This weeks latest catches week ending 25/11/18
• 30 lb mirror carp from Old Lake
• Mild and windy weather due to replace frosts and flat calms
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 5.00pm.
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• The predator fishing season begins on October 1 and finishes on March 14.
THIS WEEK’S FISHING! (in brief)
The weather has made fishing difficult this week, due to the drop in temperature and frosty nights.
But milder conditions are forecast to arrive in midweek, brought by south-westerly winds, due to replace the recent easterlies.
One angler who did have a successful visit was the captor of a 30 lb mirror carp from the Old Lake, which was the best fish from his overnighter.
After 6 and 7 degrees C last week as daytime highs, there should be almost double that this coming week as we get away from the influence of last Friday’s Full Moon. Monday should be the last of the chilly days and nights, with a high of 7 forecast, with cloud, and 3 overnight into Tuesday, but that should bring 8, though with rain in the afternoon, then 7 overnight into a wet Wednesday and 13, as south-westerlies take over from the south-easterlies. Wednesday night temperatures should be in double figures, with 13 again on Thursday, still with some showers but also sunshine, and 8 overnight into a very sunny Friday of 10, dipping a little to 5 overnight into a cloudy Saturday of 11, with 10 overnight into a rainy Sunday of 14. Winds should veer round from the light north-easterlies of the weekend, to north-westerlies on Monday, strengthening south-easterlies on Tuesday and then much more fishy, strong south-westerlies on Wednesday and Thursday, becoming a bit lighter and more westerly on Friday, but back to strong south-westerlies on Saturday and Sunday. So, Wednesday and Thursday and then Saturday and Sunday should be productive after the recent cold spell, with milder temperatures and a good blow from a better wind direction, albeit with rain to contend with, giving the fish a great opportunity to feed.
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OLD BURY HILL LAKE – GENERAL & BOAT FISHING
It’s been a week of adjustment for the Old Lake fish, with some cold nights to contend with, and not much of a temperature rise by day.
But that is about to change, with the strong south-westerlies bringing milder weather, and fish are sure to make the most of the chance to feed.
One angler who did manage to have a memorable visit was Veselin Pashov, from Wimbledon, who becomes one of the select few anglers to have landed a 30 lb fish from the Old Lake.
Veselin caught a 30 lb mirror carp, fishing peg 15 with Baitworks Scent from Hell pop-ups, the fish being the star capture of his overnighter.
TEMPLE LAKE – CARP
A slower week for reported catches on Temple, after the big fish in October, but with temperatures set to rise this week, there should be a good chance of some action.
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PLEASE NOTE: LEAD CORE IS BANNED ON BOTH TEMPLE AND THE OLD LAKE. PLEASE SEE KEN IN THE SHOP FOR FURTHER DETAILS.
Bonds is a popular choice among visitors, because of its track record for producing multiple runs, and also because 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 baits 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 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, where fish can often be lined up with a little-and-often loosefeeding approach using small baits.