Ilfracombe’s Slade on form for carp

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Ben Smeeth Reports -“Paul James caught this lovely 17lb mirror from Slade on a boilie. The lake is producing some really nice fishing at the moment”.

Paul James comments from Slade – Mark Brown bailiff at Slade fished for 24 hours he caught a common carp just over 21 lb Bob Coltman has been putting the hours in and was rewarded with 5 carp all mid doubles myself and Pete Pearson fished Slade for a 24 hours session I landed 3 carp with the biggest being a stunning mirror which was stocked in 2007 with 50 other carp average between 2 and 5 pound Pete Pearson landed 2 carp a fine 21 lb common and a mirror of upper double.

South West Lakes – Splendid Carp offer challenge to anglers.

There have been some stunning catches of carp from South West Lakes Trust waters in the past couple of weeks with Lower Tamar featuring heavily in the following round up. This water is a day ticket water that provides more than just carp with double figure bream and large tench residing in its waters along with specimen perch and eels.  The South West Lakes offer anglers an alternative to the heavily stocked commercial waters with carp that are more challenging in less manicured surroundings that many carp anglers prefer.

Steve Gliddon has been on the banks of Lower Tamar Lake on the Cornwall/Devon border. Steve landed 5 fish from 7 runs which included two 18lb commons, two mid double commons and a lovely looking mirror just under 10lb. Steve fished to a small clear spot in the weed with little and often baiting tactics working well.

(Below)Mainline’s John Kneebone enjoyed a cracking session on Lower Tamar landing 13 commons to just under 20lbs and two mirrors, one small one and this stunning 20lb 6oz fully known as the ‘little fully’. All of John’s fish came in a 24 hour session using Mainline cell boilies.

20lb mirror (Above)

(Below)Amy Maunder has been on the banks at day ticket water Lower Tamar lake on the Cornwall/Devon border and banked this cracking tench at 5lb 8oz along with a double figure common. Both fish fell to Mailinie Essential Cell boilies.

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Adrian Morgan caught this cracking 19lb 4oz common from Jennetts reservoir on a trimmed down Bloodworm boilie popped up from the silt.

LOWER TAMAR CARP

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Matt Martin had his first 20lb carp from Lower Tamar over the festive period. Weighing in at 21lb 8oz Matt tempted the fish at long range using a single Master Baits wafter boilie. Well done Matt on landing such a superb looking specimen during the winter months when large reservoirs are a far greater challenge than well stocked commercial carp waters.

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SOUTH WEST LAKES TRUST CARP NEWS

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South West Lakes Trust’s Coarse Waters are providing some excellent sport for the areas anglers with some stunning specimens being landed.

Chris Connaughton had a cracking days fishing last week at Jennetts reservoir, Bideford. Chris Banked this clonking 28.00 common, part of a 6 fish catch on the day ticket venue. Chris also had another fish over 20lb at 21.04. Fishing tight to the far marginal trees (a prolific hot spot) worked for Chris.
Chris Connaughton had a cracking days fishing last week at Jennetts reservoir, Bideford. Chris Banked this clonking 28.00 common, part of a 6 fish catch on the day ticket venue. Chris also had another fish over 20lb at 21.04. Fishing tight to the far marginal trees (a prolific hot spot) worked for Chris.
Chris Martin has been in the action again at day ticket venue Lower Tamar. Chris, a venue regular, had this stunning 22lb mirror which was part of an 8 fish catch.
Chris Martin has been in the action at day ticket venue Lower Tamar. Chris, a venue regular, had this stunning 22lb mirror which was part of an 8 fish catch.