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STILLWATER ROUND-UP.

CHATTON TROUT FISHERY 01668 215226 / NE66 5RF Sport was certainly on the up this week and among the catches was Peter Davison with 18 caught on Buzzers. Gordon Swain from Dipton and Dave Parker from Wallsend both landed 18 trout. David Kay from Morpeth caught 12 and Peter Brack from Ashington landed 11 on Buzzers and Lures.

DERWENT RESERVOIR 01207 255250 / DH8 9TT A total of 256 rods landed 550 trout to 3lb. There has been a gradual improvement in catches as temperatures fall - 14-year-old Coby McLeod caught six trout on ledgered Chartruese Powerbait Eggs. The Wright family took their limit bag with daughters Ella and Lily catching most. Mick Smith from Birtley caught a tagged trout on a Black and Green Lure. Five more tagged trout are going in this week. Top flies were: Black Fritz, Soldier Muddler, Daddy Long Legs and White Zonker.

FONTBURN RESERVOIR' 01669 621368/ NE61 4PL Some 141 anglers caught 217 trout to 5lb. Trout have been feeding well with some days producing rod averages of around three per angler. Gerry McKever took the fish of the week at 5lb caught on fly. His wife Irene landed a 3lb 8oz rainbow in their combined catch of 7 trout for 16lb. Simon Glover, M Keen and B Hall all took limit bags. Top fly was the Black Fritz. Best baits were: Ledgered Pink Powerbait Eggs and float fished worm.

GRASSHOLME RESERVOIR 01833 641121 / DL12 0PW The 165 anglers who fished caught 405 trout to 3lb 8oz. Bram Booth landed a limit for 19lb 8oz. P Metcalf also caught eight trout including one of 3lb 8oz. Colin Parmaby, P Davies and Gordon Winn all caught eight trout. Roving fly anglers did well using small black flies, Heather Flies and Daddy Long Legs. Various powerbaits did well as did float fished worm and spinners. Top flies were: Cats Whisker, Dawson's Olive, Daddies, Heather Fly and Black Dries.

HURY RESERVOIR 01833 641121 / DL12 9UP Anglers averaged 2.3 trout per visit with Small Black Dry flies, Muddlers, Heather Fly, Bibio and Dawson's Olive top patterns. Geoff Cruikshank landed 11 trout while John Connelly had eight. Malcom Gowland also landed 8 trout for his visit. Falls of Heather Fly and lots of small black flies had trout very active at the surface. Fish in general were close in to the shoreline.

KIELDER WATER 01434 251000 / NE48 1BT A total of 83 anglers caught 177 trout to 3lb 14oz. Water levels have dropped to give more capacity in case of flooding and new areas have been uncovered for the anglers. Huge shoals of fry have been seen in the sheltered bays. Mr Grainger from Amble used a mini Rapala plug to catch 7 trout for 10lb 2oz with most fish caught very close in. Trout have been following retrieved baits and flies. Black Muddler, Cormorant and Pearl Blob were the top flies. Powerbait and Small spinning baits were top bait methods.

LANGLEY DAM 01434 688846 / NE47 5LD There has been lots of surface activity this week with trout taking small black flies. Black Buzzers and Lime Green Buzzers have been effective. Most rods were catching between five and six fish a visit. S Oliver caught 6 on a Spider pattern while C Oliver took the best fish of the week at 5lb on a Damsel Nymph. K Holiday also landed 6 fish for his visit. Midge patterns and Black Spider were also effective. Ken Armstrong of the Alan Carr Fishing Friends won the Tyneside Anglers Syndicate Disabled Competition with five trout for 12lb 12oz including the best fish of the day at 3lb 8oz.

SHARPLEY SPRINGS 0191 5818045 / SR7 0NP Anglers enjoyed some fine sport in often blustery conditions. Andrew Taylor from Durham returned a 10lb rainbow on his first visit in a catch of 30 trout. Howard Robinson from Ryton also landed a 10lb rainbow as did Brian Gardner. Steve Sanderson from Cramlington returned 17 trout to 11lb caught on Buzzers. Ben Davison landed the largest of the week at 16lb 8oz. Terry McDermott from Felling caught 24. Paul Marshall had trout of 8bl and 9lb on dries while Gary Knox returned a 9lb 6oz rainbow.

SWEETHOPE LOUGHS 01830 540349 / NE19 2PN The fishery was busy over the Bank Holiday weekend and the fishery saw a big hatch of small black flies which encouraged the trout to the surface. Flies in size 14 and even smaller took plenty trout. Messrs. Clark and Horn from Morpeth fished the Great Lough returning 16 rainbows and two blue trout. Kelso Anglers fished their competition on Sunday in high winds. Ronnie Glass had the top three fish bag for 5lb 5oz. Imitative patterns produced the bulk of the sport but Muddlers also had their moments especially when windy.

THRUNTON TROUT FISHERY 01665 574400 / 07795 0026 Ali Tait from Morpeth landed three 6lb rainbows in his catch of 13 trout on Dries. Martin Watson from Newcastle also caught 13 on dries while Mick Brown from Bedlington landed 12 on a Grey Boy Buzzer. Tommy Stephenson from Rowlands Gill returned 10 on Buzzers while Mark Wadds up from London also returned 10 on Daiwl Bach. Top flies have been: Buzzers, Daddies, Shipmans, Hoppers, Hare's Ear, Damsels, Diawl Bach and various dries.
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