Ray Philpott banked this cracking 23lb 2oz mirror from Upper Tamar Lake this week from the Lookout Tower.
(Above)Ryan Willshire from Bude landed this cracking 21lb 4oz scaley Mirror carp from Upper Tamar lake, near Bude on the Cornwall and Devon border. The fish was stocked in September 2017 as part of the lakes re-stocking policy which included 3 fish over 30lbs and lots of fish over 20lbs. The next stocking is in mid October this year.
(Above) Ashley Bunning had a great session on Upper Tamar Lake, on the Cornwall and Devon border. The venue regular banked 8 carp in his 48 hour session including 2 fish over 20lbs. All the fish were caught on Nashbait scopex squid boilies with the largest being a 22lb 8oz mirror.
Bideford Angling Club and Appledore Shipbuilders hold their monthly sea rovers on the first Sunday of each month and both clubs allow competitors to fish over a very wide area of the South West including Devon, Dorset and Cornwall. Their results highlight the vast the vast range of species available to anglers in the South West.
Bideford Monthly Rover results
1st – Antony Smith garfish 15 1/2 oz 77.5% (Above)
2nd -Andrew Clements dogfish 1 lb 13 60.416%
Appledore Shipbuilders Monthly Rover Results
1st- Josh Atkinson – black bream 2lb 7.5oz
2nd – Michael Hammett – garfish 1lb 2oz
3rd – James Mayhew – small eyed ray 7lb 1/8oz
Junior section – Jack Pike – ballan wrasse 4lb 3oz
Triple Hook Club – WYCO EWB – Club Flounder
1st – Mark Hancock – flounder 1lb 1/4oz
2nd – Kevin Hancock – flounder 15oz
Paul Lorrimore and a party of anglers enjoyed a great days sport on Blue-Fin out of Ilfracombe.
Thanks to Paul for his account of the day.
Initially after seeing the water clarity (which was pretty good) we headed for the Horse-Shoe Rocks for a crack at some Bass action.
We chucked everything at it from Skerries Eels to Live Sand Eels – but only small 2lb to 3lb Bass were coming aboard.
A big change to the last visit from the skipper.
After a good go and more Pollack, small Bass and a chunky Pouting to Andy Smiff ,we anchored up and got the big gear down.
Ollie Passmore enjoyed a great session at a North Devon rock mark landing several trigger fish to 2lb 6oz. The previous night Ollie landed a fine bass from a local beach of 5lb 14oz. Trigger fish are likely to be around at least another month providing temperatures do not plummet. These fish of warmer climes are often found washed up on beaches early in the winter as water temperatures drop.
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FISH OF THE WEEK WINNER 31ST AUGUST IS…
David Trethewey who caught a personal best
David’s Story –
“On what was my 3rd ever night on Kracking Carp and I was lucky enough to have the Parrot grace my net! Being a regular to Anglers Paradise for 19 years now, and I’ve caught 14+ twenties to 29lb 8oz from the Specimen Carp Lake, but I had never managed a thirty plus from the complex till now…
I fished with boilie tipped with corn to the far margin and with the rods being out for over twelve hours, I thought my chance had gone, till Parrot woke me at first light…The best wake up call ever!! Many thanks, already looking forward to next year.”
CONGRATULATIONS DAVID – WHAT A CATCH AND A VERY WELL DESERVED WINNER!
Here he is with his Winning Fish and being presented his prizes by Zyggy and Zenia with special thanks to PB Products UK.
**FISH OF THE WEEK IS SPONSORED BY PB PRODUCTS UK – GREAT TACKLE – GREAT PRODUCTS**
Combe Martin Sea Angling Clubs annual fun fishing event on Ilfracombe Pier always brings plenty of smiles and this year was no exception. The title of the event explains what the day is all about nothing too serious just a few hours fishing with the chance to meet fellow anglers and special guests. The event focuses on young anglers so the competition is geared towards under 16’s accompanied by a responsible adult.
This years guests included Dominic Garnett who writes a regular column for the Angling Times and works with the Angling Trust to promote angling. https://dgfishing.co.uk/
(Above) Dominick Garnett gets involved coaching young anglers
Steve Dawe is an all round angler who has a particular interest in species fishing and is raising funds for the Stroke Association.
In January last year he started a fund raising challenge to catch 52 species of fish in a year and has surpassed this already landing his 64th species during this years event, a rock goby.(Below)
(Below)The Coastguard raised awareness of the need to take care at the waters edge offering advice to all who attended.
(Below)Ilfracombe Aquarium were at hand to identify any rare species caught and also hope to obtain specimens for the aquarium.
High Street Tackle kindly sponsored the event with an array of prizes presented to the winners.
Fun Fish rules were – To reduce tangles CMSAC suggested 1 rod with 3 hooks, Barbless hooks preferred but not compulsory.
The top prizes were for the anglers under the age of 16 with the most points.
Points awarded: – 2 points first of each species, 1 point for second of each species.
Prize for longest fish – Lyn Wilson garfish – 57cm
Prize for heaviest fish – Lyn Wilson – garfish 9oz
Family prize for most points – A Family Ticket for Ilfracombe Aquarium -The Welch family with 51 points
Ross Stanway won the adults section with 16 points and was presented with a signed copy of Dominick Garnetts book Crooked Lines
Winner of the event eight year old Effie Welch (14 points) received an LRF rod, reel and line
2nd – Charlie Stanway 11 points
3rd – Solomon Welch 9 points
4th – Ben Clarke 8 points Joshua Jeffery 8 points
5th – Phoebe Dawe – 5 points Jordan Choules 5 points
This years event was once again a success with a really friendly atmosphere and plenty of fish caught to give the young participants encouragement. One of the events main targets is to introduce young people to a pastime that can provide a lifelong interaction with the environment as Dominick said to me if we recruit one young person into a life of fishing we have been successful.
The below pictures give a view of the event that is made successful by those who take part.