Temple Lake Latest Catches week ending 28/4/19
Sport on Temple Lake usually hits top gear towards the end of April, and so it proved again this year, as Nemo visited the bank for the second time in three weeks, along with a good number of other fish.
Jon Botting got the fish that he was after to complete his clean sweep of the lake’s biggest and most famous residents in 20 months, and this one was the heaviest weight of all of them, at 45 lb 1 oz.
Jon, from Horsham, was fishing peg 10 with single 14 mm A2 Baits Creamy Toffee offerings, and had the run from the right-hand margin, after putting in plenty of bait.
It was the fish that Jon most wanted, having landed the Double-Row Linear at 36 lb 1 oz in August 2017, Two Tone at 36 lb 2 oz in May last year, Friar Tuck the week after at 31 lb 4 oz, then the Parrot at 31 lb 4 oz in July, and the Ghost last August at 34 lb 4 oz.
There are other reports coming through from Temple of six fish being landed, including carp of 30 lb, 29 lb and 20 lb to one angler, and a 26 lb common to another. Details will follow as soon as they are received.
PLEASE NOTE: LEAD CORE IS BANNED ON BOTH TEMPLE AND THE OLD LAKE. PLEASE SEE KEN IN THE SHOP FOR FURTHER DETAILS.