WEEKLY FISHING REPORTS

 

 

 

Weekly Fishing Reports -4/11/2018

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 11 15 0 15 1.3 3lb 0 2,326 5,390 5lb 8oz 1 2.3
Fontburn Reservoir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DURHAM
Derwent Reservoir 70 193 0 193 2.8 3lb   300 6,242 17,244 10lb 3oz 17 2.8
TEESDALE
Grassholme Reservoir 35 73 0 73 2.1 3lb 4oz 0 4,093 13,792 12lb 6oz 10 3.3
Hury Reservoir 12 19 10 29 2.4 3lb  100 1,104 3,956 5lb 8oz  0 3.6
CLEVELAND
Scaling Dam Reservoir 6 10 0 10 1.66 2lb  0 2,086 4,877 5lb 8oz 5 2.34

Weekly Fishing Reports -4/11/2018

NORTHUMBERLAND
TROUT FISHERIES
KIELDER WATER
FONTBURN RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week
11 0
Number of trout taken - week
15 0
Number of trout returned - week
0 0
Total number of trout caught - week 15 0
Rod average - week 1.3 0
Best trout - week 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked this week 0 0
Total number of anglers to date 2,326 0
Total number of fish caught to date 5,390 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 70
Number of trout taken - week 193
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 193
Rod average - week 2.8
Best trout - week  3lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 300
Total number of anglers to date 6,242
Total number of fish caught to date 17,244
Largest trout of the season so far 10lb 3oz
Number of tagged fish caught to date 17
Seasonal rod average 2.8
TEESDALE
TROUT FISHERIES GRASSHOLME RESERVOIR
HURY RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week 35 12
Number of trout taken - week 73 19
Number of trout returned - week 0 10
Total number of trout caught - week 73 29
Rod average - week 2.1 2.4
Best trout - week 3lb 4oz 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 0 100
Total number of anglers to date 4,093 1,104
Total number of fish caught to date 13,792 3,956
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 6
Number of trout taken - week 10
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 10
Rod average - week 1.66
Best trout - week 2lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 0
Total number of anglers to date 2,086
Total number of fish caught to date 4,877
Largest trout of the season so far 5lb 8oz 
Number of tagged fish caught to date 5
Seasonal rod average 2.34

 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: The heaviest fish of the week was a rainbow trout of 3lb caught from the beeches walk at Kielder Waterside by Kenneth Henderson from Guidepost near Morpeth. Ken was fishing with a worm and sweet corn mix, two feet under a bubble float.

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: Whickhope Inlet has been the best area for fly anglers with muddlers and black lures have taking most fish near any inlets. Please note that all boat fishing finished for the season Wednesday 31October

 

 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Hawkhope and Gordon’s Walls have been the most productive spots for bait anglers. Powerbait and spinners have produced the best catches along with ledgered worm. Best catch of the week from the north shore at Gordon’s Wall by Allan Meadows spinning with a small black and gold Toby

 

 

 

Please note: Fishing boats have now finished on Kielder for the 2018 season; Tower Knowe Visitor Centre has also closed until spring 2019

 

 

 

With low water levels all bank anglers should take extra care when walking over exposed mud and sand. Boat anglers should also stay well out as many underwater islands and gravel bars are becoming exposed.

 

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

 

Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

 

Ranger: Emily Charlton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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: Ray Whaley took another impressive catch midweek with eight fish netted in the first 90 minutes, he then returned for a second permit and left mid afternoon with 16 fish, all caught on Powerbait.

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Saturday morning was very busy for John Carr from Chester le Street who netted eight fish in a couple of hours from the north bank next to the Tower on Powerbait with the best one 3lb.

 

Best areas and flies: Some excellent sport is currently on offer with intermediate lines and lures such as a Cat’s Whisker, Dawson’s Olive or Black Fritz. The north side such as Cronkley and Millshields have seen great returns and lots of fish netted around the 2lb mark

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Anglers using spinners and bait have recorded excellent returns. Areas near the Dam and Hunter House have performed best with Powerbait eggs the best bait when combined with Magic Dust in a feeder. Spinners such as Toby and Mepps are also working well with the continued mild weather.

 

Special message for the new week: Day permit price will be reduced to £19 (9am-4pm) to reflect the shorter days from Thursday. Stocking will continue throughout November as we are now open all winter!

 

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: David Edwards took four fish Saturday from Pebble Beach including the biggest fish of the week; a nice 3lb 4oz rainbow. All David’s fish were taken using chartreuse garlic Powerbait paste fished on a ledger setup.

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Frosty, wintery weather made the fishing hard but heading into the weekend, milder weather returned and Ian Proud took full advantage Friday, taking his eight fish limit from Easter Bay. Ian landed all his fish on glow Mice-tails.

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Central areas of the reservoir have been the best locations with anglers finding good numbers on both banks close to Pebble Beach and Easter Bay. Fishing on the bottom with a short trace has been the best method with glow Mice-tails being the stand out bait, along with natural worm.

 

Special message for the new week: Day permit price has been reduced to £19 (9am-4pm). We will be having our annual end of season big fish competition on the last Sunday of the month with added cash prize for biggest fish of the day!

 

 

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: Harry Thomas caught the biggest fish of the week, a nice 3lb rainbow taken in New House Bay on a Fire Red Blob on a di5 sinking line. Harry caught three more from Reedy Point to cap a decent days fishing.

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Fred Marsden landed his first ever blue trout which we have been stocking plenty of in recent weeks. Fred managed three fish during his visit, all taken on a mini Cat’s Whisker.

 

Best areas and flies: Cold temperatures at the start of the week made for some tough fishing. Those who have ventured out and braved the elements have found fish pinned to the bottom. Fast sinking lines and bouyant flies or slowly retrieved lure patterns are the best bet. The week ahead promises milder weather, so we might see a few fish moving back into the margins.

 

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                                 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Monday gave us the best weather for the last three days of the season and anglers selected the east end of the reservoir one last time. Harry Noble from Whitby and Jake Dale from Stokesley managed to catch six rainbows between them fishing amongst the east end bushes on their favourite ledgered spring green Powerbait paste.

 

Summary: All in all we have had a great year after a slow start following the Beast from the East! Almost 5,000 fish caught mostly weighing between 2lb-3lb and some superb catches recorded with the biggest fish of the season weighing in at 5lb 8oz.

.

We would like to thank you all for visiting and hope you share in the good memories that were created with some excellent sport throughout this year. See you in all in March 2019!

  

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 -4/11/2018

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 11 15 0 15 1.3 3lb 0 2,326 5,390 5lb 8oz 1 2.3
Fontburn Reservoir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DURHAM
Derwent Reservoir 70 193 0 193 2.8 3lb   300 6,242 17,244 10lb 3oz 17 2.8
TEESDALE
Grassholme Reservoir 35 73 0 73 2.1 3lb 4oz 0 4,093 13,792 12lb 6oz 10 3.3
Hury Reservoir 12 19 10 29 2.4 3lb  100 1,104 3,956 5lb 8oz  0 3.6
CLEVELAND
Scaling Dam Reservoir 6 10 0 10 1.66 2lb  0 2,086 4,877 5lb 8oz 5 2.34

Weekly Fishing Reports -4/11/2018

NORTHUMBERLAND
TROUT FISHERIES
KIELDER WATER
FONTBURN RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week
11 0
Number of trout taken - week
15 0
Number of trout returned - week
0 0
Total number of trout caught - week 15 0
Rod average - week 1.3 0
Best trout - week 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked this week 0 0
Total number of anglers to date 2,326 0
Total number of fish caught to date 5,390 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 70
Number of trout taken - week 193
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 193
Rod average - week 2.8
Best trout - week  3lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 300
Total number of anglers to date 6,242
Total number of fish caught to date 17,244
Largest trout of the season so far 10lb 3oz
Number of tagged fish caught to date 17
Seasonal rod average 2.8
TEESDALE
TROUT FISHERIES GRASSHOLME RESERVOIR
HURY RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week 35 12
Number of trout taken - week 73 19
Number of trout returned - week 0 10
Total number of trout caught - week 73 29
Rod average - week 2.1 2.4
Best trout - week 3lb 4oz 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 0 100
Total number of anglers to date 4,093 1,104
Total number of fish caught to date 13,792 3,956
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 6
Number of trout taken - week 10
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 10
Rod average - week 1.66
Best trout - week 2lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 0
Total number of anglers to date 2,086
Total number of fish caught to date 4,877
Largest trout of the season so far 5lb 8oz 
Number of tagged fish caught to date 5
Seasonal rod average 2.34

 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: The heaviest fish of the week was a rainbow trout of 3lb caught from the beeches walk at Kielder Waterside by Kenneth Henderson from Guidepost near Morpeth. Ken was fishing with a worm and sweet corn mix, two feet under a bubble float.

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: Whickhope Inlet has been the best area for fly anglers with muddlers and black lures have taking most fish near any inlets. Please note that all boat fishing finished for the season Wednesday 31October

 

 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Hawkhope and Gordon’s Walls have been the most productive spots for bait anglers. Powerbait and spinners have produced the best catches along with ledgered worm. Best catch of the week from the north shore at Gordon’s Wall by Allan Meadows spinning with a small black and gold Toby

 

 

 

Please note: Fishing boats have now finished on Kielder for the 2018 season; Tower Knowe Visitor Centre has also closed until spring 2019

 

 

 

With low water levels all bank anglers should take extra care when walking over exposed mud and sand. Boat anglers should also stay well out as many underwater islands and gravel bars are becoming exposed.

 

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

 

Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

 

Ranger: Emily Charlton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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: Ray Whaley took another impressive catch midweek with eight fish netted in the first 90 minutes, he then returned for a second permit and left mid afternoon with 16 fish, all caught on Powerbait.

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Saturday morning was very busy for John Carr from Chester le Street who netted eight fish in a couple of hours from the north bank next to the Tower on Powerbait with the best one 3lb.

 

Best areas and flies: Some excellent sport is currently on offer with intermediate lines and lures such as a Cat’s Whisker, Dawson’s Olive or Black Fritz. The north side such as Cronkley and Millshields have seen great returns and lots of fish netted around the 2lb mark

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Anglers using spinners and bait have recorded excellent returns. Areas near the Dam and Hunter House have performed best with Powerbait eggs the best bait when combined with Magic Dust in a feeder. Spinners such as Toby and Mepps are also working well with the continued mild weather.

 

Special message for the new week: Day permit price will be reduced to £19 (9am-4pm) to reflect the shorter days from Thursday. Stocking will continue throughout November as we are now open all winter!

 

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: David Edwards took four fish Saturday from Pebble Beach including the biggest fish of the week; a nice 3lb 4oz rainbow. All David’s fish were taken using chartreuse garlic Powerbait paste fished on a ledger setup.

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Frosty, wintery weather made the fishing hard but heading into the weekend, milder weather returned and Ian Proud took full advantage Friday, taking his eight fish limit from Easter Bay. Ian landed all his fish on glow Mice-tails.

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Central areas of the reservoir have been the best locations with anglers finding good numbers on both banks close to Pebble Beach and Easter Bay. Fishing on the bottom with a short trace has been the best method with glow Mice-tails being the stand out bait, along with natural worm.

 

Special message for the new week: Day permit price has been reduced to £19 (9am-4pm). We will be having our annual end of season big fish competition on the last Sunday of the month with added cash prize for biggest fish of the day!

 

 

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: Harry Thomas caught the biggest fish of the week, a nice 3lb rainbow taken in New House Bay on a Fire Red Blob on a di5 sinking line. Harry caught three more from Reedy Point to cap a decent days fishing.

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Fred Marsden landed his first ever blue trout which we have been stocking plenty of in recent weeks. Fred managed three fish during his visit, all taken on a mini Cat’s Whisker.

 

Best areas and flies: Cold temperatures at the start of the week made for some tough fishing. Those who have ventured out and braved the elements have found fish pinned to the bottom. Fast sinking lines and bouyant flies or slowly retrieved lure patterns are the best bet. The week ahead promises milder weather, so we might see a few fish moving back into the margins.

 

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                                 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Monday gave us the best weather for the last three days of the season and anglers selected the east end of the reservoir one last time. Harry Noble from Whitby and Jake Dale from Stokesley managed to catch six rainbows between them fishing amongst the east end bushes on their favourite ledgered spring green Powerbait paste.

 

Summary: All in all we have had a great year after a slow start following the Beast from the East! Almost 5,000 fish caught mostly weighing between 2lb-3lb and some superb catches recorded with the biggest fish of the season weighing in at 5lb 8oz.

.

We would like to thank you all for visiting and hope you share in the good memories that were created with some excellent sport throughout this year. See you in all in March 2019!

  

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

 

Ranger office: 01287 644032

 

Thanks from Scaling ranger team