Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Season Ends on a High Note at Derwent

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Season Ends on a High Note at Derwent

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THE season on Derwent Reservoir ended on Sunday with sport continuing in fine form.

There were excellent catches from all areas of the reservoir, with Steve Wood again reporting one of the best catches, taking more than 20lb of roach from the Millshield area.

Whittle Dene, which will be open for the winter period, experienced a low turn-out with a sole catch return supplied by Barry Evans, who made a catch of 65 small roach and perch for a total of 5lb.

Northumbrian Water are reminding anglers that they must complete a catch return after they fish.

Carp are still full of fight and being caught in numbers on The Angel, which is also producing some good weights of silver fish. Bream into double figures have also featured this week, as have ide and orfe at 3lb-plus. Pole has worked well at 13 metres out or fished tight against the reeds.

Yarm AA's match on the Tees on Sunday saw Shotton anglers take both first and second places. Steve Maitland was top rod, taking 38lb 4oz of skimmers, ahead of team-mate Ray Hughes, who had 35lb 13oz, with Stuart Bell taking third place with 19lb.

Brad Mann won the latest match on Lookout with 56lb 3oz, ahead of Jamie Stephenson on 32lb 4oz and John Dryden, who had 29lb 11oz.

WACAC's Winter League Match on Sunday went to Nigel Beardsley with 6lb 7oz, while Geoff Lincoln was runner-up on 3lb 11oz and John Reynolds, on 2lb 15oz, was third.

Big Waters AC fished the second of their Winter Series at Aldin Grange, where Paul O'Donnell won with 29lb of carp and ide. Barry Evans was runner-up with 22lb 11oz, ahead of Jeff Webster on 16lb 8oz.

Tomorrow, a River Habitat Demonstration day is being held by The Northumberland Rivers Trust. The event is being organised as part of a substantial partnership project between the Environment Agency and the Trust, along with other partners, and the Blyth and Pont Habitat Restoration Project will carry out work throughout the catchment to restore and improve river habitats. …

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