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Old 23-02-2010, 05:38 PM  
Derwent Reservoir, Durham. Fishing Reports
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Read weekly Derwent Reservoir Reports.

Derwent located five miles west of Consett once again kept up its reputation for being one of the most attended game fisheries in the country, attracting over 10,000 angler visits last year.

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Default Derwent Reservoir, Durham. Fishing Report April 30, 2017

Weekending: 30 April 2017

Number of anglers - week151
Number of trout taken - week404
Number of trout returned - week32
Total number of trout caught - week436
Rod average - week2.7
Best trout - week 3lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked900
Total number of anglers to date1,896
Total number of fish caught to date6,366
Largest trout of the season so far8lb 4oz
Seasonal rod average3.55

Fishery Headline: West is best!

Fish continue to defy the ranger’s efforts and insist on swimming west onto the shallow banks at Hunter House and west of the Sailing club. This is despite 900 fish being stocked near the Dam Wall and shows the powerful draw of the warmer, shallow areas where fish can feed in more comfort. Anglers who took the advice from the ranger team were not disappointed with some catches of up to 20lb taken off Hunter House point and from in front of the house. Ledgered Mice-tails has been the top bait all week and would appear that the extra movement of this bait is attracting more fish. Wayne Jobling took the heaviest fish of the week at just under 4lb. However, it was the tail of lost big fish over the weekend. Several anglers were snapped and one was lost at the net at Hunter House estimated to be in double figures. These big fish are proving quite a challenge to land and anglers must be prepared with a well set rig, strong knots and a well set reel clutch. Fly anglers again found most fish around Millshields and the sailing club although at the weekend the meadow fished well with intermediate lines and a bright lure an ideal offering. Paul Dunn from Shotley Bridge combined these methods perfectly to net a nice eight fish catch for 17lb. As water temperatures gradually rise we expect this fish to spread more evenly around the reservoir but until then, remember; west is best!

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/
Best flies: Dawson’s Olive, Orange Fritz, Cat’s Whisker, Black Fritz, Bibio, Black and Peacock, Black Pennell, Black Midge, Black Buzzer

Best baits: Mice-tails in orange/white and chartreuse/red with Trout Dip

Best areas: Hunter House, Pow Hill, Sailing club, Bay of Plenty, meadow

Ranger office: 01207 255250

Ranger: Chris Hodgson
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Default Derwent Reservoir Fishing Report May 7, 2017

Weekending: 07 May 2017

Number of anglers - week255
Number of trout taken - week653
Number of trout returned - week33
Total number of trout caught - week686
Rod average - week2.7
Best trout - week 5lb
Number of fish re-stocked700
Total number of anglers to date2,151
Total number of fish caught to date7,052
Largest trout of the season so far8lb 4oz
Seasonal rod average3.20

Fishery Headline: Hunter House hotspot

The cold east wind dominated proceedings for much of the week and reinforced the continued ‘west is best’ sport of recent weeks. Despite this, a healthy rod average of almost three fish per angler was achieved with Saturday the stand out day with lighter winds and good action in most areas. This included the first fence area where almost all anglers took limit catches of up to 18lb with ledgered Mice-tails continuing to be the most consistent bait. However, Hunter House is the must go to place at the moment with almost every angler taking a limit catch from the point throughout the week. Fly anglers were few and far between in such cold conditions although those who did venture out found fish keen to take on the shoulders of the Bay of Plenty and west of the Sailing club. A variety of methods have been working and anglers obviously need to adapt to the conditions, that said, the trustee intermediate line and black or orange Fritz does seem the most consistent.

NEWSFLASH – More double figure fish being introduced this week!

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/
Best flies: Dawson’s Olive, Orange Fritz, Cat’s Whisker, Black Fritz, Bibio, Black and Peacock, Black Pennell, Black Midge, Black Buzzer

Best baits: Mice-tails in orange/white and chartreuse/red with Trout Dip

Best areas: Hunter House, Pow Hill, Sailing club, Bay of Plenty

Ranger office: 01207 255250

Ranger: Chris Hodgson
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Default Derwent Reservoir, Durham. Fishing Report May 14, 2017

Weekending: 14 May 2017

Number of anglers - week227
Number of trout taken - week661
Number of trout returned - week37
Total number of trout caught - week698
Rod average - week3.1
Best trout - week 4lb 12oz
Number of fish re-stocked810
Total number of anglers to date2,378
Total number of fish caught to date7,750
Largest trout of the season so far8lb 4oz
Seasonal rod average3.25


Fishery Headline: Big fish beat anglers – so far!

The first notable fly hatch of the year started this week with the appearance of the hawthorn fly along with huge numbers of a black gnat type fly which had the trout splashing with excitement on the surface. This was most noticeable when the winds eased and a near flat calm descended on the reservoir early in the week and large splashy rises indicated fish gulping down this early season bonanza. The correct dry fly pattern was bringing instant results whilst traditional wet flies such as a Kate McLaren drifted round on breezier days usually resulted in a tight line. This should continue well into this week so why not try an afternoon permit and ensure you don’t miss this annual event! Multi bait anglers are still returning limit catches from the Hunter House area, mostly to ledger methods, although catches to float fished worm are increasing. The marks either side of the first fence remain as popular as ever and have also fished well this week. Keith Maxwell from Ovingham used ledgered tactics and chartreuse and orange PowerBait eggs with a feeder full of Magic Dust in this area and took a fine eight fish limit catch topped off with the latest £200 tagged fish, Keith’s smile was nearly as wide as the Dam Wall! This week saw the introduction of some muscular double figure fish which, at the time of writing, still remain uncaught. Could you land one?

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: Hawthorn patterns both dry & wet, Black Gnat, Kate McLaren, Black Pennell, Cat’s Whisker

Best baits: Ledgered mixed colours PowerBait eggs and feeder method, float fished worm and PowerBait cocktail

Best areas: Bait – Pow Hill to Hunter House, first to second fence
Fly – Millshield to Henry’s Plantation, west of the sailing club

Ranger office: 01207 255250

Ranger: Steven Bisset
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Default Derwent Reservoir Fishing Report May 21, 2017

Weekending: 21 May 2017

Number of anglers - week204
Number of trout taken - week802
Number of trout returned - week66
Total number of trout caught - week868
Rod average - week4.3
Best trout - week 8lb 11oz
Number of fish re-stocked900
Total number of anglers to date2,582
Total number of fish caught to date8,618
Largest trout of the season so far8lb 11oz
Seasonal rod average3.33

Fishery Headline: Bigger fish finally show up!

At long last we began to see some bigger fish finally hit the nets after some 20 large rainbows stocked so far this season up to around 12lb. Mr. J Aittis took the biggest fish of the season Monday weighing in at 8lb 11oz to be followed by Mr A Rutherford who netted a whopper at the weekend of 7lb 2oz on worm and red PowerBait eggs. Sean Kane also weighed in with a cracking 7lb 12oz rainbow Saturday on the fly fishing at Cronkley using an Olive Zonker. There were also some heavier eight fish catches recorded as bigger fish begin to react to the warmer water. Mr D Pearcy netted an eight fish 23lb catch to top an outstanding week with the rod average well over four fish per angler. It was noticeable that fish were caught in larger quantities all around the reservoir this week following a change in wind direction and much warmer conditions. Fly anglers are finding fish on the meadow and Cronkley using a variety of traditional techniques to great effect and bait anglers found all areas of the south side offering good sport with the first fence area fishing particularly well.

NEWSFLASH – Double stocking of over 1,000 fish this week!

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: Hawthorn, Black Gnat, Kate McLaren, Black Pennell, Olive Nymph

Best baits: Ledgered PowerBait eggs, float fished worm, Orange Mice-tails

Best areas: Bait – First Fence, Oak Tree, Hunter House
Fly – Meadow, Cronkley, north bank

Ranger office: 01207 255250

Ranger: Christopher Hodgson
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