Temple Lake Latest Catches week ending 2/4/17
It’s that time of year when the ‘thirties’ keep coming, and this week added another two to the four the week before, including the lake’s most recognisable resident.
The Ghost fell to Stuart Smith, fishing peg 14 with an 18 mm Mainline Cell pop-up, at a weight of 38 lb 6 oz.
Stuart recently had the biggest zander of the year with the accidental capture of a 14 lb fish from Temple on a boilie.
Also on the ‘thirties’ scoresheet was Mark Constable, who had a 34 lb mirror carp on an overnighter, along with a fish of 22 lb 2 oz and a 19 lb 13 oz fully scaled.
Mark fished peg 9 with a Monster Baits boilie cast to the island margins.
Steve Salvidge came close to the 30 lb mark with a 29 lb 8 oz ghost carp from peg 12, on a single Pineapple pop-up cast tight to the island rushes, with no freebies.
Andrew Nash landed a 28 lb mirror from the snags at the same peg on a home-made wafter.
Ray Harding had a brace of fish at 22 lb 2 oz and 17 lb, also from peg 12, on a snowman presentation of a 15 mm Cell bottom bait and a 10 mm Pineapple pop-up.
Brian Nicholls landed a 20 lb scaly mirror on a Cell wafter at peg 11, casting to the island.
And Dean Jackson had a 17 lb 2 oz mirror from peg 9 on a Cell bait, casting to the far margin.
PLEASE NOTE: LEAD CORE IS BANNED ON BOTH TEMPLE AND THE OLD LAKE. PLEASE SEE KEN IN THE SHOP FOR FURTHER DETAILS.