anglers paradise in devon ( help )
Posted 15 August 2005 - 12:00 AM
has anyone got any advice on what baits to use for carp and maybe catfish at anglers paradise because im going there in 5 days time for a week and i need to no some info about the fishing
Posted 15 August 2005 - 01:58 AM
when i was there i fished on the easy accsess lake alot and used halibutt pellets to catch many carp around 14 pound but people were catching on just about every sort of boilies lots of people were catching on the accsess lake on fruity boilies such as strawberry and tutti fruitie. many cats were being caught from this lake on bunchs of worms just under the surface. hopefully this has been of some help !
Posted 16 August 2005 - 12:33 AM
Posted 16 August 2005 - 02:35 PM
Myself and my partner szabi are off to Anglers Paradise on the 20th. So see you there. :-)
We went last year and had a great time, hense the return visit.
Grant - what time of year did you go?? we went early July and the specimen lakes were practically deserted most days??
[ 16. August 2005, 04:06 PM: Message edited by: Jackcatcher ]
Posted 17 August 2005 - 12:23 AM
yes i will see you there because thats th day i get there, 20th augest
and also what lake do you suggest i fish for my a good chance of a twenty
Posted 17 August 2005 - 12:37 AM
Posted 17 August 2005 - 01:05 AM
thanks for the advice
i will use mainline maple 8 and 20 ml halibut pellets over some pva bags of pellet and boilies and i will try to focus on the main carp lake and the specimen lake and i will do night sessions on both and also i will take your advice on catfishing by using some worms over a contoller float about 1 feet under
and the last thing is what lake is the best to stalk on out of the lakes for decent size carp about 18lbs plus
Posted 17 August 2005 - 01:47 AM
Posted 17 August 2005 - 02:52 AM
thanks for the advice on how to stalk at anglers paradise and i will stalk on the koi lake and try my hardest to tempt the carp on the specimen lake
also is there many 20lbs carp in the koi lake and can you see the carp moving alot in the specimen carp lake and the last thing is it any good stalking on the octuppussy lake
Posted 17 August 2005 - 03:16 AM
guys i was once a syndicate member for 4 years in the 5C's let me pass on a few bits of advise say hello to Zyg from Big Dick hahah he will know who i am !
Right then the main lake, so many swims so so decisions are to be made. guaranteed the point swims aretaken and so are the bay swims. Opposite the left point swim by the 5C's hut is a swim called Rats that you fish alongside the isald, towards the end of the island is a deep spot about 8 foot (3ft off the island) off the Dam wall (bigdicks dam as they used to call it cuz that was my permanent home for literally 4 years) you want to aim for the small bush on the far bank, in line with the enf opf theisland on your tight (poss 50yards) here you will find the remains of the old stream that once ran through the field. The stream runs in, in zygs swim and ends at the dam. The stream is 8ft deep with 6ft either side ! i took probably 90% of my fish in this stream. All on active8 with 2kilo of hemp spodded in for them to sit on. then topped up every fish. sometimes i was catching 10-11 fish while everyone else was blanking you can reach this stream from a vairety of swims including the point, left of dam, the 'unfished' swims between the dam and rats. the quieter swims arethe ones behind the 5C's island and in all honesty i have only ever stalked the fish off the top in here when its baking hot. The swims next to zygs hut recieve an incredible amount of attention and in all honesty would stay away. Margins are no good really they do tend to hug the open water features.
Spessi lake is a corker especially with the new bit thats opened (well not really new lol) if you can get a quiet day then prebait some swims in th new bit i had Atilla and Aphrodite feeding at the same time on hemp and pellets the same night my bro caught Aphroidite at 32lb from the same swim. bait either side of the lilly pads and watch for signs. i caught most of my fish (inlcuding gemini at 33lb 10) off the bootom of the island. good head of cats in there too! they do love there fishmeal baits and mainline is thrown in by the bucket loads
the larger ctafish in the easy access lakes are tough to get into theres about 4 in there that are over 40lb now and one was out a few weeks ago, luncheon meat and fishy boilies will work ! theres rumours of a 590lber in the main lake but thats as they say rumours.
IMO i would defo go on the main lake but for maybe 2-3 days, go stalking on octopussy bait the margins and float fish its superb nailing a 20lber on the float uin the margins there. if you go on the spessi make it the end of the week as the punters are usually fed up by thursday and wanta ctrack at the smaller lakes ! and for christ sake dont drink too much wine ! lol as if !!
enjoy it and dont feel down hearted if you dont catch right away good things come to those who wait