The unusually warm weather has certainly prolonged the fishing this year with both the Old Lake and Temple Lake still producing some excellent catches for those who have braved the wet conditions. 


Regular Richard Dalmas from Eastleigh, Hants was one such angler who was rewarded last week with a brace of Temple thirties which included a new lake record. Supported by a 24lb 4oz mirror, Richard’s brace of mirrors weighed 37lb 8oz (PICTURED BELOW) and 31lb.



Richard fished deep water peg 8 fishing a Shoreline Bait Services boilie to the island margins.


The larger of the two mirrors carries tag number 143554. This fish was stocked from the King George on the 7/8/04 weighing 33lb 5oz.


It was 18 months until this fish was caught having put on just over a pound, However this year has the big mirror caught five times, gradually increasing its weight from 34lb to its present 37lb 8oz.


Richards other thirty, a 31lb mirror was caught on similar baits and tactics. This fish carries tag number 187990 and was stocked on the 14/12/05 weighing 24lb from Claremont Lake, one of our rearing lakes. 


This is the third mirror stocked around 24lb from Claremont to break through the thirty pound barrier in less than 11 months.