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STILLWATER ROUND-UP.

DERWENT RESERVOIR 01207 255250 / SatNav DH89TT 209 anglers caught 499 trout to 9lb 8ozt. Richard Abbott caught three bag limits on ledgered powerbaits. Fly anglers found fish well spread but some large shoals were present at Millshields and the Meadow. Nine tagged fish are still to be caught in the reservoir. Top flies were: Daddies, Muddlers, Humungus, Bibio, Hoppers and small Dry Flies. Yellow Mice Tails and spinners were top baits.

FONTBURN RESERVOIR' 01669 621368/ SatNav NE614PL 93 anglers caught 102 trout to 3lb 8oz. Ryan Mullen caught four good trout ledgering. Ledgering with Pink Powerbait Eggs proved effective. Highlight of the week was the number of youngsters catching some Fontburn beauties reared on site. Dawson's Olive, Daddies and White Muddler were top flies. Ledgered Pink and Orange Powerbait Eggs were top baits. GRASSHOLME RESERVOIR 01833 641121 / SatNav DL120PW 139 rods caught 469 trout to 4lb. J Pearson caught his bag limit on a small Mepps. P Davies also took a limit bag on Powerbait.as did many other rods. Fish were close in at times. Top flies were: Cats Whisker, Dawson's Olive, Daddies and small Black Dries. Orange Powerbait Eggs, Mice Tails, Yellow Powerbait Eggs, Float fished worm and Spinners were the best baits.

HIGHAM LAKES 01661 860032 / Sat Nav NE200DH Daddies fished static are the number one method to use. Static presentation has been the effective method. Jack Surtees from Blyth returned 17 trout including a 10lb rainbow caught on Foam Daddies. Ross Cambridge from New Hartley caught a 12lb 3oz rainbow on a Daddy. Dave Thompson from Widdrington took a five fish bag for 16lb on maggot on the bait lake. Damsels, White Buzzers and Sedges have also done well.

HURY RESERVOIR 01833 641121 / SatNav DL129UP Anglers average 3.1 trout per visit. Ashington Kingfishers held their bank competition on Sunday. Alan Morton won with an eight fish bag limit using a Bibio Hopper and a Rob Roy an Ashington Kingfisher's club pattern. G Gibson caught his eight fish limit using CdC and Black Sedgehog patterns including the best fish of the week at 4lb 2oz. Various Black Dry flies, Kate McLaren, Bibio and Cats Whisker, were the top flies.

JUBILEE TROUT LAKES 01388 772611 / Sat Nav DL22UH Anglers had some great sport on Daddies, Elk Hair Sedge, Shipmans', Fluff Cats, Blue Zulu, Black Hare's Ear and Black Beetle. Stuart Sexton from Darlington landed the fish of the week at 6lb 5oz in a fourteen fish catch on a Black Beetle. Keith Armstrong from Bishop Auckland landed a nice 3lb 4oz rainbow on a dry Daddy.

KIELDER WATER 01434 251000 / Sat Nav NE48 1BT 145 anglers caught 192 trout to 4lb. Changeable weather made it difficult at times. Boat anglers Mark and Grace Flannigan took their 12 fish limit bag for 25lb 8oz fishing in Stockie Bay. Top flies were: Black Muddler, Black and Claret Midge, Cormorant, Cats Whisker. Best baits were Powerbait, worm and Sweetcorn. Best bank areas were: Matthews Linn, Bakethin Weir and Beeches Walk. Gowanburn, Plashetts, Belling Inlet and Stockie Bay were top boat areas.

SHARPLEY SPRINGS 0191 5818045 /Sat Nav SR70NP Anglers have had good sport with brown and green F Flies. Jim Brown from South Shields returned a 10lb 8oz rainbow part of his 14 fish catch on PTN. Alex Harvey from Cramlington returned 18 trout for his visit while Ross Palmer from Wallsend took an 8lb rainbow on a Buzzer. Keith Foster from Chester-le-Street caught 19 trout for his visit. Dave Atkinson from Willington caught a 15lb 14oz rainbow on an Orange Mitten, Billy Robson and Rachel Abdi from Gateshead returned fish of 14lb 11oz and 14lb 5oz respectively. SWEETHOPE LOUGHS 01830 540349 Sat Nav NE192PN Raymond Smee and Steven Sloane returned five trout to Small Lough. Darren Slaughter and P Talbot returned 15 trout each to the Great Lough. Eric Carmichael returned 11 rainbow trout and two blue trout.

Top flies were: Black Buzzer, Hawthorn Fly, Black Gnat, Black Pennell, Kate McLaren, Bibio, Bloodworm and Hare's Ear.

THRUNTON TROUT FISHERY 01665 574400 / Mob 07795 0026 Dry flies and small Buzzers were the most productive flies this week. Daddies are now working well as have Yellow Owls and Hoppers. Among the big catches were: Bill Mills from Newbiggin returned 10 trout on Buzzers and Cats Whisker. John Williams from Morpeth caught 13 on Hare's Ear and Buzzers. Mick Brown from Bedlington had a halcyon day catching 17 on a Jujube Midge and Dries. Buzzers, Yellow Owl, Daddies, Bloodworms, F Fly and Chamois Worms were top patterns.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Aug 24, 2017
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