Thursday, 02 August 2012 13:58

Bury Hill Fisheries | Fishery Report | Carp catches improve


Following the hot muggy weather, the recent cooler weather has seen carp catches improve significantly with both Temple and Old Lake starting to produce some excellent sport.

Bury Hill Fisheries fishery reportFollowing a tough few weeks on Temple, the last week or so has seen some excellent catches reported which has included a few thirties and increasing numbers of twenties. The recent cooler weather has also seen a marked improvement in catches on the Old Lake with last weekends 48 hour Olympic Carp Challenge being won with over 300lb whilst session anglers have also reported bumper catches which has also included a good number of 20’s as well as a stunning 31lb mirror.

The following are just a few of the catches reported over the past couple of weeks.

Mike Gibbons stormed to victory in last weekends 48 hour Olympic Carp Challenge which was held on the Old Lake. Drawn in peg 2, Mike made no mistakes putting 27 carp on the bank for a well-deserved 316lb 15oz. Shane Mc Donagh fishing peg 11 took second place with 148lb 10oz whilst Dan Wood fishing peg 5 was third with 106lb 13oz and John Mason fishing peg 24 was fourth with 106lb 2oz. You can read full details of the event in this weeks catch report.

Old Lake regular Graham Cocks who fished peg 2 fishing one line straight out to mid water and one tight to the bushes on the left. Graham managed 9 fish in total although lost several others. Grahams biggest fish was a 20lb 10oz Mirror. Graham caught on double mainline cell sinking dumbells with small corn stop and single 15mm cell boilie with one standard size pop up corn, all fished over a scattering of 15mm cell boilies.

Another angler to do very well on the Old Lake was James Chanut who was on holiday from Bordeaux and just happened to be staying with Bury Hill carp expert Chris Maltby. Needless to say, being a keen carper Chris suggested that James had a session on the Old Lake, which resulted in an impressive 14 carp being banked topped by a very impressive 31 lb 8 oz mirror. All of James fish were taken on Carp Company Icelandic Red boilies cast into open water from peg 3.

Also fishing the Old Lake was Dave Auburn who bagged 14 carp up to 21 lb in a busy 24 hours session. Dave fished peg 42 on the Long Bank fishing Mainline Cell Dumbells in open water.

Turning to Temple catches, Jim Paveley managed a couple of stunning fish during his latest session, the biggest was a 33 lb mirror called Nemo, with the smaller fish being a 29 lb 6 oz mirror. Jim was fishing peg 9 and using a Carp Company Condensed Milk Pukka pop-up topped off with a 10 mm Coconut Pukka pop-up.

Dan Mayne also managed a thirty during his recent session, which weighed 31 lb 8 oz being part of a four-fish catch. Having moved from peg 14, success came from peg 11 where Dan caught this thirty plus three other fish weighing 24 lb 6 oz, 24 lb 10 oz and 28 lb 8 oz. Three of his carp came from the channel in front of the swim and one from tight to the reeds on the island to the left. The session brought Dan's tally to 12 fish from Temple since March, two of which have been thirties, and he has since added a 25 lb 4 oz mirror at 11.30pm from peg 10, casting to the reeds on the island.

Source: Bury Hill Fisheries

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