This weeks latest catches week ending 15/7/18
• Huge bags of bream despite the heat
• 104 lb match weight and 54-fish pleasure catch
• Multiple carp catches on Old Lake
• Father and daughter share 15-carp on overnighter
• Two friends land 20 carp in 48 hours
• 25 Milton Lake crucians and six tench on pole and pellets
• 24-hour carp match on Old Lake in two weeks time
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THIS WEEK’S FISHING! (in brief)
There have been some amazing catches of bream from the Old Lake, despite heatwave temperatures.
Both matchmen and pleasure anglers have been experiencing amazing sport, catching up to 54 fish to 5 lb per session.
One match was won with 104 lb 7 oz, caught by Mike Bell, following on from a 103 lb match catch last week, showing what can be landed even through the hottest part of the day.
The lake’s aeration system, which keeps the water well-oxygenated even in the current heat, can take a large part of the credit for keeping the fish in prime condition and always keen to feed.
The Old Lake’s carp have been equally hungry, providing anglers with multiple catches of fish to upper doubles.
Father and daughter Chris and Evie Chapman were back for more fun with the carp on an overnighter that produced 15 carp, and friends Mark Easton and Simon Zammit shared a 20-carp catch in 48 hours.
Another species that seems to love the heat is crucian carp, and Milton Lake has been producing them in numbers.
Lake regular Alan Derbyshire landed 25, along with six tench, and there was a catch of 20 for Rick McMillan.
And the annual 24-hour carp match, to coincide with the Prudential RideLondon cycling event, which means closing the main road outside the fishery for a few hours, is just two weeks away now.
And the month-long heatwave continues, with no significant rain in the forecast and a high of 27 degrees on a sunny Monday, following on from the same over the weekend just gone, though there is expected to be a cooling overnight to 22 on Tuesday and Wednesday, with a lot more cloud and the chance of a thunder shower on Tuesday, before a one-day jump to a sunnier 25 on Thursday. Friday looks like being another dip to 21, with some sunshine and just the chance of a thunder shower in the evening, but then 23 again and cloud for Saturday, before a slight dip on Sunday to 20, but a return to 23 on Monday. Overnight values look constant at around 14 or 15 degrees, and winds look likely to be lightish north-westerlies or south-westerlies throughout the week.
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OLD BURY HILL LAKE – GENERAL & BOAT FISHING
There’s no holding back the bream this year, which seem to be loving the hot weather.
Since the start of this heatwave there have been huge catches of bream, by matchmen as well as pleasure anglers.
And this week was no exception, producing a matchwinning haul of 104 lb 7 oz and a pleasure catch of 54 fish.
Steve Parkin, from Mickleham, led the way at peg 13 with 54 fish to 5 lb in an amazing afternoon, from 12noon to 6pm, fishing a cage feeder and 12-inch hook length to a 6 mm banded pellet on a size 14 hook.
And the Wiremill Lake club contest on Wednesday was won by Mike Bell with 104 lb 7 oz, from peg 2, on feeder and pellets.
Just one week ago Mike won the Crystal Palace AA contest on the Front Bank with 84 lb 14 oz of fish to 5 lb from peg 11, on feeder and 8 mm pellets with 8 mm fluoro dumbells.
Runner-up in this latest contest was Steve Edwards with 83 lb 8 oz from peg 10, on feeder and worm and casters, ahead of John Greenslade with 79 lb 12 oz on feeder and pellets, and Phil Waddington with 60 lb 10 oz on the same.
Also in bream action was Terry Petman, from Merstham, who was fishing this weekend and by lunchtime, when he took a break, he’d had 25 bream, fishing a Hybrid feeder towards the island from peg 33, with 6 mm Pineapple wafters.
Among the many fine carp catches was a return visit for father and daughter Chris and Evie Chapman, from Woking, who shared another overnighter on the Front Bank at pegs 16 and 18.
Twelve-year-old Evie did best with nine fish, all between 14 lb and 18 lb, Chris landing six to 17 lb, along with her first ever tench, on 18 mm Mainline Cell boilies over freebies, using PVA bags.
Pals Mark Easton and Simon Zammit, from Leatherhead, had two nights on pegs 35 and 37, mark landing 14 carp to 18 lb, and Simon six to 18 lb, all on Mainline’s new The Link 18 mm baits and their Essential Cell.
Sixteen-year-old Josh Birt, from Woking, had a brace of carp to 17 lb in a morning before trying his luck on Bonds Lake, his fish coming from peg 34 on 15 mm Strawberry pop-ups with PVA bags of pellets.
And Jose Garcia and Robert Haddad shared a catch of four carp to 18 lb 6 oz on the Front Bank, along with bream and tench to 5 lb, losing an estimated 20-25 lb carp at the net, for “a fantastic day’s fishing we both thoroughly enjoyed”.
And don’t forget the 24-hour Pairs Carp Match, fished by 12 teams, on Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29.
The draw will take place at 5pm on the Saturday, with fishing from 7pm until 6pm on Sunday.
Entry costs £100 per pair, payable on booking, and if 12 teams take part, the winners will collect £300, with £150 for second and £100 for third, £50 going to the captor of the biggest fish. Optional pools of £25 will be available.
Pegs will be drawn as pairs of numbers, giving one favoured swim and one lesser one, as in past years, to ensure even distribution of hotspots. Pairs can decide which angler will fish which of the two swims drawn.
To book or find out more, ring Ken, Dave or Ian in the shop on 01306 883621.
TEMPLE LAKE – CARP
A slower week for reported catches on Temple in the hot weather, but with the fish focusing on regaining condition after spawning, there is always a chance of a feeding spell, leading to the capture of a fish or two for anglers in the right place at the right time.
PLEASE NOTE: LEAD CORE IS BANNED ON BOTH TEMPLE AND THE OLD LAKE. PLEASE SEE KEN IN THE SHOP FOR FURTHER DETAILS.
This is a great time to grab yourself a slice of the action on Bonds, which regularly produces multiple catches of carp to double figures on a variety of methods, from pole to feeder and straight lead to waggler.
Milton Lake comes into its own at this time of year for tench, bream and crucians, along with a few 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.
Milton Lake regular Alan Derbyshire, from Epsom, was back in action again, this time landing 25 crucians and six tench, along with lots of smaller fish, at peg 2, on pole and 4 mm expander pellets, cupping in 2 mm and 4 mm pellets and small balls of groundbait.
And Rick McMillan, from Stevenage, had 20 crucians to 2 lb 8 oz and three tench to 2 lb, along with a 1 lb 8 oz roach, fishing a pole with corn and pellets.