Competitors endured some horrendous weather during Stafford Moors Annual Silver Festival that was won by Martin Armfield with a bag of 28lb 14oz from Tanners lake.
Darren Barkle caught a new personal best 22lb 4oz mirror carp from lodge lake on a pink pineapple pop up in a day session.
(Below) David Hughes fished on the beach swim on Beatties lake and had 5 fish out up to 26lb all caught on Mainline cell boilies and pellets.
(Below) Tom Downing fishing from Cherry lodge (One of our new specimen lodges). Tom had 4 fish out up to 25lb 14oz caught on bait tech triple N boilies & krill & tuna oil.
(Below) Paul Summers fished on swim 1 on lodge lake and had 6 fish up to 32lb all caught on Sticky baits krill and house pellets.
Worthy winner of Stafford Moors October Festival was Chris Cameron (Middy/Bait tech) with a total weight of 551lb 1oz and only 5 points who wins £1500 well done Chris
In 2nd place was Chris Davis with a total weight of 540lb 15oz with 6 Points who wins £1000 well done Chris
In 3rd place was Tommy Hillier with a total weight of 517lb 11oz with 6 Points who wins £750 well done
Our top silvers weight of the week was Johnny Gray who bagged 35lb 9oz from peg 17 on Tanners lake today well done Johnny
Our top overall weight of the week was from top bagger Tommy Hiller with 238lb 7oz from peg 20 on Tanners lake well done Tommy.
Sean Thorne has returned to fishing after drifting away from the sport for a few years. During the past season he has been making up for lost time fishing many of the North Devon venues he fished during his initial angling years. His latest visit to Stafford Moor saw him land three twenty pound plus carp. The fish scaled of 29lb, 22lb and 21lb 4oz. ” I’m well chuffed to say the least! The 29 is my biggest carp to date… and … it was cracking weather!”. I am sure that Sean will agree that the size of carp now available to North Devons anglers is far higher than it was even twenty years ago.
( Below) Danny Hayman fished in Swim 15 (Albert square ) and also black island up on Lodge Lake. Danny had 8 fish out up to 28lb 6oz all fish caught on Nash Scopex squid and Sticky baits krill boilies.
(Bellow) Chris Sansome fished up on swim 6 (the outlet) on lodge lake.
Chris smashed his personal best 3 times in this session ! Including a 30lb 1oz and then a 33lb 3oz all caught on Vader baits.
(Below) Stephen Smith who had 5 fish out from the inlet swim on Beatties lake up to 24lb 2oz all caught on Sticky baits krill over Manilla and house pellets soaked in red krill glug.
(Below)Nigel Bassett had 7 fish out up to 27lb from swim 11 (beach 2 ) up on lodge lake, all caught on Sticky baits Manilla boilies.