WEEKLY FISHING REPORTS

 

 

 

Weekly Fishing Reports - 13/05/2018

Trout Fisheries Number of anglers - week Number of trout taken - week Number of trout returned - week Total number of trout caught - week Rod average - week Best trout - week Number of fish re-stocked - week Total number of anglers to date Total number of fish caught to date Largest trout of the season so far Number of tagged fish caught to date Seasonal rod average
NORTHUMBERLAND
Kielder Water 140 477 130 607 5.8 3lb 7oz 420 555 1,842 5lb 1 3.3
Fontburn Reservoir 164 614 9 623 3.8 5lb 8oz 700 961 4,001 5lb 8oz 4 4.16
Whittle Dene Reservoir  0  0  0  0  0 0  0  0  0  0 0  0
DURHAM
Derwent Reservoir 265 773 17 790 3.0 3lb 600 1,670 5,788 6lb 8oz 5 3.5
TEESDALE
Grassholme Reservoir 178 564 2 566 3.1 9.5lb 500 1,006 3,936 12lb 2oz 2 3.9
Hury Reservoir 38 74 61 135 3.6 3lb 150 301 1,425 5lb 0 4.7
CLEVELAND
Scaling Dam Reservoir 85 221 8 229 2.69 3lb 300 538 1,419 4lb 8oz 0 2.64

Weekly Fishing Reports -06/05/2018

NORTHUMBERLAND
TROUT FISHERIES
KIELDER WATER
FONTBURN RESERVOIR
WHITTLE DENE RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week
140 164 0
Number of trout taken - week
477 614 0
Number of trout returned - week
130 9 0
Total number of trout caught - week 607 623 0
Rod average - week 5.8 3.8 0
Best trout - week 3lb 7oz 5lb 8oz 0
Number of fish re-stocked this week 420 700 0
Total number of anglers to date 555 961 0
Total number of fish caught to date 1,842 4,001 0
Number of tagged fish caught to date 5lb 5lb 8oz 0
Largets trout of the season so far 1 4 0
Seasonal rod average 3.3 4.16 0
DURHAM
TROUT FISHERY DERWENT RESERVOIR
 
Number of anglers - week 264
Number of trout taken - week 773
Number of trout returned - week 17
Total number of trout caught - week 790
Rod average - week 3.0
Best trout - week 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 600
Total number of anglers to date 1,670
Total number of fish caught to date 5,788
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 8oz
Number of tagged fish caught to date 5
Seasonal rod average 3.5
TEESDALE
TROUT FISHERIES GRASSHOLME RESERVOIR
HURY RESERVOIR

 
Number of anglers - week 178 38
Number of trout taken - week 564 74
Number of trout returned - week 2 61
Total number of trout caught - week 566 135
Rod average - week 3.1 3.6
Best trout - week 9.5lb 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 500 150
Total number of anglers to date 1,006 301
Total number of fish caught to date 3,936 1,425
Largest trout of the season so far 12lb 2oz 5lb
Number of tagged fish caught to date 2 0
Seasonal rod average 3.9 4.7
CLEVELAND
TROUT FISHERY
SCALING DAM RESERVOIR



Number of anglers - week 85
Number of trout taken - week 221
Number of trout returned - week 8
Total number of trout caught - week 229
Rod average - week 2.69
Best trout - week 3lb 
Number of fish re-stocked - week 300
Total number of anglers to date 538
Total number of fish caught to date 1,419
Largest trout of the season so far 4lb 8oz 
Number of tagged fish caught to date 0
Seasonal rod average 2.64

 Read each reservoirs weekly fishing report below.

 

 

Kielder Water:  

Size:  2,700 acres (1,093h), Max Depth 178 feet (55m)  Sat Nav NE48 1BT 

Catch of the week: This week’s largest fish was taken by David Keith Ainsley at 3lb 7oz caught at Tower Knowe. David had a memorable day catching another 11 fish on fly and worm tactics. Green Fritz, Black Montana and Red Spider were his most productive flies.

Memorable Moment of the week: Twelve year old James Crenshaw who was staying on site, managed to catch his first ever trout whilst fishing at Kielder Waterside this week. James landed a 2lb 2oz trout using bubble float and worm tactics. In James’s words “He was not convinced it was a fish and thought he had hooked the bottom, until the bottom started swimming away!”

Best areas and flies: Bull Crag Tip, Kielder Waterside, Stockie Bay and Mathew`s Linn. Top patterns, Montana Nymph, Fritz Blobs, Black Pennell and Red Spiders

Best areas and baits / lures:Tower Knowe, Kielder Waterside, Stockie Bay, Hawkhope and Mathew`s Linn. Orange PowerBait, Worm, Sweetcorn and Small Copper Spoons

Please note: Boats are currently due back at the jetty for 8pm

Newsflash: Kielder is fishing very well in the fine weather with an excellent rod average of nearly 6 fish per visit. Be sure not to miss out on the fantastic sport on offer and pleasant weather.

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

Ranger: Lee Hollings

Ranger office & Boat Bookings: 01434 251000

 

Fontburn Reservoir:

Size: 87 acres (35h), Max Depth 80 feet (25m) Sat Nav: NE61 4PL ,Grid Ref: NZ040 935

Catch of the week: David Mould from Sunderland will remember his Saturday session for quite some time. David fished brilliantly to record an 8 fish limit for a ‘fintastic’ total weight of 29lb including a standout 5lb home reared beauty.

Memorable Moment of the week: The fish of the week has become a very close run thing in recent weeks with many specimen trout making their way to the scales. Bait angler Mr. D. Watson managed to top the list with a lovely 5lb 8oz rainbow. Overall Mr. Watson went home with his 8 fish limit weighing in at 28lb 8oz - simply superb outlining the quality and size of the trout on offer.

Best areas and flies: Best areas continued to centre on the North and South Shore Bays, with the dam wall also prominent. Top lures are Cat’s Whisker and Dawson’s Olive; with some positive reports from anglers who opted for a nymph as the point fly.

Best areas and baits / lures: Both the North and South Shore Bays remained in favour, with the North Shore mid-section (deeper water) providing some superb sport throughout the brighter and warmer days. Anglersfound mid-range casts with float and ledger tactics to be successful. Those who opted for brightly coloured PowerBait combinations, especially garlic scented varieties, reported the best sport.

Newsflash: Our stocking programme continues at a pace as we look to capitalise on perfect conditions and optimum water temperatures.

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

Ranger office: 01669 621368

Ranger: Stephen Gillott

 

Derwent Reservoir:

Size:  1,000 acres (405h), Max Depth 100 feet (31m) Sat Nav: DH8 9TT,Grid Ref: NZ029 518 ,Sat Nav: DH8 9TT 

Catch of the week: K Rickman is the angler on form at the moment, this week netting the heaviest catch with 8 fish for 17lb 12oz

Memorable Moment of the week: Eddie Moon landed the fifth tagged fish of the year. Eddie used an Orange Fritz to tempt the fish on the fly at Cronkley Meadow.

Best areas and flies: Bay of Plenty still producing and Millshield to Henrys Plantation. Small beetle patterns, Cats Whisker, Buoyant flies pulled across the surface starting to get a reaction.

Best areas and baits / lures: Between the two fences and Hunter house are the top areas. Ledgered PowerBait Eggs or Spring Green paste with Magic Dust and Sweet Corn in a feeder

Newsflash: Fly anglers should watch out for the annual Hawthorn fly hatch, expect lots of action on a floating line. For the bait anglers float fishing with baits near the surface would be the best way to target those rising fish.

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

Ranger office 01207 255250

Ranger: Steven Bisset

 

Grassholme Reservoir:   

Size: 140 acres (57h), Max Depth 120 feet (38m),Grid Ref: NY940 224,Sat Nav: DL12 0PW

Catch of the week: Mr Thomas Perrin caught his 8 fish limit for a combined weight of 18lb 4oz fishing from Pebble Beach using Red/Natural PowerBait Mice Tails, fished on a long trace under a bubble float.

Memorable Moment of the week: Phillip Taylor decided to give fly fishing a go during his visit to Grassholme this week. For a first attempt he did not do so bad, landing his first fish and dropping another using a small black dry fly pattern.

Best areas and flies: The middle stretches of the reservoir have been the best areas. Brock Scar and Pebble Beach have been hotspots with easterly winds drawing fish away from the Dam wall. Regular hatches of Hawthorns flies have seen the trout actively feeding in the margins with anglers able to pick fish off with a well presented black dry close to a rise.

Best areas and baits / lures: Pebble Beach as with the fly has been a hotspot for bait anglers this week. Lots of limit catches have been posted from this far bank, mostly caught using float fishing methods. Best baits this week include Red/Natural Mice Tails and Blue Mango PowerBait Turbo Dough.

Newsflash: More fish in the 5lb-7lb range to be stocked this week including some top quality home reared Lartington Brown Trout.

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

Ranger office 01833 641121

Ranger: Simon Lee

          

Hury:

Size: 125 acres (50h), Max Depth 90 feet (28m) ,Sat Nav: DL12 9UP ,Grid Ref: NY960 193                                         

Catch of the week: Paul Robinson returning 15 fish on a catch and release ticket. Taking full advantage of changing conditions, Paul landed good numbers on Black Hoppers during cloud cover, and then switched to fishing Black Lures on a Di3 when bright conditions pushed fish deeper.

Memorable Moment of the week: Mr J Swinbank returning 11 fish on Saturday in near perfect conditions combined with the arrival of the annual Hawthorn hatch providing some excellent dry fly sport. Fishing in Reedy Bay, Mr Swinbank certainly had a visit to remember.

Best areas and flies: Reedy Point and into the Bay have fished extremely well, especially early evening with rising fish feeding on terrestrials such as Hawthorns and Black beetles. Anglers have also done well on Black Lures fished deep and slow when it has become too bright to fish the dries. The fast water from the inlet at New House Bay has started to fish well with fish following easterly winds up the reservoir.

Newsflash: More fish in the 5lb-7lb range to be stocked this week including some top quality home reared Lartington Brown Trout.

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

Ranger office 01833 641121

Ranger: Simon Lee

 

Scaling Dam:

Size: 105 acres, Max Depth 30 feet (9m) Sat Nav TS13 4TP ,Grid Ref: NZ746 127                                   

Catch of the week: Harry Noble from Whitby fished the jetty on Saturday and his first fish of his second permit was a £200 jackpot tagged rainbow. All of Harry’s fish were caught using ledgered White Mice Tails and Green PowerBait. Ian Grand from Hartlepool caught his 8 fish limit before noon which included two superb 3lb rainbows.

Memorable Moment of the week: Saturday proved to be absolutely astonishing! Every angler caught their full 8 fish limit with five anglers purchasing a second permit and reaching 16 fish for day. Ian Mcquade from Stockton was the first to weigh in his 16 fish catch limit at 1.30pm weighing 24lb 6oz all caught on Maggot and Green PowerBait.

Best areas and flies: Early part of the week Dave Bachelor from Whitby worked his way along the South Shore and East bay returning 6 rainbows on a Black Fritz. At the weekend Tony Ward from Guisborough used three flies; Dawson’s Olive, Cats Whisker and Gold Invicta to net 5 rainbows at the West End returning two of them.

Best areas and baits / lures: All areas of the reservoir has fished well this week however, the West End fished the best.  Although other colours worked throughout the week Green PowerBait was by far the most productive. Worm, Maggot and Mice Tails also caught well.

Newsflash: This weeks stocking will include more tagged fish

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

Ranger office: 01287 644032

Ranger: David Bateman

 

WEEKLY FISHING REPORTS

 

 

 

Weekly Fishing Reports - 13/05/2018

Trout Fisheries Number of anglers - week Number of trout taken - week Number of trout returned - week Total number of trout caught - week Rod average - week Best trout - week Number of fish re-stocked - week Total number of anglers to date Total number of fish caught to date Largest trout of the season so far Number of tagged fish caught to date Seasonal rod average
NORTHUMBERLAND
Kielder Water 140 477 130 607 5.8 3lb 7oz 420 555 1,842 5lb 1 3.3
Fontburn Reservoir 164 614 9 623 3.8 5lb 8oz 700 961 4,001 5lb 8oz 4 4.16
Whittle Dene Reservoir  0  0  0  0  0 0  0  0  0  0 0  0
DURHAM
Derwent Reservoir 265 773 17 790 3.0 3lb 600 1,670 5,788 6lb 8oz 5 3.5
TEESDALE
Grassholme Reservoir 178 564 2 566 3.1 9.5lb 500 1,006 3,936 12lb 2oz 2 3.9
Hury Reservoir 38 74 61 135 3.6 3lb 150 301 1,425 5lb 0 4.7
CLEVELAND
Scaling Dam Reservoir 85 221 8 229 2.69 3lb 300 538 1,419 4lb 8oz 0 2.64

Weekly Fishing Reports -06/05/2018

NORTHUMBERLAND
TROUT FISHERIES
KIELDER WATER
FONTBURN RESERVOIR
WHITTLE DENE RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week
140 164 0
Number of trout taken - week
477 614 0
Number of trout returned - week
130 9 0
Total number of trout caught - week 607 623 0
Rod average - week 5.8 3.8 0
Best trout - week 3lb 7oz 5lb 8oz 0
Number of fish re-stocked this week 420 700 0
Total number of anglers to date 555 961 0
Total number of fish caught to date 1,842 4,001 0
Number of tagged fish caught to date 5lb 5lb 8oz 0
Largets trout of the season so far 1 4 0
Seasonal rod average 3.3 4.16 0
DURHAM
TROUT FISHERY DERWENT RESERVOIR
 
Number of anglers - week 264
Number of trout taken - week 773
Number of trout returned - week 17
Total number of trout caught - week 790
Rod average - week 3.0
Best trout - week 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 600
Total number of anglers to date 1,670
Total number of fish caught to date 5,788
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 8oz
Number of tagged fish caught to date 5
Seasonal rod average 3.5
TEESDALE
TROUT FISHERIES GRASSHOLME RESERVOIR
HURY RESERVOIR

 
Number of anglers - week 178 38
Number of trout taken - week 564 74
Number of trout returned - week 2 61
Total number of trout caught - week 566 135
Rod average - week 3.1 3.6
Best trout - week 9.5lb 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 500 150
Total number of anglers to date 1,006 301
Total number of fish caught to date 3,936 1,425
Largest trout of the season so far 12lb 2oz 5lb
Number of tagged fish caught to date 2 0
Seasonal rod average 3.9 4.7
CLEVELAND
TROUT FISHERY
SCALING DAM RESERVOIR



Number of anglers - week 85
Number of trout taken - week 221
Number of trout returned - week 8
Total number of trout caught - week 229
Rod average - week 2.69
Best trout - week 3lb 
Number of fish re-stocked - week 300
Total number of anglers to date 538
Total number of fish caught to date 1,419
Largest trout of the season so far 4lb 8oz 
Number of tagged fish caught to date 0
Seasonal rod average 2.64

 Read each reservoirs weekly fishing report below.

 

 

Kielder Water:  

Size:  2,700 acres (1,093h), Max Depth 178 feet (55m)  Sat Nav NE48 1BT 

Catch of the week: This week’s largest fish was taken by David Keith Ainsley at 3lb 7oz caught at Tower Knowe. David had a memorable day catching another 11 fish on fly and worm tactics. Green Fritz, Black Montana and Red Spider were his most productive flies.

Memorable Moment of the week: Twelve year old James Crenshaw who was staying on site, managed to catch his first ever trout whilst fishing at Kielder Waterside this week. James landed a 2lb 2oz trout using bubble float and worm tactics. In James’s words “He was not convinced it was a fish and thought he had hooked the bottom, until the bottom started swimming away!”

Best areas and flies: Bull Crag Tip, Kielder Waterside, Stockie Bay and Mathew`s Linn. Top patterns, Montana Nymph, Fritz Blobs, Black Pennell and Red Spiders

Best areas and baits / lures:Tower Knowe, Kielder Waterside, Stockie Bay, Hawkhope and Mathew`s Linn. Orange PowerBait, Worm, Sweetcorn and Small Copper Spoons

Please note: Boats are currently due back at the jetty for 8pm

Newsflash: Kielder is fishing very well in the fine weather with an excellent rod average of nearly 6 fish per visit. Be sure not to miss out on the fantastic sport on offer and pleasant weather.

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

Ranger: Lee Hollings

Ranger office & Boat Bookings: 01434 251000

 

Fontburn Reservoir:

Size: 87 acres (35h), Max Depth 80 feet (25m) Sat Nav: NE61 4PL ,Grid Ref: NZ040 935

Catch of the week: David Mould from Sunderland will remember his Saturday session for quite some time. David fished brilliantly to record an 8 fish limit for a ‘fintastic’ total weight of 29lb including a standout 5lb home reared beauty.

Memorable Moment of the week: The fish of the week has become a very close run thing in recent weeks with many specimen trout making their way to the scales. Bait angler Mr. D. Watson managed to top the list with a lovely 5lb 8oz rainbow. Overall Mr. Watson went home with his 8 fish limit weighing in at 28lb 8oz - simply superb outlining the quality and size of the trout on offer.

Best areas and flies: Best areas continued to centre on the North and South Shore Bays, with the dam wall also prominent. Top lures are Cat’s Whisker and Dawson’s Olive; with some positive reports from anglers who opted for a nymph as the point fly.

Best areas and baits / lures: Both the North and South Shore Bays remained in favour, with the North Shore mid-section (deeper water) providing some superb sport throughout the brighter and warmer days. Anglersfound mid-range casts with float and ledger tactics to be successful. Those who opted for brightly coloured PowerBait combinations, especially garlic scented varieties, reported the best sport.

Newsflash: Our stocking programme continues at a pace as we look to capitalise on perfect conditions and optimum water temperatures.

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

Ranger office: 01669 621368

Ranger: Stephen Gillott

 

Derwent Reservoir:

Size:  1,000 acres (405h), Max Depth 100 feet (31m) Sat Nav: DH8 9TT,Grid Ref: NZ029 518 ,Sat Nav: DH8 9TT 

Catch of the week: K Rickman is the angler on form at the moment, this week netting the heaviest catch with 8 fish for 17lb 12oz

Memorable Moment of the week: Eddie Moon landed the fifth tagged fish of the year. Eddie used an Orange Fritz to tempt the fish on the fly at Cronkley Meadow.

Best areas and flies: Bay of Plenty still producing and Millshield to Henrys Plantation. Small beetle patterns, Cats Whisker, Buoyant flies pulled across the surface starting to get a reaction.

Best areas and baits / lures: Between the two fences and Hunter house are the top areas. Ledgered PowerBait Eggs or Spring Green paste with Magic Dust and Sweet Corn in a feeder

Newsflash: Fly anglers should watch out for the annual Hawthorn fly hatch, expect lots of action on a floating line. For the bait anglers float fishing with baits near the surface would be the best way to target those rising fish.

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

Ranger office 01207 255250

Ranger: Steven Bisset

 

Grassholme Reservoir:   

Size: 140 acres (57h), Max Depth 120 feet (38m),Grid Ref: NY940 224,Sat Nav: DL12 0PW

Catch of the week: Mr Thomas Perrin caught his 8 fish limit for a combined weight of 18lb 4oz fishing from Pebble Beach using Red/Natural PowerBait Mice Tails, fished on a long trace under a bubble float.

Memorable Moment of the week: Phillip Taylor decided to give fly fishing a go during his visit to Grassholme this week. For a first attempt he did not do so bad, landing his first fish and dropping another using a small black dry fly pattern.

Best areas and flies: The middle stretches of the reservoir have been the best areas. Brock Scar and Pebble Beach have been hotspots with easterly winds drawing fish away from the Dam wall. Regular hatches of Hawthorns flies have seen the trout actively feeding in the margins with anglers able to pick fish off with a well presented black dry close to a rise.

Best areas and baits / lures: Pebble Beach as with the fly has been a hotspot for bait anglers this week. Lots of limit catches have been posted from this far bank, mostly caught using float fishing methods. Best baits this week include Red/Natural Mice Tails and Blue Mango PowerBait Turbo Dough.

Newsflash: More fish in the 5lb-7lb range to be stocked this week including some top quality home reared Lartington Brown Trout.

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

Ranger office 01833 641121

Ranger: Simon Lee

          

Hury:

Size: 125 acres (50h), Max Depth 90 feet (28m) ,Sat Nav: DL12 9UP ,Grid Ref: NY960 193                                         

Catch of the week: Paul Robinson returning 15 fish on a catch and release ticket. Taking full advantage of changing conditions, Paul landed good numbers on Black Hoppers during cloud cover, and then switched to fishing Black Lures on a Di3 when bright conditions pushed fish deeper.

Memorable Moment of the week: Mr J Swinbank returning 11 fish on Saturday in near perfect conditions combined with the arrival of the annual Hawthorn hatch providing some excellent dry fly sport. Fishing in Reedy Bay, Mr Swinbank certainly had a visit to remember.

Best areas and flies: Reedy Point and into the Bay have fished extremely well, especially early evening with rising fish feeding on terrestrials such as Hawthorns and Black beetles. Anglers have also done well on Black Lures fished deep and slow when it has become too bright to fish the dries. The fast water from the inlet at New House Bay has started to fish well with fish following easterly winds up the reservoir.

Newsflash: More fish in the 5lb-7lb range to be stocked this week including some top quality home reared Lartington Brown Trout.

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

Ranger office 01833 641121

Ranger: Simon Lee

 

Scaling Dam:

Size: 105 acres, Max Depth 30 feet (9m) Sat Nav TS13 4TP ,Grid Ref: NZ746 127                                   

Catch of the week: Harry Noble from Whitby fished the jetty on Saturday and his first fish of his second permit was a £200 jackpot tagged rainbow. All of Harry’s fish were caught using ledgered White Mice Tails and Green PowerBait. Ian Grand from Hartlepool caught his 8 fish limit before noon which included two superb 3lb rainbows.

Memorable Moment of the week: Saturday proved to be absolutely astonishing! Every angler caught their full 8 fish limit with five anglers purchasing a second permit and reaching 16 fish for day. Ian Mcquade from Stockton was the first to weigh in his 16 fish catch limit at 1.30pm weighing 24lb 6oz all caught on Maggot and Green PowerBait.

Best areas and flies: Early part of the week Dave Bachelor from Whitby worked his way along the South Shore and East bay returning 6 rainbows on a Black Fritz. At the weekend Tony Ward from Guisborough used three flies; Dawson’s Olive, Cats Whisker and Gold Invicta to net 5 rainbows at the West End returning two of them.

Best areas and baits / lures: All areas of the reservoir has fished well this week however, the West End fished the best.  Although other colours worked throughout the week Green PowerBait was by far the most productive. Worm, Maggot and Mice Tails also caught well.

Newsflash: This weeks stocking will include more tagged fish

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

Ranger office: 01287 644032

Ranger: David Bateman