Milton Lake Latest Catches week ending 16/7/17
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.
A Surrey Fire brigade contest produced a winning weight of 42 lb 7 oz of crucians and roach for Dave Fielding, fishing peg 21 with 6-metre pole and 4 mm pellets.
Runner-up was Alan Fleming with 25 lb 6 oz from peg 18 on waggler and maggots against the pads, ahead of John Sherlock with 18 lb 15 oz of crucians and tench from peg 20 on meat.
Milton Lake regular Alan Derbyshire had a successful pleasure session at peg 2, landing 25 crucians on 13-metre pole and single maggot or pieces of worm over cupped in groundbait, worms and maggots, but he didn’t get any response on meat.