Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Where the Fish Are and How to Catch Them

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Where the Fish Are and How to Catch Them

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ALDIN GRANGE LAKES 0191 384 6090 / Sat Nav DH7 7AR George Malcolm, Brian Dawson and Mick English were among the top rods again this week. Masses of Black Gnats and Midge were attracting the attention of the trout. Top flies: PTN, Hare's Ear, Buzzers, CDC, Shipman's, small Dries. CAISTRON LAKES 07944 178 045 / Sat Nav NE65 7LG Peter Cater landed the best fish of the week at 10lb. A Wood from West Woodburn landed 24 trout while Peter Richardson from Tynemouth had 11 fish on Hare's Ear. Gary Parmley from Ashington had 12 trout on Buzzers.

DERWENT RESERVOIR 01207 255 250/ Sat Nav DH8 9TT Anglers averaged 2.9 trout per visit to 8lb 8oz with lots of 3lb to 5lb rainbows caught. Mr Granger from Sunniside had eight trout for 21lb 8oz on ledgered powerbait. Lots of tagged fish are being stocked. Top flies have been Nomad, Viva Fritz, Humungus, Black Sedge, Black Muddler and Orange Fritz. Orange Powerbait Eggs and Mepps spinners were the top baits.

FONTBURN RESERVOIR 01669 621 836/ Sat Nav NE61 4PL Anglers averaged 3 fish per visit with several over 5lb weighed in. Marie Batey caught a fine 7lb rainbow. Sarah Steventon caught one of 6lb 3oz. Darren Bell from North Shields had a 9lb rainbow on while Dave Madderson took a 9lb 12oz rainbow. Dave Kirkwood had a limit bag for 24lb 4oz. Top flies were Green, Orange and Black Fritz, Viva Cat and Consett Budgie.

GRASSHOLME RESERVOIR 01833 641 121 / Sat Nav DL12 0PW Anglers averaged 3.3 trout per visit with lots of trout caught very close in to the banks. J Busfield landed a fine bag limit for 19lb including trout of 3lb 8oz and 3lb 4oz.Ledgered yellow Gulp Eggs did well. Top flies have been Dawson's Olive, Cats Whisker, Kate McLaren and Invicta. HIGHAM LAKES 07950 428 159 / Sat Nav NE20 0DH Dries such as Black CdC Buzzers and Black Hoppers have done very well. Plenty doubles have been caught this week with Colin Smith from Kenton returning two one of 16lb and the other 11lb. Bach. Ken Allman from Hazelrigg returned a double of 12lb.

JUBILEE TROUT LAKES 01388 772 611 / Sat Nav DL22UH It has been a quiet week but those anglers that did turn out averaged over 6 fish a visit. …

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