Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Whittle Dene's Record Is Broken

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Whittle Dene's Record Is Broken

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ANOTHER superb week on the Whittle Dene complex with the Great Southern also fishing well.

Anglers visiting all three lakes were rewarded with some of the best returns so far this season. Mr R Thompson recorded a sensational weight of 75lb, a new venue record, made up of two carp, numerous skimmers, roach up to 1lb, and perch. Steve Guy enjoyed netting 22lb of skimmers, and Rob Gullon weighed in 28lb of roach.Dave Coster recorded one of his best catches of the season, taking 26 skimmers and around 5lb of roach for a total of over 30lb, while Brian. Allum twice recorded 18lb catches comprising mostly of roach.

The Angel fishery continues its great run of form with pleasure anglers taking some super fish. The fishery reports having had people leave early because they are so tired after catching steady all day long. Norman Eden had 40 crucians from Lookout as well as a great variety of other species, and carp have been caught in great numbers.

It's been another good week on Aldin Grange too, where Blackbird Lake is yielding carp, tench and skimmers to paste, pellet or corn, while Ide to 3lb and over as well as carp to 5lb are being caught from The Match Lake.

The match held at Felmoor fishery on Sunday was held in windy conditions that saw some anglers at one end of the lake struggle, but despite this the winning weight was an impressive 70lb 8oz. Craig Goodall was runner-up with 69lb 9oz and Shaun McDade third on 46lb 9oz. The next match on Felmoor is on August 25 with a doubles match scheduled for the 8th of next month and another singles on September 22.

Sunday's match on Lookout Lake saw Dave Pearson win with 93lb 15oz although runner-up John Foster with 92lb 8oz lost first place when he had a 62lb 8oz net disqualified, so had 155lb before disqualification of net It was Dave Pearson again that won the match on Bowes, going over two out of three carp nets on Saturday to win with 123lb 2oz, while Chris Owers was top rod on Monday with 68lb 15oz and John Dryden with 53lb 8oz won Wednesday's match. …

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