Old Lake Latest Catches week ending 16/6/19
With hopefully the worst of the storms and spawning behind us, sport seems to be settling into a productive pattern on the Old Lake, providing plenty of action from the carp, and bonus bream and tench along the way.
Brothers Graham and Tony Vary, from Ickenham, shared a 48-hour session at pegs 30 and 31, Tony landing 14 carp to 18 lb and Graham five to the same size, all mid-doubles, on 16 mm Sticky Baits Manilla boilies tipped with 12 mm pop-ups, over free offerings.
Paul Downey, from Banstead, had 13 carp to 19 lb 8 oz, all of them commons, from peg 22, along with six bream and two tench, on single 18 mm wafters over a scattering of baits.
Nick Ridge had two carp on an overnighter, the biggest a 22 lb common, on 18 mm Solar boilies, also landing a surprise 4 lb zander.
And Simon Zammit and Mark Easton shared a nine-carp catch, Simon landing four and Mark five, the biggest 18 lb and 19 lb, from pegs 34 and 36, casting three-quarters of the way across to the island with 20 mm Mainline Peaches & Cream boilies.
Junior angler Eddie beat the adults at their own game when he won the Faulkner’s AS contest with 66 lb 12 oz of bream, from peg 37.
He was a couple of fish ahead of Steve Turner, who had 58 lb 12 oz from peg 1, ahead of Lee Perry on 55 lb 12 oz from peg 35, and John Tregitt with 49 lb 3 oz.
In the Friday contest, Dave Johnson came out top with 76 lb 8 oz from peg 14 on pole and expander pellets, ahead of Keith Hogg with 62 lb 8 oz from peg 18 on pole and corn.
Simon Watford was third from peg 1 with 60 lb on pole and dead maggots, and there were nine weights out of the 12 who finished on over 40 lb.