Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Things Certainly Looking Up at Angel Complex

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Things Certainly Looking Up at Angel Complex

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THE Angel complex is improving week by week and some cracking fish have been caught in the last seven days, Ide well over 4lb, very large perch to 3lb 2oz , and large bream over 7lb have featured in anglers catches whilst rudd and roach, are being caught on maggot, worm, or caster.

Carp too are being caught with 6mm pellets tempting the better specimens.

One tip on the complex is not to fish on the bottom where the coldest reaches are, as those anglers fishing up in the water are finding fish inhabiting the warmest layers. The Angel will be holding a Colin Pine memorial match on Bank Holiday Monday (May 30). Phone 01914100449 to register.

Elsewhere, at Rennys Lake on Teesside, the small back lake has been in great form with tench coming from the far bank, close in, and carp being caght from mid way or close to the centre island. However the lakes roach seem to be everywhere at the moment, and this PS5-per-day ticket venue is really worth a visit at present.

The Bank Holiday Monday Open match on Aldin Grange saw Jim Naylor win with 15lb 2oz ahead of Brian Lindsey with 14lb 5oz. W Harrison was in third place with 12lb 10oz.

Big Waters AC visited Sessay on Sunday to fish a club match on Poplars Lake. John Reynolds won with 35lb of carp taken on meat and pellet, from Sean Mooney with 29lb 9oz; Barry Evans was third with 23lb 3oz. The club's next match is on May 29 on Whittle Dene.

Sunday's Open on Lookout went to Lee Slater who amassed 38lb of silver fish plus carp to win with a total of 56lb 2oz. John Nelson was second on 39lb and Martin Atkin third with 37lb 9oz.

Dave Pearson won the Wednesday Open on Bowes with a very creditable 87lb 7oz from John Dryden, who had 71lb 5oz, while John Foster finished in third place on 33lb 15oz This coming Wednesday (May 11) an Angling Trust North East Fisheries Forum takes place in association with the Environment Agency. It is free to attend and open to all. It will be held at Tyneside House, Skinnerburn Road, Newcastle, NE4 7AR starting at 7.15pm.

The draft agenda will include poaching and fish theft where Angling Trust regional enforcement manager, Giles Evans outlines how the new Volunteer Bailiff Service will roll out in the North East. …

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