Temple Lake Latest Catches week ending 12/5/19
Another two Temple ‘thirties’ makes it three weeks on the trot of fish of over 30 lb, the latest being Two Tone at 35 lb 10 oz to Joe Holdsworth, this weekend, and a 33 lb common for Adrian Wood on Saturday.
Joe’s fish was one of four in his session at peg 14, the others being commons of 28 lb 10 oz, 28 lb 8 oz and 20 lb 2 oz, all on JHBaits snowman presentations of 16 mm boilies tipped with 12 mm pop-ups, fished between the islands.
Two Tone was last reported in March to Ray Harding at 35 lb 12 oz, and in May last year it weighed 36 lb 2 oz, to Jon Botting.
Adrian has been enjoying success on the Old Lake, with a six-fish catch the week before, and a 24-hour session on Temple produced something a good deal bigger.
The Basingstoke angler fished a single 15 mm Mainline Cell wafter tight to the island over 3-4 freebies.
Also in action was Andrew Hall, who followed up a 22 lb 8 oz common with a 23 lb 4 oz ‘chocolate orange’ common that gave him a real tussle, along with a sizeable mirror carp that came off at the net, all at peg 3.
Last week we reported how lake regular Mark Savage had a brace of upper-‘twenties’ and lost a third fish, and he has sent in pictures of his catch, which was from peg 9, fishing the left-hand margin.
Mark’s mirrors went 27 lb 4 oz and 25 lb 8 oz, and fell to trimmed-down Pineapple pop-ups with a Liver stick mix.
PLEASE NOTE: LEAD CORE IS BANNED ON BOTH TEMPLE AND THE OLD LAKE. PLEASE SEE KEN IN THE SHOP FOR FURTHER DETAILS.