WEEKLY FISHING REPORTS

 

 

Weekly Fishing Reports - 30/11/2017

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 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 2,748 6,953 10lb 3oz 2.5
Fontburn Reservoir 33 29 0 29 0.88 2lb 10oz 0 3,816 10,460 6lb 8oz 2.75
Whittle Dene Reservoir  0  0  0  0  0 0  0  0  0  0  0
DURHAM
Derwent Reservoir 34 41 0 41 1.2 2lb 12oz  0 6,922 20,662 10lb 3oz  2.98
TEESDALE
Grassholme Reservoir 49 8 0 8 0.16 1lb 10oz 0 4,638 14,001 12lb 8oz 3.0
Hury Reservoir 4 3 0 3 0.75 2lb 0 1.389 4,880 10lb 4oz 3.5
CLEVELAND
Scaling Dam Reservoir 7 2 0 2 0.28 1lb 10oz 0 2,364 5,622 7lb 13oz 2.38

Weekly Fishing Reports - 30/11/2017

NORTHUMBERLAND
TROUT FISHERIES
KIELDER WATER
FONTBURN RESERVOIR
WHITTLE DENE RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week
n/a 33 0
Number of trout taken - week
n/a 29 0
Number of trout returned - week
n/a 0 0
Total number of trout caught - week n/a 29 0
Rod average - week n/a 0.88 0
Best trout - week n/a 2lb 10oz 0
Number of fish re-stocked - week n/a 0 0
Total number of anglers to date 2,748 3,816 0
Total number of fish caught to date 6,953 10,460 0
Largest trout of the season so far 10lb 3oz 6lb 8oz 0
Seasonal rod average 2.5 2.75 0
DURHAM
TROUT FISHERY DERWENT RESERVOIR
 
Number of anglers - week 34
Number of trout taken - week 41
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 41
Rod average - week 1.2
Best trout - week 2lb 12oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week  0
Total number of anglers to date 6,922
Total number of fish caught to date 20,662
Largest trout of the season so far 10lb 3oz 
Seasonal rod average 2.98
TEESDALE
TROUT FISHERIES GRASSHOLME RESERVOIR
HURY RESERVOIR

 
Number of anglers - week 49 4
Number of trout taken - week 8 3
Number of trout returned - week 0 0
Total number of trout caught - week 8 3
Rod average - week 0.16 0.75
Best trout - week 1lb 10oz 2lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 0 0
Total number of anglers to date 4,638 1.389
Total number of fish caught to date 14,001 4,880
Largest trout of the season so far 12lb 8oz 10lb 4oz
Seasonal rod average 3.0 3.5
CLEVELAND
TROUT FISHERY
SCALING DAM RESERVOIR



Number of anglers - week 7
Number of trout taken - week 2
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 2
Rod average - week 0.28
Best trout - week 1lb 10oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 0
Total number of anglers to date 2,364
Total number of fish caught to date 5,622
Largest trout of the season so far 7lb 13oz
Seasonal rod average 2.38

 Read each reservoirs weekly fishing report below.

 

 

Kielder Water: 

 

 

NEWSFLASH:

THE LAST DAY TO FISH AT KIELDER, ON 17 NOVEMBER 2017,

IS EARLIER THAN THE REMAINING NORTHUMBRIAN WATER FISHERIES

 

 

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

 

Best flies:

Best baits:

Best areas:

Ranger office: 01434 251000

Ranger:

Fishery: Kielder Water Size: 2700 acres (1,093h), Max Depth 178feet(55m)

Grid Ref: NY670 880 (for internet satellite viewing)

 

 

Fontburn Reservoir: Steven Nichols triumphs in end of season competition

 

 

 

Persistent rain mid-week took Fontburn to top water whilst overnight frosts and cold winds arrived for the weekend taking water temperatures down to a chilly six degrees. The bright and breezy conditions did seem to stir the fish up for the end of season competition with seven of the fifteen anglers catching 18 trout between them plus a few which got away! Nathan Mullen and Liam Scott took two and three fish respectively from the north shore bay and with each landing fish around the 2lb mark were in contention for the heaviest fish prize money. Meanwhile on the south shore John Teasdale was having great success on a feeder set up, eventually taking seven rainbows totalling 12lb and including a 2lb 4oz best fish, this however wasn’t enough to top Steven Nichols whose 2lb 10oz beauty, taken on ledgered orange PowerBait eggs, topped the scales for the event and earned Steve his £50 cash prize on his first visit back to Fontburn in many years – congratulations, hope to see you back soon!

 

 

 

The 2017 season saw seven tagged fish caught with £1600 paid out in prizes to the lucky anglers involved. Beyond this our seasons’ best fish came in at just under 7lb, weighed in by proud Dave Backley, one of five superb specimen fish caught during a truly memorable sporting session on the 18 July. It was regular bait angler Raymond Whaley who recorded the standout overall catch of the season. Raymond will doubtless cherish the memory of his 16 fish weighed in on two eight fish permits, for a stunning combined weight in excess of 36lb.

 

 

 

Thanks you for your continued support throughout the 2017 season and see you in 2018 – The Fontburn team. 

 

 

 

Please note: Parking for all anglers is free

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Best flies: Black Zonker, Ace Of Spades, Olive Damsel

 

Best Baits: Orange PowerBait eggs with feeder, Magic Dust and garlic attractant

 

Best areas: South shore bay

 

Ranger office: 01669 621368

 

 

 

Ranger: Steve Catlin

 

 

Fishery: Fontburn reservoir - size: 87 acres (35h), Max Depth 80 feet (25m)

Grid Ref: NZ040 935 (for internet satellite viewing)

  

  

Derwent Reservoir:

The season ended on a wintery note with anglers finding it hard to locate fish in numbers. However, our end of season competition saw some excellent catches with First prize for a fish of 2lb 12oz.Doug Pearson took Second with a fish of 2lb and was one of seven fish he netted from the meadow using a variety of PowerBait and attractants. David Wafer was Third with a fish just under the 2lb mark. A rod average of two fish per angler was achieved on the day which is testament to the persistence and skill of the anglers in attendance on what was a very cold and blustery day.

 

 

 

The season has seen some great catches and fish caught with Mr. F Birnie taking eight fish for a whopping 28lb with dozens of fish caught between 5lb and 10lb. We’ve also seen 24 tagged fish caught, however not all have been in the sweep although we have still given away prize money of almost £4,000.

 

 

 

We’d like to say a huge thanks to all that have supported the fishery during the 2017 season and look forward to the continued support in 2018. Thanks

 

 

 

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

 

Best flies: Cat’s Whisker, Black Fritz

 

 

 

Best baits: Ledgered baits with a strongly scented swim feeder

 

 

 

Best areas: North shore -The meadow, west of the sailing club. South shore - first fence 

 

 

 

Ranger office: 01207 255250

 

 

 

Ranger: Steven Bisset

 

 

 

Fishery: Derwent Reservoir size: 1000 acres (405h), Max Depth 100feet (31m)

Grid Ref: NZ029 518 (for internet satellite viewing)

  

 

 

Grassholme Reservoir:   

The final week of the 2017 season provided anglers with some very challenging conditions with the onset of winter bringing with it some unpleasant weather and a steep drop in water temperature. Highlight of the week was the heaviest fish match on Sunday 26 November and despite the bitter winds we had a good turn out of 29 hardy anglers and although quite a few struggled to catch the competition was fished in great spirits by everyone and a good day was had by all. Simon McKimm was the eventual winner with his 1lb 10oz rainbow proving enough to take the £137 prize pot. Knowing the fish would be lethargic with cold water temperatures Simon fished several different areas and took his winning fish from the north shore on ledgered yellow eggs. This year saw two anglers sharing the biggest fish of the season; Davy Medd and Ian Cannon both landed cracking home grown Lartington rainbows weighing 12lb 8oz and both took their fish on the fly although the muti bait anglers did take the large majority of the other big fish caught. There were a total of 12 tagged fish caught handing out a cash pot of £2400. We’d like to say a huge thanks to all that have supported the fishery during the 2017 season and look forward to the continued support in 2018. Thanks

 

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

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

 

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

 

Best baits: Orange eggs, pink Mice-tails, white Gulp eggs, worm

 

Best areas: Dam Wall, disabled platform, Witch’s Hat, Easter Bay, north shore

 

Rangers office: 01833 641121

 

Ranger: Andrew Scott

Fishery: Grassholme Reservoir size: 140acres (57h), Max Depth 120feet (38m)

Grid Ref: NY940 224 (for Internet Satellite Viewing)

 

 

Hury:

A quiet Last week at Hury mainly due to the adverse weather which was an unfortunate note to finish on after such a good season. However Cumbrian angler Ian Marston defied the odds and managed to tempt three nice rainbows up to 2lb as well as returning six roach all from the shelter of Newhouse Bay using double maggot. Biggest fish of the season was Paul Milburn’s 10lb 4oz specimen and we look forward to seeing many more fish this size netted in the forthcoming season. We’d like to say a huge thanks to all that have supported the fishery during the 2017 season and look forward to the continued support in 2018. Thanks

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Best flies: Cat’s Whisker, Dawson’s Olive

 

 

 

Best Bait: Worm, orange PowerBait eggs, PowerBait fry

 

 

 

Best areas: Newhouse Bay

 

 

 

Rangers office 01833 641121

 

           

Ranger: Andrew Scott

Fishery: Hury Reservoir size: 125 acres (50h), Max Depth 90feet (28m)

Grid Ref: NY960 193 (for internet satellite viewing)

 

 

Scaling Dam:

Wintery conditions made the fish elusive as anglers tried their best to locate and entice them into feeding using all their knowledge and expertise whilst battling against the elements. Craig Johnson from Stokesley decided to go looking for them and finally had success at the big tree area. After missing a couple of bites, he managed to catch two rainbows using a white Mice-tail tipped with green PowerBait. This year we saw the biggest fish of 7lb 13oz and heaviest catch weight of 14lb 8oz, there were five tagged fish caught. We also had over 12 adults and children picking up a rod for the first time and learning a new great sport with our Rangers.

 

  

 

NEWSFLASH: As the trout season comes to a close we would like anglers to know that the reservoir remains open for pike fishing with permits available from three locations;

 

Anglers choice; 01642 899288

 

Anglers place; 01287 635959

 

Carp crazy; 01287 631110

 

 

 

We’d like to say a huge thanks to all that have supported the fishery during the 2017 season and look forward to the continued support in 2018. Thanks

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Best flies: Dawson’s Olive

 

 

 

Best bait: White Mice-tails, worm

 

 

 

Best area big tree

 

 

 

Rangers office: 01287 644 032

 

 

 

Ranger: David Bateman

 

Fishery: Scaling Dam Size: 105 acres (42h), Max Depth 30feet (9m)

Grid Ref: NZ746 127 (for internet satellite viewing)

  

 

WEEKLY FISHING REPORTS

 

 

Weekly Fishing Reports - 30/11/2017

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 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 2,748 6,953 10lb 3oz 2.5
Fontburn Reservoir 33 29 0 29 0.88 2lb 10oz 0 3,816 10,460 6lb 8oz 2.75
Whittle Dene Reservoir  0  0  0  0  0 0  0  0  0  0  0
DURHAM
Derwent Reservoir 34 41 0 41 1.2 2lb 12oz  0 6,922 20,662 10lb 3oz  2.98
TEESDALE
Grassholme Reservoir 49 8 0 8 0.16 1lb 10oz 0 4,638 14,001 12lb 8oz 3.0
Hury Reservoir 4 3 0 3 0.75 2lb 0 1.389 4,880 10lb 4oz 3.5
CLEVELAND
Scaling Dam Reservoir 7 2 0 2 0.28 1lb 10oz 0 2,364 5,622 7lb 13oz 2.38

Weekly Fishing Reports - 30/11/2017

NORTHUMBERLAND
TROUT FISHERIES
KIELDER WATER
FONTBURN RESERVOIR
WHITTLE DENE RESERVOIR
Number of anglers - week
n/a 33 0
Number of trout taken - week
n/a 29 0
Number of trout returned - week
n/a 0 0
Total number of trout caught - week n/a 29 0
Rod average - week n/a 0.88 0
Best trout - week n/a 2lb 10oz 0
Number of fish re-stocked - week n/a 0 0
Total number of anglers to date 2,748 3,816 0
Total number of fish caught to date 6,953 10,460 0
Largest trout of the season so far 10lb 3oz 6lb 8oz 0
Seasonal rod average 2.5 2.75 0
DURHAM
TROUT FISHERY DERWENT RESERVOIR
 
Number of anglers - week 34
Number of trout taken - week 41
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 41
Rod average - week 1.2
Best trout - week 2lb 12oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week  0
Total number of anglers to date 6,922
Total number of fish caught to date 20,662
Largest trout of the season so far 10lb 3oz 
Seasonal rod average 2.98
TEESDALE
TROUT FISHERIES GRASSHOLME RESERVOIR
HURY RESERVOIR

 
Number of anglers - week 49 4
Number of trout taken - week 8 3
Number of trout returned - week 0 0
Total number of trout caught - week 8 3
Rod average - week 0.16 0.75
Best trout - week 1lb 10oz 2lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 0 0
Total number of anglers to date 4,638 1.389
Total number of fish caught to date 14,001 4,880
Largest trout of the season so far 12lb 8oz 10lb 4oz
Seasonal rod average 3.0 3.5
CLEVELAND
TROUT FISHERY
SCALING DAM RESERVOIR



Number of anglers - week 7
Number of trout taken - week 2
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 2
Rod average - week 0.28
Best trout - week 1lb 10oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 0
Total number of anglers to date 2,364
Total number of fish caught to date 5,622
Largest trout of the season so far 7lb 13oz
Seasonal rod average 2.38

 Read each reservoirs weekly fishing report below.

 

 

Kielder Water: 

 

 

NEWSFLASH:

THE LAST DAY TO FISH AT KIELDER, ON 17 NOVEMBER 2017,

IS EARLIER THAN THE REMAINING NORTHUMBRIAN WATER FISHERIES

 

 

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

 

Best flies:

Best baits:

Best areas:

Ranger office: 01434 251000

Ranger:

Fishery: Kielder Water Size: 2700 acres (1,093h), Max Depth 178feet(55m)

Grid Ref: NY670 880 (for internet satellite viewing)

 

 

Fontburn Reservoir: Steven Nichols triumphs in end of season competition

 

 

 

Persistent rain mid-week took Fontburn to top water whilst overnight frosts and cold winds arrived for the weekend taking water temperatures down to a chilly six degrees. The bright and breezy conditions did seem to stir the fish up for the end of season competition with seven of the fifteen anglers catching 18 trout between them plus a few which got away! Nathan Mullen and Liam Scott took two and three fish respectively from the north shore bay and with each landing fish around the 2lb mark were in contention for the heaviest fish prize money. Meanwhile on the south shore John Teasdale was having great success on a feeder set up, eventually taking seven rainbows totalling 12lb and including a 2lb 4oz best fish, this however wasn’t enough to top Steven Nichols whose 2lb 10oz beauty, taken on ledgered orange PowerBait eggs, topped the scales for the event and earned Steve his £50 cash prize on his first visit back to Fontburn in many years – congratulations, hope to see you back soon!

 

 

 

The 2017 season saw seven tagged fish caught with £1600 paid out in prizes to the lucky anglers involved. Beyond this our seasons’ best fish came in at just under 7lb, weighed in by proud Dave Backley, one of five superb specimen fish caught during a truly memorable sporting session on the 18 July. It was regular bait angler Raymond Whaley who recorded the standout overall catch of the season. Raymond will doubtless cherish the memory of his 16 fish weighed in on two eight fish permits, for a stunning combined weight in excess of 36lb.

 

 

 

Thanks you for your continued support throughout the 2017 season and see you in 2018 – The Fontburn team. 

 

 

 

Please note: Parking for all anglers is free

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Best flies: Black Zonker, Ace Of Spades, Olive Damsel

 

Best Baits: Orange PowerBait eggs with feeder, Magic Dust and garlic attractant

 

Best areas: South shore bay

 

Ranger office: 01669 621368

 

 

 

Ranger: Steve Catlin

 

 

Fishery: Fontburn reservoir - size: 87 acres (35h), Max Depth 80 feet (25m)

Grid Ref: NZ040 935 (for internet satellite viewing)

  

  

Derwent Reservoir:

The season ended on a wintery note with anglers finding it hard to locate fish in numbers. However, our end of season competition saw some excellent catches with First prize for a fish of 2lb 12oz.Doug Pearson took Second with a fish of 2lb and was one of seven fish he netted from the meadow using a variety of PowerBait and attractants. David Wafer was Third with a fish just under the 2lb mark. A rod average of two fish per angler was achieved on the day which is testament to the persistence and skill of the anglers in attendance on what was a very cold and blustery day.

 

 

 

The season has seen some great catches and fish caught with Mr. F Birnie taking eight fish for a whopping 28lb with dozens of fish caught between 5lb and 10lb. We’ve also seen 24 tagged fish caught, however not all have been in the sweep although we have still given away prize money of almost £4,000.

 

 

 

We’d like to say a huge thanks to all that have supported the fishery during the 2017 season and look forward to the continued support in 2018. Thanks

 

 

 

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

 

Best flies: Cat’s Whisker, Black Fritz

 

 

 

Best baits: Ledgered baits with a strongly scented swim feeder

 

 

 

Best areas: North shore -The meadow, west of the sailing club. South shore - first fence 

 

 

 

Ranger office: 01207 255250

 

 

 

Ranger: Steven Bisset

 

 

 

Fishery: Derwent Reservoir size: 1000 acres (405h), Max Depth 100feet (31m)

Grid Ref: NZ029 518 (for internet satellite viewing)

  

 

 

Grassholme Reservoir:   

The final week of the 2017 season provided anglers with some very challenging conditions with the onset of winter bringing with it some unpleasant weather and a steep drop in water temperature. Highlight of the week was the heaviest fish match on Sunday 26 November and despite the bitter winds we had a good turn out of 29 hardy anglers and although quite a few struggled to catch the competition was fished in great spirits by everyone and a good day was had by all. Simon McKimm was the eventual winner with his 1lb 10oz rainbow proving enough to take the £137 prize pot. Knowing the fish would be lethargic with cold water temperatures Simon fished several different areas and took his winning fish from the north shore on ledgered yellow eggs. This year saw two anglers sharing the biggest fish of the season; Davy Medd and Ian Cannon both landed cracking home grown Lartington rainbows weighing 12lb 8oz and both took their fish on the fly although the muti bait anglers did take the large majority of the other big fish caught. There were a total of 12 tagged fish caught handing out a cash pot of £2400. We’d like to say a huge thanks to all that have supported the fishery during the 2017 season and look forward to the continued support in 2018. Thanks

 

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

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

 

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

 

Best baits: Orange eggs, pink Mice-tails, white Gulp eggs, worm

 

Best areas: Dam Wall, disabled platform, Witch’s Hat, Easter Bay, north shore

 

Rangers office: 01833 641121

 

Ranger: Andrew Scott

Fishery: Grassholme Reservoir size: 140acres (57h), Max Depth 120feet (38m)

Grid Ref: NY940 224 (for Internet Satellite Viewing)

 

 

Hury:

A quiet Last week at Hury mainly due to the adverse weather which was an unfortunate note to finish on after such a good season. However Cumbrian angler Ian Marston defied the odds and managed to tempt three nice rainbows up to 2lb as well as returning six roach all from the shelter of Newhouse Bay using double maggot. Biggest fish of the season was Paul Milburn’s 10lb 4oz specimen and we look forward to seeing many more fish this size netted in the forthcoming season. We’d like to say a huge thanks to all that have supported the fishery during the 2017 season and look forward to the continued support in 2018. Thanks

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Best flies: Cat’s Whisker, Dawson’s Olive

 

 

 

Best Bait: Worm, orange PowerBait eggs, PowerBait fry

 

 

 

Best areas: Newhouse Bay

 

 

 

Rangers office 01833 641121

 

           

Ranger: Andrew Scott

Fishery: Hury Reservoir size: 125 acres (50h), Max Depth 90feet (28m)

Grid Ref: NY960 193 (for internet satellite viewing)

 

 

Scaling Dam:

Wintery conditions made the fish elusive as anglers tried their best to locate and entice them into feeding using all their knowledge and expertise whilst battling against the elements. Craig Johnson from Stokesley decided to go looking for them and finally had success at the big tree area. After missing a couple of bites, he managed to catch two rainbows using a white Mice-tail tipped with green PowerBait. This year we saw the biggest fish of 7lb 13oz and heaviest catch weight of 14lb 8oz, there were five tagged fish caught. We also had over 12 adults and children picking up a rod for the first time and learning a new great sport with our Rangers.

 

  

 

NEWSFLASH: As the trout season comes to a close we would like anglers to know that the reservoir remains open for pike fishing with permits available from three locations;

 

Anglers choice; 01642 899288

 

Anglers place; 01287 635959

 

Carp crazy; 01287 631110

 

 

 

We’d like to say a huge thanks to all that have supported the fishery during the 2017 season and look forward to the continued support in 2018. Thanks

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Best flies: Dawson’s Olive

 

 

 

Best bait: White Mice-tails, worm

 

 

 

Best area big tree

 

 

 

Rangers office: 01287 644 032

 

 

 

Ranger: David Bateman

 

Fishery: Scaling Dam Size: 105 acres (42h), Max Depth 30feet (9m)

Grid Ref: NZ746 127 (for internet satellite viewing)