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 3846090 The influx of fresh water has cooled the fishery down and trout have responded well. Hatches of fly have been prolific with damsels all over the fishery. Top flies have been Damsel Nymph, Orange Fritz, Black Zonkers, and small dries and wets down to size 20.

BELLFLASK 01677 470716 Anglers averaged four trout per visit, with visiting rod Ralph Cardell taking the fish of the week at 13lb 5oz taken on a Nailer. Drifted Bloodworm has been the most effective method along with the Damsel Nymph. Trout have been around three metres down in bright conditions and in the top metre or so when cloudy.

CHATTON TROUT FISHERY 01668 215226 Anglers have had some fine sport again this week. The heavy rainfall has cooled the lakes down. Peter Brack from Ashington had 11 trout to Buzzers. Matty Divine from Hadston caught 14 also to Buzzers. Tom Russell from St Boswells had 10, while Stuart Younger from Cresswell had 11. Visiting angler Tom Hayes from Lancashire landed 10 trout using Black Lures. The fishery will be closed on Sunday, August 2 until 4.30pm.

DERWENT RESERVOIR 01207 255250 306 anglers caught 905 trout with Steve Robson landing the best trout at 4lb 8oz. Rod averages were as high as four per visit on occasions. Best flies have been Bibio, Black Pennell, Diawl Bach, Black Fritz and Dawson''s Olive. Top baits were Yellow Powerbait Eggs.

FONTBURN RESERVOIR 01669 621368 217 anglers landed 857 trout at a rod average of 3.5 fish per visit. M Clements took an excellent limit bag including two trout of 5lb 8oz. S Panton had a limit bag for 25lb. T Taylor also bagged up with a weight of 20lb, while S Telford took a 4lb 12oz rainbow in a total catch of 21lb.

GRASSHOLME RESERVOIR 01833 641121 275 anglers caught 969 trout in another good week despite the weather. Douglas Morris landed a golden trout on worm, while Charles Wainwright had one of 4lb 8oz and each angler picked up pounds 200 for their catches. Five-year-old Cory Russell from Spennymoor landed a 4lb 12oz rainbow on his first ever fishing trip. Fly anglers caught on Cats Whisker, Dawson''s Olive, Orange Nomad, Black Fritz and Claret Bumble. Bait rods did well with Yellow Powerbait Eggs, Worm and Orange Flying C's.

HURY RESERVOIR 01833 641121 Anglers averaged 3.3 trout per visit. W Harvey took the best fish at 4lb 8oz. Food coming in from feeder streams have seen plenty fish congregating at their mouths. Fish have been deeper with sunk or intermediate lines best. Top flies have been Orange Fritz, Cats Whisker, Invicta and sunk Daddy. JUBILEE TROUT LAKES 01388 772611 Anglers had some fine sport this week but no doubles were caught. Anglers caught on all sorts of flies and lures with Damsels, Brown Nymphs doing well on the Lower Lake along with Black Zonkers and Cats Whisker. …

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