Temple Lake Latest Catches week ending 30/6/19
The lateset capture of The Ghost has shown that it has spawned successfully and is a good 1 lb heavier than it was last summer.
Martin Plank was the captor, at a weight of 35 lb 10 oz, and he also had a 23 lb 8 oz mirror carp, both from peg 6, fishing two rod lengths out in front of peg 8 with 16 mm Carp Company Icelandic Red with Caviar & Cranberry pop-ups, baiting with hemp, maize and pellets.
The last reported banking of The Ghost was two weeks ago at 36 lb 8 oz to Raymond Bateman, the first reported capture since last October, when Richard Daines landed it at 36 lb 2 oz, and when it was caught last August, to Jon Botting, it weighed 34 lb 4 oz.
Also in action was Sam Phillips, with a mirror carp of 29 lb and a common of 22 lb 6 oz, from peg 11, on DSTR Baits.
Dale Burrows landed his first Temple fish, a common of 23 lb 15 oz, from peg 12, on Mainline Cell cast to the island.
Mark Savage had a brace of carp, a 22 lb common and an 18 lb 8 oz mirror, on fishmeal boilies over 10 mm freebies cast tight to the far pads from peg 9.
And Ray Harding rounded off his successful four-day session, which included the 31 lb 8 oz mirror and 24 lb 14 oz common reported last week, with a ‘twenty’ as he was packing up, on 15 mm Sticky Baits Manilla bottom baits with 12 mm Mainline Cell pop-ups over a scattering of freebies close to the island.
PLEASE NOTE: LEAD CORE IS BANNED ON BOTH TEMPLE AND THE OLD LAKE. PLEASE SEE KEN IN THE SHOP FOR FURTHER DETAILS.