Old Lake Latest Catches week ending 10/2/19
Anglers in Saturday’s Gold Label Tackle Predator Day, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, braved gale-force winds but were rewarded with action, Mike Lyddon, from Woking landing eight fish.
His pike of 5 lb and seven zander to 6 lb came from peg 2, where he legered whole roach with just the heads cut off, using two single size 6 hooks on his rigs for the largish baits.
A total of around 30 anglers took part, and raised over £1,000 for the charity, in what has become a regular event at the fishery.
Steve Gardener’s midweek match was fished by 24 anglers, and Steve Sanders, from Epsom, finished top, with 45 lb of bream from behind the island.
Not far behind was John Swann, at the next peg to Steve, who had 43 lb, ahead of Ian McLaren on 42 lb and Terry Harrison on 41 lb.
Feeder was the main attack, but fish also fell to pole, and best baits were maggots or 6 and 8 mm Pineapple wafters.
On the carp front, Dan Webb did 24 hours from Friday into Saturday on a peg in the 70s behind the island and landed a mid-double-figure carp along with 11 bream, showing how well they are feeding.