15th June 2015
Rushcombe Lake is still in cracking form. All areas of this lake are producing excellent bags of between 50-100lb.
The new mirror carp that were introduced into this lake earlier this year are showing really well but they are also providing competition for the resident carp so they are being caught regularly as well. A 16 hook with a 2lb bottom line is the way to go here. Just be aware that the largest fish caught to date is just an ounce short of 16lb! the best hook bait has been soft pellet closely followed by sweetcorn, maggots and luncheon meat. Pellets or micro-pellets have been the best feed.
One of our Twitter followers, Rossco, had a great day fishing peg 50. He pole fished at 10m dead depth using 6mm meat pellets on the hook, red maggot and 2mm micro-pellets for a 50lb bag of carp.
The North Pool is also fishing well. Wayne Staples fished the ‘Hovis’ pegs for 80-90lb of silvers & carp weighing between 6-9lb caught on paste, sweetcorn & hard pellet.
All areas of this lake are producing good bags. There are some really nice perch showing at the moment on small pieces of luncheon meat – worth a try for something different.
The Carp Lake is still fishing hard in the middle of the day but there are some lovely doubles showing in the early morning and evening. By far and away the best tactic is to use bread crust or dog biscuit free-lined on the surface - best presented in the margins.
The Match Lake is also fishing well at the moment. This lake is dominated by crucians, fantailed crucians and silver fish and these are being caught regularly making up some excellent bags of around 75lb. However, there are also some lovely large carp and bream coming out as proved by Joe & Timea Kantor from Hungary who returned recently and had carp to 10lb and bream to 2.5lb – lovely photos on our website gallery and Facebook page.
The South Pool is also producing well. Most people target the large bream in this lake which go to 5.5lb but there are also some excellent large carp coming out of around 14lb. The most successful hook baits are too numerous to mention so, if you have a favourite, bring it along to try it!