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Aaron Bunning’s has enjoyed success on trips to Upper Tamar banking several fine carp including fish of   20lb 14oz, 19lb 14oz, 19lb and 18lb 12oz. All fish were caught using Nash Bait scopex squid. Great result Aaron!

A good stamp of fish are being caught from the venue at the moment, with the first South West Lakes Trust Mainline Baits pairs competition of the year next month, I don’t think many would argue if they managed to get these fish in the competition.

Places are still available for the March competition. With £3500 worth of prize money and Mainline Baits goodies available, visit our website to book a place:

The Carp Fushing removal project is also being repeated at Roadford this coming season!


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Jamie Steward kick started his perch fishing campaign in style on Upper Tamar by landing these two cracking perch of 3lb 8oz and 3lb 3oz feeder fishing prawn.

The lake has great form for big perch and its great to see some quality fish still getting caught on the lake. Two 3lbers isn’t a bad way to start your campaign, best of luck to Jamie for the rest of the winter.


South West Lakes Trust hosted Mainline Baits Upper Tamar Carp Open Pairs Match with the £2000 first prize taken by John Kierle and Sam Fowler who banked nine carp for a total weight of 117lb. In runner up spot were Karl Yates and Allan Jones with four carp for 56lb 5oz winning £1000  and in third David Bellew and Josh Bellew with four carp for 51lb 15oz receiving £500.




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QUALIFIER 1 – Results
Great day had by all on Saturday:
With every section being won with over 25lb there was 700lb+ of silvers between 39 anglers.
Winner on the day was Paul Purchase, Paul was on peg 20 on the Cornwall bank, Paul fished for everything, caught a few nice perch, skimmers and roach (around 100 fish) for a 32lb 4oz total. Well done Paul.
Section Winners:
Cornwall Bank
1-7: Garry Thornton 27lb 7oz
8-14: Scott Russell 28lb 5oz
15-21: Paul Purchase 32lb 4oz
Devon Bank
1-7: Nick Chedzoy 28lb 4oz
8-14: Nigel Garrett 25lb 13oz
15-21: (joint winners) Chris Ware & Graham West 25lb 14oz
Top 2 in each section book a place on the TWO DAY GRAND FINAL in August, please see qualifiers below:
Nick Chedzoy
Alex Murray
Nigel Garrett
Stuartshelley Burridge
Chris Ware
Graham West
Garry Thornton
James Carty
Scott Russell
Christian Whitfield
Paul Purchase
Jack Jones
Congratulations to all of the winners.
Massive thanks to Simon Poynter for running this great competition series.

Upper Tamar Thirty

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Aaron Bunning fished overnight session at Upper Tamar Lake between work and had this report for us: ‘I had a 31lb common and 19lb 8oz mirror, part of a 4 fish catch I had sunday night. All fish fell to Nashbait Citruz pop ups over Scopex Squid. I am over the moon to have now had a 30+ common and mirror from Upper Tamar!’

Upper Tamar Carp

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Daniel Scranage has recently put in a bit of time on Upper Tamar. This weekend his efforts have been rewarded with mirrors of 25lb and 23lb, these were backed up with commons of 18lb and low double.

The South West Lakes  well stocked shop at Upper Tamar is open Friday, Saturday and Sundays 8am-4:30pm. If you have any enquiries please give us a call on 01288 321 712

West and Woon scoop £2000 with Mainline Pairs win……in brutal conditions

West and Woon scoop £2000 with Mainline Pairs win……
What a weekend here at Upper Tamar for the Mainline Baits carp open pairs!
42 carp caught by 19 pairs in brutal conditions!
Massive thankyou to our sponsor Mainline Baits and John Kneebone in particular for their ongoing and generous support. The prize winners were:
1st place George West and Andy Woon peg 12 with 7 fish for 84lbs. They win £2000
2nd were Ben and Matt Cooper with 7 fish from peg 20 for 74lb 13oz. They win £1000
3rd place were Jamie Woods and Richard Chalke who had 5 fish for 63lb 10oz from peg 26. They win £500
Largest fish (not finishing in top 3) was Jason McEvoy with a 24lb 11oz common. He won a box of Mainline PVA and spod mix and a Baseball cap.
Smallest fish (not in the top three) was Matt Pepperell with a 7lb 15oz mirror. He won a box of Mainline PVA and spod mix and a Baseball cap.
Section winners winning 5kg of Mainline freezer boilies were:
pegs 1-9 were Chris Hudson and Matt Pepperell. 4 fish for 60lb 15oz peg 9
Pegs 10-18 were Barry Hazleden and Mark Brett with 2 fish for 32lb 11oz
Pegs 19-26 were Scott and David Bowden with 2 fish for 23lb 8oz
Pegs 27-35 were Karl Yates and Allan Jones with two fish for 30lb 13oz
Full results are in the pictures.
Next competition is Mainline singles 6-8 November. Entries on 01566771930

Trusty Waters have much to offer – Upper Tamar and Melbury producing some stunners.

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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!


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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.