North Devon Match Group Championship No7 @ Jennett’s Reservoir

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1st Simon Maunder 49lb 12oz

2nd Nielsen Jeffery 42lb 1oz

3rd Pete Slade 39lb 5oz

4th Martin Turner 34lb 5oz

5th  John Lacy 27lb 11oz

6th James Grogan 24lb 1oz

14 fished , Simon Maunder drew peg 2 on the point and fished a short pole shallow using dead reds he has fed groundbait corn and maggots to win today with a terrific weight of bream and roach. Neilsen Jeffery was drawn on the first bank on peg 12 he also fished shallow but on a whip for net of 200 plus roach and skimmers for second. Third place went to Pete Slade on peg 14 fishing full depth for 300 plus fish.

North Devon Tackle Enjoy top sport at Jennets

 North Devon Tackle Club…Held their latest match at Jennets Reservoir where they enjoyed some great sport.
Norman Martin Won the match with 40lb 7oz. Runner up was Simon Poynter with 36lb 5oz and third Kevin Wilton with 31lb 7oz. Forth place went to Peter Seaward with 24lb 12oz.
Norman fished the venue a couple of weeks before the event and enjoyed success with a 19lb 14oz Carp.(Below)
In addition he landed 121lb of bream and 7lb of roach. (below)


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Jason Tee has been in fine form at day ticket water Jennetts reservoir, Bideford, and has landed seven 20lb+ fish in his last couple of visits all on boilie hookbaits with the largest going to 27.03.



Ben Pearman fished a 48hr session at  Slade Reservoir to celebrate his birthdayand was rewarded for his effort with 4 carp the biggest being a fine common weighing 23lb 12oz all caught on sticky baits krill.


Ben Smeeth Countryside and Angling Manager – Sent me these reports of stunning fish and images from our local South West Lakes Trust Waters

John Deprieelle spent some time on day ticket venue Lower Tamar last week and had this to say about his session:
‘Well the carp fishing didn’t go quite to plan so I took bailiff Bobs advice and went to the very end peg which looked great and had fish everywhere in front of me. I lost a big fish within 30 mins of casting out and that was it. I had a few bream though and this 9lb fish was the best of the bunch taken on an 8mm pinapple pop up. The sunset was amazing!’

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9lb bream

Ryan Wilshere caught this cracking 27.10 Common from day ticket venue Jennetts Reservoir recently. Ryan fished the far margin from the first few pegs and the fish fell to a Mainline Essential IB pop up fished over a scattering of essential cell boilies. (Below)

Ryal wilshere Jennetts 27.10 aug 16logo

More carp from Trusty waters

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Brad Laughton has been having great success on day ticket venue Jennetts reservoir, just outside Bideford, Devon. Brad recently caught 10 fish over two day sessions all landed using a hinged stiff rig cast tight to the far margin over a bed of QC Baits red candy boilies. The three commons attached weighed 25lb, 22lb 14oz and 20lb. Top Angling Brad!


Brad Laughton


22lb 14oz Brad Laughton

Brad Laughton 20lb
Brad Laughton 20lb 

Whilst not North Devon fish I could not resist putting up these fish caught at Old Mill Near Dartmouth a water I fished once twenty odd years a go with some success. The two fish look fitting captures from this Old atmospheric water.

John Kneebone and Amy Maunder had these stunning mirrors from syndicate water Old Mill reservoir Near Dartmouth, Devon, part of the South West Lakes Trust portfolio. Amy’s was 20lb on the nose and John’s 18.04. both fish were caught on Mainline Essential Cell boilies.

John Kneebone 18lb 4oz
John Kneebone 18lb 4oz
Amy Maunder 20lb
Amy Maunder 20lb


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Catching carp off the surface has to be one of the most exciting ways of tempting them and at times most frustrating. Watching the carps approach to a bait is riveting and the sight of a big pair of lips closing on the bait extremely pleasing. Shelley Gordon had a terrific session on day ticket venue Jennetts reservoir near Bideford (North Devon) on Friday 24th June landing four carp all off the surface using dog biscuits and bread. The commons weighed 14lb 10oz, 16lb 1oz, 18lb 4oz and a new PB of 22lb 7oz.