Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Where the Fish Are and How to Catch 'Em

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Where the Fish Are and How to Catch 'Em

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Aldin grange lakes

(0191) 384 6090

White lures such as Cats Whisker, Minkies and White Fritz should take plenty of festive trout. Zonkers, Black Fritz and Montana are also worth a try. The purist should try Diawl Bach, Black Buzzer and Black PTN. Contact fishery for New Year opening times.

BEAMISH LAKES (07956) 811 113

Fish are still deep and slow sinking lines worked well with a slow retrieve still best. Try White Nomad Fritz, Cats Whisker, Orange Fritz, Yellow Dancer, Blobs, Black Fritz and various Zonkers. Try fishing Bloodworm, Buzzers and PTN on the drift.

BELLFLASK (01677) 470 716

Buzzers and Bloodworm drifted under sight bobs still produced good bags. Fish are still just over metre down. Black Lures such as Montana, Viva, Ace of Spades and Black and Green Fritz should take fish. The fishery was heavily stocked for Christmas with some tagged fish also being introduced. Open over the New Year period.

ESTHWAITE WATER (01539) 436 541

With the milder weather anglers did well with catches to around six fish to fly and bait. White fry patterns are still doing well fished deep in front of the Ticket Office. Trout to over 4lb were caught in a week when multi method anglers continued to do well from the bank.

HAZON BURN (01665) 573 779

Lake clear and producing good sport. Try patterns such as Black Buzzers, Black Spiders, and various nymphs such as Black PTN. Anglers should contact (07835) 776 808 for the up to date details for New Year period.


(01388) 772 611

More settled weather should produce some fine sport. For availability of rods log on to Bookings can still be made by phone after 07.30.

KIPLIN HALL (01677) 470 716

Anglers are still taking rainbows to 5lb and browns to 3lb with Orange Fritz fished on a slow sinking line still the killing pattern. …

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