Old Lake Latest Catches week ending 29/7/18
No matter how hot the weather, the Old Lake bream seem keen to feed, as the latest Matchfishing-scene contest showed, producing a winning weight of 81 lb 8 oz.
Steve Parkin, from Mickleham, led the way among the field of 18, from peg 74, behind the island, casting banded 6 mm pellets close to cover on the island opposite.
On the other side of the island, at peg 33, Norman Youldon landed 64 lb 4 oz of bream for second, ahead of Keith Hogg, pegged next to Steve Parkin, who had 48 lb 6 oz.
The Front Bank produced weights of 43 lb and 25 lb.
Plenty of carp were being caught in the lead-up to the 24-hour Pairs competition, including a rumoured 22 fish on an overnighter, and a 26 lb common.
Dan Fergusson, from Epsom, had five carp from peg 15, including a personal best 14 lb common, on 15 mm NashBait pink Citruz pop-ups in snowman presentations with bottom baits, over a few loose offerings.
Sam Holding, from Wimbledon, landed three carp to 20 lb, which was a common, from peg 18, on single boilies over loose offerings.
And Alfie Swieton had a 16 lb mirror from peg 73 on an 18 mm Pineapple pop-up.
The Korda Team, including Ali Hamidi, were on the Old Lake last week to finish off their Masterclass Vol. 6 DVD.
They enjoyed daytime and night-time action, which will feature in the free DVD, which should be in tackle shops soon.