Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Angling: Hungry Trout in Plentiful Supply

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Angling: Hungry Trout in Plentiful Supply

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IT was another good week at Blackton Reservoir as the trout continue to gorge themselves for the lean months ahead.

Mike Kennedy was again on good form, taking eight for 17lb, including rainbows of 3lb and 4lb. J Styles also had a limit bag including pristine blues of 3lb 8oz and 4lb.

Some superb fish have been taken at Grassholme this week, with J Chester including a cracking rainbow of 5lb in his 22lb bag. Veteran angler Morgan Lynch, fishing from his wheelchair, also had a good day recording an eight-fish limit bag including rainbows of up to 4lb and a fin-perfect blue.

Several fish in the 4lb to 7lb range have been brought to the net at Derwent Reservoir with K Armstrong, fishing Powerbait at Pow Hill, landing five for 18lb, including a well-conditioned rainbow of 7lb.

On Sunday, the Hirst Park Trout Ticklers from Ashington and Ashington Fly-Fishers held club events at the reservoir. If the clubs had been competing against each other, the Ticklers would have won with 15 rods taking 42 fish for 88lb 10oz. …

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