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Hirst are Tickled pink by Trust funds award.

HIRST Park Trout Ticklers have been awarded pounds 2,800 by the Sir James Knott Trust. The club will use the money to train two more people as level one fishing coaches and one at level two.

The money will also be used to buy 10 flotation vests, wading sticks - as the children are now being taken river fishing - and 10 fly and spinning rods.

In addition to teaching children fly-tying throughout the closed season - taking them reservoir and salmon fishing for a few regular members - the grant will allow the club to introduce more children to angling. Anglers who braved the wintry conditions at Chatton were rewarded with good sport, mainly on lures.

Robbie Bell from Berwick caught 14, Ali Tait from Morpeth 13 and Peter Price from Pegswood kept three and returned eight.

Trevor Wadds from Craster caught 11 and Tommy Young from Ashington caught eight. The fishery will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. It has been another quiet week at Jubilee Lakes, where Dave Cardwell from Darlington braved the conditions to land a 5lb 13oz "bar of silver". Gordon Swain from Dipton also braved the freezing conditions to net one of 4lb 14oz.

From today the fishery and tackle shop will be open every day up to and including December 23. It will then be closed on December 24, 25 and 26.

Naworth was very lightly fished this week due to the severe weather conditions. Very little was caught through the week as the lake was almost unfishable at times.

However, with more settled weather towards the end of the week sport picked up, with most rods catching.

The best fish of the week was a 14lb rainbow landed by M Proudfoot to fly.

FLY BOX Chatton: Bruiser, Zonkers, Damsels, Bloodworm, Damsels, Silver Cormorant.

Jubilee: Humungous, Cat's Whisker, Dawson's Olive, Zonkers.

GEORGE MACINTYRE (0792) 3366565 hookedfish@rocketmail.com
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Dec 15, 2011
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