 2
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Pairs League Final

Pairs League Round 8

Sunday 6th October

Perhaps Me and my Boy had taken their ‘eye’ off the ball (or float) with the title already in the bag, but it was an uncharacteristic fourth place for the champions as the other big hitters battled it out for the final pairs win of the season.

There was an ounce between the top three on the Middle Pound but it was Peter Giles who came out on top by that ounce beating Ady Larking and Paul Braund who dead heated with 3lbs 8ozs of redfins for second.  11lb 11ozs was enough for Adrian Hill to finish second and the Bude Bay Pirates take the overall victory (after a re-count at the weigh-in!).  Lake expert Kevin Hill won the Whalesborough section with 12lbs but partner Ady was unable to find that extra half  ounce that would have given the Lager Louts the win, it did however push them above the Tiscott Boys to finish third in the League by half a point.

Team Angler 1 Weight 1 Peg Angler 2 Weight 2 Peg Pts
1 Bude Bay Pirates A Hill 11lb 11oz 51 P Giles 3lb 9oz 4 12
2 Lager Louts K Hill 12lb 1oz 66 A Larkins 3lb 8oz 6 11.5
3 Tiscott Boys M Gratton 7lb 8ozs 53 P Braund 3lb 8oz 5 8.5
4 Me and My Boy S Allen 11lb 8oz 55 A Allen 1lb 10oz 3 8
5 Lynstone Lads S Hockaday 9lb 7oz 63 S Whitehouse 1lb 5oz 1 5
6 Brendon All Stars J Crystal 2lb 11oz 68 M Sampson 1lb 3 2

Pairs League (No. of Matches in Brackets)

Pos. Team Points
1 Me and My Boy (8) 47.5
2 Bude Bay Pirates (7) 36.5
3 Lager Louts (8) 30
4 Tiscott Boys (8) 29.5
5 Lynstone Lads (8) 25.5
6 Brendon All Stars (6) 15
=7 New Halwill Hustlers (3) 14.5
=7 Young and Old (4) 14.5
9 Carp or Bust (3) 9
10 New Team Faint Heart (2) 7
11 Team Bowden (1) 4.5
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Bude v North Devon MG

Bude Canal AA v North Devon Match Group – Leg 2, Sunday 29th September

Bude Canal Angling Association            R1 164pts + R2 157pts = 321 pts

Round 1 North Devon Match Group     R1 136pts + R2 143pts = 279pts

Bude Canal Angling Association win by 42 pts.

Pos: Angler Lbs ozs Team.
1 C Morris 15lbs 7oz NDMG
2 J Lisle 13lbs 8oz NDMG
3 K Shears 8lbs 10oz NDMG
4 M Gratton 8lbs 6oz BUDE
5 S Willshire 7lbs 12oz BUDE
6 J Bailey 7lbs 6oz NDMG
7 S Allen 7lbs 5oz BUDE
8 N Underwood 6lbs 8oz BUDE
9 R Fuller 6lbs 4oz BUDE
=10 S Whitehouse 5lbs 6oz BUDE
=10 N Jefferies 5lbs 6oz NDMG
12 P Braund 5lbs 5oz BUDE
13 I Gray 4lbs 8oz BUDE
14 M Turner 4lbs 3oz NDMG
15 K Hill 4lbs BUDE
16 P Elworthy 3lb 15oz NDMG
17 A Hill 3lb 14oz BUDE
18 T Downing 3lb 11oz BUDE
19 B Hunt 3lb 8ozs NDMG
20 M Richards 3lb 5oz NDMG
21 L Hancock 3lb 1oz BUDE
22 D Allen 2lb 13oz BUDE
23 Colin 2lb 11oz NDMG
24 J Grogen 2lb 9oz NDMG
25 J Foster 2lb 2oz NDMG
26 Gremem 1lb 7oz NDMG
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Summer League R10

Sunday 22nd  September, Summer League R10  – Reg Howard Trophy

The anticipated clash of the Titans did not happen as Adrian ‘Sailor Hill’ was unable to fish due to holiday commitments in the Emerald Isle, preferring to support the Team in its quest to get the Trophy back off the Devon lads next Sunday.  Simon Allen took the Summer League crown but made hard work of it ending up 5th overall and out of the money (but he did bank an impressive number of gudgeon)!

Ian Gray was quick off the mark with a 10lb carp early doors off peg 13, and to prove this was no fluke added a 17lb fish later in the match to easily win the Reg Howard Trophy.  At the other end of the section off peg 19 Matt Sampson found a 10lb carp and a 3lb eel to finish second. (A creditable result as he had the Falcon BBQ going all morning behind him!)

After being ‘carped out of it’ the battle of the silvers saw Mark Gratton take te moral victory with 10lbs 13ozs of mixed species from peg 31, Paul Braund had to settle for a section win with 10lbs of perch, roach and hybrids off of peg 15.  The Second Basin section went to Steve Whitehouse with 6lbs of silvers from peg 28.

Jack Crystal won the Junior section with an impressive 3lbs 9ozs of silvers, beating Alfie who fished through the rain and came second with 6ozs.

Pos: Angler Lbs ozs Peg No. Pts
1 Ian Gray 32lbs 5oz 13 13
2 Matt Sampson 17lbs 5oz 19 12
3 Mark Gratton 10lbs 13ozs 30 11
4 Paul Braund 10lbs 15 10
5 Simon Allen 7lbs 4oz 18 9
6 Steve Whitehouse 6lbs 1oz 28 8
7 Dave Allen 4lbs 14oz 14 7
8 Dick Turner 4lbs 4oz 31 6
1st(J) Jack Crystal 3lbs 9oz 29 5
9 Kevin Hill 3lbs 8oz 16 5
10 Wayne Burnard 2lbs 10oz 34 3.5
11 Len Hancock 2lbs 10oz 33 3.5
12 Tony Johns 2lbs 9oz 32 2
2nd (J) Alfie 6ozs 17 2
Summer League Table
Pos: Angler No. Mts Pts
1 Simon Allen 9 121.5
2 Matt Sampson 9 115
3 Adrian Hill 9 114.5
4 Steve Whitehouse 10 112
5 Paul Braund 9 103
6 Dave Allen 10 102
7 Kevin Hill 10 100
8 Ian Gray 8 90.5
9 Dick Turner 10 84
10 Mark Gratton 7 78
11 Ady Larkins 8 73.5
12 Jean Bowden 8 73
13 Tony Hillas 4 72
14 Simon Hockaday 8 67
1st (J) Jack Crystal 8 63
15 Mike Bowden 8 61
16 Peter Giles 6 59.5
17 Tony Johns 7 32
18 Paul Drissell 4 30.5
19 Nick West 2 30
20 Len Hancock 6 29.5
21 Wayne Burnard 6 28.5
22 Nathan Underwood 1 13
23 Carl 1 11
2nd (J) Alfie 3 10
24 Derek Foster 2 6
25 Geoff 1 1
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