Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Stillwater Round-Up

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Stillwater Round-Up

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ALDIN GRANGE LAKES 07901538587 / DH7 7AR Large hatches of buzzers had fish feeding well. Small Green or Olive buzzers seem to be the main food for the trout at present. Size 16 offerings have been the size to try. Dave Park was top rod again this week with catches of six, eight and 16 over three visits. BELLFLASK - 01677 470716 / HG4 5LW Angler of the week was West Denton's Rob Frame who landed 30. C Wilkinson and G Jones had 11 each while Lee Cartmail took the best fish: 6lb. Black and Green Lures, Montana, and Damsels were the productive fly patterns. Trout were deep when bright and windy but up top when overcast. CHATTON TROUT LAKES 01668 215226 / NE66 5RF Two excellent double-figure rainbows caught this week, a 12lb 8oz by Matty Divine from Hadston and one of 12lb by Eric Turnbull of Rothbury on a Black Hopper. Fish starting to feed well and some lovely brown trout caught. The Mill and Groom Angling Club fished on Sunday, their top rod was Eamon Looney with a bag for 11lb 12oz, Greg Wigham took the best fish at 4lb 8oz. Chatton Ladies AC meet on Saturday, 9.30am. All welcome PS20 includes fishing, tuition and lunch. HIGHAM LAKES 01661 860032 / NE20 0DH Anglers did well with lures such as Cats Whisker, Damsel Nymphs, Black Buzzer and Bloodworms were top patterns. J Barnes from Bedlington returned 18 and caught 25 over two visits on Black Buzzers. Andrew Williamson from Ponteland returned a 14lb rainbow caught on a Black Cats Whisker. A good stocking this week with 2-7lb fish. JUBILEE LAKES 01388 772611 / DL2 2UH Lures have been the mainstay this week. CdC Emergers, Diawl Bach and Bloodworm have also been effective. Black, Olive Green and Black and Green Lures were the most productive colours. Intermediate lines with a pretty fast retrieve was the best tactic and the fish responded nicely.

LANGLEY DAM 01434 688846 / NE47 5LD Keith Watson took 17 trout to the boat on the Divine Dancer and had the best fish of the week at 10lb 2oz. M Proudfoot caught 15, Jim Lumsden had 12 to Cats Whisker and Olive Damsels, Jack Hodgson 12 from the boat on Lime Cats Whisker, Bloodworm and Squirmy. …

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