Temple Lake Latest Catches week ending 23/9/18
It’s surprising how often a spell of wet and windy weather gets carp on the feed, and usually it is the biggest fish that are spurred into action.
Last week’s strong south-westerly winds led to the capture of Nemo at 44 lb 1 oz by Tony Sawyers, at 5.30am in some difficult weather conditions, and there were also three ‘thirties’ banked..
Tony was fishing peg 1 with 14 mm JHBaits Nuti-B boilies over a scattering of whole and cut-up baits in the left-hand margin of the island.
He caught Nemo back in spring 2015, at a weight that could have been 39 lb 5 oz or 43 lb 12 oz, though this latest capture has settled any uncertainty on that score.
This is the first reported capture of Nemo since the end of May, when Dan McGinnis landed the fish at 43 lb, just a few days after Joshua Knight did the same.
Nemo’s biggest weight is 44 lb 11 oz, to Chris Spencer in early May this year, having previously been at a top weight just after the Christmas break in 2015 of 43 lb 3 oz, to Martin Goddard on his second visit to Temple.
At this time last year, Nemo weighed 42 lb 15 oz, falling to Karl Jansen, giving him his first UK ‘forty’, having been landed in June of that year at 43 lb 1 oz by new member Luke Luff.
The captors of the 30 lb fish caught last week were Jose Garcia with a 31 lb 7 oz common and a 21 lb 6 oz fully scaled on a day session at peg 14, on home-made 15 mm Toffee and Coconut boilies, using PVA bags of six free offerings and loose offerings, cast a metre from the island.
Also, Mark Savage landed a 31 lb 6 oz mirror after moving swims to peg 11, using a Nash Candy Nut Crush pop-up to the old pads area in front of peg 10.
And Ray Harding also banked a 31 lb 6 oz fish, his a mirror, from peg 6, on an 18 mm Mainline Cell bottom bait in open water over a scattering of free offerings where he’d spotted a flat spot caused by a fish disturbing oily feed on the bottom.
Jordan Jeffrey landed a 24 lb 12 oz common, and Tony Watson, from Biggin Hill, had a 22 lb common and a 20 lb mirror from peg 30, on 15 mm krill bottom baits and PVA mesh bags of free offerings in open water.
And brothers Andy and Dave Hall both enjoyed action during their 24-hour session, Dave banking his first Temple carp, a 21 lb common, from peg 6, while Andy had a fully scaled of 21 lb 12 oz from peg 9, on pop-ups and wafters.
Sam Sawyers has sent in pictures of his fish reported last week, a 32 lb 4 oz common and fully scaleds of 26 lb and 18 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.