WEEKLY FISHING REPORTS

 

 

 

Weekly Fishing Reports -07/10/2018

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 27 61 8 69 2.5 4lb 5oz  0 2,225 5,186 5lb 8oz 1 2.3
Fontburn Reservoir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,889 8,631 6lb 4oz 10 2.99
DURHAM
Derwent Reservoir 138 381 9 390 2.8 4b 4oz  500 5,798 15,978 10lb 3oz 15 2.8
TEESDALE
Grassholme Reservoir 87 348 10 358 4.1 4lb 300 3,900 13,246 12lb 6oz 10 3.3
Hury Reservoir 19 43 10 53 2.7 4lb 12oz 100 1,047 3,772 5lb 8oz  0 3.6
CLEVELAND
Scaling Dam Reservoir 35 103 3 106 3.02 3lb   200 2,005 4,670 5lb 8oz 5 2.33

Weekly Fishing Reports -07/10/2018

NORTHUMBERLAND
TROUT FISHERIES
KIELDER WATER
FONTBURN RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week
27 0
Number of trout taken - week
61 0
Number of trout returned - week
8 0
Total number of trout caught - week 69 0
Rod average - week 2.5 0
Best trout - week 4lb 5oz
Number of fish re-stocked this week 0 0
Total number of anglers to date 2,225 2.889
Total number of fish caught to date 5,186 8,631
Number of tagged fish caught to date 1 10
Largets trout of the season so far 5lb 8oz 6lb 4oz
Seasonal rod average 2.3 2.99
DURHAM
TROUT FISHERY DERWENT RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week 138
Number of trout taken - week 381
Number of trout returned - week 9
Total number of trout caught - week 390
Rod average - week 2.8
Best trout - week  4lb 4oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 500
Total number of anglers to date 5,798
Total number of fish caught to date 15,978
Largest trout of the season so far 10lb 3oz
Number of tagged fish caught to date 15
Seasonal rod average 2.8
TEESDALE
TROUT FISHERIES GRASSHOLME RESERVOIR
HURY RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week 87 19
Number of trout taken - week 348 43
Number of trout returned - week 10 10
Total number of trout caught - week 358 53
Rod average - week 4.1 2.7
Best trout - week 4lb 4lb 12oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 300 100
Total number of anglers to date 3,900 1,047
Total number of fish caught to date 13,246 3,772
Largest trout of the season so far 12lb 6oz 5lb 8oz
Number of tagged fish caught to date 10 0
Seasonal rod average 3.3 3.6
CLEVELAND
TROUT FISHERY
SCALING DAM RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week 35
Number of trout taken - week 103
Number of trout returned - week 3
Total number of trout caught - week 106
Rod average - week 3.02
Best trout - week 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 200
Total number of anglers to date 2,005
Total number of fish caught to date 4,670
Largest trout of the season so far 5lb 8oz 
Number of tagged fish caught to date 5
Seasonal rod average 2.33

 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 and Memorable Moment of the week: Brian Ridley landed the heaviest fish of the week at 4lb 5oz from the bank at Gordon’s Walls on Ledgered worm. Best catch of the week was caught at Kielder Waterside from Beeches Walk on a Black Midge by Alan Horton. Keith Donaldson also recorded two 3lb trout from the boat at Gowanburn Farm.

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: Belling Inlet, Stockie Bay and Gowanburn Farm have been the most productive spots for boat anglers with Blobs, Muddlers and Fry Patterns taking the most fish.

 

 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Gordon’s Walls, Matthews Linn and Kielder Waterside have been the most productive spots for bait anglers. Powerbait, worm and spinners have produced the best results.

 

 

 

Please note: Boats are available from 8.30am and are due back to the Jetty at 6pm. With low water levels bank anglers should take extra care when walking over exposed mud and sand. Boat anglers should also take extra care 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  

 

 

 

Newsflash:  9 September 2018

 

Fishery Closed

 

Water levels at the reservoir have dropped exposing large areas of dangerous soft ground making the banks unsafe for fishing. Your safety and comfort is our primary concern and we are sorry to inform you that we have taken the decision to close Fontburn for fishing until further notice. However, we are pleased to confirm that our other reservoirs will remain open until the following dates:

 

Kielder – Friday 16 November 2018

Derwent – Thursday 28 February 2019

Hury - Thursday 28 February 2019

Scaling – Wednesday 31 October

Grassholme – Friday 30 November

 

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by the early closure of Fontburn and look forward to welcoming you at our other reservoirs for some great late season sport. 

 

In the meantime, if water levels rise sufficiently we will re-open Fontburn reservoir for fishing.

Please check our website or Facebook page for updates regarding the water level at Fontburn or call us on 01669 621 368 or 0845 155 0236. 

 

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

 

Ranger office: 01669 621368

 

Ranger:

Steven Catlin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derwent Reservoir:

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

 

Catch of the week: Mr R Berry 8 fish for a total weight of 17lb 8oz

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Ed Murray a regular at Hury decided to have a visit to Derwent and he took an 8 fish limit and returned a further 5 on fly.

 

Best areas and flies: Millshields bank and the Spillway have been the best spots with Daddy-Long-Legs, Cats Whisker and Bibio patterns all scoring well.

 

Best areas and baits / lures: The North bank opened up to any method anglers on October 1 the Meadow was prolific throughout the week along with the section of bank from the Dam to the first fence. Both these areas produced numerous 8 fish limit catches, ledgered PowerBait has been the go to method with spinning a great second choice.

 

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

 

Ranger office 01207 255250

 

Ranger:

Steven Bisset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grassholme Reservoir:   

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

 

 

Catch of the week: Mr R Ward landed 4 fish on Thursday during a productive morning session recording two fish over 3lb. His catch included the biggest fish of the week a nice 4lb rainbow caught close to the jetty on spring green Powerbait paste.

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Mr W Stone enjoyed a cracking day on Friday taking 6 and returning 4 on the fly using Black Hoppers. Mr Stone fishing near Pebble Beach used a very slow retrieve and was delighted to be still catching fish from the surface this late on in the season.

 

Best areas and flies: The North bank down from the White Post has fished well this week with some decent returns recorded. Bright Lures continue to get the most action but when winds have dropped there has been plenty of rising fish feeding from the surface.

 

Best areas and baits / lures: The Jetty round to the Witches’ Hat has fished consistently well this week with plenty of limit catches recorded from this bay. Chartreuse Powerbait Eggs and Natural Worm have produced the best catches on both float and ledger tactics.

 

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 M Fraser fishing early in the week and had a great days sport taking his 8 fish limit including the biggest fish of the week weighing in at 4lb 12oz. 

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Mr DParkin was greeted with some very different conditions this week to the ones which welcomed him in June. During a wet and windy visit David managed 5 to the net all on a Bibio Muddler and despite being soaked through he left a happy man.

 

Best areas and flies: Wind at times has hampered the sport again this week colouring up the margins. The key to success was to cast a good line out past this coloured water fishing hot head lures on an intermediate line. Reedy Point continues to be a hotspot with anglers using the westerly winds to their advantage to cast a long line down wind.

 

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: Mid week Rob Ealand, Barry Thrower and Alan Simpson found the hot spot fishing the main dam wall at the East End. The successful trio all recorded 8 limits by 3pm on a variety of baits and Rob also caught the biggest of the week at 3lb.

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: The winds governed the majority of decisions on where to fish this week with the East End being the prime location working west along the main dam wall. Dawson’s Olive and Olive Nomad were the most productive patterns.

 

 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Both the East End and the Jetty area have fished excellent on most days this week with rod averages of between 3 to 5 on certain days. The best baits have been Orange Mice tails, Blue Powerbait Paste and Worm with a Powerbait Paste or Egg cocktail bait.

 

 

 

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 -07/10/2018

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 27 61 8 69 2.5 4lb 5oz  0 2,225 5,186 5lb 8oz 1 2.3
Fontburn Reservoir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,889 8,631 6lb 4oz 10 2.99
DURHAM
Derwent Reservoir 138 381 9 390 2.8 4b 4oz  500 5,798 15,978 10lb 3oz 15 2.8
TEESDALE
Grassholme Reservoir 87 348 10 358 4.1 4lb 300 3,900 13,246 12lb 6oz 10 3.3
Hury Reservoir 19 43 10 53 2.7 4lb 12oz 100 1,047 3,772 5lb 8oz  0 3.6
CLEVELAND
Scaling Dam Reservoir 35 103 3 106 3.02 3lb   200 2,005 4,670 5lb 8oz 5 2.33

Weekly Fishing Reports -07/10/2018

NORTHUMBERLAND
TROUT FISHERIES
KIELDER WATER
FONTBURN RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week
27 0
Number of trout taken - week
61 0
Number of trout returned - week
8 0
Total number of trout caught - week 69 0
Rod average - week 2.5 0
Best trout - week 4lb 5oz
Number of fish re-stocked this week 0 0
Total number of anglers to date 2,225 2.889
Total number of fish caught to date 5,186 8,631
Number of tagged fish caught to date 1 10
Largets trout of the season so far 5lb 8oz 6lb 4oz
Seasonal rod average 2.3 2.99
DURHAM
TROUT FISHERY DERWENT RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week 138
Number of trout taken - week 381
Number of trout returned - week 9
Total number of trout caught - week 390
Rod average - week 2.8
Best trout - week  4lb 4oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 500
Total number of anglers to date 5,798
Total number of fish caught to date 15,978
Largest trout of the season so far 10lb 3oz
Number of tagged fish caught to date 15
Seasonal rod average 2.8
TEESDALE
TROUT FISHERIES GRASSHOLME RESERVOIR
HURY RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week 87 19
Number of trout taken - week 348 43
Number of trout returned - week 10 10
Total number of trout caught - week 358 53
Rod average - week 4.1 2.7
Best trout - week 4lb 4lb 12oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 300 100
Total number of anglers to date 3,900 1,047
Total number of fish caught to date 13,246 3,772
Largest trout of the season so far 12lb 6oz 5lb 8oz
Number of tagged fish caught to date 10 0
Seasonal rod average 3.3 3.6
CLEVELAND
TROUT FISHERY
SCALING DAM RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week 35
Number of trout taken - week 103
Number of trout returned - week 3
Total number of trout caught - week 106
Rod average - week 3.02
Best trout - week 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 200
Total number of anglers to date 2,005
Total number of fish caught to date 4,670
Largest trout of the season so far 5lb 8oz 
Number of tagged fish caught to date 5
Seasonal rod average 2.33

 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 and Memorable Moment of the week: Brian Ridley landed the heaviest fish of the week at 4lb 5oz from the bank at Gordon’s Walls on Ledgered worm. Best catch of the week was caught at Kielder Waterside from Beeches Walk on a Black Midge by Alan Horton. Keith Donaldson also recorded two 3lb trout from the boat at Gowanburn Farm.

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: Belling Inlet, Stockie Bay and Gowanburn Farm have been the most productive spots for boat anglers with Blobs, Muddlers and Fry Patterns taking the most fish.

 

 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Gordon’s Walls, Matthews Linn and Kielder Waterside have been the most productive spots for bait anglers. Powerbait, worm and spinners have produced the best results.

 

 

 

Please note: Boats are available from 8.30am and are due back to the Jetty at 6pm. With low water levels bank anglers should take extra care when walking over exposed mud and sand. Boat anglers should also take extra care 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  

 

 

 

Newsflash:  9 September 2018

 

Fishery Closed

 

Water levels at the reservoir have dropped exposing large areas of dangerous soft ground making the banks unsafe for fishing. Your safety and comfort is our primary concern and we are sorry to inform you that we have taken the decision to close Fontburn for fishing until further notice. However, we are pleased to confirm that our other reservoirs will remain open until the following dates:

 

Kielder – Friday 16 November 2018

Derwent – Thursday 28 February 2019

Hury - Thursday 28 February 2019

Scaling – Wednesday 31 October

Grassholme – Friday 30 November

 

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by the early closure of Fontburn and look forward to welcoming you at our other reservoirs for some great late season sport. 

 

In the meantime, if water levels rise sufficiently we will re-open Fontburn reservoir for fishing.

Please check our website or Facebook page for updates regarding the water level at Fontburn or call us on 01669 621 368 or 0845 155 0236. 

 

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

 

Ranger office: 01669 621368

 

Ranger:

Steven Catlin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derwent Reservoir:

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

 

Catch of the week: Mr R Berry 8 fish for a total weight of 17lb 8oz

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Ed Murray a regular at Hury decided to have a visit to Derwent and he took an 8 fish limit and returned a further 5 on fly.

 

Best areas and flies: Millshields bank and the Spillway have been the best spots with Daddy-Long-Legs, Cats Whisker and Bibio patterns all scoring well.

 

Best areas and baits / lures: The North bank opened up to any method anglers on October 1 the Meadow was prolific throughout the week along with the section of bank from the Dam to the first fence. Both these areas produced numerous 8 fish limit catches, ledgered PowerBait has been the go to method with spinning a great second choice.

 

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

 

Ranger office 01207 255250

 

Ranger:

Steven Bisset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grassholme Reservoir:   

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

 

 

Catch of the week: Mr R Ward landed 4 fish on Thursday during a productive morning session recording two fish over 3lb. His catch included the biggest fish of the week a nice 4lb rainbow caught close to the jetty on spring green Powerbait paste.

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Mr W Stone enjoyed a cracking day on Friday taking 6 and returning 4 on the fly using Black Hoppers. Mr Stone fishing near Pebble Beach used a very slow retrieve and was delighted to be still catching fish from the surface this late on in the season.

 

Best areas and flies: The North bank down from the White Post has fished well this week with some decent returns recorded. Bright Lures continue to get the most action but when winds have dropped there has been plenty of rising fish feeding from the surface.

 

Best areas and baits / lures: The Jetty round to the Witches’ Hat has fished consistently well this week with plenty of limit catches recorded from this bay. Chartreuse Powerbait Eggs and Natural Worm have produced the best catches on both float and ledger tactics.

 

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 M Fraser fishing early in the week and had a great days sport taking his 8 fish limit including the biggest fish of the week weighing in at 4lb 12oz. 

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Mr DParkin was greeted with some very different conditions this week to the ones which welcomed him in June. During a wet and windy visit David managed 5 to the net all on a Bibio Muddler and despite being soaked through he left a happy man.

 

Best areas and flies: Wind at times has hampered the sport again this week colouring up the margins. The key to success was to cast a good line out past this coloured water fishing hot head lures on an intermediate line. Reedy Point continues to be a hotspot with anglers using the westerly winds to their advantage to cast a long line down wind.

 

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: Mid week Rob Ealand, Barry Thrower and Alan Simpson found the hot spot fishing the main dam wall at the East End. The successful trio all recorded 8 limits by 3pm on a variety of baits and Rob also caught the biggest of the week at 3lb.

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: The winds governed the majority of decisions on where to fish this week with the East End being the prime location working west along the main dam wall. Dawson’s Olive and Olive Nomad were the most productive patterns.

 

 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Both the East End and the Jetty area have fished excellent on most days this week with rod averages of between 3 to 5 on certain days. The best baits have been Orange Mice tails, Blue Powerbait Paste and Worm with a Powerbait Paste or Egg cocktail bait.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Ranger office: 01287 644032

 

 

 

Ranger:

 

David Bateman