This weeks latest catches week ending 2/6/19
• Father and son share 29-carp catch on Bonds
• Tench action for boat anglers in the Jungle
• Lake regular lands six to 5 lb 8 oz
• Three Temple carp to 20 lb
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THIS WEEK’S FISHING! (in brief)
Bonds is providing some very consistent carp sport, with plenty of action from lively, hard-fighting fish.
Father and son Peter and Danny Pye shared a catch of 29, the biggest 12 lb, and the lake is proving a popular choice among anglers looking to be kept busy.
The Old Lake tench are also catchable in numbers at the moment, boat specialist Mark Pearson getting six in his session, the biggest 5 lb 8 oz.
The Old Lake carp are also keen to feed, Brian Mayne landing six to 18 lb 4 oz in a 48-hour session.
And on Temple there were three fish reported this week, the biggest 20 lb, following the run of five consecutive weeks when fish of over 30 lb were landed.
After the very warm temperatures in recent days, values are being pegged back a bit this week, with an average of around 17 degrees C expected, and a fair amount of cloud. Monday should be sunny and the warmest day of the week, at 19, with 11 degrees overnight into a more cloudy Tuesday of 18 with the chance of a shower, and 11 overnight into another cloudy day on Wednesday of 17, though likely to stay dry, then 10 overnight into a day of sunshine and showers on Thursday and 16, with 8 overnight into a Friday of cloud and evening showers with 16, and 10 overnight into a dry and mostly sunny Saturday of 16, with 9 overnight into a Sunday of 18 and a warm 14 overnight into 22 on Monday week. Winds are expected to start as lightish south-westerlies on Monday through till Friday, when they may strengthen during the day and become more easterly, and stronger still on Saturday, swinging back round to the south west, and still strong but more easterly on Sunday and lighter on Monday week. So, some favourable winds and fishy conditions with the cloud cover, especially towards next weekend as the winds grow in strength and temperatures remain mild.
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OLD BURY HILL LAKE – GENERAL & BOAT FISHING
It has been a good season for tench catches, and tench specialist Mark Pearson added to the tally with a catch of six to 5 lb 8 oz fishing from a boat.
The Addington angler was float fishing in the Jungle with single grains of corn, while loosefeeding 4 mm pellets.
And Brian Mayne showed that the lake’s carp are just as catchable at the moment with six fish to 18 lb 4 oz, which was a personal best common, during his 48-hour session.
Brian, from Redhill, was on peg 2, and used 18 mm Mainline Cell boilies with a stringer, while also loosefeeding some free offerings.
TEMPLE LAKE – CARP
After the run of five weeks of fish of over 30 lb, it was a quieter week for reported catches, though three fish of up to 20 lb were recorded.
Peter Russell, from Coulsdon, had a 20 lb mirror from peg 12, on a snowman consisting of a CC Moore bottom bait tipped with a 12 mm Sticky Baits Manilla pop-up.
Andy Hall landed “one of the beautiful fullys”, a 19 lb fully scaled, from peg 1 just before 1pm on Bank Holiday Monday, fishing in open water.
And Paul Killick had an 18 lb mirror carp on a 24-hour session at peg 5, on 18 mm Mainline Cell.
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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.
Peter and Danny Pye had a successful visit when they shared a catch of 29 carp, the biggest 12 lb.
The father and son from Sutton were fishing on pegs 8 and 10, using 18 mm boilies and tiny PVA bags of free offerings, Danny landing 18 of the fish.
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.