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DERWENT RESERVOIR 01207 255250 / SatNav DH89TT 4255 anglers have caught 13,734 trout to 10lb 3oz at an average of 3.2 trout per visit. Top flies recently have been Olive or Black Zonkers, Goldhead Fritz patterns, Kate McLaren, Bibio, Black Pennell and Black Fritz. Ledgered Powerbait Eggs, Float-fished worm and Powerbait cocktail and silver Toby have been the top baits recently. Fly anglers have done well on the North Shore, Tower, Millshield, Cronkley and the Sailing Club areas. First fence to Hunter House has fished well for bait anglers.
FONTBURN RESERVOIR 01669 621368/ SatNav NE614PL 2223 anglers have caught 7496 trout to 6lb 4oz at a rod average of 3.37 fish per visit. Top flies are: Cats Whisker, Buzzers, Hawthorn Fly and Hoppers. Best baits are Orange Powerbait, Paste and Eggs. The North Shore, Bay and Burn and the Dam Wall have been hotspots.
GRASSHOLME RESERVOIR 01833 641121 / SatNav DL120PW 2756 rods have caught 8813 trout to 12lb 8oz at a seasonal rod average of 3.1 trout per visit. Dawson's Olive, Black Fritz and Black Hopper have been top flies. For the bait rods, White Mice Tails, Worm, Magic Dust in a feeder. Mepps and Toby spinning baits have also been successful. North Shore, Easter Bay and Pebble Beach have been productive areas.
HIGHAM LAKES 01661 860032 / Sat Nav NE200DH Sport slowed a little this week with Sedges the top fly pattern fished static. Dave Armstrong from Winlaton returned a super 12lb 7oz rainbow caught on a Sedge.
Phil Thompson from Gateshead landed a 10lb 3oz rainbow, also to a Sedge. Bait anglers have been taking some fine bags from the bait lake, with ledgered powerbait eggs the top bait. Daddy Long Legs, Hoppers, CdC Emergers, Black Buzzer, Damsel, Diawl Bach and Hare's Ear all taking trout. A good stocking is going in tomorrow.
HURY RESERVOIR 01833 641121 / SatNav DL129UP 737 anglers have caught a total of 3211 trout to 10lb 4oz at a seasonal rod average of 4.3 trout per visit. Best flies recently have been Small Black Dries, Hoppers, Daddy Long Legs and Fritz patterns plus Cats Whisker and Dawson's Olive.
JUBILEE LAKES 01388 772611 / Sat Nav DL22UH Lots of anglers have caught at least 10 fish this week. Terry Ross from Willington, George Oliver from Durham, P Hooks from Exelby and Phil Totten from Lanchester all clocked up 16 fish for their visits.
Black and Green patterns such as Montana, Fluff Cat, Buzzers and Bloodworm produced some very good sport. KIELDER WATER 01434 251000 / Sat Nav NE48 1BT 1691 anglers have caught 4829 trout so far this season. Largest fish caught was a 10lb 3oz rainbow, and the average catch was 2.9 trout per visit. Spider patterns, Black Snake, various Blobs and dries have all been successful recently. Powerbaits, Sweetcorn and worm are the top baits. SWEETHOPE LOUGHS 01830 540349 Sat Nav NE192PN Trout have been feeding well on natural flies, but fish in general have been deep. Lures such as Cats Whisker are catching fish. Mac Archbold from Cramlington returned 8 rainbows from the small Lough. Anthony Dinsmore returned a 3lb brown trout and 10 rainbows to 7lb all to Hawthorn Fly. Lee Cartmail had 11 trout for his visit. Paul Tweddle and Neil Hodgson returned 25 trout between them. Simon Nichols and Guy Nicholson returned 22 trout to the small Lough. Anglers averaged just under three fish per visit. THRUNTON TROUT FISHERY 01665 574400 / Mob 07795 002607 Among the big catches this week was Willie Emery from Newbiggin with 9 trout caught on Buzzers. Jim Burtle from Newcastle landed 16 over two visits on Shuttlecocks and Buzzers. Ken Glenton from Ashington caught 13 on dries and Buzzers while Eric Caisley from Morpeth returned 18 trout caught on Hare's Ear, nymphs and dries. Davy Kay, also from Morpeth, caught 15 on Orange Blobs while Mick Brown from Bedlington landed 11 on Diawl Bachs. The imitative approach proved the most successful method this week.
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|Publication:||Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)|
|Date:||Jul 27, 2017|
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