Old Lake Latest Catches week ending 1/3/20
The Old Lake’s bream have continued to feed, right the way through all the wild wind and rain that has made February 2020 the wettest on record.
The final round of the Geoff Vallance league produced a 48 lb winning weight for Luke Sherriff, who used a mixture of pole and bomb for his catch.
Runner-up was Tony Morris on 30 lb, ahead of Paul ‘Tommy’ Hiller on 28 lb 4 oz, and Geoff Vallance with 28 lb 2 oz.
‘Tommy’ won the series, collecting £500, ahead of Geoff Vallance and Fabian Arpad.
Matchman Terry Petman, from Merstham, caught his biggest ever tench, estimated at 8-10 lb, during a pleasure session at peg 36, along with eight sizeable bream for around 40 lb, on pole or feeder.
All of his fish fell to a Browning Window feeder and double maggot on a size 18 hook.
Chris Dean, from Eltham, was back for more despite the bad weather, and he had four carp to 15 lb, all on 15 mm CC Moore Pacific Tuna boilies, from peg 2.
There is just a couple of weeks to go before the end of the predator season, providing the chance to catch a zander or pike at its biggest weight and maybe tempt a personal best.
Josh Etherington had an 11 lb 4 oz pike while fishing the Long Bank with smelt sections.
He sent us a photo, as did the organisers of the recent Stoney & Friends Predator Day, who took a picture of a 23 lb 8 oz common carp caught by one of those taking part.