FRANTIC action at Town Parks' Specimen Lake saw several anglers reporting double takes and two fish on the bank at the same time!
Matt Skelly took fish during several short visits with his best carp in the mid to high 20s.
Plymouth rod Phil Lamble banked five fish. After losing a good catfish from peg 8, he took four in quick succession during the morning. Halibut pellet tipped off with pop up corn proved tempting.
Brother, John Lamble, banked a good 20lb common from peg 7, while Shaun Lamble netted a fine catfish of 23lbs 4oz which also fell to Halibut pellet.
Gordon Batt took a good cat from peg 6, of 26lbs 1oz, which fell to luncheon meat offered in the margins.
On the Match Lake, sport was also very good. Rod Metcalfe got into the bigger carp in the margins during a short visit to peg 17.
Offering single worm over a bed of ground bait, five Carp over 10lbs seized the bait within a couple of minutes.
Fred Rowe took four carp during a short session at peg 5, while Liverpool rod Steve Rogers banked over 70lb of bream from peg 3.
Roach fed well up in the water with some large bags reported from various pegs – maggot and castor still working well.
A couple of good tench were reported by early morning anglers.
The fishery is open as usual all over the Bank Holiday weekend with fresh and frozen baits available.
YOUNGSTERS have been taking advantage of free coaching on Amiees Pool at Emperor Lakes.
Eight-year-old Brandon Harrison's fishing debut saw him land a 5lb tench and dad, Martin, was quick to praise the quality of coaching he received.
Anyone, young or old, who fancies learning to fish can call 07814 060147 to fix up a session.
Jo-Jo's Lake continues to grow in popularity as big bags are taken regularly by day-only anglers, with perch, roach and tench all showing.
Meanwhile the Carp Lake has been a little quiet, though bailiff Jamie Parr had a cracking 29lb common on Multiworm Squabs from Lake sponsors Pallatrax. Yet to catch a mirror from the lake, it was his ninth common in a row.
A 30lb fish fell to regular Nigel Rogers using CC Moore Ngage bait from the dam section.
The Specimen Lake saw a group of new customers from the Gloucester make an exclusive booking. This group of mixed experience caught sporadically over three days in what is best described as unsettled conditions.
Nevertheless, B J Fry had a cat of 31.12. and Mark Emery found commons to double figures and a specimen eel on worm of 4lb.