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24 July
Jul 24
24th July 2018

On Saturday 4th August Newton Abbot Fishing Association is holding its annual open day. This is aimed at youngsters who would like to experience fishing but do not really know how. You can go along to the Rackerhayes complex, behind Tesco Kingsteignton and have a free 20 minute session with a qualified angling coach to learn the basics - You don't need any equipment as everything will be provided. After this there will be lots of club members on hand to help the new anglers practice their...

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26 June
Jun 26
26th June 2018

Fishing for Newton Abbot Fishing Association's members has reached sky-high levels over the past few weeks following an upturn in temperature and spells of ideal weather conditions in the local area. Not only has this seen some impressive match results, but also some excellent specimen catches from some of NAFA's most prestigious waters, including Carp Angler Richard Hamlyn who bagged himself a 22lb Common Carp from Rackerhayes' Dores Pond. The annual Charity Open, Tackle Trader Two Day Open and Festival match all threw up impressive weights, including Phil Coles' haul of 9 tench and a carp for 23kg on the final day of the 3 day festival from Peg 10 on Island Pond, eventually seeing him ...

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10 April
Apr 10
10th April 2018

Things are finally looking up for Newton Abbot Fishing Association and it's members following a much needed upturn in air temperatures in recent weeks. With February and March's weather being dominated by blizzards, storms, rain and snow, it comes as no surprise that many local anglers spent little time on the bank throughout this bleak period. However, with air pressure dropping and temperatures gradually rising, the past fortnight has produced some of the most impressive catches and match results of 2018 so far. Harry Workman's net of six carp in a 24-hour session from Island Pond followed by Ashley Smith and Josh Critchall's brace of 26lb Carp from Dores pond earlier this week have ...

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28 February
Feb 28
28th February 2018

With this week’s weather being the coldest of the winter so far, many would predict typically tough winter fishing conditions. However, results from the latest round of the annual NAFA Winter League showed how local fishing has excelled despite a much anticipated recent cold-snap. NAFA’s Wheel Pond produced the top weights on the day, with Jack Palmer emerging victorious, netting fourteen carp and two tench for a total weight of 66lb. Second was Sam Powell with 58lb - including one fish weighing 11lb alone - another hugely impressive weight given the recent cold weather conditions. Jamie Pearce and Gary Webber completed the top four weights on the day, weighing 56lb and 50lb respectively...

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31 January
Jan 31
31st January 2018

The Christmas months are often the quietest ones on the angling front, but the same cannot be said for Newton Abbot Fishing Association and its members. Widespread reports of excellent catches and impressive match results have been recorded, with the club’s annual Christmas Open being won by Brendan Ions from peg 21 on Rackerhayes’ Wheel Pond with an impressive weight of 19kg 400g of mainly Carp caught on the long pole, the largest of an impressive string of weights from Wheel on the day. Bradley Pond was won convincingly by Gary Webber from peg 23 with 6kg 550g of large Skimmers fishing a groundbait feeder with pinkies on the hook.  Jack Palmer took the win on Wapperwell Pond with ...

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12 December
Dec 12
12th December 2017

Members of Newton Abbot Fishing Association have enjoyed another week of fine success with local catches on the up as cold temperatures have finally settled in. Widespread reports of Carp and Bream bags have been witnessed over recent weeks, with none more notable than specimen Carp angler Lee Dore's haul of 5 double-figure Carp from Rackerhayes' Dores pond during a night session last weekend. Further, Jay Jay Durdu's net of 7 small Carp from Wheel pond in a short afternoon session last Friday failed to go unnoticed, a superb winter catch on the pole feeding 6mm pellets. Bailiff Mike Smith sacked 5 large Skimmers and 5 small Carp from Wapperwell last Sunday afternoon for a combined weight of...

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28 November
Nov 28
28th November 2017

With winter temperatures well and truly setting in, many local anglers have witnessed a decline in bites and activity to match that of falling air temperatures. However, for members of Newton Abbot Fishing Association, impressive catches are still being recorded. Only last week, local pleasure anglers John and Liam Dore bagged an impressive combined total of 9 Carp from Rackerhayes' Wheel Pond up to the 9lb mark in a short afternoon session. Furthermore, reports of predatory species catches are on the up, with many of Newton's waters producing an increasing number of Pike as the cold weather sets in. Sunday marked the annual NAFA Bonus Classic match on Bradley Pond, won by Mike Hadley wit...

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21 November
Nov 21
21st November 2017

Declining air temperatures and longer nights have acted as a widely expected deterrent for many local anglers.  Despite this, some excellent local catches have been recorded over the past fortnight – none more so than from specimen Carp angler Josh Black who netted an impressive four Carp during a weekend session on Rackerhayes’ Dores pond, including the current largest fish known to be owned by the club, the ‘Big Ghostie’ which topped the scales at 33lb 1oz.  Further, NAFA chairman Ian Powell - as he puts it - ‘had an hour’ on Key Transport Lake and netted a Perch no smaller than 2lb 10oz on a small live bait, another massively impressive catch. Elsewhere, Dunca...

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30 October
Oct 30
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 ...

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14 October
Oct 14
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 Po...

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