Good catches on both lakes and charter boats
- Credit: Archant
Newbarn Farm Fishery is producing the goods again this week with anglers reporting good catches from the specimen lake.
Ian Ross from Torquay tackle shop Euro Angling got in on the action again with plenty of fish on a night session - the best going 21lbs 6oz, caught over a bed of crumbed scopex boilies and a hookbait of a homemade wafter.
The latest competition at Spring Ponds at Rocombe produced a winning weight of 32lb 8oz for Chris Kidd using pole and pellet tactics.
Paul Kruckow took second spot with a weight of 29lb 12oz using a pellet waggler with Elliot Fay bringing up third place with a 27lb 4oz.
With weights like these in a short match, the fishery is well worth a visit for a pleasure fishing session.
The beaches and rock marks continue to produce mackerel, as usual coming to a variety of methods. They are, of course, great fun to catch on light gear and have given many a youngster their first taste of fishing. Bass are also being caught in good numbers.
The larger fish are being caught from rock marks. Lures seem to be the favoured method for these sporting fish. A few smoothhounds are still around although not in the size or numbers that they were.
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The charter boats have had another excellent week. Shaun Pedley, skipper of Our Joe'l from Paignton, tells me he had a group of anglers from Kent - in their own Covid-safe bubble - on a fishing holiday, staying in the family hotel.
Over the course of the week they targeted the wrecks, offshore reefs and the Skerries bank resulting in tremendous catches of fish. More than 70 conger eels to 51lb were caught in just three hours, all were returned. Pollack, black bream, bass and plaice made up the rest of the catch.
Torquay's Silver Halo has been visiting the wrecks again as has Anglo Dawn from Salcombe, both boats having good catches of pollack and bass.
Tight Lines and stay safe.