Stafford Moor – Carp Catches

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Autumn has to be one of the best times for the carp fisher as temperatures start to drop the carp sense this and start to feed harder in preparation for the cold winter months ahead.  The leaves take on their bronzed and golden hues mirroring the flanks of the carp illuminated by the sunlight or beam of the torchlight.

Wayne Grinney with one of his 12 catches from the summerhouse swim on Beatties lake (Wayne had 12 fish out in 12 hours ) using home made boilie’s this one is a 29lb 8oz (below).


Steve Pinn who is a regular  at Stafford Moor (he calls it his second home ) caught this fine mirror carp on CC Moore Pacific tuna boilie’s a new personal best of 21lb 6oz . (Below)

(Below )Alexander McDonald who had 21 fish out in 48 hours using DNA baits up to 23lb 3oz.



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 Another success story from Anglers Paradise :- Latest report from Zenia
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Husband and Wife, Simon Harrison, 38 and Saskia Harrison 31, came all the way from Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire, for their 1st ever time to Fish Nirvana’s Day Ticket Xanadu, in the hope of achieving their Personal Bests.
Simon wanted to catch his 1st ever 30 and Saskia wanted to catch an upper double to achieve her PB.
Well, they Both DID IT!! Simon caught the Stunning Xanna at 31lbs 12oz, then Saskia beat her PB Twice, first with a 16lb Common and then beat it again with a 19lb 8oz Mirror!! Simon also caught a 17lb 4oz Common during his session.

All fish were caught on Sticky Baits Manilla, Simon and Saskia were certainly one VERY Happy Couple and rightly so!

Anglers Paradise
Anglers Paradise


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Melbury Reservoir is situated between Bideford and Bradworthy and contains some fine carp along with a good head of other coarse species. During the late eighties and early nineties it produced several specimen perch over four pounds along with eels close to 5lb and brown trout of over 5lb.

Rich Shaw paid a recent visit  to Melbury Reservoir with a relative on a visit from Norway.This his account of the successful session.

“Weather was rather wet but the general fishing was exceptional plenty of good Roach,
Skimmers and Bream on the float and feeder. I managed the one carp that’s
weight certainly didn’t do justice to its frame, a touch over 19llb and
lovely condition a credit to any fishery. A lot of bait manipulating went
on between downpours but this one tripped up on two 10mm Crave Squabs and a
Bloodworm and Maggot crush.


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Matt Davison 22lb 4oz mirror carp
Matt Davison 22lb 4oz mirror carp
Matt Davison 20lb mirror
Matt Davison 20lb mirror

Fishing Couple Sammy and Matt Davison had a really good week of Fishing at Anglers Paradise Landing some great Carp up to 23lbs. Matt had a 22lb 4oz Mirror, a 20lb Mirror and a 19lb 5oz Mirror all in just One Day on the Octopussy. His Wife Sammy then went onto catching a Personal Best 23lb Mirror and Matt also caught the rare ‘Golden’ Nearly Leather Mirror both from the Specimen Carp Lake. All Fish were caught using Paradise Baits ‘The Twist’ Wafters.

Sammy Davison
Sammy Davison (Above)

Tommy Flower decided to have a  short hour’s fishing on the Main Carp Lake to do a bit of stalking and managed to land this Stunning 26lb Mirror! Not bad for an hour’s work!! Tommy Said – “An hour’s stalking was all that was needed as I targeted the fish in the Main Lake. A solid bag full of mixed skretting pellets tops with an Xcel baits Xcellerate wafter carfully placed in a small quite corner quickly resulted in a lovely old looking mirror of 26lb. Not a bad way to spend an hour!” Tommy then went onto the Octopussy and caught this Upper Double Mirror off the top with his 2 year old daughter Summer to bring him luck!
Tommy also caught a 30lb 8oz Mirror from the Kracking Carp Lake on a Banoffee Boilie and fed Xcel baits KSC in a small channel between an island and the margin.

Tommy Flower  26lb mirror
Tommy Flower
26lb mirror (Above)
Tommy Flower 30lb 8oz mirror
Tommy Flower 30lb 8oz mirror (Above)

Joel Dart, 15 was after his 1st Ever 20, so he went on a Guided session with Julian Chidgey and set up on the Main Carp Lake where he caught 2 New Personal Bests, a 22lb Mirror and a 21lb 13oz Leather using Plumb and Garlic Pop Ups from Burton Bait Rollers. Joel was one happy lad and also Won our Fish Of The Week Competition. You never forget your 1st 20!

Tom Steele caught a pristine 22lb Common from the Specimen Carp Lake using a Milky Toffee Boilie.

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Anglers Paradise


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Carp anglers had to ensure that their bivvy’s were well secured at the weekend as gale force winds swept across the country. Being out in the elements is all part of the excitement however and makes success ever sweeter.

Amanda Curtis with her new PB of 19lb 8oz from lodge lake yesterday.


Kyle Stacey (Below) with his 19lb 8oz catch from
Lodge lake using mainline cell.




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Ben Pearman fished a 48-hour session at Slade Reservoir and tempted three carp to mid doubles using good old traditional bait sweetcorn.

Slade has produced several twenty pound plus carp this summer and offers discerning anglers a change from the more popular commercial waters.