This weeks latest catches week ending 15/9/19
• Brilliant time for bags of Old Lake bream
• 36 for one angler and 18 for another
• 36-crucians catch on Milton Lake
• Up to 12 carp per angler on Bonds
• Temple ‘thirty’ landed, details to follow
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THIS WEEK’S FISHING! (in brief)
The showery and blustery weather that preceded the current bout of sunny days and cool nights was just what the bream wanted, and there were some great catches made.
Paul Seymore landed 36 of them to 4 lb from the Front Bank on Tuesday, and John Springfield had 18 to 6 lb on Wednesday, along with two big tench, from the Long Bank, freelining bread paste, while the midweek match was won with 69 lb.
The Old Lake carp were equally impressed with the weather, lake regular Claudiu Popa banking seven during his session.
Milton Lake is also fishing well in the late-summer weather, one angler landing 36 crucians, along with tench, bream, roach and rudd in a day on maggots.
And on Bonds Lake there was a catch of 12 carp to a chunky 14 lb 7 oz for Tony Burrell, whose fish all came from the margins on pellets.
There’s a slightly cooler feel to the weather this week, down from the high of 25 degrees C on Sunday to a more seasonal norm of 19, but with lots of sunshine and temperatures rising as we get into the weekend, with an end to the cooler nights of earlier in the week. Monday is expected to be the least sunny day, with a dry 18, having been a mild 15 overnight from Sunday, due to the cloud, but then a cooler 12 from Monday into Tuesday as the skies clear, leading to a very sunny Tuesday of 18, but 9 overnight into the same and 18 on Wednesday and 9 overnight into 19 and very sunny on Thursday and 10 overnight into another sunny day of 19 on Friday, with 12 overnight into 21 on Saturday and lots of sunshine, with a mild 15 overnight into a cloudier Sunday of 22. Winds should start as light westerlies on Monday, becoming more northerly on Tuesday but still light, and north-easterly on Wednesday but light, the same on Thursday, but a bit more easterly on Friday and becoming a touch stronger, more south-easterly on Saturday and a bit stronger again, though still only moderate, and similar on Sunday but swinging round to the south west after dark, with the chance of a shower for the first time for well over a week. So, high pressure is firmly in charge of the weather, due to the lingering effects of the Harvest Moon, but it does mean that the last week of summer will be a balmy one of blue skies, warm sunshine, light winds and no rain, albeit with night-time temperatures dipping just into single figures for the first time for a while, though this should slip away by the weekend as a more westerly weather pattern begins to influence the outlook.
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OLD BURY HILL LAKE – GENERAL & BOAT FISHING
The Old Lake’s bream do enjoy a bit of wet and windy weather, and this week they responded, providing up to 36 fish per angler.
Paul Seymore, from Chertsey, led the way with his big catch of fish to 4 lb from the middle of the Front Bank, on peg 11, using waggler and dead red maggots while feeding groundbait.
And the following day John Springfield, from Merrow, landed 18 to 6 lb from peg 48, along with two tench to 6 lb 6 oz, all on freelined bread paste, showing that less orthodox tactics can be successful.
A few days later, the Dorking AS match last Sunday was won by Martin Cooper, from Carshalton, with 69 lb of bream.
On the carp front, lake regular Claudiu Popa had a successful session of seven carp, the biggest a 16 lb common, fishing peg 2 from Friday night until Sunday morning, using 16 mm UberBaits boilies tipped with 12 mm pop-ups in snowman presentations, over a few freebies.
TEMPLE LAKE – CARP
It’s been a slower week than of late on Temple, following Mark Savage’s big catch of five ‘twenties’ and a 32 lb 2 oz fish, but there was a report of a 30 lb-plus fish being landed this weekend, with more details to follow.
As the latest hot spell recedes and temperatures take a slight dip, in particular at night, with the arrival of the autumnal equinox at the end of this week, marking the start of autumn, the scene should be set for the annual feeding spree that makes late-September into October a busy time for catches each year.
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The carp are catchable in good numbers, with the water temperature warm, on feeder or straight lead to the island margins or in open water on a pellet waggler, or down the edge on a pole later on.
And there are also roach and perch to be caught on pole or waggler, when the carp let you keep a bait in the water.
Tony Burrell, from Bromley, had a successful day on peg 8, landing 12 carp, the biggest a hefty fish for Bonds of 14 lb 7 oz, all in the margins on 8 mm Dynamite Garlic Hook Pellets.
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.
Fish can often be lined up with a little-and-often loosefeeding approach, using small baits and very small balls of groundbait, and are particularly active when the weather is warm.
An angler called Alan, from Cranleigh, had a very busy visit on Thursday, landing 36 crucians, two tench, two bream, and roach and rudd, on pole and single white maggot, while loosefeeding maggots.