LURE FISHING WEEKEND IN PARADISE 2018

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Looks like a crackinglure fishing weekend at Anglers Paradise – Full results to follow as soon as Zenia compiles a full report!

WHAT AN AWESOME 2018 LURE WEEKEND!!

The Lure Weekend has officially finished, and what an amazing Weekend it was!!! The Anglers fished their socks off and the Captains did their Teams PROUD!

I honestly don’t know where to start, I’m missing everyone already, it’s a weekend where Anglers from across the Country join us and we all share the passion of Fishing, make friends, laugh (alot!!), Fish, and have a ‘Ruddy’ good time!

This was the BIGGEST 5th Lure Weekend at Anglers Paradise and it couldn’t have gone better, I want to thank every single one of you for being a part of our Lure Family, I honestly feel so blessed to have the opportunity to Host such a great Event and meet such wonderful people doing it, thank you for making my job such a pleasure!!

A MASSIVE Thank you to the Team Captains who did us so so proud – Nathan Edgell aka the Pike King who represented Team Fladen, Ben the ‘Stinky’ Humber who represented Team Fox Rage, Robbie Northman who represented Team Savage and Kev Cox who represented Team Fox Rage who sadly couldn’t make the presentation as had to be taken to Hospital. The poor chap had Flu all weekend but tried his best to battle the Weekend out but it defeated him on the last day and turns out he has severe Pneumonia on both lungs, he’s now back and home resting and on anti-biotics – Kevin – thanks for doing an awesome job despite feeling how you were – we wish you a speedy recovery and please rest!!

The Team Captains did a SUPERB job yet again and the results of the Lure Weekend will be trickled out throughout the week – so watch this space, I need a day to recover and then I’ve got 100’s of pictures to sort!!

Thank you to John Deprielle from Fladen who was our Professional Photographer of the Event, he’s taken some amazing pictures that I can’t wait to share with you!!

Thank you to the Costa Boys – Adam Sinclair and Ben Bagham who joined us and gave some amazing Prizes for the Winners inc 5 Pairs of Sunglasses!!

Thank you to all the Sponsors – Fladen, Fox Rage, Savage, Costa, Quantum and Drennan – The Prizes were absolutely Phenomenal this year and the Winners went home with massive smiles with all their goodies!!

Thank you to the Adjudicators – George Crisp, Paul Oglesbee, Ashley Bunning, Paul Tegg and Jamie Noone – You ALL did a superb job and made sure everything went to plan!

Thank you to the Staff at Anglers Paradise – Especially Kit Edmonds the Chef who made sure the Anglers were fed – the Food was amazing and Kit didn’t stop from 6am right the way to 8pm!!

Not forgetting my husband who helped me massively to make sure everything ran smoothly – I couldn’t have done it without him!!

There were some great catches and you won’t believe the surprise catches until you see them!! All to be announced and REVEALED in the coming days!!

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Lower Slade Pike

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Richard Ball braved the weather at Lower Slade to do a bit of pike fishing and caught a stunning 12lb pike caught on frozen roach.

Anglers fishing for pike are reminded that they must use a wire trace and carry suitable long nosed forceps for un-hooking, an un-hooking mat and a 42″ landing net.

North Devon Winter League No 2 fished on Mill Park , Berrynarbor .

North Devon Match Group enjoyed a day fishing for the silver fish for which this venue has gained a reputation for some stunning nets.

1st Martin Turner 17lb 15oz

2nd Martin Crouch 15lb 14oz

3rd Richard Jefferies 13lb 6oz

4th  Paul Elworthy 9lb 15oz

5th Neilsen Jeffery 9lb 14oz.

Twelve fished Conditions in near perfect although light rain dampened the competitors at the weigh in. The larger roach which normally dominate the the frame proved more difficult to tempt Martin Turner  managed to land a decent net of them on peg 2 for 1st place , using long pole with hemp ,casters and tares . Martin Crouch’s first visit to the venue was rewarded with a waggler caught net for 2nd place , which included a fine near double common carp, landed on the stream side peg 10. Richard Jefferies on the adjacent peg 9 also landed a carp and some skimmers on the tip for 3rd spot. Paul Elworthy alternated between tip and pole on peg 1 for 4th place.

Amazing haul of specimen perch

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Alan Blair has had an amazing perch haul from Upper Tamar lake, on the Cornwall and Devon border. He caught nine perch, five of which were over 3lb in weight with the largest being 3lb 9oz. The smallest was 2lb 2oz! Alan used Nashbait Spod Cloud groundbait to get the small silver fish in the swim before the Perch moved in and seized his prawn hook-baits. Upper Tamar is renowned for its stock of large perch and its only a matter of time before a 5lb+ fish is caught.

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

Big Cats on the prowl as autumn descends

Above) Paul Baker recently took his son to Anglers Eldorado to show him what a real Catfish looked like up close and they caught this 30lb Wels Catfish from the Bottom Cat and Carp Lake 2 caught on double halibut pellets.

Lovely to see Families on the bank sharing their passion of fishing with siblings – what it’s all about!

(Above)

*PB CATFISH FROM NIRVANA**

David Poolman fished Nirvana’s Day Ticket Specimen Cat Lake and managed to catch a personal best 56lb 8oz Catfish in the early hours.

David caught his PB on a soaked halibut pellet/squid pop up combination.

(Above)Angling Guide Julian Chidgey organised a Cat and Carp Camp weekend at Nirvana. The conditions were tough to say the least, they lost a few but Morgan Lloyd from Oxfordshire saved the weekend by catching his 1st ever Catfish at a whopping 60lbs 3oz and a 15lb Common both from the Specimen Cat Lake.

Julian shared –

‘Well what a weekend that was! Winds that threatened to launch bivvies into the lake, and rain that had me contemplating building an ark! The anglers who attended the Carp and Cat Camp stuck at it despite the weather, knowing that it would only take 1 bite to make the session a success. Morgan Lloyd had the first breakthrough after we spotted a 30-40lb carp top between the waves and a single hookbait cast close by soon gave a bite. Unfortunately the fish dropped off before we got to see it.

Richard and Tony also both had big fish top in front of them and the tension was clear as it felt a bite was on the cards. Morgan was the lucky one again as a single hookbait (Tor baits Squido pop up) produced a bite as darkness fell. A modest mid double common was the result but with the temperature falling and the wind having turned to a bitter North-Easterly it was good to see a fish on the bank. As first light came this morning the keen anglers stood over the rods counting down the final minutes of the session. An alarm sounded and Morgan was again the lucky angler, from the outset it was clear this was a special fish and I soon paddling out with my landing net to scoop up a very long catfish.

It was great to see the teamwork and camaraderie as we weighed and photographed the 60lb 3oz monster. As we packed away our wet gear and headed our separate ways it was great to think of the new friendships formed through a great weekend. I will definitely be organising another event for next Spring so please get in touch to reserve your place for a shot at the fish of a lifetime.’

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Lure Fishing Event- Anglers Paradise

LURE WEEKEND

9th, 10th and 11th November 2018
Anglers Paradise, Halwill Junction, Devon EX21 5XT

Accommodation Available from just £140pp for 3 Nights, this includes Fishing and Entry into all Competitions.

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CATCH PIKE, PERCH, TROUT, CATFISH AND MANY MORE SPECIES!

 

PRIZES include a Week’s Holiday at Anglers Paradise, Tackle and More!
CALL 01409 221559 TO BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW

11 YEAR OLD LAD CATCHES A 60LB CATFISH!!

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11 YEAR OLD LAD CATCHES A 60LB CATFISH!!

Ben Moore 11 from Dorchester, fished Nirvana’s Day Ticket Specimen Catfish Lake with his Dad and caught a massive Wels Catfish of 60lbs beating his previous PB by 30lbs!!! The Fish was longer than him!! It took him 15 minutes to land it in wet and windy conditions, but that didn’t faze Ben!!

Ben caught the Monster Cat using 3 x 25 mm glugged Halibut pellets, long hair rig, popped up 12 inches using a size 2, debarbed eagle claw catfish hook on a 3lb test curve ‘Free Spirit Pike Tamer’ rod, 18lb monofilament line with 24 inches of 40lb ‘shock leader’ monofilament end tackle.

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ZYGGY,s Lucky T-Shirt!!!!

Zyg at Anglers Paradise sent North Devon Angling News this latest story……

Here is a photo of the winning Carp from+ the monthly 5’C’S (The Crazy, Crafty, Cunning Carp Catchers) match I am very proud to say that I caught it wearing the same T Shirt I took to Cape Verde and managed to catch a thousand pound plus Blue Marlin which straightened the hook and came off. As the fish was going to be released and the leader was touched according to IGFA rules it counts.
The interesting thing is that the match before we went to Cape Verde I wore the same T Shirt and won the match with a different 20lb Carp. It looks like it works for catching fish. Enclosed is a picture of the straightened hook.

Lucky T- Shirt for Zyggy

Big Marlin is Camera shy!

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