Old Lake Latest Catches week ending 1/9/19
It’s a good time to catch numbers of carp and bream at Bury Hill, with the water temperature warm but the air temperature giving a hint of cooler weather around the corner.
John Graham, from Wallington, took advantage of the chance, beating his personal best four times, as well as catching lots of bream.
Having landed two ‘twenties’ in his 12-carp catch last weekend, from peg 2, he came back this weekend and had five more carp, the biggest a 26 lb mirror, this time from peg 72, behind the island.
All of his fish fell to 18 mm boilies tipped with pieces of pop-ups in snowman presentations, along with PVA bags of hemp and krill pellets.
And Jonathan Cummings had a catch of eight carp to 16 lb on Thursday, and he found them in the bottom bay, an often-overlooked area of the lake.
Jonathan fished peg 53 with 18 mm Carp Company Icelandic Red with Caviar & Cranberry boilies.
The lake’s bream are also keen to feed, Mark Hathway’s midweek match being won by Dave Johnson with 57 lb of them on pole at peg 3.
Runner-up was organiser Mark with 52 lb 8 oz, from peg 11 on pole and corn.
Tony Morris took third with 50 lb 12 oz from peg 13 on feeder or long pole, and Alan Adams fourth, with 45 lb 10 oz on groundbait feeder at peg 1.
Last week we reported how Chris Stratford, from Bromley, was kept busy with a catch of carp to 19 lb while fishing from peg 2, ten of his fish being commons, and a much bigger fish coming off.
And his brother Josh, from Horley, landed six bream to a specimen weight of 9 lb and a 24 lb 2 oz common, on 18 mm CC Moore pop-ups tipped with buoyant corn, both anglers finding single baits with no freebies worked best.
They have sent in a photo of a couple of their fish.