Old Lake Latest Catches week ending 8/3/20
If you catch a crucian carp in the Old Lake, there’s a good chance it will be a big one, which is what happened to Tony Morris in the latest Steve Gardener Wednesday contest, fished by 24.
Tony caught the 3 lb 6 oz fish from peg 1, boosting his catch to 12 lb 8 oz, in a match affected by low overnight temperatures, which meant Steve Gardener’s 25 lb 6 oz from peg 33, on the Long Bank, was enough to win.
Mark Parrett was second from peg 21 with 22 lb 12 oz, ahead of Simon Ellis, who was next to Steve and finished with 20 lb, Charlie Lovell fourth with 17 lb 12 oz from peg 37.
Best recent crucian carp from the Old Lake was a 4 lb 8 oz one caught by James Wilson in June 2016, on a dumbbell boilie, and there was also a 4 lb 4 oz fish caught in May 2013 from Milton Lake on double maggot.
On the carp front, fishery zander record holder Janusz Kansik had a day with his father, Jacek, at pegs 1 and 2, and together they landed two carp to 14 lb and one zander.