Winter carp at Stafford Moor

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Rich Powell  fished up on swim 3 (spit bay) on lodge lake and banked four carp  up to 27lb 8oz all caught on Sticky Baits Manilla wafters topped with fake corn all caught on the right hand side of the far margins.

(Below)Ben Hopkins and his friend John Roberts who fished up on lodge lake where Ben smashed his new pb with a 24lb beauty caught on Sticky baits Manilla on a stiff hinge rig , John had 2 out on wafters on a German D Rig.

Stafford Moor  are offering a reduced specimen ticket from 1st November through until 1st March which will be £20 for every 24 hours. This price is for midweek and weekends. Please call Jo on 01805804360 to make a booking.

Jennetts Thirty

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Some stunning carp from South West Lakes waters near Bideford. Report below from Ben Smeeth

(Below)Ryan Willshire had this peach of a mirror at the weekend from Melbury. There is some stunning mirrors in the venue and this one is right up there. The fish weighed 20lb 4oz.

Congratulations to Nathan England who after a few years away from carping is back with a bang! This 30.02 Jennetts reservoir common was backed up by another of 26.08 within a couple days of each other. He is over the moon and has outdone son Jake who had a 28lb common two weeks ago! The day ticket venue in Bideford, Devon, is on fire at the moment!

MAINLINE BAITS CARP OPENS UPPER TAMAR LAKE

Upper Tamar
Carp
Competitions announcement
South West Lakes Trust is delighted to announce a new sponsor for its carp competitions in
2019.
The Trust has
teamed up with Carp fishing giants Mainline to offer a new series for
competitors branded the
‘Mainline Baits Carp Open’.
There will be three Mainline Carp Opens in 2019 which will run on the following dates: 29-31 March, 5
-7 July and 4-6 October. The series is based at 81acre complex Upper Tamar
Lake on the Cornwall and Devon border which is stocked with carp to 36lbs.
Ben Smeeth, Head of Angling for South West Lakes Trust, said, ‘I am absolutely delighted
to be involved with Mainline Baits for these competitions moving forwards. When the
opportunity arose to work together and after discussions
went really well it was an easy decision for me to make. I am excited by what Mainline can offer and look forward to
building something special for everyone involved. Mainline Baits are arguably the largest supplier of carp fishing bait in the UK and across the world and already they have agreed to putting up some great prizes for 2019 which will benefit everyone who enters one of thecompetitions’.
Kev Knight from Mainline Baits, said,
“Having heard about the great competitions and carp matches that Ben, Gary and team of volunteer bailiffs had been providing
down at Tamar Lakes, we were more than happy to be able to lend our support and sponsorship of the Carp Open events. Funnily enough we’ve attracted a number of good anglers from Devon, Cornwall and the south west over the years, making some good friends along the way. So it was no surprise to us that a ‘friendly’ atmosphere is one the things the Carp Open at Tamar is best known for –
so we’re very proud to be helping these events continue.”
Each competition will offer competitors a chance to win a share of £3500 in prize money.
The winners will scoop £2000, runners up £1000 and third place £500. There will be section prizes sponsored by Mainline and also goody bags for everyone who enters with some fantastic Mainline products in each one! Bookings are now being taken for the 2019 competitions on 01566 771930. for more information, please contact:
Annabel Underwood
Public Relations and Campaigns Officer
South West Lakes Trust
01566 771930
aunderwood@swlakestrust.org.uk

Stunning carp from local reservoirs

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(Below)Ashley Bunning had four carp this weekend from Upper Tamar Lake on the Cornwall and Devon border all caught on Nash Scopex Squid Fluoro pop up boilies over a bed of 18mm freebies. The largest being 19lb 2oz and the rest mid doubles.

(Below) Lee Watts from Bideford had a cracking first session on Melbury Reservoir in North Devon landing 3 carp. The largest was a common of 24lb backed up with another common of 21lb and a mirror of 19lb 15oz.

(Below) I enjoyed a fish-less session at Jennetts Reservoir at the weekend but still enjoyed being at the waters edge. The above waters along with Jennetts and Lower Slade all offer quality carp in beautiful surroundings and offer a different experience to some of the more heavily stocked commercial waters.

Personal bests from Stafford Moor

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(Above)Dan Corben  fished up on swim 13 on the split on Lodge lake banking six fish out up to 27lb 4oz all caught on Spotted Fin Catalyst boilies

Paul Blake fished lodge at Stafford Moor with David Mason they  had seven carp between them. Dave broke his personal best three times including fish of 20lb 5oz and 22lb 12oz and I Paul set his personal best with last fish of the day weighing 20lb 12oz.

Fishing at Thornbury Holiday Park

Thornbury Holiday Park near Holsworty have two fishing lakes 8 feet deep that have been established for approx 20 years. Both are fully stocked with a variety of healthy Carp, specimen Carp and other course fish.

The lakes are 1.25 and 1 acre in size and fishing is complimentary for guests staying in our lodges and cottages. A daily £8.00 fee applies to all other visitors.

Everyone can fish from dawn till dusk at our beautiful lakes.

We only have a few simple rules;

  • Barb-less hooks only
  • Keep nets only permitted when in a managed club competition
  • Only two rods per angler
  • A licence is required (not available on site)
  • Un-hooking mats should be used
  • All fish must be returned to the water unharmed

​For more info on staying at Thornbury Park please either phone
01409 261750, or visit our website www.thornburyholidaypark.co.uk