Old Lake Latest Catches week ending 23/7/17
Three Old Lake anglers share 39-carp catch
86 lb of bream wins Old Lake match
Carp of 32 lb and 28 lb from Temple with up to three fish per angler
Bread with a Method feeder working on Bonds
Pole and expander pellets for specimen roach and crucians on Milton
THIS WEEKS FISHING (IN BRIEF!)
With one week to go before the 24-hour Pairs Carp match, there are some impressive catches being made, including 39 carp for a trio of anglers.
Father and son Dan and Connor Lucas and friend Kevin Sawyer had fish to 20 lb from pegs in the 30s.
An 86 lb haul of bream won the midweek Open, from peg 26, with three other weights of over 50 lb, and there was another matchwinning catch of 65 lb of bream, from peg 2, which included three bonus tench.
Temple continues to produce fish, the best reported a 32 lb 8 oz mirror for regular Conor Cook, while Gary Knight had a 28 lb 2 oz mirror and Sam Sawyers three fish to 22 lb 10 oz.
Bonds is still producing the goods, one recent catch of eight fish falling to bread alongside a Method feeder cast to the island.
And Milton Lake is the place to go for a specimen roach, Alan Derbyshire landing seven on his latest visit, along with 15 crucians.
It looks like being a slightly cooler week this week, with a top temperature of around 21 degrees C, on Tuesday, up from 17 on Monday, the coolest day, with a fair bit of cloud. Monday should be largely dry but with little sunshine and moderate north-westerly winds, and the same winds on Tuesday, but the sunniest day of the week, followed by the wettest on Wednesday, and 19 degrees, as winds swing round to the south west. Thursday should be similar, but drier, and similar again on Friday, but with a bit more sunshine. The weekend looks clearer, sunnier and warmer, with 23 degrees possible on Sunday, due to a bit more cloud than on Saturday, followed by another bright day on Monday, but a shade cooler. It looks like strongish south-westerlies for the Pairs Carp match on Sunday, which with the warmth and cloud should provide very good catching conditions. Overnight values should be around 13 or 14 degrees all week, without any higher or lower nights, so a generally settled weather pattern.
• The predator fishing season begins on October 1 and continues until March 14.
• Anyone who fancies being part of the night syndicate of anglers who are allowed to fish Temple and the Old Lake after dark for a £50 joining fee will be interested to hear that there are places available. To apply, get in touch with the office on 01306 883621.
• 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
Prospects look good for the 24-hour Pairs Carp match this Saturday and Sunday, judging by catches among the carp anglers.
One trio shared 39 fish, Dan Lucas landing an 18 lb common carp, his son, Connor, a 20 lb mirror, and Kevin Sawyer a 19 lb 2 oz common.
They fished snowman presentations of single Mainline Cell bottom baits under smaller, white Cell pop-ups, over a scattering of baits, at pegs 30, 31 and 32.
The draw for the Pairs Match will take place next Saturday at 5pm, with fishing from 6pm until 6pm on the Sunday, so there will be restricted access to Bury Hill next weekend, due to the road closure on Sunday for the annual RideLondon-Surrey cycle road race.
To find out more, ring Ken, David or Rebecca on 01306 883621.
Match catches of bream are on the increase, and there are some bonus tench showing a willingness to feed.
The Wednesday Open was won by Dave Johnson with 86 lb 8 oz from peg 26 on pole and pellets, ahead of Malcolm Heaver with 74 lb 15 oz from peg 38 on feeder and pellets.
Malcolm Fowler was third with 54 lb 6 oz from peg 46 on pole and pellets, with Simon Watford fourth with 52 lb from peg 49 on the same, Mark Hathaway with 48 lb 1 oz from peg 44 on waggler and maggots, and Andy Ryan with 48 lb from peg 32 on ‘tea-bags’ of pellets with boilies as hook bait.
And Sunday’s Carshalton club contest was won with 65 lb of bream and three bonus tench for Andy Packham, from Woodhatch, mainly on pole and 6 mm soft pellets, from peg 2.
Dave Freeman was second with 60 lb from peg 21, ahead of Ian Chandler on 48 lb from peg 4, Alan Adams with 39 lb 4 oz from peg 17, and Pat Ferrelli with 36 lb from peg 38.
TEMPLE LAKE – CARP
Temple regular Conor Cook was in action with a ‘thirty’ this week, his 32 lb 8 oz mirror (see photos ) coming from peg 13 on a Mainline Cell boilie with a small PVA bag, fished in open water using a blowback rig.
Another regular, Gary Knight, had a 28 lb 2 oz mirror (see photo).
And local angler Sam Sawyers landed three carp, a 22 lb 10 oz common, a 21 lb common and a 16 lb fully scaled (see photos below), all from peg 11 on fake corn over half a tin of hemp.
Last week we reported how Clive Elson had achieved a personal best Temple Lake common with a fish of 30 lb 6 oz from peg 9. Clive has sent us a picture, which is posted below.
Bonds regularly produces multiple catches of carp to double figures on a variety of methods, from pole to feeder and straight lead to waggler.
Brian Derbyshire tried bread alongside a small Method feeder, cast tight to the island from peg 8, and landed eight carp to 8 lb.
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.
Lake regular Alan Derbyshire, from Epsom, was in action once again, this time catching seven sizeable roach, along with 15 crucians and two tench, fishing peg 20 with an 11-metre pole and 4 mm expander pellets.