Fly Fishing Forums

Go Back   Fly Fishing Forums > Where to Fish/Fishery Reports, Conditions and Updates > UK Stillwater Updates > English Stillwater Trout Fisheries
Forums Register Blogs FAQ Members List Social Groups Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Share LinkBack Article Tools Display Modes
Old 25-02-2010, 01:39 PM   #1
Balderhead Reservoir, Durham
TroutAtlas TroutAtlas is offline 25-02-2010, 01:39 PM

Balderhead Reservoir, Durham - wild brown trout fishing.

Last edited by cb; 08-04-2013 at 08:53 AM..

Join Date: Feb 2010
TroutAtlas is on a distinguished road
Posts: 523
TroutAtlas is offline  
Views: 4301
Reply With Quote
Old 16-04-2010, 03:14 PM
RideTheZephyr's Avatar
RideTheZephyr RideTheZephyr is offline
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Middlesbrough
Posts: 277
RideTheZephyr is on a distinguished road
Default Balderhead Co Durham.

Hi all, just wondered if anyone has fished Balderhead this season? I`m planning a trip ut there tomorrow and wondered if anyone could tip me off with some tactics, areas etc. Do you reckon it`s still a bit early in the season?

Any help greatly appreciated,
The tug is the drug.
Reply With Quote
Old 16-04-2010, 04:00 PM
cb cb is offline
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Cumbria
Posts: 1,549
Blog Entries: 2
cb will become famous soon enough

I think it might be lovely but lonely there this weekend!

Only a handfull of anglers out so far this season.

I would certainly try a black and peacock spider. I may go to Cow Green - wonderful but will be cool! The nesting birds up there at this time of year are amazing.

Here's the report for last week.


Fishery: Cow Green/Balderhead/Selset

Weekending: 09/04/10

Number of anglers - week Cow Green 2
Selset Closed
Balderhead 3

Total number of anglers to date All sites 5
Total number of Browns caught to date All sites 14
Seasonal rod average All sites 2.8
Reply With Quote
Old 30-06-2010, 06:43 PM
oisin oisin is offline
New Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1
oisin is on a distinguished road

Hi all.

I have been fishing Cow Green recently but am considering a change of scenery for my next trip out and was thinking of giving Balderhead a go.

Has anyone fished there recently?
If so any advice or comments would be appreciated.

How does the stock of fish compare to Cow Green?
How is it fishing at the moment?
Can I only purchase the day ticket from Grassholme?

Thanks in advance.
Reply With Quote
Old 13-07-2010, 02:48 PM
nwl nwl is offline
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 785
nwl is on a distinguished road

Hello, there hasn't been a vast amount of anglers on Balderhead of late but its been fishing very well to the fly for those who've been prepared to walk and cover the water.
Very much the same as Cow Green as far as fish and tactics are concerned, with the average size of fish in Balder maybe slightly bigger but not much.
Floating line with dries or small black wets have been working well for the past few weeks.
Reply With Quote

Article Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

LinkBacks (?)
LinkBack to this Thread:
Posted By For Type Date - balderhead Reservoir - This thread Refback 01-11-2011 04:53 PM
The Trout Atlas - Trout lakes of County Durham This thread Refback 16-06-2010 05:07 PM
The Trout Atlas - Trout lakes of County Durham This thread Refback 26-02-2010 02:38 PM

All times are GMT. The time now is 09:48 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
2006-2018 Fish&Fly Ltd