Ian Ross, of Torquay’s Euro Angling, fished a 12-hour overnight session at Newbarn Farm Fishery and, just 40 minutes into it, landed a fine, fully scaled mirror carp that tipped the scales at a shade over 18lbs, caught over a bed of crumbed boilies on a homemade scopex wafter.
Nerwbarn has continued to fish well all week with success on both the bottom and on surface baits.
Spring ponds have been producing good bags all week with pellet again being the most consistent bait.
Kennick Fly Fishers visited Wimbleball reservoir for the latest round of the Snowbee top rod competition where nine anglers caught 12 fish for a total weight of £31lbs. The winner was Darren Penfold, of Liverton, with three fish for 10lbs. He also landed the biggest rainbow trout a fish of 3lbs 1oz. John Hern and Tom Hendy took the next two places with my old mate Alan Riddel coming fourth.
Newton Abbot Fishing Association report that all waters are fishing well with Jay Jay Durdu landing a 26lb common carp from island pond and Jack Palmer, a mirror carp of 8lbs from weedy pond.
Results from the recent all-nighter gave Mark Cousins first place with a mixed bag of tench, bream and carp with Darryl Pattey and Mike Hadley taking the next two places. The latest two rounds of the evening league saw John Moore and Sam Powell take the honours. Jack Palmer was top qualifier for the final of the evening league with 100lbs.
Saleem Ali landed a fine thick mullet before heading out to sea where his group landed cod, rays and congers. The beaches have been quieter this week with mackerel still being caught in good numbers and fewer smoothhounds.
Charter boats have had a good week again with Our Joe’l fishing all marks with cod, pollack, bass and congers caught on the wrecks and some fine plaice from the Skerries. Fish of the week was a 55lb conger to Roy Bigg, and a bass of 9lb 1oz to Kevin Turner, a visiting angler on an Our Joe’l fishing holiday. Silver Halo visited the wrecks again landing cod, pollack, ling and bass with the pick of the fish being an 8lb 5oz bass to the rod of Matt Kerian. Anglo Dawn from Salcombe has been targetting the blue sharks and have been finding plenty.
Tight Lines and stay safe.