Derwent Reservoir, Durham. Fishing Reports

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Fishery: Derwent reservoir Size: 1000 acres (405h), Max Depth 100 feet (31m)
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Weekending: 07/07/13

Number of anglers - week 339
Number of trout taken - week 1,030
Number of trout returned - week 30
Total number of trout caught - week 1,060
Rod average - week 3.13
Best trout - week 7lb
Number of fish re-stocked 1,050
Total number of anglers to date 5,108
Total number of fish caught to date 18,282
Largest trout of the season so far 16lb
Seasonal rod average 3.57

Fishery Headline: Make your date early or late!

The hot conditions have not stopped fish from feeding well early and late in the day with some anglers taking their eight fish limits before the heat of the day arrives. Fly anglers found deeper areas a necessity during the day with areas such as Henry’s Plantation offering ideal depths. During the evening the reservoir surface ripples into life with fish seen rising far and wide. These can be tempted with a range of small black dries with Black Hoppers and Daddies among the favourites. Bait anglers had more success through the day with the advantage of 50 metre casts and access to deep water a great advantage. However, early and late in the day a float fished worm has taken notable catches when fish venture near to the surface. Silver Mepps are also a great alternative when the sun is shining as the reflection of the spoons in the water can attract fish from the depths. Joe Watson from Washington took the best fish of the week with a cracking 7lb rainbow taken from the north bank. This was the best of over 12 fish netted between 5lb and 7lb with these bigger fish normally taken in deep water.

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Best flies:

Black Hopper, Ginger Quill, Cat’s Whisker, Black Fritz, Bibio, Black Muddler

Best baits:

Chartreuse PowerBait Eggs, float fished worm

Best areas: Bait – Murray’s Point
Fly – North bank along from The Tower

Ranger office:
01207 255 250

Ranger:
Christopher Hodgson
 

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Derwent Reservoir, Durham. Fishing Reports 2013 - Weekending: 21/07/13

Weekending: 21/07/13

Number of anglers - week 290
Number of trout taken - week 299
Number of trout returned - week 6
Total number of trout caught - week 305
Rod average - week 1.05
Best trout - week 4lb
Number of fish re-stocked 1,050
Total number of anglers to date 6,061
Total number of fish caught to date 19,333
Largest trout of the season so far 16lb
Seasonal rod average 3.18

Fishery Headline: Challenging sport as heat wins at Derwent

With hot, bright conditions this week the fish have pushed out into deeper water which is making sport challenging. Cloudier days have offered some improvement but with those days at a premium at the moment rod averages have suffered. Bait anglers fishing from the Dam Wall seem to be having most success in the deep water where dissolved oxygen levels are higher and the fish are more comfortable. Neil Punshaw from East Boldon caught the heaviest fish of the week from the disabled area weighing 4lb using ledgered Chartreuse PowerBait Eggs on a short trace. Ray Fothergill from Newcastle had a successful morning on the spillway before conditions got too bright. He was fishing an intermediate line with a Dawson’s Olive and caught several fish including two 3lb rainbows. After stocking another 1050 fish last week, as well as five tagged fish, we have been amazed at the lack of response from these fish as they disappear into the depths. Hopefully the thunder storms forecast will help reduce water temperatures and encourage fish back into the margins.

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Best flies:

Daddy Long Legs, Black Hopper, Dawson’s Olive, Black Fritz, Zulu

Best baits:

Chartreuse PowerBait Eggs

Best areas: Bait – First fence to Dam Wall, Oak Tree
Fly – Spill way, Millshields past Henry’s Plantation

Ranger office:
01207 255 250

Ranger:
Trevor Wright
 

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Derwent Reservoir Fishing Reports 4 August 2013

Weekending: 04/08/13

Number of anglers - week 263
Number of trout taken - week 665
Number of trout returned - week 17
Total number of trout caught - week 682
Rod average - week 2.59
Best trout - week 4lb
Number of fish re-stocked 900
Total number of anglers to date 6,308
Total number of fish caught to date 20,391
Largest trout of the season so far 16lb
Seasonal rod average 3.2

Fishery Headline: Dramatic improvement as weather changes

Weather continues to dictate sport at Derwent reservoir as early week heat and sunny conditions sent fish back to the depths and out of range. However, heavy rain later in the week resulted in some much improved catches with the rod average approaching four fish per angler for the weekend. Fish have moved much closer to the bank and are now feeding on, or just below the surface offering anglers a chance to net some great catches using a multitude of techniques. Steven Cliff from West Auckland had an excellent day with his son Ryan at Murray's Point. Ryan caught five fish on float fished worm with Steven taking three on fly using a Cat's Whisker on a floating line. Michael Childs from Weardale had a cracking catch taking eight fish next to the second fence on ledgered PowerBait and fellow Weardale angler Billy McGuire had productive day on fly with his best fish weighing in at just under 4lb. We have seen dozens of fish netted this week between 3lb and 4lb which is a very good sign for the weeks ahead as these bigger fish are normally the last to begin feeding again after some hot weather!

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Best flies:

Cat’s Whisker, Dawson’s Olive, Black Fritz, Diawl Bach, Black Hopper, Daddy

Best baits:

Chartreuse PowerBait Eggs and worm combination

Best areas: Bait – Murray’s Point, Oak Tree, disabled platform
Fly – Spill way, Henry’s Plantation, above the Sailing club

Ranger office:
01207 255 250

Ranger:
Christopher Hodgson
 

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Weekending: 25/08/13

Number of anglers - week 319
Number of trout taken - week 661
Number of trout returned - week 14
Total number of trout caught - week 675
Rod average - week 2.12
Best trout - week 5lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked 1,000
Total number of anglers to date 7,249
Total number of fish caught to date 22,517
Largest trout of the season so far 16lb
Seasonal rod average 3.11

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Lorraine Flaherty - tagged blue caught at Derwent reservoir next to the stream on Gulp Eggs.

Fishery Headline: Lorraine leaves Derwent £200 better off!

Yet another challenging week for Derwent anglers as the 1000 acre expanse of water managed to hide many of the thousands of fish stocked in recent weeks. However, once conditions begin to cool in September we should be in for some bumper sport as these fish move into the margins to feed up for winter. In the mean time, mobile tactics are the best method, covering lots of water and hopefully picking up any feeding fish. Ledgered Pink PowerBait Eggs continue to be the best bait, especially near any inlets or in deeper water such as the stream on the south side or at Hunter House. Fly anglers need to use the full range of tactics and flies as conditions change very quickly and require changes to keep the fish interested. The latest tagged fish caught at Derwent reservoir was a cracking blue caught by Lorraine Flaherty on the south side next to the stream on ledgered Red Gulp Eggs. Neil Affleck also netted a tagged fish at Hunter House but unfortunately he did not enter the sweep to his disappointment.

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Best flies:
Daddy, Black / Brown Hopper, Bibio, Dawson’s Olive Hot Tail, Black Fritz

Best baits:
Pink PowerBait Eggs and worm combination

Best areas:

Bait – Hunter House, Feeder stream on south side
Fly – Above the Sailing club, Quakers Graveyard, shoulders of the Bay of Plenty

Ranger office:
01207 255 250

Ranger:
Christopher Hodgson
 
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Weekending: 01/09/13

Number of anglers - week 317
Number of trout taken - week 634
Number of trout returned - week 3
Total number of trout caught - week 637
Rod average - week 2.01
Best trout - week 3lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked 900
Total number of anglers to date 7,566
Total number of fish caught to date 23,154
Largest trout of the season so far 16lb
Seasonal rod average 3.06

Fishery Headline: Gary has two hour treat at first fence

Another challenging week at Derwent reservoir was interluded by some decent catches midweek when conditions cooled and fish moved a little closer to the shore. Most fish have been caught early in the day but as temperatures rise the fish have been pushing out into the huge expanse of deeper water. However, Gary Raymond was able to catch eight fish in only two hours on Tuesday morning at the first fence. Gary was using ledgered Green PowerBait Paste tipped with worm on the ledger and netted fish up to 3lb in his 15lb 8oz catch. Joe Carr had another good morning on Saturday above the Sailing club and had six fish before 9am on a Cat’s Whisker and Black Fritz team before the wind increased and made the area unfishable. The weekend was all but ruined by gale force westerly winds, however, this should serve to stir the water up and hopefully push some fish closer in as the nights begin to shorten and water temperatures begin to fall.

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Best flies:
Daddy, Dawson’s Olive Hot Tail, Black Fritz, Orange Fritz, Cat’s Whisker

Best baits:
Pink PowerBait Eggs with Magic Dust in a swimfeeder

Best areas:

Bait – Feeder stream on south side, Murray’s Point
Fly – Above the Sailing club, Quakers Graveyard, north shore

Ranger office:
01207 255 250

Ranger:
Christopher Hodgson
 

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Weekending: 08/09/13

Number of anglers - week 238
Number of trout taken - week 485
Number of trout returned - week 12
Total number of trout caught - week 497
Rod average - week 2.08
Best trout - week 7lb
Number of fish re-stocked 900
Total number of anglers to date 7,804
Total number of fish caught to date 23,651
Largest trout of the season so far 16lb
Seasonal rod average 3.03

Fishery Headline: Rain starts play

It has been a week of two halves as anglers faced challenging conditions in the first half of the week with warm temperatures and bright sunshine. However later in the week cooler temperatures and rainfall brought the trout back into the margins again creating a feeding frenzy which provided some great sport. Craig Smith and family from Durham had a fantastic day catching their 12 fish on a family permit. The family fished just past the first fence on the south side using Yellow PowerBait Sparkle eggs on a ledger rig. The heaviest fish caught by the family was landed by Kieran Smith aged 6 weighing 3lb 8oz. David Cox from Burnopfield also landed a nice 4lb rainbow from above the sailing club on a Black Fritz. For fly anglers Millshields area and above The Graveyard have been fishing consistently well this week especially for those anglers using small black traditional patterns. Prospects remain excellent with the weather once again forecast to be cooler this week sport should continue to improve.

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Best flies: Daddy, Dawson’s Olive Hot Tail, Black Fritz, Kate McLaren, Bibio

Best baits: Yellow PowerBait Eggs with Magic Dust in a swimfeeder

Best areas:

Bait – Feeder stream on south side, Murray’s Point
Fly – Above the Sailing club, Quakers Graveyard, north shore

Ranger office:
01207 255 250

Ranger:
Trevor Wright
 

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Weekending: 15/09/13

Number of anglers - week 169
Number of trout taken - week 504
Number of trout returned - week 3
Total number of trout caught - week 507
Rod average - week 3.0
Best trout - week 4lb
Number of fish re-stocked 900
Total number of anglers to date 7,973
Total number of fish caught to date 24,158
Largest trout of the season so far 16lb
Seasonal rod average 3.02

Fishery Headline: Fresh weather = fair catches

For the second week in a row anglers have benefited from cooler fresher conditions which have brought the resident stock fish onto the feed and into shallower water. As the water temperature slowly cools the catch rate continues to climb with anglers recording a 3 fish average for the week. One angler who has enjoyed his fishing this week was Alan Kinsey from Gateshead, Alan caught four rainbows the heaviest weighing in at 4lb on a Black Fritz from Cronkley. Mr A Woodmas recorded the heaviest catch of the week landing a 8 fish limit for 19lb 8oz. Mr Woodmas was using Pink PowerBait eggs on a ledger rig fishing next to the feeder stream on the south side of the reservoir. This spot is proving to be very productive at present welcome rain during the period has provided an abundance of fresh oxygenated water which is now flowing into the reservoir and attracting good numbers of feeding fish to the area.

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Best flies: Daddy, Dawson’s Olive Hot Tail, Black Fritz, Kate McLaren, Bibio

Best baits: Yellow or Pink PowerBait Eggs with Magic Dust in a swimfeeder

Best areas:

Bait – Feeder stream south side and Murrays point
Fly – Above the sailing club, Quakers graveyard, and north shore spillway to Cronkley bay

Ranger office:
01207 255 250

Ranger:
Trevor Wright
 

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Weekending: 22/09/13

Number of anglers - week 186
Number of trout taken - week 415
Number of trout returned - week 27
Total number of trout caught - week 442
Rod average - week 2.38
Best trout - week 4lb 12oz
Number of fish re-stocked 900
Total number of anglers to date 8,159
Total number of fish caught to date 24,600
Largest trout of the season so far 16lb
Seasonal rod average 3.02

Fishery Headline: Steve White’s delight!

Changeable conditions greeted anglers this week with fine days seeing rod averages spike to over four fish per angler where as windy days saw very little caught. As water temperatures continue to fall we are seeing more and more fish move into the margins offering both fly and bait anglers some excellent sport when conditions allow. Steve White from North Shields had a great day on Saturday when he netted eight fish for 21lb 8oz including a cracking 4lb 8oz rainbow. Joe Carr also had some good sport throughout the week on Chartreuse PowerBait Paste taking several fish over 3lb with his biggest weighing in at 4lb 12oz. After continued stocking over the past three months and a poor rod average over the summer we expect the autumn to offer some outstanding sport as these established fish begin to feed in the margins before the onset of winter. Derwent often encounters the best sport of the season in the autumn months so hopefully the first frost of the season will signify a change in fortune for Derwent anglers.

NEWSFLASH – Six tagged fish will be stocked on Thursday.

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Best flies:
Dawson’s Olive Hot Tail, Black Fritz, Orange Fritz, Cat’s Whisker, Black Muddler

Best baits:
Pink PowerBait Eggs with Magic Dust in a swimfeeder

Best areas:

Bait – Murray’s Point
Fly – North shore

Ranger office:
01207 255 250

Ranger:
Christopher Hodgson
 

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Weekending: 29/09/13

Number of anglers - week 163
Number of trout taken - week 476
Number of trout returned - week 10
Total number of trout caught - week 486
Rod average - week 2.98
Best trout - week 5lb
Number of fish re-stocked 906
Total number of anglers to date 8,555
Total number of fish caught to date 25,755
Largest trout of the season so far 16lb
Seasonal rod average 3.01

Fishery Headline: Shan shines on Derwent

Finding where the fish were located was proving to be difficult at the start of the week at Derwent, with the strong easterly wind hampering anglers efforts. However, as the week progressed and the wind changed direction anglers started to find fish. Shannon Slack aged eight from Prudhoe was fishing with her dad Angus for the first time and managed to catch five of their eight fish limit with the heaviest fish weighing 3lb 8oz. Angus and Shannon were fishing off the point at Pow Hill and caught their fish using Chartreuse PowerBait Eggs and worms. Gavin Huntley from Washington caught the heaviest fish of the week weighing 5lb, Gavin was fishing from the disabled platform on the south side of the reservoir. Ian Beecroft from Consett had a successful few hours fishing on Cronkley catching four fish on a Black Fritz with the heaviest weighing 4lb 4oz.

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Best flies:
Black Fritz, Orange Fritz, Cat’s Whisker, Dawson’s Olive Hot Tail

Best baits:
Chartreuse PowerBait Eggs and worm with Magic Dust in a swimfeeder

Best areas:

Bait – Pow Hill, Hunter House
Fly – Cronkley and the Meadow

Ranger office:
01207 255 250

Ranger:
Trevor Wright
 

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Re: Derwent Reservoir, Durham. Fishing Reports 2013

Weekending: 13/10/13

Number of anglers - week 124
Number of trout taken - week 261
Number of trout returned - week 11
Total number of trout caught - week 272
Rod average - week 2.19
Best trout - week 4lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked 900
Total number of anglers to date 8,679
Total number of fish caught to date 26,027
Largest trout of the season so far 16lb
Seasonal rod average 3.00

Fishery Headline: John’s first fence frenzy

A wet and windy week at Derwent resulted in limited catches. However, when conditions improved some great catches were recorded in most areas of the south bank. John Pearson had a productive mornings sport on Saturday next to the first fence. He had eight fish for over 20lb including three fish over 3lb with a mix of Yellow and Rainbow PowerBait proving too much for the fish to resist. Fly anglers had limited sport as an east wind is regarded by most Derwent anglers as a poor direction for any quality sport. When conditions improved some fish continue to move on or just under the surface with lures the best tempter as the season draws to a climax. Feeder streams and inlets can prove to be ideal locations for late season sport as fresh oxygenated water floods into the reservoir carrying an abundance of feed for eager fish.

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Best flies:
Black Fritz, Orange Fritz, Cat’s Whisker, Dawson’s Olive Hot Tail

Best baits:
Orange PowerBait Eggs and worm with Magic Dust in a swimfeeder

Best areas:

Bait – First fence, Hunter House
Fly – Millshields

Ranger office:
01207 255 250

Ranger:
Christopher Hodgson
 

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Weekending: 27/10/13

Number of anglers - week 108
Number of trout taken - week 342
Number of trout returned - week 1
Total number of trout caught - week 343
Rod average - week 3.17
Best trout - week 4lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked 0
Total number of anglers to date 8,899
Total number of fish caught to date 26,824
Largest trout of the season so far 16lb
Seasonal rod average 3.01

Fishery Headline: Late season sport continues to impress

Windy conditions and extreme downpours this week have not deterred the fish from feeding as the rod average remained above three fish per angler. Will Stobbo from Newcastle was one of many anglers to catch an eight fish limit with Will’s catch standing out with a total weight of 19lb 12oz with the heaviest fish weighing 4lb 8oz. Will was fishing on Murray’s Point on the south side of the reservoir using Orange PowerBait Eggs on a ledger. Harry Tait also had a good day in the same areas catching two fantastic rainbows weighing 4lb each on Chartreuse PowerBait Paste. Malcolm Ellis from Fir Tree caught a 20lb catch limit fishing at Pow Hill with the heaviest of his fish also weighing 4lb. On the fly this week the mouth of Cronkley Bay has been fishing consistently with fish taking lures such as a Dawson’s Olive Hot Tail and Cat’s Whisker.

Please note; From Friday 1 November fishing times will be 9am until 3pm. To reflect this, an eight fish permit will be reduced to £16 and a family permit will also be reduced to £23 for 12 fish.

NEWSFLASH – More tagged fish will be stocked over the next week which should provide some additional interest throughout November with lots of tagged fish yet to be caught!

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Best flies:
Dawson’s Olive Hot Tail, Orange Fritz, Cat’s Whisker,

Best baits:
Chartreuse PowerBait Eggs and worm with Magic Dust in a swimfeeder

Best areas: Bait – Murray’s Point, Pow Hill, Hunter House
Fly – Cronkley

Ranger office:
01207 255 250

Ranger:
Trevor Wright
 

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Weekending: 03/11/13

Number of anglers - week 101
Number of trout taken - week 285
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 285
Rod average - week 2.82
Best trout - week 3lb 4oz
Number of fish re-stocked 450
Total number of anglers to date 9,000
Total number of fish caught to date 27,009
Largest trout of the season so far 16lb
Seasonal rod average 3

Fishery Headline: Windy conditions don’t deter hardy Derwent anglers!

Wet and windy conditions continued to batter the reservoir during this week seeing the sport becoming quite a challenge. However, these conditions did not deter anglers and we have seen several eight fish limits caught, even in some of the worst weather conditions. Both Joe Carr and Alex Lee were two anglers who caught their eight fish limits, both catching 15lb whilst bait fishing with PowerBait. Alex was with his wife at Pow Hill next to Oak Tree which is proving a popular area offering both good sport and shelter from the wind and rain. Joe was taking advantage of the decision to open the entire reservoir to any method for ‘November only’ and netted eight cracking fish above the Sailing Club. Mr. Kennedy, who was also bait fishing, caught four lovely fish including the heaviest of the week weighing 3lb 4oz. Fly fishing continues to be a challenge with Cronkley being the best as this area offering more shelter and a shoal of persistent fish near the mouth of the bay continue to take lures.

NEWSFLASH – From Friday 1 November fishing times will be 9am until 3pm. To reflect this, an eight fish permit will be reduced to £16 and a family permit will also be reduced to £23 for 12 fish.

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Best flies:
Dawson’s Olive Hot Tail, Orange Fritz, Cat’s Whisker,

Best baits:
Chartreuse PowerBait Eggs and worm with Magic Dust in a swimfeeder

Best areas:
Pow Hill, Hunter House, Cronkley

Ranger office:
01207 255 250

Ranger:
Wendy Robinson
 
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Weekending: 04/05/14

Number of anglers - week 325
Number of trout taken - week 1,332
Number of trout returned - week 15
Total number of trout caught - week 1,347
Rod average - week 4.14
Best trout - week 8lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 1,000
Total number of anglers to date 2,076
Total number of fish caught to date 8,042
Largest trout of the season so far 9lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 3.87

Fishery Headline: Dylan Monster on Murray’s Point

Yet another outstanding week at Derwent as rod averages continue to hold at over four per angler over the past few weeks. The early season bumper stockings are showing in many areas offer great sport only 15 metres from the bank as fish feed close to the margins. Dylan Tennet netted the biggest of the week with a cracking 8lb fish whilst fishing with his dad on Murray’s Point. Kieth Butler from Witton Gilbert was one of the three anglers to catch a tagged rainbow using Orange and Chartreuse PowerBait Eggs at the first fence. This was followed by Bill Clark from Gateshead who caught the second tagged fish of the day with both guys leaving the reservoir £200 richer. Over 50 catch limits were reported during the seven day period with several weighing in around 20lb including Peter Faetz who had eight fish including rainbows of 6lb 8oz and 4lb 8oz. Bait anglers continue to find most of the south bank fishing well with the Oak Tree proving most persistent. Fly angler have noted anything orange is proving irresistible with an Orange Fritz offering the best sport. The hot spots on fly vary from day to day but the Bay of Plenty is continuing to be the first port of call for most regular anglers.

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NEWSFLASH – The fishery will be closed to the public for a national water industry fishing competition on Saturday 17 May.

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Best flies:
Orange Fritz, Cat’s Whisker, Dawson’s Olive, Humungous, Black Pennell

Best baits:
Orange PowerBait Eggs

Best areas:
Oak Tree, second fence, Meadow, Bay of Plenty

Ranger office:
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Ranger:
Christopher Hodgson
 
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Re: Derwent Reservoir, Durham. Fishing Reports 2014

Weekending: 11/05/14

Number of anglers - week 307
Number of trout taken - week 985
Number of trout returned - week 46
Total number of trout caught - week 1031
Rod average - week 3.4
Best trout - week 9lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 500
Total number of anglers to date 2,383
Total number of fish caught to date 9,073
Largest trout of the season so far 9lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 3.8

Fishery Headline: Mark’s Monster!

Sport continues to impress as we catch a glimpse of the first hawthorn flies of the season bringing fish to the surface. The Bay of Plenty has been a great choice for fly anglers and on Thursday Mark Tserkezie caught an amazing fish in the bay weighing 9lb 8oz on a floating line with a Black Fritz. Bill Wilkinson from Gateshead applied both bait and fly tactics to catch his eight fish limit on Thursday totalling 19lb 8oz with the biggest of his fish weighing 4lb. Despite the awful start to the weather on Saturday morning early bird Mr. Prey and his girlfriend were ready to go fishing first thing by 11 am they returned with their 12 fish limit weighing an impressive 25lb 4oz. On Sunday Carl Stonehouse from Swalwell caught his eight fish limit by early afternoon. He was so impressed with his catch he purchased a credit cruncher permit so he could carry on fishing at Murray’s Point with Orange PowerBait which enabled him to catch a lovely blue trout weighing 2lb 8oz. Bait anglers continue to see great sport between the first fence and the Oak Tree. This was the location where the eighth tagged fish of the season was caught at by Brian Arnald from Stanley who took the fish on Orange PowerBait Eggs and went home ecstatic with an extra £200 in his pocket!

NEWSFLASH – The fishery will be closed to the public for a national water industry fishing competition Saturday 17 May.

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Best flies:
Orange Fritz, Dawson’s Olive, hoppers and daddies, brown or black nymphs

Best baits:
Orange PowerBait Eggs

Best areas:
Oak Tree, second fence, Meadow, Bay of Plenty

Ranger office:
01207 255250

Ranger:
Wendy Robinson
 

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Re: Derwent Reservoir, Durham. Fishing Reports 2014

Dont forget! - fishery closed 17th May!!

The fishery will be closed to the public for a national water industry fishing competition on Saturday 17 May.
 
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Weekending: 01/06/14

Number of anglers - week 496
Number of trout taken - week 1,344
Number of trout returned - week 44
Total number of trout caught - week 1,388
Rod average - week 2.8
Best trout - week 7lb 6oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 800
Total number of anglers to date 3,592
Total number of fish caught to date 13,123
Largest trout of the season so far 12lb
Seasonal rod average 3.65

Fishery Headline: Big Fish make anglers day

A week of mixed fortunes would best describe the sport with some anglers recording net bursting catches whilst others struggled as a result of a huge influx of fresh water.
Gordon Bridgewater was the latest angler to net a tagged fish and a £200 prize whilst another was lost right at the net! Anglers caught 15 fish over the 4lb mark with the best a 7lb 6oz cracker landed by Mr. G McGowan. Paul Davis and his daughter had an outstanding day in the rain Wednesday taking 15 fish on two permits for 25lb at Murray’s Point using PowerBait. Bait anglers found the bank between Pow Hill and Hunter House a victim of the influx of fresh water with algal blooms pushing fish into deeper water. Spinning has been a particularly successful method with Toby lures and Flying C spinners taking many of the biggest fish. Fly anglers also found many of the fish moving out of range although the north bank and Cronkley have offered good sport early and late in the day. Neil Hodgson from Stanhope won the WaterAid Bank Masters from the north bank and was the only angler to take eight fish on the fly for a weight of 14lb 9oz. Doug Pearson won the bait section also taking eight fish, many of which were again caught on Toby spinners and Mepps.

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NEWSFLASH – Double stocking this week with 1,500 fish to be stocked including more tagged fish.

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Best flies: Dawson’s Olive, Black Fritz, Black Hopper, daddies, brown or black nymphs, buzzers

Best baits: Orange PowerBait Eggs and Magic Dust in a feeder, Mepps, Toby, Yellow Flying C

Best areas: Oak Tree, Murray’s Point, north bank, meadow

Ranger office:
01207 255250

Ranger:
Chris Hodgson
 

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Re: Derwent Reservoir, Durham. Fishing Reports 2014

Weekending: 08/06/14

Number of anglers - week 208
Number of trout taken - week 834
Number of trout returned - week 70
Total number of trout caught - week 904
Rod average - week 4.22
Best trout - week 5lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 1,500
Total number of anglers to date 3,806
Total number of fish caught to date 14,027
Largest trout of the season so far 12lb
Seasonal rod average 3.68

Fishery Headline: Week of two halves!

The sport at Derwent underwent an amazing transformation this week, even before the introduction of 1,500 fish. Early week saw very few fish caught as they continued to reside in deep water and out of range of many anglers following the massive influx of fresh water. Stephen Hutchinson was one of the few anglers to locate fish at a depth of 20 feet using a line of buzzers to take six fish on the north bank. From Midweek onwards sport dramatically changed as a release of water from the reservoir brought fish back into the margins and into range of both bait and fly anglers. Bait anglers such as Doug Pearson found lots of good fish near the stream on the south side taking eight fish for 27lb including five fish over 3lb and the biggest of 5lb 8oz on a Silver Mepps spinner. Alternatively, fly anglers also found the north bank and Cronkley onto the Meadow fishing very well with Richard Abbott taking eight fish for 19lb 8oz returning another 18 fish on various lures. Some days have seen the rod average spike to over seven fish per angler and all indications are that this outstanding sport will continue during the next week as weather settles and fish continue to feed in the margins.

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Best flies: Dawson’s Olive, Black Fritz, Black Hopper, daddies, brown or black nymphs, buzzers

Best baits: Yellow PowerBait Eggs and Magic Dust, Mepps, Toby, float fished worm

Best areas: First fence, Murray’s Point, north bank, meadow

Ranger office:
01207 255250

Ranger:
Chris Hodgson
 

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Re: Derwent Reservoir, Durham. Fishing Reports 2014

Weekending: 08/06/14

Number of anglers - week 307
Number of trout taken - week 1,101
Number of trout returned - week 61
Total number of trout caught - week 1,162
Rod average - week 3.79
Best trout - week 5lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 950
Total number of anglers to date 4,113
Total number of fish caught to date 15,202
Largest trout of the season so far 12 lb
Seasonal rod average 3.69

Fishery Headline: Derwent Delights

Rod averages remained buoyant throughout the week as anglers enjoyed some great sport all around the 1,000 acre site. Two more tagged fish were caught, large numbers of 3lb – 5lb fish were netted and over 50 catch limits highlighted the productivity of the water as we head into early summer. Bait anglers found ledgered PowerBait best on sunny days and float fished worm best during periods of cloud cover. Spinning continues to work very well and is the method claiming a lot of bigger fish with Wayne Jopling continuing his good form taking another eight fish catch for 17lb 8oz including a fish of 4lb on Toby spinners. Fly anglers found most banks producing good sport with Cronkley and the Meadow most consistent. Fish rising on an evening can be taken using imitation Hoppers and Daddies and if fish were not rising they have been just under the surface, so floating lines have had most success.

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Best flies: Hopper, Daddies, Black nymph, Buzzers, Black Fritz

Best baits: Yellow PowerBait Eggs and Magic Dust, Mepps, Toby, float fished worm

Best areas: Murray’s Point, Oak Tree, north bank, Cronkley

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Re: Derwent Reservoir, Durham. Fishing Reports 2014

Weekending: 22/06/14

Number of anglers - week 340
Number of trout taken - week 849
Number of trout returned - week 18
Total number of trout caught - week 867
Rod average - week 2.55
Best trout - week 4lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 1,000
Total number of anglers to date 4,458
Total number of fish caught to date 16,069
Largest trout of the season so far 12 lb
Seasonal rod average 3.60

Fishery Headline: Doug spins to success

As summer conditions welcome anglers from across the region fish moved into deeper water sheltering from bright sunshine and warm temperatures. This resulted in a great week for bait anglers who are able to get further out into deeper water with ledgered tactics prevailing. Fly anglers have found the sport a little harder with a variety of methods needed to react to changing weather conditions and hatches. Doug Pearson from Consett had the catch of the week taking over 20lb on a Silver Toby including a fish of 4lb 4oz from the stream on the south side. On the same day another Mr. D Pearson was fishing the south side taking a tagged fish on Blue PowerBait Paste to net £200. When cloud cover has dominated fish have readily moved up to the surface with both float fished worm and dry flies very affective in these conditions. It is the summer months when the best anglers manage to continue to catch well, so ask the ranger teams for advice, fish to the conditions and keep mobile if possible and search for shoaled fish as we continue to stock weekly.

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Best flies: Hopper, Daddies, Damsel Nymph, Black nymph, Buzzers, Black Fritz

Best baits: Yellow PowerBait Eggs and Magic Dust, Mepps, Toby, float fished worm

Best areas: Murray’s Point, Oak Tree, north bank, Cronkley

Ranger office:
01207 255250

Ranger:
Chris Hodgson
 

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Re: Derwent Reservoir, Durham. Fishing Reports 2014

Weekending: 13/07/14

Number of anglers - week 305
Number of trout taken - week 431
Number of trout returned - week 23
Total number of trout caught - week 454
Rod average - week 1.5
Best trout - week 4lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 850
Total number of anglers to date 5,364
Total number of fish caught to date 17,564
Largest trout of the season so far 12lb
Seasonal rod average 3.27

Fishery Headline: Heat wins at Derwent

Sport continues to offer anglers with a challenge at Derwent reservoir with the warm conditions pushing fish deeper and away from the margins. However, on cloudy days the sport improves as fish become more active and venture from the depths in search of feed. Bait anglers such as Doug Pearson have had success from Murray’s Point where access to deeper swims is available. The Dam Wall is also a good area in these warm conditions as this area offers a perfect summer spinning and float fishing retreat as Wayne Jopling has shown over the past few weeks with some excellent catches. Fly anglers need to use all the tools in their armoury as conditions change from hour to hour and require changes in methods to suit. On bright days large lures on a fast sinking line or a selection of nymphs under a bung on a long trace have been good. On cloudy days anglers such as Mr. P Ramsdale, who took six fish and returned five, have had some great surface sport taking fish on many imitation patterns. Fly anglers had most success on the bank east of Millshields. This area, named Henry’s Plantation, is an underestimated bank and offers large hatches nearby and deep water giving perfect summer fly fishing conditions!

NEWSFLASH – Derwent will be double stocking this week with over 1,000 fish including three more tagged fish.

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Best flies: Kate McLaren, Bibio, Black Pennell, Shuttlecock Buzzer, Black Fritz

Best baits: Chartreuse PowerBait Eggs, float fished worm, Silver Mepps

Best areas:
Bait; Murray’s Point, Dam Wall
Fly; North bank, Henry’s Plantation

Ranger office:
01207 255250

Ranger:
Christopher Hodgson
 

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