WEEKLY FISHING REPORTS

Weekly Fishing Reports - 23/04/17

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 Seasonal rod average
NORTHUMBERLAND
Kielder Water 102 227 22 249 2.4 4lb 2oz 730 396 1,066 5lb 2.7
Fontburn Reservoir 216 831 4 835 3.87 6lb 4oz 800 850 3,006 6lb 4oz 3.54
Whittle Dene Reservoir  0  0  0  0  0 0  0  0  0  0  0
DURHAM
Derwent Reservoir 250 902 36 938 3.2 8lb 4oz 900 1,736 5,930 9lb   3.41
TEESDALE
Grassholme Reservoir 170 324 65 389 2.2 3lb 510 962 3,356 11lb 8oz 3.4
Hury Reservoir 49 71 162 233 4.7 3lb 150 253 1,391 5lb 5.4
CLEVELAND
Scaling Dam Reservoir 78 176 0 176 2.26 4lb 300 568 1,524 6lb 2.68

Weekly Fishing Reports - 23/04/2017

NORTHUMBERLAND
TROUT FISHERIES
KIELDER WATER
FONTBURN RESERVOIR
WHITTLE DENE RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week
102 216 0
Number of trout taken - week
227 831 0
Number of trout returned - week
22 4 0
Total number of trout caught - week 249 835 0
Rod average - week 2.4 3.87 0
Best trout - week 4lb 2oz 6lb 4oz 0
Number of fish re-stocked - week 730 800 0
Total number of anglers to date 396 850 0
Total number of fish caught to date 1,066 3,006 0
Largest trout of the season so far 5lb 6lb 4oz 0
Seasonal rod average 2.7 3.54 0
DURHAM
TROUT FISHERY DERWENT RESERVOIR
 
Number of anglers - week 250
Number of trout taken - week 902
Number of trout returned - week 36
Total number of trout caught - week 938
Rod average - week 3.2
Best trout - week 8lb 4oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 900
Total number of anglers to date 1,736
Total number of fish caught to date 5,930
Largest trout of the season so far 9lb
Seasonal rod average 3.41
TEESDALE
TROUT FISHERIES GRASSHOLME RESERVOIR
HURY RESERVOIR

 
Number of anglers - week 170 49
Number of trout taken - week 324 71
Number of trout returned - week 65 162
Total number of trout caught - week 389 233
Rod average - week 2.2 4.7
Best trout - week 3lb 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 510 150
Total number of anglers to date 962 253
Total number of fish caught to date 3,356 1,391
Largest trout of the season so far 11lb 8oz 5lb
Seasonal rod average 3.4 5.4
CLEVELAND
TROUT FISHERY
SCALING DAM RESERVOIR



Number of anglers - week 78
Number of trout taken - week 176
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 176
Rod average - week 2.26
Best trout - week 4lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 300
Total number of anglers to date 490
Total number of fish caught to date 1,524
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb
Seasonal rod average 2.68

 

Click on each reservoir below to read the weekly fishing report.

 

 

Kielder Water:  Competition season underway.....

 

This weekend saw the start of the Kielder Water Aid Boat Pairs Competition. Competitors found the start of the day challenging with a cool breeze pushing fish deep and making them reluctant to feed. As the sun came out in the afternoon fish started to feed with anglers starting enjoy some better sport. The top five boat pairs for the day who will be going through to the final were:

 

1. Peter Pattinson and Ray Fothergill with six fish for 11lb 15oz

2. Rob Clarke and Kevin Dinning

3. Peter Jones and Andy Jones

4. Brian Lillie and Phil Raisbeck

5. Stephen Fletcher and Andrew Coates

 

Bank anglers also found some great sport over the weekend with Ken Thompson and David Wafer both taking their limits whilst fishing in Stockie Bay. The sixteen fish for 31lb were taken on yellow PowerBait eggs. Mr Wafer also took a nice 3lb 12oz fish amongst his catch.

Please note

: To book places on the next heat Sunday 28 May please call Leaplish on 01434 251 000. Please note that boats are currently due back at the jetty at 5.30pm.

 

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page: 

https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

 

Best flies: Orange Blob, and Cats Whisker

Best baits:  PowerBait, worm

Best boat areas:  Scotch Rocks and Stockie Bay

Best bank areas: Tower Knowe, Hawkhope, Stockie Bay

Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

 

Ranger:

Lee Hollings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fontburn Reservoir: Taking it to the limit

 

 

 

Another fantastic week of sport at Fontburn with many anglers taking home limit catches with anglers commenting on the great quality trout. Mr J Harland recorded the best fish and best collective catch of the week with a cracking fully finned 6lb 4oz rainbow along with seven others tipping the scale at 22lb! The south shore has again provided the best of the sport and Mr J Black was one of many who heeded the Ranger’s advice and was well rewarded catching his limit which included a 4lb 10oz beauty, then going on to net a further four fish on a second permit. Only two of his fish were less than 2lb in weight! Mr J Coxford was one of many taking catch limits home, his total weight tipped the scales at 19lb 4oz. As temperatures slowly rise we should soon see some cracking top water sport developing. Best areas to watch for are the south shore bay and around the north shore point. Multi stockings of our quality trout will continue throughout the week to ensure the sport and fish are as equally spread out to all visitors as possible.

 

 

 

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page:

 

https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

 

Best flies:  Cat’s Whisker, Orange Fritz

 

 

 

Best Baits: Floated worm and garlic glitter PowerBait, pink and neon blue PowerBait

 

 

 

Best areas: South shore bay

 

 

 

Ranger office:  01669 621368

 

 

 

Ranger: William Lovat

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derwent Reservoir: Reid nets corker!

 

 

 

It was a week of west is best at Derwent with the shallow areas of the reservoir continuing to see fish congregate. As a result the bank from Pow Hill to Hunter House and west of the Sailing club was particularly successful. David Reid caught the best fish of the week with a cracking 8lb 4oz rainbow from Hunter House point. The fish took orange PowerBait eggs and maggot in a feeder and is one of about 10 this size stocked so far this season. David was only 12oz from breaking the record for the season with 9lb still to beat! On the fly Richard Abbott had a good day around Millshields and the Sailing club with fish taking a Cat’s Whisker on an intermediate line. With fish now well spread we are seeing more consistent sport from most areas with bait anglers finding Mice-tails on the ledger the best bait, especially when dipped in garlic Trout Dip! Fly anglers are finding fish taking a variety of flies, especially considering we have seen a massive buzzer and midge hatch this week which should start to bring fish to the surface.

 

 

 

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page:

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

 

 

Best flies : Dawson’s Olive, Montana, Black Pennell, Black Midge, Black Buzzer

 

 

 

Best baits: Mice-tails in orange/white and chartreuse/red with Trout Dip

 

 

 

Best areas:  Hunter House, Pow Hill, Oak Tree; Sailing club, Bay of Plenty

 

 

 

Ranger office:  01207 255250

 

 

 

Ranger: Chris Hodgson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grassholme Reservoir: Success for Newby

 

 

 

With over night frosts and a cool east breeze returning to the region the fishing was a little more challenging than expected for this time of year. With the change in wind direction the fish were more wide spread across the reservoir rather than been shoaled up in the usual hotspots. Anglers who were travelling to try and find the fish were doing so with greatest success. John White from Newton Aycliffe travelled light with his spinning rod and caught eight fish using a 12 gram blue and silver Toby. John walked the length of the south shore and picked a couple of fish up in various spots but landed most of his rainbows in Easter Bay with the heaviest weighing in at 2lb 12oz. Josh Newby found a shoal of fish by the white post on the north bank and found white Mice-tails too much to resist for the fish. Josh started on orange PowerBait eggs and caught three fish early in the morning, switching to white Mice-tails to catch five fish in quick succession. Fly angler James Wilson caught and released 11 fish on the north bank fishing with a Black Fritz on the point and a Kate McLaren on the dropper. James estimated all of his fish to be between 2-3lb.

 

 

 

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page:

 

https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

 

 

 

Best flies:  Cat’s Whisker, Dawson’s Olive, Orange blob, Black Fritz, Kate McLaren

 

 

 

Best baits: White Mice-tails, white Gulp eggs, worm

 

 

 

Best areas: Dam Wall, disabled platform, Witch’s Hat, Easter Bay, north shore

 

 

 

Ranger office: 01833 641121

 

    

 

Ranger:

 

Trevor Wright

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hury Reservoir: Flash Gordon

 

 

 

Cold nights and easterly winds have slowed the sport down a touch at Hury this week but we have still had some fantastic catch returns recorded. John Daniels had a great day on Reedy Point catching and releasing 17 fish using a Black Fritz on a floating line. Andrew Wright found success in New House Bay whilst taking shelter from the wind. Andrew was using a team of buzzers and letting them drift round with the wind and took his eight fish limit, returning a further seven fish. Mr. J Gordon landed the heaviest fish of the week weighing in at 3lb 4oz. Mr Gordon caught eight fish using a Dawson’s Olive on a Intermediate line fishing on the north bank. With a high percentage of anglers fishing catch and release there has been plenty of anglers signing out with fish numbers well into the double figures.

 

 

 

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page:

 

https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

 

   

 

Best flies:

 

Buzzers, Orange Blob, Black and Orange Fritz

 

 

 

Best areas:

 

Reedy Point, Newhouse Bay, North Bank

 

 

 

Rangers office

 

01833 641121

 

           

 

Ranger:

 

Trevor Wright

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scaling Dam: Ward magic with the maggot!

 

 

 

Irregular cold snaps and changing winds throughout the week meant less frequent shoaling as the fish remained in the depths for longer periods. It was a case of being in the right spot at the right time when the fish moved closer to the margins. Dave Ward from Brotton did exactly that after trying several places throughout the day and swapping baits with little effect until he switched onto maggot and was rewarded with a super fit 4lb brown trout, the best fish of the week. Wednesday was a blustery cold cloudy day but that didn’t stop Jeff Walsh from Stockton and Keith Hall from Normanby enjoying them selves fishing ledgered worm and PowerBait cocktails on the jetty. Jeff finished his day with his eight fish catch limit and Keith settled for seven rainbows. Among several other anglers who managed to catch a total of eight fish throughout the week were Martin Gunn from Redcar and Jamie Lancaster from Loftus.

 

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page:

 

https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

 

 

 

Best flies:

 

Kate McLaren, Invicta, Cat’s Whisker

 

 

 

Best bait:

 

Maggot, worm, chartreuse and orange PowerBait, pink and white Mice-tail.

 

 

 

Best areas:

 

Jetty, west end

 

 

 

Rangers office:

 

01287 644 032

 

 

 

Ranger:

 

David Bateman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEKLY FISHING REPORTS

Weekly Fishing Reports - 23/04/17

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 Seasonal rod average
NORTHUMBERLAND
Kielder Water 102 227 22 249 2.4 4lb 2oz 730 396 1,066 5lb 2.7
Fontburn Reservoir 216 831 4 835 3.87 6lb 4oz 800 850 3,006 6lb 4oz 3.54
Whittle Dene Reservoir  0  0  0  0  0 0  0  0  0  0  0
DURHAM
Derwent Reservoir 250 902 36 938 3.2 8lb 4oz 900 1,736 5,930 9lb   3.41
TEESDALE
Grassholme Reservoir 170 324 65 389 2.2 3lb 510 962 3,356 11lb 8oz 3.4
Hury Reservoir 49 71 162 233 4.7 3lb 150 253 1,391 5lb 5.4
CLEVELAND
Scaling Dam Reservoir 78 176 0 176 2.26 4lb 300 568 1,524 6lb 2.68

Weekly Fishing Reports - 23/04/2017

NORTHUMBERLAND
TROUT FISHERIES
KIELDER WATER
FONTBURN RESERVOIR
WHITTLE DENE RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week
102 216 0
Number of trout taken - week
227 831 0
Number of trout returned - week
22 4 0
Total number of trout caught - week 249 835 0
Rod average - week 2.4 3.87 0
Best trout - week 4lb 2oz 6lb 4oz 0
Number of fish re-stocked - week 730 800 0
Total number of anglers to date 396 850 0
Total number of fish caught to date 1,066 3,006 0
Largest trout of the season so far 5lb 6lb 4oz 0
Seasonal rod average 2.7 3.54 0
DURHAM
TROUT FISHERY DERWENT RESERVOIR
 
Number of anglers - week 250
Number of trout taken - week 902
Number of trout returned - week 36
Total number of trout caught - week 938
Rod average - week 3.2
Best trout - week 8lb 4oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 900
Total number of anglers to date 1,736
Total number of fish caught to date 5,930
Largest trout of the season so far 9lb
Seasonal rod average 3.41
TEESDALE
TROUT FISHERIES GRASSHOLME RESERVOIR
HURY RESERVOIR

 
Number of anglers - week 170 49
Number of trout taken - week 324 71
Number of trout returned - week 65 162
Total number of trout caught - week 389 233
Rod average - week 2.2 4.7
Best trout - week 3lb 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 510 150
Total number of anglers to date 962 253
Total number of fish caught to date 3,356 1,391
Largest trout of the season so far 11lb 8oz 5lb
Seasonal rod average 3.4 5.4
CLEVELAND
TROUT FISHERY
SCALING DAM RESERVOIR



Number of anglers - week 78
Number of trout taken - week 176
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 176
Rod average - week 2.26
Best trout - week 4lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 300
Total number of anglers to date 490
Total number of fish caught to date 1,524
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb
Seasonal rod average 2.68

 

Click on each reservoir below to read the weekly fishing report.

 

 

Kielder Water:  Competition season underway.....

 

This weekend saw the start of the Kielder Water Aid Boat Pairs Competition. Competitors found the start of the day challenging with a cool breeze pushing fish deep and making them reluctant to feed. As the sun came out in the afternoon fish started to feed with anglers starting enjoy some better sport. The top five boat pairs for the day who will be going through to the final were:

 

1. Peter Pattinson and Ray Fothergill with six fish for 11lb 15oz

2. Rob Clarke and Kevin Dinning

3. Peter Jones and Andy Jones

4. Brian Lillie and Phil Raisbeck

5. Stephen Fletcher and Andrew Coates

 

Bank anglers also found some great sport over the weekend with Ken Thompson and David Wafer both taking their limits whilst fishing in Stockie Bay. The sixteen fish for 31lb were taken on yellow PowerBait eggs. Mr Wafer also took a nice 3lb 12oz fish amongst his catch.

Please note

: To book places on the next heat Sunday 28 May please call Leaplish on 01434 251 000. Please note that boats are currently due back at the jetty at 5.30pm.

 

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page: 

https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

 

Best flies: Orange Blob, and Cats Whisker

Best baits:  PowerBait, worm

Best boat areas:  Scotch Rocks and Stockie Bay

Best bank areas: Tower Knowe, Hawkhope, Stockie Bay

Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

 

Ranger:

Lee Hollings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fontburn Reservoir: Taking it to the limit

 

 

 

Another fantastic week of sport at Fontburn with many anglers taking home limit catches with anglers commenting on the great quality trout. Mr J Harland recorded the best fish and best collective catch of the week with a cracking fully finned 6lb 4oz rainbow along with seven others tipping the scale at 22lb! The south shore has again provided the best of the sport and Mr J Black was one of many who heeded the Ranger’s advice and was well rewarded catching his limit which included a 4lb 10oz beauty, then going on to net a further four fish on a second permit. Only two of his fish were less than 2lb in weight! Mr J Coxford was one of many taking catch limits home, his total weight tipped the scales at 19lb 4oz. As temperatures slowly rise we should soon see some cracking top water sport developing. Best areas to watch for are the south shore bay and around the north shore point. Multi stockings of our quality trout will continue throughout the week to ensure the sport and fish are as equally spread out to all visitors as possible.

 

 

 

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page:

 

https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

 

Best flies:  Cat’s Whisker, Orange Fritz

 

 

 

Best Baits: Floated worm and garlic glitter PowerBait, pink and neon blue PowerBait

 

 

 

Best areas: South shore bay

 

 

 

Ranger office:  01669 621368

 

 

 

Ranger: William Lovat

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derwent Reservoir: Reid nets corker!

 

 

 

It was a week of west is best at Derwent with the shallow areas of the reservoir continuing to see fish congregate. As a result the bank from Pow Hill to Hunter House and west of the Sailing club was particularly successful. David Reid caught the best fish of the week with a cracking 8lb 4oz rainbow from Hunter House point. The fish took orange PowerBait eggs and maggot in a feeder and is one of about 10 this size stocked so far this season. David was only 12oz from breaking the record for the season with 9lb still to beat! On the fly Richard Abbott had a good day around Millshields and the Sailing club with fish taking a Cat’s Whisker on an intermediate line. With fish now well spread we are seeing more consistent sport from most areas with bait anglers finding Mice-tails on the ledger the best bait, especially when dipped in garlic Trout Dip! Fly anglers are finding fish taking a variety of flies, especially considering we have seen a massive buzzer and midge hatch this week which should start to bring fish to the surface.

 

 

 

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page:

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

 

 

Best flies : Dawson’s Olive, Montana, Black Pennell, Black Midge, Black Buzzer

 

 

 

Best baits: Mice-tails in orange/white and chartreuse/red with Trout Dip

 

 

 

Best areas:  Hunter House, Pow Hill, Oak Tree; Sailing club, Bay of Plenty

 

 

 

Ranger office:  01207 255250

 

 

 

Ranger: Chris Hodgson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grassholme Reservoir: Success for Newby

 

 

 

With over night frosts and a cool east breeze returning to the region the fishing was a little more challenging than expected for this time of year. With the change in wind direction the fish were more wide spread across the reservoir rather than been shoaled up in the usual hotspots. Anglers who were travelling to try and find the fish were doing so with greatest success. John White from Newton Aycliffe travelled light with his spinning rod and caught eight fish using a 12 gram blue and silver Toby. John walked the length of the south shore and picked a couple of fish up in various spots but landed most of his rainbows in Easter Bay with the heaviest weighing in at 2lb 12oz. Josh Newby found a shoal of fish by the white post on the north bank and found white Mice-tails too much to resist for the fish. Josh started on orange PowerBait eggs and caught three fish early in the morning, switching to white Mice-tails to catch five fish in quick succession. Fly angler James Wilson caught and released 11 fish on the north bank fishing with a Black Fritz on the point and a Kate McLaren on the dropper. James estimated all of his fish to be between 2-3lb.

 

 

 

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page:

 

https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

 

 

 

Best flies:  Cat’s Whisker, Dawson’s Olive, Orange blob, Black Fritz, Kate McLaren

 

 

 

Best baits: White Mice-tails, white Gulp eggs, worm

 

 

 

Best areas: Dam Wall, disabled platform, Witch’s Hat, Easter Bay, north shore

 

 

 

Ranger office: 01833 641121

 

    

 

Ranger:

 

Trevor Wright

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hury Reservoir: Flash Gordon

 

 

 

Cold nights and easterly winds have slowed the sport down a touch at Hury this week but we have still had some fantastic catch returns recorded. John Daniels had a great day on Reedy Point catching and releasing 17 fish using a Black Fritz on a floating line. Andrew Wright found success in New House Bay whilst taking shelter from the wind. Andrew was using a team of buzzers and letting them drift round with the wind and took his eight fish limit, returning a further seven fish. Mr. J Gordon landed the heaviest fish of the week weighing in at 3lb 4oz. Mr Gordon caught eight fish using a Dawson’s Olive on a Intermediate line fishing on the north bank. With a high percentage of anglers fishing catch and release there has been plenty of anglers signing out with fish numbers well into the double figures.

 

 

 

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page:

 

https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

 

   

 

Best flies:

 

Buzzers, Orange Blob, Black and Orange Fritz

 

 

 

Best areas:

 

Reedy Point, Newhouse Bay, North Bank

 

 

 

Rangers office

 

01833 641121

 

           

 

Ranger:

 

Trevor Wright

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scaling Dam: Ward magic with the maggot!

 

 

 

Irregular cold snaps and changing winds throughout the week meant less frequent shoaling as the fish remained in the depths for longer periods. It was a case of being in the right spot at the right time when the fish moved closer to the margins. Dave Ward from Brotton did exactly that after trying several places throughout the day and swapping baits with little effect until he switched onto maggot and was rewarded with a super fit 4lb brown trout, the best fish of the week. Wednesday was a blustery cold cloudy day but that didn’t stop Jeff Walsh from Stockton and Keith Hall from Normanby enjoying them selves fishing ledgered worm and PowerBait cocktails on the jetty. Jeff finished his day with his eight fish catch limit and Keith settled for seven rainbows. Among several other anglers who managed to catch a total of eight fish throughout the week were Martin Gunn from Redcar and Jamie Lancaster from Loftus.

 

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page:

 

https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

 

 

 

Best flies:

 

Kate McLaren, Invicta, Cat’s Whisker

 

 

 

Best bait:

 

Maggot, worm, chartreuse and orange PowerBait, pink and white Mice-tail.

 

 

 

Best areas:

 

Jetty, west end

 

 

 

Rangers office:

 

01287 644 032

 

 

 

Ranger:

 

David Bateman