Old Lake Latest Catches week ending 9/9/18
The bream fishing on the Old Lake this year has been impressive, providing consistently good sport right through spring and summer, despite the heatwave.
Even back in April a match was won with 99 lb of them, then in May 18 big fish, two catches of 21 to 7 lb in June and 40 fish to 5 lb, then 35 fish to 5 lb in July in a match, and a 104 lb match catch along with a 54-fish pleasure catch, 50 fish in August in a pleasure session and a 112 lb in a match, with another pleasure catch of 44 fish.
And even now as temperatures cool, the latest midweeker was won with 93 lb, by Mark Smith, fishing a pole at peg 8, suggesting that if ever anything can be guaranteed in fishing, it is plenty of bream action when you fish the Old Lake.
Runner-up in the latest match was Malcolm Heaver with 68 lb 8 oz from peg 1 on feeder, ahead of Keith Hogg at next peg 2 with 68 lb 2 oz on pole and corn.
Mark Hathway and Tony Morris were joint fourth with 65 lb 6 oz each, Mark fishing feeder or pole at peg 38 (where he set a match record of 168 lb in August last year), and Tony peg 32 with feeder.
On the carp front, fishing pals Jay Robertson, from Croydon, Connor Saunders and Jack Tullett shared a catch of nine fish during a 24-hour session at pegs 2 and 3.
Connor had the biggest, a 23 lb mirror from the margins, closely followed by Jay with a 22 lb 8 oz carp in his five-fish catch, all on single boilies.
Anyone who wants to view carp action from Ian Russell’s successful session on the Old Lake last month, for his Avid Adventures series, can see it on www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4c-dz2yxh0