Peter's bass wins fish of the month
PETER PASSMORE with a boat-caught bass of 12-0-2 (150.1%) was Paignton SAA's fish of the month winner for September.
Passmore is becoming something of a bass expert as he has taken another of 9-6-6 recently while wreck fishing.
Nicole Allen with a lesser of 2-7-3 (81.64%) took the junior boat honours.
Keith Nathan's 26-14-01 conger (107.52%) was the senior shore winner.
Jonah Fletcher's lesser of 1-10-3 (59.52%) won the junior shore award.
Other fish of note include Paul Millman's boat-caught brill of 6-12-1.
THE 16th National Flounder Championships are to be fished on the Teign over the weekend of November 24-25.
Best Flounder over the week will win £1000.
For further information call Kevin Tapper on 07803081941. Last year's competitors will automatically receive entry form.
THE top Match Lake at Town Parks Fishery has provided excellent sport for anglers.
Carp came to the bank in numbers, taking baits offered up in the water.
Roddy Metcalf made several visits to the dam wall and took 100lbs bags on most visits.
Brian Toy fished peg 15 in the margins and took 11 carp also on pellet.
The silvers have continued to feed despite the inclement weather at times taking maggot and castor offered a couple of rod lengths out from the bank.
On the lower Specimen Lake, catfish were the order of the day with same great sport from most pegs.
Newton Abbot rod Matt Feakes broke his personal best twice in two weeks!
Feakes banked a beautiful ghost carp of 24lbs 2oz which beat his previous best and later had a screaming run which resulted with a fine Catfish of 32lbs 8oz in the net!
Cell boilies offered mid water tempted the fish, Feakes was, of course, elated.
Mark Warren fished a 24-hour session from peg 16 using cell boilies.
Warren's session finished with two fine carp on the mat, an excellent common of 23lbs 14oz which was followed by a good mirror of 25lbs 2oz!
Rob Boyne fished overnight from peg 16 and was rewarded with a good common of 18lbs 5oz which took Boyne's bait intended for catfish.
NOT many anglers have visited the Syndicate water at Emperor Lakes, so there is just one fish to report, which fell to Rob Pierce who bagged a 25lbs 10ozs fish.
Specimen Day Lakes have been on fire with a host of new personal bests for anglers.
Mark Prowse offered Indian spice baits during his first visit to Emperor Lakes and netted a 35lbs 8ozs mirror.
Rob Webber had a 26lbs 4ozs personal best taken on Mainline cell tipped with a tiny sliver of white pop up.
Matt Balkham had a great day with a five-fish haul including a smasher at 29lbs 12ozs. His other fish came in at 10lbs 10ozs, 12lbs 6ozs, 18lbs 4ozs and 22lbs 10ozs to complete a memorable session.
Mainline Grange baits are taking their fair share of fish. Paul Wood returned to land a 19lb mirror and Colin Wood had single-figure fish on the same bait. A swap to Pallatrax Jungle saw Colin snaffle a brace at 14lbs 13ozs and 24lbs 7ozs.
Dave Wood also used Pallatrax baits to net four fish to 15lbs. Amanda Lacey took fish of 18lbs 3ozs and Paul Lingham presented ACE baits to land fish to 15lbs.
A rarely caught common also came out at exactly 20lbs for Gavin Hewitt when he baited with Emperor Specials.
Catfish have also made an appearance this week; Steve Crang targeted them using popped-up baits and successfully landed moggies of 15lbs 3ozs, 25lbs8ozs and 54lbs 6ozs!
Coarse lakes are fishing well too. Anglers are reporting the usual mixed nets falling to a variety of tactics with maggot and smaller baits proving dominant.