Old Lake Latest Catches week ending 7/5/17
Two Old Lake anglers share 250 lb of carp to 25 lb
Temple Lake 33-pounder in a three-fish catch
51 lb of bream wins Old Lake match
THIS WEEKS FISHING (IN BRIEF!)
The Old Lake has the potential to produce some seriously big catches of carp and bream now that temperatures have lifted.
Angling friends Sean McSorley and Carl Hall shared a 250 lb catch of carp to 25 lb 8 oz from the middle of the Front Bank on snowman presentations.
And the Faulkner’s match was won with 51 lb of bream, with 50 lb second and four more weights of over 30 lb, meaning pleasure catches could be much higher.
The action on Temple Lake continues, Tim Wort landing a 33 lb mirror carp and other fish of 21 lb 8 oz and 18 lb, while Adrian Vizitiu landed his first Temple carp, at 21 lb.
It looks like being a largely dry week with temperatures slightly up, at 15 degrees C, but rather more cloud than last week. Things are warming up gradually, from 13 degrees on Monday and Tuesday to 16 by next weekend. Wednesday looks to be the sunniest day, because that’s the day of the Full Moon, and it should provide cloudless blue skies. The chance of a shower on Thursday afternoon, before a cloudy Friday but that looks like being the warmest day of the week, at 17 degrees. Winds are likely to be lightish all week, though Monday and Friday could produce moderate gusts, but there looks like being an easterly direction to them for most of the week, until Friday, when they should swing round to south-westerlies, strengthening for the weekend as the weather warms, and reaches 18 degrees by Monday of next week.
• The predator fishing season begins on October 1 and continues until March 14.
• Anglers are reminded that fishing on Temple and night fishing on the Old Lake is available exclusively to members of the Bury Hill Specimen Carp Club. Membership cards must be carried at all times when on the fishery, and be available to bailiffs when they carry out checks prior to the evening lock-up.
OLD BURY HILL LAKE – GENERAL & BOAT FISHING
After last week’s catches of up to 12 carp per angler, Sean McSorley and Carl Hall shared a 14-carp catch weighing 250 lb.
The Earlswood pair fished pegs 10 and 11 with snowman presentations consisting of 18 mm Mainline Cell bottom baits tipped with 14 mm Milky Toffee pop-ups, over a bed of bait in open water.
Biggest fish was a partial ghost carp of 25 lb 8 oz to Carl, while Sean had a 22 lb common, and all of the fish were at least mid-doubles.
Sean is no stranger to Old Lake big fish, having landed a 9 lb 8 oz tench while boat fishing in June last year, and he also has an Old Lake ‘thirty’ to his credit, with a 30 lb 12 oz common carp last August.
Hundreds of pounds of bream were landed in the Faulkner’s contest, on pegs 1-37.
Ian Cooler came out on top with 51 lb 12 oz from peg 6 on pole-fished 6 mm pellets.
Tony Lane was second with 50 lb 8 oz from peg 29 on pole and pellets, with organiser Mark Parrett third with 40 lb 14 oz from peg 15 on straight bomb.
Dan Knight had 34 lb from peg 30, and there were weights of 33 lb, 32 lb, 29 lb and 28 lb.
TEMPLE LAKE – CARP
The run of ‘thirties’ continues, with the capture of a 33 lb mirror carp by Tim Wort, who also landed a 21 lb 8 oz mirror and an 18 lb common.
Tim fished single 20 mm Mainline Cell bottom baits over no freebies, at peg 6.
And Adrian Vizitiu, from Dagenham, who had success back in the winter with Old Lake zander, bagged his first Temple carp, the 21 lb common coming from peg 2 on a single 20 mm Mainline Peaches and Cream boilie.
Bonds regularly produces multiple catches of carp to double figures on a variety of methods, from pole to feeder and straight lead to waggler.
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.