Carp from Melbury & Upper Tamar

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Neil Harvey has had a cracking couple of sessions at Melbury. 15 Carp in the first session (4 x 20’s) and 14 Carp in the second session (2 x 20’s).

(Below) Mervyn Beal recently had this cracking 10 fish haul from Upper Tamar which included three 20’s to 22lb 8oz. All fish fell to Nash Scopex Squid.

Stafford Moor – In Fine Form for both Match and Carp Anglers

( Below) Matthew Freeburn who now has a new personal best of a 32lb mirror from swim 14 (beach 1) on lodge lake caught on Sticky Baits Manilla boilies soaked in liver with some free offerings.

Big Bags from the Match fishing fraternity too!

The latest residents match on Tanners lake with 21 fishing.

 Top weight of the day was from Ant Thornhill who bagged himself 188lb 3oz from peg 5.

2nd was Mark Goggins (goggy) who bagged 169lb 3oz from peg 10.

                                                                                                     3rd was Nick Roberts peg 17 with 150lb 13oz.

Open match on Tanners and Woodpecker lakes 

1st place was Sean Brennan with 224lb 4oz from peg 17 on Tanners lake fab weight

2nd place was Ant Thornhill with 130lb 11oz frommpeg 19 on Woodpecker lake

3rd place was Jamie Bradshaw with 197lb 11oz from peg 20 on Tanners lake

( Below) Jamie Corrigan who fished on swim 1 (Long Island ) on Beatties lake. Jamie had 11 fish our all caught on Sticky Baits Manilla boilies well

Stafford Moor Carp –

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(Below)Paul Blake banked this 21lb 13oz mirror from Stafford Moor’s Lodge Lake.

(Below) Wayne Grinney & son Jack who fished on the summer hut swim on Beatties lake and had 11 fish out up to 29lb 8oz caught on Sticky Baits Krill boilies  & house pellet caught out in the open water and a couple in the margins.

Latest Stafford Moor Carp Catches

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This weeks Angling Times has a excellent feature on Stafford Moor’s Lodge Lake well worth checking this out and keeping for reference.

(Above) Russell Bromley and dad who fished on swim 1 up on lodge lake and had 12 fish out between them up to 26lb 5oz all caught on C C Moore live system boilies most fish were caught in the open water.

(Above) Harry Burston & Aaron Merry who had 19 fish out between them in 24 hours on the inlet swim on Beatties lake up to 25lb. All fish were caught on Sticky Baits Krill boilies.

(Above) Stephan Knight who had 3 fish out up to 24lb 2oz from the summer hut swim on Beatties lake yesterday. All caught on Sticky Baits Krill and Sticky Baits pellets with Sticky Baits Salmon oil.

Upper Tamar Carp Catch

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Aaron Bunning has had a cracking session on Upper Tamar lake near Bude. Aaron caught 7 carp in a 24 hour session with the best being a common of 28lb 8oz. Aaron also had a 21.14 Mirror and 3 other fish over 17lbs along with two at 14lbs. All fish fell to 20mm Scopex Squid cultured boilie hookbaits over a bed of 18mm freebies.

Carping In Paradise

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George Holder caught his first ever twenty at Anglers Paradise – a stunning 25lb 15oz Mirror from the Main Carp Lake which also won him our Fish of the week competition. George’s shared – “We got up early in the morning to fish the Main lake which was my first session at Anglers Paradise. There were a variety of swims available so I chose a swim where I saw fish feeding. I targeted an island which had many features so I knew fish would be around there. At around 3pm my rod screamed off and I was into a fish. I had to be careful as there were snags all around the 5C’s island. Although when I was about to net the fish he dived for the reeds and the fight was on!

Finally I netted the fish and what a stunner it was. Tipping the scales at 25.15 blew me away as this was my first Anglers Paradise fish and to catch one of this size was unreal. I caught the fish on a mainline high leakage pineapple wafter fished on a hair rig KD style. Thank you so much to Anglers Paradise for the great fishing and help in the tackle shop, I’ll be back soon!”

(Above) Dave Smith had a session on our day ticket Xanadu Lake and caught the beautiful Xanna at 28lbs which is less than she normally is after spawning in May.

Dave has only been Carp fishing for 6 months so as you can imagine, he was absolutely over the moon to catch Xanna!! Dave caught the beauty on a Manilla bait with a white pop up snowman style.

Luke Cornforth, 19 had a nice surprise when he landed this beaut of a Common Carp at 25lbs from the Specimen Carp Lake. Luke shared –

‘Before arriving at Anglers paradise last Saturday my cousin Kieran and I had the idea of fishing the Specimen Carp Lake later in the week. We walked around the lake in the evenings and found a few carp holding up in the pads and the potamogeton and on Wednesday evening we set about baiting a few spots for the following morning.

We were at the lake at first light on Thursday morning and fortunately there were a few signs of carp on our spots, a few hours after getting the rods out Kieran lost one under the rod tip in the potamogeton. Although this was frustrating, especially with a relatively low stock of fish, it gave us hope that the location was right and pre baiting the night before might have put the odds in our favour. The day was quiet but with more and more fish frequenting the dense weed growth to my right we felt confident going into the evening.

My chosen tactics were solid bags filled with a few 2mm pellets and gs crab boilie crumb from Oxford carp baits with a trimmed down gs crab wafter on a simple rig with a size 4 hook and a few handfuls of whole, chopped and crumbed boilies over the top.

Just as the temperature began to drop at around 6:30 in the evening my right hand rod closest to the pads pulled up tight and after a short fight through the dense potamogeton a stunning common of 25lb rolled over the net cord. A lovely fish and the highlight of my week !’

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Mainline Baits carp open pairs at Upper Tamar – top prize of £2000

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Many thank’s to Ben Smeeth head of Angling at South West Lakes Trust for sending this report on the latest Mainline Baits Carp Pairs Open.

The second Mainline Baits carp open pairs at Upper Tamar took place from 5-7 July. 33 pairs saw the competition at full capacity and the anticipation at the draw was fantastic! Anglers chose their swims, collected a mainline goody bag and were transported to their pegs. Fishing began at 4pm on the Friday and ended after 45 hours at 1pm on the Sunday.

What was great about the weekend was the competition was very close and every pair were in with a shout of being in the prize money right up until the final hour or so!

Nigel Woods and Rich Ford scooped the top prize of £2000 with 4 fish for 63lbs from peg 31 on the Cornwall Bank. There catch included a cracking mirror of 24lb 7oz.

There was a terrific tussle for second with the O’Connors Barry and Benn fighting it out with Dave Bellew and Steve Lovell. Both pairs caught three fish and only 5 ounces separated them at the finish with Barry and Benn coming out on top to win the £1000 second prize. Dave and Steve settling for the £500 third spot.

Largest fish winning 2kg of Mainline spod and PVA mix was youngster Tristan Cooper who had a cracking 19lb 10oz mirror. Smallest fish, winning 2kg of Mainline spod and PVA mix was Rob Jewell with a common of 8lb 6oz.

Section winners winning 5kg of Mainline freezer baits boilies were:

Toby Green and Danny Moore

Lee Watts and Dean Compton

Peter Higman and Ricky Lawrence

Scott and Tristan Cooper.

Massive thankyou to Mainline Baits for their sponsorship.

The next Mainline pairs competition is 4-6 October and bookings can be made on 01566 771930.