Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Sporting Chance on Offer

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Sporting Chance on Offer

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IN response to the rising number of requests, Jubilee Lakes is to introduce a sporting ticket on Sundays only for a trial period.

The ticket will cost pounds 16 and anglers will be allowed to return six trout on each lake - just the same as the fishery's normal day ticket.

The main difference is that anglers do not need to take any trout - although they would be allowed to either if they decided they wanted to keep one or if they felt it should not be returned. Any fish kept would be at the fishery's standard rate of pounds 1.95 per pound to a maximum of pounds 6.95.

As Jubilee Lakes is closed from Monday to Wednesday, any trout caught and released on Sunday will have a good recovery period before fishing resumes.

A member of the fishery's management team said:"Because of the care our anglers take in returning trout, by unhooking them while still in the net and in the water, we anticipate the sporting ticket will be a great success."

Stuart Sexton from Scorton continued his excellent run on the Diawl Bach at Jubilee, landing a well-conditioned 4lb 8oz blue.

All lakes at Chatton Trout Fishery have been fishing very well this week with the majority of fish caught on, or near, the surface, Anglers among the fish included M McKenzie from Cramlington who caught 16; Bill Potter of Morpeth who took 14 and Hoselaw's A Jeffcock who kept two and returned 11 on Sedges.

John Davison from Wooler kept four and returned seven; Alec Harvey from Cramlington and Trevor Wadds from Craster each had 11; Billy King from Gateshead 10; Bill Henderson from Stakeford kept two fish and returned seven; and Keith Watson from Amble caught nine.

There will be another late night session on Friday with the fishery closing at 10.30pm.

C Munro had the biggest fish of the week at Caistron Lakes with a well-conditioned 8lb 8oz blue, while P Jackson had the best bag, landing 14 on Buzzers, and Paul Robertson, also fishing Buzzers, brought five to the net. …

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