WEEKLY FISHING REPORTS

 

 

 

Weekly Fishing Reports -12/08/2018

Trout Fisheries Number of anglers - week Number of trout taken - week Number of trout returned - week Total number of trout caught - week Rod average - week Best trout - week Number of fish re-stocked - week Total number of anglers to date Total number of fish caught to date Largest trout of the season so far Number of tagged fish caught to date Seasonal rod average
NORTHUMBERLAND
Kielder Water 53 105 21 126 2.3 4lb 5oz 522  1,731 4,502 5lb 8oz 1 2.6
Fontburn Reservoir 88 120 2 122 1.39 6lb 2oz 250 2,539 7,995 6lb 4oz 10 3.15
DURHAM
Derwent Reservoir 190 346 13 359 1.9 5lb 8oz  900 4,367 11,979 10lb-Bobby Scott  12 2.78
TEESDALE
Grassholme Reservoir 159 473 7 480 3 5lb 500 2,985 9,739 12lb 6oz 7 3.3
Hury Reservoir 22 83 45 128 5.8 5lb 8oz 100 796 2,922 5lb 8oz  0 3.6
CLEVELAND
Scaling Dam Reservoir 69 129 2 131 1.9 5lb 1oz 200 1,558 3,460 5lb 8oz 4 2.2

Weekly Fishing Reports -12/08/2018

NORTHUMBERLAND
TROUT FISHERIES
KIELDER WATER
FONTBURN RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week
53 88
Number of trout taken - week
105 120
Number of trout returned - week
21 2
Total number of trout caught - week 126 122
Rod average - week 2.3 1.39
Best trout - week 4lb 5oz 6lb 2oz
Number of fish re-stocked this week 522  250
Total number of anglers to date 1,731 2,539
Total number of fish caught to date 4,502 7,995
Number of tagged fish caught to date 5lb 8oz 6lb 4oz
Largets trout of the season so far 1 10
Seasonal rod average 2.6 3.15
DURHAM
TROUT FISHERY DERWENT RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week 190
Number of trout taken - week 346
Number of trout returned - week 13
Total number of trout caught - week 359
Rod average - week 1.9
Best trout - week  5lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 900
Total number of anglers to date 4,367
Total number of fish caught to date 11,979
Largest trout of the season so far 10lb -Bobby Scott
Number of tagged fish caught to date 12
Seasonal rod average 2.78
TEESDALE
TROUT FISHERIES GRASSHOLME RESERVOIR
HURY RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week 159 22
Number of trout taken - week 473 83
Number of trout returned - week 7 45
Total number of trout caught - week 480 128
Rod average - week 3 5.8
Best trout - week 5lb 5lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 500 100
Total number of anglers to date 2,985 796
Total number of fish caught to date 9,739 2,922
Largest trout of the season so far 12lb 6oz 5lb 8oz
Number of tagged fish caught to date 7 0
Seasonal rod average 3.3 3.6
CLEVELAND
TROUT FISHERY
SCALING DAM RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week 69
Number of trout taken - week 129
Number of trout returned - week 2
Total number of trout caught - week 131
Rod average - week 1.9
Best trout - week 5lb 1oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 200
Total number of anglers to date 1,558
Total number of fish caught to date 3,460
Largest trout of the season so far 5lb 8oz 
Number of tagged fish caught to date 4
Seasonal rod average 2.2

 Read each reservoirs weekly fishing report below. 

Kielder Water:   

Size:  2,700 acres (1,093h), Max Depth 178 feet (55m)

Sat Nav NE48 1BT                                                             

 

Catch of the week; Along with our weekly stocking a further four fish over 10lb have also been stocked this week at Kielder Waterside. Hopefully some lucky angler will land one of these cracking fish.

 

 

 

Memorable Moment of the week; Jason Owings, on holiday from Essex,had some great sport earlier in the week whilst fishing at Kielder Waterside. Mr. Owings took four fish on a bubble float and worm with a further three fish taken on a small spinner. The largest was 3lb 2oz and he also landed a beautiful brown trout of 1lb which he returned.

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: The mouth of the Belling inlet and Plashetts were the best fly areas. Small spiders, Ace of Spades and sedge patterns have proved the most productive flies fished on Di2 lines.

 

 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Kielder Waterside, Stockie Bay and Tower Knowe have been the best bait areas with spinners and worm taking the majority of fish.

 

.

 

Please note: All boats are currently due back at the jetty for 7pm. With continued low water levels all bank anglers should take extra care when walking over exposed mud and sand. Boat anglers should also stay well out fro the margins as many underwater islands and gravel bars are becoming exposed. 

 

 

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

  

Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

 

 

 

Ranger: John Reed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fontburn Reservoir:

Size: 87 acres (35h), Max Depth 80 feet (25m) Sat Nav: NE61 4PL ,Grid Ref: NZ040 935  

 

 

Catch of the week: In challenging conditions we had to wait until Saturday to see the catch of the week, a 6lb 2oz specimen weighed in by Mr and Mrs S & C Rioch. The family weighed in six fish for a total weight of 16lb, but it was their monster rainbow trout that ultimately stole the show. The family were bait fishing along the north shore, hedging their bets as they opted for mixed tactics, and boy it proved to be a winning strategy - Stunning stuff! 

 

 

 

Memorable moment of the week: It was great to see Gary Owen play the conditions to perfection on Wednesday. Gary opted to spin, with his trusty copper Mepps, whilst keeping on the move targeting fish that were chasing minnows in and around the margins. Gary had a great day as a result, as he eventually claimed five tiptop rainbows. Gary was delighted as he acutely illustrated the value of assessing and fishing to the conditions.   

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: North shore top bay and burn using a Dawson’s Olive or Cat’s Whisker.

 

 

 

Best areas and baits/lures: North shore top bay and burn using a Mepps spinner’s, pink Powerbait eggs and loose fed trout pellets. 

 

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

   

Ranger office: 01669 621368 

 

Fontburn Waterside Park & Fisheries team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derwent Reservoir:

Size:  1,000 acres (405h), Max Depth 100 feet (31m) Sat Nav: DH8 9TT, Grid Ref: NZ029 518

 

Catch of the week: Peter Pattinson and Ray Fothergill took 18 fish between them Saturday morning on the meadow fly fishing a range of flies and snakes with some quality fish to the net including several over 3lb.

 

 

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Cameron Graham from Morpeth, let his young daughter Ava net one of his catch at Derwent. Luckily for him she made a great job as the ghillie, as on closer inspection in the net, the fish held one of our coveted tags scoring Cameron £200!

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: The meadow was the hot spot later in the week but the north bank and Millshields is also provided fly anglers with some great sport, especially using intermediate lines and lures such as a Dawson’s Olive or Beamish Killer.

 

 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Large rainbows have been seen chasing the abundant stocks of fry in the margins. Spinning tactics are a sure way to attract larger fish that have evolved into feeding on these small fish. The bank from the disabled platform to the Oak Tree has provided good sport all week with lots of fish caught between 3lb and 4lb.

 

 

 

Newsflash: More tagged fish will be added this week including another 600 rainbows up to 6lb 

 

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/ 

 

Ranger office 01207 255250 

 

Derwent Ranger team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grassholme Reservoir:   

Size: 140 acres (57h), Max Depth 120 feet (38m), Grid Ref: NY940 224, Sat Nav: DL12 0PW

 

Catch of the week; Mr. K Simpson had an excellent visit Saturday taking his catch limit which included the biggest fish of the week weighing in at 5lb, all taken whilst spinning. 

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Keith Rose only took up fishing recently and during his visit Friday was rewarded with his first fish... and what a first fish! Weighing in at 4lb 10oz was a cracking bar of silver caught close to the Witch’s Hat using clear/white Powerbait eggs on a ledger rig. 

 

Best areas and flies: Fish are starting to return to the margins and anglers are starting to catch well in areas which have struggled in recent weeks, like the Witch’s Hat and the bay above the platform. Rain through the week has brought some good early evening hatches with a few daddies starting to appear. 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: The west end car park has again been the most productive spot with ledgered tactics the best method. White Powerbait eggs and Mice-tails have been the go to baits, bringing plenty of fish to the net.

 

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

 

Ranger office; 01833 641121

 

Thanks from the Teesdale ranger team

 

 

 

 

 

          

Hury:

Size: 125 acres (50h), Max Depth 90 feet (28m), Sat Nav: DL12 9UP, Grid Ref: NY960 193                                         

 

Catch of the week: Mr. P Guy had an excellent Friday catching eight fish which included a 5lb 8oz rainbow and a 3lb rainbow taken on a Dawson’s Olive and Montana during a four hour spell.

 

 

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Mr. A Snailham had the best return of the week taking his limit and returning another four on a very productive Monday with all his fish taken on a Black and Peacock Spider pattern.

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: The boil has again been in use this week with plenty of fish congregated in this area. Most spots have produced fish but this is an excellent place to start, as we see the rod average rocket as cooler water temperatures bring fish back out of the deep water.

 

 

 

Newsflash: The Hury Classic will be held on Sunday 16 September, check out our Facebook page in the coming weeks for details of prizes and rules.

 

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

 

Ranger office; 01833 641121

 

Thanks from the Teesdale ranger team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scaling Dam:

Size: 105 acres, Max Depth 30 feet (9m) Sat Nav TS13 4TP ,Grid Ref: NZ746 127                                 

 

Catch of the week: Mr.J Heward brought two juniors with him and fished behind the garage catching eight rainbows in total but it was the youngest who was the star of the day catching six on ledgered blue-mango Powerbait.

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Girl Power! Young Lainey Garbutt from Redcar had a fantastic day with dad and older brother near the dog leg. Out of the eight fish caught she netted four of them including a 4lb rainbow caught on orange Powerbait and the best of the week at 5lb 1oz on pink beating dads best ever twice over.

 

Best areas and flies: Brian Lees from Southbank returned two rainbows within an hour fishing a Mini-Cat’s Whisker along the west end of the Dam using short casts.

 

Best areas and baits / lures: On various daysthe jetty and the south shore had their moments but it was on Saturday when the hotspot appeared around the dog-leg to the garage with the majority of anglers catching. Orange, pink and rainbow Powerbait, worm, white Mice-tails and spinners were all effective.

 

Special message for the new week: This week has been especially good for the number of larger fish between the 3lb to 5lb mark being caught in various areas of the reservoir on a variety of baits.

 

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

 

Ranger office: 01287 644032

 

Thanks from Scaling ranger team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEKLY FISHING REPORTS

 

 

 

Weekly Fishing Reports -12/08/2018

Trout Fisheries Number of anglers - week Number of trout taken - week Number of trout returned - week Total number of trout caught - week Rod average - week Best trout - week Number of fish re-stocked - week Total number of anglers to date Total number of fish caught to date Largest trout of the season so far Number of tagged fish caught to date Seasonal rod average
NORTHUMBERLAND
Kielder Water 53 105 21 126 2.3 4lb 5oz 522  1,731 4,502 5lb 8oz 1 2.6
Fontburn Reservoir 88 120 2 122 1.39 6lb 2oz 250 2,539 7,995 6lb 4oz 10 3.15
DURHAM
Derwent Reservoir 190 346 13 359 1.9 5lb 8oz  900 4,367 11,979 10lb-Bobby Scott  12 2.78
TEESDALE
Grassholme Reservoir 159 473 7 480 3 5lb 500 2,985 9,739 12lb 6oz 7 3.3
Hury Reservoir 22 83 45 128 5.8 5lb 8oz 100 796 2,922 5lb 8oz  0 3.6
CLEVELAND
Scaling Dam Reservoir 69 129 2 131 1.9 5lb 1oz 200 1,558 3,460 5lb 8oz 4 2.2

Weekly Fishing Reports -12/08/2018

NORTHUMBERLAND
TROUT FISHERIES
KIELDER WATER
FONTBURN RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week
53 88
Number of trout taken - week
105 120
Number of trout returned - week
21 2
Total number of trout caught - week 126 122
Rod average - week 2.3 1.39
Best trout - week 4lb 5oz 6lb 2oz
Number of fish re-stocked this week 522  250
Total number of anglers to date 1,731 2,539
Total number of fish caught to date 4,502 7,995
Number of tagged fish caught to date 5lb 8oz 6lb 4oz
Largets trout of the season so far 1 10
Seasonal rod average 2.6 3.15
DURHAM
TROUT FISHERY DERWENT RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week 190
Number of trout taken - week 346
Number of trout returned - week 13
Total number of trout caught - week 359
Rod average - week 1.9
Best trout - week  5lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 900
Total number of anglers to date 4,367
Total number of fish caught to date 11,979
Largest trout of the season so far 10lb -Bobby Scott
Number of tagged fish caught to date 12
Seasonal rod average 2.78
TEESDALE
TROUT FISHERIES GRASSHOLME RESERVOIR
HURY RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week 159 22
Number of trout taken - week 473 83
Number of trout returned - week 7 45
Total number of trout caught - week 480 128
Rod average - week 3 5.8
Best trout - week 5lb 5lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 500 100
Total number of anglers to date 2,985 796
Total number of fish caught to date 9,739 2,922
Largest trout of the season so far 12lb 6oz 5lb 8oz
Number of tagged fish caught to date 7 0
Seasonal rod average 3.3 3.6
CLEVELAND
TROUT FISHERY
SCALING DAM RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week 69
Number of trout taken - week 129
Number of trout returned - week 2
Total number of trout caught - week 131
Rod average - week 1.9
Best trout - week 5lb 1oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 200
Total number of anglers to date 1,558
Total number of fish caught to date 3,460
Largest trout of the season so far 5lb 8oz 
Number of tagged fish caught to date 4
Seasonal rod average 2.2

 Read each reservoirs weekly fishing report below. 

Kielder Water:   

Size:  2,700 acres (1,093h), Max Depth 178 feet (55m)

Sat Nav NE48 1BT                                                             

 

Catch of the week; Along with our weekly stocking a further four fish over 10lb have also been stocked this week at Kielder Waterside. Hopefully some lucky angler will land one of these cracking fish.

 

 

 

Memorable Moment of the week; Jason Owings, on holiday from Essex,had some great sport earlier in the week whilst fishing at Kielder Waterside. Mr. Owings took four fish on a bubble float and worm with a further three fish taken on a small spinner. The largest was 3lb 2oz and he also landed a beautiful brown trout of 1lb which he returned.

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: The mouth of the Belling inlet and Plashetts were the best fly areas. Small spiders, Ace of Spades and sedge patterns have proved the most productive flies fished on Di2 lines.

 

 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Kielder Waterside, Stockie Bay and Tower Knowe have been the best bait areas with spinners and worm taking the majority of fish.

 

.

 

Please note: All boats are currently due back at the jetty for 7pm. With continued low water levels all bank anglers should take extra care when walking over exposed mud and sand. Boat anglers should also stay well out fro the margins as many underwater islands and gravel bars are becoming exposed. 

 

 

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

  

Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

 

 

 

Ranger: John Reed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fontburn Reservoir:

Size: 87 acres (35h), Max Depth 80 feet (25m) Sat Nav: NE61 4PL ,Grid Ref: NZ040 935  

 

 

Catch of the week: In challenging conditions we had to wait until Saturday to see the catch of the week, a 6lb 2oz specimen weighed in by Mr and Mrs S & C Rioch. The family weighed in six fish for a total weight of 16lb, but it was their monster rainbow trout that ultimately stole the show. The family were bait fishing along the north shore, hedging their bets as they opted for mixed tactics, and boy it proved to be a winning strategy - Stunning stuff! 

 

 

 

Memorable moment of the week: It was great to see Gary Owen play the conditions to perfection on Wednesday. Gary opted to spin, with his trusty copper Mepps, whilst keeping on the move targeting fish that were chasing minnows in and around the margins. Gary had a great day as a result, as he eventually claimed five tiptop rainbows. Gary was delighted as he acutely illustrated the value of assessing and fishing to the conditions.   

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: North shore top bay and burn using a Dawson’s Olive or Cat’s Whisker.

 

 

 

Best areas and baits/lures: North shore top bay and burn using a Mepps spinner’s, pink Powerbait eggs and loose fed trout pellets. 

 

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

   

Ranger office: 01669 621368 

 

Fontburn Waterside Park & Fisheries team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derwent Reservoir:

Size:  1,000 acres (405h), Max Depth 100 feet (31m) Sat Nav: DH8 9TT, Grid Ref: NZ029 518

 

Catch of the week: Peter Pattinson and Ray Fothergill took 18 fish between them Saturday morning on the meadow fly fishing a range of flies and snakes with some quality fish to the net including several over 3lb.

 

 

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Cameron Graham from Morpeth, let his young daughter Ava net one of his catch at Derwent. Luckily for him she made a great job as the ghillie, as on closer inspection in the net, the fish held one of our coveted tags scoring Cameron £200!

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: The meadow was the hot spot later in the week but the north bank and Millshields is also provided fly anglers with some great sport, especially using intermediate lines and lures such as a Dawson’s Olive or Beamish Killer.

 

 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Large rainbows have been seen chasing the abundant stocks of fry in the margins. Spinning tactics are a sure way to attract larger fish that have evolved into feeding on these small fish. The bank from the disabled platform to the Oak Tree has provided good sport all week with lots of fish caught between 3lb and 4lb.

 

 

 

Newsflash: More tagged fish will be added this week including another 600 rainbows up to 6lb 

 

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/ 

 

Ranger office 01207 255250 

 

Derwent Ranger team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grassholme Reservoir:   

Size: 140 acres (57h), Max Depth 120 feet (38m), Grid Ref: NY940 224, Sat Nav: DL12 0PW

 

Catch of the week; Mr. K Simpson had an excellent visit Saturday taking his catch limit which included the biggest fish of the week weighing in at 5lb, all taken whilst spinning. 

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Keith Rose only took up fishing recently and during his visit Friday was rewarded with his first fish... and what a first fish! Weighing in at 4lb 10oz was a cracking bar of silver caught close to the Witch’s Hat using clear/white Powerbait eggs on a ledger rig. 

 

Best areas and flies: Fish are starting to return to the margins and anglers are starting to catch well in areas which have struggled in recent weeks, like the Witch’s Hat and the bay above the platform. Rain through the week has brought some good early evening hatches with a few daddies starting to appear. 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: The west end car park has again been the most productive spot with ledgered tactics the best method. White Powerbait eggs and Mice-tails have been the go to baits, bringing plenty of fish to the net.

 

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

 

Ranger office; 01833 641121

 

Thanks from the Teesdale ranger team

 

 

 

 

 

          

Hury:

Size: 125 acres (50h), Max Depth 90 feet (28m), Sat Nav: DL12 9UP, Grid Ref: NY960 193                                         

 

Catch of the week: Mr. P Guy had an excellent Friday catching eight fish which included a 5lb 8oz rainbow and a 3lb rainbow taken on a Dawson’s Olive and Montana during a four hour spell.

 

 

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Mr. A Snailham had the best return of the week taking his limit and returning another four on a very productive Monday with all his fish taken on a Black and Peacock Spider pattern.

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: The boil has again been in use this week with plenty of fish congregated in this area. Most spots have produced fish but this is an excellent place to start, as we see the rod average rocket as cooler water temperatures bring fish back out of the deep water.

 

 

 

Newsflash: The Hury Classic will be held on Sunday 16 September, check out our Facebook page in the coming weeks for details of prizes and rules.

 

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

 

Ranger office; 01833 641121

 

Thanks from the Teesdale ranger team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scaling Dam:

Size: 105 acres, Max Depth 30 feet (9m) Sat Nav TS13 4TP ,Grid Ref: NZ746 127                                 

 

Catch of the week: Mr.J Heward brought two juniors with him and fished behind the garage catching eight rainbows in total but it was the youngest who was the star of the day catching six on ledgered blue-mango Powerbait.

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Girl Power! Young Lainey Garbutt from Redcar had a fantastic day with dad and older brother near the dog leg. Out of the eight fish caught she netted four of them including a 4lb rainbow caught on orange Powerbait and the best of the week at 5lb 1oz on pink beating dads best ever twice over.

 

Best areas and flies: Brian Lees from Southbank returned two rainbows within an hour fishing a Mini-Cat’s Whisker along the west end of the Dam using short casts.

 

Best areas and baits / lures: On various daysthe jetty and the south shore had their moments but it was on Saturday when the hotspot appeared around the dog-leg to the garage with the majority of anglers catching. Orange, pink and rainbow Powerbait, worm, white Mice-tails and spinners were all effective.

 

Special message for the new week: This week has been especially good for the number of larger fish between the 3lb to 5lb mark being caught in various areas of the reservoir on a variety of baits.

 

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

 

Ranger office: 01287 644032

 

Thanks from Scaling ranger team