Focus on Torbay shore angling while charter boats tied up

Brody Curren with a 15lb mirror carp at Newbarn Farm

Brody Curren with a 15lb mirror carp at Newbarn Farm - Credit: Archant

John Sherlock with his weekly angling round-up

Ken Wheeler with silvers at Newbarn Farm

Ken Wheeler with silvers at Newbarn Farm - Credit: Archant

The focus this week has been on shore angling with the strong winds that we experienced forcing charter skippers to keep their boats tied up on their moorings.

Smoothounds, mackerel and bass are still around and should feature prominently in catches this week.

Totnes lure angler Tony white took his daughter Maizie to Slapton where she caught a mackerel. Luke Edmonds has been out and about on various rock marks where he has had tremendous sport with bullhuss to 13½lb and bass to 5lb, all fish being caught on ledgered squid.

Kennick reservoir has been reporting an average of 1.8 trout per angler which although looks low is good for August, I would expect this figure to rise after the recent rain and with the cooler autumn weather on the way.

Maizie White with a mackerel

Maizie White with a mackerel - Credit: Archant

Kennick Flyfishers have a date for every keen flyfisherman's diary. October 11 is the date of the Penninsula Classic Bank competition. It is a singles' competition with the top prize being a season ticket for 2021 worth £495, with many other smaller prizes on offer. At the end of the day there is a free barbecue with the presentations. To enter, call 01566 771930.

Spring Ponds report good catches for the pleasure angler with pellet being the best bait either fished with a feeder or on a pole.

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The changes are still going on at Newbarn Farm with more tackle and bait being added to the shop as well a range of snacks and drinks. The fishing continues to be good although the surface fishing has been harder in the strong winds.

Ken Wheeler fished on the specimen pool for the silver fish and in a short session landed over 130 roach and perch which were transferred to one of the other pools. Paignton angler Bob Wooster landed Goldie again, this was his 10th time of catching this fine fish. It weighed in at 23lbs.

Luke Edmonds with a bullhuss

Luke Edmonds with a bullhuss - Credit: Archant

Ian Ross of Torquay's Euro Angling fished overnight with his partner and her son. Ian landed a 23lb common carp and his partner's son Brody Curren landed a fine 15lb mirror carp.

Finally, I would like to appeal to the sea angling clubs around the Bay to send me details of any of their members' catches or match reports so that I can include them in this column. My email is

Tight Lines and stay safe.