Temple Lake Latest Catches week ending 25/8/19
The first reported capture of The Ghost for almost two months came after most anglers had left and the lake was quiet on a Monday afternoon.
Captor Michael Oliver had planned to do 48 hours on the Old Lake, starting on Saturday afternoon, but the number of night anglers already installed made him change his mind and opt for quieter Temple.
He and a friend started in pegs 5 and 6, but after 24 hours and no sightings of fish, when other anglers left they moved to pegs 14 and 15, Michael on 15, targeting the margins and the island.
But when that didn’t produce any action, Michael moved one bait, a “nutty shelf-life boilie”, into open water with a few loose offerings, and with 30 minutes remaining and all but the last few bits of gear packed away, Michael got a run on that rod and landed The Ghost, at 33 lb 14 oz.
“I was over the moon with the end result, on what was a tricky weekend’s fishing,” he said.
This capture of The Ghost is the first reported since late-June, when it fell to Martin Plank at 35 lb 10 oz.
It was banked exactly a year ago this week by Jon Botting, at a weight of 34 lb 4 oz.
Ashtead angler Michael has had success at Temple in previous seasons, having banked Friar Tuck at 37 lb 2 oz back in June 2013.
PLEASE NOTE: LEAD CORE IS BANNED ON BOTH TEMPLE AND THE OLD LAKE. PLEASE SEE KEN IN THE SHOP FOR FURTHER DETAILS.