Bainbridge Goes on Spree
Although rafts of floating leaves have been troublesome and cooler temperatures have seen anglers having to work harder for their fish, sport still remains upbeat.
The middle stretches of the Tyne were providing good sport with dace and chublets into double figures before the midweek floods put the fish off the feed.
The Wear is still giving great sport, with dace, roach and chub making up nets to 27lb from the Prebends Bridge area.
A huge catch of gudgeon was made by Durham's Dean Bainbridge, who took 288 fish on a 3m whip for an 18lb 10oz weight!
At the Angel of the North, Bowes Lake is still fishing well despite the cooler temperatures.
Simon Todd caught a mirror of 22lb 8oz on trigger boilies while Eric Todd took over 60 carp up to 4lb on Sunday.
On Lookout Lake, pole anglers are catching bream, carp, perch, rudd and roach, with the odd tench still coming out ( and John Mayall netted over 160 fish in a five-hour session.
Willie Bainbridge landed a 2lb 2oz perch from Crofton and a 15lb 4oz mirror carp was also taken by youngster Adam Walton.
CADCAC's latest match at Crofton saw Shaun Corless win with 10lb 5oz of perch up to 12oz and bream, roach and rudd, using worm.
Alan Robson won Sunday's Leazes Park AA Winter League match with 2lb.
Top junior on a wet and windy day was Joe Collins, with a small common carp of 14oz.
Ferryhill & District staged a Junior match on Middleton-St-George's water park where small fish, and not the expected carp, dictated the outcome.
Hartlepool's Andrew Webster won with 3lb 4oz of roach rudd and perch, ahead of Adam Watson of Spennymoor with 2lb 7oz. …