Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Turn-Up in Weather Sees Lake Anglers' Catch Rise

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Turn-Up in Weather Sees Lake Anglers' Catch Rise

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Byline: George Macintyre george.macintyre@sky.com

THE SECOND session of the season for Bishop Auckland and District Angling Club's Junior Club will be held at Witton Castle Lakes on Sunday with tuition and guidance from Anne Woodcock.

Fishing on the lakes improved with the weather. A Kerr, R Maculloch and J Campbell each recorded 15-fish limits; T Ross had 14; E Denison landed nine and N Midgley netted eight. P Admore had the week's best fish - a 5lb 8oz rainbow.

The third heat of Kielder WaterAid Boat Pairs was won by Alan Jenkins and Ted Fenwick with 12 for 16lb 9oz. Jim Burtle was second with 11 for 16lb 7oz and Ray and Steven Appleby third with seven for 9lb 12oz. The final is on Sunday, July 10.

Ian Wilson had the week's heaviest fish at 4lb 2oz, Gordon Jeffries from Morpeth had the catch of the week with a weight of 19lb 7oz and boat angler Gerry Arnott weighed in 17lb 2oz. Although Caistron Lakes has had website problems, the fishery is open and fishing well, producing good top-of-the water action, with Daddies accounting for quality browns and rainbows.

There were good, steady catches to fly and worm at Naworth, where I Davidson had 31 to 12lb.

An all-night session at Chatton was popular and productive, Ali Tait from Dudley equalling the fishery record with a 20lb rainbow - one of 18 he landed. Rob Frame from West Denton also had 18, including a well-conditioned brown.

On the lakes, Matty Devine from Hadston landed 18, returning rainbows of 16lb 8oz and 7lb. Others with good bags included Peter Davison from New Hartley, Stu Younger from Blyth and David Kay from Morpeth (14 each).

The ATTEFF Individual Bank Championship and the Fritz 'n' Flies Pairs Bank Championship will held at the fishery on Saturday, July 9. Ring Jim Tuck on 07985 232437 after 6pm to book. It was a varied week's fishing at Jubilee Lakes, with trout taken on patterns from daddies to bloodworms stripped back fast.

Sam Bell from Stockton had rainbows of 22lb - one of the largest fish landed at Sharpley Springs to date this year - and 11lb, Brian Lavery from Linton netted one of 12lb 8oz trout and David Todd from Gatehead returned 17. …

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