Old Lake Latest Catches week ending 23/4/17
Two more ‘thirties’ out form Temple Lake and two brace of ‘twenties’
11-carp catch to 22 lb 8 oz from Old Lake
11 Milton Lake tench for Mike Davidson
12-carp catch on Bonds
77 lb wins Old Lake contest
THIS WEEKS FISHING (IN BRIEF!)
Temple Lake continues to produce the goods, with two more ‘thirties’ captured, which means that the lake has provided 15 over the past five weeks.
The biggest reported this week was a 34 lb 8 oz mirror carp to Terry Parfitt, while Dean Jackson had a 31 lb 1 oz mirror.
The Old Lake is catching up with Bonds as a ‘runs’ water, this week giving lake regular Richard Urquhart an 11-fish catch topped by a 22 lb 8 oz carp.
Bonds Lake is the usual place for large numbers of fish, and this week Phil Good landed 12 carp on Method feeder and pellets.
Drennan’s Mike Davidson had a go for the roach on Milton Lake, where there have been catches of specimen fish.
However, he couldn’t stop the tench getting to his baits first, and when he took a break he reported that he’d landed 11, but only one roach.
And the Old Lake bream continue to feed well, the Bracknell Herons AC contest being won with 77 lb, followed by ten weights of over 20 lb.
High pressure is firmly in charge of the weather this coming week, providing some sunny days but some chilly nights as the threat of frosts refuses to go away. After temperatures of 14 degrees C over this weekend just gone, it will be more like 10 or 11 degrees throughout the week, though warming slightly to 12 for next weekend. But every night up until then will have a chilly feel to it, with as little as 2 degrees on Monday and Tuesday nights and 1 degree on Wednesday night. Daytimes will be a typical mix of April showers with warm sunshine in between, along with spells of cloudy weather, Monday looking like being the most overcast, Tuesday the sunniest and Wednesday the wettest. The light-to-moderate south-westerlies from the weekend look set to become north-westerlies from Tuesday onwards, until the weekend, when an easterly element creeps in. So there’s a bit of everything in prospect by day, but by next weekend the cold nights should have been left behind, and by Tuesday of the week after, temperatures could be up to 17 degrees.
• The predator fishing season begins on October 1 and continues until March 14.
• Anglers are reminded that fishing on Temple and night fishing on the Old Lake is available exclusively to members of the Bury Hill Specimen Carp Club. Membership cards must be carried at all times when on the fishery, and be available to bailiffs when they carry out checks prior to the evening lock-up.
OLD BURY HILL LAKE – GENERAL & BOAT FISHING
Good numbers of carp to over 20 lb are keeping anglers busy on the Old Lake, along with some fine catches of bream.
Lake regular Richard Urquhart landed 11 carp to 22 lb 8 oz from peg 75, on 15 mm Steamies Pino Colada baits topped with fake corn, fished in mid water over a deep area.
And the Bracknell AC contest was won by Bob Hall with 77 lb 12 oz of bream from peg 38 on the Long Bank, on pole or feeder.
Dave Green was second with 65 lb 4 oz from peg 37, ahead of Paul Field on peg 26 with 52 lb 12 oz.
TEMPLE LAKE – CARP
Once again there are ‘thirties’ to report from Temple, the biggest a 34 lb 8 oz personal best mirror carp for Terry Parfitt, fishing peg 6.
Terry used an 18 mm Mainline Fruit-tella pop-up over crushed boilies, and also had a 20 lb common.
Dean Jackson, from South East London, had a 31 lb 1 oz mirror from peg 11, casting tight across over a few freebies with a 15 mm Mainline Essential Cell pop-up.
Joe Watts, from Mitcham, landed a 27 lb common and a 23 lb mirror from peg 14, both of them new PBs, on 20 mm krill single baits over freebies.
And Richard Lock, from Croydon, also had a brace of ‘twenties’ at 26 lb 8 oz, which was a common, and a 20 lb mirror.
Richard fished peg 12 with single 20 mm Cell baits, casting tight across, though he had the biggest fish on a 15 mm Dynamite Monster Tiger Nut boilie over scattered freebies.
Last week we reported how Tony Chilton, from Staines, had four carp, at 20 lb 2 oz, 20 lb, 19 lb 1 oz and 17 lb 8 oz, the biggest a common and the others mirrors, from peg 9 on Cell tipped with corn, with crushed Cell soaked in Almond Goo around the hook bait.
Bonds regularly produces multiple catches of carp to double figures on a variety of methods, from pole to feeder and straight lead to waggler.
Phil Good was in action again, this time landing 12 carp to 6 lb on Method feeder at peg 12, using 8 mm pellets.
Milton Lake is the place to try for a catch of prime roach, using a waggler on a running line or pole just a short distance out, close to the pads, where they can be lined up with a little-and-often loosefeeding approach. And in the mild spells there are crucians, tench and bream to be caught, along with occasional carp.
Mike Davidson had been hoping for some specimen roach action on Milton Lake on his latest visit, but at midday when he took a short break he’d had 11 tench to his rod and only one roach and one crucian.
The one-time British silver bream record holder had been targeting the roach with casters at peg 22, but the hungry tench had kept the roach at bay.