Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Andrew Wilkinson's Trout Topics

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Andrew Wilkinson's Trout Topics

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SPORT at LOCKWOOD BECK sport has picked up nicely, with rainbows to 10lb 4oz and a rod average of over five despite cold winds.

Mark Walker can't stop catching.

He fished on six days and caught 98 fish for a rod average of 16. He caught from all around the lake on lures fished with and without an indicator.

John McGarrell fished on four days and caught 56 fish on Buzzers and small lures. John returned a lot of fish in the 3lb to 5lb class and kept an 8lb brown, the best of the season so far.

Colin Lynas caught 18 from the overflow end of the dam on Dawson's Nomad, and Les Spedding had 13 on Buzzers from the same area. Simon Robinson caught 10 from the moor side returning a lovely 5lb brown.

Boat anglers had some good days. Malcolm Jefferson caught 33 over two days on lures; Tim Grove kept a nice 10lb 4oz rainbow. Paul Madison caught 13 including a rainbows of 10lb, all caught on Dawson's Olive.

Wheelchair angler George Binks caught 10 from the wheelyboat returning two 4lb plus browns.

A further stocking this week included browns to 6lb in top condition.

There are still places left for the three-man AIRFLO team event next Saturday. For information ring the fishery 01287 660501 or visit

RAINBOWS to 4lb have been caught in the best week of the season so far at SCALING DAM.

The rod average peaked at over six, and the fish are well spread.

They are taking Powerbait, worm and maggot, while a few fell to fly, with Dawson's Olive fished slow and deep best.

A total of 82 anglers caught 375 rainbows, including several of around 4lb, and four blues.

TOM Adamson, aged 10, from Darlington had a fantastic day at the Salmon and Trout Association Junior event at STONEBRIDGE, landing his personal best - a 5lb 4oz rainbow - on his fourth cast then smashing it only a few hours later with a huge 13lb rainbow. …

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