Old Lake Latest Catches week ending 2/9/18
Carp fishing on the Old Lake continues to be lively, the best reported catches being a shared 22-fish and two individual catches of 14, the biggest 28 lb.
Father and son Dan and Connor Lucas shared the 22 fish to 20 lb and four tench on a 36-hour visit on pegs 2 and 3, during which they reeled in at night to get some rest.
Another lake regular, Gerald Kosan, landed 14 carp to 28 lb from peg 74 on a 48-hour session, nine of them commons, the biggest 21 lb, the mirrors topped by a 28 lb fish, all on 18 mm Mainline Cell boilies with offerings of eight baits in small PVA bags.
New member Peter Mills also had 14 carp, to 20 lb 11 oz, fishing half way along the Long Bank with 18 mm Carp Company Icelandic Red boilies.
Ken Nightingale landed three carp to 16 lb 6 oz from peg 2, and lost a bigger fish, during a three-night session.
And Lee Goldsmith has sent in pictures from his session of five carp, the biggest a 22 lb common, from peg 2, on Sticky Baits The Krill combined with Garlic boilies in a snowman.
In terms of bream catches, the Mark Hathway midweeker on the Front Bank was won by Fred Fairman with 77 lb 10 oz from peg 1 on feeder.
Runner-up by ounces was Dave Johnson with 77 lb 8 oz from peg 2 on pole, ahead of Chris Reeves with 58 lb 12 oz from peg 16 on pole and worms, with Mark Hathway fourth from peg 11 with 42 lb 8 oz, on long-range feeder.
And a pleasure session for John Everiss, from Mitcham, produced around 40 lb of bream and skimmers, five of the fish being sizeable ones, from peg 11, on 13-metre pole, corn hook baits sorting out the bigger fish.
Anyone who wants to view carp action from Ian Russell’s successful session on the Old Lake last month, for his Avid Adventures series, can see it on www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4c-dz2yxh0