Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Where the Fish Are and How to Catch Them

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Where the Fish Are and How to Catch Them

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BELLFLASK 01677 470716 / Sat Nav HG4 5LW Among the big catches this week was Neil Hodgson from Stanhope with 16 trout. Peter Crowe from Hartlepool landed 13 while his fishing companion Ernie Craster from Stockton had 10. Paul Bellas from Consett also landed 10. Most rods were catching around five fish a visit. Damsel Nymphs were successful as were sunk lures fished with a slow retrieve. Finding the depth at which fish were feeding was the critical factor in the quest for consistent sport.

CAISTRON TROUT FISHERY 07972759401 / Sat Nav NE65 7LG After several atrocious weeks weather-wise the lakes have settled nicely. Anglers must use the first car park and cross the bridge by foot until further notice. Anglers have had steady results with a rod average of four fish per visit. Lures fished deep and slow have been most effective. Visit the Caistron website for further details. JUBILEE LAKES 01388 772611 /DL22UH Black Buzzer, Wicked White, Diawl Bach, Damsel Nymph, Cats Whisker, Various Zonkers, Black Fritz, Bloodworm and Emergers have taken fish lately. The spring fed lakes are clear and the tactics should now be down to slowly retrieved lures. Given milder days then Buzzers, Diawl Bach and GRHE should produce takes.

KNITSLEY MILL 07960774741 / Sat / Nav DH89EL The next monthly competition takes place on Saturday, with the Fritz n Flies Qualifier to be held on Sunday with a 9am start. Register on the above number. The tagged trout is now worth PS290. Lures fished slow and deep should produce sport in the colder spells.

MARKLE TROUT FISHERY 01620 861213 Sat-Nav EH403EB Angler numbers were down this week due to the appalling weather. Those who did turn out did well, with regular visitor Neil Raeburn landing nine fish for his visit on Blobs and Buzzers. Most anglers fishing caught between three trout and seven trout. Effective flies were: Buzzers, Blobs, Bloodworm and the Rabbitiser. SHARPLEY SPRINGS 0191 5818045 /SatNav SR70NP Anglers have averaged a very healthy 5. …

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