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Hit Buzzers for the right answer.

Those anglers favouring Buzzers once again had the best of the sport at Higham Lake.

George Harding, from Seaton Delaval, fishing a sporting ticket, safely returned 11 fish, including one of 9lb 1oz, all taken on a Black Buzzer. John Watson of Kingston Park, fishing a White Bunny leech, brought a cracking hard-fighting rainbow of 12lb 7oz to the net. Anglers are reminded that the lake will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day but will open as normal on all other days.

The weather continues to make fishing challenging at Langley Dam where C Jackson had the week's biggest fish at 7lb. Mr Tainer, a relative newcomer to the fishery has the week's best bag with four for 15lb 8oz.

There is still plenty of good sport to be had at the fishery although, like most other stillwaters at this time of year, it is just a matter of being in the right place at the right time.

Settled conditions towards the end of the week saw magnificent rises to the small midge species that littered the flat surface at Sharpley where Trevor Robson of Cramlington had a10-pounder on a Black Midge.

D Woods from Coxhoe used a Bloodworm to bring 13 fish ( the largest at 10lb ( to the net on the Albert Lake. J Barrows had one of 9lb 12oz while Harry Freeman from Durham used a Minkie and a Medusa Ant to bag a trout of 11lb 3oz.

Rob Chuter took a 10-pounder and G Maddison had one of the week's biggest bags with 13 fish for more than 29lb. One of the pounds 500 tagged fish was brought to the net by Ryan Barrows. The second pounds 500 fish is still to be caught.

Rainbow buzzers are consistently good and Bloodworms in red or pink can also be relied on to provide good sport. Decent bags can be taken by suspending the Bloodworm at the first marginal drop-offs.

Sharpley is open for fishing on Christmas Day.

With rain allowing the water to clear at Hazon Burn the fishing has improved accordingly. Trevor Wadds of Craster won last week's winner takes all competition netting himself pounds 100. Another winner takes all competition is on Sunday. Details 07835 776808.

Friday and Saturday were once again the best days at Jubilee Lakes although no one particular pattern emerged as the most productive.

Les Haslam from Stokesley, had fish of 13lb 13oz and 13lb on a Yellow Dancer and a Black Dancer.

Chris Parkin from Billingham, fishing a Black Zonker had a fish of 12lb 15oz while Chris Smith from Bishop Auckland had one of 11lb 1oz on a Damsel.

The fishery will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Full details of openings and rod availability on www.jubileelakes.co.uk

Hazon Burn: Black and Peacock Spider, Black Nymph, Black Buzzer, Dawson's Olive, Black and Lime Green Minkie, Black Fritz.

Higham: Black Buzzer, Diawl Bach, Bloodworm, Cat's Whisker, Dawson's Olive.

Jubilee: Bloodworm, Damsel, GRHE, Sunken daddy, Black Buzzer, orange and pink lures, Olive Zonker, Black Zonker.

Langley: Bloodworm, Black Fritz, Cat's Whisker, various coloured buzzers

Sharpley: Bloodworm, Black Buzzer Pupae, Black Spider, Olive Emergers, William's Favourite, CDC Fs, Black Zonker, Cat's Whisker.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Dec 15, 2005
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