Fifty Three Pound Carp

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Matt Jacques has smashed his PB by a massive 16lb. Matt banked the lakes biggest resident at a weight of 53lb!
Matt returned to Anglers Paradises Kracking Carp Lake with Joe Drury for their second social of the year.
Joe was rudely awoken by a head torch at 2am with Matt trying to get the message across that he had a fish in the net! On inspection they realised Matt had only gone and landed ‘Silverback’, the lakes largest resident. It’s only the second time it’s been caught this year, and both times falling to the mighty Monster Tiger Nut range by Dynamite Baits!!
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KRACKING 40

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Massive congratulations to Sam Passmore 27, from Plymouth who felt he had the fishing gods looking over him when he caught a personal best 44lb 4oz Mirror known as Parrot and a 29lb 13oz Mirror.
Both Carp were caught using 18mm Krill wafters from Nirvana’s Kracking Carp Lake.
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TORRIDGE CARP LAKES

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Torridge Carp Lakes opened earlier this spring and have been producing some quality fish to over 30lb. Contact details below.
Torridge Carp Lakes
Brookfield farm
Little Torrington
EX388PZ
 Shepherds and Old meadow lake are a pay as you go day ticket lakes (NO PREBOOKING)
£25 per 24hours (unlimited stay)
Tickets are on site and to be filled in and posted through the letterbox
Updates on swim availability will be every Morning and evening via Facebook page.

Lower Tamar Lake Carp & bream catch

Lower Tamar’s most recent exclusive booking was enjoyed by Dave Bellew and friends. 16 carp caught with the best common at 26.06lbs and Mirror 22lb. The biggest bream was 11.04lbs.
Lower Tamar can be booked exclusively – 16 swims, toilet, shower, great fishing, stunning surroundings! Please drop Ben Smeeth a message at South West Lakes Trust.

Kracking 33lb 9oz from Paradise

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AP resident guide Julian Chidgey decided to make the most of the beautiful weather at Anglers Paradise & this time he was catching them himself instead of helping their guests!

Starting on the Kracking Carp Lake, Julian landed a 33lb 9oz Mirror using Outlaw Pro Krilla boilies topped with fake corn. He then headed over to the Main Carp Lake where in 4 crazy hours he landed carp weighing 24lb 9oz, 21lb 4oz, 21lb, 19lb 12oz, 19lb 6oz,18lb 1oz, 16lb 15oz and 14lb 11oz. All of which were caught off the surface.

If you want to book Julian to guide you during your trip to the day ticket or residents lakes simply contact him through Facebook ‘Inspired Angling Services (Julian Chidgey)’, Instagram ‘Julian Chidgey’ or by phone on 07720556414”

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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