Temple Lake Latest Catches week ending 17/3/19
After a long, slow winter, there are signs that sport is about to accelerate, with the capture of the lake’s first reported ‘thirty’ of the year.
Ray Harding got things off the mark with Two Tone at 35 lb 12 oz, the fish’s first reported capture since John Keatley landed it at 32 lb 8 oz in September.
Jon Botting had Two Tone in May last year at 36 lb 2 oz.
Ray was fishing peg 6, using an 18 mm Sticky Baits Manilla wafter in open water over a scattering of free offerings, and he also had a 20 lb common during the 24-hour session.
And he was in action a few days before that, landing a 24 lb common last weekend, from the same bait in the same peg, this time cast to a gap in the island.
Another Temple regular, Aaron Warner, from Carshalton, was also successful, landing a 27 lb 8 oz common and a 21 lb fully scaled from peg 15, on a single bottom bait in open water, over a bed of hemp.
PLEASE NOTE: LEAD CORE IS BANNED ON BOTH TEMPLE AND THE OLD LAKE. PLEASE SEE KEN IN THE SHOP FOR FURTHER DETAILS.