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Five more Thirties see carp catches top 95 thirites
THIS WEEKS FISHING!
Following a couple of good weeks fishing generally, the fishing remained pretty active across all lakes with some excellent catches reported. The carp fishing certainly continued well with another a further 4 thirties reported from Temple in the week as well as a few twenties whilst the Old Lake also produced some good action which included a couple of bumper hauls with fish to 22lb reported.
The general fishing also continues to be excellent with yet more big catches of bream from the Old Lake, which included a few decent tench and a cracking 3lb 8oz crucian. The two smaller lakes have also fished well with some excellent mixed bags reported on Milton whilst Bonds saw quite a few reasonable bags of carp taken.
OLD BURY HILL LAKE – GENERAL & BOAT FISHING
It was no surprise to see yet more big bream bags reported this week with both pleasure anglers and matchmen alike reporting ton-up hauls. Whilst the majority of the general catches consist of bream, a fair number of late season tench are also being caught as well as the odd bonus carp. Indeed boat anglers in particular are finding some excellent sport from both the jungle and open water with both bream and tench making up the catches.
With both the front and long bank pegs being the target areas, the middle and early pegs are the swims to head for.
The ‘In Method’ for bank anglers continues to be a small feeder or cage feeder with hair rigged or lassoed 8mm or 10mm pellet on a size 14 or 12 barbless hook. It is also important to remember to ping out a few pellets around your feeder little and often as this does make a very big difference to the catches. Saying that, pole and float tactics are also catching with pellet being the best bait.
This weeks catches
Terry Jacks from Wimbledon had a good day in the week catching 16 bream to 4lb from front bank peg 3. Opting to float fish bread feeding pellet, Terry caught steadily throughout the day approximately 5 rods out.
The Medway Trotters held their latest match on the front bank of the Old Lake last Sunday with some excellent catches taken. Leading the way was our tackle shop manager Russ Evans who on peg 3 alternated his way to victory via feeder and pole with 93-8-0, which consisted of 34 bream, 1 tench and a superb 3lbs 14oz crucian (see photo). The crucian, a new PB for Russ was tempted mid match with a soft ringers expander pellet at 13 metres over a bed of 3mm halibut pellets. Tactics were to feed a bed of pellets on the pole line using soft expanders on the hook and simply catapult out loose offerings over the top. On the feeder line, Russ used hard 8mm halibut pellets on a lasso size 16 rig with a 17g drennan cage feeder and korum quick-change bead set up. Resting both lines helped to record one of the best match weights of the season.
Part of Russ's winning 93lb 8oz bag of bream.
On peg 15 John Pantry after a slow start started to pick up a few good sized bream to 4lbs and put 22 fish in the net for 58-8-0 for second place.Next to the winner on peg 2 was Mark Nevins who caught early in the match on the feeder but had more joy as the match progressed when switching to the waggler at 25 yards. Mark had 17 fish to 5lbs to scale 50-0-0 to take third place overall.
OLD BURY HILL & TEMPLE LAKE – CARP
The carp fishing always picks up as we head into the autumn and this year is no exception with a dozen thirties already reported in September with 5 thirties being caught this week bringing the total number of thirties in the year to a very respectable 95, indeed it would now seem that the magical 100 is not too far away. Whilst Temple has received much of the limelight in recent weeks and months, the Old Lake has quietly gone about its business and is also responding to the autumn changes. This week again saw numerous multi bags reported with a couple of good twenties included in the Old Lake catches.
It was the back bank on Temple, which saw the best of the fishing this week with 5 more thirties reported. Whilst popped up corn is still catching well, an increasing number of fish are being caught on boilies with both Cell and KG1 both catching.
The Old Lake also saw autumn sport continue with anglers again reporting catches of up to a dozen or so fish. Whilst tactics and baits remain much the same as in previous weeks, Icelandic Red boilies are fishing well as are KG1, Activ 8, Maple 8 and Cell boilies. Whilst most good quality baits will catch, it is also worth trying pop ups and popped up corn.
Danny Baker had a good session on Temple catching two fish, a 32lb mirror and mid twenty mirror. Fishing swim 13, Danny caught on boilies from the island margins.
Another angler to catch a thirty this week was Rob Wright, fishing swim 11, Rob caught a 32lb 7oz mirror from the back of the pads on popped up corn as well as a 26lb 2oz mirror. Rob commented: Went back to basics - homemade hair rig using shelf life spicy tuna and sweet chilli boilies with a pva bag with 10 of the same boilies crushed inside. Cast out to the island margins. Rod was out for 2 hours and my PB carp of 32lbs was caught! Nothing again until Wednesday when I caught a 28lb mirror using the same tackle and bait. This time cast out to a channel between 2 islands. At the same time my friend in swim 14 landed a 24lb mirror!
Temple regular Sean Howard managed 3 fish during his weekend session, which included a pretty 30lb 13oz mirror and his 50th fish of the year so far, a very pretty 29lb mirror. Fishing popped up corn to the island margins Sean also caught 22lb 2oz mirror.
Bury Hill bailiff Lee Bacon took advantage of the action on Temple grabbing a quick midweek overnight session which produced a 30lb 11oz mirror. Lee fished swim 11 catching on popped up corn fished with a small pva bag of KG1 pellet.
The next thirty of the week was caught by new Temple member Jack Price, who fished swim 12, Jack managed two fish during his session, a 30lb 6oz mirror and a stunning looking 26lb 2oz scaled mirror.
The Old Lake also saw some pretty brisk action with Luke Ellis bagging 11 fish during his visit on the Old Lake, which included a cracking 22lb 1oz mirror. Luke fished peg 3 catching from the open water on Icelandic Red and stringers, which also accounted for a cracking 16lb 6oz common. Fishing next to Luke was James Hiscock who also did well catching 10 fish to 19lb 8oz. James also caught on Icelandic Red baits fished with Stringers.
Mark Savage grabbed a short boat session in the week catching 4 commons to 15lb. Mark fished small boilies over hemp and pellet. Mark also managed 6 fish to 17lb 10oz from peg 38 on similar baits. Rob Hawkins also grabbed a quick night session catching 6 fish to 18lb from peg 39. Rob also caught on small boilies over pellet.
A few weeks ago Graham Trudgill nabbed a stunning 35lb common from the Old Lake. Although not the best quality, pictures of Grahams fish are below.
Following last week bounce back on Bonds Lake catches continued to improve this week with a number of anglers reporting reasonable catches of carp to early doubles. With both feeder, pole and float tactics all catching, both the island margins are fishing as well as the open water. Key baits remain pellet and mini boilies with maggot also catching a few fish. If you ask in the tackle shop, you can get a leaflet describing the ‘in’ method on Bonds, which will certainly help to increase your catches.
Terry Mann had a good day in the week catching a dozen or so fish to 9lb. Fishing a short pole, Terry alternated between the margins and pole line catching on soft hooker pellets.
Jo with a pretty 6lb Bonds carp.
Milton also saw catches increase again this week with the roach in particular showing well in nets to 20lb. The tench and crucian also continued to show in reasonable numbers as well as a few perch and rudd. With all areas producing a few fish, the margins are still the best bet for a few tench and crucian with the open water being the area to target for the roach and rudd. Regarding baits, hard drilled and soft pellet and corn over small pellet are catching, with the roach, rudd and perch showing well to maggot, caster and worm.
This weeks catches
Phil Marks had a good day catching 7 tench, 5 crucian and a good net of roach and rudd. Fishing peg 3, Phil fished 8mm soft pellets to the margins tight to the reeds catching the roach and rudd from the open water.
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