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.