Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Rainbow Delight for Ashington Angler; GAME ANGLING

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Rainbow Delight for Ashington Angler; GAME ANGLING

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GEORGE Burton of Ashington had a good session at Chatton Lakes, landing two 5lb rainbows from Dunnydeer Lake, while Mark Warren from Eglingham had one of 6lb from Chatton Lake.

Good numbers of fish in the 4lb to 8lb were brought to the net, with Davie Bilbrough from Gosforth returning six, including fish of 6lb 8oz and 5lb 8oz. John Taylor from Hazelrigg returned 10; Geoff Hobson from Amble returned a 7lb rainbow to Chatton Lake; Trevor Wadds from Craster caught 10; and Matty Divine from Hadston had 12. Christmas vouchers are now available, phone 01668 215226.

South Linden continues to fish well, with many double-figure fish caught and released in the past two weeks. Thomas Kelley and Derick Slaughter of Cramlington, and George Lumsden of Amble safely returned 18-pounders. Anyone intending to fish should check the conditions at www.southlindenfishery.org or phone Andrew on 01670 788366 before setting out.

Caistron continues to fish well. The fishery will remain open through the winter, with its website updated daily in the event of closure due to ice.

Anglers taking advantage of the milder weather at Knitsley Mill have done well on a variety of lures and flies, including dry flies. The any method lake now has a three-fish kill limit, with the option to continue fishing on a catch and release basis when the limit has been reached. The bounty on the tagged fish is now PS280 and there will be another Fritz'n'Flies qualifier on January 4. The heaviest fish of the past week at West House lakes was caught by Robert Harrison of Darlington who drew a crowd of spectators as he played the 13lb rainbow for 20 minutes before bringing it to the net. Other good bags this week were Mike Smith who landed 14 on a selection of lures and John Patterson and his son who caught 18, the best a brown estimated at 6lb, between them. …

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