Milton Lake Latest Catches week ending 14/5/17
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.
Two anglers had catches of five specimen roach each, the biggest fish 2 lb.
Chris ‘Crispy Duck’ Gadsden had the biggest, fishing peg 27 just a rod length out with a light pole rig and maggots.
And fishing friend Martin Parker also had five, his biggest weighing 1 lb 14 oz, using similar tactics but with a waggler, at peg 26 (see photos).
Lake regular Alan Derbyshire had a dozen good-sized crucians from peg 1, along with a few tench and roach, on pole and maggot.
Mike Davidson landed 11 tench to over 6 lb and some good-sized roach and crucians at peg 22 on float fished casters.
Jim Brooks had seven tench of between 2 lb and 7 lb on feeder and maggots.
And Janusz Kansik, who had a successful winter fishing for zander, turned his attention to Milton Lake for the first time and landed 12 tench and seven crucians, along with a carp, saying: “Amazing fun. Can’t wait to come back.”
The tench were up to 5 lb and the crucians up to 2 lb, while the carp was 6 lb, all on red maggots float fished close to the lilies.