Old Lake Latest Catches week ending 25/8/19
Good numbers of carp continued to be caught prior to the spike in temperatures, a trio of anglers sharing a 48-hour session banking 29 fish.
Lake regular Richard Urquhart and his son Charlie and friend Paul Downey were fishing pegs 34, 35 and 36 from Friday to Sunday, and casting into open water in wet weather with TNT Steamies baits, for a “great session and stunning fish, as always.”
Chris Stratford, from Bromley, was kept busy with a catch of 19 carp to 15 lb while fishing from peg 2, ten of his fish being commons, and a much bigger fish coming off.
His pal Josh from Horley landed six bream to a specimen weight of 9 lb and a 24 lb 2 oz common, on 18 mm CC Moore pop-ups tipped with buoyant corn, and both anglers found single baits with no freebies to work best.
Another lake regular, Stephen Spear, was also in action, landing 17 carp in a 36-hour visit, the biggest a 17 lb common.
Crawley angler Stephen landed 11 of his fish on Mainline baits and six on Bloodworm boilies, using PVA bags cast into open water with Ronnie rigs.
Ian Featherstone, from Epsom, landed six carp to 19 lb, which was a common, during his 24-hour visit on Tuesday, on peg 17, casting into open water and to the island, and also had a 15 lb 8 oz pike while retrieving a NashBait Strawberry Crush boilie.
And David Grant landed two carp, the biggest 20 lb, fishing for two hours on Thursday evening at peg 29, on Carp Company Icelandic Red with Caviar & Cranberry boilies.