Competitions

Pallatrax Carp Open Pairs Competitions

The Pallatrax Carp competition is held at our 81 acre fishery, Upper Tamar Lake. The competition is generously sponsored by Pallatrax. There is £3500 in prize money from South West Lakes Trust and another £3500 in sponsored prizes made up of goody bags, tackle and vouchers from Pallatrax and Saenger. All tackle and equipment is transported to and from your swim , there is a free bbq during the presentations. There is also a full menu for the weekend with food delivered direct to your swim. There will be a free Palltrax goody bag for each entrant.

2017 dates:
24 – 26 March
7 – 9 July
22 -24 September

Rules

The competition is limited to 28 pairs, for further information contact Ben Smeeth on 07739428176 or email bsmeeth@swlakestrust.org.uk

Upper Tamar Lake: Perch fishing lure comp

  • Kayak competition on Upper Tamar Reservoir. Saturday 6th
  • Limited to 40 entrants, First come first served. Entrants must provide their own Kayak and life jackets.
  • Lure fishing only.
  • This is a great opportunity to get afloat on perch mecca Upper Tamar!
  • Onsite camping on Friday night for £5 per person. Full toilet facility and shower facility available
  • Prizes from Savage gear, Costa and Culm valley angling.
  • 7am start with a lunch break then afternoon session.
  • Entry is £30 per person.
  • £10 goes towards the ticket cost and the remaining £20 goes into the prize pot. All cash will be split into prize money for 1st 2nd 3rd and biggest fish.
  • BBQ area for Friday night so feel free to bring any food etc and an evening social from 3pm on Friday 5th
  • Competition being covered by the Angling Times for a feature in their publication
  • To book please call 01566771930 and full payment for entry and camping (if required) will confirm your entry

Upper Tamar Lake: Match Fishing

Complete Season

If Match fishing is your thing then look no further than Upper Tamar for 2017! Undoubtedly one of the best silver fish waters in the UK. Enter the spring league which has top prize money and fantastic sponsors prizes or any of our open matches which also give you a great chance of some prize money. Breakfast in the café is a great start to any of the matches and we will deliver all your tackle to and from your swim! Don’t miss out!

Previous Competitions

Father and son duo win £2000 at Pallatrax Carp Open

1st £2000 Jason and Peter Budd with 4 fish for 42lbs 11oz Peg 26
2nd £1000 Aaron Rundle and Mike Toms 4 fish for 42lbs Peg 8
3rd £500 Barry and Ben O’Connor 3 fish for 27lbs 2oz Peg 7
4th winning Upper Tamar season permits were Will Hockridge and Joseph Wickett with 3 fish for 26lbs 14oz
5th winning Upper Tamar season permits were Barrie and Nickie Christian 2 fish for 24lbs 7oz
Largest fish was caught by Nickie Christian at 14.03 and he won a £50 pallatrax voucher
Smallest fish was won by youngster Ashton Maher with his 5.03 common and he also won a £50 pallatrax voucher

HUDSON AND MARTIN WIN £2000 AT UPPER TAMAR’S PALLATRAX CARP OPEN

1st £2000 Chris Hudson and Adam Martin 5 fish for 43lbs 12oz Peg 14
2nd £1000 Karl Yates and Allan Jones 5 fish for 39lb 15oz Peg 25
3rd £500 David Bellew and Steve Lovell 3 fish for 31lbs 3oz Peg 21
4th Phil and Sam Gilhespy 1 fish for 13lb 8oz Peg 19
First fish landed was Sam Gilhesphy and he won an Anaconda Tackle bag
Lucky dip winners were:
Jamie Rusling winning an Anaconda Carp Gear Bag
Danny Clarke winning an Anaconda extension Pod
Martin Clifford winning an Anaconda slide in tray bag
Upper Tamar season tickets were won by: Barry Lee, Greg and Roy Jones, Matthew Pepperell, Ryan Wilshire and Matt Wyld

Pallatrax Carp Open September 2016

Many Congratulations to Barry and ben O’Connor who had 12 fish for 118.01 and they scooped the £2000 first prize

Danny Clarke and Nick Singleton who have finished third twice before were runners up with 6 fish for 59.02 and they collected £1000

Local anglers Nigel Woods and Matthew Bull were third with two fish for 39.04 and took the £500 third prize.

Largest fish (not finishing in the top three was Shaun Pimm 17.02 and he won a £50 Pallatrax voucher. Smallest fish also winning a £50 Pallatrax voucher was Scott Bowden with a fish of 5.13.

Read full report here.

Blair Warner and Adrian Kemp from the Pallatrax carp competiti...

Here's a video of Blair Warner and Adrian Kemp from the Pallatrax carp competition at Upper Tamar in March 2016. Looking forward to the next competition 1 July. http://coarse.swlakesfishing.co.uk/competitions/

Posted by Coarse Fishing South West Lakes Trust on Tuesday, 14 June 2016
Pallatrax Carp Open July 2016

1st Dave James and Craig Lacey 4 fish for 43.00lbs Peg 13
2nd Jason and Leanne McEvoy 4 fish for 37.11lbs peg 25
3rd Nick Singleton and Danny Clarke 3 fish for 29.12lbs peg 4
4th Darren White and Taro Bell 2 fish for 20.05lbs peg 23
5th Jamie Rusling and Scott Bowden 1 fish for 16.07lbs peg 18
6th Phil Gilhespy and Sam Gilhespy 1 fish for 15.08lbs peg 1
7th Ashley Bunning and Aaron Bunning 1 fish for 13.10lbs peg 19
8th Constantine Nitoit and Darby 1 fish for 10.07lbs peg 21

Father and Son pairing Phil and Sam Gilhespy won the Pallatrax Carp Open at Upper Tamar which ran from 11-13th March 2016 and collected £2000 for their efforts! They banked three carp for 35lbs 7oz with the largest being 14lb 15oz from Peg 12 (birdhide swim) on the Cornwall bank.
22 Pairs entered and nervously awaited the draw on Friday! After all anglers were taken to their chosen swim the match began. As predicted very few fish were caught (only 6 in total) with the water still very cold, cold nights, changing winds and warm days making the conditions very hard. Several fish were hooked and lost during the weekend and it really was ‘what could have been’ for so many anglers. None more so than Blair Warner and Adrian Kemp who finished runners up but also lost three fish over the weekend. The lads won £1000 for their second placed finish. They ended with two fish for 27lb 05oz from Peg 18 (West Bay) on the Cornwall Bank.
Previous winners Jamie Rusling and Scott Bowden finished third to scoop £500 with one carp of 11lb 15oz from the lookout tower area on the Cornwall Bank.
Sam Gilhespy won a £50 Pallatrax voucher for the smallest fish of 10lbs 2oz.
A huge thankyou to Pallatrax for sponsoring the event and to our marshalls (Bob D, Bob O, Terry, Steve and Ian) who did an excellent job transporting tackle, weighing fish etc throughout the weekend.

The next Pallatrax Open is 1-3 July and it is another pairs match, we are now open for entries!! 01566 771930

September 2015 Pallatrax Open Competition.
1st Lee Graver and Dan Gay PEG 21 10 FISH 96LB 2OZ
2nd Scott Bowden and Barry Lee PEG 12 6 FISH 85LB 15OZ
3rd Danny Clarke and Nick Singleton PEG 4 2 FISH 22LB 3OZ
4th Mike Trew and Paul Barnard PEG 2 2 FISH 19LB 2OZ
5th Chris Martin and James Coombes PEG 9 2 FISH 15LB
6th Karl Yates and Alan Jones Peg 11 2 FISH 13LB 7OZ
7th Adrian Kemp and Blair Warner PEG 10 1 FISH 11LB
8th Bob Hancock and Andy Hobson PEG 1 1 FISH 7LB 2OZ

BIGGEST FISH SCOTT BOWDEN 16LB 6OZ MIRROR

March 2015 Pallatrax Open Pairs Competition.
1st Scott Bowden/Jamie Rusling 7 fish 68lb 13oz peg 10 Cornwall bank
2nd Barry/Ben O’Connor 3 fish 37lb 1oz peg 3 Devon bank
3rd Matt Gilbert/Jamie O’Connor 2 fish 28lb 12oz peg 5 Devon bank
4th Ryan Wilshire/Matthew Pepperell 3 fish 26lb 10oz peg 7 Devon Bank
5th Paul Thomas/Jason Mcevoy 2 fish 21lb 2oz peg 9 Devon bank
6th Ben/Matthew Cooper 2 fish 20lb 15oz peg 4 Devon bank
7th Karl Yates/Alan Jones 2 fish 20lb 2oz peg 16 Cornwall bank
8th Pete Oates/Paul Oulton 2 fish 16lb 12oz Cornwall bank
9th Ricky Thomas/Tony Welch 2 fish 16lb peg 15 Cornwall bank.

Click here for complete report.

September 2014 Pallatrax Open Pairs Competition.
A Fantastic weekend was had by all competitors at the Pallatrax Carp Open with 69 carp being landed.
1st  – Phil and Sam Gilhespy, Peg 25 (lookout tower), 12 fish for 116lb 6oz, winning £1500.
2nd – Bob Oates and Steve Gliddon, Peg 22, 8 fish for 75lb 7oz, winning £1000
3rd – Tony Welch and Greg Colman, peg 20, 6 fish for 58lb 13oz
4th – Alan Squire (fishing on his own with two rods) 6 fish for 49lb 6oz
5th – Kelvin Pike and Aaron Fisher 4 fish for 49lb 2oz
6th – Mark Bignall and Steve Hutchinson 5 fish for 43lb 1oz
7th – Andy Sewell and Eddie Clarke 4 fish for 41lb 15oz
8th – Jamie Rusling and Scott Bowden 4 fish for 39lb 13oz
9th – Graham and Joel Palmer 3 fish for 30lb 4oz
10th – Steve Whitworth and Andy Hobson 3 fish for 24lb 1oz