Tierney lands the heaviest common
THE heaviest catch last week was recorded by Lapford builder Richard Tierney, who tempted a mirror carp weighing 23lbs. He also hooked a 16lbs common.
The heaviest common carp of 22lbs was banked by Crediton angler Lloyd Kelly, one of five he caught during his session.
The largest bag of the week went to Newton Abbot angler John Fenlon, who caught nine fish with his best scaling 18lbs.
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Crediton's Adam Hodgkins tempted three common carp uo to 20lbs 4oz.
Exeter angler Simon Cordery landed two commons, the best carp weighing 20lbs 8oz.
Publican Paul Coe, from Sidmouth, tempted a common carp that tipped the scales to 17lbs.
Newton Abbot father and son duo Stephen and Michael Hird fished at Creedy together, with Stephen landing three fish topped by an 18lbs 1oz mirror carp while Michael caught six carp to 19lbs 5oz for a total bag weight of 84lbs.
Exeter's Josh Ower set a new personal best with a 17lbs 2oz common among his four fish, Mark Downing landed three commons to 18lbs 12oz and Ryan Artes had a best common carp of 13lbs 4oz.
Joe Gough had a best of 17lbs and Lapford angler Pete Davey's biggest catch weighed 13lbs.
Ken Penberthy came out on top of the 17 anglers who fished the match at Withy Grove with 16lb 4oz, which included two small bream and a number of skimmers.
In second place was Duncan Hill with 13lb 4oz, including one bream and a net of skimmers.
The two section winners were Andy Bulled, with 14lb 6oz, and Keith Carpenter, with 14lb 4oz. They both caught roach on the waggler and whip.
The next competition is on Sunday at Lakeview – to book call 01392 662056 before midday on Saturday.
Host club Exmouth SAA won the Torbay Shield on Sunday with 36 points.
Eight local clubs from Torbay and East Devon took part in the event with one boat section from Exmouth and five shore zones between Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton.
The joint runners-up were Honiton and Cormorants on 32 points.
Fourth place went to Budleigh with 25 points, with Teignmouth sixth on 22 and Sidmouth seventh with 21.