North Devon angling scene, with Tony Gussin

Callum Gardner had this stunning common carp from Stafford Moor.Callum Gardner had this stunning common carp from Stafford Moor.

Bideford might have a new king of the mullet after Stephen Found took top spot in the monthly rover.

His thick-lipped mullet of three pounds, 13 and a quarter ounces gave him first place, ahead of Graham Snow with a thin-lip of 3lb 8 and Andy Sanders was third with a mackerel of 1lb 1 3/8.

The Bideford Open Fishing Festival for sea anglers is coming ever closer and will take place on the weekend of August 17-19.

Once again limits are open to the entire South West coastline and fishing is from 6pm Friday night until 6pm Sunday.

Matthew Woods had five fish out from Lodge Lake inlet at Stafford Moor.Matthew Woods had five fish out from Lodge Lake inlet at Stafford Moor.

There are weigh ins on the Saturday and Sunday at Reds Rowing Club on Bideford Quay from 7-7.30pm on Saturday and 7.30-8pm on Sunday.

The competition has a 100 per cent pay out and entry is £20 for the whole weekend or £10 per day.

Entry forms are available from Anglers Heaven by Bideford Pannier Market.

The following fish cannot be weighed in: bass, tope, undulate ray, any type of wrasse, silver eel or allis shad.

Rich Powell fished on the Rhodi Bush swim 6 on Beatties Lake at Stafford Moor.Rich Powell fished on the Rhodi Bush swim 6 on Beatties Lake at Stafford Moor.

For all other information, call or text 07837 254158.

At Stafford Moor, the fish are going nuts. Matthew Woods fished on swim 6 on Lodge Lake (the outlet) and had five fish out, while Roundelay and Woodrow Van Koutrik fished up on Lodge with dad Andrew van Koutrik on swim 1 to also land five up to 22lb.

Simon White had 22 fish out from swim 12 (The Spit) on Lodge over the weekend. Simon was there with his dad Patrick.

Callum Gardiner had five fish including a beautiful 20lb common from swim 3 (small island) on Beatties.

Rich Powell fished on the Rhodi Bush swim 6 on Beatties with Andy. He had six carp to 24lb 5oz.