This weeks latest catches week ending 3/6/18
Nemo out twice, once in trio with two ‘thirties’
Anglers share multiple catches of Old Lake carp
Up to 23 crucians from Milton, along with roach and tench
80 lb of bream in Old Lake pleasure session for Steve Gardener
THIS WEEK’S FISHING! (In brief)
Bury Hill’s biggest fish, Nemo, has been landed twice in just a few days, on one occasion in a three-fish catch with two ‘thirties’.
Joshua Knight had the famous fish at 43 lb, along with The Parrot at 31 lb 2 oz and another mirror carp of 30 lb, while Dan McGinnis also landed the lake’s biggest prize at 43 lb.
The Old lake continues to produce multiple catches of carp, anglers reporting shared sessions of 16 and 15 fish to over 20 lb.
The Old Lake bream are also still obliging, former England international Steve Gardener landing 80 lb of them and two double-figure carp from the Long Bank in a pleasure session.
And Milton Lake is still producing large numbers of crucians and tench, along with good numbers of roach to specimen size, Kevin Coppen landing 23 crucians during his visit.
It’s looking like a similar warm week this week to last, with an average of 21 degrees C and a mixture of sunny days with cloudy conditions. Temperatures look set to drop from Sunday’s high of 24 to 21 on a cloudier Monday and 18 on a similar Tuesday, with a cooler night of 9 degrees going into a much sunnier Wednesday of 21, before the cloud returns for the rest of the week and into the weekend, but with the same temperature. Overnight values should stay at around 13 degrees, apart from on Tuesday night leading into the clear and sunny Wednesday. Winds should start as moderate to strong north-easterlies, losing a little strength each day and becoming a bit more easterly as the week goes on. So, once again conditions should be pleasantly warm with little sign of rain, but with lots of cloud to make the fish feed more actively through the day.
The predator fishing season begins on October 1 and continues until March 14.
• Anyone who fancies being part of the night syndicate of anglers who are allowed to fish Temple and the Old Lake after dark for a £50 joining fee will be interested to hear that there are places available. To apply, get in touch with the office on 01306 883621.
• Anglers are reminded that fishing on Temple and night fishing on the Old Lake is available exclusively to members of the Bury Hill Specimen Carp Club. Membership cards must be carried at all times when on the fishery, and be available to bailiffs when they carry out checks prior to the evening lock-up.
OLD BURY HILL LAKE – GENERAL & BOAT FISHING
There is plenty of carp action to be had on the Old Lake at the moment, with fish feeding well in between attempts at spawning.
Neil Loftus and Neil Vickers shared a catch of 16 double-figure carp during a 24-hour session, despite heavy rain, landing fish to 19 lb 11 oz, on single Mainline Banofee pop-ups over krill bottom baits or maggots in the margins.
Steve and Sam Evenden, from Horley, shared a catch of 15 carp to 20 lb 8 oz and a dozen bream on peg 2, on 15 mm Mainline Cell boilies.
And Andy Hall had nine fish to 18 lb while with his brother, David, while Jack Andrews was pleased with his brace of mirrors weighing 16 lb and 14 lb 8 oz (see photos below), and Andy Smith had a nice fully scaled in the early hours (see photo).
TEMPLE LAKE – CARP
Temple’s biggest resident has been on the feed, being banked by two anglers in just a few days.
Lake regular Joshua Knight had Nemo at 43 lb, along with The Parrot at 31 lb 2 oz and a 30 lb mirror carp (see photos).
Josh, who landed a 37 lb 10 oz mirror back in April, was fishing peg 9 with 18 mm Mainline Cell baits in open water over free offerings.
And Dan McGinnis also banked Nemo at 43 lb (see photos below), the famous fish having been landed three weeks before at a fishery record weight of 44 lb 11 oz to Chris Spencer.
Other anglers in action included Grant Abrehart with a new PB 33 lb common and another of 28 lb, from peg 7 on Cell.
Graham Bicknell landed three fish, the biggest a common of 27 lb.
And Andy Hall had commons of 22 lb 10 oz and 21 lb 6 oz (see photo below) from peg 11, while being there to witness the capture of Nemo by Josh Knight two pegs away, commenting: “Wow! What an amazing thing to be a part of and actually see him on the bank. It really blew my mind.”
Jon Botting has sent in pictures of Friar Tuck at 31 lb 4 oz, reported two weeks ago, from peg 1 on an A2 Baits Creamy Toffee pop-up.
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.
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.
Kevin Coppen, from Maidstone, had a busy session of 23 crucians and nine tench on float fished maggots.
While Alan Derbyshire fished a 13m pole and pellets over loosefed pellets and groundbait for a catch of crucians, roach and tench.