Milton Lake Latest Catches week ending 8/10/17
Milton Lake is the place to try for a catch of prime roach, using a waggler on a running line or pole just a short distance out, close to the pads, where they can be lined up with a little-and-often loosefeeding approach. And in the mild spells there are crucians, tench and bream to be caught, along with occasional carp.
Some anglers think of crucian carp as just a summer species, but even in October they are being caught in numbers on Milton Lake, and providing some great autumn sport.
The latest Dorking club weekend match was won with 36 of them for 48 lb, by Dave Steer, along with two tench and a roach, on pole and pellet at peg 2.
Runner-up was Mark Hathway with 33 lb from peg 20, ahead of Steve Parkin with 28 lb from peg 21 on pole and pellet, and Steve Midgley was fourth with 27 lb from peg 22.
And the lake’s tench are also very catchable at this time of year. John and Dave Howlett, from St Albans, shared a catch of 15 tench to 4 lb, along with just as many fish of other species, including some good roach.
The pair legered from pegs 2 and 3 with a half-ounce bomb and hair-rigged 6 mm halibut pellets, loosefeeding the same.