Milton Lake Latest Catches week ending 19/5/19
Milton Lake is the place to head for if you want tench, bream, crucians and specimen roach, along with a chance of a bonus carp, either on waggler with a running line, or pole close in or up against the lily pads.
Fish can often be lined up with a little-and-often loosefeeding approach using small baits, and very small balls of groundbait, and are particularly active when the weather is warm.
Two visitors from Hull, Dean Roberts and John Laughton, enjoyed two days on Milton Lake and then a day catching bream on a boat on the Old Lake.
Between them they shared 27 Milton tench, along with crucians, roach and perch, on float or feeder and pellets and maggots.
Another pair of regular visitors, Jez Brown and Mark Hewer, from Oxfordshire, had an “amazing day” of over 100 lb of tench and plenty of crucians.
The tench were to over 5 lb, and the dozen crucians to over 2 lb, on pole or a small Method feeder and maggots and casters, and they also had roach to over 1 lb, averaging 13 oz.
And famous angler Graeme Pullen visited Milton for some filming for his Totally Awesome Fishing website.
He was hoping for a big catch of crucians, but a dip in the temperatures meant he had to settled for 30 sizeable perch, along with roach, fishing waggler and double red maggot on a size 16 hook at dead depth, close to the lilies.