Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Beck Stocked Up for Season; Trout Topics

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Beck Stocked Up for Season; Trout Topics

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JUST under 1,000 trout from 1lb 8oz to over 12lb have been stocked in LOCKWOOD BECK ahead of the new season which starts today.

"We have got a lot of overwintered fish as well," said fishery manager Gordon Byers. "Some of them were rising as we stocked the new ones, so we have established fish as well as stock fish for the anglers to target.

"If the weather stays reasonably good we will have an excellent opening spell, with some fish prepared to rise for dries."

Most anglers will opt for lures in the first few days, but nymphs and dries will also take fish.

There are still boats available to book for tomorrow, though some of the best early season fishing is from the shore.

And, unlike last season when maintenance work was carried out on the dam, this year the reservoir is full from the start of the campaign, so anglers can fish their favourite areas. * NORTHUMBRIAN WATER reservoirs, including SCALING DAM, the closest of the company's venues to Teesside anglers, open next Saturday, March 10. …

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