Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Dusk and Dawn Proving Idea Times to Fish

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Dusk and Dawn Proving Idea Times to Fish

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FISHING on The Angel complex has been cracking at dusk and dawn, with some good size fish being caught.

The best ide out was 4lb 4oz from Bowes, which also produced the best bream, a fine fish of 12lb 10oz, along with double-figure carp.

Lookout Lake yielded a fine 13lb Ghostie where catches of rudd, roach and tench have also featured, and anglers that have offered their baits high up in the water have had success, although there are still some good catches coming close in.

Best hook baits have been pellet, maggot, paste, or chopped worm - for feed try angel pellet, chopped worm, Angling on Whittle Dene has been difficult at times with gale-force winds marring sport. However, sport with skimmers has still been steady with the best method being maggot fished via the feeder.

The Great Southern Reservoir has been attracting anglers hunting better quality roach. Northumbrian Water are reminding anglers to complete catch returns at the end of each visit as they are important in providing information for both fishery management and visiting anglers.

The final match in The Big Waters AC Senior League took place on the River Tees at Over Dinsdale on Sunday. Match secretary Nigel Ripley won with 19lb 6oz made up of roach, dace, perch and a decent chub all caught on the on stick float with maggot and caster as bait.

Mal Wilkinson was runner-up with 18lb and John Bainbridge third with 15lb 9oz. The final league positions (accumulated from the best 10 from 15 results) saw Nigel Ripley pip long-term leader Barry Evans by a single point with Paul O'Donnell claiming third spot.

Sunday's Open on Lookout was won by Dave Pearson with 27lb 15oz from Norman Laing who had 22lb 6oz and Martin Craig was third with 18lb 7oz.

Wednesday's Open on Bowes went to John Dryden with 62lb 8oz ahead of John Foster on 32lb, while Geordie Atkin was third with 31lb 8oz. …

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