October 11, 2008

Ledgered Pellet Gives Cox a Carp Haul


Another week of changeable weather has started to bring Town Parks Fishery in Paignton to its most colourful with autumn now upon us.

The fishing has remained patchy with the vast changes in weather conditions.

On the top Match Lake, Paignton angler Nigel Cox had a fantastic day session landing 26 carp for 88lbs. Nigel fished ledgered pellet from peg 10 cast tight to the back of the main island.

Many anglers have been catching and reporting large double- figure carp being caught from all around the lake.

Anglers are reminded that any carp landed of more than 7lbs should be immediately reported to the fishery bailiff, who will be happy to remove any fish into the Specimen Lake.

On the bottom Specimen Lake, local Gordon Batt landed a fine condition common carp of 14lbs 3oz. Gordon fished from peg two with squid and liver boilie.

During the night Gordon's alarms sounded and he struck into a huge catfish, which raced off across the lake and produced a fight lasting 40 minutes!

Gordon caught sight of the monster which he claimed was massive. Unfortunately, the fish snapped the braided line just as he thought he had won the fight.

The following morning another cat took the same bait which was placed to the left of the island. Again the braid gave way before the fish could be landed. It does seem that the cats are feeding up ready for their long winter hibernation which starts around the end of November.

Rob Penfold visited the fishery and caught his personal best carp of 18lbs 8oz. Rob also landed another smaller common of 16lbs 1oz fishing pellet from peg two. Both Rob and his son Adam have caught their PBs at Town Parks.

Jeff Garnham also visited the fishery again and took a mirror carp on luncheon meat from peg four.

The fishery would like to inform all their customers that, due to unforeseen circumstances, it is no longer participating with the Paignton Sea Anglers coarse section meeting tomorrow, and has withdrawn from the proposed coarse section formation.

The fishery's popular Halloween Spooktackler competition takes place at the end of the month.

This free-to-enter competition has a first prize of pounds100. The angler who catches the largest combined weight of ghost carp during the week will walk away with the spoils.

See our back page advert in today's Herald Express or contact the fishery on 01803 523133 for details.

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