Old Lake Latest Catches week ending 27/1/19
Predator anglers are still finding some sport, despite the cold weather, the best catch reported being a shared 13 zander for two anglers.
Adam Rogers and Nick Driver landed fish mostly up to 4 lb but topped by a fine 9 lb fish late in the evening.
Roach tails on light legers cast four or five rod lengths out worked best, but the 9 lb fish fell to a slightly bigger roach head section.
Nick said: “We went to make the most of a warm spell after a cold snap and the wet and windy conditions set the zander alight!”
Lure anglers have also been doing well, and more pike are showing up in catches, 10 cm light coloured shad working well, days of low pressure definitely being the best for fish feeding activity.
The lake’s bream are also still willing to show an interest, 25 lb 12 oz winning the second Steve Gardener midweeker, which was fished by 24 anglers.
Geoff Vallance, from Crawley, won from peg 31, casting a feeder to the island, ahead of Steve Gardener on 24 lb from peg 70, Tony Morris with 23 lb 12 oz from peg 32, John Radford with 23 lb 8 oz, and Shaun Silvestre on 21.
In a weekend pleasure session, Ray Parker had seven bream to 4 lb from peg 38 on open-end feeder with 2 mm pellets and groundbait inside, using 4 mm pellets on the hook, cast tight to the island.