Sampford Peverell Ponds
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The fish stocks are high with all species in situ, i.e. roach, perch, bream, tench with crucian, mirror and common carp; the biggest recorded carp being 23lb, with the majority going to low doubles. It is worth noting; this pond is capable of producing good catches year round; even in mid-winter when other waters have turned off the pond can still produce good nets of fish.
Pole fishing is by far the most popular method, usually over a small amount of loose feed, with maggot, caster and bread punch being the chosen bait. Whilst for the carp angler particle baits are very popular. Unfortunately, due to a few inconsiderate anglers grossly over baiting with boilies, a boily ban has been imposed. However, despite this ban, baits such as sweetcorn and paste baits have scored extremely well with good fish being reported.
To reach the second of the two ponds you will need to use the small footpath that runs from the station access road up beside the first pond, up to the dual carriageway, turn right across the railway bridge and down the steep embankment the other side. Whilst slightly smaller in size than the first pond it has the advantage of an even 4/5’depth throughout. Fish stock consists of small carp with the occasional good double figure fish also being caught. Whilst there are a few tench present; it is however, predominantly a small carp water.
Please note: due to these severe access difficulties in reaching this pond, it is not recommended for anglers with physical disabilities.
Directions from Exeter: On the Northbound carriage way of the M5, approximately 20 miles from Exeter exit at junction 27 left onto the A361 - North Devon link road. After 1000 yards go left – signed Sampford Peverell and Parkway Railway Station, at the top of the small slip road at the mini roundabout, go left. After 200 yards, turn left signed to the Parkway, at the end of this road the first pond will be visible on the left hand side with parking adjacent to the pond.