Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Paul Ends Up in the Water at Witton

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Paul Ends Up in the Water at Witton

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IT WAS a case of the fish playing the fisherman at Witton Castle Lakes as Durham angler Paul Embleton struck into a modest fish of around 2lb on the big East Lake and then promptly tripped over his bag and took a nose dive into the water. Managing to keep in touch with the fish, he rose to his feet and calmly scooped the fish into the net, despite all his laughter.

The cold northerly wind has been putting fish well down at times at Witton but when they are showing interest on the top the usual suspects have been in form with CdC Shuttlecock, Shipman's and small dry Hare's Ear all producing good catches.

The week's top rod was Spennymoor's Geoff Wharton who safely returned 30.

On May 29 the fishery is holding a competition and BBQ. Entry is pounds 25 with best first fish and most fish caught sharing the kitty.

Anglers are also being offered the opportunity to be among the first to fish through the night - from 10pm to 8am - with a Summer Solstice Special on Saturday, June 19 at a cost of pounds 30 with a three-fish limit. Both events must be booked by calling Tom or John (01388) 488691 Doubles at Jubilee Lakes this week went to Mark Russell from Great Ayton who landed a 15lb 7oz on an Orange and White Lure. Leslie Tuck from Middlesbrough had one of 15lb 6oz on a Grey Zonker and Simon Smith from Skelton landed a 14lb 2oz on a Black and Green Lure.

Paul McNeill landed the best catch of the week at Naworth with 17 fish to 11lb to a Blob fished on an indicator.

The monster trout are still coming to the surface at Sharpley Springs/Water with Stephen Mudie from Peterlee using a Green Fritz to bring the heaviest fish of the month to date - a hard-fighting rainbow of 21lb 2oz - to the net.

Caistron Lakes continues to produce big fish with P Marshall bringing a well-conditioned 18-pounder to the net. …

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