Old Lake Latest Catches week ending 1/12/19
It was cloudy and mild when Barni Kocsis set up on the Old Lake’s peg 18 for a 48-hour session, and by the end the Croydon angler had landed 14 carp, the biggest a personal best 22 lb common.
Barni had others of 19 lb, 18 lb and 17 lb, most of his fish coming between 4-9pm, all on 14 mm CC Moore Pacific Tuna boilies with PVA bags of freebies.
Rob Draisey and his son also enjoyed the mild spell, sharing a catch of 20 bream to 5 lb, along with a 6 lb pike that took a maggot.
The pair from Lingfield were fishing peg 69 with feeders and three red maggots cast to the end of the island.
On the predator front, Andy Stone set a new personal best with a zander of exactly 10 lb during a three-day visit.
Andy, from Harlow, was fishing with Barry Howard, from Hitchin, and they shared several other zeds and a pike, Andy using a roach tail at peg 7 for the biggest one, which was landed during the daytime.
And Kelly Inglis Crush caught a sizeable pike on a small roach deadbait coated with BioEdge Bloodworm Potion.
It’s worth noting that the Old Lake will be closed all day next Sunday (December 8) for a predator competition to be fished by over 40 anglers, arranged by the Polish Anglers Association, but will be open as usual on Saturday and back to normal again on Monday.