WEEKLY FISHING REPORTS

 

Weekly Fishing Reports - 23/07/2017

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 Seasonal rod average
NORTHUMBERLAND
Kielder Water 78 197 21 218 2.8 5lb 1oz 370 1,769 5,047 10lb 3oz 2.9
Fontburn Reservoir 117 130 7 137 1.17 6lb 8oz 260 2,340 7,633 6lb 8oz 3.26
Whittle Dene Reservoir  0  0  0  0  0 0  0  0  0  0  0
DURHAM
Derwent Reservoir 158 445 25 470 3.0 4lb 8oz 750 4,413 14,204 10lb 3oz  3.21
TEESDALE
Grassholme Reservoir 145 375 5 380 2.62 3lb 8oz 500 2,901 9,193 12lb 8oz 3.16
Hury Reservoir 51 92 59 151 3 4lb 150 788 3,362 10lb 4oz 4.3
CLEVELAND
Scaling Dam Reservoir 59 173 1 174 2.9 3lb 8oz 300 1,442 3,804 7lb 13oz 2.64

Weekly Fishing Reports - 23/07/2017

NORTHUMBERLAND
TROUT FISHERIES
KIELDER WATER
FONTBURN RESERVOIR
WHITTLE DENE RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week
78 117 0
Number of trout taken - week
197 130 0
Number of trout returned - week
21 7 0
Total number of trout caught - week 218 137 0
Rod average - week 2.8 1.17 0
Best trout - week 5lb 1oz 6lb 8oz 0
Number of fish re-stocked - week 370 260 0
Total number of anglers to date 1,769 2,340 0
Total number of fish caught to date 5,047 7,633 0
Largest trout of the season so far 10lb 3oz 6lb 8oz 0
Seasonal rod average 2.9 3.26 0
DURHAM
TROUT FISHERY DERWENT RESERVOIR
 
Number of anglers - week 158
Number of trout taken - week 445
Number of trout returned - week 25
Total number of trout caught - week 470
Rod average - week 3.0
Best trout - week 4lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 750
Total number of anglers to date 4.413
Total number of fish caught to date 14,204
Largest trout of the season so far 10lb 3oz 
Seasonal rod average 3.21
TEESDALE
TROUT FISHERIES GRASSHOLME RESERVOIR
HURY RESERVOIR

 
Number of anglers - week 145 51
Number of trout taken - week 375 92
Number of trout returned - week 5 59
Total number of trout caught - week 380 151
Rod average - week 2.62 3
Best trout - week 3lb 8oz 4lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 500 150
Total number of anglers to date 2,901 788
Total number of fish caught to date 9,193 3,362
Largest trout of the season so far 12lb 8oz 10lb 4oz
Seasonal rod average 3.16 4.3
CLEVELAND
TROUT FISHERY
SCALING DAM RESERVOIR



Number of anglers - week 59
Number of trout taken - week 173
Number of trout returned - week 1
Total number of trout caught - week 174
Rod average - week 2.9
Best trout - week 3lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 300
Total number of anglers to date 1,442
Total number of fish caught to date 3,804
Largest trout of the season so far 7lb 13oz
Seasonal rod average 2.64

 Read each reservoirs weekly fishing report below.

 

 

Kielder Water: Prize fund rises

 

As the elusive tagged fish has still not been caught after four months, we have stocked a second tagged fish. The prize money at the time of writing is £387. Don’t forget you must record your entry to the sweep stake before fishing to be eligible to collect the prize money. Fish have now spread throughout the reservoir with pretty much all bays and inlets producing catches. Anglers are finding that if they want to catch their limits they need to try several locations throughout the day. It’s very easy to always fish your favourite spot, but trying a new location can reap rewards! Brian Remish of Morpeth managed to catch a few fish from three locations to make up his catch limit. A mixture of ledgered floating PowerBait and a bubble float baited with worm/sweet corn mix were his best methods. Boat anglers have had some good sport in Plashetts, Matthew’s Linn and the Belling. Either a fly presented in the sub-surface layers or on a Di2 have taken the majority of fish.

 

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

 

Best flies: Black Muddler, Hot Orange Blob, Cormorant

 

Best baits: PowerBait, worm and sweet corn

 

Best areas;

Bank-  Matthew’s Linn, Lakeside View and Kielder Waterside

Boat – Plashetts, Gowanburn and the Belling

 

Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

 

Ranger: Lee Hollings

 

Fontburn ReservoirBackley on fire in heat-wave!

 

After beginning the week in heat-wave conditions the weather soon deteriorated into a wet and wild start to the school holidays with water levels a couple of feet shy of top water. Water temperatures remain high and this is having noticeable impact within the shallow bays as fish seek out deeper, cooler layers returning to feed in the margins early morning and late afternoon. Former Fire-fighter Dave Backley heeded the Ranger’s advice and headed to the top bay of the north shore and was well rewarded with five fish totalling 19lb 12oz including two fish over 5lb and the heaviest fish of the season (so far) at 6lb 8oz taken on ledgered PowerBait. It was definitely a week of specimen catches with Shaun Gibson signing out a 5lb 4oz rainbow from the north shore but it was Paul James and family who had the most outstanding day with 12 rainbows totalling 39lb with a best fish of 4lb 12oz caught by Lucy on float fished worm, again from the north shore.

 

Please note: Friday 28 July sees our ever popular annual Northumberland County Blind Association charity match, please contact the Fishing Lodge on 01669 621368 for more details of this event.

 

Please note: Parking for anglers is free    

 

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

 

Best flies: Clan Chief, Orange Blob, Peter Ross, Black Pennell

 

Best Baits: Ledgered Chartreuse PowerBait paste

 

Best areas: Middle section, feeder streams and Dam Wall

 

Ranger office: 01669 621368

 

Ranger: Steve Catlin

 

Derwent Reservoir: Garry nets £200 tag

 

We’ve seen a week of mixed fortunes across the reservoir, as we’d expect with water temperatures near their annual peak and conditions tricky. However, this doesn’t mean there hasn’t been some great catches for those anglers lucky enough to hit on a shoal of feeding fish or for those who fish light, keep on the move and go in search of the fish. Deeper water or moving/diverging currents are the places to focus at the minute so areas such as Murray’s Point, Hunter House on the south side and the Meadow and Millshields on the north side are all offering great sport. Another tagged fish hit the net on the fly along the north bank with Garry Thompson proudly picking up the £200 prize on only his second cast. Garry, from Stanley, took the £200 fish off the spillway using a floating line and Cut Throat Zonker. Our popular ‘Try it sessions’ continue to net people their first fish with our experienced coaches in attendance. These sessions offer all the tackle and is a perfect way to get involved in this brilliant outdoor activity. For more information call us on 01207 255250.

 

Please note: Parking for anglers is free    

 

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

 

Best flies: Olive or Black Fritz, Cat’s Whisker, Zonker, Daddy, Muddler, Sedge

 

Best baits: PowerBait sparkle eggs with Magic Dust/ Trout Dip mixture, copper or sliver Toby

 

Best areas: Oak tree, first fence to the dam corner, Meadow, Millshields

 

Ranger office: 01207 255250

 

Ranger: Christopher Hodgson

 

Grassholme Reservoir: Simon in ‘Hopper Heaven’

 

It has been a mixed week of weather as the wind changed direction and weather conditions changed on many occasions. However, at this stage in the season damp and cloudy conditions are by far the most productive for a successful summer fishing trip. Anglers who adapted tactics and locations to over come these challenges had excellent catch returns to contribute to a decent rod average for mid summer.  Regular angler Jeff Walsh landed eight pristine rainbows whilst fishing near the ramp using PowerBait on the hook and Magic Dust in the swim feeder. Along side Jeff was Keith Hall who netted six quality rainbows adopting tactics from Jeff to make a very successful day for the pair. Mr. P Davies who is also a regular visitor to Grassholme was delighted with his eight fish catch limit. Mr. Davies took five trout at the west end of the reservoir and then finished the day of in front of the lodge and netted a further three rainbows. Some were tempted to a float fished bait with others taken on the ledger proving different methods and locations can reap rewards. The Taylor family were on their yearly holiday from Singapore and visited Grassholme as they do every year and between the family netted 18 quality rainbows and were delighted with their day out. Anglers who like to spin were in for a real treat as many anglers were having unbelievable sport on size 2 Mepps, travelling light and walking the banks fan casting then moving covering more water and locating the feeding trout. The same method worked well for those that like to fly fish, travel light and cover more water. A good tip is to cast adjacent to the bank and pull a lure along the bank as many trout are chasing minnows and this is where the minnows are located. 

 

NEWSFLASHDouble stocking for the first week of the summer holidays!

 

Please note: Parking for anglers is free    

 

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

 

Best flies: Dawson’s Olive, Black Fritz, Cat’s Whisker, Black Hopper

 

Best bait: Brown-Mice-tails, worm, Magic Dust, Small Mepps

 

Best areas: North shore, Easter Bay, Pebble Beach, Dam Wall, west end car park

 

Ranger office: 01833 641 121

 

Ranger: Paul Perryman

 

Scaling Dam: Heseltine happy hunting!

 

Although the weather was kind at the beginning of the week it soon became unpredictable and turned for the worse at the weekend, changing winds and temperature drops played their part. Finding the shoals was the first task and then discovering what they were interested in became the second for both bait and fly anglers. Chris Thompson from Redcar fished the Dam Wall on Tuesday and got the combination right catching eight rainbows on ledgered worm with Magic Dust in a feeder set up. By Friday the fish had became a lot more responsive, feeding more frequently and Steven Heseltine from Darlington had a great day fishing the jetty area catching eight rainbows in two hours and then after purchasing a second permit caught another eight in a three hour afternoon session. His combination of Magic Dust mixed with Garlic Dip in a feeder and a White Mice-tail was irresistible to the trout. On Saturday it was Harry Noble’s turn from Whitby, also using the Garlic Dip and Magic Dust method and changing the colour of Powerbait on the hook every cast he landed his first eight rainbows by 9am, purchased another permit and finished at 2pm with a total of 16 fish. A total of 23 rainbows were caught by the Hooley family visiting from Hull after purchasing their second family permit at 2pm, they had a brilliant day fishing the rocks area at the west end using ledgered worm and various coloured Powerbait eggs.

 

Please note: Parking for anglers is free    

 

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

 

Best flies: Black Hopper, Olive / Brown Nymph, Fritz Montana

 

Best bait: Garlic Dip, worm, PowerBait paste and eggs, White Mice-tail, Magic Dust in feeder

 

Best area Jetty, west end of the Dam Wall

 

Rangers office: 01287 644 032

 

Ranger: David Bateman         

 

Coarse angling news:

Grid Ref: NY960 193 (For Internet Satellite Viewing Whittle Dene only)

 

Weekending:  4 June 2017

 

Best catch of the week Whittle Dene: 7lb Best catch of the week Derwent: N/A Best catch of the week Lockwood beck: 20lb

 

Whittle Dene                            

34 rods fished the three water complex this week with the best catches coming from the northern and lower match lake. Most of the weights are being made up of roach and skimmers. Pole and Waggler tactics are taking the best catches with maggot and chopped worm the top baits.

 

Please note we would like more information from visiting anglers to aid fishery management and help others who fish the complex. This week only one angler out 34 filled in the catch return.

 

Ranger: Steve Gillott

 

For more information on Whittle Dene contact the ranger team on 01669 621368 

 

Lockwood Beck

We have had a great start to the year and as the weeks progress the catch recordings get better and better with pleasure anglers catching some goods nets of roach and perch up to 20lbs. Anglers have also remarked on the quality of the roach as pristine with some weighing over a 1lb each. Perch are also featuring in the catches with individual specimens weighing nearly 2lb 8oz. One angler recently a catch a 54 roach and 43 perch.The hot spots up to now have been the Valve Tower on the dam wall and The Concrete Block on the west shore bank. A recent competition organised through Angler’s Choice was a great success with a close call between 1st and 3rd place. For information on the next match please call Dale at Anglers Choice on 01642 899288

 

1st; 12lb 4oz 2nd; 12lb 3oz 3rd; 11lb

 

Ranger: David Bateman

 

For more information on Lockwood Beck coarse fishing contact the ranger team on 01268 644032.

 

More information about the above fisheries can be found on our website  http://www.nwwatersideparks.com/trout-fisheries

 

WEEKLY FISHING REPORTS

 

Weekly Fishing Reports - 23/07/2017

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 Seasonal rod average
NORTHUMBERLAND
Kielder Water 78 197 21 218 2.8 5lb 1oz 370 1,769 5,047 10lb 3oz 2.9
Fontburn Reservoir 117 130 7 137 1.17 6lb 8oz 260 2,340 7,633 6lb 8oz 3.26
Whittle Dene Reservoir  0  0  0  0  0 0  0  0  0  0  0
DURHAM
Derwent Reservoir 158 445 25 470 3.0 4lb 8oz 750 4,413 14,204 10lb 3oz  3.21
TEESDALE
Grassholme Reservoir 145 375 5 380 2.62 3lb 8oz 500 2,901 9,193 12lb 8oz 3.16
Hury Reservoir 51 92 59 151 3 4lb 150 788 3,362 10lb 4oz 4.3
CLEVELAND
Scaling Dam Reservoir 59 173 1 174 2.9 3lb 8oz 300 1,442 3,804 7lb 13oz 2.64

Weekly Fishing Reports - 23/07/2017

NORTHUMBERLAND
TROUT FISHERIES
KIELDER WATER
FONTBURN RESERVOIR
WHITTLE DENE RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week
78 117 0
Number of trout taken - week
197 130 0
Number of trout returned - week
21 7 0
Total number of trout caught - week 218 137 0
Rod average - week 2.8 1.17 0
Best trout - week 5lb 1oz 6lb 8oz 0
Number of fish re-stocked - week 370 260 0
Total number of anglers to date 1,769 2,340 0
Total number of fish caught to date 5,047 7,633 0
Largest trout of the season so far 10lb 3oz 6lb 8oz 0
Seasonal rod average 2.9 3.26 0
DURHAM
TROUT FISHERY DERWENT RESERVOIR
 
Number of anglers - week 158
Number of trout taken - week 445
Number of trout returned - week 25
Total number of trout caught - week 470
Rod average - week 3.0
Best trout - week 4lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 750
Total number of anglers to date 4.413
Total number of fish caught to date 14,204
Largest trout of the season so far 10lb 3oz 
Seasonal rod average 3.21
TEESDALE
TROUT FISHERIES GRASSHOLME RESERVOIR
HURY RESERVOIR

 
Number of anglers - week 145 51
Number of trout taken - week 375 92
Number of trout returned - week 5 59
Total number of trout caught - week 380 151
Rod average - week 2.62 3
Best trout - week 3lb 8oz 4lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 500 150
Total number of anglers to date 2,901 788
Total number of fish caught to date 9,193 3,362
Largest trout of the season so far 12lb 8oz 10lb 4oz
Seasonal rod average 3.16 4.3
CLEVELAND
TROUT FISHERY
SCALING DAM RESERVOIR



Number of anglers - week 59
Number of trout taken - week 173
Number of trout returned - week 1
Total number of trout caught - week 174
Rod average - week 2.9
Best trout - week 3lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 300
Total number of anglers to date 1,442
Total number of fish caught to date 3,804
Largest trout of the season so far 7lb 13oz
Seasonal rod average 2.64

 Read each reservoirs weekly fishing report below.

 

 

Kielder Water: Prize fund rises

 

As the elusive tagged fish has still not been caught after four months, we have stocked a second tagged fish. The prize money at the time of writing is £387. Don’t forget you must record your entry to the sweep stake before fishing to be eligible to collect the prize money. Fish have now spread throughout the reservoir with pretty much all bays and inlets producing catches. Anglers are finding that if they want to catch their limits they need to try several locations throughout the day. It’s very easy to always fish your favourite spot, but trying a new location can reap rewards! Brian Remish of Morpeth managed to catch a few fish from three locations to make up his catch limit. A mixture of ledgered floating PowerBait and a bubble float baited with worm/sweet corn mix were his best methods. Boat anglers have had some good sport in Plashetts, Matthew’s Linn and the Belling. Either a fly presented in the sub-surface layers or on a Di2 have taken the majority of fish.

 

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

 

Best flies: Black Muddler, Hot Orange Blob, Cormorant

 

Best baits: PowerBait, worm and sweet corn

 

Best areas;

Bank-  Matthew’s Linn, Lakeside View and Kielder Waterside

Boat – Plashetts, Gowanburn and the Belling

 

Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

 

Ranger: Lee Hollings

 

Fontburn ReservoirBackley on fire in heat-wave!

 

After beginning the week in heat-wave conditions the weather soon deteriorated into a wet and wild start to the school holidays with water levels a couple of feet shy of top water. Water temperatures remain high and this is having noticeable impact within the shallow bays as fish seek out deeper, cooler layers returning to feed in the margins early morning and late afternoon. Former Fire-fighter Dave Backley heeded the Ranger’s advice and headed to the top bay of the north shore and was well rewarded with five fish totalling 19lb 12oz including two fish over 5lb and the heaviest fish of the season (so far) at 6lb 8oz taken on ledgered PowerBait. It was definitely a week of specimen catches with Shaun Gibson signing out a 5lb 4oz rainbow from the north shore but it was Paul James and family who had the most outstanding day with 12 rainbows totalling 39lb with a best fish of 4lb 12oz caught by Lucy on float fished worm, again from the north shore.

 

Please note: Friday 28 July sees our ever popular annual Northumberland County Blind Association charity match, please contact the Fishing Lodge on 01669 621368 for more details of this event.

 

Please note: Parking for anglers is free    

 

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

 

Best flies: Clan Chief, Orange Blob, Peter Ross, Black Pennell

 

Best Baits: Ledgered Chartreuse PowerBait paste

 

Best areas: Middle section, feeder streams and Dam Wall

 

Ranger office: 01669 621368

 

Ranger: Steve Catlin

 

Derwent Reservoir: Garry nets £200 tag

 

We’ve seen a week of mixed fortunes across the reservoir, as we’d expect with water temperatures near their annual peak and conditions tricky. However, this doesn’t mean there hasn’t been some great catches for those anglers lucky enough to hit on a shoal of feeding fish or for those who fish light, keep on the move and go in search of the fish. Deeper water or moving/diverging currents are the places to focus at the minute so areas such as Murray’s Point, Hunter House on the south side and the Meadow and Millshields on the north side are all offering great sport. Another tagged fish hit the net on the fly along the north bank with Garry Thompson proudly picking up the £200 prize on only his second cast. Garry, from Stanley, took the £200 fish off the spillway using a floating line and Cut Throat Zonker. Our popular ‘Try it sessions’ continue to net people their first fish with our experienced coaches in attendance. These sessions offer all the tackle and is a perfect way to get involved in this brilliant outdoor activity. For more information call us on 01207 255250.

 

Please note: Parking for anglers is free    

 

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

 

Best flies: Olive or Black Fritz, Cat’s Whisker, Zonker, Daddy, Muddler, Sedge

 

Best baits: PowerBait sparkle eggs with Magic Dust/ Trout Dip mixture, copper or sliver Toby

 

Best areas: Oak tree, first fence to the dam corner, Meadow, Millshields

 

Ranger office: 01207 255250

 

Ranger: Christopher Hodgson

 

Grassholme Reservoir: Simon in ‘Hopper Heaven’

 

It has been a mixed week of weather as the wind changed direction and weather conditions changed on many occasions. However, at this stage in the season damp and cloudy conditions are by far the most productive for a successful summer fishing trip. Anglers who adapted tactics and locations to over come these challenges had excellent catch returns to contribute to a decent rod average for mid summer.  Regular angler Jeff Walsh landed eight pristine rainbows whilst fishing near the ramp using PowerBait on the hook and Magic Dust in the swim feeder. Along side Jeff was Keith Hall who netted six quality rainbows adopting tactics from Jeff to make a very successful day for the pair. Mr. P Davies who is also a regular visitor to Grassholme was delighted with his eight fish catch limit. Mr. Davies took five trout at the west end of the reservoir and then finished the day of in front of the lodge and netted a further three rainbows. Some were tempted to a float fished bait with others taken on the ledger proving different methods and locations can reap rewards. The Taylor family were on their yearly holiday from Singapore and visited Grassholme as they do every year and between the family netted 18 quality rainbows and were delighted with their day out. Anglers who like to spin were in for a real treat as many anglers were having unbelievable sport on size 2 Mepps, travelling light and walking the banks fan casting then moving covering more water and locating the feeding trout. The same method worked well for those that like to fly fish, travel light and cover more water. A good tip is to cast adjacent to the bank and pull a lure along the bank as many trout are chasing minnows and this is where the minnows are located. 

 

NEWSFLASHDouble stocking for the first week of the summer holidays!

 

Please note: Parking for anglers is free    

 

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

 

Best flies: Dawson’s Olive, Black Fritz, Cat’s Whisker, Black Hopper

 

Best bait: Brown-Mice-tails, worm, Magic Dust, Small Mepps

 

Best areas: North shore, Easter Bay, Pebble Beach, Dam Wall, west end car park

 

Ranger office: 01833 641 121

 

Ranger: Paul Perryman

 

Scaling Dam: Heseltine happy hunting!

 

Although the weather was kind at the beginning of the week it soon became unpredictable and turned for the worse at the weekend, changing winds and temperature drops played their part. Finding the shoals was the first task and then discovering what they were interested in became the second for both bait and fly anglers. Chris Thompson from Redcar fished the Dam Wall on Tuesday and got the combination right catching eight rainbows on ledgered worm with Magic Dust in a feeder set up. By Friday the fish had became a lot more responsive, feeding more frequently and Steven Heseltine from Darlington had a great day fishing the jetty area catching eight rainbows in two hours and then after purchasing a second permit caught another eight in a three hour afternoon session. His combination of Magic Dust mixed with Garlic Dip in a feeder and a White Mice-tail was irresistible to the trout. On Saturday it was Harry Noble’s turn from Whitby, also using the Garlic Dip and Magic Dust method and changing the colour of Powerbait on the hook every cast he landed his first eight rainbows by 9am, purchased another permit and finished at 2pm with a total of 16 fish. A total of 23 rainbows were caught by the Hooley family visiting from Hull after purchasing their second family permit at 2pm, they had a brilliant day fishing the rocks area at the west end using ledgered worm and various coloured Powerbait eggs.

 

Please note: Parking for anglers is free    

 

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

 

Best flies: Black Hopper, Olive / Brown Nymph, Fritz Montana

 

Best bait: Garlic Dip, worm, PowerBait paste and eggs, White Mice-tail, Magic Dust in feeder

 

Best area Jetty, west end of the Dam Wall

 

Rangers office: 01287 644 032

 

Ranger: David Bateman         

 

Coarse angling news:

Grid Ref: NY960 193 (For Internet Satellite Viewing Whittle Dene only)

 

Weekending:  4 June 2017

 

Best catch of the week Whittle Dene: 7lb Best catch of the week Derwent: N/A Best catch of the week Lockwood beck: 20lb

 

Whittle Dene                            

34 rods fished the three water complex this week with the best catches coming from the northern and lower match lake. Most of the weights are being made up of roach and skimmers. Pole and Waggler tactics are taking the best catches with maggot and chopped worm the top baits.

 

Please note we would like more information from visiting anglers to aid fishery management and help others who fish the complex. This week only one angler out 34 filled in the catch return.

 

Ranger: Steve Gillott

 

For more information on Whittle Dene contact the ranger team on 01669 621368 

 

Lockwood Beck

We have had a great start to the year and as the weeks progress the catch recordings get better and better with pleasure anglers catching some goods nets of roach and perch up to 20lbs. Anglers have also remarked on the quality of the roach as pristine with some weighing over a 1lb each. Perch are also featuring in the catches with individual specimens weighing nearly 2lb 8oz. One angler recently a catch a 54 roach and 43 perch.The hot spots up to now have been the Valve Tower on the dam wall and The Concrete Block on the west shore bank. A recent competition organised through Angler’s Choice was a great success with a close call between 1st and 3rd place. For information on the next match please call Dale at Anglers Choice on 01642 899288

 

1st; 12lb 4oz 2nd; 12lb 3oz 3rd; 11lb

 

Ranger: David Bateman

 

For more information on Lockwood Beck coarse fishing contact the ranger team on 01268 644032.

 

More information about the above fisheries can be found on our website  http://www.nwwatersideparks.com/trout-fisheries