Old Lake Latest Catches week ending 28/5/17
19 bream and a 24 lb 8 oz carp on boilies
The Ghost out again, on new member’s first visit
30 Milton Lake crucians on double red maggot
THIS WEEKS FISHING (IN BRIEF!)
With the Old Lake’s bream and carp both keen to feed, there’s a great chance of catching both on the same tackle and tactics, even if you use boilies.
Scott Carer did just that and topped a 19-bream catch with a 24 lb 8 oz carp for a memorable session.
Temple Lake continues to produce big fish, including potentially the fishery’s heaviest, The Ghost, which came out again, to a new member fishing his first session.
And Milton Lake is in fine form for crucians, lake regular Alan Derbyshire landing 30 on float fished double red maggot.
After last week’s heat and then electric storms, the weather is a bit more normal for the time of year this week, with an average daytime temperature of 20 degrees C, overnight values just about double figures, and plenty of sunshine with light winds from Wednesday, once the last of the storm blows through on Monday afternoon, followed by grey skies on Tuesday. Thursday looks to be the sunniest day, during a mini weather spell of three days of warm sunshine but with light easterly winds, before Monday to Wednesday’s south-westerlies return late on Saturday to bring a mixture of sunshine and showers, continuing into next week.
• The predator fishing season begins on October 1 and continues until March 14.
• 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
One of the benefits of a mixed fishery is that you never quite know what you are going to catch next.
On the Old Lake it could be a bream or a carp, maybe a roach or a big crucian carp, and there is a good head of tench that switch on in numbers when conditions are right.
Scott Carer enjoyed a successful day at peg 46, landing 19 bream on Mainline Salmon & Shrimp boilies over free offerings of pellets in PVA bags.
And then the cherry on the cake was a 24 lb 8 oz carp for the Essex angler, which is bigger than many anglers catching large numbers of carp manage.
Alan Shepherd, from Farnham, was also in action, landing a personal best 17 lb 8 oz common carp from peg 38 on legered worms over pellets.
TEMPLE LAKE – CARP
The Ghost is a fish that doesn’t get put off easily when it’s in a mood to feed, and the news that it has been caught for a second week running shows that it is as hungry as ever.
New member Lee Carder, from Wimbledon, was on his first trip to the lake when he landed potentially its greatest prize, though the weight was only recorded roughly, as it was 1.30am and he weighed it unaided.
Lee settled for 36 lb, though the fish was landed at a new fishery record of 40 lb 10 oz just a few days before, by Terry Burns, Lee tempting the fish on a Mainline Cell fluoro pop-up over a handful of NashBait Citruz boilies tight to the island.
And Gary Burton had a nice brace of common carp, at 24 lb and 18 lb, fishing peg 15 with single 16 mm Cell bottom baits in the left-hand margins, over a scattering of free offerings.
Bonds regularly produces multiple catches of carp to double figures on a variety of methods, from pole to feeder and straight lead to waggler.
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.