This weeks latest catches week ending 16/6/19
• Fishery’s record carp Nemo found dead
• 46 lb fish had just spawned
• The Ghost landed at 36 lb amid wet weather
• Old Lake angler lands over 40 bream
• Bonds fishing well for up to a dozen carp per day
FISHERY OPENING TIMES
The fishery currently opens for day ticket fishing at around 7.00am on weekdays; 6.30am weekends and Bank Holidays. Current closing time is approximately 9.00pm.
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• The predator fishing season begins on October 1 and finishes on March 14.
THIS WEEK’S FISHING! (in brief)
Carp anglers are mourning the loss of Bury Hill’s biggest fish, Nemo, after hearing that the famous mirror carp has been found dead in Temple.
Since the creation of the lake in 2002, Nemo has been on the wish list of anglers visiting the fishery, wanting to add their name to those who had landed Temple’s biggest prize.
Named after the cartoon fish in the 2003 Disney film Finding Nemo, Nemo was originally just one of several fast-growing stockies such as Robin Hood, Friar Tuck, the Sergeant, Two Tone, the Double-Row Linear and The Ghost.
But the fish outgrew them all, breaking though into the 40 lb class for the first time in style just after the Christmas break 2015 at 43 lb 3 oz, and endearing itself to those targeting it by putting in regular appearances on the bank, five times a year in 2017 and 2018.
Nemo was landed at a fishery record weight of 46 lb 4 oz last October, by Bob Winters, and was captured again in early April at 45 lb 8 oz by Aaron Warner, and then two weeks later by Jon Botting at 45 lb 1 oz.
Fishery owner David de Vere broke the news to anglers, saying: “Whilst we are all hugely disappointed at this loss of a much loved fish, life goes on and whilst trying to be positive, I feel I must stress that we still have two fantastic fish hovering around the 40 lb mark and a very good number of ‘thirties’ to target.
”We will never know why she died, but she was an old fish having been stocked nearly 20 years ago from Claremont Lake. Moreover she has just spawned, which for an old fish is always a very stressful event.
“We will be draining and netting Temple this coming winter to review all Temple’s fish, following which we will be stocking a large number of “twenties” from our stock pond, which we have been growing on for the past three years.
“R.I.P. Nemo – you brought a lot of happiness to many anglers.”
After a week of very wet weather for June, there is a drier week in prospect, with temperatures a little higher, and oxygen levels having been given a boost by last week’s downpours. Lake levels are now closer to where they would be in winter than in summer, the fishery having been freshened by the recent deluge. A dry and sunny Monday for the Full Moon should give a high of 19 degrees, with 9 overnight into a wetter Tuesday of 20, with 14 overnight into sunshine and showers on Wednesday and 19, with 11 overnight into a sunny Thursday of 18, then 10 overnight into a mostly sunny Friday of 17, with 9 overnight into a dry but overcast Saturday of 19, with 12 overnight into Sunday of 20, with a balmy 14 overnight into 17 on Monday week. Winds should start as moderate south-westerlies on Monday, becoming light easterlies on Tuesday, moving back to moderate south-westerlies on Wednesday, similar on Thursday and Friday (the longest day of the year), lighter and more south-easterly on Saturday, and a little stronger on Sunday, then more south-westerly on Monday week. So, a promising week, weather-wise, offering a variety of conditions, with spells of sunshine, showers and cloud, but no extremes of wind, rain or prolonged sun and dryness, and with the benefit of mostly moderate south-westerly winds.
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OLD BURY HILL LAKE – GENERAL & BOAT FISHING
The bream fishing on the Old Lake is providing some superb sport, with over 40 fish landed by one angler.
After last week’s report of 36 bream landed by Simon White at peg 32, there was a catch of over 40 for Bob Thompson, from Smallfield, from peg 14
Bob fished both Method feeder and pole during his session, landing fish to 5 lb on 6 mm expander pellets.
TEMPLE LAKE – CARP
Very heavy and prolonged rain accompanied by strong winds last Monday and into Tuesday kept many anglers away from the banks, but one angler who braved the conditions and benefited is Raymond Bateman.
Arriving on Sunday afternoon for 48 hours, Raymond set up in peg 3 and had an 18 lb 10 oz mirror carp on the first night.
Then, in the worst of the weather the following day, he hooked five carp, landing The Ghost at 36 lb 8 oz, along with a 25 lb 4 oz fully scaled, a 29 lb 1 oz common and a 29 lb 8 oz common, and having two hook pulls, one on a very big fish.
Successful tactics were Mainline Cell bottom baits cast to the island margins and the channel.
In action just prior to the rain, on that Saturday, was lake regular Ray Harding, from Mitcham, who landed a 24 lb 14 oz common from peg 6.
Ray used a snowman consisting of a 15 mm Sticky Baits Manilla bottom bait topped with a 12 mm Cell pop-up, cast to the island over a dozen boilies.
And this Saturday, Barry Godfrey, from Morden, landed a 29 lb common from peg 10, casting a Cell boilie tight to the brick ‘monk’ overflow.
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PLEASE NOTE: LEAD CORE IS BANNED ON BOTH TEMPLE AND THE OLD LAKE. PLEASE SEE KEN IN THE SHOP FOR FURTHER DETAILS.
The carp are catchable in good numbers, now that temperatures are climbing, and there are still roach and perch to be caught on pole or waggler tactics, when with carp let you keep a bait in the water.
Toby Taylor, from Bramley, landed 12 carp to 13 lb 8 oz from peg 8 on Saturday, casting 8 mm Dynamite Baits Robin Red pellets with a straight lead to the island and in the margins.
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.