Mid Summer Share

Its mid summer the longest days are here now and it doesn’t get any better out at the waters edge. Over the next few days it be would great to share a few images of summer at the waters edge. So lets see some images of fish, water and fishing. Lets get away from those standard grip and pose shots of angler with fish and try to get a bit of atmosphere and the joys of angling. Please either email to me at info@northdevonanglingnews.co.uk or just post on the North Devon Angling News Facebook page and I will transfer from there.

Next weekend I publish a picture special of North Devon Angling Views! Thanks for your response so far

Stafford Moor Latest stunning carp catches

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Jason Everleigh  had three fish  from swim 14 (beach 1)  on Lodge lake up to 22lb 5oz fishing with Nash Strawberry Crush boilies.

(Below) Ash Graham  had out 12 fish form the spit on lodge Lake  up to 20lb 5oz caught on Sticky baits krill white pop ups.

(Below) Barrie Christian  caught four carp up to 19lb 4oz from the double swim 1 on the dam wall on Lodge lake.

(Below) Danny Dew fished with dad Steve and they had six fish out up to 29lb 15oz caught on Sticky baits krill pop ups on a size 10 Chodd.

Catches from Anglers Paradise

(Below) Julian Chidgey got in on the action too and caught a stunning 19lb Linear and mid double Grass Carp from the Main Lake and two 15lb Mirrors from the Octopussy. Julian used his favourite helicopter set up with short pop up rigs and Tor baits Squido.

(Below) Simon Winters tried to keep this catch quiet but his friend shared his catch for him! Si caught a personal best 42lb Mirror from Nirvana’s Kracking Carp Lake – we believe it’s the Parrot.

(Below) A COUPLE WIN♥ – The standard of fish of the week entries was so high that we had a draw, and what made it more special is that it was a tie between Ben Taylor AND his girlfriend Bex Nelson with 2 amazing catches! Bex caught this stunning 20lb 4oz fully scaled Mirror from the Main Carp Lake using Urban Baits Nutcracker and Ben caught the most beautiful personal best 8lb+ Koi Carp from the Koi Lake off the top on bread – amazing pictures too!

(Below)Ryan Owen had a fantastic week of fish, catching a 24lb Common, 20lb 8oz and 19lb 13oz fully scaled Mirrors from the Main Carp Lake, a 20lb Mirror from Nirvana’s day ticket Fat Boys Lake and a 20lb 2oz Fully scaled Mirror from the Specimen Carp Lake. Ryan was sing responsive baits, the code boilies on 8inch rigs fished snowman style on a white citrus pop-up.

(Below)Thomas Gibson caught a lovely looking 22lb 12oz Mirror from the Main Carp Lake at Anglers Paradise which is a new personal best for him using a white pop up!

(Below) Jacob Judges, 10, from Rochester, Kent, truly had a great week with us catching not 1 but 2 personal bests!! Jacob caught a PB 24lb Common from Nirvana’s Day Ticket Xanadu Lake AND a PB 18lb 11oz Grass Carp from the Main Carp Lake, his Dad was very proud!!

Anglers Paradise

Pearly at 29lb 10oz – Another Furzebray Beauty

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Steve Pinn is now part of CR Baits and enjoyed recent success at Furzebray banking a fine carp known as Pearly at 29lb 10oz
With everything packed away except for rods and bed I was resigned to my fate of blanking but thought I’d give it another hour. Then out of the blue this beast, a fish known as ‘Pearly’ came along. To say I’m chuffed is an understatement. She went a spawned out 29lb 10oz not quite the elusive 30 but what the heck.
As is the norm these days, CR Baits 12mm pastels (white) did the job on the trusty Ronald Mc Don’ over CR1 chops and particle.
Great angling Steve and thanks for the report.

All the latest catches from Anglers Paradise

Anglers Paradise has a wealth of fishing for both the specimen hunter and the family. Below are a few pictures and stories from Zenia that sum up the fun and fishing available at Anglers Paradise.

(Below)Father and son Charlie and Archie Snell enjoyed a great fishing trip to Anglers Paradise.


Wayne hasn’t fished for 20 years because of general life getting in the way! But he decided it was finally time to get back out there, so he got in touch with Julian Chidgey to go on a guided session and he caught a personal best 20lb 12oz Mirror from the Specimen Carp Lake amongst a few others! Of course Julian got in on the action too and caught a stunning 19lb Linear and Grass Carp from the Main Lake and two 15lb Mirrors from the Octopussy.

Julian shared with us –

“Wayne used to fish on a regular basis but with a busy job he recently realised he hasn’t picked a rod up for twenty years! With a van full of new tackle Wayne headed down to Anglers Paradise for a holiday, and a guided session.

We started yesterday evening by getting a couple rods out on Octopussy lake so we could sit down and look at rigs and baits. After 3 anglers had struggled on the lake during the day I wasn’t expecting miracles so was happy to see Wayne land a double figure carp within 10 minutes! An hour later and we were interrupted whilst tying some rigs up by another slightly bigger fish. My favourite helicopter set up with short pop up rigs and Tor baits Squido producing the bites.

Not wanting to night fish Wayne headed to his accommodation to get some sleep ahead of a stalking day today. Based on the conditions I planned a route starting with a bit of a gamble, the Specimen Carp Lake. The fish in here are big but ultra-wary. After an hour of feeding floaters we had two of larger fish feeding and after setting the hook, Wayne did a great job playing the fish through the weedy bay.

I hadn’t asked Wayne what his biggest fish was but the look on his face told me everything as the scales settled on 20lb 12oz. What a return to angling!

The rest of the day saw us catch from several other lakes whilst I showed Wayne some great spots to try during the rest of his holiday. Only a few slots left now for summer sessions and the September carp and cat camp, so get in touch if you want to improve your angling.”


Zenia Gregorek with a stunning golden tench.


Congratulations to Martin Judges who stayed with us with his wife and son and caught a 29lb 12oz Mirror AND a 63lb 2oz Wels Catfish from the Main Carp Lake, which I believe are both personal bests!

Martin shared with Anglers Paradise –

“Mega Main Lake Carp and Cat brace!

I have been coming to anglers paradise for a number of years now, and on occasion have managed a nice carp or a nice Cat but I have not managed both in the same week let alone the same session.

This changed this week when about 16.00 on Wednesday, I had a take from a margin spot on the Main Lake landing a stunning 29.12 Mirror and followed this up 02.30 on Thursday morning landing a massive 63.02 Catfish!!

Both fish were caught on Active bait solutions Hydra K barrell waters presented on korda kamo hooklinks with size 8 Korda Frank X hooks.

Martin Judges.”

Just had this email from a Father who just finished a 72 hour session with his 2 Sons at our Day Ticket Complex ‘Anglers Eldorado’ , and they caught plenty!!

“Hi Zenia

My two sons and myself, recently had a 72hr session on the Eldorado Lakes choosing the Bottom Carp and Cat Lake and also had a fish in between on the others on our ticket.

We had a brilliant trip, although the carp were playing hard to get, we had over 30 Carp and 11 Cats, plus some lovely Koi from the Koi Lake, unfortunately the bigger Catfish managed to snag us up resulting in hook pulls!!

We had a great session and are looking forward to getting back, largest cat 25lb, largest carp 16lb

All the best
Paul, Harry, Jack Painter.”

I’m struggling to keep up with all these big Catfish catches coming out of Nirvana’s Specimen Cat Lake and all giving Anglers new personal bests!
Here’s Paul Baker who beat his personal best TWICE at the weekend with a 48lb 8oz Catfish and then another one at the magic 50lbs!!
Paul caught the Wels Catfish using 2 22mm halibut pellets.

Superb Carp from Trusty Waters

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(Below )George West has been catching plenty of carp from Upper Tamar recently with these stunning fish being the best of the bunch. George caught the much sought after Linear at around 25.00 which was stocked in 2017. He has also had a cracking old mirror at 24lb12oz, a two tone chunky common at around 21lb  and a fully scaled mirror at 21lb  Fantastic rewards, well done George…..

(Below)Steve Gliddon has been among the action at Melbury reservoir near Bideford, Devon. Steve landed a new PB for the water, a 23.10 common along with a long hard fighting 15.08 common that wiped all his rods out and a surface caught common of 12.02. wafters fished over a good scattering of boilies did the trick for Steve.