Old Lake Latest Catches week ending 21/7/19
July is a good time for multiple catches of carp on the Old Lake, as two anglers proved on separate visits this week.
Stephen Spear has had some good catches on previous visits, and this one followed the same pattern, producing 17 carp, six of them mirrors, the biggest an 18 lb 12 oz common, one of three 18s, during the Crawley angler’s 72-hour visit.
Fishing peg 14, Stephen used 18 mm Sticky Baits Bloodworm boilies with ten baits in a PVA bag with each offering, spodding into open water, and also to the tip of the island, delivered by bait-boat.
And Nick Ridge enjoyed his annual week-long visit in his favourite peg 2, landing 17 carp, the biggest a 22 lb common, on single 18 mm Solar Club Mix boilies dipped in Solar TunaMino flavour.
Nick teamed up with Lilleymae Perry during her three-night session, sharing nine fish in the first 30 hours, which included two PBs for Lilleymae, one of which was caught on Nick’s rod after he managed to end up in the water.
Her five fish included that ‘shared’ 21 lb 8 oz common, and the successful bait was Mainline Banoffee balanced wafters soaked in matching Hookbait Enhancement, over a few Spombs of boilies, hemp and corn.
The Old Lake bream are also very catchable at the moment, Karl Graham landing 30 of them to 4 lb during a pleasure session.
The Crawley angler fished peg 36 on Saturday with a method feeder and 10 mm Ringers Chocolate Orange wafters, casting five metres from the island, where the water is a bit deeper.