ROACH ON THE FEED IN CORNISH HOTSPOT
UPPER TAMAR LAKE, KILKHAMPTON, CORNWALL
CORNWALL’S Upper Tamar Lake is currently offering superb silverfish sport.
The recent Sensas All Winners Final event held on the 81-acre lake saw anglers bagging up with roach in nets averaging 27lb. Winner Mark Charnel netted 44lb 6oz from his peg on the Cornwall bank. He fished the pole at 5 and 11m using small baits and groundbait, netting fish to over 1lb as well as a 3lb perch.
South West Lakes Trust angling manager Ben Smeeth said: “Even in winter, 70lb to 100lb bags of bream and roach can be expected on feeder, pole or waggler.
“Whip fishing also works well for bags to 100lb of roach and rudd. Tamar is also stuffed with perch averaging around 2lb, but fish to 5lb have been caught on lures and prawns or worms.” PRICES: £7 a day, £6 concessions (permit room is a self-service system located by the toilets in the car park) CONTACT: 01288 321262, www.coarse.swlakesfishing.co.uk
LOCATION: Upper Tamar Lake, Kilkhampton, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 9SB
RULES: Barbless hooks only, no fixed rigs, no wading, no carp in keepnets, some areas of the reservoir are prohibited for fishing
FACILITIES: Café, tackle and bait shop, toilets
Andy Seery with a typical Tamar net of silverfish and perch. Upper Tamar offers 81 acres of top fishing.