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 a mixed bag of Carp, Skimmers, Roach and Hybrids for a total weight of 8kg 450g, capping off some brilliant bags caught on the day despite the wet and windy conditions.
Elsewhere, several pleasure angling sessions have produced eye-catching bags for NAFA’s members, with large numbers of Bream being caught in the deep water of Rackerhayes’ Island Pond, with members Neal Stone and Jay Durdu netting specimens up to the 7lb mark in recent weeks.
All in all, things are looking up for Newton Abbot Fishing Association and its members as we move into 2018.