Old Lake Latest Catches week ending 27/8/17
Old Lake bream catches of up to 30 fish to 6 lb
Up to ten Old Lake carp per angler
Temple catch of four fish to 26 lb
27-carp catch on Bonds on Method feeder
THIS WEEKS FISHING (IN BRIEF!)
IAnglers are catching bream and carp from all around the Old Lake, indicating that good numbers of fish can be caught almost wherever you choose to sit.
There was a haul of 30 bream to 6 lb on cage feeder from peg 16 on the Front Bank, and a catch of ten carp on an overnighter at peg 74, round the back of the island.
On Temple Lake, Jon Botting looks to be having a special session, having landed four fish to 26 lb 2 oz and there are rumours that he may have had three more to over 30 lb, to be confirmed when he finishes.
And Bonds Lake continues to be the place to head for if you want lots of action from carp.
Kevin Deritis landed 27 on his latest visit, on Method feeder, the biggest 12 lb 4 oz.
The dry and sunny Bank Holiday weather looks set to continue into this week, but with a cooling from the highs of 26 degrees C on Monday to 19 from Wednesday through to next weekend. Tuesday look likely to have a bit more cloud than the bright conditions of Monday, but still with 24 degrees and still with light but variable direction winds. Wednesday is expected to be mostly cloudy with the chance of a shower overnight on stronger northerly winds, before a dry day, and Thursday should be a bit brighter with a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Friday looks sunnier still, followed by a cloudy Saturday, the winds having swung round to the east, but a sunnier and slightly warmer Sunday, though the chance of rain returns on Monday as winds become south-westerlies. Overnight values are likely to slide slightly after 14 or 15 degrees at the start of the week, with 11 from Wednesday night onwards, recovering slightly to 13 on Sunday night.
• The predator fishing season begins this Sunday, 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
There can’t be many places where you can go and catch large numbers of sizeable bream to order, but that’s what Dave Parker did on his latest visit.
The Reigate angler landed 30 to 6 lb from peg 16, fishing a cage feeder and banded 8 mm pellets for a weight of around 80 lb.
Carp angler Dave Smith, from Basingstoke, was also kept busy, landing ten carp to 17 lb, which was a common, on an overnighter.
Dave fished peg 74 with 20 mm Mainline Peaches and Cream boilies in mid channel over loose offerings.
TEMPLE LAKE – CARP
Jon Botting has been having a successful season on Temple, with fish to 31 lb, and he added to his tally with his latest catch of four carp to 26 lb, the biggest a common.
He was still fishing at the time of writing, and there is a rumour that he has had three more, including fish of over 30 lb, fishing at peg 9. Full details to follow.
And Vince Stafford, from Surbiton, landed a 19 lb 10 oz common carp from peg 13, casting a 15 mm Squid pop-up to the back of the pads over freebies.
Bonds regularly produces multiple catches of carp to double figures on a variety of methods, from pole to feeder and straight lead to waggler.
The lively action continued this week with Kevin Deritis, from North Cheam, landing 27 carp during his visit, all on Method feeder coated in 2 mm Dynamite Swim Stim Green pellets with banded 8 mm Robin Red pellets on the hook.
Kevin was fishing peg 11 and casting to the reeds, and his biggest fish went 12 lb 4 oz.
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 caught ten crucians, two good roach and two quality rudd at peg 17 on 13-metre pole and triple pinkie over cupped-in groundbait with dead pinkies mixed in.