Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

The Biggest Ever - before It Got Away; ANDREW WILKINSON Rounds Up All the Activity on the Local Angling Scene

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

The Biggest Ever - before It Got Away; ANDREW WILKINSON Rounds Up All the Activity on the Local Angling Scene

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TROUT TOPICS THE one that got away.

LOCKWOOD BECK angler Adam Greensmith lost a huge rainbow.

He had the biggest fish he has ever hooked - estimated at around 14lb - to the rim of his net, when the fish shed the hook and slipped away.

In another week of top sport Les Davison and grandson Ben caught 18 fish - 11 of them falling to 13-year-old Ben - on Olive Zonkers fished on intermediate lines.

John McGarrell totalled more than 30 trout, mainly rainbows, but also some browns, over two sessions. He fished Buzzers under an indicator.

Andy Dyke had his best ever day's fishing, catching 16 rainbows and one brown.

He caught on dries when there was cloud cover and lures when the sun was out. He fished from the top moorside block.

Jonathan Smith had a good day, catching 22 fish from the wood side.

Around 240 fish to 4lb have been stocked, while next week a batch of doubles will go in on top of the usual weekly stocking.

Today's Airflo team match was postponed because of the strength of the wind.

It will be re-arranged, probably being held next month.

THE rod average at SCALING DAM peaked at over five duing the last week.

The South Shore has been the best area for both bait and fly. However the biggest two fish, at 8lbs 6oz were both taken from the West end of the dam.

One of them was caught by Charlie Bousfield from Saltburn. Both fish were tempted by legered worm with Powerbait eggs.

From the West end of the South Shore Redcar's Derek Ogden took an eight fish limite and returned another 14 rainbows.

His most productive patterns were Dawson's Olive and Black and Red Buzzers. Over the week 24 anglers recorded limit catches and 25 rainbows of over 3lb were caught, with 160 anglers in total catching 547 rainbows.

A further 750 rainbows have just been stocked..

A 15lb 15oz rainbow was the biggest of the week to come from JUBILEE LAKES. …

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