Upper Tamar – Success

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Andrew Godfrey who has had a couple of cracking fish from Upper Tamar having not visited before until recently. This mirror of 23lb 8oz and common of 18lb 8oz were a great start!!

Spaces are filling fast for our next Mainline Baits Carp Open!

For an entry form call 01566 771930 or email info@swlakestrust.org.uk

Plenty of Spring carp at Stafford Moor

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(Below)Jack Griffith’s & Emma with their 6 catches from the beach swim on Beatties lake, Jack had a top weight of 26lb 13oz & Emma had 26lb 10oz caught on OCD baits.

(Below) Rich Powell and Andy who had 8 fish out between them on the Summer hut swim on Beatties lake this weekend, caught on Sticky Baits Krill, fishing out on the open water.

(Below)James Cox  had 3 fish out up to 24lb 4oz from swim 6 rodi bush swim on Beatties lake using Nash scopexs squid.

Carp From Paradise!

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Anglers Paradise Head Baliff Ashley Bunning aka the Teddy Bear of Anglers Paradise had a session on Day Ticket Nirvana’s Specimen Cat Lake and caught this stunning 28lb Common. Ashley caught the beauty on a Nash bait pineapple instant action pop up fished over a bed of corn, 12mm Scopex Squid boilies and hemp. For our Venue’s latest availability – please call us on 01409 221559.

Anglers Paradise

Mainline Baits Carp Pairs Open – Upper Tamar Lake

Report on the weekend from Ben Smeeth:

Our first Mainline Baits Carp open at Upper Tamar lake was a resounding success. The fishing was extremely tough but made for a really close competition which every pair of anglers could have won right up until the end!

33 pairs made the trip and the draw took place at 1pm with anglers choosing their swims in order. They also collected a Mainline Baits goody bag filled with some of their fantastic innovative products and a free 24 hour permit for Lower Tamar to use at their leisure.

The fishing was really hard, only 9 carp caught between everyone but this was great as a competition! The lake had been fishing so well leading up to the competition with fish to over 25lbs being caught regularly. The pressure of the competition and weather conditions really made it difficult for the anglers.

The winners were Dean and Dave Willoughby from Barnstaple. They banked a cracking 24lb 6oz common from peg 32 to take the £2000 top prize.

Runners up were Karl Yates and Allan Jones from Bude who managed 2 fish for 22lb 15oz and they collected £1000.

Third place finishers were Rich Ford and Nigel Woods from Launceston who had a cracking 21lb 10oz mirror.

The stamp of fish was really good and it was a great weekend. The next Mainline Baits carp open pairs in on 5-7 July and is already filling up fast! Bookings can be made on 01566 771930

Ben Smeeth

Spring Time Carp at Stafford Moor

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(Below) Adam Atkins  and his dad John banked 10 carp all caught on Sticky Baits Manila dumbbells n buchu-berry popups on the inlet swim on Beatties lake.

(Below) Darren Polden banked these two out from the beach swim on Beatties lake caught on Sticky Baits Manilla wafters.

(Below)Lewis Jones fished up on swim one on Lodge lake in a day session and had out this beauty only 17lbs but what a stunner ! Caught on Sticky Baits Manilla & Krill wafters.

New Carp Fishery to Open on April 1st

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An exciting new opportunity for North Devon’s carp anglers with the opening of two new day ticket lakes stocked with carp to over 30lb.

There are 17 swims at Hacche over two lakes with booking limiting amount of swims occupied to allow anglers the space and freedom to move if they wish…over 200 fish from 12lb to mid 30’s split between the two lakes..bookings  taken on 07814 510580. There is a strict no visitor rule to keep it quiet for the paying angler’s, if anyone wishes to have a look they can ring to arrange a viewing.

Stafford Moor Carp catches

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(Above) Lee Hayden fished with his  son Frank on Beatties lake and between them they banked six carp all caught on banoffee pop ups.

(Above) Wade Peanutt Holmes banked three fish  in a day session from Lodge lake up to 22lb 12oz caught on Sticky Baits Manilla boilies