RIVERTON FISH­ERY,

SWIMBRIDGE, BARNSTAPLE, DE­VON

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set in 16 acres on the edge of Ex­moor Na­tional Park, there are two day ticket lakes and three self­ca­ter­ing hol­i­day cot­tages on this com­plex. Wil­low Lake is 34 pegs and con­tains a large head of carp to low-20s, bream to dou­bles, tench, bar­bel and chub to around 4 lb, along with rudd, roach and perch to around 1 lb. The Float Lake is 18 pegs and stocked with tench to over 6 lb, cru­cian carp over 2 lb and some big perch. TAC­TICS: the carp are caught mainly on boilies, but don’t ne­glect lun­cheon meat and corn. Sin­gle baits fished with PVA bags can be pro­duc­tive, es­pe­cially if you want to avoid at­tract­ing the at­ten­tion of the bream. Sur­face baits are also worth a try in hot weather. In warmer con­di­tions, a good bed of ground­bait con­tain­ing a mix­ture of seeds will at­tract the bream, tench, bar­bel and chub. Stick with large baits such as corn and pel­lets to avoid the

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