Lee Watts has been at it again at Melbury, this time catching this beautiful mirror at 23lb 9oz. Successful tactics included his own Lee’s leads and a test bait fishing at 23 wraps on a multi rig.
It’s been a relatively mild winter so far and this has ensured consistent action with the regions carp. South West Lakes Trust waters have much to offer the keen angler who relishes the slightly wilder feel of these waters that hold some stunning carp. In contrast to many of the smaller commercial lakes anglers have the opportunity to choose their swims and fish without the competition for swims often experienced on popular heavily stocked commercials.
Ryan Willshire banked this 20lb14oz mirror from Upper Tamar in the last 24 hours. Great way to start 2020! Mainline Baits IB boilie over monster particle was the successful combination.
(Below) Lee Watts sent us in this catch report from the last couple of days: ‘Great session on Melbury with Aaron Jones nice way to finish the year with a few crackers, great to see Arron using a new cog lead to great affect at 180 yards! I also managed catching on a new test bait. My two mirrors were 24lb and 19lb and Aaron had 5 fish with 4 low double commons and cracking 13lb mirror!
Aaron Jones sent us in this catch report from Melbury at the weekend. ‘After work session on melbury Friday night produced these 4 lovely carp to 18.14lb, all caught using Nash scopex squid off of the pre baited spot. 2 large hand fulls of 18mm baits over the spot after each capture kept them feeding’. Nice one Aaron…
Aaron Jones did a quick overnight session at Melbury and had been hauling again!!! Aaron said ‘After my Friday night session I decided to have another go last night and again they kept coming, all fish caught off the same pre baited spot of Nash scopex squid again topping up after each fish with 2 large handfuls of 18mm baits’. Aaron’s fish were 20lb 3oz, 17lb 4oz, 17lb and a low double.
Ben Smeeth Updates from trusty waters.
Update from Sam Gilhespy on his Upper Tamar campaign… cracking stuff thanks Sam…
Well at the beginning of August Jordan John Marsh & I decided to do a year campaign on Upper Tamar lake….
So far the campaign has got off to an absolute flyer, resulting in 43 fish 14 of which were 20s and one very special Upper Tamar gem!!
We never imagined 2 sessions would have kicked off and produced the amount of fish we have had so far. After putting a lot of time and effort into the lake, Me & Jordan have located some very frequently visited feeding spots which have produced fish that I have been waiting for, for over 10 years.
The variety and quality of the fish we have caught over these recent sessions are , in our opinion, second to none . Let’s hope there are plenty more surprises to come in the months ahead. Majority of fish have been caught on Nash scopex squid boilies.
Winter opening hours Tamar tackle shop.
From now till mid March our well stocked on site shop will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8 AM- 4:30 PM
(Above) Aaron Jones had an Epic 12 hour session after work on Melbury Friday night in the storm packing up at 6am before getting blown away!
Aaron caught single scale at 24.8lb and a mint common at 22lb and also lost 2.
All fish taken off a pre baited area on Nash 20mm scopex squid.
Melbury Reservoir is in fine form producing a number of quality carp.
(Above) Ashley Bunning banked nine carp to 23lb 8oz using Nashbait Scopex Squid fluro pop ups or 20mm wafters over 18mm freebies.
(above) Mervyn Beal banked this fine mirror of 19Ib 8oz. Merv also had a 16Ib mirror and a 10Ib common all caught on Nash Scopex Squid boilies.
(Below )George West has been catching plenty of carp from Upper Tamar recently with these stunning fish being the best of the bunch. George caught the much sought after Linear at around 25.00 which was stocked in 2017. He has also had a cracking old mirror at 24lb12oz, a two tone chunky common at around 21lb and a fully scaled mirror at 21lb Fantastic rewards, well done George…..
(Below)Steve Gliddon has been among the action at Melbury reservoir near Bideford, Devon. Steve landed a new PB for the water, a 23.10 common along with a long hard fighting 15.08 common that wiped all his rods out and a surface caught common of 12.02. wafters fished over a good scattering of boilies did the trick for Steve.