Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Catches on the Up as Fish Head for Top

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Catches on the Up as Fish Head for Top

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TROUT TOPICS THE rod average at LOCKWOOD BECK had edged towards 4.5 at times, as fish feed freely, mainly on top.

Andrew Bogan caught 12 from the moorside on size 12 CDC Shuttlecocks.

Mike Walker had 10 from the bottom of the moorside on dries, while Les Spedding caught eight from the point on small shuttlecocks.

Ian Morrison went down to size 24 CDC Shuttlecocks, and fishing from the top of the moorside he caught 10 rainbows.

Other patterns worked too, Colin Green catching seven, keeping four of them for 9lb on Damsels from the culvert.

A further stocking of rainbows from 1lb 12oz to 8lb has taken place.

Junior anglers can make the most of their summer holidays by booking onto one of the Junior courses, where they can learn all they need to know to catch their first fish, or improve their catch rate.

Five places remain on the August 19 course. Phone Gordon Byers on 07973 779527.

DARLINGTON angler Paul Harland had another good day on the fly at SCALING DAM.

Fishing a Dawson's Olive and Kate McLaren, he caught the heaviest eight fish limit of the season at 22lb 4oz and returned another eight fish.

The largest fish of the week, a 6lb blue was caught on worm by Richard Watson from Middlesbrough.

He was fishing in deep water at the middle of the dam wall.

Both legered and float fished baits have worked best when varying the distance of each cast until you locate the fish.

Spinners have been most effective from mid to late afternoons.

Top fly patterns have been Kate McLaren, Muddler, Dawson''s Olive, and Green Peter in a week in which 158 anglers caught 318 trout.

A further 670 have been stocked. TEESSIDERS have fared well at JUBILEE. G Smith from Marton, caught a 6lb 15oz rainbow on a slim brown nymph with a lime head, while John Wildon from Middlesbrough tempted one of 6lb 4oz on a Wicked White. …

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