The most handsome fish of all? Upper Tamar Perch

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Adam Moxey -4lb perch

Chris Lambert and Adam Moxey enjoyed a memorable session at perch mecca Upper Tamar last week. Fishing from the perch boat they caught four fish over 3lbs, two fish over 2lbs lots of small perch and a cracking 4lb fish all on 3 inch soft plastics. Congratulations lads! Anyone who wants to book the perch boat needs to call 01566771930.





Chris Lambert -3lb 4oz perch




Anglers Paradise are very pleased and proud to announce that this year they have raised a Total of £9000 in Fundraising throughout the year!!


Zenia reports below:-
We fund raise All Year Round with Weekly Raffles, Labels, Auctions and other Events and the Netting Week alone raised an amazing £2000 in just one week!! This total was raised with special events like – Bingo Night, Race Night, Zombie Party Night, Darts, Pool Competitions, Henna Tatoo’s, Nail Painting, Guess the weight competitions (of people!!), Treasure Hunt, BBQ (With Thanks to Warren’s Butchers of Launceston for Kindly Donating The Meat), Bonfire and Fireworks Night and more.

We would like to take this opportunity to say a BIG THANK YOU TO ALL that have contributed as without you – we couldn’t have done it!!

The Money was donated to the following Charities –
Devon Air Ambulance – £2000
Halwill Primary School – £2000
Halwill Church Tower (the 3000 year Tower is disintegrating and need restoring) – £2000
Repairs to Plymouth Cathedral – £2000
Holsworthy Food Bank – £500
Appledore Life Boats – £500
TOTAL = £9000!!

So a Round of Applause to us ALL!

Here is to 2017 and To Raising LOTS MORE For Great Causes!


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Graham Verral targeted Simpson’s Valley’s predators using float-fished sprat to tempt a fine pike of 23lb 6oz.

Pike are traditionally a fish of the autumn and winter months and the pleasing site of a red tipped float sitting optimistically upon the surface is one of the great joys of the season especially when the float trembles before sliding delightfully beneath the surface. Those few seconds before setting the hook are always full of tension and expectation. Then with luck comes that solid resistance of a big pike followed by a might swirl, bent rod and singing reel!

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Ben Smeeth sent me this information on Upper Tamar; sure to be popular; I was tempted to keep quiet in case I cannot get on the boat myself!!!!

Perch fishing Mecca Upper Tamar has a rowing boat available for anglers to hire over the winter at £10 per day starting on Monday 7th November. There must be two people in the boat and it must be booked and paid for in advance on 01566 771930. Further details are available on booking. Anglers are required to buy a day permit when arriving at Tamar and the boat is only available for perch fishing. Venue regular Chris Lambert sent us in these pictures of some fish he had last winter from the boat at 3.06, 3.12 and 3.14!!





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Latest report from Zenia at Anglers Paradise
The Lure weekend dates are in! 2017 LURE WEEKEND DATES CONFIRMED!! We are pleased to announce that we now have the dates for our next Lure Weekend Confirmed! Friday 24th February to Sunday 26th 2017. From £110 Per Person to include accomodation for 3 nights, Fishing + Entry into All Competitions. More Details to follow… BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!!
 After my Fantastic 48 Hour Session with Julian Chidgey from Inspired Angling Services, before heading home, Julian decided to give the Specimen Carp Lake a try in the hope of one himself! The Fish were all showing on the surface, so Julian stalked patiently and landed this Stunning Scale Perfect 22lb 9oz Linear caught off the top on Dog Biscuits. WELL DONE JULIAN, ANOTHER SUPERB CATCH BY OUR GREAT GUIDE!

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Latest news from Zenia at Anglers Paradise. Good to see so many posts with Ladies, Families and Juniors.



They’d Look Like This!!

Stunning Catch by Eloise Wyatt, from Somerset who caught this Beauty of a Koi at 6lbs 10oz from the Koi Lake using her favourite Tactic of fishing off the top using Dog Biscuits to tempt Fish Like This One!


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Ben Smeeth Countryside and Angling Manager – Sent me these reports of stunning fish and images from our local South West Lakes Trust Waters

John Deprieelle spent some time on day ticket venue Lower Tamar last week and had this to say about his session:
‘Well the carp fishing didn’t go quite to plan so I took bailiff Bobs advice and went to the very end peg which looked great and had fish everywhere in front of me. I lost a big fish within 30 mins of casting out and that was it. I had a few bream though and this 9lb fish was the best of the bunch taken on an 8mm pinapple pop up. The sunset was amazing!’

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9lb bream

Ryan Wilshere caught this cracking 27.10 Common from day ticket venue Jennetts Reservoir recently. Ryan fished the far margin from the first few pegs and the fish fell to a Mainline Essential IB pop up fished over a scattering of essential cell boilies. (Below)

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Colourful Fish from Paradise

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The latest report from Zenia at Anglers Paradise demonstrates the wide range of beautiful fish to be caught at the complex.

Sam Whapshott, from Bexley, Kent caught a Personal Best 11lb Koi from the Koi Lake caught on Dog Biscuits, what a beautiful Fish! (Below)

SamWhapshott11lbKoiDogBiscuitSteve Macdonald from Woonton, Herefordshire had a BIG Surprise when he reeled in the Big Koi from the Specimen Tench and Orfe Lake at a whopping 15lbs!! Jackie Charlton caught him during the first week of July at 13lb 8oz so he’s put on a lot of weight in just a few weeks! Steve said – “Caught this cracking fella on the last day of our holiday with you. I had wanted to catch a double figure carp and a Koi so I was made up when my last cast of the day on the Specimen Tench and Orfe Lake resulted in this 16lb beauty, making it my new Personal Best!
The rig was a very simple 11mm bait-tech pellet banded onto a size 8 hook on a running ledger rig cast close to the lily pads. We had enjoyed a great day on the lake with loads of Golden Tench, Blue and Golden Orfe and an 11lb 14oz Grass Carp. It was a day well worth braving the wind and rain for!”. (Below)


Tommy Flower and his Wife Stevie from Bexley, Kent, had a rare fishing session together on the Specimen Tench and Orfe Lake. Tommy normally targets the Carp and Stevie is new to fishing, so this was a change from the Norm! Tommy and Stevie caught many Colourful Specimens including Golden Orfe, Blue Orfe, Koi Orfe, Golden Tench, Two Tone Tench and Grass Carp using Maggots as the hook bait. Here are just a few of the Specimens they caught! Watch Out Tommy, looking at the size of Stevie’s Catches, she’s one to watch! Always great to see Couples enjoying the Sport, hopefully the start of many Fishing Days out together. (Below)


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