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.

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