Temple Lake Latest Catches week ending 5/1/20
The capture of the Double-Row Linear by Matt White at 40 lb 14 oz on Saturday means that Temple now has a 40 lb carp again.
Matt’s UK personal best was part of a two-fish catch, the other being a 24 lb common, on a three-day session.
The Ghost has previously also been caught at over 40 lb, coming out at 40 lb 10 oz in May 2017 to Terry Burns.
Nemo reached a top weight of 46 lb 4 oz in October 2018, the fishery record, before passing away last June.
A mirror carp caught last March at 37 lb 5 oz by Mark Savage could also be a contender for a ‘forty’ in the spring, being at the time just an ounce short of the weight that the Double-Row Linear was 18 months ago on the previous capture by Matt White.
Just before the New Year, Andy Hall continued his run of success, adding a 29 lb 6 oz mirror to the 27 lb 10 oz fully scaled that he caught just before Christmas.
Andy had his latest fish last Sunday morning, fishing peg 9 with a small wafter and small amounts of free offerings topped up regularly.
He had previously caught the same fish in the summer of 2018 at 26 lb 14 oz, giving a weight increase of 2 lb 8 oz in 18 months.
PLEASE NOTE: LEAD CORE IS BANNED ON BOTH TEMPLE AND THE OLD LAKE. PLEASE SEE KEN IN THE SHOP FOR FURTHER DETAILS.