The first carp from moor in 2019

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The first week of 2019 has been far from Ideal for carp angling with high pressure along with cold days and nights. Despite this anglers have caught some good carp from Stafford Moor a fishery that can be relied upon to keep producing a few results in even the worts conditions.

(Above)Andrew Levett  caught this mirror from swim 5 up on lodge lake caught on a Krill dumbbell topped with half a 10mm pink citrus.

(Above) Ben Hopkins  fished up on swim 1 on lodge lake yesterday and had 3 fish out in 24 hrs all caught on pink homemake wafters.

(Above)Ross Smith who was here with friends who fished on the summer hut swim on Beatties lake last week and and had 7 fish out between them.

(Above) Louie Morgan – Russell  had 7 fish out in 24 hours up on swim 2 on lodge lake yesterday all caught on cell boilies topped with corn.

(Above)Graham Beer who fished on swim 2 on lodge lake , Graham had one fish out on a day session caught on Sticky Baits Krill boilies.

(Above) Sam Ward who fished here for the first time landing 2 fish out up to 20lb 8 oz from swim 6 on the dam wall up on lodge lake today on a day session caught on Sticky Baits Manilla boilies.

(Above) Graham McKenna who fished up on lodge lake and caught on Northen Bait Evolution Popup on a Hybrid Tackle spinner rig.

Furzebray Christmas Crackers

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The Christmas period has seen some stunning carp banked from Furzebray carp lakes near South Molton that must have some of the best looking carp in North Devon. Congratulations must go to Tony and Martin Kingdon who have created this fantastic fishery that opened over ten years ago and has matured into a stunning complex.

(Below) Paul Martindale with a cracking 30+ from just before Christmas

(Below)Mike Knowles with the stunning Clover at an all time high of 45lb

(Below) Flyn Mardell has been busy again this week landing no less than 7 fish including C scale at 33+ and the mighty Black Spot at 44.10

Carp to 27lb 13oz from Stafford Moor

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Chris Hutchings who fished up on swim one on Lodge Lake

These were a part of a 12 fish catch on peg 1 on Lodge lake during an Xmas social.

Most fish caught ranging from 16-20lb with 3 20’s included @ 20lb 6oz 22lb and the biggest @ 27lb 13oz

Tactics wise I fished small pva mesh bags of crushed manilla boilies which complemented a trimmed down manilla dumbell topped off with a trimmed down signature pop up the hook.

Upper Tamar Twenties

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Ryan Willshire from Bude  has now had six different 20lb plus carp from Upper Tamar in two weeks! This time Ryan braved the awful weather and fished the Lookout Tower swim which produced three fish. A cracking common of 23.04, a fish known as ‘Steve’s Mirror’ which was 21.04 and another mirror of 19.00. The two mirrors fell to Mainline IB pop ups and the Common to pop up corn and all over a bed of Mainline Hybrid boilies.

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Neil Harvey and Mark Lamude banked 7 fish between them from the double swim 1 up on lodge lake at the weekend. All caught on Mainline cell tipped with corn glugged in cell juice.

(Below)Tony Welch who was here with friend Shaun who Had a few fish out from swims 2 and 3 on the dam wall on Beatties lake up to 23lb in a 24 hour session caught on essential B5 Q.

(Below) Joanne Combes with one of her first carp from her own venue!

Winter Carp Opportunity

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Andy White has kicked off his winter’s fishing in style landing two belters from The Copse!!! These two fish went 31lb and 24lb. Furzebray winter ticket now available for Copse and Willow starting today they are £100 which covers both lakes… Unlimited fishing for the next 3 months… Please call 01769572653..