Melbury Carp Session

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Tim Thornton sent South West Lakes Trust this cracking catch report from his recent session at Melbury (happy birthday Tim).
‘Birthday session at Melbury Reservoir in Devon. The session started off very promising with the ghost koi low double being the first capture.
Then disaster struck and I pulled out of three decent carp on the trot. One was a chunk. That’s fishing.
Then at midnight my middle rod ripped off and a pristine hard fighting twenty common was later in the net. Another of 18+ followed. A great venue in fantastic surroundings.
All the bites came to either DNA baits SLK wafters or milky malt dumbell wafters over a bed of SLK boilies
Great to share the session with my mate Terry Reed.
Thank you South west lakes, I will Definitely be back!’

West and Woon scoop £2000 with Mainline Pairs win……in brutal conditions

West and Woon scoop £2000 with Mainline Pairs win……
What a weekend here at Upper Tamar for the Mainline Baits carp open pairs!
42 carp caught by 19 pairs in brutal conditions!
Massive thankyou to our sponsor Mainline Baits and John Kneebone in particular for their ongoing and generous support. The prize winners were:
1st place George West and Andy Woon peg 12 with 7 fish for 84lbs. They win £2000
2nd were Ben and Matt Cooper with 7 fish from peg 20 for 74lb 13oz. They win £1000
3rd place were Jamie Woods and Richard Chalke who had 5 fish for 63lb 10oz from peg 26. They win £500
Largest fish (not finishing in top 3) was Jason McEvoy with a 24lb 11oz common. He won a box of Mainline PVA and spod mix and a Baseball cap.
Smallest fish (not in the top three) was Matt Pepperell with a 7lb 15oz mirror. He won a box of Mainline PVA and spod mix and a Baseball cap.
Section winners winning 5kg of Mainline freezer boilies were:
pegs 1-9 were Chris Hudson and Matt Pepperell. 4 fish for 60lb 15oz peg 9
Pegs 10-18 were Barry Hazleden and Mark Brett with 2 fish for 32lb 11oz
Pegs 19-26 were Scott and David Bowden with 2 fish for 23lb 8oz
Pegs 27-35 were Karl Yates and Allan Jones with two fish for 30lb 13oz
Full results are in the pictures.
Next competition is Mainline singles 6-8 November. Entries on 01566771930

Carp anglers battle on through stormy conditions

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Carp anglers are enduring stormy conditions at Upper Tamar Lake fishing the Upper Tamar Mainline Baits Carp Pair Competition.

The gale force winds and heavy rain are proving to ideal catching competitions with a succession of good fish coming to the bank. The competition ends on Sunday when I imagine the competitors will all be a little weary and weather warn. Modern clothing and quality bivvies ensure that fishing in such extreme weather is viable.

Overnight Mainline competition update….
Matt Pepperell and Chris Hudson have landed two fish on peg 9 (end of the arm). A 13.06
Common and a lovely 24.02 common in the rain!
George West and Andy Woon land there fourth fish, a 7.07 common to move further away in the lead from peg 12.
Jamie Woods and Richard Chalke landed there second this time a 11.14 common from peg 26.
Jon Gibbons and Damion Braund caught a lovely 20.12 common from peg 14.
Dan Gay and Andy Pickering had a 9.09 fish from peg 31.

Stafford Moor Carp Catches

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(Above)Wade  Holmes had this 30lb 10oz beauty from swim 6 (the outlet) up on lodge lake, Wade caught using Mainline hybrid boilies.
(Above) Richard Roberts  fished up on lodge lake and had 9 fish out up to 27lb 12oz  all fish were caught on Mainline cell and sticky baits krill boilies.
(Above) James Winter and friend Gavin who had 7 fish out from lodge lake including Gavins new pb of this stunning 30lb 8oz catch. All fish were caught on 12mm Sticky baits signature squid pop ups and the new Sticky baits Mulbz, CC Moore live system & Pacific tuna.

Fine carp from Tamar and Slade

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Tim Surridge is getting to grips with Upper Tamar’s carp and having only started fishing the venue recently he has just finished a session resulting in 15 runs, landing 11 fish! The best being a 24.08 common. All on Cornwall Bait company’s red seed mix boilies in just 36 hours.

(Below) James Drowne aged 11 caught two cracking fish. The common was 32lbs and mirror 24.05lbs. The common was stocked at 23.04lbs in September 2017. Another new 30 for the venue but more pleasingly is this great capture for James.

(Below) Zac Perkins caught this stunning 25lb 10oz common carp from Lower Slade Reservoir.