This weeks latest catches week ending 19/8/18
• The Ghost one of five ‘thirties’ in a week
• Temple sport switches on in the cooler weather
• Old Lake trio of anglers share 30-carp catch
• Daytime angler’s five Old Lake carp to 28 lb
• Up to 15 crucians and ten tench for Milton rods
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• The predator fishing season begins on October 1 and finishes on March 14.
THIS WEEK’S FISHING! (in brief)
It’s been a busy week on Temple Lake as fish have responded to the cooler weather and fed in numbers.
Five ‘thirties’ were reported in a week, the biggest The Ghost at 34 lb 12 oz to Mark Ford, along with a 32 b 6 oz common for Ray Harding, Two Tone at 32 lb 5 oz for Terry Baker, a 31 lb 5 oz fish for Joe Holdsworth, and a 30 lb 14 oz mirror for John Mason.
The Old Lake carp have also been feeding hard, three anglers sharing a 30-fish catch from around the back of the island.
And Polish angler Kamil Maslach added to his success with another five carp in a daytime session, the biggest a 28 lb 10 oz mirror.
Milton Lake continues to produce plenty of crucians and tench, Harry Cusden landing 15 crucians and ten tench in his visit, on corn and pellets.
And famous angler Ian Russell has posted action from his recent successful session on the Old Lake on YouTube for anyone to watch.
It looks like being a similar week this week to last, with an average temperature of 22 degrees and a mixture of cloud and sunny spells, but without too much in the way of rain. Monday should give a high of 23 and be mostly cloudy but with sunny spells in late afternoon, and just the outside chance of a shower. Tuesday should be similar but staying dry, and Wednesday sunnier and 24, before a cloudier 21 on Thursday and the same but 18 on Friday and Saturday, with again the chance of an evening shower, but temperatures picking up again on Monday week. Overnight values should start at around 17 degrees from Monday into Tuesday, but sliding from midweek onwards to 10 degrees by the weekend. Winds should start the week as lightish south-westerlies, becoming a little stronger and westerly from Thursday and into the weekend as the Full Moon approaches next Sunday, when they should fall light as high pressure takes over. So, comfortable, fishy conditions for late summer that should put the fish in the mood to feed.
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OLD BURY HILL LAKE – GENERAL & BOAT FISHING
Three anglers shared a memorable session around the back of the island, landing 30 carp between them up to 19 lb, including the distinctive ghostie at 14 lb 8 oz.
Stephen Spear, Andy Pitts and Tom Murphy, from Crawley, fished pegs 73, 74 and 75 for 48 hours, Stephen landing 14 doubles from peg 75, Tom 12 from peg 73 and Andy four from peg 74, along with tench.
Baits included 20 mm Sticky Baits The Krill or Manilla or Bloodworm, and they used PVA bags of crushed boilies to the far margin.
Another angler doing well is Kamil Maslach, who returned after last week’s 22 lb 10 oz mirror carp from peg 20 on Mainline Pineapple & Banana boilies to land a 28 lb 10 oz common this time, along with four other carp and a 4 lb tench.
He fished during the day on Sunday and also had a 24 lb 4 oz fish and one of 19 lb 14 oz from the Front Bank on single 18 mm and 20 mm Mainline Essential Cell and I.B. bottom baits.
Lee Goldsmith and Joe Hull, from Essex, shared 20 carp, the biggest a 26 lb common for Joe, while Lee had a 22 lb common and an 18 lb mirror, all on 20 mm krill boilies.
Josh Fergusson and his brother Dan shared 15 carp on a 36-hour visit at pegs 2 and 3, Dan landing nine to 14 lb 6 oz, on 18 mm boilies tipped with dumbbells, and finding that daytime produced best.
And Paul Baker, from Wallington, had seven carp between 12 and 19 lb on an overnighter at peg 12, on Dynamite Pineapple boilies.
Anyone who wants to view action from Ian Russell’s successful session on the Old Lake last month, for his Avid Adventures series, can see it on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4c-dz2yxh0&feature=youtu.be
TEMPLE LAKE – CARP
With the drop in temperatures has come the expected feeding spell, mirroring the autumn feed-up that makes October a prime month for big fish on Temple.
The cooler-than-usual August encouraged five ‘thirties’ to fall to anglers’ baits, among them The Ghost, for Mark Ford.
The weight of 34 lb 12 oz is similar to its last reported capture in April at 35 lb, prior to spawning, it has been up as high as 40 lb 10 oz, in May of last year, though it was back to 35 lb by last October.
Mark was fishing peg 13 with double 15 mm Richworth S-Core boilies, with a mesh bag of crushed and whole boilies, casting a metre out from the left-hand margins and getting the run at 8.30am on Sunday morning.
Also in action was Ray Harding, adding to his impressive tally of fish with a 32 lb 6 oz common from peg 9, on Mainline Cell with a Milky Toffee pop-up in a snowman, over loosefed bottom baits.
Terry Baker had Two Tone at 32 lb 5 oz from peg 1, along with the Long Common at 27 lb 15 oz, while sharing a weekend session with John Mason.
John was also in action, landing a 30 lb 14 oz mirror from peg 15, and all of the fish came on new Mainline boilies that they were testing.
And there is an unconfirmed report of Joe Holdsworth landing a 31 lb 5 oz fish, along with others of 27 lb 8 oz and 24 lb.
Jon Botting also had success, landing mirror carp of 28 lb and 23 lb from peg 6 on A2 Baits boilies.
Andy Hall got in on the action with a 26 lb 10 oz mirror from peg 3, on hardened hook baits over sparse loosefeed, losing a second fish.
And bailiff Clive Elson added three fish, at 22 lb 8 oz, 21 lb 2 oz and 20 lb 6 oz, from peg 9 on JHBaits Nuti-B 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.
Harry Cusden, from London, had a successful session at peg 4, landing 15 crucians and ten tench, using corn on the hook and feeding corn and pellets.