Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Rainbows Set to Fight Another Day; TROUT TOPICS

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Rainbows Set to Fight Another Day; TROUT TOPICS

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Byline: Andrew Wilkinson

BACK you go - two big trout have been returned to fight another day at LOCKWOOD BECK.

John Parker caught a rainbow of over 10lb on a Buzzer fished from the top concrete block, while Derek Grabham tempted one of a similar size on a Damsel from the holly bush area.

Both fish were slipped back by two anglers appreciative of a good scrap against the hard fighting rainbows.

Other trout to 8lb have been caught on a range of patterns, with dries, nymphs and lures all working, though most of the fish are feeding sub surface.

For the rest of October all anglers holding four-hour and evening permits can fish all day for their pounds 13 (one fish).

Winter fishing details have been released.

Lockwood will remain open until the end of December, with bait fishing permitted from November 1. In November permits are pounds 24, juniors pounds 12, for four fish (no catch and release for bait anglers), though in December prices drop to pounds 12, juniors pounds 10, for six fish.

Fly only sporting permits are available for pounds 10 next month, and just pounds 5 in December. Boats cost pounds 5 in both months.

Only fly, worm, maggot and paste (Powerbait) will be allowed.

No fish will be stocked after the end of October. MIDDLESBROUGH angler Paul Hurwood caught the biggest fish of the week from SCALING DAM.

He caught six rainbows to 5lb, in a week in which a lot of trout of over 3lb have been caught.

Davie Jones, 14, from Brotton caught a 3lb 3oz rainbow, which took Chartreuse Powerbait Eggs fished from the dam wall.

Cameron Clarke from Stokesley, also from the dam wall, caught a 3lb 8oz rainbow on Dark green Powerbait.

Over the week 128 anglers caught 354 trout, with Powerbait and worm the best bait, and Dawson's Olive, Hopper, Invicta, Kate McLaren, and Hare's Ear the most successful patterns.

Next month the catch limit will be waived at Scaling Dam and the other Northumbrian Water reservoirs. …

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