Angling: Cooler temperatures favour carp anglers

Bob and Shirley Wooster with Julie weighing in at 27lbs

Bob and Shirley Wooster with Julie weighing in at 27lbs - Credit: John Sherlock

The cooler temperatures seem to have levelled off giving the carp anglers a chance to get among the fish once again.

Newbarn Angling Centre has produced the goods this week with an angler I normally associate as a sea angler landing a mirror carp of 20lbs on a Krill boilie.

Newbarn regular Bob Wooster, from Paignton, took his wife Shirley for a day session where they fish Bob’s favourite surface method tempting a fish known as Julie, the biggest in the lake out, weighing in at a magnificent 27lbs.

Exmouth’s Alex Webb fished a carp a diem social at Goodiford Mill with nine other anglers landed an 18lbs common carp.

Tim Parsons, of Exmouth’s Hook, Line and Tackle, fished a local beach for bass, landing several fish up to about 4lbs.

Gary Bowden, also of Exmouth, travelled to the Bristol Channel and was rewarded with thornback rays to about 9lbs.

Elsewhere in the Bristol Channel, Darren Bell of Honiton SAC got among the small eyed rays with his best fish going 9lbs 9oz.

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Paignton's Dan Hale had some worm left over from a previous session and visited one of our estuaries on as night session looking for flounders. He found four and a hungry bass.

Stuart Pike has been out before the weather set in, finding the gurnards and bream with the best fish being a blonde ray to the rod of Wayne Thomas, a fish estimated at 14lbs.

The fish of the month winner will be announced next week so there is still time to get your pictures and reports in. Prizes are kindly given by Sidewinder Lures and Newbarn Angling Centre.

Alex Webb - 18lbs 1oz common carp

Alex Webb - 18lbs 1oz common carp - Credit: John Sherlock

Gary Bowden - thornback ray

Gary Bowden - thornback ray - Credit: John Sherlock

Jack Marler - 20lbs mirror carp

Jack Marler - 20lbs mirror carp - Credit: John Sherlock

Darren Bell - 9lbs 9oz small eyed ray

Darren Bell - 9lbs 9oz small eyed ray - Credit: john Sherlock

Wayne Thomas - 14lb blonde ray

Wayne Thomas - 14lb blonde ray - Credit: John Sherlock

Tim Parsons - 4lbs bass

Tim Parsons - 4lbs bass - Credit: john Sherlock