Old Lake Latest Catches week ending 9/7/17
Two 83 lb nets of bream in Old Lake match
In-form Ray Harding tops Temple catches with 32-pounder
Pictures of Nemo at 41 lb
Up to 15 Old Lake carp per angler
Milton Lake fishing well for tench, crucians and huge numbers of rudd
THIS WEEKS FISHING (IN BRIEF!)
Bream fishing is hitting a high now that temperatures have returned to the seasonal norm, one match producing two weights of 83 lb.
Matchfishing-scene.co.uk’s contest on the Long Bank produced big numbers of fish on feeder and pellet, and pleasure anglers have also found the fish in feeding mood.
Good numbers of carp are being caught on Temple again following the more normal temperatures, the biggest reported being a 32 lb 3 oz fish for in-form Ray Harding, fresh from landing Nemo.
Ray has sent us photos of his fish, confirmed as Nemo, which are shown.
The Old Lake carp are feeding in numbers, three weeks ahead of the annual 24-hour Pairs Carp match, Scott Miles landing 15 in an overnighter, and father and son Steve and Ethan Hayes sharing seven fish to 16 lb 8 oz.
And Milton Lake is coming back to top form now that the weather has settled, giving regular Alan Derbyshire seven tench, six crucians and huge numbers of rudd.
It looks like being a mixture of sunshine, cloud with a few rain showers this week, with temperatures of around 20 degrees C, but reaching 23 by Sunday, and with some strongish winds on Wednesday and Friday, from a northerly direction. Tuesday looks to be the coolest and wettest day with no more than 18 degrees and the chance of some heavy rain, but Wednesday should be dry and 20, Thursday dry, sunny and 20, Friday cooler and cloudier but dry at 17, and then warm, dry and sunny but with cloud for the weekend, though with the chance of a shower on Sunday evening. Overnight values should stay in double figures and no higher than 13 degrees, though with slightly cooler nights expected for the week after. Winds should be moderate south-westerlies until Tuesday night, when they look likely to change to stronger northerlies for Wednesday, back to moderate south-westerlies on Thursday, and then strongish north-westerlies on Friday, before moderate south-westerlies or westerlies again for the weekend.
• The predator fishing season begins on October 1 and continues until March 14.
• Anyone who fancies being part of the night syndicate of anglers who are allowed to fish Temple and the Old Lake after dark for a £50 joining fee will be interested to hear that there are places available. To apply, get in touch with the office on 01306 883621.
• 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
Bream are fond of the warm, settled weather with occasional rain showers to freshen things up that we are having at the moment, and are responding by feeding well.
Two anglers had 83 lb of them in the latest Matchfishing-scene.co.uk contest, on the Long Bank, Mark Hathaway winning with 83 lb 12 oz from peg 33 on feeder and pellets, ahead of Malcolm Fowler with 83 lb from peg 36, on the same.
Simon Watford was third with 54 lb from peg 38.
Carp anglers have also been enjoying good numbers of fish, Scott Miles landing 15 in an overnighter on peg 2, and father and son Steve and Ethan Hayes seven from pegs 2 and 3.
Scott was using single 20 mm CC Moore baits and had fish to 17 lb 8 oz, and Steve and Ethan fished 18 mm A2 Baits boilies, the biggest fish falling to Ethan at 16 lb 8 oz.
This summer’s 24-hour Pairs Carp match, fished by 12 teams, is on Saturday and Sunday, July 29 and 30.
The draw will take place at 5pm on the Saturday, with fishing from 6pm until 6pm on the Sunday.
Entry costs £100 per pair, payable on booking, and if 12 teams take part, the winners will collect £300, with £150 for second and £100 for third. Optional pools of £25 will be available.
To book, or to find out more, ring Ken, David or Rebecca on 01306 883621.
TEMPLE LAKE – CARP
Ray Harding has been back in action, fresh from finally achieving his ambition of catching Nemo by banking the 41 lb fish at 5am.
It was 5am again when Ray hooked another big fish, this time landing a 32 lb 3 oz carp, again from peg 10, and again on a snowman of a 15 mm Mainline Cell bottom bait and a 10 mm Pineapple pop-up over 30 loose boilies.
Morden angler Ray has sent pictures of the fish, one of which is posted below.
Also in action was another Temple regular Gary Knight, with a 28 lb 2 oz mirror carp from peg 6, casting a 15 mm Essential Cell pop-up tight to the island.
Terry Payne, from Crawley, had a fully scaled mirror and a common at 18 lb and 17 lb 8 oz from peg 4 on two 12 mm Cell wafters over pellets.
And Gary Inkersole landed an 18 lb 2 oz common from peg 11 on a krill pop-up.
Bonds regularly produces multiple catches of carp to double figures on a variety of methods, from pole to feeder and straight lead to waggler.
Most anglers are reporting multiple catches of carp on this ‘hungry’ water, where fish seem to come back more quickly from hot weather and spawning to feed confidently and produce plenty of action.
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.
Lake regular Alan Derbyshire was in action again, this time landing seven tench to 4 lb and six crucians, along with huge numbers of rudd of 3-8 oz, and some small perch.
Alan, from Epsom, fished a 13-metre pole and double maggot, cupping in chopped worm and pellets and fishing slightly overdepth.