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No-one able to keep up with Jones; ANGLING.

ANGLERS have enjoyed a fantastic early season at Lockwood Beck, with 162 taking 852 rainbows to 7lb and two browns to 5lb.

Some of the highlights on the bank were Mark Jones's 18 rainbows to 4lb and a brown to 5lb, which he caught from the jetty and culvert, while Graham Southam caught 17 to 4lb on Dawson's Olive from the wading area of the culvert.

Ryan Vasey also enjoyed two days fishing from the dam and moorside on Cutthroat Cats, Buzzer and Foam Beetles which reaped a 26 fish haul to 7lb.

Out on the lake, Andrew Sowerby had an excellent two days as he brought 66 fish to the net from all areas of the lake, while Simon Gaines took 39, keeping four for 14lb 8oz.

Father and son duo Mike and Tom Ayton bagged 39 rainbows to 4lb on Cutthroat Cats, Dermot Speight and Mike Gadd took 37 to 4lb between them and Tim Grove and John Smith brought 35 out of the culvert on Cormorants and Buzzers.

Colin Brown and Bernard Fitzhugh also found success at the culvert, taking 27 in total, while John McGarrell caught 21 rainbows to 5lb 9oz on Black Cormorants and 12 Foam Beetles from the woodside and culvert.

Twenty-one anglers from Ashington King Fishers took part in a bank competition in testing conditions where they caught 45 rainbows for an average of 2.2.

Scott Nellins won with four fish for 11lb 12oz, followed by Mel Forster with four fish for 11lb 8oz and John Taylor with four for 10lb 4oz.

The first junior course of the season saw 10 youngsters enjoy learning the sport in great weather conditions.

Lockwood's Heat of the Scierra Pairs on Sunday, May 10, is now fully booked.

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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Apr 18, 2015
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