WEEKLY FISHING REPORTS

 

 

 

Weekly Fishing Reports -17/06/2018

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 63 199 31 230 3.6 4lb 12oz 710 1,129 2,972 5lb 1 2.6
Fontburn Reservoir 72 104 2 106 1.48 5lb 5oz 400 1,789 6,666 6lb 4oz 8 3.73
Whittle Dene Reservoir  0  0  0  0  0 0  0  0  0  0 0  0
DURHAM
Derwent Reservoir 201 276 39 315 1.6 4lb 600 2,959 9,341 10lb-Bobby Scott  11 3.16
TEESDALE
Grassholme Reservoir 149 357 29 386 2.6 5lb 8oz 600 1,845 6,782 12lb 6oz 6 3.7
Hury Reservoir 31 74 34 108 3.5 4lb 9oz 200 506 2,158 5lb 0 4.3
CLEVELAND
Scaling Dam Reservoir 65 135 0 135 2.07 4lb 8oz 250 952 2,375 5lb 8oz 3 2.49

Weekly Fishing Reports -17/06/2018

NORTHUMBERLAND
TROUT FISHERIES
KIELDER WATER
FONTBURN RESERVOIR
WHITTLE DENE RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week
63 72 0
Number of trout taken - week
199 104 0
Number of trout returned - week
31 2 0
Total number of trout caught - week 230 106 0
Rod average - week 3.6 1.48 0
Best trout - week 4lb 12oz 5lb 5oz 0
Number of fish re-stocked this week 710 400 0
Total number of anglers to date 1,129 1,789 0
Total number of fish caught to date 2,972 6,666 0
Number of tagged fish caught to date 5lb 6lb 4oz 0
Largets trout of the season so far 1 8 0
Seasonal rod average 2.6 3.73 0
DURHAM
TROUT FISHERY DERWENT RESERVOIR
 
Number of anglers - week 201
Number of trout taken - week 276
Number of trout returned - week 39
Total number of trout caught - week 315
Rod average - week 1.6
Best trout - week  4lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 600
Total number of anglers to date 2,959
Total number of fish caught to date 9,341
Largest trout of the season so far 10lb -Bobby Scott
Number of tagged fish caught to date 11
Seasonal rod average 3.16
TEESDALE
TROUT FISHERIES GRASSHOLME RESERVOIR
HURY RESERVOIR

 
Number of anglers - week 149 31
Number of trout taken - week 357 74
Number of trout returned - week 29 34
Total number of trout caught - week 386 108
Rod average - week 2.6 3.5
Best trout - week 5lb 8oz 4lb 9oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 600 200
Total number of anglers to date 1845 506
Total number of fish caught to date 6,782 2,158
Largest trout of the season so far 12lb 6oz 5lb
Number of tagged fish caught to date 6 0
Seasonal rod average 3.7 4.3
CLEVELAND
TROUT FISHERY
SCALING DAM RESERVOIR



Number of anglers - week 65
Number of trout taken - week 135
Number of trout returned - week 2
Total number of trout caught - week 118
Rod average - week 1.5
Best trout - week 4lb 
Number of fish re-stocked - week 250
Total number of anglers to date 952
Total number of fish caught to date 2,375
Largest trout of the season so far 5lb 8oz 
Number of tagged fish caught to date 3
Seasonal rod average 2.49

 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: Largest fish was taken by James Buchanan from Ambleside. This fish fell to a sweetcorn / worm mix whilst used with a bubble float. He was fishing at Kielder Waterside when he took two other fish before he landed this specimen.

 

 

 

Memorable Moment of the week: The third and final heat of the Kielder WaterAid Pairs Competition was fished Sunday 17 June ending in a great average of three fish per angler in what was a tightly contested heat. The winners were Alan Morton and John Cowell with 13 fish for 20lb 3oz. Other qualifiers were:

 

 

 

Ian Fairgrieve and Steve Bowden with 13 fish

 

Brian Lillie and Phil Raisbeck with 9 fish

 

Ray Appleby and Stephen Appleby with 8 fish

 

Jim Burtle and Mick Patterson with 8 fish

 

 

 

Well done to all anglers taking part, with all entry money going to the WaterAid charity. Your contribution will change 60 lives forever simply from fishing this heat!

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: Whickhope, Belling Inletusing aMontana Nymph, orange blob or snakes.

 

 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Kielder Waterside, Hawkhope using Powerbait, worm, sweetcorn

 

 

 

Please note: Boats are currently due back at the jetty for 8pm

 

 

 

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: Colin Elder battled his way to a magnificent seven on Friday, including the week’s best fish a superb 5lb 5oz rainbow trout. Bait angler Colin had a further two specimen trout both weighing in at 4lb 8oz. His overall weight of 25lb was unsurpassed, during what proved to be a very memorable session.

 

 

 

Memorable moment of the week: Mr. A Bate, fishing with his two sons, had a wonderful day Sunday; as they battled some increasingly strong winds to record eight fish between them in proximity to the Dam Wall. The family opted for a combination of bubble floats and ledgers across three rods with their worm and Powerbait combinations proving somewhat deadly.

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: Throughout the week the Dam Wall proved to be a superb area for the hardy fly angler, especially those willing to battle the prevalent strong westerly winds. Both the north and south shore bays also proved to be hot spots. Lure patterns continued to prove their worth, especially the ever popular Cat’s Whisker and Dawson’s Olive.  

 

 

 

Best areas and baits/lures: As with fly anglers, bait anglers had the most joy around the Dam Wall and the north shore bay. A combination of methods seemed to work best with anglers who opted for two rod permits with a ledger rod and a spinning rod covering the water brilliantly. Gulp fry and Gulp worms proved to be superb baits throughout the week.   

 

   

 

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 ,Sat Nav: DH8 9TT 

 

Catch of the week: Gordon Byers had a great session Thursday on the meadow using hoppers to great effect netting and returning 9 fish up to 3lb. He then returned Friday using similar tactics on the Dam Wall and south side returning nine fish up to 3lb 8oz.

 

 

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Our stockings of late have included lots of fish around the 3lb mark. This week we stocked more of these than ever with around 400 of the 600 fish stocked around the 3lb mark and several more between 4lb and 6lb. Ensure your drags are set!

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: The north bank continues to fish well especially early and late in the day with fish becoming harder to tempt during the heat of the day. Small traditional flies have certainly proved their worth as fish become more selective with nymphs and buzzers and flies such as a Bibio, Black Spider, Zulu or a daddy or hopper on the surface.

 

 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Deeper water has been the most successful with bright, warm days pushing fish deep. We’ve also noticed a change in the focus of the fish since the wind has turned south westerly with the usual spots not holding fish. Hunter House is one area which has begun to fish well and suggests fish have swum into the wind in more western locations on the reservoir. Gulp eggs have worked well on ledger and a float fish worm should never be discounted, especially on an evening when fish are near the surface.

 

 

 

Newsflash: Saturday and Sunday 23, 24 June is the annual cycle race at Derwent reservoir. To avoid delays please arrive before 9am on both days. Both car parks on the Dam Wall will be closed although all banks remain open.

 

 

 

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: George Parry managing to take his eight fish catch limit despite difficult conditions during the Fathers Day competition Sunday. After starting with orange Powerbait eggs on the west end car park bank George changed to plain yellow paste and began to catch immediately and among his eight fish haul was a cracking 3lb 3oz rainbow which earned him the £50 voucher for Second prize heaviest fish of the competition.

 

 

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Daniel Howson, choosing to travel light, fished from Easter bay all the way along past Brock Scar and along to the west end in search of bigger fish using small spinners. He was rewarded with four hefty rainbows, the biggest of which tipped the scales at 3lb 8oz and netted him the £100 voucher for winning the competition.

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: Pebble Beach and the white post have been the best fly areas with intermediate lines and Black Fritz lures being the best approach.

 

 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: The Dam Wall and north shore were real hot spots at the start of the week but the middle reaches and west end of the reservoir came into their own in the latter part. Float fished worm has proved very effective when conditions have allowed but the banker baits of the week by far have been arctic pink or tutti frutti Gulp eggs fished over a feeder of Magic Dust. Small Toby or Mepps spinners have accounted for some very nice fish too.

 

 

 

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. C Holmes taking a fin perfect 4lb 9oz grown on rainbow from the shallow bay next to Corporal Hill on a small CDC dry fly. 

 

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Mr.T Groves returning ten fish up to 3lb on black hopper patterns along the north shore. 

 

 

Best areas and flies: The north shore has been consistent throughout the week with a variety of methods proving successful depending on the weather. Dry fly and nymph tactics have reigned supreme during the calmer overcast periods whilst lures on intermediate lines have been productive in windier conditions. 

 

 

Special message for the new week: Keep an eye out for fish feeding on the small roach pin fry in the margins, small PTN’s and crunchers have been working well for these fish. 

 

 

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: Harry Noble from Whitby tops the chart this week with a 4lb 8oz catch. Close behind with a very fit 4lb 6oz rainbow is Ian Grand from Hartlepool which he caught on half a white Mice-tail with a ball of chartreuse Powerbait during his second visit of the week.

 

 

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Monday morning was frantic for three anglers with the action beginning from first casts. Charlie Clark from Middlesbrough and Ian Grand from Hartlepool both caught eight fish within three hours on the jetty and Philip Winterbottom from Middlesbrough caught his eight on the Dam Wall finishing shortly after. Green Powerbait and red Gulp worm were the baits of choice.

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: Mark Collier fished the east bay on fly and netted two rainbows on a small green damsel.

 

 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: For the third week running the west end of the reservoir stole the show with mostly spring green and chartreuse Powerbait working best alongside worm or Mice-tail. Red Gulp worm had it moments and the new pink/clear Powerbait eggs worked well in the east bay.

 

 

 

Special message for the new week: With the average size of fish being caught still between 2lb and 3lb anglers are still weighing in around the 20lb total catch limit which is all thanks to our Lartington fish farm which is producing some outstanding fish

 

 

 

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 -17/06/2018

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 63 199 31 230 3.6 4lb 12oz 710 1,129 2,972 5lb 1 2.6
Fontburn Reservoir 72 104 2 106 1.48 5lb 5oz 400 1,789 6,666 6lb 4oz 8 3.73
Whittle Dene Reservoir  0  0  0  0  0 0  0  0  0  0 0  0
DURHAM
Derwent Reservoir 201 276 39 315 1.6 4lb 600 2,959 9,341 10lb-Bobby Scott  11 3.16
TEESDALE
Grassholme Reservoir 149 357 29 386 2.6 5lb 8oz 600 1,845 6,782 12lb 6oz 6 3.7
Hury Reservoir 31 74 34 108 3.5 4lb 9oz 200 506 2,158 5lb 0 4.3
CLEVELAND
Scaling Dam Reservoir 65 135 0 135 2.07 4lb 8oz 250 952 2,375 5lb 8oz 3 2.49

Weekly Fishing Reports -17/06/2018

NORTHUMBERLAND
TROUT FISHERIES
KIELDER WATER
FONTBURN RESERVOIR
WHITTLE DENE RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week
63 72 0
Number of trout taken - week
199 104 0
Number of trout returned - week
31 2 0
Total number of trout caught - week 230 106 0
Rod average - week 3.6 1.48 0
Best trout - week 4lb 12oz 5lb 5oz 0
Number of fish re-stocked this week 710 400 0
Total number of anglers to date 1,129 1,789 0
Total number of fish caught to date 2,972 6,666 0
Number of tagged fish caught to date 5lb 6lb 4oz 0
Largets trout of the season so far 1 8 0
Seasonal rod average 2.6 3.73 0
DURHAM
TROUT FISHERY DERWENT RESERVOIR
 
Number of anglers - week 201
Number of trout taken - week 276
Number of trout returned - week 39
Total number of trout caught - week 315
Rod average - week 1.6
Best trout - week  4lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 600
Total number of anglers to date 2,959
Total number of fish caught to date 9,341
Largest trout of the season so far 10lb -Bobby Scott
Number of tagged fish caught to date 11
Seasonal rod average 3.16
TEESDALE
TROUT FISHERIES GRASSHOLME RESERVOIR
HURY RESERVOIR

 
Number of anglers - week 149 31
Number of trout taken - week 357 74
Number of trout returned - week 29 34
Total number of trout caught - week 386 108
Rod average - week 2.6 3.5
Best trout - week 5lb 8oz 4lb 9oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 600 200
Total number of anglers to date 1845 506
Total number of fish caught to date 6,782 2,158
Largest trout of the season so far 12lb 6oz 5lb
Number of tagged fish caught to date 6 0
Seasonal rod average 3.7 4.3
CLEVELAND
TROUT FISHERY
SCALING DAM RESERVOIR



Number of anglers - week 65
Number of trout taken - week 135
Number of trout returned - week 2
Total number of trout caught - week 118
Rod average - week 1.5
Best trout - week 4lb 
Number of fish re-stocked - week 250
Total number of anglers to date 952
Total number of fish caught to date 2,375
Largest trout of the season so far 5lb 8oz 
Number of tagged fish caught to date 3
Seasonal rod average 2.49

 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: Largest fish was taken by James Buchanan from Ambleside. This fish fell to a sweetcorn / worm mix whilst used with a bubble float. He was fishing at Kielder Waterside when he took two other fish before he landed this specimen.

 

 

 

Memorable Moment of the week: The third and final heat of the Kielder WaterAid Pairs Competition was fished Sunday 17 June ending in a great average of three fish per angler in what was a tightly contested heat. The winners were Alan Morton and John Cowell with 13 fish for 20lb 3oz. Other qualifiers were:

 

 

 

Ian Fairgrieve and Steve Bowden with 13 fish

 

Brian Lillie and Phil Raisbeck with 9 fish

 

Ray Appleby and Stephen Appleby with 8 fish

 

Jim Burtle and Mick Patterson with 8 fish

 

 

 

Well done to all anglers taking part, with all entry money going to the WaterAid charity. Your contribution will change 60 lives forever simply from fishing this heat!

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: Whickhope, Belling Inletusing aMontana Nymph, orange blob or snakes.

 

 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Kielder Waterside, Hawkhope using Powerbait, worm, sweetcorn

 

 

 

Please note: Boats are currently due back at the jetty for 8pm

 

 

 

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: Colin Elder battled his way to a magnificent seven on Friday, including the week’s best fish a superb 5lb 5oz rainbow trout. Bait angler Colin had a further two specimen trout both weighing in at 4lb 8oz. His overall weight of 25lb was unsurpassed, during what proved to be a very memorable session.

 

 

 

Memorable moment of the week: Mr. A Bate, fishing with his two sons, had a wonderful day Sunday; as they battled some increasingly strong winds to record eight fish between them in proximity to the Dam Wall. The family opted for a combination of bubble floats and ledgers across three rods with their worm and Powerbait combinations proving somewhat deadly.

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: Throughout the week the Dam Wall proved to be a superb area for the hardy fly angler, especially those willing to battle the prevalent strong westerly winds. Both the north and south shore bays also proved to be hot spots. Lure patterns continued to prove their worth, especially the ever popular Cat’s Whisker and Dawson’s Olive.  

 

 

 

Best areas and baits/lures: As with fly anglers, bait anglers had the most joy around the Dam Wall and the north shore bay. A combination of methods seemed to work best with anglers who opted for two rod permits with a ledger rod and a spinning rod covering the water brilliantly. Gulp fry and Gulp worms proved to be superb baits throughout the week.   

 

   

 

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 ,Sat Nav: DH8 9TT 

 

Catch of the week: Gordon Byers had a great session Thursday on the meadow using hoppers to great effect netting and returning 9 fish up to 3lb. He then returned Friday using similar tactics on the Dam Wall and south side returning nine fish up to 3lb 8oz.

 

 

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Our stockings of late have included lots of fish around the 3lb mark. This week we stocked more of these than ever with around 400 of the 600 fish stocked around the 3lb mark and several more between 4lb and 6lb. Ensure your drags are set!

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: The north bank continues to fish well especially early and late in the day with fish becoming harder to tempt during the heat of the day. Small traditional flies have certainly proved their worth as fish become more selective with nymphs and buzzers and flies such as a Bibio, Black Spider, Zulu or a daddy or hopper on the surface.

 

 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Deeper water has been the most successful with bright, warm days pushing fish deep. We’ve also noticed a change in the focus of the fish since the wind has turned south westerly with the usual spots not holding fish. Hunter House is one area which has begun to fish well and suggests fish have swum into the wind in more western locations on the reservoir. Gulp eggs have worked well on ledger and a float fish worm should never be discounted, especially on an evening when fish are near the surface.

 

 

 

Newsflash: Saturday and Sunday 23, 24 June is the annual cycle race at Derwent reservoir. To avoid delays please arrive before 9am on both days. Both car parks on the Dam Wall will be closed although all banks remain open.

 

 

 

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: George Parry managing to take his eight fish catch limit despite difficult conditions during the Fathers Day competition Sunday. After starting with orange Powerbait eggs on the west end car park bank George changed to plain yellow paste and began to catch immediately and among his eight fish haul was a cracking 3lb 3oz rainbow which earned him the £50 voucher for Second prize heaviest fish of the competition.

 

 

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Daniel Howson, choosing to travel light, fished from Easter bay all the way along past Brock Scar and along to the west end in search of bigger fish using small spinners. He was rewarded with four hefty rainbows, the biggest of which tipped the scales at 3lb 8oz and netted him the £100 voucher for winning the competition.

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: Pebble Beach and the white post have been the best fly areas with intermediate lines and Black Fritz lures being the best approach.

 

 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: The Dam Wall and north shore were real hot spots at the start of the week but the middle reaches and west end of the reservoir came into their own in the latter part. Float fished worm has proved very effective when conditions have allowed but the banker baits of the week by far have been arctic pink or tutti frutti Gulp eggs fished over a feeder of Magic Dust. Small Toby or Mepps spinners have accounted for some very nice fish too.

 

 

 

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. C Holmes taking a fin perfect 4lb 9oz grown on rainbow from the shallow bay next to Corporal Hill on a small CDC dry fly. 

 

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Mr.T Groves returning ten fish up to 3lb on black hopper patterns along the north shore. 

 

 

Best areas and flies: The north shore has been consistent throughout the week with a variety of methods proving successful depending on the weather. Dry fly and nymph tactics have reigned supreme during the calmer overcast periods whilst lures on intermediate lines have been productive in windier conditions. 

 

 

Special message for the new week: Keep an eye out for fish feeding on the small roach pin fry in the margins, small PTN’s and crunchers have been working well for these fish. 

 

 

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: Harry Noble from Whitby tops the chart this week with a 4lb 8oz catch. Close behind with a very fit 4lb 6oz rainbow is Ian Grand from Hartlepool which he caught on half a white Mice-tail with a ball of chartreuse Powerbait during his second visit of the week.

 

 

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Monday morning was frantic for three anglers with the action beginning from first casts. Charlie Clark from Middlesbrough and Ian Grand from Hartlepool both caught eight fish within three hours on the jetty and Philip Winterbottom from Middlesbrough caught his eight on the Dam Wall finishing shortly after. Green Powerbait and red Gulp worm were the baits of choice.

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: Mark Collier fished the east bay on fly and netted two rainbows on a small green damsel.

 

 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: For the third week running the west end of the reservoir stole the show with mostly spring green and chartreuse Powerbait working best alongside worm or Mice-tail. Red Gulp worm had it moments and the new pink/clear Powerbait eggs worked well in the east bay.

 

 

 

Special message for the new week: With the average size of fish being caught still between 2lb and 3lb anglers are still weighing in around the 20lb total catch limit which is all thanks to our Lartington fish farm which is producing some outstanding fish

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Ranger office : 01287 644032

 

 

 

Ranger: David Bateman