Temple Lake Latest Catches week ending 17/11/19
Pictures of David McCallum’s capture of The Ghost at 36 lb 14 oz illustrate how venturing out in difficult conditions can end in huge satisfaction when the right result comes your way.
The Twickenham angler achieved a new personal best with the mint-condition fish, which gave him a real tussle for 25 minutes after two bleeps on his alarm at dawn the Sunday before last.
David was coming to the end of a four-night session that produced extremes of driving rain and hard frosts, but that gave him the whole lake to himself when he arrived.
He chose peg 9 after a couple of laps of the lake, and when he finally got his reward he saw in the light of his headtorch what he had hooked, which he said “wasn’t good for the heart rate.”
Fellow member Andy Hall came down to take the great photos of the fish, which was last reported back in August to Michael Oliver, at 33 lb 14 oz.
In early October of last year, The Ghost came out to Richard Daines at 36 lb 2 oz.
PLEASE NOTE: LEAD CORE IS BANNED ON BOTH TEMPLE AND THE OLD LAKE. PLEASE SEE KEN IN THE SHOP FOR FURTHER DETAILS.