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Weekly fishing reports - 29 November 2015

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  
Fontburn Reservoir 11 15 0 15 1.36  2lb 3oz 0 5,109 14,026 11lb 2.75
Whittle Dene Reservoir                           

 

DURHAM
Derwent Reservoir 61 47 0 47 0.9  3lb 8oz 0 8,350 25,642 10lb 8oz 3.0
TEESDALE
Grassholme Reservoir 36 14 0 14 2.5 2lb 13oz 0 5,534 20,812 10lb 6oz 3.7
Hury Reservoir 5 11      0 11 2.2 2lb 6oz 0 1,467 5,304 9lb 3.6
CLEVELAND
Scaling Dam Reservoir  

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

Kielder Water

Fishery Headline:

The season at Kielder ended Friday 13 November We would like to take this opportunity to thanks all anglers for their continued support this season and look forward to inviting you all back for the new season 12th March 2016.

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Fontburn Reservoir

Fishery Headline:

As the season drew to a close heavy rain and high winds deterred all but the hardiest of anglers, seven of whom braved the elements to attend the end of season competition. Des Hodgson was worthy winner recording both heaviest fish and total catch. Fishing the north shore middle section past the burn, Des had a quiet start to the day until the mid afternoon the action started to pick up and Des finally weighed in a catch of four rainbows totalling 6lb 15oz including the 2lb 3oz best fish to secure the £50 cash prize. Runners up were John Playford with a 1lb 14oz Rainbow and Les Little with a brace of 1lb 10oz fish. Congratulations to Des and many thanks to all who battled through some atrocious weather conditions to take part.

May we take this opportunity to thank all our customers for their support throughout the season and we look forward to seeing them again for the new season starting 12 March 2016.

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Best flies: Cat’s Whisker, Orange Blob

Best Baits: Ledgered worm, swim feeder with Magic Dust

Best areas: North shore middle section and inlets

Ranger office: 01669 621368

Ranger: Steve Catlin

Whittle Dene Reservoir

Coarse Angling News  

Whittle Dene:

No recorded catches

SPECIAL REQUEST – Catch returns are important providing information for fishery management and visiting anglers. Thank you to those anglers who filled in the returns and could we remind all anglers to sign out their catches on every visit.

Best baits: Maggot

Best method: Feeder

Best areas: Lower

Ranger: Steve Catlin

For more information on Whittle Dene contact the ranger team on 01669 621368

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derwent Reservoir

Fishery Headline: 

After a week of dreadful conditions which continued into the weekend anglers were sparse and many regulars cancelled their last trip of the season. However, the end of season competition was well attended Saturday with 27 anglers braving the wind and rain to take limited numbers of rainbows. The winning prize fund and prizes kindly donated by the Jolly Drover, Consett, went to Mr. S Rowland who took the largest fish of the day and the biggest catch went to Gary Steabler.

The Derwent team would like to take this opportunity to thank all our anglers for their support during the 2015 season and we look forward to welcoming you all back for the new season 12 March 2016.

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Best flies: Silver Humungous, Zonker, Orange Blob

Best baits: PowerBait Eggs and worm cocktail

Best areas: Between the fences on the south shore, Millshield to Cronkley

Ranger office:
01207 255250

Ranger:
Chris Hodgson

 

 

Grassholme Reservoir

Fishery Headline:

Again, the weather took centre stage this week with some horrendous conditions at Grassholme. Marion Marsden took three fish on a rain soaked Monday morning and was one of the best catches of the week. Twenty very brave anglers took part in our end of season competition and got a complete hammering from the wind and rain for their efforts. With waves washing mud from the banks it made for some of the worst conditions for fishing as fish moved out into the shelter of deeper water. Jeff Walsh took the plaudits at the end of the competition by a slender one ounce margin.

That brings to a close another excellent season which has brought some memorable catches, we would like to thank all our anglers for there continued support this season and we hope to see you back 12 March 2016 for another fun filled season.

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Best flies: Dawson’s Olive, Cat’s Whisker, Orange Blob

Best Baits: Mepps, Chartreuse PowerBait Eggs

Best areas: Witch’s Hat, boat jetty

Ranger office: 01833 641121

Ranger: Simon Lee

Hury Reservoir

Fishery Headline:  

The Last two weeks of the season have been ruined by some terrible conditions with winds you would struggle to stand up in, never mind cast a line. On the few days which have presented the chance to fish, anglers have faired ok with mild temperatures bringing the fish into feed. Stand out catch of the week went to Derek Carr who had a brilliant end of season day taking six fish on Tuesday. Lures patterns such as a Black Fritz and Cat’s Whisker have fished well with an intermediate fly line counted down to locate roaming fish. Hury has again, had a great season with an excellent rod average and many fish taken over the 4lb mark.

We would like to thank all our customers for their support over the past season and look forward to welcoming you back at the start of next season 12 March 2016 for some more cracking sport. We hope you all have an excellent Christmas and a Happy New Year

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Best flies: Black Fritz, Cat’s Whisker

Best areas: Sheltered bays

Ranger office:
01833 641121

Ranger: Simon Lee

Scaling Dam Reservoir

Fishery Headline:  

Our sincere apologies due to no recorded catch returns for this site this week we have no data to update.

 

The Scaling team would like to take this opportunity to thank all our anglers for their support during the 2015 season and we look forward to welcoming you all back for the new season 12 March 2016.

 

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Ranger office:
01287 644032

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