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 17 years ago Furzebray Carp Fishery near South Molton was created and Island lake stocked, The fishery has gone on to be the crown in the jewel of North Devon carp fishing. This week its has produced a superb carp of over fifty pounds.

Massive well done to Scott Pollard on smashing his PB and setting a new lake record with the mighty Dropscale at 50lb 10oz!

Forty-one pounds twelve ounces of Furzebray Carp!

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Steve Pinn recently joined the Barrs Angling consultant team and on his first trip out using Barr products he managed his first Devon forty. Here is what Steve had to say;

“I found myself amongst some perfect conditions for a bite so decided to stay on at Furzebray’s Island lake for an extra night……a move I will never regret!

I had already had a 28Ib fish early doors, which I was happy with, but it was on the final morning when what I thought were liners from swans turned into meltdown from this chunk.

After a bit of a battle in the weed this “A-team” fish was in the net, a fish known as ‘Dropscale’ at 41Ib 12oz”.

Steve went for full on attraction for this session with his white 10mm Toffee Creme pop up surrounded by nothing but liquids. A thick mix of the Barrs Angling Active CSL and CR Nutmino was topped up regularly with the spoon and certainly did the job in tempting the fish to the area. 

Congratulations on your first Devon 40 Steve.

REMIX BAITS – The Secrets Out

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Chris Connaughton the angler behind Remix baits has been putting his baits to good use across North Devon and recently joined a group of fellow carpers at Furzebray Carp lakes where they put together one of North Devon’s most impressive carp hauls.

A group of local carp anglers booked up a week on the renowned Island Lake on the Furzebray Complex where they banked a stunning forty-three carp including three carp over forty pounds, fourteen carp over thirty pounds along with countless twenties. Congratulations must go to Tony Kingdom who has nurtured this fishery since it was created from a marshy field close to fifteen years ago. It has now become one of the West Countries top venues and a tranquil lake where wildlife abounds.

I asked Chris about his baits and he kindly sent me a summary on the baits.

Remix Baits Originally formed from making high attract hook-baits to give a high attract edge to go alongside known brands such as Mainline. These highly attractive hookbaits are rolled from fresh eggs, mixed with a unique blend of feed stimulants, liquid attractants and added essential oils which will be sure to release a steady diffusion of food signals for a long period of time in your water column. The secret is out!

Local stockists are Summerlands, Furzebray carp lakes and will be Quay Sports. Website is www.remixbaits.co.uk

Fine Furzebray Brace

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Ashley Moores fished Furzebray’s Island Carp Lake and banked two of the venues most sort after carp. The Mint common at a weight of 34lb 2oz and Star at 42lb. Furzebray has been established as one of the West Countries top carp fisherys.

Furzebray Winter Forties!

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Furzebray again producing stunning specimens. Jack Gabriel banked the mirror carp known as “Orange Spot” as at weight of 42lb 12oz. Charlie Parkhouse banked “Sovereign” at a weight of 42lb and Andy White banked a brace of forties including “Star” at 41lb 8oz and Charlotte at 46lb 2oz. Furzebray was dug out in 2006 and stocked with an initial 200 carp in 2007. It has gone from strength to strength under the careful stewardship of Tony Kingdon and his father Martin.

(Below) Andy White a brace of twenties!

(Below) Charlie Parkhouse

(Below) Jack Gabriel