Old Lake Latest Catches week ending 9/2/20
Some of the strongest winds that the fishery has experienced for quite a while prompted many anglers to stay indoors over the weekend just gone.
But Chris Dean made his way over from Eltham to fish a 48-hour session and was rewarded with four takes.
However, the winds put paid to his bivvy, so he had to cut short his visit after one night, though he still had a 14 lb mirror carp and a 12 lb common to show for his efforts, both on single 15 mm CC Moore Pacific Tuna boilies with a few freebies, at peg 16.
Saturday’s Geoff Vallance match, on the Front Bank, was won by Geoff with 36 lb 8 oz of bream from end peg 23, on pole and maggots.
Runner-up was Paul ‘Tommy’ Hiller with 27 lb 6 oz from peg 6, ahead of two anglers tied on 25 lb 8 oz, Mark Hathway, at peg 11, and Steve Gardener, at peg 8.
The Wednesday before, the Steve Gardener contest was won by Shaun Sylvester, who had 32 lb 8 oz of bream from peg 74.
Runner-up again was Paul ‘Tommy’ Hiller, with 29 lb 4 oz from peg 34, with Simon Ellis and Geoff Vallance joint third with 28 lb 8 oz, from pegs 16 and 21.
Fifth was Ian Chatfield on 25 lb 4 oz, and Steve Gardener was sixth with 25 lb.