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Old 25-02-2010, 01:41 PM   #1
Hury Reservoir, Durham
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Read Weekly Hury Reservoir Fishing reports.

Hury Size and Location: 125 acres (50h), Max Depth 90 feet (28m). Grid Ref: NY960 193.




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Default Superb start to the 2010 season at Hury Reservoir!

Hury Reservoir Report from Northumbrian Water: Week Ending March 14th

Number of anglers - week 44
Number of trout taken - week 269
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 269
Rod average - week 6.1
Best trout- week 4lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 1200
Total number of anglers to date 44
Total number of fish caught to date 269
Largest trout of the season so far 4lb
Seasonal rod average 6.1

Weekly Ranger’s review:

Fishery Headline: Better than the average average!

A bumper opening weekend at fly only Hury with more than half of the anglers managing to take limit catches, giving an amazing rod average of 6.1!

Sinking lines and lures were the order of the day for most as the fish remained quite deep most of the time due to the cold water temperatures. Adam Train used this tactic to good effect, taking a very nice limit including fish of 3 and 4lb, mainly falling to Cats Whisker style patterns.

The white post, North shore Reed Beds and Corporal hill have been real hot spots, with many anglers reporting double hook ups in these areas.

With milder weather forecast prospects for the coming week look excellent and there is a chance we may even see the first hatches of small black buzzer which should bring the fish higher in the water to feed and give anglers their first taste of surface sport for the 2010 season.

Best flies:
Cats Whisker, Black Fritz, Various coloured Nomads, Dawsons Olive.

Best areas:
White Post, North Shore Reed beds, Corporal Hill.

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Old 23-03-2010, 03:40 PM
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Default Hury Reservoir Northumbrian Water Report 21st March 2010

Weekly Ranger’s review: Brace of Blues for Bill

The first week of fishing has provided some fantastic sport, with Bill Harvey taking four Rainbows and two immaculate Blues of 3lb and 4lb 8oz.

Some anglers have been taking fish on wet flies near the surface but the majority of fish have remained deeper with lures on medium sink lines being the most successful method.

As with neighbouring Grassholme, the changeable wind directions have kept the fish on the move this week, with the downwind banks being the more reliable areas. Anglers who were prepared to remain mobile and look for the fish have enjoyed better results.

Best flies:
Orange Nomad, Dawson’s Olive, Cats Whiskers and Kate McLaren.

Best areas:
West End Boil Pipe, Corporal Hill and North Shore.

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Old 29-03-2010, 04:23 PM
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Default Hury Reservoir Northumbrian Water Report 26th March 2010

Number of anglers - week 54
Number of trout taken - week 223
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 223
Rod average - week 4
Best trout- week 5lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 150
Total number of anglers to date 141
Total number of fish caught to date 660
Largest trout of the season so far 5lb
Seasonal rod average 4.6

Weekly Ranger’s review:

Fishery Headline: “Reed beds for reel action”

This week saw the first of the small black buzzer hatches and although there wasn’t much in the way of rising fish, they were certainly feeding on them deeper down with some superb catches including several over wintered fish, taken on Nymph/Buzzer patterns fished very slowly on a long leader. The shallower areas have been the best for this method with the reed beds on the North Shore seeing the best of the action.

Lure tactics have continued to be productive as well as some good fish have been taken around the disabled platform at Corporal Hill on patterns such as Cats Whiskers and Dawson’s Olive.


Best flies:
Diawl Bachs, Black Buzzer, Black Boobies, Cats Whiskers and Dawson’s Olive.

Best areas:
North Shore reed beds, Newhouse Bay and Corporal Hill.

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Old 06-04-2010, 06:10 PM
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Default Hury Reservoir Northumbrian Water Report 2nd April 2010

Number of anglers - week 53
Number of trout taken - week 138
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 138
Rod average - week 2.6
Best trout- week 3lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 200
Total number of anglers to date 194
Total number of fish caught to date 798
Largest trout of the season so far 5lb
Seasonal rod average 4.1

Weekly Ranger’s review:

Fishery Headline: THE FISH ARE UP!
As spring finally begins, the insect life has now been woken and we have seen the first good rises of the year as the trout begin to look to the surface for food.

Small Black Hoppers and Bibios fished on a floating line have produced some excellent sport, with a number of the over wintered fish beginning to feature in catches.

The hot sports remain the same as last week as the buzzers continue to hatch over the shallower areas such as off the point of Corporal Hill and the Reed Beds Bay.

Orange Nomads and Black Fritz are still working well, especially in the mornings with the disabled platform to the white post being the best area for this method.


Best flies:
Bibio, Black Hopper, Black Buzzer and Orange Nomad.

Best areas:
Corporal Hill, White Post and North Shore Reed Beds.

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Old 13-04-2010, 11:01 AM
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Default Hury Reservoir Fishing Report: Week Ending April 9, 2010 from Northumbrian Water

Number of anglers - week 62
Number of trout taken - week 280
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 280
Rod average - week 4.5
Best trout- week 3lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 200
Total number of anglers to date 256
Total number of fish caught to date 1078
Largest trout of the season so far 5lb
Seasonal rod average 4.2

Weekly Rangerís review:

Fishery Headline: Rainbows Shine through April Showers

Anglers have enjoyed some fantastic consistent early season sport this week with an excellent rod average of 4.5 fish per rod prospects are looking good.
The week started wet but soon brightened up and the fish responded by rising to hatching buzzers most days. With some great surface sport on offer as expected floating or intermediate lines have been the most productive.
The fish are spread well around the reservoir with limits being taken from both North and South shores. Anglers who have kept on the move and travelled light have enjoyed the best of the sport this week.

Mr M Young caught the best rainbow of the week a fine fin perfect specimen of 3lb 8oz.


Best flies:
Bibio, Black Hopper, Black Buzzer, small fritz cats whisker.

Best areas:
All areas producing well

Ranger:
David Bramfitt

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Old 20-04-2010, 05:40 PM
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Default Hury Reservoir Fishing Report: Week Ending April 16, 2010 from Northumbrian Water

Number of anglers - week 97
Number of trout taken - week 469
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 469
Rod average - week 4.8
Best trout- week 7lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 180
Total number of anglers to date 353
Total number of fish caught to date 1,547
Largest trout of the season so far 8lb 11oz
Seasonal rod average 4.4

Weekly Ranger’s review:

Fishery Headline: Crook angler’s steal the show

A superb week with fish continuing to feed from the surface due to some of the best early hatches of black buzzer we have seen for some years.
The over wintered fish are beginning to gain weight now and some beautiful fully finned specimens were taken this week.

Crook anglers Paul Milburn and Kevin Scott had a fantastic day targeting these resident fish off the North Shore reed beds, taking seven super fish each with Paul landing the biggest rainbow of the season so far at 8lb 11oz and Kevin taking two pristine blues of 3lb.

Their successful tactics were a floating line with a small ginked up Bibio on the top dropper, a size twelve black nymph in the middle and a size ten black buzzer on the point.

Andrew Scott and Phil Green both took limit catches from the Corporal Hill area in the Troutmasters fish off on Tuesday with Andrew being the eventual winner with a total weight of just under 19lb which included a nice 5lb 8oz rainbow.

Ben Carvey fished well to win the junior section, taking his winning catch from the Newhouse Bay point.


Best flies:
Bibio, Kate Mclaren, Black Buzzer, Cats Whisker, Clan Chief, Black Hoppers.

Best areas:
Corporal Hill, North Shore Reed Beds, White Post.

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Old 27-04-2010, 01:43 PM
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Default Hury Reservoir Fishing Report: Week Ending April 23, 2010 from Northumbrian Water

Number of anglers - week 68
Number of trout taken - week 333
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 333
Rod average - week 4.89
Best trout- week 5lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 180
Total number of anglers to date 421
Total number of fish caught to date 1,880
Largest trout of the season so far 8lb 11oz
Seasonal rod average 4.4

Weekly Rangerís review:

Fishery Headline: Dryís on the menu

Hury continues to provide some excellent and consistent sport for the fly enthusiast as once again anglers have enjoyed another exceptional weeks sport.

The milder conditions have seen the trout feeding hard in the top layers of water and even taking dries on occasions. The more favourable weather has also seen an increase in the amount of terrestrial insects on the wing which are providing an additional food choice for the fish as they are blown onto the water.

Not surprisingly with both sub surface and surface action anglers have chosen to use floating lines. The majority of the fish are falling to traditional wet fly patterns and buzzers, with dries such as Hoppers and Sedges also worth a try.
For the lure anglers the best area has been around the white post with a Cats Whisker proving the most reliable choice.




Best flies:
Bibio, Kate Mclaren, Black Buzzer, Cats Whisker, Clan Chief, Black Hoppers.

Best areas:
Corporal Hill, North Shore Reed Beds, White Post.

Ranger:
David Bramfitt

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Default Hury Reservoir Report from Northumbrian Water: Week Ending April 30, 2010

Number of anglers - week 78
Number of trout taken - week 315
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 315
Rod average - week 4.0
Best trout- week 5lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 200
Total number of anglers to date 499
Total number of fish caught to date 2,195
Largest trout of the season so far 8lb 11oz
Seasonal rod average 4.4


Weekly Ranger’s review:

Fishery Headline: Mad March Browns


Hury continues to fish very well as the favourable conditions at the moment have seen fish rising nearly every day.
There were some prolific hatches of March Browns at the start of the week which resulted in some tremendous sport for a few days with the rod average over five during this period.
Many of our anglers did not have a March Brown imitation in their box however they improvised to very good effect by using various Daddy and Mayfly patterns.
Buzzers have continued to hatch too and the shallower areas have fished consistently well with a team of small black super glue buzzers drifted around with the wind.



Best flies:
Foam Daddy, Kate Mclaren, Black Buzzer, Zulu, Black Hoppers.

Best areas:
Corporal Hill, North Shore Reed Beds, White Post.

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Default Hury Fishing report Week ending 14/05/10

Weekending: 14/05/10

Number of anglers - week51
Number of trout taken - week214
Number of trout returned - week0
Total number of trout caught - week214
Rod average - week4.2
Best trout- week4lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week200
Total number of anglers to date 600
Total number of fish caught to date2,552
Largest trout of the season so far8lb 11oz
Seasonal rod average 4.3

Weekly Rangerís review:

Fishery Headline: Hawthorn Heaven

The warmer Westerly winds have returned at last bringing the fish back to feed at the surface.
Hawthorn flies have been featuring heavily on the troutís menu especially during the latter part of the week when large numbers of these insects were blown onto the water from the surrounding vegetation.
The fish were quick to take advantage of this and anglers enjoyed some fantastic sport with rising fish around the margins.
The Corporal Hill and New House Bay areas have fished consistently throughout the week with many of the bigger Rainbows being taken from these locations.
Prospects for the coming week are very good as the Hawthorns continue to hatch along with the ever present Black Buzzers and the first of the sedges beginning to emerge too.


Best flies:
Black Hopper, Black CDCís, Diawl Bachs, Various Hawthorn imitations and Catís Whisker.

Best areas:
Corporal Hill, New House Bay, West End Boil Pipe and White Post

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