Old Lake Latest Catches week ending 13/10/19
The start of the predator season is usually a prime time for good catches, before the fish wise-up to being fished for after the six-months lay-off.
And this year was no exception, producing plenty of fish and the added bonus of at least three specimens, the biggest 12 lb, to a carp angler trying his hand at zander fishing.
Adam Rogers was fishing peg 75, round the back of the island, and he had another two fish along with it.
Angling guide Duncan Charman had a successful visit with a couple of clients, banking a 10 lb zander and six others to 6 lb, along with two double-figure pike.
Duncan set up at peg 42, on the Long Bank towards the Bay, and the fish fell to sardine sections.
Zander specialist Mike Holcombe, from Godalming, also fished the Long Bank, at peg 34, and landed six zander to 6 lb in daylight, the successful tactic being small roach sections freelined on a very light rig with a low-resistance bobbin, and striking indications early.
And new member Pete Williamson made a memorable start to the predator season, landing a 9 lb 14 oz zander from peg 11, on the Front Bank, in the late-afternoon, on a small section of roach.