Old Lake Latest Catches week ending 12/5/19
Tench come high on every angler’s list of favourite fish, and now is a perfect time to catch them, because they are active in large numbers and feeding well.
Peter, from Hounslow, landed 11 from peg 2, which is close to their favourite haunt in the Jungle, on legered pellets and small boilies, while loosefeeding pellets, and also had some bream and five carp.
And Peter Simpson, from Banstead, had five to 6 lb from peg 4, along with 35 bream to 5 lb, on a Method cage feeder 40 metres out, and 6 and 8 mm Sonubaits Band’ Ums.
Bream are also a good target at the moment, the Priory Farm AC match on the Front Bank being won by organiser Ray Smee, who landed 65 lb 14 oz of them, over 40 fish, from peg 23.
Ray used an 11-metre pole and double red maggot, topping up his swim with a Matrix Toss Pot every put-in, having started his swim with three balls of groundbait laced with casters and dead maggots.
Runner-up was Terry Pitman with 41 lb 8 oz from peg 1 on pole, followed by Tony Lockyer with 38 lb 8 oz from peg 3, and John Poulton on 30 lb 10 oz from peg 4.
Sam Goodwin, from Fetcham, landed three carp to 20 lb from peg 5 on 12 mm Mainline Cell baits.
And Chris North made a short session memorable with a 20 lb-plus common, fishing tight to overhanging trees.
A single 18 mm Mainline Essential Cell boilie cast close to the far bank produced the fish, ten minutes before he was due to pack up in mid-afternoon, along with a bream.