This weeks latest catches week ending 14/10/18
• Nemo landed at new fishery record weight
• 46 lb 4 oz fish is first reported by captor Rob Winters
• Authenticated weight is over 2 lb heavier than last capture three weeks ago
• Fish landed on day of UK high temperature for mid-October
• The Ghost also out, at 36 lb 2 oz
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THIS WEEK’S FISHING! (in brief)
Bury Hill has a new all-time fishery record, with the capture of Nemo at a heaviest ever weight of 46 lb 4 oz.
The authenticated weighing means the fish has gained over 2 lb since its last capture three week ago, and is the first fish reported by captor Rob Winters, from Worthing.
Also out the same week was one of Temple Lake’s other heavyweights, The Ghost, at 36 lb 2 oz, up 12 oz on its last reported capture four weeks ago.
Captor Richard Daines, from Sutton, was also recording his first fish from the complex.
Also in action was Dan Fergusson, landing a 19 lb 10 oz personal best common from the Old Lake.
And the Matchfishing-scene.co.uk contest on the Front Bank, on the same day as Nemo’s capture, suffered from bright sunshine and clear water, along with an easterly wind, which meant 21 lb 10 oz of bream was enough to win.
It looks like being a cooler and more showery week to come, after last week’s unseasonably warm spell ending in high winds. It should be a lot calmer this week, with 14-15 degrees C and showers likely for a couple of days, but some strong sunshine on others, though this is likely to be accompanied by cooler nights. After Sunday’s rain, Monday should bring drier weather after lunchtime and a high of 14, staying at 12 overnight into Tuesday and a dry, cloudy day of 15, with 11 overnight into Wednesday and 14, with the chance of showers, but then slipping to 8 overnight into a sunny Thursday of 14, and 6 overnight into a cloudier Friday of 14. That pattern continues into the weekend, with 7 overnight into some sunshine on Saturday, and 15, with eight overnight into a similar Sunday with a little more cloud. Winds should start the week as moderate north-easterlies, lightening a little on Monday, before lightening again on Tuesday and becoming south-westerlies, lighter still on Wednesday and gradually becoming more northerly, increasing to moderate on Thursday and north-easterly, becoming light again and northerly on Friday and a little stronger and south-westerly on Saturday, stronger and more northerly on Sunday. So, a pleasant week of sunshine and showers without too much in the way of wind strength, offering a respite from last week’s wild weather.
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OLD BURY HILL LAKE – GENERAL & BOAT FISHING
Clear water prior to the windy weather made conditions challenging for Old Lake anglers, but Dan Fergusson managed to land a personal best common of 19 lb 10 oz to make his day.
Epsom angler Dan was fishing an overnighter at peg 2 with 15 mm NashBait boilies in a snowman with dumbbell pop-ups and a blowback rig.
And the Matchfishing-scene.co.uk contest on the Front Bank on Wednesday, in an easterly wind and bright sunshine, proved difficult due to the clear water.
John Swann won with 21 lb 10 oz from peg 14, on cage feeder and maggots, ahead of Greg Andrews, on peg 4, with 21 lb 4 oz on ‘tea-bags’ of pellets, and maggots on the hook.
Third was Micky Davies with 17 lb on cage feeder and pellets.
TEMPLE LAKE – CARP
Bury Hill has a new fishery record, in the form of Nemo at 46 lb 4 oz, which is up 2 lb 3 oz on the previous record, set in May this year.
Rob Winters, from Worthing, was the happy captor, and he was fishing peg 9 with an 18 mm Sticky Baits Manilla pop-up, on a day session.
The previous capture was three weeks ago by bailiff Tony Sawyers at 44 lb 1 oz, from peg 1, and prior to the latest capture, the record was held by Chris Spencer with the famous fish at 44 lb 11 oz in early May, from peg 1, beating Martin Goddard’s capture at 43 lb 3 oz, from peg 3, in December 2015.
This latest capture came on Wednesday of last week, a sunny day that set a new UK record for the warmest mid-October day for 17 years, at 26 degrees.
Also landed this week was The Ghost, which fell to Richard Daines, from Sutton, at 36 lb 2 oz.
Richard was on a 48-hour session at peg 4, and was using two home-made 16 mm Carp Company The Nut Mix boilies made by his 15-year-old son, fishing between the island over a scattering of freebies.
The last reported capture of The Ghost was four weeks ago at 35 lb 6 oz to Terry Baker, fishing peg 9, and its biggest recorded weight was 40 lb 10 oz in May last year to Terry Burns.
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Bonds has been in great form, as indicated by how popular it has been, often the first lake to fill up on warm weekend days.
One of the great attractions is how a variety of tactics work, meaning visitors can fish in a way that they enjoy and still catch plenty of fish.
Pole or feeder, straight lead or waggler, or pellet waggler up in the water with bait fired over the top all work well, and the fish keep on the move, giving lots of anglers a slice of the action.
Milton Lake is the place to head for if you want tench, bream, crucians and roach, along with a chance of a bonus carp, either on waggler with a running line, or pole close in or up against the lily pads, where fish can often be lined up with a little-and-often loosefeeding approach using small baits.