ROACH ON THE FEED IN COR­NISH HOTSPOT

UP­PER TA­MAR LAKE, KILKHAMPTON, CORNWALL

Angling Times (UK) - - SOUTH -

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.

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