This weeks latest catches week ending 16/9/18
• Four ‘thirties’ as Temple fish switch on
• The Ghost and Two Tone among them
• Milton Lake pleasure session of 30 tench and crucians
• New member hooks three Old Lake carp at once ten minutes into first overnighter
• Boat anglers’ carp to 22 lb
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THIS WEEK’S FISHING! (in brief)
Temple Lake is back on top form, producing four ‘thirties’ this week, to take the total to 15 in the past five weeks.
The Ghost and Two Tone were among the most recent captures, both fish up in weight on a month ago.
Milton Lake is also performing well, one pleasure angler enjoying a bumper session with ten sizeable tench and over 15 crucians, all on a small maggot feeder.
The Old Lake carp are also very active at present, a new member fishing with three rods getting three takes at the same time, just ten minutes after starting his first overnighter, at 4pm, and landing all three.
And boat anglers visiting the Jungle area are getting good action, one pair sharing a catch of carp to 22 lb.
It looks like being a largely dry and sunny week, with temperatures starting in the 20s, though slipping gradually to around 17 degrees C as the last days of summer give way to autumn on Friday, and anglers’ thoughts turn to zander and pike, with the start of the predator season soon, on October 1. Monday looks like being the warmest day, with 22 degrees and plenty of sunshine, staying at 17 overnight into Tuesday’s cloudier 21 and 15 overnight into Wednesday and 20, with the chance of a light shower around midday. Overnight it should be no lower than 14 into Thursday, which should reach 20 but without much sunshine, and a chance of rain overnight into Friday with temperatures dipping just into single figures. Friday should be sunny with a chance of a short afternoon shower, but with a high of 16, and 9 again overnight into a Saturday of 17, with 11 overnight into a similar Sunday. Winds are likely to start as moderate south-westerlies, becoming more south-easterly overnight on Monday into Tuesday but becoming stronger south-westerlies on Tuesday and stronger still on Wednesday and then Thursday, easing more on Friday and becoming more westerly, but back to moderate south-westerlies for Saturday and north-westerlies on Sunday. The overcast and windy weather on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with its lively south-westerlies, is likely to stir fish on all of the lakes into feeding.
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OLD BURY HILL LAKE – GENERAL & BOAT FISHING
When the Old Lake carp want to feed, there’s no stopping them, as new Specimen Carp Club Member Arthur Piersa discovered when he set up for his first 24-hour session on the lake this weekend.
Putting out three rods at peg 3, he had three runs at the same time ten minutes later, landing all three fish, which included a 21 lb mirror carp.
Shepherds Bush angler Arthur had his first ever triple hit of fish at 4pm, using Sticky Baits 18 mm boilies in snowman presentations with Mainline Pineapple pop-ups, over a bed of catapulted 14 mm Strawberry baits, finishing his session with five fish.
In action on the boats were Sean Allen and Sean Wyatt, from Orpington, who shared three carp to 22 lb, which was a common, along with some nice tench, on Urban Bait Nutcracker boilies over Bloodworm pellets.
And Dave Oak and Mac Crow, from Streatham, shared a catch of seven carp to 17 lb, which was a common, at pegs 72 and 73, on 15 mm Mainline Cell boilies tipped with corn, spodding out bait and fishing ten metres off the island.
Anyone who wants to view carp action from Ian Russell’s successful session on the Old Lake last month, for his Avid Adventures series, can see it on www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4c-dz2yxh0
TEMPLE LAKE – CARP
After a brief lull of one ‘thirty’ last week, it was back to bigger numbers again this week, with four banked, to take the total reported to 15 over the past five weeks.
Terry Baker led with way with The Ghost at 35 lb 6 oz, up on its last reported capture three weeks ago at 34 lb 4 oz to Jon Botting, having come out the week before that to Mark Ford.
Terry was fishing peg 9 after a move, the same peg where it fell to Jon, and using Active Bait Solutions offerings cast to the island.
Matt White has also been in action, landing a 34 lb 14 oz common from peg 1, casting a home-made bait into the left-hand channel.
John Keatley landed Two Tone at 32 lb 8 oz from peg 9, on a Dynamite Monster Tiger Nut boilie, the first reported capture since Terry Baker landed the fish at 32 lb 5 oz four weeks ago from peg 1.
And bailiff Sam Sawyers increased his personal best with another ‘thirty’, beating the 30 lb 2 oz fish that he landed in April with a 32 lb 4 oz common from peg 10.
Sam also had fully scaled fish of 26 lb and 18 lb 4 oz on his 24-hour session, on JHBaits Nuti-B pop-ups over crushed boilies.
PLEASE NOTE: LEAD CORE IS BANNED ON BOTH TEMPLE AND THE OLD LAKE. PLEASE SEE KEN IN THE SHOP FOR FURTHER DETAILS.
Bonds has been in great form this summer, as indicated by how popular it has been, often the first lake to fill up on warm weekend days.
One of the great attractions about Bonds 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 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.
Rick Goodchild, from Tenterden, had a day to remember on peg 22, landing ten tench to 5 lb 2 oz and over 15 crucians to more than 2 lb, all tempted on small maggot feeder and double white maggot over loosefed micro pellets.
The Faulkner’s AS contest last weekend was won with 37 lb, and there were back-up weights of 32 lb.