Stafford Moor is on top form for carp fishing and match fishing with plenty of twenties from the specimen lakes and numerous 100lb plus bags in matchs.
(Below) James Richard Russel had a new personal best mirror carp of 29lb 4oz from swim 4 (the gap) up on lodge lake using special Occasions bait.
(Below) Thanks from Jo — Hi All would just like to say a HUGE thank you again to Neilsen Jeffery who held his charity match here in June in which the money’s we all raised were shared with RNLI and we now have a difribulator here at Stafford Moor ! So happy days well not if we have to use it of course! but fab just to have on site in case we ever do just to give so many peace of mind the difribulator is located at our house on site and the emergency contact number will be shown around the site, also a huge thank you to Trevor Vernalls who trained us all free of charge plus gave us some more important guidance on CPR
(Below) James Short who had these 2 out including this stunning mirror at 26lb from the summer hut swim on Beatties lake, James was fishing with Nash Key Cray boilies and matching hook Baits & pellets.
(Below) Gareth Simpson who was fishing here with friend Kev, they had 20 fish out between them on the summerhouse swim on Beatties lake using DNA Baits S7.
Jeremy Wade attended the Plough Arts Centre and delivered a fascinating talk about his fishing exploits around the world and the filming of River Monsters, Mighty Rivers, his latest documentary programme Dark Waters and his new book “How to Think Like a Fish”
He enlightened and inspired the captivated audience explaining the structure of the programmes and how the audience are drawn into the mystery and environment of the natural world. The River Monsters series was to a large extent built around a plot of a murder mystery with Jeremy acting as the detective in search of the perpetrator.
He outlined the importance of big predatory fish as apex predators that live at the top of the food chain. The presence of these fish is an indicator of the general health of the underwater environment. In many areas these apex predators are decreasing in numbers a fact that raises deep concern for the future.
His knowledge as a fishery biologist certainly shone through with his deep knowledge of fish behaviour.
Observation to detail is certainly a major factor in being a successful angler and television presenter. He conceded that planning is essential in making successful angling film shows but often proves totally useless on the day as plans unravel due to the un-expected.
He discussed the wider value of angling in society and the invaluable work of the Angling Trust in working for conservation.
Jeremy followed the talk answering a range of questions from the audience with an in depth and considered response that demonstrated a deep understanding of his subject.
The event was hosted by Angling Heritage and River Reads both of which are based in Torrington.
(Below) Jeremy signed copies of his new book for the sixty or so attendees.
After an interval for lunch there was a screening of an episode of Dark-waters that is presently being aired on Sky TV’s Animal Planet.
Wayne Thomas has been privileged to enjoy over forty years fishing North Devon’s varied waters enjoying both success and failure. The places and the many people he has met along the way have greatly enriched his journey. In this book he tells stories of North Devon angling along with recollections from others; some from an earlier generation who enjoyed fishing in those good old days.
He has no favourite species of fish and this book reflects this with every discipline of angling represented. From the small crimson spotted trout of tumbling streams and the story of a five pound perch to the huge shark that roam the Atlantic Ocean. AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING EDITIONS
Limited Edition of only 300 copies
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(Below)Paul Blake banked this 21lb 13oz mirror from Stafford Moor’s Lodge Lake.
(Below) Wayne Grinney & son Jack who fished on the summer hut swim on Beatties lake and had 11 fish out up to 29lb 8oz caught on Sticky Baits Krill boilies & house pellet caught out in the open water and a couple in the margins.
This weeks Angling Times has a excellent feature on Stafford Moor’s Lodge Lake well worth checking this out and keeping for reference.
(Above) Russell Bromley and dad who fished on swim 1 up on lodge lake and had 12 fish out between them up to 26lb 5oz all caught on C C Moore live system boilies most fish were caught in the open water.
(Above) Harry Burston & Aaron Merry who had 19 fish out between them in 24 hours on the inlet swim on Beatties lake up to 25lb. All fish were caught on Sticky Baits Krill boilies.
(Above) Stephan Knight who had 3 fish out up to 24lb 2oz from the summer hut swim on Beatties lake yesterday. All caught on Sticky Baits Krill and Sticky Baits pellets with Sticky Baits Salmon oil.