Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Brian Enjoys Best Day in a Great Week for Scaling Dam; ANGLING

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Brian Enjoys Best Day in a Great Week for Scaling Dam; ANGLING

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IT has been a fantastic week at SCALING DAM with a rod average of 4.8 on Monday as the east end hot spot continued from last weekend with bait and fly anglers enjoying some exciting sport.

Fly angler Brian Lees of Normanby enjoyed his best day fishing in years along the east end of the wall to land a total of 20 fish, returning 17 of them all on a single Cutthroat Cat.

Tom Allen of Middlesbrough, also fishing the east end, was rewarded with PS150 when he netted a tagged rainbow on ledgered maggot.

This was the second tagged fish caught this week, but unfortunately the first had not paid into the sweep and missed out on his reward.

First time visitor to the area John Bellamy from Banbury was just passing Scaling but couldn't resist the opportunity of fly fishing on such a inviting water.

Wading at the east bay, he was rewarded with a fin perfect 3lb rainbow which was his second fish caught in two casts using a Montana.

Steve Lynas from Hinderwell fished ledgered worm with Power-Bait at the west end of the wall and caught his eight fish limit by 1pm, bought a second permit and ended his day with 12 in total.

The biggest fish of the week at 5lb 8oz was caught by fly angler Andy Moscrop, of Loftus, on hoppers who worked his way along the south shore ending his day with nine in total, returning five of them.

RETURNS FONTBURN: 142 anglers caught 336 trout to 6lb 12oz. Bait: PowerBait Mouse Tails. Patterns: Dawson's Olive, Daddy. 550 stocked.

DERWENT: 246 anglers caught 696 trout to 4lb 8oz. Bait: Spring Green PowrBait and feeder, Yellow PowerBait Eggs, Flying C. Patterns: Cat's Whisker, Hair's Ear, Black Pennell, Bibio, Silver Invicta. 850 stocked.

GRASSHOLME: 175 anglers caught 582 trout to 5lb 10oz. Bait: Worm, Pink and Orange PowerBait, Mepps Spinners. Patterns: Daddies, Knotted Midge, Cat's Whisker, Dawson's Olive. …

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