Temple Lake Latest Catches week ending 16/6/19
Very heavy and prolonged rain accompanied by strong winds last Monday and into Tuesday kept many anglers away from the banks, but one angler who braved the conditions and benefited is Raymond Bateman.
Arriving on Sunday afternoon for 48 hours, Raymond set up in peg 3 and had an 18 lb 10 oz mirror carp on the first night.
Then, in the worst of the weather the following day, he hooked five carp, landing The Ghost at 36 lb 8 oz, along with a 25 lb 4 oz fully scaled, a 29 lb 1 oz common and a 29 lb 8 oz common, and having two hook pulls, one on a very big fish.
Successful tactics were Mainline Cell bottom baits cast to the island margins and the channel.
In action just prior to the rain, on that Saturday, was lake regular Ray Harding, from Mitcham, who landed a 24 lb 14 oz common from peg 6.
Ray used a snowman consisting of a 15 mm Sticky Baits Manilla bottom bait topped with a 12 mm Cell pop-up, cast to the island over a dozen boilies.
And this Saturday, Barry Godfrey, from Morden, landed a 29 lb common from peg 10, casting a Cell boilie tight to the brick ‘monk’ overflow.
PLEASE NOTE: LEAD CORE IS BANNED ON BOTH TEMPLE AND THE OLD LAKE. PLEASE SEE KEN IN THE SHOP FOR FURTHER DETAILS.