Old Lake Latest Catches week ending 18/8/19
While brisk south-westerly winds and overcast skies may seem like disappointing weather for August, it is much better for catching fish than the expected hot and dry days.
That has been shown in recent catches of good numbers of Old Lake carp, two visitors banking 20, to specimen size, along with some bonus big tench.
Vince Sibley led the way last Sunday with 20 carp in 24 hours, the biggest an impressive 24 lb 3 oz common, along with two big tench, the biggest of which was a new PB for him, at 6 lb 14 oz, and also some bream.
The West Byfleet angler was fishing peg 34 with single 16 mm Sticky Baits Manilla boilies and PVA bags of pellets and hemp delivered with a bait-boat to three-quarters of the way across or right across to the island.
And Nick Ridge, from East Grinstead, had 25 carp to 22 lb on his four-day visit, including nine tench to 6 lb, all on 18 mm Solar Club Mix and TunaMino boilies.
Fishing alongside him at pegs 2 and 3 was Lily, who had nine carp to 19 lb on Mainline Cell baits.