Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Anglers Are Just Singing in the Rain

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Anglers Are Just Singing in the Rain

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ALTHOUGH the weather has been dismal many anglers have been singing in the rain as great catches have occurred.

It''s been a great week on Aldin Grange with top bag going to Wayne Harrison from Bowburn, who filled three separate nets throughout the day to take 10 chub with the rest all ide for a magnificent bag of 155lb all taken on maggot and caster.

Terry Collins from Ashington had a great session taking over 27 carp to 10lb, 16 ide and orfe over 2lb, four bream to 6lb, and 17 tench to 5lb, caught on worm tipped with caster, paste and pellet.

Steve Woods had the catch of the week on Derwent Reservoir with 121 roach weighing for 26lb.

The Whittle Dene complex continues to provide pleasure anglers with some good sport with catches made up of roach skimmers and gudgeon.

Sunderland''s latest match on Silksworth was won by Nick Palfreyman with 10lb made up of three small carp ahead of Iain Foster with 3lb 13oz, while Bob Nash and Les Cooper tied for third spot.

Sunday's Open on Lookout was won by Neil Brown, who netted 46lb, ahead of Dave Pearson on 44lb 3oz and Ricky Bennett with 37lb 15oz.

Tuesday's match on Aldin Grange was won by Steve Gaffney with 51lb. Second was David Graham with 31lb 8oz and third was Bob Linsey with 27lb.

The Clive Mason Memorial Match on Whins Pond was won by Brian Edwards with one fish, a 16lb 10oz mirror carp.

Big Waters AC Away Day at Rennys Lake was a pretty hard match in extreme weather conditions. Jeff Webster was top rod with 36lb 2oz ahead of John Mitchell on 22lb 15oz and Barry Evans who made third with 18lb 7oz.

Leonie Brooks also won the heaviest bag of 6lb 2oz and the heaviest individual fish of 3lb 2oz, a bream, in her final season as a junior angler.

A new project jointly funded by the EA and the Northumbrian Wildlife Trust is being carried out over the Blyth/Pont catchment area to identify issues that are restricting fish populations. A meeting to discuss this will be held at the Clock Room, Blagdon Hall tomorrow, at 10am. …

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