By Jack Palmer in General Articles, Blogging | 30th October 2017
Sunday marked the finale of the 2017 Newton Abbot Fishing Association Silver Fish League, with Wapperwell and Wheel Pond the selected venues for the second match running.
League runner up Gary Webber won the match overall, weighing 6kg 500g of small Skimmers and Roach from Wapperwell, with runner up Mark Newman also drawing Wapperwell, weighing just over 4kg. Wheel pond was won by Jay Jay Durdu – with a weight of 3kg 100g, excluding 13 carp he also landed - who also won the penultimate League match just a fortnight earlier.
Second place on Wheel pond was League winner Sam Powell from peg 13, netting 2kg 650g of small roach on an altogether tough day with a strong and cold easterly wind blowing from his left to right.
Bream, Carp and Tench fishing remained successful for many anglers across NAFA’s waters this week, with Aaron Smith netting three carp up to 26lb from Rackerhayes’ Dores pond on Saturday night.
Further, Tench up to 7lb have been reported over the course of the week, highlighting what has been an outstanding year for Tench fishing within NAFA’s waters.
While Tench fishing has blossomed over the course of 2017, the same can be said for Bream, with First pond this week producing Bream to over 8lb, caught mainly in the deep water.
All in all, this week’s prolific fishing within Newton Abbot’s waters represented what has been an outstanding year for the club’s anglers, which was subject of much discussion at the club’s AGM on Friday evening. With NAFA’s Senior and Junior Christmas matches fast approaching, be sure to book in at Tackle Trader by calling 01626 331613 or visit the shop in Newton Abbot (postcode TQ12 2DA), with all junior anglers guaranteed a prize....
By Tackle Trader in General Articles, Blogging | 14th October 2017
Members of Newton Abbot Fishing Association have enjoyed a week of high success with some excellent local catches being recorded.
With temperatures dropping and the winter months fast approaching, few would have expected such a result, yet the club’s waters have lived up to their high expectations for many anglers.
Rackerhayes, Newton Abbot’s most recognised fishing complex has produced some particularly outstanding bags. Tackle Trader’s Max Palmer enjoyed a wonderful afternoon’s fishing on Wheel Pond, bagging ten Carp for a combined weight of over 70lb fishing in the margins.
Carp angler Steve Dore also tasted success, landing four specimen Carp during a night session on Dores Pond, the biggest of which weighing 23lb.
With further reports of large numbers of Bream being caught across a number of Newton Abbot’s lakes, including Mike Smith’s impressive 40lb sack of small skimmers up to 2lb from Sawmills, and pleasure angler Jason Howard’s whopping 50lb bag of skimmers from Key Transport, Newton Abbot’s waters have produced superbly even as the cold weather has settled in.
Wapperwell and Wheel pond were the selected venues for the second-to-last leg of the Newton Abbot Silvers League match series, which was won by Jay Jay Durdu from Peg 14 on Wapperwell with 4kg 810g of Skimmers and big Roach. Jack Palmer was a close second with 4kg 450g of small roach from Peg 15 on Wapperwell. Wheel pond was won with 4kg 300g from Gary Webber, with Steve Walker second, weighing 4kg 200g....