Derwent Reservoir, Durham. Fishing Reports

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Re: Derwent Reservoir, Durham. Fishing Reports 2014

Weekending: 20/07/14

Number of anglers - week 199
Number of trout taken - week 586
Number of trout returned - week 43
Total number of trout caught - week 629
Rod average - week 3.2
Best trout - week 6lb 4oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 1,050
Total number of anglers to date 5,563
Total number of fish caught to date 18,193
Largest trout of the season so far 12lb
Seasonal rod average 3.27

Fishery Headline: A week of contrasts!

The week began terribly with some days seeing only a handful of fish coming to the net. However, a dramatic turnaround midweek resulted in some outstanding sport later in the week and into the weekend, especially when cloud cover encouraged fish to the surface. Bait anglers such as Eric Gale took eight fish for 17lb with the bank in front of the trees at Pow Hill now exposed as water levels fall offering some great sport. The Dam Wall also continues to fish well and Wayne Jopling was again on hand to pick up a seven fish catch using a variety of Toby and Mepps spinners. Thursday and Friday offered fly anglers some of the best sport of the season on the north bank near the Tower as anglers focused their attention on small orange patterns which seemed to be irresistible. Some anglers returned up to 25 fish in these sessions although by the weekend most of these fish had dispersed. Cronkley and Henry’s Plantation fished well over the weekend with the latter offering an ideal summer retreat with hatches from the nearby plantation and deep, cool water holding large numbers of fish.

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Best flies: Flame Dabbler, Dunkeld, Kate McLaren, Bibio, Black Buzzer, Shuttlecock Buzzer, Black Halo Buzzer, Alder, Hares Lug

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

Best areas:
Bait; Oak tree in front of trees, Murray’s Point, Dam Wall
Fly; North bank, Henry’s Plantation

Ranger office:
01207 255250

Ranger:
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Weekending: 03/08/14

Number of anglers - week 234
Number of trout taken - week 399
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 399
Rod average - week 1.7
Best trout - week 3lb 4oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 900
Total number of anglers to date 6,299
Total number of fish caught to date 19,211
Largest trout of the season so far 12lb
Seasonal rod average 3.04

Fishery Headline: Fletcher tags £200

Another tough week at Derwent with only glimpses of the sport which should prevail as we move into late summer. Derwent suffers more than most during the height of summer due to its huge expanse offering the fish large areas of deep water to reside which are often out of range of even the longest cast. Indeed, even on stocking days we see fish disappear quickly into the depths as the water in the margins is still unsuitable for active fish. However, cooler days have given rise to optimism as deeper areas and cooler evenings have offered anglers some good sport. Cliff Robson had six fish from Pow Hill early in the week and on Tuesday Paul Gray from Greenside caught his eight fish limit. Alan Hall from Consett caught his loyalty 10 fish limit fishing at Murray’s Point using Chartreuse PowerBait Paste weighing in 18lb. Stephen Fletcher from Consett was the latest angler to catch a tagged fish using Yellow PowerBait next to the first fence and was overjoyed to leave £200 richer! As we continue to stock, we can take solace in the fact that when fish move back into margins when conditions cool, we will be in for an outstanding last few months of the season and the number of fish currently residing in the reservoir continues to grow!

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Best flies: Kate McLaren, Bibio, Black Buzzer, Black Hopper

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

Best areas:
Bait; Oak tree, Murray’s Point, first fence
Fly; Cronkley, north bank, Henry’s Plantation

Ranger office:
01207 255250

Ranger:
Christopher Hodgson
 

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Weekending: 17/08/14

Number of anglers - week 187
Number of trout taken - week 277
Number of trout returned - week 7
Total number of trout caught - week 284
Rod average - week 1.5
Best trout - week 7lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 850
Total number of anglers to date 6,486
Total number of fish caught to date 19,488
Largest trout of the season so far 12 lb
Seasonal rod average 3.0

Fishery Headline: Anglers wait as Derwent teases

An unsettled week climaxed with the onset of ex hurricane Bertha producing very windy conditions for anglers to contend. However, with cooler winds forecast this week fish should be more inclined to leave the sanctuary of deeper water and actively feed. Over the last six weeks less than half the fish stocked have been recorded as caught which means there is a large quantity of fish being built up for when conditions are more favourable. Mr. S Lawson netted a cracking limit for a weight of 21lb 8oz on Friday and six year old Mia Ellison from Gateshead caught a 7lb rainbow as part of a five fish haul with her granddad. Mia mixed various colours of PowerBait including blue and green to tempt her fish whilst other anglers reported only limited success using other pastes. Several anglers have taken fish spinning with a Silver Toby the best lure by far. Fly anglers have found the going very tough although Keith James netted five from the Bay of Plenty. The first of the small sedge hatches have been noted and also it is heather fly season, both of which can provide great surface sport and something to look out for during the late summer.

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Best flies: Dawson’s Olive, Cat’s Whisker, Sedgehog

Best baits: Green, Orange or Blue PowerBait mixed, Silver Toby

Best areas: First fence to Murray’s point, Bay of Plenty

Ranger office:
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Ranger:
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Weekending: 31/08/14

Number of anglers - week 235
Number of trout taken - week 288
Number of trout returned - week 1
Total number of trout caught - week 289
Rod average - week 1.2
Best trout - week 4lb 4oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 450
Total number of anglers to date 7,000
Total number of fish caught to date 20,015
Largest trout of the season so far 12 lb
Seasonal rod average 2.86


Fishery Headline: Bay of Plenty begins to stir

It would seem that no matter what we try at Derwent at the moment the fish remain reluctant to leave the depths. Water conditions, temperatures and dissolved oxygen levels in the margins are simply not conducive to fish respiration when there is so much deeper water where fish can feed and move in comfort. However, some smaller shoals have moved into the margins at times and some good sport can be had if anglers persist and keep on the move. Following the stocking of 450 3lb plus fish on Friday anglers saw only limited catches of these beautifully conditioned fish. However, some fly angler located some larger fish in the Bay of Plenty where a small Hair’s Ear was taking fish just under the surface. Alan Ward also had six fish from the same area earlier in the week as the small shoals break from the depths in search of wind blown feed. Bait anglers found Yellow PowerBait Eggs to be attracting fish with Pow Hill taking the best returns with the deep channel in front of the willow trees providing a holding and feeding place for fish as Mr. A Harkness took eight fish for 15lb.

Newsflash – Bumper stocking of 1,000 Lartington fish this week into Derwent including five tagged fish.

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Best flies: Cat’s Whisker, Hair’s Ear, Black Pennell, Bibio, Silver Invicta

Best baits: Spring Green PowerBait & feeder, Yellow PowerBait Eggs, Flying C

Best areas: Pow Hill, Murray’s Point, Meadow, Bay of Plenty

Ranger office:
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Ranger:
Christopher Hodgson
 

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Weekending: 7 September 2014

Number of anglers - week 301
Number of trout taken - week 668
Number of trout returned - week 16
Total number of trout caught - week 684
Rod average - week 2.3
Best trout - week 6lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 1,000
Total number of anglers to date 7,301
Total number of fish caught to date 20,699
Largest trout of the season so far 12 lb
Seasonal rod average 2.8

Fishery Headline: At last !

A welcome return to cooler and fresher weather has seen sport dramatically improve with13 limit catches recorded this weekend. Anglers report catching fish within 15m of the bank with Murrays Point to the dam on the south shore and The Meadow to the dam on the north shore providing the best of the sport. G Barton and Joe Carr both had limit catches for 17lb, while D Coulthard had the best for a total weight of 19lb. A home tied Dawson’s Olive Variant was the downfall of the best fish of the week, weighing in at 6lb taken by J Tuff from above the sailing club. Ledgered PowerBait eggs and Magic Dust is still the best method for bait rods with spinning a close second. Fly anglers are finding a Cat’s Whisker with a slow retrieve or very small wet flies drifted round on the breeze are giving more positive takes as fish appear unwilling to chase at the moment. Prospects remain good with night time temperatures forecast to be 3 or 4 degrees this week a bonanza could be on the cards as the large numbers of stocked fish finally switch on to the feed.

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Best flies: Cats Whisker, Black & Peacock Spider, Williams Favourite

Best baits: Chartreuse PowerBait Eggs, Magic Dust, Silver Toby

Best areas: Murrays Point to the dam, The Meadow to the valve tower.

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Ranger:
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Re: Derwent Reservoir, Durham. Fishing Reports 2014

Weekending: 14/09/14

Number of anglers - week 246
Number of trout taken - week 678
Number of trout returned - week 18
Total number of trout caught - week 696
Rod average - week 2.8
Best trout - week 4lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 850
Total number of anglers to date 7,547
Total number of fish caught to date 21,530
Largest trout of the season so far 12 lb
Seasonal rod average 2.85


Fishery Headline: Middlemast nets 17 in frantic session

Derwent continues to improve as cooler temperatures and more suitable conditions for upland trout fishing dominate proceedings! Mr. R Cox had a cracking day taking a limit from the north bank using a Dawson’s Olive. Mr. A Earl also had seven fish on the fly with the best fish weighing in at 3lb, a feature of many catch returns this week! On Wednesday, David Middlemast had a great day fly fishing when he caught 17 fish, returning seven. Saturday was a good day for Wayne Jopling from Gateshead when he caught his eight fish limit weighing 18lb 4oz including a 4lb 8oz rainbow which he caught using a Copper Toby. Saturday was a mixed day for Ian Lister and his partner Stephanie Bailey from Stanley. The couple and their daughter were fishing on a family ticket and netted one of our tagged fish, the couple didn't know what it was until they looked on Facebook and sadly the couple didn't pay their entry fee so unfortunately were unable to claim the prize money, however, the couple were issued a free family day fishing permit as a consolation! Late September and October are traditionally exceptional months at Derwent so we look forward to seeing rod averages continue to increase as more and more of the summer stocking begin to appear from the depths.

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Best flies: Cat’s Whisker, Hair’s Ear, Black Pennell, Bibio, Silver Invicta

Best baits: Spring Green PowerBait and feeder, Yellow PowerBait Eggs, Flying C

Best areas: Pow Hill, Murray’s Point, Meadow, Bay of Plenty

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

Weekending: 28/09/14

Number of anglers - week 193
Number of trout taken - week 594
Number of trout returned - week 18
Total number of trout caught - week 612
Rod average - week 3.17
Best trout - week 6lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 600
Total number of anglers to date 7,963
Total number of fish caught to date 22,856
Largest trout of the season so far 12 lb
Seasonal rod average 2.87

Fishery Headline: Hunter House hot spot!

The great form at Derwent continues with many summer stock fish coming to the net as they begin to feed themselves for the onset of winter. Most areas are fishing well with the fish close to the margins and high in the water on most days. Pow Hill to Hunter House is fishing very well with the point at Hunter House a particular hotspot with several limit catches taken from this area. On Saturday, Mr. C Ellison had a great day fly fishing to catch an amazing weight of 24lb including the biggest fish of the week of 6lb. Olivia Moody aged 10 from Ryton also had a great day on Saturday when she was bait fishing with her dad Oliva and caught a lovely fish weighing 5lb using PowerBait. Fly anglers have found the meadow area to be fishing very well with a Dawson’s Olive and Cat’s Whisker working well but also muddlers and hopper have been taking fish.

Newsflash – a further three tagged fish will be stocked this week.

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Best flies: Cat’s Whisker, Dawson’s Olive, Yellow Blob, Black Hopper, Daddy,

Best baits: Yellow PowerBait Eggs and feeder, Flying C, Silver Toby

Best areas: Pow Hill, Murray’s Point, Hunter House, Meadow, Millshield

Ranger office:
01207 255250

Ranger:
Christopher Hodgson
 

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Re: Derwent Reservoir, Durham. Fishing Reports 2014

Weekending: 05/10/14

Number of anglers - week 182
Number of trout taken - week 480
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 480
Rod average - week 2.64
Best trout - week 4lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 600
Total number of anglers to date 8,155
Total number of fish caught to date 23,336
Largest trout of the season so far 12lb
Seasonal rod average 2.86

Fishery Headline: Bennett Bonanza!

Good sport has continued most days with rod averages as high as five fish per angler at the weekend and most anglers taking at least two or three fish. Mr. Bennett from Stocksfield took 10 fish on his free Loyalty Day in mid week for a total weight of 17lb, as did Mr. Wintersgill from Chopwell for a weight of 17lb 8oz. On Saturday Mr Hallan went two better with a cracking catch on a family permit of 12 fish for a net busting 25lb. Ledgering tactics, mostly using PowerBait were the most successful with occasional fish taken on float fished worm. Fly anglers found fish harder to tempt, although anglers prepared to strip fry type patterns right into the margins had better returns than most. It is the time of year to watch out for fry scattering across the surface indicating an attack from marauding trout below and most white lures should receive similar treatment from the trout. The first fence on the south bank and up towards Hunter House have been consistent all week. With stocking continuing right up to the end of the month, Derwent should stay on top form.

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As we are now well into autumn for your comfort and safety during October we will now open from 7.30am.

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Best flies: Cat’s Whisker, Silver Invicta, Minkie, Silver Muddler

Best baits: Yellow or Pink PowerBait Eggs & Mousetails, Gold or Silver Toby

Best areas: First fence on the south shore, Pow Hill to Hunter House, Oak tree

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Ranger:
Steven Bisset
 

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Re: Derwent Reservoir, Durham. Fishing Reports 2014

Weekending: 12/10/14

Number of anglers - week 141
Number of trout taken - week 502
Number of trout returned - week 3
Total number of trout caught - week 505
Rod average - week 3.6
Best trout - week 5lb 5oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 450
Total number of anglers to date 8,296
Total number of fish caught to date 23,841
Largest trout of the season so far 12 lb
Seasonal rod average 2.9

Fishery Headline: Hunter House Autumn Hot Spot

A wet and windy start to the week gave way to glorious autumn sunshine by the weekend and the angling gods were smiling as the rod average rose steadily to around four fish per angler. 10 year old Mr. J Wharrier landed the best of the week weighing in at 5lb 5oz and Mr. J Dobson completed his 10 fish Loyalty Day permit for a total weight of 21lb fishing at Pow Hill. Mr. D Reid and his children netted a limit, also at Pow Hill, in only two metres of water using Chartreuse PowerBait Paste. Fly angler Sid Hewitt took his limit to the east of the fence at Millshields using a small Cat’s Whisker and long leader. Sid allowed time for the fly to sink then a slow figure of eight retrieve proved to be irresistible to the rainbows. Allowing the fly to sink to the correct depth was crucial to getting positive takes. A number of anglers are reporting fish only taking the bait as they reel in and adding movement to your bait maybe a tactic to employ. Pow Hill to Hunter House remains the hot spot with some beautifully conditioned rainbows and blues to 3lb being netted.

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As we are now well into autumn for your comfort and safety during October we will now open from 7.30am.

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Best flies: Cat’s Whisker, Small Black Fritz, Sunburst Blob

Best baits: Chartreuse PowerBait Paste with Magic Dust in a feeder, PowerBait Micetails

Best areas: Pow Hill to Hunter House, Millshield to Henry’s Plantation

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Ranger:
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Re: Derwent Reservoir, Durham. Fishing Reports 2014

Weekending: 19/10/14

Number of anglers - week 133
Number of trout taken - week 383
Number of trout returned - week 2
Total number of trout caught - week 385
Rod average - week 2.9
Best trout - week 4lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 400
Total number of anglers to date 8,429
Total number of fish caught to date 24,226
Largest trout of the season so far 12lb
Seasonal rod average 2.9

Fishery Headline: Hunter House Hot Spot

Angling continues in the same productive vein as last week with Hunter House and the point to the east still the red hot marks with limit catches regularly netted mostly to ledgered methods. Spinning using a variety of lures is also very productive, especially for the roving angler with the area in front of the willows at Pow Hill being particularly good. Mr. J Gallager and Mr. I Lister were both rewarded on their free Loyalty Day permit taking 10 fish limit catches of 19lb 8oz and 18lb 12oz respectively. Ensure you get a Loyalty Card via the website or ask at your regular fishery to enjoy the benefits and receive a free 10 fish day permit. Fly anglers found some sport on the Meadow where large lures and fritz patterns proved very popular. Ian Whale landed four fish from this area with the best a cracking 3lb 8oz rainbow; Mr. C Ellison also took six fish from the same area. The tagged fish stocked last week are still waiting to be caught along with those previously stocked. It could be you!

Newsflash – Bumper stocking for the half term holidays!

Customer information
As we are now well into autumn for your comfort and safety during October we will now open from 7.30am.

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Best flies: Mini Cats Whisker, Black fritz, Silver Humungus

Best baits: Yellow or chartreuse PowerBait, Silver Toby or Red Flying ‘C’

Best areas: Hunter House, Oak Tree, Millshield, Meadow

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

Weekending: 02/11/14

Number of anglers - week 197
Number of trout taken - week 419
Number of trout returned - week 2
Total number of trout caught - week 421
Rod average - week 2.14
Best trout - week 4lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 0
Total number of anglers to date 8,727
Total number of fish caught to date 24,930
Largest trout of the season so far 12lb
Seasonal rod average 2.85

Fishery Headline: Joe and Doug have field day!

A productive late season week at Derwent reservoir saw the rod average spike to over four fish per angler on fine days. William Stobbo took advantage of a fine day Monday taking six fish for 13lb next the second fence. Jane Gibson had an even better day Tuesday taking an eight fish catch limit from the first fence using PowerBait Micetails to net over 15lb. This was then eclipsed Thursday when Robert Marshall took eight fish for almost 16lb. After opening all areas up to ‘any method’ on Saturday, Doug Pearson and Joe Carr both took ten fish catch limits from the meadow using Chartreuse PowerBait Eggs and Micetails. As noted, catches progressively improved as the week extended with the prospects for November looking very good as water temperatures remain high for the time of year!

Customer information
Current fishing times are 9am until 3pm and to reflect the shorter hours we have reduced the price for a full permit to £16 for an increased catch limit of 10 fish and a family permit will also be reduced to £23 for 15 fish.
As an addition, multi bait and coarse anglers can fish on the north side of the reservoir for November only.
Some areas will be closed Sunday 16 November for Derwent reservoir’s Annual Coarse Fishing Championships. For more information please contact the ranger office

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Best flies: Cat’s Whisker, Black fritz, Dawson’s Olive

Best baits: Yellow or Chartreuse PowerBait Eggs, Silver Toby or Red Flying ‘C’

Best areas: Hunter House, Oak Tree, Millshield, Meadow

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

Weekending: 16/11/14

Number of anglers - week 65
Number of trout taken - week 104
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 104
Rod average - week 1.6
Best trout - week 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 0
Total number of anglers to date 8,899
Total number of fish caught to date 25,195
Largest trout of the season so far 12 lb
Seasonal rod average 2.83

Fishery Headline:

As the mild early winter weather continues, although widely spread, fish are still feeding well with some calmer days seeing fish rising all around the reservoir. Shallower water has seen most successful catches for both fly and bait anglers with Hunter House and the area west of Millshield providing decent sport. Ken Thompson and David Waffer both took four fish from the west of the Bay of Plenty on fly Saturday using various lures such as a Cat’s Whisker and Black Fritz. Doug Pearson had three nice fish from Millshield the same day using a mix of spinner and bait tactics. With the mild conditions set to continue we should continue to see fish feeding well into the end of the season

NEWSFLASH – There will be a sweep and prize for the best catch and heaviest fish last day of the season on Sunday 30 November.

Customer information
Current fishing times are 9am until 3pm and to reflect the shorter hours we have reduced the price for a full permit to £16 for an increased catch limit of 10 fish and a family permit will also be reduced to £23 for 15 fish.
As an addition, multi bait and coarse anglers can fish on the north side of the reservoir for November only.

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Best flies: Black Nomad, Cat’s Whisker, Silver Humungus, Black Fritz

Best baits: PowerBait Paste or Micetails with feeder and Magic Dust

Best areas: The Meadow, west of Millshield, Hunter House

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Re: Derwent Reservoir, Durham. Fishing Reports 2014

Weekending: 23/11/14

Number of anglers - week 67
Number of trout taken - week 67
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 67
Rod average - week 1.0
Best trout - week 7lb 12oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 0
Total number of anglers to date 8,966
Total number of fish caught to date 25,262
Largest trout of the season so far 12lb
Seasonal rod average 2.81

Fishery Headline: James nets a peach!

Yet another week of diverse angling at Derwent reservoir with some nice catches and some great sport enjoyed by anglers willing to fish light, keep on the move and most importantly of all, wrap up! James Jobling from Shotley Bridge had a cracking day at Pow Hill. James caught the biggest fish of the week weighing 7lb 12oz using Pink PowerBait Eggs and PowerBait Honey Worms. Other anglers found west was best with shallow banks holding most fish. This included areas like Hunter House and Millshield where fly anglers have taken fish using large lures on a floating line.

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NEWSFLASH – There will be a sweep and prize for the best catch and heaviest fish last day of the season on Sunday 30 November.

Customer information
Current fishing times are 9am until 3pm and to reflect the shorter hours we have reduced the price for a full permit to £16 for an increased catch limit of 10 fish and a family permit will also be reduced to £23 for 15 fish.
As an addition, multi bait and coarse anglers can fish on the north side of the reservoir for November only.

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Best flies: Cat’s Whisker, Black Fritz, Silver Humungus, Black Fritz

Best baits: PowerBait Eggs or Micetails with Magic Dust

Best areas: The Meadow, west of Millshield, Hunter House

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Ranger:
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Re: Derwent Reservoir, Durham. Fishing Reports 2014

Weekending: 30/11/14

Number of anglers - week 90
Number of trout taken - week 60
Number of trout returned - week 3
Total number of trout caught - week 63
Rod average - week 0.7
Best trout - week 2lb 14oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 0
Total number of anglers to date 9,056
Total number of fish caught to date 25,325
Largest trout of the season so far 12 lb
Seasonal rod average 2.79

Fishery Headline: Doug takes end of season prize!

The weather gods smiled on the region for the last day of the season with an excellent turnout of over 50 anglers. Prizes for the five biggest fish caught on day were available with Doug Pearson taking the biggest, weighing in with a nice 2lb 14oz rainbow from Pow Hill. Ray Bailes had two nice fish of 2lb 13oz and 2lb 7oz to take second and fifth prize and the heaviest catch of the day.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all anglers for their support during the 2014 season and wish everyone an enjoyable and peaceful Christmas and New Year.

Customer information
Derwent reservoir is now closed for fishing until 14 March 2015. However, the shop will remain open until Saturday 20 December with some great offers available on both tackle and clothing.

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Best flies: Cat’s Whisker, Black Fritz, Silver Humungus, Black Fritz

Best baits: PowerBait Eggs, Magic Dust

Best areas: The Meadow, Pow Hill, Hunter House

Ranger office:
01207 255250

Ranger:
Christopher Hodgson
 

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Fishery: Derwent reservoir Size: 1000 acres (405h), Max Depth 100 feet (31m)
Grid Ref: NZ029 518 (For Internet Satellite Viewing

Weekending: 05/06/16

Number of anglers - week 330
Number of trout taken - week 1,122
Number of trout returned - week 90
Total number of trout caught - week 1,212
Rod average - week 3.7
Best trout - week 6lb 1oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 1,000
Total number of anglers to date 3,288
Total number of fish caught to date 13,278
Largest trout of the season so far 8lb 4oz
Seasonal rod average 4.04


Fishery Headline: Half Term Mania!
'It’s too easy' and 'what am I going to do for the rest of the day' are comments recently heard as fishing has gone crazy. Over 50 catch limits were taken this week and two lucky anglers hooking a tagged fish each. The tagged fish were taken by Sid Hewitt who caught his on the fly at the Meadow and Steve Buckley hooking his beauty at Cronkley Bay, also on the fly. This week was the school half term holidays with many children taking the opportunity to come fishing with parents and guardians. 12 year old Shay Porteous from Spennymoor and his granddad were on their second permit of the day having already netted an eight fish limit by 9am including a full finned 3lb overwintered beauty. Also Amelia and Connie from Carlisle caught five fish between them in two hours, the biggest being between 5lb and 6lb. On Thursday fish were coming out thick and fast with 17 limits and some anglers catching there limit in only a couple of hours. The heaviest catch for the week was taken by Mr. D Wilson with a total weight of 20lb 4oz and Mr. D Tallentire netted the heaviest fish of the week at 6lb using Green PowerBait.
PLEASE NOTE – Fishing times are until 9pm
NEWSFLASH – Bank Master fishing competition Sunday 12 June . Fly and bait competition on each side of the reservoir. £24 entry on the day and prizes for adults and juniors. For more information please contact our ranger team on 01207 255250
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Best flies: Hawthorn, Orange Fritz, Daddy, Black Hopper, Black Muddler

Best baits: White/Bubblegum Mice-tails, Chartreuse PowerBait Eggs, worm

Best areas: North bank, The Meadow, stream to first fence, second fence, Oak Tree

Ranger office: 01207 255250

Ranger: Aaron Little
 

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Derwent Reservoir, Durham. Fishing Reports 26 March 2017

Weekending: 26 March 2017

Number of anglers - week 215
Number of trout taken - week 621
Number of trout returned - week 51
Total number of trout caught - week 672
Rod average - week 3.1
Best trout - week 4lb
Number of fish re-stocked 900
Total number of anglers to date 649
Total number of fish caught to date 2,224
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 12oz
Seasonal rod average 3.4

Fishery Headline: Mixed Fortunes

It’s been a period of mixed fortunes with the early part of the week seeing fish regularly netted from all around the reservoir. A return to winter midweek saw several inches of snow fall and the fishery close however spring returned for the weekend and by Saturday shirt sleeves were the order of the day. The fish are still seeking out sun warmed shallow water and those anglers that stay out of the water and cast short cast are enjoying the best of the sport. The South shore is producing limit catches on a regular basis from Pow Hill through the shallows to Hunters Point. Fishing in this area all three members of the Chilvers family each recorded 8 fish limit catches to 18lb. On the North shore, the Bay of Plenty, including the points at either side has seen a good early season buzzer hatch which is concentrating the fish in this area. The top fly tactics was to use mini lures on an intermediate line or a team of buzzers on a floating line with a long leader. Josh Fenton used these tactics to record a fine 8 fish limit returning four more. One other angler amongst the fish was Jim Cutmore, from West Cornforth, who was delighted to net a £200 tagged rainbow using worm and Blue PowerBait paste next to the first fence.

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Best flies: Mini beaded fritz in black or white, Cats whiskers, Dawson’s olive, Bibio

Best baits: Ledgered PowerBait eggs in chartreuse or orange, PowerBait Mice Tails in orange silver/chartreuse and magic dust in a feeder

Best areas: South shore first and second fences, and Pow Hill to Hunters Point. North shore, Bay of Plenty, Millshield point

Ranger office:
01207 255250

Ranger: Steven Bisset
 

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Derwent Reservoir, Durham. Fishing Report April 2, 2017

Weekending: 2 April 2017

Number of anglers - week 278
Number of trout taken - week 912
Number of trout returned - week 98
Total number of trout caught - week 1,010
Rod average - week 3.6
Best trout - week 5lb
Number of fish re-stocked 750
Total number of anglers to date 927
Total number of fish caught to date 3,234
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 12oz
Seasonal rod average 3.5
Fishery Headline: 1,000 fish landed this week

What a cracking weeks fishing it has been at Derwent with good numbers of fish taken from most areas. The weeks stocking also included some muscle bound blue trout to add extra spice. Fly anglers did particularly well in the spring sunshine with D Middlemast catching and returning 25 fish, from Millshield Point and the Meadow and P Green caught and returned 19 from the spillway. Ernie Mosey travelled down from Blyth for quiet days fly fishing and went home £200 richer after netting a tagged fish from the Meadow. On the South shore the action was just as hot with the most consistent mark of the season at Hunter House producing more limit catches. Limit catches also came from The Oak Tree, first and second fence areas with 29 limit catches taken over the weekend. Undoubtedly our happiest angler of the week was 9 year old Deacon Soden from Crook who hooked and landed his first trout from the Oak Tree area. Fish are still patrolling close to the shore line in small shoals so quiet times can be suddenly interspersed with some intense action. A great tip is to use the liquid from the Gulp garlic salmon eggs and mix it with the magic dust for the feeder.

NEWSFLASH – New loyalty scheme for retail! Spend £20 and get a free credit towards a free days fishing. For a loyalty card please call us on 0845 1550236 or visit our website Loyalty Scheme | Go Fishing

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Best flies: Dawson’s Dancer, Small fritz patterns in black, olive or yellow.
Best baits: Ledgered white/orange Mice tails, Chartreuse PowerBait eggs, magic dust in a feeder
Best areas: Hunter House, Oak Tree, First/Second fence, Millshield Point, The Meadow

Ranger office: 01207 255250

Ranger:
Steven Bisset
 

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Derwent Reservoir, Durham. Fishing Report April 9, 2017

Weekending: 09 April 2017

Number of anglers - week 290
Number of trout taken - week 866
Number of trout returned - week 56
Total number of trout caught - week 922
Rod average - week 3.2
Best trout - week 5lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked 750
Total number of anglers to date 1,217
Total number of fish caught to date 4,156
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 12oz
Seasonal rod average 3.4


Fishery Headline: Simmond’s persistence pays!

We have seen yet another productive week at the fishery, which enjoyed some fine spring weather and good returns. Large shoals of fish are regularly patrolling the shore line and are tending to stay in the shallower areas warmed by the sun. This can mean a wait of several hours until the shoal passes your swim; but when it does be prepared for quick fire action. One dad, fishing alongside his two young sons had landed just the one fish through the morning but then managed seven in 45 minutes in the afternoon as a large shoal moved into his swim. The more adventurous angler might want to go in search of the fish which is just what Mr Simmonds did very successfully. Commenting afterwards, he said it was one of the best days he’d had as after a fruitless morning, netting just one at Millshields. However, he kept on the move, trying Henry’s Plantation and the Meadow, before hitting on a large shoal above the sailing club where he was getting a fish every other cast. Hunter House point continues to produce limit catches for those prepared to walk, along with the Oak tree these are two must visit areas. Massive hatches of small midges mid week had the fish on or near the surface and many bottom fishing anglers failed to read the signs and switch to a float consequently missing out on some potential explosive action.
Best trout of the week was netted by Ian Dufferniel on ledgered PowerBait.

NEWSFLASH – Treble stocking of well over 1,000 fish for the Easter weekend!

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Best flies: Dawson’s Olive, Red Montana, mini fritz/blobs in various colours, Black Pennell

Best baits: Ledgered PowerBait pink eggs, Mice-tails in orange/white and chartreuse/red

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

Ranger office: 01207 255250

Ranger: Steven Bisset
 

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Derwent Reservoir, Durham. Fishing Report April 16, 2017

Weekending: 16 April 2017

Number of anglers - week 227
Number of trout taken - week 788
Number of trout returned - week 48
Total number of trout caught - week 836
Rod average - week 3.7
Best trout - week 9lb
Number of fish re-stocked 1,350
Total number of anglers to date 1,444
Total number of fish caught to date 4,992
Largest trout of the season so far 9lb
Seasonal rod average 3.5

Fishery Headline: Lucky Doug

Strong winds have hampered fishing effort at times, especially mid week but this has not deterred our hardy customers who returned some excellent catches including the season’s heaviest rainbow trout at 9lb. Mr. J Hall used ledgered pink PowerBait eggs to land the fish and set the target for the season. Another angler in the pink was Douglas Pearson who used ledgered PowerBait eggs to net his second fish of the day which also carried a blue tag worth a very nice £200. The point at Hunter House remains the number one bait fishing mark as anglers constantly return eight fish limits with Pow Hill fence and the second fence to Murray’s Point a close second. Ledgering Mice-tails is still the favoured method with spinning just starting to return occasional good catches. This will improve as water temperatures rise and fish are more inclined to chase. Mixing Magic Dust with one of the PowerBait Trout Dips is a great tip to attract fish to your bait. Fly anglers are reporting large numbers of fish west of the sailing club and in and around the Bay of Plenty. Mr. P Emerson had the wind limiting the distance he could cast but still managed to return 12 good rainbows on a chain bead Viva, whilst Mr. D Storey caught and returned 27 from the Bay of Plenty.

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Best flies: Viva Fritz Goldhead, Cat’s Whisker, Black Pennell, Black buzzer

Best baits: Ledgered pink or chartreuse PowerBait eggs and Magic Dust in a feeder. Yellow/Orange Mice-tails on ledger. Spinning using a copper or silver Toby type lure

Best areas: Hunter House, Pow Hill, west of the sailing club

Ranger office:
01207 255250

Ranger: Steven Bisset
 

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Derwent Reservoir, Durham. Fishing Report April 23, 2017

23 April 2017

Number of anglers - week 250
Number of trout taken - week 902
Number of trout returned - week 36
Total number of trout caught - week 938
Rod average - week 3.2
Best trout - week 8lb 4oz
Number of fish re-stocked 900
Total number of anglers to date 1,736
Total number of fish caught to date 5,930
Largest trout of the season so far 9lb
Seasonal rod average 3.41

Fishery Headline: Reid nets corker!

It was a week of west is best at Derwent with the shallow areas of the reservoir continuing to see fish congregate. As a result the bank from Pow Hill to Hunter House and west of the Sailing club was particularly successful. David Reid caught the best fish of the week with a cracking 8lb 4oz rainbow from Hunter House point. The fish took orange PowerBait eggs and maggot in a feeder and is one of about 10 this size stocked so far this season. David was only 12oz from breaking the record for the season with 9lb still to beat! On the fly Richard Abbott had a good day around Millshields and the Sailing club with fish taking a Cat’s Whisker on an intermediate line. With fish now well spread we are seeing more consistent sport from most areas with bait anglers finding Mice-tails on the ledger the best bait, especially when dipped in garlic Trout Dip! Fly anglers are finding fish taking a variety of flies, especially considering we have seen a massive buzzer and midge hatch this week which should start to bring fish to the surface.

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Best flies: Dawson’s Olive, Montana, 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, Oak Tree; Sailing club, Bay of Plenty

Ranger office: 01207 255250

Ranger: Chris Hodgson
 

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