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Big bream haul from New Road Lake

Alan Wilkie decided to target the big bream that inhabit New Road Lake and scaled his tackle down accordingly by using only small hook. Fishing into the light wind it was not long before Alan had his first taste of action, a cracking 10lb 6oz bream. This encouraged him to settle himself down for an overnight session which proved to be a hectic affair. Alan went on to land bream weighing 8lb 12oz, 11lb 2oz, 11lb 5oz, 11lb 6oz and 12lbs plus a bonus mirror carp of 13lb 8oz. A return visit saw him land two more bream including a 10lb 4oz specimen and a ‘baby’ of 6lbs. Pike angler James Hopper was pleased to break a p.b. with a 10lb 3oz bream whilst John Murphy added to his growing tally of carp with a 14lb 4oz mirror. Fraser Hayden fished an overnight session baiting his swim with a mixture of pellets and corn combined with broken boilies. Fraser went on to land a 19lb 8oz mirror and a 9lb 4oz bream Neil Large has been quietly enjoying some success at the lake with a best mirror weighing 28lbs so far. A guest of Mike Hames float-fished alongside the small island and caught quality roach and rudd throughout the day with hardly a minute’s break without some action. Barry Fox caught a 13lb mirror but his grandson, Lewis Vereeque took the honours when he landed a 9lb 14oz bream using 14mm chocolate malt boilies.