WEEKLY FISHING REPORTS

 

 

Weekly Fishing Reports - 15/04/2018

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 73 181 47 228 3.1 3lb 4oz 430 196 433 5lb 0oz 1 2.2
Fontburn Reservoir 85 299 10 309 3.64 5lb 8oz 500 291 1004 5lb 8oz 1 3.45
Whittle Dene Reservoir  0  0  0  0  0 0  0  0  0  0 0  0
DURHAM
Derwent Reservoir 164 481 117 598 3.6 3lb 600 747 2,458 5lb 8oz 3 3.3
TEESDALE
Grassholme Reservoir 122 534 0 534 4.3 3lb 7oz 500 379 1444 12lb 2oz 0 3.8
Hury Reservoir 37 87 47 134 3.6 3lb 100 134 703 5lb 0 5.2
CLEVELAND
Scaling Dam Reservoir 72 210 15 225 3.12 2lb 8oz 300 227 670 3lb 0 2.95

Weekly Fishing Reports - 15/04/2018

NORTHUMBERLAND
TROUT FISHERIES
KIELDER WATER
FONTBURN RESERVOIR
WHITTLE DENE RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week
73 85 0
Number of trout taken - week
181 299 0
Number of trout returned - week
47 10 0
Total number of trout caught - week 228 309 0
Rod average - week 3.1 3.64 0
Best trout - week 3lb 4oz 5lb 8oz 0
Number of fish re-stocked - week 430 500 0
Total number of anglers to date 196 291 0
Total number of fish caught to date 433 1004 0
Largest trout of the season so far 5lb 0oz 5lb 8oz 0
Number of tagged fish caught to date 1 1 0
Seasonal rod average 2.2 3.45 0
DURHAM
TROUT FISHERY DERWENT RESERVOIR
 
Number of anglers - week 164
Number of trout taken - week 481
Number of trout returned - week 117
Total number of trout caught - week 598
Rod average - week 3.6
Best trout - week 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 600
Total number of anglers to date 747
Total number of fish caught to date 2458
Largest trout of the season so far 5lb 8oz
Number of tagged fish caught to date 3
Seasonal rod average 3.3
TEESDALE
TROUT FISHERIES GRASSHOLME RESERVOIR
HURY RESERVOIR

 
Number of anglers - week 122 37
Number of trout taken - week 534 87
Number of trout returned - week 0 47
Total number of trout caught - week 534 134
Rod average - week 4.3 3.6
Best trout - week 3lb 7oz 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 500 100
Total number of anglers to date 379 134
Total number of fish caught to date 1444 703
Largest trout of the season so far 12lb 2oz 5lb
Number of tagged fish caught to date 0 0
Seasonal rod average 3.8 5.2
CLEVELAND
TROUT FISHERY
SCALING DAM RESERVOIR



Number of anglers - week 72
Number of trout taken - week 210
Number of trout returned - week 15
Total number of trout caught - week 225
Rod average - week 3.12
Best trout - week 2lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 300
Total number of anglers to date 227
Total number of fish caught to date 670
Largest trout of the season so far 3lb
Number of tagged fish caught to date 0
Seasonal rod average 2.95

 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:

Ray Fothergill managed to take this seasons’ largest fish so far weighing in at 5lb. He took the fish whilst fishing from a boat and completed his limit catch.   

Memorable Moment of the week:

Ken Potts of Wigton, Cumbria managed limit catches twice during his two visits. Monday Ken was fishing from Gordon’s Walls where he caught his eight fish for 12lb 12oz, the largest being 3lb 4oz. He then visited again Saturday in the same location taking eight fish again! Just when Ken’s thought his day couldn’t get any better, he landed a 3lb tagged fish which won him a cash prize of £343! All fish were taken on float fished Powerbait.

 

Best areas and flies: The best flies have been orange and black Blobs fished from the boats. The most productive area has been around the limit of fishing at Hawkhope, along to the entrance of Belling Inlet, Stockie Bay and Whickhope. The fish have been caught higher in the water as the temperature warms up a little. The majority are still being taken on Di 2-4 lines.

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Orange Powerbait and floating Powerbait eggs have taken most fish. Hawkhope and Tower Knowe have been the best areas. Small spinners have taken fish.

 

Please note: Boats are currently due back at the jetty 5.30pm. This will change to 8pm 1 May. There is still a tagged fish at large with a prize fund available for its capture. Please check if booking boats as this Sunday is the first heat of the Kielder Water Aid pairs.

 

Newsflash: stocking of 730 fish later in the week.

 

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

 

Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

 

Ranger: Lee Hollings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fontburn Reservoir:

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

Catch of the week: Regular fly anglerSid Barnes recorded a total of 14 (six returned) rainbow trout for a phenomenal total weight of 43lb. Sid opted for a Cat’s Whisker and was left purring after his exceptional session.

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Bait angler Jamie Derbyshire was rewarded on Friday for fishing multiple spots on the north shore. Jamie walked away with his limit catch which included this weeks best fish; a beautifully conditioned 5lb 8oz rainbow trout.  

 

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

 

Best areas and baits/lures: North shore bay and mid-section. Chartreuse Powerbait eggs and loose fed trout pellets.  

 

Newsflash: Our stocking programme continues unabated with our farm fresh fish added to the reservoir twice weekly moving forward.

 

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

 

Ranger office: 01669 621368

 

Ranger:

Stephen Gillott

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

Derwent Reservoir:

 

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

 

Catch of the week:

 

Memorable Moment of the week: One angler had over 50 fish from the Bay of Plenty Friday using small Nymphs with other reporting similar totals. 7 year old Arron Gilmour from Blackhill beat his dad four fish to three including a cracking rainbow of 3lb from Murray’s Point. Well done Arron!!

 

Best areas and flies: Bay Of Plenty and Millshield continue to provide shelter from the wind and excellent sport. Lures are working well with a slow retrieve and also small traditional patterns and nymphs are preferable when the temperature rises on fine days.

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Most areas have fished well with the shallower areas such as Pow Hill and Hunter House ideal as the water temperature warms slightly more quickly in these areas. Ledgered orange or yellow Powerbait eggs and Mice-tails are an ideal bait with trout pellets in a feeder.

 

Newsflash: More tagged fish to be added following the third of the season caught this week.

 

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

 

Ranger office 01207 255250

 

Ranger: Chris Hodgson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Grassholme Reservoir:   

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

 

Catch of the week: David Rennie of Stockton had a double up on the fly landing both fish in Easter Bay taken on a Cat’s Whisker and a Cormorant on the dropper. David finished with his limit during a six hour spell.

 

 

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Young Jason Hislop landed his first ever fish with the help of his dad close to the white post. With that; the young man was hooked, taking another three on bubble gum Mice-tails.

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: Easter Bay and Brock Scar have produced good numbers on fly with mini lures fished with a slow/medium retrieve.

 

 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: The Dam Wall has fished well and round to Easter Bay. Fish have mostly been caught close to the bank utilising a short trace set up. Orange Powerbait eggs along with bubblegum Mice-tails have produced the most fish this week.

 

 

 

Newsflash: Another bumper stocking from our farm at Lartington will be added this week including more tagged fish.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Ranger office: 01833 641121

 

 

 

Ranger: Simon Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hury:

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

 

Catch of the week: Mr. R Matthews returning 13 fish in a cracking two hour spell.

 

 

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Mr. J Swinbank, a traditional nymph fisherman, decided to give his newly purchased snake flies a go, during an early morning spell. He was more than happy with the results, taking seven fish home.

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: Reedy Point and north shore have been the most consistent areas. Some warmer evening have brought fish into the margins feeding on naturals and easily tempted by a stealthy angler. Best flies include Black Hopper, Hares Ear Nymph, Black Taddy.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Ranger office 01833 641121

 

 

 

Ranger: Simon Lee

 

 

 

 

 

           

 

 

 

 

Scaling Dam:

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

Catch of the week: Harry Noble from Whitby and Jeff Walsh from Stockton both caught a rainbow weighing 2lb 8oz at the west end of the reservoir. Harry’s was one of six caught on the jetty with orange and yellow Powerbait at the weekend. Jeff caught his during the foggy spell on the rocks at the west end using worm and left happily with four.

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Finally after four days of heavy fog and bitter cold... it lifted and what a transformation it was as the reservoir leapt to life with a hive of activity, having said that; anglers each day throughout the week have still caught fish in all areas.

 

Best areas and flies: The south shore from the groyne area to opposite the fishing lodge produced some excellent catches with fly anglers catching steadily on a Dawson’s Olive, Bibio, Clan Chief and Black Hopper.

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Worm, maggot, just about every colour of Powerbait and Spinners have been effective. Throughout the foggy days both ends of the Dam were productive. Over the weekend all areas fished extremely well.

 

Newsflash: With a much more settled weather forecast and another stocking this week the prospects for the excellent sport to continue are looking really good.

 

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

 

Ranger office: 01287 644032

 

Ranger: David Bateman

 

 

WEEKLY FISHING REPORTS

 

 

Weekly Fishing Reports - 15/04/2018

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 73 181 47 228 3.1 3lb 4oz 430 196 433 5lb 0oz 1 2.2
Fontburn Reservoir 85 299 10 309 3.64 5lb 8oz 500 291 1004 5lb 8oz 1 3.45
Whittle Dene Reservoir  0  0  0  0  0 0  0  0  0  0 0  0
DURHAM
Derwent Reservoir 164 481 117 598 3.6 3lb 600 747 2,458 5lb 8oz 3 3.3
TEESDALE
Grassholme Reservoir 122 534 0 534 4.3 3lb 7oz 500 379 1444 12lb 2oz 0 3.8
Hury Reservoir 37 87 47 134 3.6 3lb 100 134 703 5lb 0 5.2
CLEVELAND
Scaling Dam Reservoir 72 210 15 225 3.12 2lb 8oz 300 227 670 3lb 0 2.95

Weekly Fishing Reports - 15/04/2018

NORTHUMBERLAND
TROUT FISHERIES
KIELDER WATER
FONTBURN RESERVOIR
WHITTLE DENE RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week
73 85 0
Number of trout taken - week
181 299 0
Number of trout returned - week
47 10 0
Total number of trout caught - week 228 309 0
Rod average - week 3.1 3.64 0
Best trout - week 3lb 4oz 5lb 8oz 0
Number of fish re-stocked - week 430 500 0
Total number of anglers to date 196 291 0
Total number of fish caught to date 433 1004 0
Largest trout of the season so far 5lb 0oz 5lb 8oz 0
Number of tagged fish caught to date 1 1 0
Seasonal rod average 2.2 3.45 0
DURHAM
TROUT FISHERY DERWENT RESERVOIR
 
Number of anglers - week 164
Number of trout taken - week 481
Number of trout returned - week 117
Total number of trout caught - week 598
Rod average - week 3.6
Best trout - week 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 600
Total number of anglers to date 747
Total number of fish caught to date 2458
Largest trout of the season so far 5lb 8oz
Number of tagged fish caught to date 3
Seasonal rod average 3.3
TEESDALE
TROUT FISHERIES GRASSHOLME RESERVOIR
HURY RESERVOIR

 
Number of anglers - week 122 37
Number of trout taken - week 534 87
Number of trout returned - week 0 47
Total number of trout caught - week 534 134
Rod average - week 4.3 3.6
Best trout - week 3lb 7oz 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 500 100
Total number of anglers to date 379 134
Total number of fish caught to date 1444 703
Largest trout of the season so far 12lb 2oz 5lb
Number of tagged fish caught to date 0 0
Seasonal rod average 3.8 5.2
CLEVELAND
TROUT FISHERY
SCALING DAM RESERVOIR



Number of anglers - week 72
Number of trout taken - week 210
Number of trout returned - week 15
Total number of trout caught - week 225
Rod average - week 3.12
Best trout - week 2lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 300
Total number of anglers to date 227
Total number of fish caught to date 670
Largest trout of the season so far 3lb
Number of tagged fish caught to date 0
Seasonal rod average 2.95

 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:

Ray Fothergill managed to take this seasons’ largest fish so far weighing in at 5lb. He took the fish whilst fishing from a boat and completed his limit catch.   

Memorable Moment of the week:

Ken Potts of Wigton, Cumbria managed limit catches twice during his two visits. Monday Ken was fishing from Gordon’s Walls where he caught his eight fish for 12lb 12oz, the largest being 3lb 4oz. He then visited again Saturday in the same location taking eight fish again! Just when Ken’s thought his day couldn’t get any better, he landed a 3lb tagged fish which won him a cash prize of £343! All fish were taken on float fished Powerbait.

 

Best areas and flies: The best flies have been orange and black Blobs fished from the boats. The most productive area has been around the limit of fishing at Hawkhope, along to the entrance of Belling Inlet, Stockie Bay and Whickhope. The fish have been caught higher in the water as the temperature warms up a little. The majority are still being taken on Di 2-4 lines.

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Orange Powerbait and floating Powerbait eggs have taken most fish. Hawkhope and Tower Knowe have been the best areas. Small spinners have taken fish.

 

Please note: Boats are currently due back at the jetty 5.30pm. This will change to 8pm 1 May. There is still a tagged fish at large with a prize fund available for its capture. Please check if booking boats as this Sunday is the first heat of the Kielder Water Aid pairs.

 

Newsflash: stocking of 730 fish later in the week.

 

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

 

Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

 

Ranger: Lee Hollings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fontburn Reservoir:

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

Catch of the week: Regular fly anglerSid Barnes recorded a total of 14 (six returned) rainbow trout for a phenomenal total weight of 43lb. Sid opted for a Cat’s Whisker and was left purring after his exceptional session.

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Bait angler Jamie Derbyshire was rewarded on Friday for fishing multiple spots on the north shore. Jamie walked away with his limit catch which included this weeks best fish; a beautifully conditioned 5lb 8oz rainbow trout.  

 

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

 

Best areas and baits/lures: North shore bay and mid-section. Chartreuse Powerbait eggs and loose fed trout pellets.  

 

Newsflash: Our stocking programme continues unabated with our farm fresh fish added to the reservoir twice weekly moving forward.

 

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

 

Ranger office: 01669 621368

 

Ranger:

Stephen Gillott

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

Derwent Reservoir:

 

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

 

Catch of the week:

 

Memorable Moment of the week: One angler had over 50 fish from the Bay of Plenty Friday using small Nymphs with other reporting similar totals. 7 year old Arron Gilmour from Blackhill beat his dad four fish to three including a cracking rainbow of 3lb from Murray’s Point. Well done Arron!!

 

Best areas and flies: Bay Of Plenty and Millshield continue to provide shelter from the wind and excellent sport. Lures are working well with a slow retrieve and also small traditional patterns and nymphs are preferable when the temperature rises on fine days.

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Most areas have fished well with the shallower areas such as Pow Hill and Hunter House ideal as the water temperature warms slightly more quickly in these areas. Ledgered orange or yellow Powerbait eggs and Mice-tails are an ideal bait with trout pellets in a feeder.

 

Newsflash: More tagged fish to be added following the third of the season caught this week.

 

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

 

Ranger office 01207 255250

 

Ranger: Chris Hodgson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Grassholme Reservoir:   

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

 

Catch of the week: David Rennie of Stockton had a double up on the fly landing both fish in Easter Bay taken on a Cat’s Whisker and a Cormorant on the dropper. David finished with his limit during a six hour spell.

 

 

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Young Jason Hislop landed his first ever fish with the help of his dad close to the white post. With that; the young man was hooked, taking another three on bubble gum Mice-tails.

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: Easter Bay and Brock Scar have produced good numbers on fly with mini lures fished with a slow/medium retrieve.

 

 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: The Dam Wall has fished well and round to Easter Bay. Fish have mostly been caught close to the bank utilising a short trace set up. Orange Powerbait eggs along with bubblegum Mice-tails have produced the most fish this week.

 

 

 

Newsflash: Another bumper stocking from our farm at Lartington will be added this week including more tagged fish.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Ranger office: 01833 641121

 

 

 

Ranger: Simon Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hury:

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

 

Catch of the week: Mr. R Matthews returning 13 fish in a cracking two hour spell.

 

 

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Mr. J Swinbank, a traditional nymph fisherman, decided to give his newly purchased snake flies a go, during an early morning spell. He was more than happy with the results, taking seven fish home.

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: Reedy Point and north shore have been the most consistent areas. Some warmer evening have brought fish into the margins feeding on naturals and easily tempted by a stealthy angler. Best flies include Black Hopper, Hares Ear Nymph, Black Taddy.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Ranger office 01833 641121

 

 

 

Ranger: Simon Lee

 

 

 

 

 

           

 

 

 

 

Scaling Dam:

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

Catch of the week: Harry Noble from Whitby and Jeff Walsh from Stockton both caught a rainbow weighing 2lb 8oz at the west end of the reservoir. Harry’s was one of six caught on the jetty with orange and yellow Powerbait at the weekend. Jeff caught his during the foggy spell on the rocks at the west end using worm and left happily with four.

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Finally after four days of heavy fog and bitter cold... it lifted and what a transformation it was as the reservoir leapt to life with a hive of activity, having said that; anglers each day throughout the week have still caught fish in all areas.

 

Best areas and flies: The south shore from the groyne area to opposite the fishing lodge produced some excellent catches with fly anglers catching steadily on a Dawson’s Olive, Bibio, Clan Chief and Black Hopper.

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Worm, maggot, just about every colour of Powerbait and Spinners have been effective. Throughout the foggy days both ends of the Dam were productive. Over the weekend all areas fished extremely well.

 

Newsflash: With a much more settled weather forecast and another stocking this week the prospects for the excellent sport to continue are looking really good.

 

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

 

Ranger office: 01287 644032

 

Ranger: David Bateman