WITH the strong south westerly winds, rain and cold temperatures, not many anglers graced the banks at all at Aquatels this week.

But most of those who did brave the weather managed to have something something out of the water with fish being caught from numerous swims around the lake and even a few multiple catches.

Brian Dawson fished a quick over-nighter and helped himself to a ghostie of 19lb 12oz from the beach.

Lathams Lee snatched out a jay's common at 24lb 4oz in a day session on the beach.

Carl Pritchard managed a common just shy of the 20lb mark , and then moved down the beach to nick a 15lb mirror using solid bags.

Jantzten Thompson dropped in for a couple of nights and wrinkled out four fish – two stockies to a best of 17lb 10oz, a ghostie of 20lb 12oz, and a gorgeous fully scaled mirror of just under 21lbs.

From along the beach Steve Smith landed a 23lb mirror and Leigh Feltham an 18lb common, while head bailiff Tony Cousins continued his run of good fish with a 23lb 8oz mirror.

Also from the beach Chris Smith managed a 16lb mirror, Carl Pritchard landed a 15lb mirror and another 19 pounder, while a chap called Kirk was lucky enough to catch a 24lb mirror known as “mickey finn”, along with 14 and 12lb mirrors.

Alex Shields, who fished for 48 hours on second point made a slow start before he managed to take three fish consisting of a stockie of 14lbs, a 24lb ghostie, and – best of all – the blue ghostie of 35lb 8oz. All were caught on his home-made boilies.

Peter Hawson, fishing the duckboards, landed a 22lb 8oz common.

The pike fishing is going well with the best coming in at about 17lbs.

Pike are being taken from all over the lake, with many of the bigger ones caught at the margins.

Season tickets are available at £155 for adults, and £85 for concessions.

Anyone wishing to fish on a day ticket will need ID.

All visitors are reminded Aquatels is an alcohol free lake The bailiffs can be called during office hours on 01268 272186.