Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Fantastic Fishing Makes for a Superb Week

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Fantastic Fishing Makes for a Superb Week

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HOT on the heels of the reports of two double-figure carp last week, more superb Spring carp catches have been reported.

A cracking 22lb Mirror carp was caught by Wansbeck and Cramlington AC member Paul Brooks, who caught the fish at the club's QE2 fishery at Ashington.

At the TAA's Killingworth Lake the large carp have also come on to the feed, with a 20lb specimen topping a five-fish haul taken by an angler fishing overnight.

Nocturnal fishing on Killingworth is productive but all members must book sessions in advance by ringing Andy Mackintosh on 07974 781451. There is no charge.

Another water which has had a superb week is Four and One AC's Thornborough Pond near Corbridge. where tench to 6lb have featured along with 19lb carp and 6lb bream.

The club is going from strength to strength, and with water on the Tyne offers one of the best value for money club cards around at approximately PS25. Membership may be full soon, so anyone wanting to join or find out more should ring 07741 492629.

This week has seen some fantastic fishing on all of the lakes of The Angel complex with silvers being the main providers of sport being caught.

Maggot or pellet is proving the most popular bait, while pellet or worm is tempting the carp and better stamp of larger silvers.

Gary Wardle of Wear Valley Angling had a cracking week's coaching with several good nets of fish, up to 100lb, reported by fishing maggot on the waggler close in.

An improving picture continues at Whittle Dene, too, as the water temperatures begin to rise and fish become more active in larger numbers. C Anderson recorded a 70-fish mixed catch of roach, dace and perch, and Roy Small took a perch, four roach and 27 gudgeon.

Big Waters AC may have their High Stand and main complex at Seaton Burn closed at present but that doesn't mean there is no sport to be had. …

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