WEEKLY FISHING REPORTS

 

 

 

Weekly Fishing Reports -17/03/2019

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 17 18 8 26 1.5 2lb 2,500 17 26 2lb 0 1.5
Fontburn Reservoir 97 289 2 291 3 4lb 8oz 1,850 97 291 4lb 8oz 2 3
DURHAM
Derwent Reservoir 82 243 17 260 3.2 4lb      4,000 82 260 4lb 0 3.2
TEESDALE
Grassholme Reservoir 70 283 0 283 4 4lb 3oz 2,000 70 283 4lb 3oz 0 4.0
Hury Reservoir 13 53 133 186 14 3lb 1,000 13 186 3lb 0 14
CLEVELAND
Scaling Dam Reservoir 72 242 18 260 3.6 4lb  1,200 72 260 4lb 1 3.6

Weekly Fishing Reports 17/03/2019

NORTHUMBERLAND
TROUT FISHERIES
KIELDER WATER
FONTBURN RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week
17 97
Number of trout taken - week
18 289
Number of trout returned - week
8 2
Total number of trout caught - week 26 291
Rod average - week 1.5 3
Best trout - week 2lb 4lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked this week 2,500 1,850
Total number of anglers to date 17 97
Total number of fish caught to date 26 291
Number of tagged fish caught to date 0 2
Largets trout of the season so far 2lb 4lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 1.5 3
DURHAM
TROUT FISHERY DERWENT RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week 82
Number of trout taken - week 243
Number of trout returned - week 17
Total number of trout caught - week 260
Rod average - week 3.2
Best trout - week 4lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 4,000
Total number of anglers to date 82
Total number of fish caught to date 260
Largest trout of the season so far 4lb
Number of tagged fish caught to date 0
Seasonal rod average 3.2
TEESDALE
TROUT FISHERIES GRASSHOLME RESERVOIR
HURY RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week 70 13
Number of trout taken - week 283 53
Number of trout returned - week 0 133
Total number of trout caught - week 283 186
Rod average - week 4lb 3oz 14
Best trout - week 2,000 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 70 1,000
Total number of anglers to date 283 13
Total number of fish caught to date 0 186
Largest trout of the season so far 4lb 3oz 3lb
Number of tagged fish caught to date 0 0
Seasonal rod average 4.0 14
CLEVELAND
TROUT FISHERY
SCALING DAM RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week 72
Number of trout taken - week 242
Number of trout returned - week 18
Total number of trout caught - week 260
Rod average - week 3.6
Best trout - week 4lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 1,200
Total number of anglers to date 72
Total number of fish caught to date 260
Largest trout of the season so far 4lb
Number of tagged fish caught to date 1
Seasonal rod average 3.6

 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: Changeable weather from sunshine to gale force winds including torrential rain and heavy snow has dominated the first nine days of the season. However, the reservoir is now full which is great for anglers as this brings the fish well within casting distance. As Kielder has had low water levels since summer 2018 the fish will quickly establish themselves in the shallows, easily in range for the bank angler! This change in water level will also encourage overwintered fish to feed so let’s hope we see these in the catches in the coming months. Due to the high winds all boats were cancelled for opening but let’s hope for some settled weather where anglers can then explore key fish holding areas at Hawkhope, Belling, Benny Shank, Whickhope, Tower Knowe and Stockie Bay.

 

Best areas and flies: Hawkhope and Stockie Bay. Fast sinking lines teamed with bright lures fished slow and deep.

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Gordon’s Walls and Stockie Bay. Ledgered Powerbait has been best with various colours including brown and orange.

 

Please note: Boats are to back on the jetty by 4pm. Please be aware of high water level and take extra care whilst out on the reservoir on foot or on a boat.More fish are planned to be stocked this week, please check out our Facebook page for details.

 

Newsflash: More tagged fish have been released for 2019 so let’s hope we see some caught soon. Various size fish have been tagged so we are very interested to see where they are caught when compared to where they were stocked. Currently each tagged fish is worth £300.

 

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  

 

Catch of the week: The start of the 2019 season saw numerous headline grabbing moments but it was regular bait angler Gavin Hosie who arguably stole the show. Gavin, fished into the strong westerly wind during the opening weekend and battled his way to a stunning eight fish limit including one of two tagged fish weighed in on opening day. A total weight nearing 20lb with a standout specimen at 3lb 8oz which left Gavin beaming as he proudly weighed in his outstanding catch.    

 

Memorable moment of the week: It was lovely to see Jon Robinson, another loyal Fontburn angler, claim the first fish of the 2019 season. Jon, again battling valiantly against the elements, was in his regular spot on the north shore platform on opening day when he reeled in the rainbow trout that got us off to a flyer! Well done to Jon - the first of many.

 

Best areas and flies: North shore bay to point. Best flies Dawson’s Olive and Cat’s Whisker.

 

Best areas and baits/lures: North shore bay, south shore bay and car park bank.PowerBait eggs (yellow, orange and pink), and feeder fed trout pellets.

 

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

 

Ranger office: 01669 621368

 

Fontburn Ranger team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derwent Reservoir:

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

Catch of the week: Despite the dreadful weather conditions the season got off to a great start with Wayne Jopling beating everyone back to the lodge opening day with 20lb catch including several fish around the 3lb mark.

 

Memorable Moment of the week: The size of the fish! We are seeing angler delighted with the size and quality of the fish with most anglers weighing their catch out with a 2lb average fish, a huge jump on last years average size!

 

Best areas and flies: Due to the extreme wind, fly anglers have been scarce in number and any that have fished have been on the south bank with the wind helping. When the weather allows, shallow water such as west of the sailing club, Millshields and the meadow should offer excellent sport with intermediate lines and lures such as a Black Fritz or Dawson’s being ideal early season tempters.

 

Best areas and baits / lures: The south bank near the first fence has been the stand out area with numerous limits from this area. That said, most areas have fished well with fish well spread, helped by fast rising water levels and above normal water temperatures. Once weather improves ledgered Powerbait eggs or Mice tails should offer excellent returns.

 

Newsflash: More tagged fish to be added following five being stocked pre season which have 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: Danny Kenny had a cracking spell on opening day, taking his eight fish limit which included the biggest fish caught so far this season at 4lb 3oz. Danny’s catch weight was an impressive 20lb 2oz. All his fish were taken on ledgered worm.

 

 

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Although the weather has not been kind the opening days sport was excellent, with twenty three limit catches recorded.

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: The north bank close to the white post has proven a good area since opening day when conditions allow. Olive and Black lures have fished well.

 

 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: The jetty towards the Witch’s Hat has fished well since opening with fish being caught close in on the ledger. A variety of baits have worked well but orange Powerbait eggs, fished with natural worm have been an excellent starting point for anglers.

 

 

 

Newsflash: Early weekly stocking should keep the excellent sport going, with more big fish set to be stocked.

 

 

 

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: Mr. J Armstrong had a brilliant opening day, taking his eight fish limit and returning a memorable twenty three.

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Opening day brought strong winds and snow but 11 hardy anglers braved the elements. Three anglers released over 20 fish each, which is impressive figures by any ones standards.

 

Best areas and flies: Anglers have caught on a few different methods this week. Most fish have been taken on intermediate/sinking lines, fished with lure patterns, retrieved at medium/fast pace. Best flies include Black and Olive Zonker, Cats Whisker, Tequila Blob.

 

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: Charlie Clark from Middlesbrough took a cracking 4lb bar of silver on green Powerbait paste fishing near the jetty.

 

 

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Steve Mills from Middlesbrough has had a memorable start to the season and in two visits netted 30 fish in total. Steve released 18 and kept 12 using a Cut Throat Cat, Nomad and a Black Buzzers at the west end.

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: Dawson’s Olive, Black Fritz, Cut Throat Cat, Nomad, Black Buzzer. Best area has been the west end but fish well spread and all areas should fish well once weather improves.

 

 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Worm, maggot, just about every colour of Powerbait and Spinners have been effective with all areas fishing well.C

 

 

 

Newsflash: With a much more settled weather forecast and another stocking this week the prospects for the excellent sport to continue are looking really good.

 

 

 

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 -17/03/2019

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 17 18 8 26 1.5 2lb 2,500 17 26 2lb 0 1.5
Fontburn Reservoir 97 289 2 291 3 4lb 8oz 1,850 97 291 4lb 8oz 2 3
DURHAM
Derwent Reservoir 82 243 17 260 3.2 4lb      4,000 82 260 4lb 0 3.2
TEESDALE
Grassholme Reservoir 70 283 0 283 4 4lb 3oz 2,000 70 283 4lb 3oz 0 4.0
Hury Reservoir 13 53 133 186 14 3lb 1,000 13 186 3lb 0 14
CLEVELAND
Scaling Dam Reservoir 72 242 18 260 3.6 4lb  1,200 72 260 4lb 1 3.6

Weekly Fishing Reports 17/03/2019

NORTHUMBERLAND
TROUT FISHERIES
KIELDER WATER
FONTBURN RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week
17 97
Number of trout taken - week
18 289
Number of trout returned - week
8 2
Total number of trout caught - week 26 291
Rod average - week 1.5 3
Best trout - week 2lb 4lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked this week 2,500 1,850
Total number of anglers to date 17 97
Total number of fish caught to date 26 291
Number of tagged fish caught to date 0 2
Largets trout of the season so far 2lb 4lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 1.5 3
DURHAM
TROUT FISHERY DERWENT RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week 82
Number of trout taken - week 243
Number of trout returned - week 17
Total number of trout caught - week 260
Rod average - week 3.2
Best trout - week 4lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 4,000
Total number of anglers to date 82
Total number of fish caught to date 260
Largest trout of the season so far 4lb
Number of tagged fish caught to date 0
Seasonal rod average 3.2
TEESDALE
TROUT FISHERIES GRASSHOLME RESERVOIR
HURY RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week 70 13
Number of trout taken - week 283 53
Number of trout returned - week 0 133
Total number of trout caught - week 283 186
Rod average - week 4lb 3oz 14
Best trout - week 2,000 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 70 1,000
Total number of anglers to date 283 13
Total number of fish caught to date 0 186
Largest trout of the season so far 4lb 3oz 3lb
Number of tagged fish caught to date 0 0
Seasonal rod average 4.0 14
CLEVELAND
TROUT FISHERY
SCALING DAM RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week 72
Number of trout taken - week 242
Number of trout returned - week 18
Total number of trout caught - week 260
Rod average - week 3.6
Best trout - week 4lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 1,200
Total number of anglers to date 72
Total number of fish caught to date 260
Largest trout of the season so far 4lb
Number of tagged fish caught to date 1
Seasonal rod average 3.6

 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: Changeable weather from sunshine to gale force winds including torrential rain and heavy snow has dominated the first nine days of the season. However, the reservoir is now full which is great for anglers as this brings the fish well within casting distance. As Kielder has had low water levels since summer 2018 the fish will quickly establish themselves in the shallows, easily in range for the bank angler! This change in water level will also encourage overwintered fish to feed so let’s hope we see these in the catches in the coming months. Due to the high winds all boats were cancelled for opening but let’s hope for some settled weather where anglers can then explore key fish holding areas at Hawkhope, Belling, Benny Shank, Whickhope, Tower Knowe and Stockie Bay.

 

Best areas and flies: Hawkhope and Stockie Bay. Fast sinking lines teamed with bright lures fished slow and deep.

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Gordon’s Walls and Stockie Bay. Ledgered Powerbait has been best with various colours including brown and orange.

 

Please note: Boats are to back on the jetty by 4pm. Please be aware of high water level and take extra care whilst out on the reservoir on foot or on a boat.More fish are planned to be stocked this week, please check out our Facebook page for details.

 

Newsflash: More tagged fish have been released for 2019 so let’s hope we see some caught soon. Various size fish have been tagged so we are very interested to see where they are caught when compared to where they were stocked. Currently each tagged fish is worth £300.

 

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  

 

Catch of the week: The start of the 2019 season saw numerous headline grabbing moments but it was regular bait angler Gavin Hosie who arguably stole the show. Gavin, fished into the strong westerly wind during the opening weekend and battled his way to a stunning eight fish limit including one of two tagged fish weighed in on opening day. A total weight nearing 20lb with a standout specimen at 3lb 8oz which left Gavin beaming as he proudly weighed in his outstanding catch.    

 

Memorable moment of the week: It was lovely to see Jon Robinson, another loyal Fontburn angler, claim the first fish of the 2019 season. Jon, again battling valiantly against the elements, was in his regular spot on the north shore platform on opening day when he reeled in the rainbow trout that got us off to a flyer! Well done to Jon - the first of many.

 

Best areas and flies: North shore bay to point. Best flies Dawson’s Olive and Cat’s Whisker.

 

Best areas and baits/lures: North shore bay, south shore bay and car park bank.PowerBait eggs (yellow, orange and pink), and feeder fed trout pellets.

 

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

 

Ranger office: 01669 621368

 

Fontburn Ranger team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derwent Reservoir:

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

Catch of the week: Despite the dreadful weather conditions the season got off to a great start with Wayne Jopling beating everyone back to the lodge opening day with 20lb catch including several fish around the 3lb mark.

 

Memorable Moment of the week: The size of the fish! We are seeing angler delighted with the size and quality of the fish with most anglers weighing their catch out with a 2lb average fish, a huge jump on last years average size!

 

Best areas and flies: Due to the extreme wind, fly anglers have been scarce in number and any that have fished have been on the south bank with the wind helping. When the weather allows, shallow water such as west of the sailing club, Millshields and the meadow should offer excellent sport with intermediate lines and lures such as a Black Fritz or Dawson’s being ideal early season tempters.

 

Best areas and baits / lures: The south bank near the first fence has been the stand out area with numerous limits from this area. That said, most areas have fished well with fish well spread, helped by fast rising water levels and above normal water temperatures. Once weather improves ledgered Powerbait eggs or Mice tails should offer excellent returns.

 

Newsflash: More tagged fish to be added following five being stocked pre season which have 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: Danny Kenny had a cracking spell on opening day, taking his eight fish limit which included the biggest fish caught so far this season at 4lb 3oz. Danny’s catch weight was an impressive 20lb 2oz. All his fish were taken on ledgered worm.

 

 

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Although the weather has not been kind the opening days sport was excellent, with twenty three limit catches recorded.

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: The north bank close to the white post has proven a good area since opening day when conditions allow. Olive and Black lures have fished well.

 

 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: The jetty towards the Witch’s Hat has fished well since opening with fish being caught close in on the ledger. A variety of baits have worked well but orange Powerbait eggs, fished with natural worm have been an excellent starting point for anglers.

 

 

 

Newsflash: Early weekly stocking should keep the excellent sport going, with more big fish set to be stocked.

 

 

 

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: Mr. J Armstrong had a brilliant opening day, taking his eight fish limit and returning a memorable twenty three.

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Opening day brought strong winds and snow but 11 hardy anglers braved the elements. Three anglers released over 20 fish each, which is impressive figures by any ones standards.

 

Best areas and flies: Anglers have caught on a few different methods this week. Most fish have been taken on intermediate/sinking lines, fished with lure patterns, retrieved at medium/fast pace. Best flies include Black and Olive Zonker, Cats Whisker, Tequila Blob.

 

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: Charlie Clark from Middlesbrough took a cracking 4lb bar of silver on green Powerbait paste fishing near the jetty.

 

 

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Steve Mills from Middlesbrough has had a memorable start to the season and in two visits netted 30 fish in total. Steve released 18 and kept 12 using a Cut Throat Cat, Nomad and a Black Buzzers at the west end.

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: Dawson’s Olive, Black Fritz, Cut Throat Cat, Nomad, Black Buzzer. Best area has been the west end but fish well spread and all areas should fish well once weather improves.

 

 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Worm, maggot, just about every colour of Powerbait and Spinners have been effective with all areas fishing well.C

 

 

 

Newsflash: With a much more settled weather forecast and another stocking this week the prospects for the excellent sport to continue are looking really good.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Ranger office: 01287 644032

 

 

 

Ranger: David Bateman