Sean Thorne has returned to fishing after drifting away from the sport for a few years. During the past season he has been making up for lost time fishing many of the North Devon venues he fished during his initial angling years. His latest visit to Stafford Moor saw him land three twenty pound plus carp. The fish scaled of 29lb, 22lb and 21lb 4oz. ” I’m well chuffed to say the least! The 29 is my biggest carp to date… and … it was cracking weather!”. I am sure that Sean will agree that the size of carp now available to North Devons anglers is far higher than it was even twenty years ago.
Jacob Middleton, 17 had a session on Nirvana’s day ticket Kracking Carp Lake and caught Parrot at 45lbs 6oz making it Jacob’s new personal best!
Jacob shared – “I managed to set up on peg 2 and flicked out my right hand rod tight to lily pad spot that I had previously baited. I was fishing a Krank style rig topped off with an IB essential mainline wafter, clipped on with a pva mesh bag. It weighed in at 45.6 which was a new pb for me. Once again Anglers Paradise producing the goods for new PBs!”
2. TEAM WORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK
Congratulations to Arlene and Fred Mackenzie who together with team work landed Silverback at 50lbs 5oz from the Kracking Carp Lake.
Arlene shared – “What a wake up call 50lb 5oz but can’t claim it for myself as it was too much for me to land!! It was a joint effort with my better half Fred, not one hundred percent sure but think it’s called siiver back!”
Ashley Bunning has these two beauties from Upper Tamar this week. The common was 23.12 and the mirror was 17lb. The fish fell to a NashBait 20mm cultured hookbait.
(below) Shaun Freeman has this beauty from Upper Tamar at the weekend. 22lbs on the nose caught using a Stiff hinge with mainline link pop ups casting to showing fish from the Bradworthy arm area of the lake.
(Below) Ryan Tester proudly displaying his new personal best. carp of 23lb 10oz from Upper Tamar. This stunning mirror was tempted on a milky malt hookbait in just 2ft of water.
( Below) Danny Hayman fished in Swim 15 (Albert square ) and also black island up on Lodge Lake. Danny had 8 fish out up to 28lb 6oz all fish caught on Nash Scopex squid and Sticky baits krill boilies.
(Bellow) Chris Sansome fished up on swim 6 (the outlet) on lodge lake.
Chris smashed his personal best 3 times in this session ! Including a 30lb 1oz and then a 33lb 3oz all caught on Vader baits.
(Below) Stephen Smith who had 5 fish out from the inlet swim on Beatties lake up to 24lb 2oz all caught on Sticky baits krill over Manilla and house pellets soaked in red krill glug.
(Below)Nigel Bassett had 7 fish out up to 27lb from swim 11 (beach 2 ) up on lodge lake, all caught on Sticky baits Manilla boilies.
Connor Harold fished on the back bays swim 9 on Beatties lake . Connor had in total 25 fish out ! Up to 26lb 12oz all fish caught on Nash Scopex , candy nut crush and Mainline cell boilies. (Below)
(Below) Nigel Bassett who fished beach 2 (swim 11) up on lodge lake and had 9 fish out up to 26lb fishing with sticky baits Manilla and a spod mix.
(Below) Richard Roberts who fished up on swim 13 on the spit on lodge lake. This was Rich’s first time here in which he caught 5 fish out all caught on Sticky baits krill 16mm boilies.
(Below) George Ward who just finished his 48 hour session yesterday up on lodge lake and had 14 fish out up to 31lb 2oz a new personal best for George ! All fish caught from swim 7 (the nook) using Sticky baits Krill 20mm boilies and house pellet.
Matt Dart fished Simpson Valleys Mallard Lake and banked a superb mirror carp of 32lb 14oz.