Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Felmoor Is Likely to Prove Popular

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Felmoor Is Likely to Prove Popular

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NORTHUMBRIAN coarse anglers will be delighted to learn that a new water, Felmoor Fishery, has just opened.

Situated in Felmoor Park, Eshottheugh, between Morpeth and Alnwick, it is a 16-swim day ticket coarse fishery set amid beautiful countryside, while still being easy to access via the A1.

The lake is newly stocked with just under 900 carp to 6lb (mirror and fully scaled) and some tench from 1lb to 6lb.

The cost is PS10 a day per rod, or PS15 for two rods, and 82 fish were caught on opening day between six anglers.

For rules or booking, text or call 07446187255 or 07590374286 or e-mail felmoorfishery@gmail.com A lot of anglers have been out recently and the Big Waters at Seaton Burn has proved encouraging where catches of perch and rudd have been recorded by early morning anglers, along with bream pushing 5lb.

The Wear has yielded a few chub around Durham, while a lightly-fished Tyne saw dace in the streamier mid stretches. However, the Tees at Yarm has still been fishing well for bream and dace, while elsewhere on the river a bonus barbel of 4lb 10oz taken by Mick Mills added to a catch of dace and chub totalling 16lb from Hurworth on Tees.

Yarm AA's match on the River Tees saw Ken Golightly of Shotton win with 18 lb 6 oz made up of 15 skimmers.

Sunderland FAC's away trip to Brafferton was a success with Kevin Duncton talking pride of place with 45 lb 6 oz of mainly carp. Brad McParlin was second with 28lb, while Bobby Nash was third with 24lb 12oz.

Wels Catfish are often a summer target for predator anglers in southern England, but their availability of this introduced species is sparse.

However, only an hour from Newcastle the Lonsdale Fishery, east of Carlisle, which offers angling holidays, has a few catfish present in their Reed Lake. Indeed the heaviest local coarse fish ever to be reported in this column was the wels caught there in 2011 by James Nichol of Billingham, who was plug fishing for pike and landed a massive 63lb wels that took 45 minutes to land. …

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