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   Old Thread  #19 4 Sept 2021 at 9.01pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Not sure where you have sorted out to fish, but I would recommend Stafford Moor in Devon. Just caught up on this thread and do not wish to comment on some of the recommendations! Very difficult to find a good carp fishery in the South West of the UK, I have been carp fishing for over 55 years (UK and France) restarted fishing in the UK just 2 years ago, tried a few venues down here but only 1 ticks my boxes!
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   Old Thread  #18 2 Sept 2021 at 5.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Been up there a few times back in the 90s,lovely quiet place..

Used to access it through the Yagland forest,I've always known it as Hartland country club..memorable trip once as my Lee Jackson bivvy ,when packing up had an adder under the footprint protector..

No day tkts anymore,...sadly I hear.
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   Old Thread  #17 2 Sept 2021 at 8.15am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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not sure If its still on a day ticket but I used to fish Clovelly county club lake, I never saw another soul on there, this was years ago when I used to live in Bude.

Bude canal is good for a few carp but not very carp friendly, used to be 1 rod only and no bivvy until sunset and down before sunrise, things might have changed now.

upper and lower tamar.

there is also carp in the river that runs next to the canal maybe some surprises in there as no one fished for them
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   Old Thread  #16 2 Jul 2021 at 10.17am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Melbury has always had a locked carpark for as long as ive known. You can still access the lake by foot though.
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   Old Thread  #15 7 Feb 2021 at 8.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ahh,good old Biggles,last seen in Crowdy ressi,it swam up the Fowey rivlets,yeah,yeah ,deffo in Crowdy now dont say owt tho mate..

Lol..


Cant speak for people from away,but I dont know anyone , of my lot other than me fishing much atm,and I only fish myplace when I'm fencing repairing...rather go out on me bike tbh..

Heard about someplace upcountry tho ,furzeton or similar..
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   Old Thread  #14 7 Feb 2021 at 7.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Prefer looks to size, but so many of the “26’s” were stocked at that weight and then dropped back to doubles lol.

Going to fish lower for the 40lb common that went over the uppers dam.......lol.......

Wonder if its managed to swim home yet

Word of caution if anyone’s thinking of a trip - the SW lakes trust seem to be moving people on if they aren’t from the local area - ie within 10 miles. Happened at Jennets last week. I know some of the local lake owners are doing the same.
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   Old Thread  #13 7 Feb 2021 at 7.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes,I was over Bradworthy,working on my bosses daughters garden,so,drove to Hemmings,unfolded me M6l,raw and had a slow cycle round after work..

Your right tho,loads of places...most are,shall we say,not quite on the mark about sizes and stock..,but as I've got older,I'm not bothered at all I'm all about that moment..

Bit naughty bout the people on upper eh,no one seems to have fished the lakes in my village, I'm amazed...!!..

I'm not missing the nights,as I love short sessions,getting everything tight..and spot on..

See you on lower,or my son..he loves it,..
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   Old Thread  #12 7 Feb 2021 at 7.31pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Melbury wasn’t locked - its on one of my cycle routes. They may have tho as there’s been some anglers kicked off (and from Upper Tamar) for travelling from Brizzle - no way they’ve travelled down here for a day session! Reckon they thought they’d get away with a session as they are out in the middle of nowhere. Police fined them as well, expensive trip. There’s a couple of layby’s / forest tracks you can park in a couple of hundred yards up the road, can access it easily.

Thatchers is near Stibb Cross. Not opening for a couple of years iirc.

Willowtree (at Cranford) isn’t massive, but Mark only allows 4 on, 2 rods only. Proper lookers in there as well.

Yes, Riverton carp lake is Syndicate

It really depends on what you’re after, lots of small ponds with “carp to 26lb” but not loads of decent waters down here. But I “grew up” on 40+ acre lightly stocked pits......
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   Old Thread  #11 7 Feb 2021 at 6.41pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Here's a couple more you may know of or not,a tiny proportion of places I know and have fished...some good,some not so..!!

Simpson valley
Yeomadon
Phil Vickerys fathers complex just before kilkhampton,pasty,farmshop at the
entrance.
Oak tree
Riverside camping
Anglers paradise,day tkts,Eldorado..
Hele Barton,Poundstock
Dutson,up Lanson..


Loads of them,tip of the iceberg...

Frothey mentioned otters,dont get me started,only that they are an issue,see you around..remember it's not all about size,your lucky enough to be living in one of best parts of the UK,so enjoy the countryside.
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   Old Thread  #10 7 Feb 2021 at 6.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Clawford vineyards has been sold to a big corporation,no syndicate,and it had planning for 147 or so lodges,so that's the locals out of there..

The gate ,carpark at Melbury is or was locked,when I last went past on my brommie last week,..

Thought Riverton,main carp lake,the one next to the A361,was syndicate, I dont know,but course lake is,or was day tkts..

Hecche moor,that looks good,along with the fantastic scale patterns..

Where to is Thatchers island,seen the youtube blogs of it,interesting..!!
Never heard of willow tree,I'll add that to my list frothey.
Lower Tamar,....see you there..lol,not seen much lutra activity,for a while,plenty of lutra activity in the river next to my lake though..

Upgraded defences now,on lake...

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   Old Thread  #9 7 Feb 2021 at 6.25pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Wow lads in depth stuff, love it , I’ll be googling them all now....again, thanks ...
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   Old Thread  #8 7 Feb 2021 at 5.55pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Melbury isn’t gated - thats Jennets.
Better lakes (and quieter ) than Riverton - Willowtree at Cranford is new (and despite being not the biggest, bigger than Riverton). Furzebray (if you can get on!) and Hacche Moor are sensibly run and have some real lookers in them. Jennets is the gated one for days only. I keep meaning to give Lower Tamar a go, despite the otters.
Stafford Moor if you don’t mind the crowds, Crawford Vineyards still do days (I think) and have a “syndicate”. There’s a couple of new syndi’s starting if you don’t mind instant waters, Thatchers Island is one......
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   Old Thread  #7 7 Feb 2021 at 4.25pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I forgot to add,read Southwest memories on here,by Ken Townley,one if,if not the most successful local carper,read his stuff, all Roche waters most of them..

This is what the Cornish carp scene used to be like,but sadly things have changed. .

Good luck,
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   Old Thread  #6 7 Feb 2021 at 4.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Melbury is that one yes..

Best thing to do is go to upper,find Ben Smeeth in his office,or Gary Vogel,speak to these regarding Melbury..

The St Austell,St Blaise areas,like I mentioned full of old mines,clay pits,some very deep,but very atmospheric..

Wheal, means mine...in Cornish..I'm a member of a famous wheal,I'm the last of the last,no more members after me...

Have a look at Rosemellyn,I've not been yet,but I will,up and coming..

Where you live lots and lots of waters,great for short sessions and trying ideas.. I wouldn't bother,going to any of those harder lakes til it warms up,or we get let out to play again..
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   Old Thread  #5 7 Feb 2021 at 2.01pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Brilliant ta for that reply, is melbury the one that’s gated off or could I go and have a walk around it ?... again thanks for the response , much appreciated....Roche angling club requires an interview apparently, and Riverton hasn’t replied to my email sadly.....I’m definitely interested in Melbury must say..

Carl
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