Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Taking Carp Proves Real Breeze at Angel Complex

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Taking Carp Proves Real Breeze at Angel Complex

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THE recent winds have seen fish tightly shoaled and on the Angel complex best baits are banded pellets, maggot and sweetcorn.

Derek Potter, fishing Bowes on Saturday and using pellets, caught 17 carp - the smallest 5lb - despite the water temperature being only two degrees. Over the last few days of the holiday period Jimmy Messer took the top weight out of Bowes, 97lb 2oz of carp, while Lookout produced several 50lb-plus weights.

It was encouraging to see more anglers on Whittle Dene.considering it is only mid-January.

The Northern is heavily coloured due to a big influx of rain water and the best lake at present is the Lower.

Dave Coster took 150 roach for 10lb there this week, while Malcolm Johnson from Carlisle caught 75 roach for 6lb from the road bank.

Steve Wood tried the Lower Match lake midweek and landed six skimmers to a 1lb on feeder.

Wood is running a knock-up match on Sunday open to all, with an 8pm meet and an all-in cost of pounds 15 . In the west, day-ticket water Carleton Hill to the East of Carlisle produced carp all through the festive period without the usual seasonal let-up. Liam Wooding won the Xmas Cheer match with 17lb 4oz.

Day tickets are at present pounds 6 (or pounds 4 after 1.00pm) but a full season ticket is available for pounds 100.

Details from owner Chris on 07713 499296 or by email at Darlington anglers took the first four places on the Thornaby Open on the River Tees at Croft..

Nigel Sprat was top rod with 13lb10oz of bread-caught chub, with Mick Clitheroe (12lb 4oz), Steve Chantry (9lb 2oz) and Ken Close (8lb 8oz) completing the Darlo procession Young Jonny Maven won the latest match on Lookout Lake with 51lb 5oz, while the match on Bassetts went to Alan Mc Guire with a 41lb 9oz return.

Only ten anglers fished the sweepstake NYSD match on the Tees at Over-Dinsdale as the river was flooded. …

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