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Week 13: 28/04/13
Out of the wind it has on occasion been warm!! THe biggest fish this week was a very respectable 15lbs 12oz rainbow caught by John Cook.Langley regular G.Maddison had the biggest bag at 20lbs for 4 fish, with his brother Davey releasing a 12 lbs 12oz fish. Numbers on the catch and release tickets were topped by Rob Frame with 23 released. Flies of the week were Montanas,Bibios,Buzzers,Diawl Bachs and Pheasant tail nymphs.
Week 12: 21/04/13
Slow improvement in the weather but still below seasonal averages but the fishing has been steady. J.Roberts recorded the biggest fish at 7lbs 12ozs and the biggest bag was 15lbs 2ozs for 4 fish caught by L.Butler. The catch and release totals were also steady with G.Grear taking 5 and releasing a further 13 and Paul Fenny releasing 16. Flies of the week were Buzzers,Montanas,Olive Fritz and Diawl Bachs.
The same applies as last week regarding the weather,although there has been the occasional better day,wind has made for some hard fishing and even harder rowing!! B.Rowlands landed the fish of the week at 7lbs 7ozs and the biggest bag was recorded by A.Churm ,4 fish 16lbs 3ozs. My new catergory of most fish on a sporting ticket was won this week by A.Hill with 25 fish released in his 6 hour session. The lake fished well despite the gales. Flies of the week Cats,Dawsons,Buzzers,Black dries and small Olives.
Week 10: 07/04/13
Still not a lot warmer but better. The fish of the week was caught by R.Wood weighing 7lbs 12ozs.The bag of the week went to Steve Jones from Hexham whose 5 fish at 16lbs 2 ozs won the Troutmaster competition. Cats whiskers,Blood worms,Dawsons and Yellow Dancers were the effective patterns this week.
Week 9: 31/03/13
Fishing has still been sporadic but we did manage to host the UKGameanglers site day as well as a few brave souls through the week. A.Hill had the biggest fish at 7lbs12ozs and the biggest bag went to B.Lamb,5 fish 18lbs 4ozs. I think we might have to have a new report criteria of most fish caught on a sporting ticket and this week it would definitely go to Rob Frame who released 23, closely followed by Andy Richmond who was also in to the 20s on the GA site visit. Flies of the week were Cats whiskers,Yellow Dancer, Viva and Green Fritz
Week 7 and 8
There have been so few fishable days that it is not worth reporting!!
Talking to a fellow farmer in the mart the other day, he pointed out that the last spell of decent weather we had was this time last year!! But there seems no end to the miserable spell that we have had since and consistent fishing seems impossible. It has made getting the stocking right very hard. Committing to another £1000 worth of fish when you are only managing a handful of fishermen a couple of day of the week is hard. But what the hell, in a misplaced period of optimism we restocked!! With the cold temperatures the shallow water has been fishing best with mini cat's, blood worms Montanas and Dawson's Olive fishing best. B.Close caught the best Bag of the week;4 fish 15lbs 6ozs and N.Davison recorded the biggest fish with a 7lb Brown. (It might be the one pictured on the Face book page,follow the link at the top of the page)
Week 5: 03/03/13
The trouble with this time of year is that if it is nice and sunny,it means high pressure,clear nights and freezing temperatures.One or two fishermen turned up on beautiful clear days to find the lake frozen but when fishing was possible fish were caught. J.Lumsden had the biggest fish at6 lbs and the biggest bag was 12lbs 4ozs for 4 fish caught by B.Johnson. Dawsons Olive,Cats whiskers,blood worms and Diawl Bachs were the patterns of the week.
Week 4: 24/02/13
The winter returned with a vengance with 3 days fishable between the blizzards and the ice and only 9 fishermen made it up to Langley. The biggest bag of the week inspite of the conditions was 4 fish weighing in at 13lbs 2ozs caught by L.Ormston. The biggest fish was 7lbs 9ozs falling to J.Richardson. Flies of the week were Cats whiskers, orange Fritz Dawsons Olive and Blood worm.Lets hope for some warmer weather.
Week 3: 17/02/13
A welcome respite from the winter wetness and it seemed that (if only for a brief moment) Spring was in the air! Maybe the fish felt it too as Walter Robson caught and released a remarkable 26 fish on a 6 hour sporting ticket this week. The biggest bag of the week was 14lb for 5 fish caught by D. Maddox and week 3's biggest fish was caught by K. Dinsdale at 5lb. The flies of the week were Cat's whiskers, Blood worm, Hare's ear and Damsel.
Week 2: 10/02/13
The first full week of being open but still only 4 fishable days thanks to the miserable weather. Those brave enough to wade were lucky to escape frostbite but fish were still caught especially on the west side of the lake. The biggest fish of the week was caught by Simon Nicols at 8lbs, the biggest bag was 15lbs for 5 fish caught by D.Parker. Cats whiskers,orange Fritz and Dawsons were the most effective patterns.
Week 1: 03/02/13
We opened on Thursday 1st and managed three days of fishing before the return of the snow and gales. In the first three days fishing was good Gareth Tilley and Guy Nichoson both fishing on 6 hour sporting tickets landed 24 and 16 fish respectively. The biggest fish caught was an 8lb 4oz rainbow falling to Gordon Swain. Biggest bag of the week was 13lbs 6 oz for 4 fish recorded by R.Jones. Flies of the week were orange Cats ,Fritz,Dawsons and seasonally Jack Frost!! Cooksons Bay fished particularly well from the boats.
Week 42: 18/11/12
Trevor Robson recorded the biggest bag of the week with 4 fish weighing in at 16lbs 9ozs. J.Smith had the fish of the week 6lbs 8ozs. The shallower water around the reeds has been fishing the best. Effective flies this week were Pink Fritz, white Lures,Dawsons Olive and Blood worms.
Week 41: 11/11/12
The biggest fish this week was a 9lb 4oz rainbow returned by Neil Urwin. B.Hodgson recorded a good bag of 5 fish at 19lbs 6ozs. The lake continues to fish well despite the lateness of the season and fish are still being taken on dry flies for short spells of the day.Along with the dries,buzzers,cormorants,small bloodworms and Dawsons olive have all proved effective
Week 40: 04/11/12
Folowing a stocking which included some really nice large Browns, J.Scott caught the Fish of the week a 7lbs 4oz Brown which he returned. B.Nicholson had top bag with 3 fish at 12lbs 2 ozs . Dawsons,Cats whiskers, Blood worms and orange Fritz were the flies of the week.
Week 39: 28/10/12
The fish of the week was a 7lbs 4oz rainbow caught by R.Webb.The biggest bag was for 3 fish only weighing 12lbs 6ozs caught by J.Coulson. Despite the short days there have been a steady stream of fishermen with a couple of bigger parties getting up and the lake is stocked again.Flies of the week were Cat's Whiskers,Dawsons, Cormorant and Montanas.
Week 38: 21/10/12
Biggest fish of the week was 8lbs 8ozs caught by G.Green. The biggest bag went to T.Close with 5 fish weighing in at 17lbs 10ozs. The flies of the week were Dawsons ,Montanas,Buzzers and Black dry flies,with fish still being taken on the surface despite the cooling temperatures. A further stock went in this week.
Week 37: 14/10/12
The biggest Fish of the week was again just over 7lbs caught by M.Bull on a black Buzzer. G.Tilley had great sport fishing on a catch and release ticket he returned 16 fish in his 4 hour session mainly caught on a Dawsons Olive. The biggest bag of the week was 14lbs 8ozs for 4 fish caught by H.Storey.
Week 36: 07/10/12
The biggest fish of the week was caught by J.Davison and weighed 7lbs 6ozs.The biggest bag was recorded by A.Rawlings, 3 fish totalling 12lbs 10ozs . Flies of the week Buzzers,Black wet flies,Hare's ears and Yellow Dancers.
Week 35: 30/09/12
Not sure if this is the right report for this week!! But Gareth Tilley had the biggest Fish with a 8lb Tiger on A pheasant tail nymph. The biggest bag was caught by H.Robinson 16lbs for 5 fish. The killing patterns were Cat's whiskers, Black Fritz,Montana,and Dawsons.
Week 34: 23/09/12
A wild windy week (as per usual) was finished off with the second visit of the Gameanglers. This time the lads were raising money for the NSPCC as well as having a good craic and a bit of fishing. Sadly I didnt get to catch up with them but despite an easterly wind (good for neither man or beast) they all managed to catch fish and enjoy their day.£255 was raised for the NSPCC so a good day all round. Fish of the week was 11lbs 3ozs caught by S.Keeney and the biggest bag was 15lbs 8ozs for 4 fish caught by Gary Willis. Flies this week; White Fritz ,Hare's Ear, Dawsons ,Montanas and Hoppers.
Week 33: 16/09/12
Continuing the brief notes the biggest fish this week was 9lbs 8ozs released by S.Jones .The biggest bag of the week was another 3 fish bag ,this one weighing in at 14lbs 4ozs caught by S.Robson. Flies of the week were Black Peacock,White Fritz,Buzzers and Corrmorants.
Week 32: 09/09/12
Excuse the rather brief reports but I've fallen behind recently and am catching up 4 weeks at once!! D.Storey returned the 2 biggest fish of the week at 11lbs and 9lbs. Ray Fothergill had the biggest bag of the week with 4 fish at 14lbs 8ozs. Flies of the week were Hare's Ears, Buzzers Daddys and White Fritz.
Week 31: 02/09/12
Biggest fish of the week fell to Ian Bell at 7lbs 10oz .K.Hughes had the biggest bag of the week at 12lbs 9oz for 3 fish. Flies of he week were Black Hopper, Montanas, Cats Whiskers and Dawsons.
Disabled Day 01/09/12
Our annual disabled day took place on Saturday 1st. As always it was well organised by Dave Carrick who has been behind this event for probably at least 20 years and the anglers love it. Unfortunately one bus had mechanical failure so we were a few down on normal but 14 anglers ,families,friends and helpers attended and had one of their best years ever with 45 fish recorded,one brownie returned and a few perch dispatched. The biggest fish of the day was a 5lb rainbow caught by Ken Armstrong and the biggest bag went to Ray Armstrong at 13lbs 4 ozs. The day was topped off with a buffet at the W.M.C in Haydon Bridge
Week 30: 26/08/12
As we approach our annual disabled day stocking is always a challenge. This is the only day of the year we allow non fly fishing and if we overstock the fish tend to get ahammering,under stock and it spoils this special day.See next weeks report to see if we got it right!!. This week has fished fairly well.The usual 2012c weather of showers with occasional sunny spells continued and it was the Sporting tickets who seemed to have really scored. Adam Calvin from Cramlington in particular did well returning 14 fish including a 10lb fish and 3 around the 7lbs mark.S.Jones returned a slightly smaller fish at 9lbs 8ozs The biggest bag of the week was 5 fish at 18lbs 14ozs caught by Tom Blaylock. Flies of the week were Small Cats ,Orange Fritz, Black Hoppers and Shipmans.
Langley is definitely not fishing quite as well as we would like or expect considering the amount of fish going in. Heavy showers have discoloured the water and high temperatures have kept the fish down but when things are more settled Black Peacocks and small black patterns with a turn of silver at the tail have been doing well, small cats whiskers,hoppers and damsel nymphs have also been catching.And if the water is really discoloured then orange lures have picked up the occasional fish. The biggest fish this week was 6lbs 11ozs caught by B.Robinson and the biggest bag was 5 fish at 15lbs 8ozs caught by S.Jackson.
As this is especially important to us I just thought I would give it a separate report: We had 13 entrants for the junior competition which included all ages 11 boys and 2 girls. This year for the first time they were competing for the Ken Hooper Memorial Cup (kindly donated by Ken's family) . The conditions on the whole were good, warm and overcast but as often happens at Langley there was a slightly challenging westerly wind. The young anglers coped well with the conditions but struggled to hit fish despite quite a few fish moving just below the surface. As many more experienced fishermen will sympathise with the juniors worked their way through the fly box with limited success..Only 5 of them hit fish although some of them caught more than their 2 fish for the competition, one of them taking his 2 fish and then catching 2 bigger ones which he had to return!!. The winner was Hugh Nevin from Newbrough 2 fish, 4lbs 11oz,followed by Bradley Mackie 2 fish, 4lbs 9ozs,Nathan Bryant 2 fish, 4lbs 5ozs , Steven Keeney, biggest fish of the day 2lbs 8ozs and Callum Young 2lbs 2ozs. All competitors recieved prizes,the final 7 prizes being decided by a raffle. Thanks to all those who supported the event giving up their time and especially to those who provided prizes. Photos on Facebook.
The lake has been fishing really well again after all the rain with plenty of good sized stock fish being caught.The biggest fish of the week was a 7lb 10oz rainbow caught by T.Griffiths and the biggest bag was 17lbs 11oz for 5 fish caught by B. Forster. Flies catching this week were Hoppers Small Cats whiskers,Buzzers Shipmans and a selection of Dry Flies.
Week 27: 05/08/12
Fishing has been steady with fish being slightly easier to catch and this has been reflected in the fact that this weeks biggest bag is for 5 fish, weighing in at 19lbs 6oz and falling to the rod of L.Rose, the biggest fish of the week was a 9lb 10oz rainbow caught by D.Crossman. The better conditions also account for the fact that some of the most effective flies were dries along with Damsels, Hare's Ears and small Cats whiskers.
Week 26: 29/07/12
Showery conditions have not improved the fishing greatly with the general feedback being "hard work" but on the whole rewarding and the fish continue to fight well maybe not as well as the angler who hooked a bungee thought after 20 minutes pulling backwards and forwards !!! Some great fish have gone in recently and the average weight is up but nothing massive has been stocked. The fish of the week was a 7lbs 12oz rainbow caught by Jim Ashton and the difficult conditions are reflected by the fact that the biggest bag was for only 3 fish which weighed in at 13lbs 3oz caught by A.Scott. Flies of the week were Black Shipman's, Small cats whiskers,small Dawsons and Buzzers
Week 25: 22/07/12
Slightly kinder weather conditions,occasional showers instead of prolonged rain!! has not helped the fishing with fish proving harder to catch than of late. R.Harvey had the biggest fish of the week on a catch and release ticket,the returned fish was an 8lb 20z Blue trout. I.Lamb recorded the heaviest bag at 13lbs 10ozs for 4 fish. this weeks flies were Shipmans Damsel Cats whiskers and Cormorants.
The observant among you may notice that week 23 was a very short week that is because evidently Fred's reports to me are Sunday to Sunday where as I thought they were Thursday to Thursday. So we have corrected things!! Bigest fish this week was a nice rainbow of 8lbs 10ozs caught by B.Ashton .The heaviest bag recorded was L.Taylor's 18lbs 4oz.Flies of the week, Black Shipman,Montana,small Hare's ear and Cat's Whisker.I am looking for any good photos to add to the gallery,the best photo submitted by the end of the year will win a half day with use of a boat for the succesful photographer. Please submit your photos by the contact page or by facebook (follow the link above).
Sometimes when writing these reports it al feels a bit repetitive,that can be because Fred and I have mixed up the paper and I am writing a previous weeks report!! but mostly it is because my attempts to report on the weather all end up being about the rain. One of my neighbouring farmers who is well in his eighties was telling me he thought it was the wettest year he could remember but that when he started farming all the older farmers used to say that 1912 was the worst year ever. So 100 years on and nothing changes ,wet,wet,wet. Fish wise P.Edwards had 2 nice fish around the 7lb mark and M.Devine had the biggest bag at 20lbs 3ozs for 5 fish. Flies of the week Blood worm, Montana,Damsels,Hoppers and Diawl Bachs.
Unbelivably it keeps on getting wetter but numbers have been holding up well. Joe Read landed the biggest fish of the week at 7lbs 11ozs. The biggest bag was 4 fish caught by Alfie Urwin weighing in at 15lbs 8ozs. Flies this week include Damsel nymphs,Bibio,Buzzers and Muddlers.Any younger anglers (under16s)check out the competitions page or Facebook(See link above) for details on the junior competition August 13th Get your name down you won't leave empty handed.
So the weather continues wet and overcast, not bad fishing weather between the showers!! Nothing exciting to report this week.Top fish was an 8lb 12oz rainbow caught by T.Moore and the biggest bag was 13lbs 4ozs for 3 fish caught by P.Wright .The flies of the week were bibio ,Hares ear ,Cats whiskers and as usual for the time of the year buzzers and dry flies have also been catching fish.
Week 20: 21/06/12
Please see last weeks comments.I can however comment on the last few days.... its been wet,again. I see from the facebook page that Darren Slaughter enjoyed a good day landing 14 fish and thoroughly enjoying his sport.He didn't make top bag or fish though.Those honours this week went to S.Armstrong biggest fish 8lbs 3ozs and A.Adams with a bag of 19lbs 10oz for 5 fish. K.Soarle returned 15 fish so yet again poor weather has led to good fishing.Flies this week Black Hopper,Bibio, May fly,Buzzers and Dry flies.
Week 19: 14/06/12
I've been away for 10 days so apologies for the late report and I can't comment on the weather although I gather that its been wet!! Well that's a surprise. Fred reports that the lake continues to fish well with fish taking a good mixture of flies and at all levels i.e on the top and deep on the same day,so things should have been easy then!! Neil Urwin from Barrasford took the biggest fish of the week at 7lbs on an olive CDC and reported that he had had great sport. The biggest bag went to Bob Todd fishing a black buzzer,5 fish for 16lbs. A CDC is a new one on me but having googled it,it evidently is French and stands for Cul de Canard which tanslates as Duck's bottom referring to the particularly bouyant feathers from the rear of a duck that it is tied with,so there you go.
Week 18: 07/06/12
A cooler wetter week has made fishing a little easier, with plenty of fish showing on the surface and some falling to dry flies. Hare's ear, Bibio, Pheasant tail nymphs and Black Beetles have all done well. The lake has been fairly busy over the bank holiday, the biggest fish caught was 9lbs 4ozs landed by D.Morris. L.Newton had the biggest bag of the week,5 fish for 17lbs 6ozs
Week 17: 01/06/12
So goodbye May and the end of a very mixed month, 3 weeks rain one week sunshine. This week the heat still dominated,on Sunday we hosted the Hoyn'hope and the ladies from Fishing for Everyone but it was a day for topping up tans not fishing and whilst the water remained hot slow and deep was the best bet for catching fish.K.Harvey stole all the honours this week with the biggest bag of 21lbs 9oz containing the biggest fish of the week a 10lb 8oz rainbow and a 6lb 4oz Blue. A cats whisker fished as slow and deep as possible is the pattern of the week, other succesful patterns were Black nymphs,Diawl backs and a first mention this year for Shipmans. Happy Jubillee holidays to you all
Week 16: 25/05/12
Apologies if you were the catcher of the biggest fish or the biggest bag, but with the improvement in the weather I have been flat out on the farm and managed to lose Fred's notes before finding time to write the report!! In general a pick up in the weather has not been reflected in the catches and whilst we we've been basking in red hot temperatures so have the fish, the water temperature rose to over 20 celsius and the fish have been very hard to catch.
Week 15: 18/05/12
So wet seems to be the only thing one can say about May this year, I can't remember when we last had a dry day and a good day seems to be light rain and showers rather than continuous heavy rain. But as mentioned last week those who have braved the weather have been rewarded, most notably T.Mason who has been up the last 2 Thursdays and consistently caught fish. Last week he weighed in 5 fish at 17lbs 4ozs and returned 10 and today he repeated the feat with 5 fish at 17lbs and a further 10 returned. Last Friday a small party from the GA forum (see useful links page) made the journey northwards and despite the miserable conditions enjoyed good sport. Rob Frame and Stewart Younger opting to take a boat landed 25 fish between them,see their reports of the day on the Gameangler site. Peter Pattinson had a good day fishing on a 6 hour sporting ticket he landed 13 fish including a 3lb 8oz blue trout. The main event over the weekend was the Northumberland Salmon and Trout Association Pairs competition. This was won by Philip Wanless and Graham McFad with a combined bag of 26lbs 6oz, second was Chris Richardson and John Little 24lbs 3oz and third pair Gavin Breeze and Rory Noble with a combined bag of 19lbs.Chris Richardson recorded the biggest fish at 7lbs 10oz. Other big bags recorded this week were topped by B.Middleton 3 fish at 14lbs 9oz.
Well I thought the last few weeks were wet but Thursday and Friday topped previous downpours.Yet again those fishermen who have braved the weather have been rewarded with good sport and limit bags,but more of that in next weeks report.Top bag and top fish of the week went to A.Bond, a 6lb 6oz fish helped him to a 18lb limit bag. A.Calvin landed a lovely over wintered brown trout,you are now allowed to keep one brown per bag and this one weighed in at 4lb 7oz.Pictures will be available in the gallery shortly and on Facebook.
Week 13: 04/05/12
Into May and the weather shows no sign of improvement. The main event this week was the Egger competition,in which 20 plus rods braved the near artic conditions to compete for the biggest bag and biggest fish prizes. Our own Fred White came somewhere in mid table,regular Peter Gilchrist last year's winner finished second in the largest bag but this years winner was W.Bateman with a bag of 16lbs. Jonny Dodd, who has fished Langley since he was a boy, caught the biggest fish at 7lbs 8oz. Cookson's Bay was again the hotspot with a bitterly cold east wind, and lures was the order of the day with fish lying deep.
Week 12: 27/04/12
Not that long ago I was worrying about water levels and a drought now we've got the valve fully open and we're worried about flooding!! But despite, or perhaps because of, fewer fishermen braving the weather, catches have been good. J.Anderson had the fish of the week with a respectable 8lbs 4oz fish and D.Young weighed in the biggest bag at 16lbs 2oz for 4 fish. The lake has fished consistently well .Flies of the week are Gold ribbed hares ear, Montanas, Blood worms, Black Fritz and the ever popular buzzers. Sunday is booked up with the annual visit of the Egger fishing club 8am until 4 pm
Week 11: 21/04/12
A cooler, showery, quieter week with quite a few limit bags but mainly stock fish coming out.The biggest fish this week was a 7lb 12oz rainbow falling to P Sharp. The biggest bag of the week was a respectable 18lbs 4oz from J.Graham. Successful fly patterns were similar to previous weeks with Buzzers,Dawsons and a selection of nymphs and dry flys all doing well.
Week 10: 14/04/12
Biggest fish of the week 8lb 10oz caught by Mr. P. Webster, biggest bag was 17lb 4oz for 5 fish caught by T. Common. Been some good hatches of black gnats with dry flies taken off the top. The best flies this week are cats whisker, black gnats, hares ear, blood worm and the lake will be stocked again this week.
Week 9: 04/04/12
Mr. R.Cooper had the biggest fish this week at 7 3/4lb and the biggest bag went to D.Millican with 14 1/2lb for 4 fish. With the weather being as good, there was a big hatch of black buzzers and black dries. The best flies this week have been black fritz, black buzzers, bibio, hares ear and diawl bachs. Putting a big stock of fish in this week. Hope the snow will be gone by the weekend and we will return to the great fishing, where floating lines will be successful.
Biggest fish of the week was 8lb 15ozs, caught by mark wilson, another cracking overwintered fish. With the biggest bag of 14lb 8ozs for 3 fish going to geoff rose. With the weather being as bright, most of the fish have gone down deep, so intermediates or floating lines with a long leader are doing the best. the best flies this week have been: black fritz, red diawl bachs, montanas and buzzers.
Another glorious week for the time of year brought the anglers out in numbers. Peter Crowe topped the returns with a 15lb 8oz fish caught on a Zonka.The over wintered fish was in great shape for the time of year (pictures to follow.) Excluding this monster, the biggest bag of the week went to Ian Robson with 14lb 6oz for 4 fish caught mainly on buzzers. Other successful patterns this week included Red Diawl Backs, Yellow Dancers, Green Nymphs and Buzzers.
A busy weekend started with the site day for Gameanglers forum on Saturday. Conditions weren't perfect with a stiff west wind making casting difficult in places and the boats had a distinct advantage. Jim Tuck, Gameanglers new sponsor, was in the thick of the action as usual and all the lads caught some fish including a nice brownie of about 3 to 4lbs returned by T.C.
On Sunday it was the turn of the Troutmaster finalists. Unfortunately due to a variety of reasons we only had 6 involved in the fish off to go through to the final at Graffham, and the winner was...... Andy Campbell with a bag total of 15lbs 8oz for 5 fish, 4 out of the 6 had limit bags, so well done Andy and hope you get down to the final and represent Langley.
Biggest fish this week came from R. Noble caught on a Cats whisker, fishing on a sporting ticket. It weighed in at 12lbs and gave Mr. Noble the biggest bag of the week at 20lbs 8oz for 4 fish.
Flies; successful flies this week were much the same as last week, cats whiskers, Bibio, Dawl back, Buzzers and blood worms all proving killers.
A mixed week weather wise saw some busy days and some quiet ones. The fishing was similarly up and down but yet again T. Mason was back in the fish with a cracking 8lb fish giving him the weeks biggest bag for the second week in a row at 18lb 8oz for his 4 fish. His big fish was topped by Lawrence Seddon from Bedlington who landed a 9lb fish. Succesful Flies included Dawsons, Black Fritz, Bibio, Montana and Buzzers.
We have been lucky enough to enjoy some really good days. Highlight of the week was undoubtedly a 17lb 2oz fish caught by Aaron McGowan from Newcastle. Fred reckons that this was a fish that went in 2 years ago although some have disputed that. It was in remarkably good condition for the time of year and fought well. The biggest bag of the week, excluding the above mentioned fish, came from T. Mason who netted 4 fish for 14lbs. The lake was busy and fished well with most anglers enjoying some sport, some of those on sporting tickets returning up to 20 fish. Effective Flies this week included mini cats whiskers, Black fritz, buzzers and the normal lures.
Week 3: 24/02/12
Although the weather has greatly improved fishing has still been hard work with high winds to contend with. In spite of this most fishermen have been catching fish. The picture shows one of two 17lb plus fish being stocked this week. See the gallery for more pictures,
As we enter week two the big freeze continues. We haven't had any chance of fishing, with most (if not all) the dam frozen. Any eskimoes out there ring Fred!!
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