This weeks latest catches week ending 22/9/19
• Bonds Lake on form for big catches of carp
• 30-fish shared catch for couple
• Milton Lake angler’s 20 crucians and four tench
• 100 lb-plus Old Lake bream haul
• Seven-carp catch on Old Lake overnighter
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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 7.30pm.
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• The predator fishing season begins on October 1 and finishes on March 14.
THIS WEEK’S FISHING! (in brief)
If you are looking for a busy day’s sport, catching one fish after another, you are spoilt for choice at the moment, with lots of action with single-figure carp, specimen carp, crucians carp and bream, all in big numbers.
Bonds Lake is in fine form, providing one couple with 30 fish during their day’s visit, the biggest 9 lb.
It’s a similar picture on Milton Lake, where up to 20 crucians, along with four tench, are being landed by anglers combining good presentation with feeding small offerings regularly.
And on the Old Lake the bream fishing is superb, one angler landing well over 100 lb of fish on small cubes of luncheon meat.
The Old Lake carp fishing is also going well, up to seven fish landed per session, the biggest a 20 lb common, PVA bags being the successful approach.
September is a prime month for instant action on the lakes with many species, in pleasant temperatures ahead of the first frost, and often with fewer anglers around than in the summer.
And just around the corner there is the opening of the predator season, on October 1, now that we are into autumn, offering a chance to catch the zander and pike off guard before they become aware that they are being fished for once again.
It looks like being a week of mixed weather, sunshine and showers, with some windy days and some calm ones, bringing an average high of 18 degrees C. Monday should be the driest and sunniest of the week, until rain in the evening, and 18, with 15 overnight into a wet and thundery Tuesday and 18, drying up in the evening and giving 14 overnight into a mixture of sunshine and showers on Wednesday of 18, with 12 overnight into a more overcast and damp Thursday of 18, with 14 into a dry and sunny Friday of 17, then 11 into an overcast Saturday of 17, with 12 into a similar Sunday of 17. But that should lead into a week of dry weather a couple of degrees warmer. Winds should start as lightish south-westerlies on Monday, becoming stronger on Tuesday and more southerly, with a bit more strength on Wednesday and more westerly, and similar on Thursday but more south-westerly, becoming lighter and staying south-westerly on Friday and Saturday, and lighter and more westerly on Sunday, staying as moderate south-westerlies for the week after.
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OLD BURY HILL LAKE – GENERAL & BOAT FISHING
Big bags of bream are such a regular occurrence on the Old Lake that it’s easy to take them for granted, but catching 100 lb still means a memorable day’s fishing.
The latest angler to top the ‘ton’ in a pleasure session was Ray Williams, from Leigh, whose catch fell to pellet feeder and small cubes of meat at 25 yards, from peg 6 on Saturday.
And the Old Lake carp are just as keen to take a bait, John Graham landing seven to 20 lb, the average 15 lb, on an overnighter from Saturday into Sunday at peg 2, on PVA bags with home-made fishmeal boilies tipped with corn.
TEMPLE LAKE – CARP
It’s been a slower week than of late on Temple, but as the hot weather recedes and temperatures take a dip with the arrival 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.
Stan and Yoana Stanilov, from Morden, shared a catch of 30 carp, the biggest 9 lb, from peg 8.
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.
Terry Pitman, from Milton, had an enjoyable day, landing 20 crucians and four tench from peg 4 last Sunday, fishing a 12-metre pole and 4 mm hook pellets, feeding pellets and marble-sized balls of groundbait.