WEEKLY FISHING REPORTS

 

 

 

Weekly Fishing Reports -16/09/2018

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 46 77 9 86 1.8 3lb 1oz  0 2,039 4,815 5lb 8oz 1 2.3
Fontburn Reservoir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DURHAM
Derwent Reservoir 144 403 18 421 2.9 3lb 8oz  400 5,304 14,852 10lb-Bobby Scott  15 2.8
TEESDALE
Grassholme Reservoir 110 492 7 499 4.5 3lb 3oz 500 3,671 12,345 12lb 6oz 10 3.3
Hury Reservoir 51 115 53 168 3.2 2lb 15oz 200 995 3,599 5lb 8oz  0 3.6
CLEVELAND
Scaling Dam Reservoir 51 173 4 177 3.47 3lb   250 1,897 4,420 5lb 8oz 5 2.3

Weekly Fishing Reports -16/09/2018

NORTHUMBERLAND
TROUT FISHERIES
KIELDER WATER
FONTBURN RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week
46 0
Number of trout taken - week
77 0
Number of trout returned - week
9 0
Total number of trout caught - week 86 0
Rod average - week 1.8 0
Best trout - week 3lb 1oz
Number of fish re-stocked this week 0 0
Total number of anglers to date 2,039 0
Total number of fish caught to date 4,815 0
Number of tagged fish caught to date 5lb 8oz 0
Largets trout of the season so far 1 0
Seasonal rod average 2.3 0
DURHAM
TROUT FISHERY DERWENT RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week 144
Number of trout taken - week 403
Number of trout returned - week 18
Total number of trout caught - week 421
Rod average - week 2.9
Best trout - week  3lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 400
Total number of anglers to date 5,304
Total number of fish caught to date 14,852
Largest trout of the season so far 10lb -Bobby Scott
Number of tagged fish caught to date 15
Seasonal rod average 2.8
TEESDALE
TROUT FISHERIES GRASSHOLME RESERVOIR
HURY RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week 110 51
Number of trout taken - week 492 115
Number of trout returned - week 7 53
Total number of trout caught - week 499 168
Rod average - week 4.5 3.2
Best trout - week 3lb 3oz 2lb 15oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 500 200
Total number of anglers to date 3,671 995
Total number of fish caught to date 12,345 3,599
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 51
Number of trout taken - week 173
Number of trout returned - week 4
Total number of trout caught - week 177
Rod average - week 3.47
Best trout - week 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 250
Total number of anglers to date 1,897
Total number of fish caught to date 4,420
Largest trout of the season so far 5lb 8oz 
Number of tagged fish caught to date 5
Seasonal rod average 2.3

 Read each reservoirs weekly fishing report below. 

Kielder Water:   

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

Sat Nav NE48 1BT                                                            

 

 

Catch of the week: This weeks’ largest fish was taken by Andrzej Shrinoski from Gateshead. Andrzej was fishing with floating Powerbait fished on a short leader whilst ledgering. This kept the bait six inches or so off the reservoir floor and worked well landing him seven fish for 13lb 2oz. All the fish were taken from the tip of Tower Knowe peninsular. 

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: Belling Inlet and Matthew’s Linn have proved the most productive boat areas. Peach Blobs, snakes, muddlers and spider patterns have taken the most fish.

 

 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Tower Knowe, Matthew’s Linn and Hawkhope have been the most productive spots for bait anglers. Powerbait, worm and sweetcorn have produced the best catches.

 

 

 

Please note: All boats are currently due back at the Jetty for 6.00pm. With high winds forecast through the week, there may be restrictions on boating areas. Please speak to the on duty ranger prior to heading out. With continued 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: Lee Hollings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fontburn Reservoir:

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

Newsflash:

 

 

Closed until further notice due to low water levels.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Ranger office: 01669 621368

 

 

 

Fontburn Waterside Park & Fisheries team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derwent Reservoir:

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

 

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Fish are being caught from all areas and it’s excellent to see so many anglers go home with a least a fish or two in their net. September and October are always excellent months and so far have not disappointed.

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: North bank along to Cronkley and Millshields. Fish caught on many methods with both lures and traditional flies working well. Snakes or buoyant flies are also a popular alternative and work well fished fast, just under the surface with some great takes.

 

 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Fish caught from all banks but the best area continues to be from the Oak Tree to the first fence using either float fished or ledgered Powerbait eggs, especially any with a hint of garlic. Spinning is also an excellent method during the autumn months as the fish become more aggressive.

 

 

 

Please note: Several tagged fish still in the water worth £200 each.

 

 

 

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: Duncan Woodman, returning to the sport after five years, was delighted with his visit this week, catching seven fish including the biggest of the week; a nice 3lb 3oz blue trout. All his fish were taken on pink Powerbait eggs near the white post.

 

 

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Saturday was a fantastic day with an outstanding rod average of 4.6 fish per angler with eleven limit catches recorded.

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: Pebble Beach and the white post have produced decent numbers of fish for fly anglers this week. As water temperatures drop, fish are being caught closer to the margins chasing lure patterns into the banks and taking aggressively. Any buoyant flies (various colours) fished fast on intermediate/sinking lines are a good starting point.

 

 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: The two best spots this week have been the west end close to the bridge and the Witch’s hat round to the Dam Wall. When conditions have allowed a float fish worm has been an excellent method with various coloured Mice-tails also attracting fish

 

 

 

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: Ricky Smith caught the biggest fish of the week; a 2lb 15oz rainbow taken on a White Blob fished static whilst fishing close to the boil area. This was enough to take third place in Sunday’s Hury classic fly fishing competition.

 

 

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Sunday was a wet and windy state of affairs for our annual comp, with thirty-two hardy anglers taking part. There were four limits posted with a rod average of 3.5 fish per angler, which considering the conditions was very good going. The event was eventually won by Paul Garland with eight fish for 10lb 13oz, just piping Ryan Mathews into second with 8 fish for 10lb 11oz. Thank you for all that took part helping to raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance.

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: Reedy Point into the Bay has been the hotspot this week with fish holding and feeding close to the banks. Orange Blobs pulled fast have produced good numbers in windier conditions but anglers are also bringing fish to the net on traditional wets with a lure on the point.

 

 

 

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: Tony Ward from Guisborough had a great day fly fishing, working his way along the south shore where he netted six rainbows which included the best of the week weighing in at 3lb. Dawson’s Olive and Diawl Bach were the flies of choice for Tony.

 

 

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Vernon Hill from Darlington had a slow morning fishing the east end wall and moved to the big tree area after lunch which turned out to be the perfect spot as he finished his day with eight rainbows. His catch included a tagged beauty earning him a £200 jackpot. All fish were caught using ledgered yellow Powerbait eggs.

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: The south shore has been alive with shoaling fish feeding on insect hatches. Fly anglers who switched to natural patterns like an Olive Hopper, Kate McLaren and damsel imitations had great success. Andy Moscrop from Loftus had a great time at the big tree catching 11 in total returning three of them.

 

 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: It’s been a great week with anglers catching in all areas around the reservoir albeit with certain hotspots appearing on some days. A variety of both Powerbait paste and eggs worked well along with worm and occasionally spinners. Overall multi coloured pastes like rainbow and blue mango were most productive or a worm and Powerbait combo either float fished or ledgered.

 

 

 

Special message for the new week: There has been a fair amount of wind this week which brought along with it a steady flow of cloud, it was however this cloud cover that spurred the fish into feeding mode most days.

 

 

 

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 -16/09/2018

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 46 77 9 86 1.8 3lb 1oz  0 2,039 4,815 5lb 8oz 1 2.3
Fontburn Reservoir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DURHAM
Derwent Reservoir 144 403 18 421 2.9 3lb 8oz  400 5,304 14,852 10lb-Bobby Scott  15 2.8
TEESDALE
Grassholme Reservoir 110 492 7 499 4.5 3lb 3oz 500 3,671 12,345 12lb 6oz 10 3.3
Hury Reservoir 51 115 53 168 3.2 2lb 15oz 200 995 3,599 5lb 8oz  0 3.6
CLEVELAND
Scaling Dam Reservoir 51 173 4 177 3.47 3lb   250 1,897 4,420 5lb 8oz 5 2.3

Weekly Fishing Reports -16/09/2018

NORTHUMBERLAND
TROUT FISHERIES
KIELDER WATER
FONTBURN RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week
46 0
Number of trout taken - week
77 0
Number of trout returned - week
9 0
Total number of trout caught - week 86 0
Rod average - week 1.8 0
Best trout - week 3lb 1oz
Number of fish re-stocked this week 0 0
Total number of anglers to date 2,039 0
Total number of fish caught to date 4,815 0
Number of tagged fish caught to date 5lb 8oz 0
Largets trout of the season so far 1 0
Seasonal rod average 2.3 0
DURHAM
TROUT FISHERY DERWENT RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week 144
Number of trout taken - week 403
Number of trout returned - week 18
Total number of trout caught - week 421
Rod average - week 2.9
Best trout - week  3lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 400
Total number of anglers to date 5,304
Total number of fish caught to date 14,852
Largest trout of the season so far 10lb -Bobby Scott
Number of tagged fish caught to date 15
Seasonal rod average 2.8
TEESDALE
TROUT FISHERIES GRASSHOLME RESERVOIR
HURY RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week 110 51
Number of trout taken - week 492 115
Number of trout returned - week 7 53
Total number of trout caught - week 499 168
Rod average - week 4.5 3.2
Best trout - week 3lb 3oz 2lb 15oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 500 200
Total number of anglers to date 3,671 995
Total number of fish caught to date 12,345 3,599
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 51
Number of trout taken - week 173
Number of trout returned - week 4
Total number of trout caught - week 177
Rod average - week 3.47
Best trout - week 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 250
Total number of anglers to date 1,897
Total number of fish caught to date 4,420
Largest trout of the season so far 5lb 8oz 
Number of tagged fish caught to date 5
Seasonal rod average 2.3

 Read each reservoirs weekly fishing report below. 

Kielder Water:   

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

Sat Nav NE48 1BT                                                            

 

 

Catch of the week: This weeks’ largest fish was taken by Andrzej Shrinoski from Gateshead. Andrzej was fishing with floating Powerbait fished on a short leader whilst ledgering. This kept the bait six inches or so off the reservoir floor and worked well landing him seven fish for 13lb 2oz. All the fish were taken from the tip of Tower Knowe peninsular. 

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: Belling Inlet and Matthew’s Linn have proved the most productive boat areas. Peach Blobs, snakes, muddlers and spider patterns have taken the most fish.

 

 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Tower Knowe, Matthew’s Linn and Hawkhope have been the most productive spots for bait anglers. Powerbait, worm and sweetcorn have produced the best catches.

 

 

 

Please note: All boats are currently due back at the Jetty for 6.00pm. With high winds forecast through the week, there may be restrictions on boating areas. Please speak to the on duty ranger prior to heading out. With continued 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: Lee Hollings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fontburn Reservoir:

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

Newsflash:

 

 

Closed until further notice due to low water levels.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Ranger office: 01669 621368

 

 

 

Fontburn Waterside Park & Fisheries team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derwent Reservoir:

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

 

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Fish are being caught from all areas and it’s excellent to see so many anglers go home with a least a fish or two in their net. September and October are always excellent months and so far have not disappointed.

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: North bank along to Cronkley and Millshields. Fish caught on many methods with both lures and traditional flies working well. Snakes or buoyant flies are also a popular alternative and work well fished fast, just under the surface with some great takes.

 

 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: Fish caught from all banks but the best area continues to be from the Oak Tree to the first fence using either float fished or ledgered Powerbait eggs, especially any with a hint of garlic. Spinning is also an excellent method during the autumn months as the fish become more aggressive.

 

 

 

Please note: Several tagged fish still in the water worth £200 each.

 

 

 

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: Duncan Woodman, returning to the sport after five years, was delighted with his visit this week, catching seven fish including the biggest of the week; a nice 3lb 3oz blue trout. All his fish were taken on pink Powerbait eggs near the white post.

 

 

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Saturday was a fantastic day with an outstanding rod average of 4.6 fish per angler with eleven limit catches recorded.

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: Pebble Beach and the white post have produced decent numbers of fish for fly anglers this week. As water temperatures drop, fish are being caught closer to the margins chasing lure patterns into the banks and taking aggressively. Any buoyant flies (various colours) fished fast on intermediate/sinking lines are a good starting point.

 

 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: The two best spots this week have been the west end close to the bridge and the Witch’s hat round to the Dam Wall. When conditions have allowed a float fish worm has been an excellent method with various coloured Mice-tails also attracting fish

 

 

 

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: Ricky Smith caught the biggest fish of the week; a 2lb 15oz rainbow taken on a White Blob fished static whilst fishing close to the boil area. This was enough to take third place in Sunday’s Hury classic fly fishing competition.

 

 

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Sunday was a wet and windy state of affairs for our annual comp, with thirty-two hardy anglers taking part. There were four limits posted with a rod average of 3.5 fish per angler, which considering the conditions was very good going. The event was eventually won by Paul Garland with eight fish for 10lb 13oz, just piping Ryan Mathews into second with 8 fish for 10lb 11oz. Thank you for all that took part helping to raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance.

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: Reedy Point into the Bay has been the hotspot this week with fish holding and feeding close to the banks. Orange Blobs pulled fast have produced good numbers in windier conditions but anglers are also bringing fish to the net on traditional wets with a lure on the point.

 

 

 

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: Tony Ward from Guisborough had a great day fly fishing, working his way along the south shore where he netted six rainbows which included the best of the week weighing in at 3lb. Dawson’s Olive and Diawl Bach were the flies of choice for Tony.

 

 

 

Memorable Moment of the week: Vernon Hill from Darlington had a slow morning fishing the east end wall and moved to the big tree area after lunch which turned out to be the perfect spot as he finished his day with eight rainbows. His catch included a tagged beauty earning him a £200 jackpot. All fish were caught using ledgered yellow Powerbait eggs.

 

 

 

Best areas and flies: The south shore has been alive with shoaling fish feeding on insect hatches. Fly anglers who switched to natural patterns like an Olive Hopper, Kate McLaren and damsel imitations had great success. Andy Moscrop from Loftus had a great time at the big tree catching 11 in total returning three of them.

 

 

 

Best areas and baits / lures: It’s been a great week with anglers catching in all areas around the reservoir albeit with certain hotspots appearing on some days. A variety of both Powerbait paste and eggs worked well along with worm and occasionally spinners. Overall multi coloured pastes like rainbow and blue mango were most productive or a worm and Powerbait combo either float fished or ledgered.

 

 

 

Special message for the new week: There has been a fair amount of wind this week which brought along with it a steady flow of cloud, it was however this cloud cover that spurred the fish into feeding mode most days.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Ranger office: 01287 644032

 

 

 

Thanks from Scaling ranger team