Match Results @ Clawford 2016.


 

September 11th. 2016. Fletchers Lake.

A good turn-out for then Clawford Open today with twelve people fishing Fletchers Lake, organized and run by Neilsen Jeffery.

The weather was kind to us today with wall to wall sunshine but with a cold Northerly wind.

1st. place was taken by Graham Coleman, on peg 11 with a mixed bag of 63 lbs. 6 oz.

2nd. place was taken by Fred Jones (a Clawford resident), on peg 15 with a weight of 52 lbs. 12 oz.

3rd. place was Neilsen Jeffery, fishing peg 9 with 45 lbs. 14 oz.


August 28th. 2016. Edwards & Fletchers Lakes.

Today, we had a good turnout, so this match was split between Fletchers & Edwards Lakes.

The draw took place in the Tackle shop at 08.45, with the fishing starting at 10.15 until 16.15.

1st. place was taken by Andy Seerie with 105 lbs. 1 oz. mixed bag from peg 3 on Edwards Lake.

2nd. place was Nathan Underwood with 67 lbs. 11 oz. from peg 2 on Fletchers Lake.

3rd. was Gary Thornton with 50 lbs. 10 oz. from peg 15 on Fletchers Lake.

Other weights were as follows:-

Steve Barrow had 50 lbs. 7 oz. from peg 8 on Fletchers Lake.

Wayne Mitchell had 43 lbs. 4 oz. from peg 9 on Edwards Lake.

John Lisle had 36 lbs. 7 oz. peg 12 on Edwards Lake.


August 14th. 2016. JR,s Lake.

The fishing was hard this day for most anglers with the carp just not wanting to feed. , that was with the exception of of Steve Barrow who managed to catch for two hours in the margins before they switched off for him as well. Thank you to John Ray and Wanda Ray. Top three weights were Steve Barrow 71lb 01oz, Christopher Morris 33lb 13oz and John Townsend with 24lb 13oz.who managed to catch for two hours in the margins before they switched off for him as well. Thank you to John Ray and Wanda Ray. Top three weights were Steve Barrow 71lb 01oz, Christopher Morris 33lb 13oz and John Townsend with 24lb 13oz.who managed to catch for two hours in the margins before they switched off for him as well. Thank you to John Ray and Wanda Ray. Top three weights were Steve Barrow 71lb 01oz, Christopher Morris 33lb 13oz and John Townsend with 24lb 13oz.who managed to catch for two hours in the margins before theywho managed to catch for two hours in the margins before they switched off for him as well.

 

1st. Steve Barrow 71 lbs 01 oz,

2nd. Christopher Morris 33 lbs 13 oz

3rd. John Townsend with 24 lbs 13 oz.


 

 

 

 

 


March 25 - 26th. 2016. Easter International Pairs Match. Fletchers, Edwards & JRs Lakes.

Good Friday, 25th. March produced a warm sunny day 12ºC. with a slight Easterly breeze.

Easter Saturday March 26th. was a dreadful day of high winds and persistent rain & temperatures of 6º C.

Sixteen pairs took part in the first 'Clawford International Easter Pairs match'.
The 'end of winter' fishing was a little challenging but those who were banking fish, managed to catch good nets of quality fish.

The first place in the pairs match was won by Nick Jones and Nick White with a combined weight of 139 lbs. 7oz (well done to you both).
Second place was taken by Duncan Edwards and Simon John Allen with 123 lbs. 4 ozs.
The third place was taken by Christopher Boulton and Wayne Mitchell with 121 lbs. 9 ozs.Fourth was myself and Christopher Morris with 89lb 14oz.
Fifth was Nathan Underwood and Kevin Shears with 84lb 11oz.
Hope to do something similar later in the year when the weather warms a lot and will post on John Rays time line.
Many thanks to all who fished and the company was fantastic.

Fourth place was taken by Christopher Morris & Neilsen Jeffrey with 89 lbs. 14 ozs.

In fifth place was Nathen Underwood & Kevin Shears with 84 lbs. 11 ozs.

Thank for each and every one of you for taking part and the company in the bar on Thursday and Friday was brilliant.


March 20th. 2016. North Devon Match Group on JRs Lake.

The North Devon Match Group held a winters League match on JRs Lake. 

The weather was cold at 6º C., with a cold Easterly breeze but as usual for the NDMG we had a good turnout.

 

The winner was Tom Downing fishing peg 11 with a weight of 38 lbs. 8 ozs.

In second place was Ian Croxton fishing peg 1 with a bag of 32 lbs. 3 ozs.

Third place was taken by Martin Turner, fishing on peg 3 with 30 lbs. 11 ozs.


March 13th. 2016. Edwards & Fletchers Lake.

A really good turnout on Sunday for the open.

Five new anglers were welcomed to the Clawford, some at the breakfast table.

The weather was bright and Sunny with a cool Easterly wind.

To accommodate the large turn out Neilsen decided to split the anglers between two lakes in accordance with the coming Easter pairs match format.

The new swims were used for the first time on Edwards and Fletchers Lakes.

 

The top weight was coming from Edwards Lake with Wayne Mitchell fishing peg 13 with a bag of 59lb 8oz from peg 13.

Second place was taken by Nick Jones with from peg 9 with 49lb 4oz.

 

The top weight on Fletchers Lake was Christopher Boulton from peg 9 with a bag of 38lb 10oz.

Second place was taken by Neilsen Jeffrey fishing  peg 3 with 14lb 7oz.


February 28th. 2016. Edwards Lake.

Thanks to a dry, sunny week the ground had dried up but the match was held in bright sunny conditions but with a cold easterly wind.

First place was taken by Christopher Morris with 49lb 4oz.
Joint second Kevin Shears and Nathan Underwood with 38lb 14oz.
Fourth Wayne Mitchell with 25lb.
Please take note. The next Clawford Open match will be held on Sunday 13th. March 2016. 


St. Valentines Day Open. February 14th. 2016. Wanda's Lake.

For a one off occasion, the Clawford St. Valentines day open match was held on Wandas Lake which during the Summer months produces bags of tench to over 175 lbs.

Eight dedicated match anglers drove through sleet & snow to get to Clawford Fisheries to take part.

Stephen Turner took first place with fourteen tench & plenty of silvers for 27lb 2oz, from a swim immediately over the bridge.

Neilsen Jeffrey took second place with 5 tench to 10lb 2oz. fishing a peg over the bridge facing the 'W' shaped island.


January 31st. 2016. Wanda's Lake.

As a special request from the Clawford, regulars & to celebrate the arrival of another storm 'Gertrude' arriving from the Atlantic & the departure of January, we held a special, one off, match on Wanda's Lake, (our Specimen tench lake).

Wanda's Lake has never been fished before today as a match lake as it did provide a little shelter from the stiff Westerly wind and rain but not much.

Fishing was challenging, to say the least, but every one managed to catch tench, bream and some nice roach & Rudd, a nice day was had by all in the end.

In First place was Neilsen Jeffery, with a bag of Good Tench, Bream & Roach weighing in at 20lb 12oz.
Second place was taken by John Lovell, with a bag of nice Tench weighing in at 12lb 5oz.
Third place was taken by Kevin Shears, with a bag of Roach, Rudd and Bream weighing in at 11lb 8oz.

Best baits were  Carp pellets, castors, cockles, sweet corn and maggots.


January 24th. 2016. Fletchers & Edwards Lakes.

The second of the Clawford open matches of the year was split between Edwards & Fletchers Lake.

The weather was bright and sunny with a breeze at the start progressing to a stiff wind at the end of the match.

No one blanked.  The biggest bag weighed in at 68 lbs. 12 ozs. with the smallest bag weighing in at 21 lbs.

The winner of the match was  Christopher Morris from Exeter, Devon. Fishing Edwards Lake on peg 9 and weighed in a mixed bag @ 68 lbs. 12 ozs.

Second place was taken by Neilsen Jeffery from Bideford, Devon. Fishing Edwards Lake from peg 2 with a mixed bag of 51 lbs.

Third place was Nathan Underwood from Bideford, Devon. Fishing Fletchers Lake from peg 2 with a mixed bag weighing in at 35 lbs. 7 oz.

Fourth was Simon John Allen fishing Fletchers Lake from peg 10 with a bag of 29 lbs.

All fishing methods worked on the day.

At the start of the match fish were being taken in open water. As the day progressed fish could be had in open water and shallow water close to the banks and islands in both lakes.

A good days fishing was had by all.


January 10th. 2016. Edwards Lake.

The first of the Clawford January open matches was held on Edwards Lake on 10th. January 2016.

The winner of the match was  Neilsen Jeffery from Bideford, fishing from peg 12 with a mixed bag of 50 lb. 8 oz.

In second place was Tom Downing fishing from peg 11 with 31 lb. 10 oz.

Third place was taken by John Forster from peg 8 with a mixed bag weighing in at 29 lb. 4 oz.

John was pushed into third place on the final knockings when Tom banked a 10 lb. Carp.

John is not worried at this result as his fishing and bag sizes are getting better at each match.

He is looking forward to his revenge on the Clawford second open match on January 24th. 2016.