Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Knitsley Mill Set to Host Qualifier

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Knitsley Mill Set to Host Qualifier

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THE fish are still lying deep at Knitsley Mill, where anglers opting to use sinking or intermediate lines have enjoyed the best of the sport.

The fishery is hosting a Greys International Bank qualifier on Sunday, March 31, and the next monthly competition will take place on Saturday, April 6, with an 8.30am start.

Despite the recent poor weather, there have been good catches at South Linden. B Dixon caught and released 10, including two five-pounders, G Maddison also caught and released 10 nice rainbows, mainly on Fritz, and another angler brought five to the net in a two-hour session.

The fly lake is well stocked with rainbows and blues of up to 20lb. The bait lake is also well stocked, but has been lightly fished recently as the cold has kept anglers away.

It has been another fantastic week's sport at Chatton, where Mark Shennan from Chirnside had the fish of the week, safely returning a 15-pounder to Chatton Lake.

Also at Chatton, Abdul Muhit from Morpeth landed one of 10lb; Robert Hedley from Guidepost netted an 8lb 8oz rainbow from Dunnydeer Lake; and Billy Ashcroft from North Shields, fishing various lures, safely returned 14 and kept two for 9lb.

Other anglers who recorded good bags were Len Broxson of Tanfield, who kept four and returned seven, including a 9lb rainbow, and Charlie Cervantes from North Shields who brought 12 to the net.

Chatton Ladies are meeting on Saturday from 9.30am to 4pm. For infomation about the day and to find out about the Salmon Workshop visit George Oliver of Durham, fishing a small Pheasant Tail Nymph, caught a 12lb rainbow at Witton Castle Lakes while A Brough of Bishop Auckland had one of 9lb. Top rods were Ryan Mathews and John F Walker, each returning 15 on Damsels, Bloodworms and Humungous. Father and son team Brian and Marcus Wood had 26 between them on Buzzers and Pink Bloodworms. …

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