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Old 25-02-2010, 12:39 PM   #1
Waskerley Reservoir, Durham
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Due to holidays etc., haven't been up for 4 weeks but planning to go on Saturday.

Any reports on how it's fishing?? Has the recent return to cool North winds had much effect?
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Old 11-06-2010, 05:34 AM
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Good morning.

Going up to Waskerley tomomorrow.

Anyone got any recent experience - how is it fishing with the cooler N winds this week.

Note to Admin - This is a duplicate of a post I made yesterday that you moved into the English Stillwaters sub-forum. Please dont move this post as it's less likely it will be viewed and I'm after information today if possible. Thank you
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we fished it last week, 3 fish taken and 8 released between 2 of us


the fish taken were decent sized stocked, close to a pound and a half and good eating!

the fish released looked wilder to my eyes with deeper yellow bellies and were all 10 inches or under

south bank sandy bay area fished really well with lots of rises to small black dries, a couple of big fish were showing as well as theres a big gulley that holds a lot of minnows

there were fish close in as I fished up that south bank..the majority being smaller

north bank from the car park down to a bay where there a valve open always fishes better for me in the evening, I walk up to the open valve where it coming into the bay then walk back down to the trees and the dam wall, there was a lot of fish moving last week, again a lot will be small but I picked up a fish af about a pound in the bay next to the dam wall on teh north side with almost my last cast

wind can change a lot during the day, temerature probably wont be such a big factor as it being such a wild water that when theres any food available the fish seem to want to feed

have a quick look on google maps, its easy to identify incoming streams or water courses, they always seem to have fish about them (its very much like cow green in that respect)
but if you wish it regularly you know this already

basically we got nothing on wets or even small ace of spades on intermediates and everything came on small black dries on a floating line..didnt matter what we used, cdc's and small black hoppers/daddies down about a 16, takes were aggressive and we both lost fish getting snapped off

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Thanks for that gingernick. Excellent info.
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Thanks for that gingernick. Excellent info.
Listen to Howe's Fishing on Radio Newcastle tomorrow morning either before you set off or on the way up to Waskerley. The fishing has been superb.

Twitched dry sedges or Alders, on the top have done really well in the last week. Also sedge pupae just under. Size 12-14

Tight lines tomorrow mate.
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I found it hard going yesterday to start with. Nothing showing at first so I tried wets - nothing.
Switched to dries and got a fish first cast on an alder.
Rest of morning very frustating - lots of hits on the dries but no takes and no returns to the submerged flies following the hits. Probably using flies that were a tad too big but with quite a ripple on the water and my dodgy eyes I couldn't see the small stuff.
Caught a natural fly while eating my sandwich. My entomology is pants - it looked like a mayfly, perhaps a pond olive?? Had a pale, matt, yellowish body and 2 pronged long tail.
Nearest thing I had was a wet fly with a yellow wing and a 2 pronged tail.
Put that on and had 5 fish in next 2 hours and lost 4 at the net. Was also smashed by a big'un!!
Was a really nice day up there despite the strongish wind in the morning.
Spent a pleasant half hour with a coffee from the flask watching curlew, oystercatchers and whimbrel (one of my fave birds)......... very enjoyable.
Amazingly quiet today despite the canny weather. Only a handful of people out all day.
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Hi all

Was up last weekend for a few hrs, although the wind was up and clear bright sky still managed to c&r 4 nice browns around 1lb mark.Success came to zulu and invicta's. What a beautiful place and cracking fishing to go with it.
Any reports from the few days as I may try and squeeze a few hrs in over the weekend.

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Hi all

Was up last weekend for a few hrs, although the wind was up and clear bright sky still managed to c&r 4 nice browns around 1lb mark.Success came to zulu and invicta's. What a beautiful place and cracking fishing to go with it.
Any reports from the few days as I may try and squeeze a few hrs in over the weekend.

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Hi Pete and Don,
Its always worth a look at this website where a weekly review of North East angling, including Waskerley is posted.

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Anybody know who runs the fishing at Waskerley Reservoir now, would like contact details if any,
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