Old Lake Latest Catches week ending 13/1/19
The first in a series of Steve Gardener winter league matches illustrated how there’s a good day’s fishing to be had on the Old Lake, even in chilly weather.
And if big weights are achievable under match conditions, even bigger weights should be possible with fewer anglers on the bank.
Despite a dip in temperatures in midweek, the Wednesday contest produced a 68 lb winning weight for Terry Harrison, at peg 75, just ahead of Geoff Vallance on 65 lb, at peg 74.
There were section wins for Jimmy Bullard with 37 lb from peg 13, and Steve Gardener with 30 lb, while one angler had his wafter grabbed by a pike of about 15 lb as he brought it in, showing that the lake’s pike are putting on weight and are willing to take an artificial of a wobbled deadbait.
Zander anglers are also still getting plenty of action, Mike Edgar, from Leatherhead, landing eight of up to 5 lb on roach tails, using a light running lead.