This weeks latest catches week ending 10/3/19
• Midweek match produces best bream catch of series
• 84 lb of fish to 5 lb on Method feeder and wafters
• Two more Temple ‘twenties’ the biggest 29 lb
• Four-tench catch shows that spring is nearly here
• Three anglers share nine-zander catch as season nears its close
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• The predator fishing season begins on October 1 and finishes on March 14.
THIS WEEK’S FISHING! (in brief)
Difficult conditions for fishing were also just what the Old Lake bream wanted to encourage them to feed, and they provided the best weight of the Wednesday series so far.
The fifth round of Steve Gardener’s fortnightly competition, fished by 24, was won by Steve Ellis with 84 lb, despite wet and windy weather, which gave the bream an appetite.
John Everiss was also getting among the bream, landing over 20 during a pleasure session, and tench are now starting to show up in catches, one angler landing four, while boats in the Jungle are also reporting tench activity.
Temple lake continues its steady run of fish, an early indication of sport to come, this time with two ‘twenties’ the biggest a 29 lb mirror for James Cox.
And the predator season closes after Thursday, anglers making the most of a last chance to get some action to land good numbers of fish to 7 lb, on roach sections or small pieces of mackerel.
The weather forecasters’ saying that March ‘comes in like a lion and out like a lamb’ is proving true so far, because after a stormy weekend, there’s more wet and windy weather blowing in from the west this week, with strong winds particularly in midweek, and a fair sprinkling of showers, though temperatures are generally rising, and should be back to highs in double figures by Wednesday. Monday looks to be the sunniest day of the week, with a high of 9 degrees C, but following on from a cool night of 2 degrees, though it should stay at 6 from Monday into Tuesday, which looks like the wettest day of the week, with a high of 9, falling to 4 overnight into Wednesday, which is expected to be the windiest day of the week, though largely dry and 10 degrees, but with gusts reaching 50 mph. With 5 overnight into a dry and overcast Thursday of 11 that should bode well for a good final day of the predator season, then a balmy 9 overnight into Friday of 11 with a damp morning and a dry afternoon. It should be 6 overnight into Saturday with sunshine and showers and 10, but down to 2 again into Sunday and 9, and down to zero into Monday as the winds swing round to dry northerlies, and sunny high pressure builds for the week after. Winds look set to be from the west all this week through to Sunday night, with a bit of south-west or north-west thrown in, starting with strong gusts on Monday, but not as lively as at the weekend, but becoming stronger again on Tuesday and Wednesday, peaking at around midday Wednesday, easing a bit for Thursday but still strong, and strengthening a bit again into Friday, easing a little on Saturday and then falling light and northerly on Sunday and into a spell of calm, sunny and frosty weather for the week after this one. So, for those willing to brave the strong winds this week, they should stir up some rewards.
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OLD BURY HILL LAKE – GENERAL & BOAT FISHING
As soon as we leave the chilly nights behind, the bream fishing takes off, and this week the wet south-westerlies spurred the bream into feeding, producing an 84 lb winning net in the latest Steve Gardener midweeker.
Steve Ellis drew peg 72 and fished a Method feeder and wafters or pellets for his win, ahead of Brian Nesbitt on peg 36 with 55 lb, on the same tactics.
Third was Ian Chatfield, pegged next to Brian, with 54 lb 8 oz, ahead of John Swann with 47 lb from peg 74, Paul ‘Tommy’ Hiller with 37 lb 6 oz from peg 2, and John Radford with 37 lb from peg 20.
John Everiss, from Mitcham, had a pleasure session on the Old Lake and landed over 20 bream to 5 lb from peg 37, on Method feeder and 6 and 8 mm yellow and orange wafters.
Dan Spencer, from Surbiton, found the tench in feeding mood on the Front Bank, landing four to 5 lb, along with bream, on 15 mm Mainline Cell boilies in open water.
Predator anglers have until closing time on Thursday to catch themselves a big zed, as the season ends after March 14, until October.
Three anglers visiting from Essex shared a catch of nine zander to 7 lb this week, on small pieces of mackerel, which they found worked better than roach.
TEMPLE LAKE – CARP
Two more ‘twenties’ suggests that sport is on an upward curve on Temple, James Cox, from Esher, landing a 29 lb mirror carp from peg 13 on a 14 mm Carp Company Icelandic Red with Caviar & Cranberry pop-up.
And Gary Gray caught a 25 lb ghost common from peg 7, on double popped-up corn with no free offerings.
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The carp are becoming increasingly catchable, now that temperatures are on the rise, and there are still roach and perch being caught on pole or waggler tactics, along with a few accidental carp.
Drilled krill pellets on a hair or banded are working well for the carp, and waggler and maggots is accounting for good numbers of perch and roach to 1 lb.
Milton Lake is the place to head for if you want tench, bream, crucians and specimen 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, especially now that the weather has become milder.