Match Results @ Clawford.


Clawford 2015 Match Results.

December 29th. 2015. Fletchers, JRs and Edwards Lakes.

For once, we had the only good days weather, after 2.5 months of wind & rain. It was a dry, sunny day with temperatures of over 13 Degrees. and we were less than a week past the shortest day.

We had the best turn out of the year with 18 anglers booking a place for the match and 10 anglers stayed the night to take advantage of a very long but enjoyable social evening.

Our match organizer Mr. Neilsen Jeffrey, decided to spread the anglers out over three of our match lakes to allow the anglers maximum room.

The lakes nominated for the '2015 Clawford Festive Extravaganza' were Fletchers, Edwards and JRs lakes. This would also give a better distribution of the pool money amongst the anglers. Draw took place at 08.45 hours. Fishing from 10.00 till 15.00 hours.

Edwards Lake.

Section winner was Mark Cullerton fishing peg 11 with 57 lb. 04 oz.

Second place in the section and third place match was taken by Ken Sawyer fishing peg 2 with 26 lb. 07 oz.

Third place was taken by John Forster fishing peg 16 with 17 lb.

Fourth place was Karen Carpenter fishing peg 12 with 11 lb.

Fletchers Lake.

Section winner was taken by Kevin Shears fishing peg 10 with 18 lb. 14 oz.

Second place was taken by Chris Boulton fishing peg 4 with 18 lb. 08 oz.

Third place was taken by Thomas Downing fishing peg 2 with 15 lb. 5 oz.

Fourth place was Andy Seerie fishing peg 20 with 8 lb. 8 oz.

JRs Lake.

Section winner & second place in the match was taken by John Lovell fishing peg 4 with 31 lb. 10 oz.

Second place was taken by Paul Carpenter fishing peg 13 with 13 lb. 06 oz.

Third place was taken by David Wykes fishing peg 20 with 6 lb. 14 oz.

Fourth place was Tony Ball fishing peg 17 with 3 lb. 12 oz.

Match Results.

Match winner on the day, was Mark Cullerton with 57 lb. 04 oz. from peg 11 on Edwards Lake.

Second place was taken by John Lovell with 31 lb. 10 oz. fishing peg 4 on JRs Lake.

In third place was Ken Sawyer, with 26 lb. 07 oz. fishing peg 2 on Edwards Lake.


December 13th. 2015. Edwards & Fletchers Lake.

First place was taken by Chris Morris with 64 lb. 10 oz. 

Second place was taken by Tom Downing with 43 lb. 06 oz.


November 22nd. 2015 Open match. Fletchers, JRs and Edwards Lakes.

 

Three of the match lakes were used JRs, Fletchers and Edwards, with the change in the weather we thought it was best to give everyone plenty of room. 16 anglers fishes the match.

Winner on the day was Zack Newton with 84 lb. 08 oz. from peg 4 on JRs Lake.

Second was Neilsen Jeffery with 62 lb. 13 oz. from peg 17 on Fletchers Lake.

In third place was Cameron Sanders with 38 lb. 2 oz. from peg 11 on Edwards Lake.


November 19th. 2015 Open match. Fletchers Lake and Edwards Lake.

On Thursday 19th. we had a good turn-out for a 'knock up' between a group of the 'Clawford Regulars' match anglers, all of which will be will be taking part in the Clawford Open on Sunday. The knock up was held on two lakes, Fletchers Lake and Edwards Lake.

Both lakes fished very well with bag weights between 60 & +100 lb.

These results are even more remarkable, as Pauls +100 lb. bag was taken over a 4 1/2 hour period & Neilsen's bag was taken over a 3 hour period.

First place was taken by Paul Morris.


November 8th. 2015 Open Match. Edwards Lake & Fletchers Lake.

Again, the weather was not kind to us! Started of wet and windy, (and despite a good weather forecast), it continued being wet & windy throughout the day until 17.00 hours.

The worst weather of the year, with the best turnout of the year.

Neilsen decided to use two lakes to provide anglers with plenty of room. : Fletchers & Edwards Lakes were selected for their ease of access from the main & Rowe's Lake car parks. Despite poor weather both Lakes fished quite well & very fair.

The top four weights on each lake were as follows:-

Fletchers Lake.

1st. Place was taken by Paul Morris, with 41 lb. 8 oz. Winning the Fletchers Lake Section & fist place overall from Peg 17.

2nd. Place Andy Seery taking joint second place overall with 39 lb. 14 oz. from Peg 2.

3rd. Nathan Underwood with 36 lb. from Peg 19.

4th. Neilsen Jeffery with 25 lb. from Peg 10.

Edwards Lake.

1st. Ian Gray took first place winning the Edwards Lake section and joint second place overall with 39 lbs. 14 oz. taken from Peg 11.

2nd. Ian Croxton taking 28 lb. 6 oz. fishing from Peg 10.

3rd. Duncan Edwards with 24 lb. 2 oz. fishing Peg 12.

4th. Cameron Sanders with 22 lb. 9 oz. fishing Peg 14.


October 30th. 2015 New lake open match. Fletchers Lake.

 

At the end of a leisurely 4 1/2 hour session Neilsen had filled three keep nets which weighed in a total catch weight of over 119 lb.

All small fish below 1 lb. were returned to the lake as they were netted.

He was catching regularly in both, open water as well as tight into the edge of the bank.

Carp to 14 lbs. were taken on sweet corn, Castors and 6.5-10 mm. Carp Pellets.


October 25th. 2015 Open Match. JRs Lake. 

Today, day tickets prices were reduced for the duration of GMT.

Our second October match was held on JRs Lake.

In first place was taken by Neilsen Jeffery, from Bideford, with a mixed bag of 89 lb. 8 oz. taken from peg 20.

In second place was Mick Drage from Worksop, with a mixed bag of 56 lb. 12 oz. taken from peg 17.

The match started slow but picked up as the day progressed with the warm sunny conditions developing.

Thanks to John Forster for the photographs.


October 18th. 2015 Match. Edwards & Fletcher Lake.

The 'North Devon Match Anglers' & the 'Bude Angling Club' held their annual pairs match on Edwards Lake & Fletchers Lake.

Neilsen Jeffery won the section on Fletchers Lake with 61 lb. 1 oz. from Peg 7.

Paul Morris won the section on Edwards Lake with 58 lb. 5 oz. form peg 17.

Fist place was taken by Paul Morris and Ken Turner having 4 points.

Second place was taken by Neilsen Jeffery and Cameron Sanders with 6 points.

Third place with a 5 lb. weight differential was John Lislie and Mike Turner.

So how did our new match lake fair? It produced a mere 12 oz. more than Edwards Lake on the day!


October 17th. 2015 Match. Fletcher Lake. The opening of our latest match lake.

As the weather was expected to deteriorate and turn rainy over the next week the first match for Fletchers Lake was scheduled for 8th. November 2015.


October 15th. 2015 Match. Fletcher Lake. Putting the lake through its paces.

We decided Clawford needed another good sized match lake but with easy access.

Fletchers Lake is easily accessible from the main car park passed the day ticket hut.

So, after 3 weeks of hard graft by Wanda Ray and Nielsen Jeffery's, Fletchers lake was ready to be put through its paces.

To christen Fletchers Lake and get some idea to how it will fish, we asked Neilsen to put it through its paces.

After a +4 hour session, Neilsen was busy catching fish to a level he needed more than three keep nets.

When three keep nets became full, requiring a fourth keep net, he called it a day and weighed in his catch.

His total catch weighed in at 146 lb. 8 oz.

His first net contained carp at 10 lb. and above, weighing in at 48 lb. 8 oz.

The second bag contained all the mid range Carp between 3 & 10 lb. & weighed in at 54 lb.

His third bag contained all the small fish between 1/2 & 3 lb. tipped the scales at over 44 lb.

Carp to 18 lbs. were taken on sweet corn and 6.5 mm. Carp Pellets.

Asked for a score for the lake, he gave it a 5 star, 10/10. Saying it was the best days fishing he has ever had.


October 11th. 2015 Open Match. JRs Lake.

 

First place was taken by Nathan Underwood with 53 lb. 13 oz.

Second place was taken by John Forster with 53 lb. 03 oz.  

Third place was taken by Kevin Shears with 46 lb. 13 oz.


September 10th. 2015 Mid Week Match.  JRs Lake.

 

    

First place was taken by an ex-Holsworthy overseas visitor Dave Merritt with a 69 lb. bag taken from peg 3.

Neilsen Jeffrey's took 2nd. place with a mixed bag of 67 lb. taken from peg 20.

Third place was taken by Bob Stott with a mixed bag weighing in at just over 60 lb. taken from peg 4.
Fourth place was John Forster with a bag weighing in at 45 lb.


August 23rd. 2015 Open. JRs Lake.

The weather started off with rain and died out during the morning and slowly improved to a warm day with a lot of sunny periods..

During Saturday-Sunday night, a few thunder storms passed through, so expectations were not high..

During the week, residents were taking mixed bags of over 400 lbs. on JRs Lake from the South bank swims in a 6 hour session..

For the fist time in a long time Nielsen decided to hold the open on JRs Lake, so all the tackle was transported to the lake with the Quad bike and purpose built trailer and fishing started at 10.00 hours.

First place was taken by Neilsen Jeffery with a mixed bag weighing in at 96 lb. 13 oz. from Peg 17..

Second place was John Lisle with a mixed bag of 91 lbs. 8 oz. from Peg 4.

Kevin Shears, a first time visitor at Clawford, did well by taking third place with a mixed bag of 69 lb. 4 oz. from Peg 9.

The back up weights were also very good.

Thanks to Nathan Underwood for the photos. Thanks to Nathan Underwood for the photos.

The lake has started to fish well now we having sorted a few problems out, so i expect the weights to rise with time.


August 9th. 2015 Open. Edwards Lake.

The weather started off windy with light rain and continued as such until an hour from the end of the match.

Neilsen decided to fish Edwards Lake as it would provide some protection from the wind.

Neilsen Jeffery took first place with a commendable mixed bag of 79 lb.

Second place was taken by John Forster with third place falling to Paul Malonie.


August 2nd. 2015 Mid Week match. JRs Lake.

 

First place was taken by Neilsen Jeffrey from peg 23 with a weight of 59 lb. 4 oz.

Second place was John Lisle with 43 lb. 8 oz.

Third place was taken by Peter Slade with 38 lb. 6 oz.


July 26th. 2015 Open. Edwards Lake.

Again, the weather was not kind to us, starting off in heavy rain with a cold Easterly wind which gradually changed to scattered heavy showers with a Westerly wind.

To give the anglers some protection from the inclement weather, Neilsen decided the match will take place on Edwards lake on the South bank to give good protection from the stiff easterly wind with easy access.

 

First place was taken by Paul Elworthy with a mixed bag weighing in at 43 lbs. 15 oz. fishing from peg 12.

Second place was Neilsen Jeffery with 32 lb. 13 oz. from peg 8.

Third place Ken Sawyer with 30 lb. 5 oz. from peg 13.

Fourth place John Lisle with 23 lb. 9 oz. from peg 10.

Fifth place John Forster with 21 lb. 12 oz. from peg 2.


July 12th. 2015 Open. JRs Lake.

This match took place on JRs Lake.

It was raining hard & windy the whole match, the temperature had dropped by 5 degrees following a spectacular thunder storm the previous day!!

 

First place was Neilsen Jeffery with a mixed bag weighing in at 56 lbs. 5 oz. fishing peg 2.

Second Place was Mick Drage with 49 lbs. His bag included a 3 lbs. Roach, fishing peg 12.

Third place was Allan McGuire with 47 lbs. 6 oz.. fishing peg 21.


May 24th. 2015 Open. Edwards Lake.

The match took place on Edwards Lake.

 

The winner of the Open Match was Neilsen Jeffery with a mixed bag of Carp & skimmers weighing in at 119 lbs.


May 24th. 2015 Open. JRs Lake.

This match took place on JRs Lake.

The winner of the match was Nathan Underwood with 76 lbs.

Second place was taken by Paul Braund with 49 lb.

In third place was Neilsen Jeffery with 45 lb. 


April 26th. 2015 Open. Edwards Lake.

The match took place on Edwards Lake.

The winner of the Open Match was Neilsen Jeffery with a mixed bag of Carp & skimmers weighing in at 119 lb.


March 22nd. 2015 Open. Edwards Lake.

The match took place on Edwards Lake.

Despite having frosts four days running, we had twenty match anglers taking part.

First place was taken by Andy Gray with a mixed bag of 32 lb.

Second place was taken by Graham Coleman with 31 lb.

Third place was taken by Simon Allan with 30.5 lb.

Fourth place was taken by Gordon Maers with 19 lb.

Mixed bags up to 32 lbs. were taken consisting of Carp, Bream, Rudd, Roach and Tench.


1st. Open Match. March 8th. 2015. JRs Lake.

The match took place on JRs Lake.

The first open match won by Neilsen Jeffery, second place Chris Morrish followed by Andy Gray.