Paradise Carp

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Aaron Bunning  took  advantage of his local Lakes at Anglers Paradise and caught these 2 beauties!
A stunning 22lb 2oz Common and a 18lb 8oz Mirror both from Nirvana’s Xanadu Lake caught using Nash Citruz pop up, flake and liquidised bread.
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A FINE BIRTHDAY PRESENT – Ten Year old Zaine banks carp brace

Proud parents Joe and Zenia Drury Gregorek sent me this heartwarming  report from Anglers Paradise.

Zaine Drury-Gregorek who knows how to celebrate his 10th birthday and that was to go fishing! Zaine had a few hours on Anglers Eldorado’s Cat and Carp Lake 1 and caught a stunning Mirror and a lovely Common! Needless to say it was the best Birthday ever and he didn’t want to leave! Zaine caught the Carp using Munchbaits Citrus Blend Pop Ups.

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REKINDLING THE JOYS OF FISHING

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Gary Strachan and his son Harry enjoyed a 36 hour session at Anglers Paradise’s Day Ticket Fatboy’s Lake where they banked 12 carp too 14lb. All of the fish were in immaculate condition and caught using 12 -mm pop ups. This was a welcome return to angling for Gary who has found his love of the sport rekindled with the opportunity to share fishing trips with his son. Gary commented to me on how the amount of gear carp anglers now carry contrasts to his younger days when you would take; “a flask, some sandwiches, a sleeping bag and perhaps a plastic sheet depending on the time of year? Fast forward 50 years and two trips with the carp barrow to set up. Yes it’s more comfortable without a doubt, but is it really that much more enjoyable?
I guess the essence still remains though perhaps its has all become a little formulaic with many anglers following a text book approach. I doubt it would seem more enjoyable if you turned the clock back to use those floppy old fibre glass carp rods and sun loungers that collapse as your trying to sleep. I recall with fondness camping in a pub car park close to the River Thames. I climbed into my tent after a visit to the pub and my sun lounger collapsed in a tangle of aluminium frames and canvas. Strange how looking back there is always a sense that things were better but I suspect thats just the joy and enthusiasm of youth.
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Torridge Councillor banks his first twenty from Paradise

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Local Torridge District  Councillor, Dermot Mc Geough and now a 5C’s member,(The Crazy, Crafty, Cunning Carp Catchers)   fished the Main Lake at Anglers Paradise for his first proper fishing trip and managed to bag this 21lb 2oz Mirror Carp on 20mm Scopex Squid boilees. He was overjoyed as this was his first 20lb’er before this he had only small fish under 10lbs.

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Kracking Great Carp

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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!”

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Day Ticket Catfish at Anglers Paradise

One of angling greatest joys is introducing your children to the joys of angling. Damion Babb took his daughter Imogen to Anglers Paradise Day ticket Eldorado catfish lake where she caught a fine cat of 20lb 12oz. “Wow my girl with her cat that she wanted 20lb 12oz & she had a right old fight with it so proud of her”.

The fish won Imogen the complexes Fish off the Month Competition!

Bruce Elston and John Hughes enjoyed success with the catfish at Anglers Paradise’s day ticket Eldorado Catfish Lake.

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Catfish From Paradise

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 Matt Stanbury and Kate Hudson had a cracking week at Anglers Paradise. Matt caught a personal best 64lb 8oz Catfish and a stunning fully scaled Mirror from the Main Carp Lake, and Kate caught a new personal best 32lb 8oz Catfish from the Easy access Lake.
They also had a night to remember on the Easy Access as in 24hrs they landed 6 Catfish and lost one. The Cats went 23lbs, 26lbs, 27lbs, 28lbs, 32lbs, and 36lbs. Their arms were aching after all that hauling!!
Most of the fish were caught on DNA baits SLK boilies in 26mm with a bit of pepperami.
Matt shared –
“Thank you once again for a wonderful week. You and the family always make us feel welcome.”

First Time Cats

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Brian and Nicki Krakow joined Anglers Paradise for the first time last week and both caught personal best Carp and Cats! Brian caught his 1st ever Catfish at 20lb 5oz from the Octopussy and then went onto catching another personal best at 39lbs!! Nicki also caught her 1st ever Cat from the Octopussy!
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