Old Lake Latest Catches week ending 27/5/18
Two anglers share 42-carp catch
Old Lake fish fell to banded pellets
Bream anglers landing up to 18 per session
25 crucians and six tench on Milton
Nine carp to 15 lb on Chocolate Orange boilies on Bonds
THIS WEEK’S FISHING! (In brief)
Multiple catches of carp and bream are keeping anglers entertained in the warm weather, with as many as 42 carp and 18 bream being landed on boilies and wafters.
Stanislav and Martin Stanilov shared a catch of 42 carp on 1 oz straight bomb and banded pellets, while there was 18 bream for Ken Hulf and 14 for Simon White, both catches on wafters.
It is the medium-sized carp that seem to be the first to the baits at the moment, rather than the biggest, possibly due to spawning being likely soon.
However, plenty of upper doubles are being caught on the Old Lake, and Temple produced a 24 lb 1 oz mirror for Andy Smith.
Bonds has given up to nine carp to 15 lb, the best approach being boilies over free offerings of pellets.
And on Milton Lake there was a catch of 25 crucians and six tench on pole and pellets for Alan King, so a busy day is on the cards for anyone who fishes there.
It’s looking like another warm week, with an average of 21 degrees C and a mixture of sunny days and cloudy conditions. Bank Holiday Monday looks like a repeat of Sunday, with lots of strong sunshine and a high of 24 degrees, after which the Full Moon on Tuesday signals a change as we move into the next moon cycle, leading into a cloudier Tuesday and 22 with the chance of a short shower in late afternoon, followed by a cloudy Wednesday and 19, a mixture of sunshine and cloud on Thursday and 22 with a short storm shower possible at lunchtime, and the same again on Friday, with a bit more sunshine in the afternoon on Saturday and Sunday. Overnight values should stay between 13 and 15 degrees, with 11 possible next weekend. Winds should be light-to-moderate north-easterlies, a little stronger on Tuesday, but then fading each day between then and the weekend and becoming a little more north-westerly from Friday lunchtime, but returning to north-easterlies on Sunday and Monday. So conditions should be pleasantly warm with little rain, but with a good amount of useful cloud to encourage fish to feed confidently.
• The predator fishing season begins on October 1 and finishes on 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
This is a good time for multiple catches of upper-double-figure carp, with a big bag of sizeable bream always on the cards.
Stanislav and Martin Stanilov shared a catch of 42 carp on 8 mm banded pellets, firing pellets over the top with a catapult, and fishing 1 oz running leads.
And wafters can also be good, accounting for carp of 16 lb and 14 lb 8 oz for Jack Andrews, from Bristol, who was using CC Moore 18 mm versions at peg 36.
The lake’s bream also like them. Ken Hulf, from Horley, had 18 bream to over 6 lb from peg 12 on a small Method feeder and orange wafters.
And Simon White, also from Horley, landed 14 to 5 lb from peg 33, using white or pink wafters and PVA bags of krill micro pellets.
TEMPLE LAKE – CARP
The Temple heavyweights were taking a breather after the recent hectic action of 14 ‘thirties’ and a 44 in just over a month.
Best reported fish this week was a 24 lb 1 oz mirror for Andy Smith, from Crawley, fishing peg 4 with 15 mm pink krill pop-ups and stick mix.
This is a great time to grab yourself a slice of the action on Bonds, which regularly produces multiple catches of carp to double figures on a variety of methods, from pole to feeder and straight lead to waggler.
Philip Airey, from Epsom, had nine carp to 15 lb, which was a common, from peg 17, on straight lead and 10 mm Chocolate Orange boilies over feed of 4 mm pellets.
Milton Lake comes into its own at this time of year for crucians, tench and bream, along with a few bonus carp, either on waggler with a running line, or pole close in or up against the lily pads, where fish can often be lined up with a little-and-often loosefeeding approach.
Alan King, from Epsom, landed 25 crucians and six tench on 12-metre pole and 4 mm pellets, feeding 2 mm ones and sloppy groundbait.