Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Chatton's a Case of Mixed Fortunes; GAME ANGLING

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Chatton's a Case of Mixed Fortunes; GAME ANGLING

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Byline: George Macintyre

IT was a mixed week's sport at Chatton - on the brighter days fish have been deep and needed to be worked for, and in the evening sessions there have been good numbers of fish showing and taking daddies from the top.

John Williams from Morpeth had a great session catching 11 fish, returning a 20lb rainbow and a 6lb rainbow; Rob Frame from West Denton caught 15 and Jim Tuck from Ashington returned 12.

The fishery, which is still stocking three times a week, now closes at 8.30pm and 5.30pm on a Saturday.

The best catch of the week at Naworth was recorded by P McNeill with 27 to 3lb on fly. B McNeill landed 13 to 3lb on fly.

South Linden fished well again this past week, with R Holmes of Newcastle catching three to 8lb, and many fishery regulars catching and releasing full bags of 10 fish.

The bait lake, stocked with fish between 2lb and 3lb, is also fishing well.

The evening sessions are now from 5pm to 8pm and, from September 1, the evening catch and return ticket will cost PS6. Lorraine Flaherty, fishing on the south side of Derwent Reservoir, landed a tagged blue trout. Neil Affleck, fishing at Hunter House also netted a tagged fish but had not entered the optional sweep.

Stuart Ryan from Coxhoe took the heaviest fish of the week at Jubilee Lakes - a 4lb 9oz rainbow. Harry Freeman from Durham and Ken Williamson from South Cleatlam each took trout of 4lb 5oz.

The best catch of the week at Naworth was recorded by P McNeill with 27 to 3lb on fly. B McNeill landed 13 to 3lb on fly.

Dave Robson from Seaham netted a 17lb 14oz rainbow - the third-largest fish of the year - at Sharpley Springs. Brian Lambert from Sunderland took a 13-pounder, Dave Todd from Gateshead netted 16, Dave Leonard from Felling brought 15 to the net and George Weasley from Gateshead landed 21 to 6lb. …

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