Its all go at Stafford Moor Fishery near Dolton. Staff are busy renovating the shop, putting in new showers and toilets plus draining the lake at Beatties. The snags have been removed from the back bays to make fishing far more pleasant for the specimen hunters and literally thousands of silvers have been netted out to make room for the big carp. The silvers will be making a new home at Pines lake, which is being restocked at the end of this month but wont be fishable until April. The new Oak lake has been fishing very well lately as it is stuffed to the gills with silvers and carp, moved across from Pines. The North Devon Match Group held a match at Oak on Sunday and some good weights were the result. The winner was Neilsen Jeffery with 85 pounds, while Kevin Shears was second with 79lb 5 ounces and Nathan Underwood third with 57lb 2oz. Danny Passmore had six fish in 24 hours at Lodge lake, including a fine 18lb 14oz carp from dam wall. Bideford and District Angling Clubs coarse section monthly competition saw Martin Turner take first with 42lb 15oz. Second was Kevin Shears on 20lb 6oz and third Craig Lamey on 17lb 4oz. On the sea fishing front, it seems some spurdogs are still around but there havent been any reports of good cod landed in North Devon this winter, which is surprising as some good fish have been landed further up the channel. Its still worth sticking it out with big baits of lug and squid or even big fish baits on the local headlands and marks out in a strong tide flow, but as much as anything else its a case of putting in the hours and hoping you get lucky. If you do, be sure to let me know and we can publish your picture here.