Old Lake Latest Catches week ending 20/10/19
There are so many zander being caught on the Old Lake that even the match anglers are getting in on the act, landing a 10 lb 12 oz fish while after bream.
Captor of last week’s 9 lb 14 oz zed, Pete Williamson, shared 40 zander runs with a friend, landing 12 fish each, up to 6 lb.
And in addition to the nine zander to 10 lb 1 oz that angling guide Duncan Charman’s clients, Ian and Paul, from Essex, landed, along with three carp to 16 lb, all on fish sections, reported last week, he had another big catch with two other clients.
Lee and Gary from West Sussex had never caught zander before, but with his help and in poor weather they landed nine zander on hair-rigged fish sections, to just under 6 lb, and no fewer than 12 carp to just under 20 lb, and a bream, all on fish baits.
Famous name angler Graeme Pullen visited to do some filming for his internet channel Totally Awesome Fishing, and landed zander to 6 lb along with double-figure carp, on freelined whole small roach.
Biggest reported zander of the week was the 10 lb 12 oz one landed from peg 6 in the bream match, which was won with 61 lb 4 oz by Mark Hathway.
Mark drew peg 74, at the back of the island, and used a Method feeder and wafters to finish ahead of John Swann, who had 56 lb on Method feeder at peg 72.
Third was Terry Harrison with 48 lb on Method feeder from peg 14, with Keith Hogg fourth with 46 lb 8 oz from peg 75 on cage feeder.
Paul Taylor landed a 6 lb 2 oz tench on pole at peg 4.
Among the carp catches, visitors from the North and Midlands Colin Kost and Andrew Kettle shared a 48-hour session, and in the often-wet conditions landed 19 carp to 19 lb.
They were on pegs 2 and 3 and used 18 mm krill boilies in snowman presentations with yellow buoyant corn, over a scattering of baits.
Simon Davis, from Holmwood, had four carp, the biggest a 21 lb mirror, from peg 13 on NashBait 20 mm Candy Nut Crush, over a scattering of free offerings.