Temple Lake Latest Catches week ending 8/7/18
The Double Row Linear has been increasing in weight steadily in recent years, from 35 lb in April 2015, and the most recent reported capture was in late March this year by Conor Cook at 38 lb 4 oz.
Now the distinctive fish has been landed by Terry Baker at 39 lb, making it another contender for a ‘forty’, along with past ‘forties’ Nemo and The Ghost, and The Big One at 38 lb along with several similar sized commons.
Terry had the Lin as part of a four-carp catch weighing 126 lb 15 oz, the others being a 31 lb 4 oz common and mirrors of 28 lb 7 oz and 28 lb 4 oz.
His fish came after a complete change of tactics and a move to the opposite side of the lake, steadily building up a feeding area and fishing a new Active Bait Solutions test bait.
John Mason (who describes himself as “Terry Baker’s chauffeur”) was also in action on Temple, landing a brace of ‘twenties’, at 23 lb 14 oz and 23 lb 12 oz, the mirror and common coming from the margins of pegs 1 and 7, also on a new Active Bait Solutions test bait.
There are also reports coming through of ‘twenties’ for Matt White and another angler, more information to follow.
PLEASE NOTE: LEAD CORE IS BANNED ON BOTH TEMPLE AND THE OLD LAKE. PLEASE SEE KEN IN THE SHOP FOR FURTHER DETAILS.