Old Lake Latest Catches week ending 29/9/19
Bream sport on the Old Lake is at its prime now and until the first frosts take the temperature down a notch later in October.
A magnificent 128 lb won the Carp Shop, Horley, charity contest, despite the extra pressure of 44 top anglers fishing all around the lake.
Local angler Paul Gibson took the honours from peg 74, round the back of the island, fishing a feeder to the island.
He was well ahead of runner-up Dan Knight, from the Carp Shop, on 70 lb, from peg 3, with third going to John Swann, pegged next to the winner, on 73, and also fishing a feeder to the island, for 69 lb.
Fourth was former England man Steve Gardener with 59 lb from peg 66, on pole or feeder, and there were 45 lb weights from all around the lake.
The event raised an impressive £900-plus for chosen charity Children with Cancer.
In terms of carp catches, Croydon angler Koscis Barna had a successful overnight session with four carp to 21 lb, which was a mirror, from peg 74, using single 20 mm Scopex boilies and PVA bags of crushed baits soaked in Scopex Liquid.