Old Lake Latest Catches week ending 30/4/17
The Big One out of Temple at 38 lb
Another ‘thirty’ and a trio of ‘twenties’
Old Lake carp to 24 lb and up to 12 per angler
Boat expert’s five tench from the Jungle
THIS WEEKS FISHING (IN BRIEF!)
One of Temple Lake’s biggest carp, known as The Big One, is the pick of the recent catches, the 38 lb mirror falling to Chris King.
Together with a 32 lb fish on a carper’s first Temple session, that takes the total reported in the past six week to 17 ‘thirties’, while Barry Mogg had a trio of ‘twenties’ to 29 lb 4 oz.
There are good numbers of carp to mid-twenties being landed from the Old Lake, 24 lb 12 oz being the biggest reported, and 12 fish the best reported catch, along with two bonus 6 lb tench.
And boat expert Mark Pearson showed that the tench are willing to feed in numbers now, catching five on corn over pellets in the Jungle.
It looks like being a typical spring week of sunshine and showers, with daily highs of around 14 degrees C but no frosts, though winds will be on the strong side. Sunday was probably the warmest day, at 16, but with rain and gusty south-easterly winds, whereas Monday should be slightly cooler, at 12, but with more sunshine between the showers, and Tuesday a lot more sunshine and fewer showers and 15 degrees. Wednesday looks a bit more cloudy with 12, Thursday more sunny with 13 and Friday overcast with 14, before a weekend of more clear and sunny weather but colder nights. Winds are likely to be strongish all week and have an easterly feel to them, either north or south. The outlook is for 16 degrees next Sunday and a calmer day after a windy Saturday, but with the return of chilly nights into next week, and still with an easterly direction to the wind.
• 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
Multiple catches of carp are proving a big attraction on the Old Lake at present, with up to 12 fish per angler and specimens to 24 lb 12 oz.
Old Lake regular Kevin Oldcorn landed 12 carp, the biggest 19 lb 13 oz, and he also had two bonus 6 lb tench, all from peg 2 on 20 mm Mainline Peaches & Cream boilies cast to the far bank or mid-channel.
Temple regulars Mark Constable and Jordan Jeffrey had a session on the Old Lake for a change and shared a catch of ten carp to 19 lb, which was a common, on 18 mm Monster Baits boilies tipped with yellow corn.
Ben Griffin, from Peaslake, landed a 24 lb 12 oz common and an 18 lb mirror from peg 14, casting 18 mm CC Moore Live System bottom baits over loosefeed half way to the island.
Steve Mills had five carp, the biggest a 24 lb 7 oz common, fishing peg 32 with 18 mm Icelandic Red baits cast towards the island.
And Gary Shrimpton, from Cheam, landed three carp to 19 lb 7 oz, all of them commons, from peg 75, on 20 mm NashBait Crab and Krill boilies in the margins, over free offerings.
Bury Hill boat regular Mark Pearson, from Croydon, who boated a 4 lb 1 oz crucian at about this time of year in 2015, had five tench to 4 lb from the Jungle, fishing single grains of corn over loosefed 4 mm pellets.
TEMPLE LAKE – CARP
The Big One has made a rare appearance on the bank, landed by Chris King at 38 lb , along with a stock fish of around 19 lb, and witnessed by Conor Cook.
There was also a ‘thirty’ for Jay Knight, from Epsom, on his first session on Temple, weighing 32 lb, from peg 1 on a Mainline pop-up.
Barry Mogg achieved a trio of ‘twenties’ with fish of 29 lb 4 oz, 28 lb and 22 lb from peg 10, on single 20 mm Mainline Cell boilies.
And Jamie Hughes had a 21 lb fish that was a stock ghost common.
Last week we reported how David Parfitt landed a 34 lb 8 oz mirror carp from peg 6, on an 18 mm Mainline Fruit-tella pop-up over crushed boilies, and also had a 20 lb common. He has sent us pictures.
Dean Jackson has done the same with a picture of his 31 lb 1 oz mirror from peg 11, on a 15 mm Mainline Essential Cell pop-up.
oe Watts, from Mitcham, has done the same with his 27 lb common and 23 lb mirror from peg 14, on his first session, on 20 mm krill single baits over freebies.
And Richard Lock, from Croydon, the same with his brace of ‘twenties’ at 26 lb 8 oz and 20 lb from peg 12, on single 20 mm Cell baits and a 15 mm Dynamite Monster Tiger Nut boilie over scattered freebies
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.
The Chichester club contest was won with 21 lb 12 oz of tench and crucians, by Bill Sweeney, fishing pole and 4 mm or 6 mm expander pellets over micro pellets.
Second was Roger Clacey with 15 lb 6 oz on worms or pellets, ahead of Dave Grantham on 14 lb 14 oz from peg 19, and Dave Bannister with 14 lb 12 oz from peg 22.