Temple Lake Latest Catches week ending 1/3/20
Matt White has started 2020 in style, this week adding one of Temple’s largest commons, at 34 lb 2 oz, and a mirror carp of 28 lb 12 oz, to go with his capture of the Double-Row Linear in January at 40 lb 14 oz.
The big common came on Tuesday at peg 15, to a stick mix and critically balanced wafter, and then after losing a fish from the same spot to a hook pull the following day, he had the 28 lb 12 oz mirror right at the end of his session on Thursday morning, from peg 14.
Fishing on the lake at the same time was pal and fellow Temple regular Andy Hall, who braved Monday’s driving rain and winds to land a 23 lb 8 oz common from peg 1, on a single 12 mm pop-up cast to just off the point of the island.
Matt’s capture of the Double-Row Linear in January was with a 24 lb common, while Andy had fish of 29 lb 6 oz and 27 lb 10 oz just before the New Year, having started the winter with The Parrot at 32 lb 14 oz along with two upper-‘twenties’ back in November.
Also in action was another lake regular, Aaron Warner, who had a 26 lb 8 oz ghost carp from peg 13, and then a 22 lb common from peg 4, both on corn.
And Graham Collins accompanied his 14-year-old grandson Archie, and watched him catch a 14 lb 3 oz common and a lovely fully scaled of 15 lb.
Both fish fell to 15 mm Sticky Baits Manilla wafters, from peg 13.
PLEASE NOTE: LEAD CORE IS BANNED ON BOTH TEMPLE AND THE OLD LAKE. PLEASE SEE KEN IN THE SHOP FOR FURTHER DETAILS.