Angler caught red handed with brimming Bream bag

We’re asking our loyal residents to review their week’s action on their fishing holiday in Devon!

August 2017

Six anglers took part in this week’s match, despite some less than favourable weather! The winning bag weighed in at 32lbs 4ozs worth of Carp, belonging to Peter Hall! Peter has some form on our lakes, after winning some competitions in 2016! He was using banded hard pellet on a method feeder, meaning he takes home this weeks prize!

Holiday park with fishing lakes devon

Here you can see the catch of the week! This beautiful specimen is known to us – thanks to its distinctive scar! He has been caught previously, weighing in at 20lbs! Looks like this one can’t help but bite! This time round he was caught by Stephen Barlow on a 12mm pop-up.

Carp fishing lakes devon

July 2017

The latest angler is Dave Honey, who enjoyed the Carp Lakes this week.

Dave was caught red handed in the beaming sunshine – whilst we were enjoying the mini-heatwave, the carp were not feeding hard, especially during the midday sun.

This did allow Bream to feed without the competition, resulting in several catches of big bream bags! The pick of the bunch coming from Dave Honey who netted 13 bream (each averaging 4/5 lbs), 4 carp and 4 roach. He was using a method feeder with his own mix of strawberry flavoured corn on the hook!

Elsewhere on the lakes, our first competition match of the season took place!

The winner Julian Adams, took home the cash prize as his 18lb 6oz Carp and Roach bag pipped runner-up Steve Veryard’s 16lb 3ozs net of Carp, Roach and Eels.

Remember, our competition matches take place every Wednesday!

Cofton coarse fishing holidays


Cofton Cup VIII
The eighth edition of the Cofton Cup took place during the last week of April with 45 anglers competing to be crowned the Cofton Cup champion.
Cofton Cup VII
This September saw the return of Cofton’s fishing festival, the Cofton Cup, for its seventh event. Over the course of five fishing filled days, Cofton Cup VII saw a total of 44 angles all vying to win the coveted title of the Cofton Cup Champion.
Cofton Cup VI
Cofton’s bi-annual fishing competition returned this May for its sixth edition and saw 36 anglers battle it out over 5 days in the pursuit of being crowned champion and lifting the Cofton Cup.