Old Lake Latest Catches week ending 20/1/19
The chilly weather has reduced the number of anglers on the bank over the past few days, but there have still been fish caught, including another match win for Terry Harrison, following on from his midweek bream weight around the back of the island the week before, this time from the middle of the Front Bank in a weekend contest.
The calm weather has also encouraged anglers to go afloat, for a pleasant day and the opportunity to keep on the move until a group of fish is located, an important ingredient in success at this time of year.
With low temperatures increasing the challenge, finding signs of fish or casting around to look for liners when trying a few swims, to indicate activity, can make a big difference, along with keeping bait offerings to a minimum, grouped tightly around hook baits, such as with small PVA bags of a few crumbed baits and some pellets.
And bunches of maggots become the first choice for many of the most successful carp anglers in winter, with the bonus that they can also bring action from other species, to fill in the time between runs and show that your baits are attracting interest.