anglers paradise in devon ( help )
Posted 17 August 2005 - 03:33 AM
thanks for the advice on how to fish the lakes but do you mean were you caught atila and ahprophide in the bit ere theres an acctopussy shape part
Posted 17 August 2005 - 03:01 PM
Actually my main aim for the week is a double figure cat – sounds like octopussy or the speci lake are the best bets? –
Rich – do you know what the stock of cats is like in the main carp lake.? Any pointers for swims / baits. I was intending to try the usuals i.e. liver, squid, big fishmeal boilies, perhaps bunches of lobs (although these got destroyed by the orfe when I tried them last year.)
Last year I took my father with us, who was new to fishing and therefore spent a lot of time helping him. We stuck mainly to the small fish lakes so that he had plenty of action.
We did spend a day on the main carp lake but it chucked it down all day and we had a mini hurricane by mid afternoon so we jacked in without a carp bite (had two 8oz cats and an eel on float fished cockles though!:-)
Also had a day on the koi lake – loads of action but the biggest fish was just over 7lb.
I spent a couple of hours trying to tempt a bite from a couple of big grass carp that were cruising about over the side by the dragon raft – god, they spooky easily !– I eventually managed to get them interested in floating baits and had one of them taking reasonably confidently and heading for my hookbait, only to get sideswiped by a 3lb koi that appeared from nowhere and engulfed my hookbait!! – result 1 surprised koi on the bank and 2 disappearing grass carp!! :-( still we had a great day, i caught over 20 fish with most weighing around the 2 to 3lb mark. Szabi and my father both caught well too. There are some very beautiful fish in there.
Oh – in case any one is interested - baits were float fished maggot + ledgered ,small tutti fruitti boilies.
oh and j.green - if you want to say hi - look out for a big bloke (17st 6ft1) with a goaty type beard - thats me :-) + a shorter girl with an Hungarian accent and pony tail - thats szabi :-)
or alternatively a big bloke spending most of his time netting his girlfriends fish!! ;-)
[ 17. August 2005, 10:02 AM: Message edited by: Jackcatcher ]
Posted 18 August 2005 - 12:23 AM
i will look out for you and i will find you there somwhere and i will always be on the lakes
also if you can can you give me some more little advice on how to fish or the swims on the specyand the main carp lake.
Posted 18 August 2005 - 02:53 AM
and after about 6 pints in the bar i was hammered lol but it was all gd fun. Still got up at 6 to fish though lol.
Posted 18 August 2005 - 05:35 AM
Cats in the main lake have gone through the roof, gone arethe days when float fishing down the side and all you would catch are little 1 and 2lb kittens thers probably around 20 in there now (possibly more) up to mid 30. rumours of a 50 went around for a while but with no pics or witness's its difficult to see if he is telling ther truth. cats in the spessi will nudge 30 n easy access is where the lunkers are up to i think 44lb
swims for the cats on the main lakes well its take your pic really, personally i would head round towards the dam wall and up behind the island in the corner, if its hot and the fry are in there then the cats wont be too far behind. suspend a huge ball of worms 2ft under the surface and wtach for the water erupting as a cat flies at it ! aweseome stuff!
Atila never graced my net had her feeding like a demon with Aphrodite one afternoon in the extended bit on the side, my bro went on to nail Aphrodite that very night at 32lb. have caught i think 9 fish out of the spessi every one over 20lb. it was netted not so long ago as the pasties were takign over the lake so it should just behome to the lunkers now Chaucer came out at just over 35lb a few weeks ago have seen that fish 4 times on the bank sadly not for me though
Zygs wine is great, a couple of glasses when you arrive in the bar, a bottle to go back to the villa with and 4-5 glasses at the bbq on sunday superb
Posted 19 August 2005 - 02:10 AM
thanks for he advice and i will try the dam wall because i think it will be good for the carp and cats.
i have just brought some source boilies and pellets(21mm) and some small pellets and im going to use source boilies over a pva bag of pellets and source boilies
and the same with the 21 mm pellets aswell, do you think this is the right choice for some nice fish
Posted 19 August 2005 - 04:23 AM
Thats a HUGE cat for england that would thrash the british record if there still was one.
[ 18. August 2005, 11:28 PM: Message edited by: waddis ]
Posted 19 August 2005 - 04:59 AM
Theres a stunning 26lber in there thatsa fully sclaed warrior, Matt hayeshad it in the rod race at 22lb, i had it twice at 17lb and 21lb its a corker ! then you got The general at 28lb approx, Excote at roughly the same weight possibly 30lb loads of 20's 21's 22's even more high doubles, loads of big orfe and golden rudd, and of course the cats!
what i might add aswell is there isnt any weed problems either so dont worry about using complicated chod rigs etc.. i did use as well double hook baits !! dare to be different and the rewards are there !
if your stalking the octopussy head for the coner with the monk ! few pellets and freeline the luncheon meator corn its deadly ! even on hot days they will be there rooting around the margins
chaps if you can get on the spessi golden orfe lake ur in for a treat ! take a few pints of maggots with and keep them going in they will soon home in on them any one up for a potential record ? (even though its just about the fishing eh)
chaps i cant think of much more to tell you apart from enjoy it, the accomodation is first class, the hospitaility is truly world class, the bar is somethign tobe seen, ask Zyg to see Big Dicks silver tankard hahaha (gotta brag) if your on a 5C weekend (first weekend of temonth) say hello the guys usually Maggot Mick, nev ponting, Tweedle dee and Tweedle dum, maybe beer monster (a true legend) and of course Zyg and Rose, the dogs are ace but dont let zyg catch you with them after hours he dont like them stopping in bivvies etc.. Rose's BBQ is stunning well worth the money, and watch out for Zyg after the BBQ and his shop, when the wine flows he wishes the wallets open hahahhaa the spiel never changes either 5lb orfe 5lb tench 20lb carp 20lb cat. if you catch a 30lber tell us and we will open abottle of bubbly on the bank zyg has the first swig but only a little one (oh how i miss that place) ! and trust me thats at any time of the day too whether it be 7am or midnightthe chaomerswill flow and a pic in the angling comics (if youlike that so rtof thing)
if i get any more info i will pass it on
have a top holiday chaps
Posted 19 August 2005 - 05:19 AM