Temple Lake Latest Catches week ending 2/9/18
The Double Row Linear is among the ‘A-team’ of upper ‘thirties’ in Temple, and this week it fell to Matt White at 37 lb 6 oz.
Matt was fishing peg 1, and commented that the fish was “in immaculate condition.”
The previous reported capture was at the start of July when Terry Baker had the fish at its heaviest ever reported weight of 39 lb.
A good indication of how keen the fish are to feed at present is the capture of the Long Common three times in a week.
Mick Warren had the fish at 31 lb 8 oz in the evening at the start of a 48-hour session on peg 3, and early the next morning he landed a fish that turned out to be the Long Common again.
And then Ray Harding had the fish again at 29 lb, also from peg 3, his third or fourth capture of this fish, this time with a 20 lb 6 oz common.
Mick was using a Mainline Cell wafter and a few freebies around the area and then Cell again for the second capture, but from a different part of the swim.
Ray fished a single 15 mm Mainline Hybrid bottom bait over a scattering of loose offerings tight to the far margins.
Also in action was bailiff Sam Sawyers, who had a 24 lb 11 oz mirror carp on a JHBaits Nuti-B pop-up, having landed his first Temple ‘thirty’ back in April.
And another bailiff, Clive Elson, got on the scoresheet with a 20 lb common from peg 9, on the same bait, in open water over a handful of freebies.
Jon Botting has sent in some great pictures of his capture of The Ghost at 34 lb 4 oz from peg 9, reported last week.
The Horsham angler now needs only Nemo for the ‘full set’.
Jon also landed mirrors of 21 lb and 19 lb, on single 14 mm A2 Baits Creamy Toffee pop-ups over particles.
PLEASE NOTE: LEAD CORE IS BANNED ON BOTH TEMPLE AND THE OLD LAKE. PLEASE SEE KEN IN THE SHOP FOR FURTHER DETAILS.