Old Lake Latest Catches week ending 5/5/19
Kevin Oldcorn and Dave ‘Jonty’ Smith ended their winter lay-off in style with a 26-carp catch weighing over 400 lb.
Kevin had commons of 23 lb 12 oz and 20 lb 3 oz, while Jonty landed a ghost mirror of 18 lb 10 oz and two other fish of over 18 lb.
The pair were fishing pegs 74 and 75 in stormy weather, casting 20 mm Mainline Peaches & Cream boilies to the island or in mid-channel, and all but four of the fish came in daylight.
Also in action with the carp was Zak Davies, from London, whose 25 lb 9 oz mirror and two upper-doubles fell for 18 mm Mainline Cell at peg 39.
Richard and Ben Lever, from Leatherhead, shared a catch of 13 fish to 18 lb, on 18 mm Kent Carp Baits red boilies over loose offerings at distance.
Adrian Wood had a successful 24-hour visit, landing six carp to 19 lb at peg 32, all of them doubles, on 15 mm Cell baits cast to the island or in open water, over loose offerings.
Sam Godwin, from Fetcham, landed commons of 20 lb, 18 lb and 15 lb from peg 5 on Friday, on 12 mm boilies.
And Adam Rogers, from Horley, had a 22 lb common and a 16 lb mirror from peg 30 on Saturday, on double 18 mm Cell over freebies.
Matchman John Everiss, from Mitcham, had a mega 50-plus bream haul of fish to 6 lb, from peg 18, on hair-rigged 8 mm Sonubaits S-Pellets with ‘teabags’ of pellets in PVA mesh, at distance.
And last week we reported that Chris Watt, from North Holmwood, had landed a 26 lb common carp on an overnighter in the middle of the Front Bank, casting into open water with a single 15 mm wafter over five spods of bait.
Chris has sent in a picture of the fish, which is his biggest from the Old Lake, and was on his first session back after two years away.