This weeks latest catches week ending 26/8/18
• Two anglers share catch of 49 Old Lake carp
• The Ghost out from Temple again, along with two other ‘thirties’
• Bonds Lake catch of 37 carp on pellets
• Pleasure catch of 42 Old Lake bream
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THIS WEEK’S FISHING! (in brief)
Carp anglers are enjoying some of the best action of the summer now that the weather has cooled, one pair landing 49 from the Old Lake.
On Temple Lake there were three more ‘thirties’ to go with the five reported the week before, including The Ghost again, and a rumour of six fish out in one day.
Bonds Lake continues to provide excellent sport, up to 37 carp being caught per angler, as the fish show their liking for the current conditions.
And not to be outdone, the Old Lake bream are also getting in on the act, a pleasure catch of 42 being reported this week.
In terms of the weather, there’s a static week ahead courtesy of the Full Moon today (Sunday), meaning that the winds and rain should give way to calm, dry, unchangeable conditions whereby each day seems like the one before, but with more easterly in the wind direction. Monday should be 19 degrees C and bring sunshine and cloud, with winds falling away gradually, so that Tuesday is the same 19 but with more cloud, and winds having fallen away to almost nothing. Wednesday should be 19 again and cloudy, with Thursday 18 and cloudy, and Friday 18 and some sunshine, with a little more sunshine and 20 on Saturday, as temperatures then rise a couple of degrees each day to give a warmer week following this one, into the mid-20s. Overnight values should stay in double figures, averaging 12 degrees, though with 11 on Wednesday night into Thursday and Thursday night into Friday. Winds should start as strong south-westerlies from the weekend just gone, becoming moderate and more westerly on Monday, light and more south-westerly on Tuesday, light again but with more north-westerly on Wednesday, similar on Thursday but with a bit more easterly by nightfall, and lightish south-easterlies on Friday and through the weekend, increasing in strength on Monday week and being mostly easterly. So this week looks like being a transition one from the recent rain-bearing south-westerlies to lighter easterlies but with warmer temperatures on their way for the week after.
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OLD BURY HILL LAKE – GENERAL & BOAT FISHING
It’s often said that double-figure carp fight harder than ‘twenties’ and ‘thirties’ and Matthew Howe and Ben Hansell got the chance to find out when they landed 49 of up to 20 lb, the average 15 lb, during a 48-hour visit.
The High Wycombe pair fished pegs 2 and 3, using 16 and 20 mm Sticky Baits Manilla boilies, and also had a tench and two bream.
Also in action with a multiple carp catch was Claudiu Popa, from London, who landed nine to 17 lb from peg 2, fishing in open water with 15 mm UberBaits Krab & Pineapple boilies in a snowman presentation with small PVA bags of crumb and whole baits.
Among the bream catches, Ed Hammond, from Wallington, landed 42 on a pleasure session at peg 38, where Mark Hathway set a match record with 168 lb in August last year.
Ed also had two tench and four roach, alternating between a Hybrid feeder with a dumbbell pellet and corn, and 13-metre pole with soft pellets, catching steadily all day.
And Simon and Matt Harrison, from Bracknell, shared over 100 lb of bream on a pleasure session, keeping a tally of the rough weight of each fish as they landed it.
Simon had 63 lb on pole, and Matt 40 lb on cage feeder and double red maggot, the pair fishing on pegs 41 and 43.
Anyone who wants to view carp action from Ian Russell’s successful session on the Old Lake last month, for his Avid Adventures series, can see it on www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4c-dz2yxh0
TEMPLE LAKE – CARP
Just one week after its last appearance, The Ghost has been banked again, but captor Jon Botting isn’t complaining, as he now needs only Nemo for the ‘full set’.
Jon’s fish was one of three ‘thirties’ landed this week, the Horsham angler getting the biggest, from peg 9 at 34 lb 4 oz, down 8 oz on Mark Ford’s 34 lb 12 oz capture the week before from peg 13.
Jon was on a 48-hour session, during which he had three carp, the others being mirrors of 21 lb and 19 lb, on single 14 mm A2 Baits Creamy Toffee pop-ups over particles.
Also landing a ‘thirty’ was Aaron Warner, from Carshalton, who had a 32 lb 4 oz mirror and commons of 28 lb 8 oz and 19 lb during a three-day session at peg 15, on single 18 mm Mainline Cell bottom baits.
And Terry Wood also had three fish, all of them commons, at 30 lb, 25 lb and 23 lb 6 oz, from peg 10, on single 15 mm CC Moore Live System boilies with a small amount of stick mix and a few freebies.
Alan Robinson, from Sutton, was also in action, with a 24 lb mirror from peg 2 on a Mainline The Link pop-up.
And Mark Constable added a 20 lb scaly mirror to his tally, on an overnighter at peg 3, with an early morning fish on a 12 mm JHBaits Nuti-B pop-up over 14 mm Nuti-B freebies.
Two anglers whose catches we reported last week have sent in pictures, which are posted on this page.
They are Joe Holdsworth with a 31 lb 5 oz mirror, a 27 lb 8 oz common and a 24 lb mirror, from peg 15, in a three-day session, all of them by casting to showing fish.
The ‘24’ was on a critically balanced 15 mm Cell snowman with a small mesh bag of chopped baits and ten whole ones scattered in the area, the ‘thirty’ on an 18-inch zig rig in 3 ft of water with a 12 mm yellow pop-up, and the ’27-8’ on a Sticky Baits Manilla wafter and a small stick of Manilla.
Joe commented: “Such a fantastic venue, with superb, hard-fighting fish. Can’t wait to get back there.”
And Mark Gallop has sent a pic of the pristine common of exactly 30 lb that he caught from a gravel patch at peg 4, on an Urban Bait Strawberry Nutcracker wafter with a small PVA mesh bag and a handful of loosefed freebies.
Mark commented after landing his new English PB: “Absolutely made up and can’t wait to get back on Temple Lake.”
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.
Grzegorz Kubicki, from Croydon, landed an impressive 37 carp to 6 kg (13 lb 4 oz) on straight bomb and banded pellets, feeding 8 mm carp pellets.
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.