Nettleton reels in moggies
IT has been another good week for catches at Town Parks near Paignton with anglers reporting numerous personal bests.
Conor Nettleton fished for 24 hours on the Specimen Lake for the first time after perfecting his technique on the upper Match Lake.
Nettleton, fishing from peg six, placed his baits with help of his bait boat at various points around the shallower water.
Soon after, one rod screamed off and after a 15-minute battle Nettleton's first catfish was on the mat, weighing in at 19lbs 2oz.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Our heavyweight cards have FREE UV silk coating, FREE next day delivery & VAT included. Choose from 1000's of pre-designed templates or upload your own artwork. Orders dispatched within 24hrs.
Terms: Visit our site for more products: Business Cards, Compliment Slips, Letterheads, Leaflets, Postcards, Posters & much more. All items are free next day delivery. www.myprint-247.co.uk
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Sunday, May 26 2013
Elated by his initial catch Nettleton re-baited and banked another two moggies before his alarms went off again.
This run almost took other anglers lines out but, after a 45 minute battle, a fine catfish of 29lbs 1oz was in the weigh sling.
Later that night Nettleton also took a personal best common carp of 23lbs 5oz.
All the fish fell to halibut pellet.
Local rod Rob Boyne fished peg 11 and was, frustratingly, snapped off on less than four occasions by very large catfish.
Plenty of carp, too many to list, came to the bank with many in the mid 20s falling to sweeter flavoured boilies.
On the upper Match Lake Carp fed well with 20-30 fish per session reported.
Roddy Metcalf made several visits to pegs along the dam and was rewarded with carp taking pellet offered on the waggler and also on the pole towards the island.
Bream fell to sweetcorn with some cracking fish taken from peg three just short of the islands.
Roach and rudd are still taking maggot and castor quite shallow, despite the colder nights.