Temple Lake Latest Catches week ending 19/3/17
Although the predator season is now closed until October, it ended with a bang with the capture of the biggest reported fish of the season, falling to a carp angler on Temple.
Stuart Smith landed the huge fish (see photo below) at peg 1 on a snowman presentation of boilies, mirroring a fishery-best capture back in Aprll 2013 of a 15 lb 10 oz zander by Terry Brown, after it intercepted his boilie as it dropped from the back of his bait-boat.
On the carp front, Jordan Jefferies had the best fish reported, a 32 lb common from peg 15, on a single Mainline Essential Cell wafter cast towards the island with a PVA bag of crushed boilies.
Tom Medrow had a successful session, landing a brace of upper ‘twenties’, a 27 lb 2 oz common and 26 lb 10 oz mirror.
Sam Sawyers, from Westcott, also had a brace, a common and a mirror carp each weighing 19 lb 10 oz, from peg 13 on single 14 mm Oxford Carp Baits boilies.
And Mark Constable landed an 18 lb common from peg 14 on a 16 mm Sticky Baits Manilla boilie.
Details were coming through at the time of uploading this report of Gordon being caught by Mick Warren, who had a 31 lb 10 mirror the week before. Gordon (aka Three Scale) was last reported back in October at 26 lb 10 oz to Dave Evans, though the fish has reached close to 30 lb in winter.
PLEASE NOTE: LEAD CORE IS BANNED ON BOTH TEMPLE AND THE OLD LAKE. PLEASE SEE KEN IN THE SHOP FOR FURTHER DETAILS.