This weeks latest catches week ending 24/6/18
• Huge hauls of carp and bream
• Up to 300 lb of Bonds carp, 200 lb of Old Lake carp and 40 bream per angler
• Father and daughter share 15 carp to 21 lb
• Milton Lake catch of 25 crucians and five tench on small pieces of worm
• Take a crucian photo and win a prize
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)
The Old Lake and Bonds are really on form for catches of carp and bream, some huge hauls currently being achieved of both species.
Simon Gill landed around 300 lb of carp from Bonds, his 27 fish including doubles to 14 lb, while Old Lake regular Kevin Oldcorn landed over 200 lb of carp to 19 lb 12 oz from the back of the island.
And bream angler Ian Burningham managed over 40 fish to 5 lb, along with tench to 4 lb, from the Front Bank, with other big catches of bream also from the same area.
Chris Chapman returned after a successful 12-carp session on the Old Lake last week, including two ‘twenties’, this time with his 12-year-old daughter, Evie, and between them they had 15 carp, the biggest a PB common for Evie at 21 lb 10 oz.
Temple Lake produced a brace of ‘twenties’ for regular Mark Constable, and on Milton Lake, Alan Derbyshire continued his success with 25 crucians, five tench and a 1 lb 8 oz roach/bream hybrid.
Youngsters who catch a crucian and take a photo, or take a nice picture of one of the lakes, could win a prize in an Angling Trust competition.
The Trust has teamed up with the National Crucian Conservation Project to offer four anglers who take the best crucian carp pictures, or scenic photos of a crucian water, in June, July and August, the chance to win a £100 Angling Direct voucher and a Bait-Tech bucket of £35 of crucian bait.
Entry details for the competition, which could include pictures from the Old Lake, which holds crucians to near record size, as well as Milton Lake, can be found at https://catchacrucian.wordpress.com/
It’s looking like the start of an extended spell of high temperatures, with an average of 24 degrees C and barely a cloud in the sky, let alone any sign of rain, for the foreseeable future. The Full Moon on Thursday morning takes most of the credit for the high pressure that usually marks Full Moon week, which means that it’s no coincidence that Thursday looks like being the hottest day. Monday should be wall-to-wall sunshine for 17 hours from dawn till dusk and 25 degrees, followed by the same cloudless skies on Tuesday and 24, perhaps just a little early cloud before sunshine all day and 23 on Wednesday, blue skies all the way and 26 on Thursday and the same and 24 on Friday, before 25 for the weekend and cloudless once again, and the same into next week. So, “Scorchio!”, as they used to say on The Fast Show. Overnight values are expected to fall to no less than 12 degrees, unlike the toying with single figures that we experienced towards the end of last week, and winds look set to be light all week, typical during spells of high pressure, maybe reaching moderate on Wednesday, and starting from a south-westerly direction but veering towards the north and then the east on Tuesday evening and staying that way into the weekend, but without the strength to add a chill, and falling lighter still for the week after.
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OLD BURY HILL LAKE – GENERAL & BOAT FISHING
With each week that goes by the sport on the Old Lake has got better, and now carp and bream can be caught in huge numbers in the warm water prior to the full summer heat.
Specimen Carp Club member Kevin Oldcorn enjoyed a catch of 200 lb of carp during his latest session, his 11 fish weighing between 19 lb 12 oz and 14 lb (pictured here).
Kevin also landed seven tench to 6 lb and countless bream, fishing peg 75 and casting to the island as well as to mid-channel, with 20 mm Mainline Peaches & Cream boilies, using PVA bags.
Chris Chapman and his daughter, Evie, from Woking, had a successful night session at pegs 16 and 18, getting 16 takes and landing 15 carp, seven of them to Evie, including two ‘twenties’ and a personal best 21 lb 10 oz common, all on single 18 mm Mainline Cell bottom baits of free offerings in open water.
Lake regular Janusz Kansik, from Aylesbury, fished with friend Norbi and they had nine carp to 21 lb and seven tench to 6 lb, along with 14 bream, all on Mainline Peaches & Cream boilies, at pegs 2 and 3.
And Clint Edwards had five carp to 23 lb, which was a mirror, in a day session at peg 32 on the Long Bank, on 18 mm Cell cast close to the island.
On the bream front, Ian Burningham, from Chertsey, landed over 40 to over 5 lb, along with tench to 4 lb, fishing peg 9 on the Front Bank with pole and corn or soft hooker pellets.
The Faulkner’s contest was won by match organiser Tony Lane with 77 lb 11 oz from peg 9, which included four sizeable tench, all on 13m pole and Drennan 6 mm Yum Yums.
Runner-up was Dan Knight with 72 lb 1 oz from peg 10, on Method feeder and Bait-Tech 8 and 10 mm The Juice dumbell wafters.
Third was Richard Waples with 64 lb 15 oz of carp, tench and bream from peg 1, on 6 mm expander pellets over groundbait and micro pellets.
Lee Perry was fourth with 59 lb 10 oz, ahead of Mark Parrett on 57 lb 15 oz.
There were also good pleasure catches of bream from the Front Bank, making it the perfect place for anyone who wants lots of action from sizeable fish on a range of methods at a comfortable fishing range in the pleasant weather.
TEMPLE LAKE – CARP
Mark Constable added to his tally of Temple fish with a brace of ‘twenties’, landing a 23 lb 1 oz common carp and a 22 lb 2 oz mirror carp (pictured here), from peg 11, on Monster Baits cast into open water.
PLEASE NOTE: LEAD CORE IS BANNED ON BOTH TEMPLE AND THE OLD LAKE. PLEASE SEE KEN IN THE SHOP FOR FURTHER DETAILS.
This is a great time to grab yourself a slice of the action on Bonds, which regularly produces multiple catches of carp to double figures on a variety of methods, from pole to feeder and straight lead to waggler.
Simon Gill landed an arm-aching 27 carp to 14 lb for around 300 lb of fish, from peg 17.
Simon was using a small Method feeder and casting to the island with soft pellets on the hook.
His fishing pal Phil also had 18 carp to 12 lb on similar tactics at peg 16.
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.
Lake regular Alan Derbyshire showed that the fish are in a feeding mood with 25 crucians and five sizeable tench to over 3 lb, with other smaller ones, along with a 1 lb 8 oz roach/bream hybrid.
Alan fish peg 4, using a 13m pole and cupped in chopped worm and maggots with small balls of groundbait, fishing just quarter-inch pieces of dendrobaena on the hook.
And Paul Marsh landed 14 tench and over 20 crucians to 2 lb 11 oz fishing a small waggler three or four rod lengths out to the lilies at peg 3, using maggots or corn over loosefed small pellets.