WEEKLY FISHING REPORTS

 

 

 

Weekly Fishing Reports -14/10/2018

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 16 18 0 18 1.1 2lb 5oz  0 2,241 5,204 5lb 8oz 1 2.3
Fontburn Reservoir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DURHAM
Derwent Reservoir 137 310 10 320 2.3 2Lb 8oz  300 5,935 16,298 10lb 3oz 15 2.7
TEESDALE
Grassholme Reservoir 44 92 3 95 2.1 3lb 250 3,944 13,338 12lb 6oz 10 3.3
Hury Reservoir 7 25 5 30 4.2 5lb  100 1,054 3,802 5lb 8oz  0 3.6
CLEVELAND
Scaling Dam Reservoir 21 18 24 42 2.0 2lb   0 2,026 4,712 5lb 8oz 5 2.33

Weekly Fishing Reports -14/10/2018

NORTHUMBERLAND
TROUT FISHERIES
KIELDER WATER
FONTBURN RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week
16 0
Number of trout taken - week
18 0
Number of trout returned - week
0 0
Total number of trout caught - week 18 0
Rod average - week 1.1 0
Best trout - week 2lb 5oz
Number of fish re-stocked this week 0 0
Total number of anglers to date 2,241 0
Total number of fish caught to date 5,204 0
Number of tagged fish caught to date 1 0
Largets trout of the season so far 5lb 8oz 0
Seasonal rod average 2.3 0
DURHAM
TROUT FISHERY DERWENT RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week 137
Number of trout taken - week 310
Number of trout returned - week 10
Total number of trout caught - week 320
Rod average - week 2.3
Best trout - week  2lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 300
Total number of anglers to date 5,935
Total number of fish caught to date 16,298
Largest trout of the season so far 10lb 3oz
Number of tagged fish caught to date 15
Seasonal rod average 2.7
TEESDALE
TROUT FISHERIES GRASSHOLME RESERVOIR
HURY RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week 44 7
Number of trout taken - week 92 25
Number of trout returned - week 3 5
Total number of trout caught - week 95 30
Rod average - week 2.1 4.2
Best trout - week 3lb 5lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 250 100
Total number of anglers to date 3,944 1,054
Total number of fish caught to date 13,338 3,802
Largest trout of the season so far 12lb 6oz 5lb 8oz
Number of tagged fish caught to date 10 0
Seasonal rod average 3.3 3.6
CLEVELAND
TROUT FISHERY
SCALING DAM RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week 21
Number of trout taken - week 18
Number of trout returned - week 24
Total number of trout caught - week 42
Rod average - week 2.0
Best trout - week 2lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 0
Total number of anglers to date 2,026
Total number of fish caught to date 4,712
Largest trout of the season so far 5lb 8oz 
Number of tagged fish caught to date 5
Seasonal rod average 2.33

 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 & Memorable Moment of the week: With High winds and poor weather, fishing has been quiet this week. Graham Rodderson of Amble tried fishing with a small spinning fly at Hawkhope and managed to catch this weeks’ largest fish. He also landed another three fish all on the same lure. Some larger fish have also been seen chasing fry in the shallows at Hawkhope and Matthew’s Linn. Fishing with fry patterns or spinners has often resulted in some good fish being caught or at least some exciting takes whilst reeling in!

 

Best areas and flies: Belling Inlet and Matthew’s Linn have proven most productive boat areas. Muddlers and black lures have taken the most fish.

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Hawkhope, Matthew’s Linn and Kielder Waterside have been the most productive spots for bait anglers. Powerbait and spinners have been the best baits and lures.

 

Please note: All Boats are available from 8.30am and are due back to the Finger Jetty at 6pm. 

 

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

 

Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

 

Ranger: Lee Hollings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fontburn Reservoir:

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

 

 

 

Newsflash:  9 September 2018

 

Fishery Closed

 

Water levels at the reservoir have dropped exposing large areas of dangerous soft ground making the banks unsafe for fishing. Your safety and comfort is our primary concern and we are sorry to inform you that we have taken the decision to close Fontburn for fishing until further notice. However, we are pleased to confirm that our other reservoirs will remain open until the following dates:

 

Kielder – Friday 16 November 2018

Derwent – Thursday 28 February 2019

Hury - Thursday 28 February 2019

Scaling – Wednesday 31 October

Grassholme – Friday 30 November

 

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by the early closure of Fontburn and look forward to welcoming you at our other reservoirs for some great late season sport. 

 

In the meantime, if water levels rise sufficiently we will re-open Fontburn reservoir for fishing.

Please check our website or Facebook page for updates regarding the water level at Fontburn or call us on 01669 621 368 or 0845 155 0236. 

 

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

 

Ranger office: 01669 621368

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derwent Reservoir:

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

 

Catch of the week: John Hunter took full advantage of the multi bait access on the north shore to take a double limit from the edge of the spillway on ledger.

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Kenny Lee braved storm Callum to net five rainbows in three hours while float fishing in the south corner of the Dam.

 

Best areas and flies: Fish have been rising in the early evening along the north shore when the water has gone flat and large sedges and daddies are present sheltering in bank side vegetation. Muddlers or a Sedgehog pulled through the waves and olive or orange blobs on an intermediate have attracted fish

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Ledgered Powerbait in various colours with the north spillway, southside stream and Hunter House the most consistent areas. Spinning remains an excellent back up method.

 

Special message for the new week: All banks open to any method and two more tagged fish added last week yet to be caught.

 

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

 

Ranger office 01207 255250

 

Derwent Ranger team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grassholme Reservoir:   

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

 

Catch of the week: Ernie Butterfield catching his eight fish limit in two hours on a blustery day fishing the bay in front of the lodge. Ernie was switching between blue/mango Powerbait paste and rainbow paste on a ledger, catching six rainbow and two blue trout.

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Chris Pickard and his son were fishing Grassholme for the first time and caught four fish on a credit cruncher in gale force conditions. They were using yellow and orange Mice-tails on a ledger rig near the boat jetty.

 

Best areas and baits / lures: The Witch’s Hat and in front of the lodge have been consistent all week with strong westerly winds shoaling the fish up in this area. Most anglers have been having success using various Powerbait pastes and Mice-tails.

 

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

 

Ranger office; 01833 641121

 

Thanks from the Teesdale ranger team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          

Hury:

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

 

Catch of the week: Mr. W Harvey from Nunthorpe caught six rainbow trout for an impressive 18lb 12oz with the heaviest fish weighing in at 5lb. Mr. Harvey caught his fish using a Gold Head White Fritz on a floating line fishing near the white post on the north bank.

 

Memorable Moment of the week: With windy conditions throughout the week, Mr. J Ramsden found a bit of calm water in New House Bay and managed to catch five fish using a Kate McLaren and slow retrieve.

 

Best areas and flies: Wind at times has hampered sport again, colouring up the margins. The key to success was to cast a good line out past this coloured water fishing bright headed lures on an intermediate line. New House Bay and the north bank have produced good numbers of fish. With light winds forecast be prepared to travel light to cover as much water as possible.

 

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

 

Ranger office; 01833 641121

 

Thanks from the Teesdale ranger team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scaling Dam:

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

 

 

Catch of the week and most memorable moment: Frank Hodgson from Northallerton had a brilliant day fishing at the timber groyne with a combination of a Black and Peacock Spider and Kate McLaren on a floating line returning a total of 15 rainbows.

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: There was a large shoal of rising fish stretching from the timber groyne area to the big tree which fly anglers took advantage of with great success. Derek Ogden from Redcar fished at the big tree using a Dawson’s Olive and returned nine rainbows.

 

 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: The best areas this week were the east end of the Dam Wall and along the south shore. Spring green Powerbait paste, worm and blue mango have been the most successful combinations. Alan Marsay from Skinningrove fished with a ledgered worm and Powerbait cocktail at the east end and landed five rainbows.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Ranger office: 01287 644032

 

 

 

Thanks from Scaling ranger team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEKLY FISHING REPORTS

 

 

 

Weekly Fishing Reports -14/10/2018

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 16 18 0 18 1.1 2lb 5oz  0 2,241 5,204 5lb 8oz 1 2.3
Fontburn Reservoir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DURHAM
Derwent Reservoir 137 310 10 320 2.3 2Lb 8oz  300 5,935 16,298 10lb 3oz 15 2.7
TEESDALE
Grassholme Reservoir 44 92 3 95 2.1 3lb 250 3,944 13,338 12lb 6oz 10 3.3
Hury Reservoir 7 25 5 30 4.2 5lb  100 1,054 3,802 5lb 8oz  0 3.6
CLEVELAND
Scaling Dam Reservoir 21 18 24 42 2.0 2lb   0 2,026 4,712 5lb 8oz 5 2.33

Weekly Fishing Reports -14/10/2018

NORTHUMBERLAND
TROUT FISHERIES
KIELDER WATER
FONTBURN RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week
16 0
Number of trout taken - week
18 0
Number of trout returned - week
0 0
Total number of trout caught - week 18 0
Rod average - week 1.1 0
Best trout - week 2lb 5oz
Number of fish re-stocked this week 0 0
Total number of anglers to date 2,241 0
Total number of fish caught to date 5,204 0
Number of tagged fish caught to date 1 0
Largets trout of the season so far 5lb 8oz 0
Seasonal rod average 2.3 0
DURHAM
TROUT FISHERY DERWENT RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week 137
Number of trout taken - week 310
Number of trout returned - week 10
Total number of trout caught - week 320
Rod average - week 2.3
Best trout - week  2lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 300
Total number of anglers to date 5,935
Total number of fish caught to date 16,298
Largest trout of the season so far 10lb 3oz
Number of tagged fish caught to date 15
Seasonal rod average 2.7
TEESDALE
TROUT FISHERIES GRASSHOLME RESERVOIR
HURY RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week 44 7
Number of trout taken - week 92 25
Number of trout returned - week 3 5
Total number of trout caught - week 95 30
Rod average - week 2.1 4.2
Best trout - week 3lb 5lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 250 100
Total number of anglers to date 3,944 1,054
Total number of fish caught to date 13,338 3,802
Largest trout of the season so far 12lb 6oz 5lb 8oz
Number of tagged fish caught to date 10 0
Seasonal rod average 3.3 3.6
CLEVELAND
TROUT FISHERY
SCALING DAM RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week 21
Number of trout taken - week 18
Number of trout returned - week 24
Total number of trout caught - week 42
Rod average - week 2.0
Best trout - week 2lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 0
Total number of anglers to date 2,026
Total number of fish caught to date 4,712
Largest trout of the season so far 5lb 8oz 
Number of tagged fish caught to date 5
Seasonal rod average 2.33

 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 & Memorable Moment of the week: With High winds and poor weather, fishing has been quiet this week. Graham Rodderson of Amble tried fishing with a small spinning fly at Hawkhope and managed to catch this weeks’ largest fish. He also landed another three fish all on the same lure. Some larger fish have also been seen chasing fry in the shallows at Hawkhope and Matthew’s Linn. Fishing with fry patterns or spinners has often resulted in some good fish being caught or at least some exciting takes whilst reeling in!

 

Best areas and flies: Belling Inlet and Matthew’s Linn have proven most productive boat areas. Muddlers and black lures have taken the most fish.

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Hawkhope, Matthew’s Linn and Kielder Waterside have been the most productive spots for bait anglers. Powerbait and spinners have been the best baits and lures.

 

Please note: All Boats are available from 8.30am and are due back to the Finger Jetty at 6pm. 

 

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

 

Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

 

Ranger: Lee Hollings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fontburn Reservoir:

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

 

 

 

Newsflash:  9 September 2018

 

Fishery Closed

 

Water levels at the reservoir have dropped exposing large areas of dangerous soft ground making the banks unsafe for fishing. Your safety and comfort is our primary concern and we are sorry to inform you that we have taken the decision to close Fontburn for fishing until further notice. However, we are pleased to confirm that our other reservoirs will remain open until the following dates:

 

Kielder – Friday 16 November 2018

Derwent – Thursday 28 February 2019

Hury - Thursday 28 February 2019

Scaling – Wednesday 31 October

Grassholme – Friday 30 November

 

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by the early closure of Fontburn and look forward to welcoming you at our other reservoirs for some great late season sport. 

 

In the meantime, if water levels rise sufficiently we will re-open Fontburn reservoir for fishing.

Please check our website or Facebook page for updates regarding the water level at Fontburn or call us on 01669 621 368 or 0845 155 0236. 

 

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

 

Ranger office: 01669 621368

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derwent Reservoir:

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

 

Catch of the week: John Hunter took full advantage of the multi bait access on the north shore to take a double limit from the edge of the spillway on ledger.

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Kenny Lee braved storm Callum to net five rainbows in three hours while float fishing in the south corner of the Dam.

 

Best areas and flies: Fish have been rising in the early evening along the north shore when the water has gone flat and large sedges and daddies are present sheltering in bank side vegetation. Muddlers or a Sedgehog pulled through the waves and olive or orange blobs on an intermediate have attracted fish

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Ledgered Powerbait in various colours with the north spillway, southside stream and Hunter House the most consistent areas. Spinning remains an excellent back up method.

 

Special message for the new week: All banks open to any method and two more tagged fish added last week yet to be caught.

 

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

 

Ranger office 01207 255250

 

Derwent Ranger team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grassholme Reservoir:   

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

 

Catch of the week: Ernie Butterfield catching his eight fish limit in two hours on a blustery day fishing the bay in front of the lodge. Ernie was switching between blue/mango Powerbait paste and rainbow paste on a ledger, catching six rainbow and two blue trout.

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Chris Pickard and his son were fishing Grassholme for the first time and caught four fish on a credit cruncher in gale force conditions. They were using yellow and orange Mice-tails on a ledger rig near the boat jetty.

 

Best areas and baits / lures: The Witch’s Hat and in front of the lodge have been consistent all week with strong westerly winds shoaling the fish up in this area. Most anglers have been having success using various Powerbait pastes and Mice-tails.

 

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

 

Ranger office; 01833 641121

 

Thanks from the Teesdale ranger team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          

Hury:

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

 

Catch of the week: Mr. W Harvey from Nunthorpe caught six rainbow trout for an impressive 18lb 12oz with the heaviest fish weighing in at 5lb. Mr. Harvey caught his fish using a Gold Head White Fritz on a floating line fishing near the white post on the north bank.

 

Memorable Moment of the week: With windy conditions throughout the week, Mr. J Ramsden found a bit of calm water in New House Bay and managed to catch five fish using a Kate McLaren and slow retrieve.

 

Best areas and flies: Wind at times has hampered sport again, colouring up the margins. The key to success was to cast a good line out past this coloured water fishing bright headed lures on an intermediate line. New House Bay and the north bank have produced good numbers of fish. With light winds forecast be prepared to travel light to cover as much water as possible.

 

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

 

Ranger office; 01833 641121

 

Thanks from the Teesdale ranger team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scaling Dam:

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

 

 

Catch of the week and most memorable moment: Frank Hodgson from Northallerton had a brilliant day fishing at the timber groyne with a combination of a Black and Peacock Spider and Kate McLaren on a floating line returning a total of 15 rainbows.

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: There was a large shoal of rising fish stretching from the timber groyne area to the big tree which fly anglers took advantage of with great success. Derek Ogden from Redcar fished at the big tree using a Dawson’s Olive and returned nine rainbows.

 

 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: The best areas this week were the east end of the Dam Wall and along the south shore. Spring green Powerbait paste, worm and blue mango have been the most successful combinations. Alan Marsay from Skinningrove fished with a ledgered worm and Powerbait cocktail at the east end and landed five rainbows.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Ranger office: 01287 644032

 

 

 

Thanks from Scaling ranger team