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Run of BIG fish as Autumn arrives!
THIS WEEKS FISHING!
A very good week all round as the fishing responded to the slight drop in water temperature and increased oxygen with all the lakes fishing extremely well. Whilst the general fishing on the Old Lake saw the bream continue to show in large numbers with yet more bags topping the ton reported, the carp fishing also saw a burst in activity with Temple seeing a run of big fish this week which included 5 thirties along with quite a few twenties which pushed the years catches of thirties into the 90’s. Carpers on the Old Lake also saw some good sport with plenty of multi bags reported topped by the odd twenty.
The two smaller lakes, Bonds and Milton also saw a return to sport with some excellent mixed bags reported on Milton which included bags to 60lb whilst Bonds also a turn around in sport with tench and crucian continuing to showing well along with good numbers of roach and rudd.
OLD BURY HILL LAKE – GENERAL & BOAT FISHING
With the bream fishing generally as good as it gets for the time of year, this week saw yet more bumper catches reported with a number of anglers breaking through the magical 100lb mark as the fish keep coming thick and fast. Whilst the majority of the general catches consist of bream, A fair number of tench are also being caught as well as the odd bonus carp.
Whilst the front and long bank pegs continue to be the key areas to target, boat anglers also continued to share some of the action with the open water along the front bank being one of the hot spots with anglers taking good numbers of fish on running pole tackle.
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, both pole and float tactics are also catching with pellet being the best bait.
This weeks catches
Simon Ralph had a cracking day mid week targeting the bream on front bank middle peg 14. Fishing the ‘in method’, Simon fished a small open end feeder packed with groundbait 30mts out catching 52 bream to 6lb along with two bonus 5lb plus tench and a 12lb mirror carp on large 8mm pellets for close to 200lb.
Another angler to do well this week was Tony Stringer who fished the middle of the long bank using a 12m pole. Fishing pellet over pellet, Tony caught a real mix of fish which included skimmers, bream to 5lb, tench to 6lb, a few roach and rudd and a bonus 3lb crucian. In total Tony reckons he bagged 150lb of fish in his 6-hour session.
OLD BURY HILL & TEMPLE LAKE – CARP
Another cracking week on both Temple and the Old Lake as we head into the autumn with 5 more thirties reported from Temple this week bringing the total number of thirties caught this year to a very impressive 91 along with quite a few twenties. In turn, the Old Lake also saw plenty of action with a number of anglers reporting multi-bags of up to 20 fish, which included a few twenties.
Looking at Temple first, another 4 thirties were banked this week which makes 8 over the past two weeks along with quite a few twenties. With the back bank swims seemingly fishing the best, the week saw a string of fish reported which included the Ghost weighing 35lb. Whilst popped up corn is definitely working well, more fish are being caught on boilies with both Cell and KG1 both catching.
The Old Lake also saw the autumn kick start continue with anglers reporting catches of up to 15 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.
The Ghost weighing 35lb was the best fish of the week, caught by Temple regular Stuart Mountjoy, Temple’s prized common was caught from peg 10 on popped up corn which Stuart fished in conjunction with a pva bag filled with pellet catching from the island margins.
Whilst Stuart might have caught the biggest fish of the week, Temple regular Neil Malcomson bagged the most fish, which also included a cracking 33lb 11oz mirror as well as a 25lb 3oz common and mirrors weighing 24lb 4oz and 1lb. Fishing swim 12 on the back bank, Neil caught all his fish on popped up corn from both the open water and margins.
Chris Taylor was another angler to do well catching a lovely looking mirror which weighed 33lb 2oz. bucking the trend and fishing swim 8 on the road bank, Chris fished a Mainline Cell boilie which he glugged over small pellet catching from the island margins. This was Chris’s first fish from Temple and a new PB.
Temple regular Craig Hess also got stuck into the Temple carp again this week catching 4 fish which included Craig's third thirty of the week, a cracking 32lb 8oz mirror. Fishing swim 11, Craig fished plastic corn with a small bag of pellet to the island margins catching mirrors weighing 32lb 8oz, 26lb 14oz, 24lb 2oz and 18lb 2oz.
Another angler to get amongst the fish was another Temple regular, Mike Saxby. Fishing swim 10, Mike caught 4 mirrors weighing 31lb, 27lb, 25lb 8oz and 24lb 8oz all on popped up corn over loose fed corn.
James Kelly managed three fish during his session, mirrors weighing 27lb 5oz, 27lb 4oz and 23lb 10oz. Fishing swim 15, James caught on boilies over pellet. Fishing two swims away was Andy McTear who caught a stunning mirror weighing 29lb 13oz. Caught on popped up corn, this fish was a new PB for Andy.
Another angler to catch this week was Rob Savage who managed a 24lb 12oz mirror. Fishing swim 13, Rob fished a Cell boilie to the margins.
Turning to the Old Lake, Peter Stamp had a very good session mid week catching 14 fish to 22lb from peg 36. Fishing 18mm Icelandic Red boilies tight to the island, Peter caught a 50/50 mix of commons and mirrors with two fish nudging the twenty-pound mark, a 19lb 11oz common and 19lb 6oz mirror.
Another angler to catch on the Old Lake was Martin Relf. Fishing peg 2, Martin caught 6 fish, the best a 19lb 12oz mirror, which fell to a 18mm KG1 boilie, fished with a stringer, and feed was loose boilies.
Whilst sport on Bonds has struggled these past few weeks, catches certainly improved this week with a number of anglers reporting reasonable catches of carp to 10lb. With most methods working, feeder and pole tactics are particularly consistent with fish coming from both the island margins as well as the open water. Pellet and mini boilies continue to account for good numbers of fish although maggot is also starting to catch. If you ask in the tackle shop, you can get a leaflet describing the ‘in’ method on Bonds, which will certainly increase your catches.
This weeks catches
John Mills had a good day in the week on Bonds catching 14 carp to 9lb. Following the ‘in method’ to the letter, John fished peg 11 catching his fish off the island margins on pellet. Another angler to do well was Stuart Marshall who also chose to fish the back bank, but this time fishing the pole. Feeding Swim Stim green groundbait in small balls along the pole line and fishing 8mm soft pellets over the top, Stuart bagged 16 carp to 8lb 5oz.
With increased oxygen levels, Milton saw catches increase further this week with plenty of tench and crucian continuing to show in good numbers as well as some excellent catches of silver fish. As in previous weeks, all areas have been producing a few fish with the margins still the best bet for a few tench and crucian with both pole and float being the best methods. With quality roach and rudd continuing to show well, hard drilled and soft pellet over small pellet are catching, as is maggot, caster, worm and corn.
Jamie Kerwell from Redhill had a good day catching 8 carp to 10lb as well as a few silver fish. Fishing peg 24, Jamie fished a 8mm pellet to the island.
Recent tuitions on Milton have also seen some reasonable catches as Peter and Nick Gidley found out when they visited a couple of weeks ago. Fishing under the watchful eye of tutor Eric Bailey, the pair fished small wagglers to the margins catching carp to 6lb 12oz and tench to 4lb on 10mm red pellet.
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