Hury Reservoir, Durham

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

 
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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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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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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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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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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 Ranger’s 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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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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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 Ranger’s review:

Fishery Headline: Dry’s 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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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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Hury Fishing report Week ending 14/05/10

Weekending: 14/05/10

Number of anglers - week 51
Number of trout taken - week 214
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 214
Rod average - week 4.2
Best trout- week 4lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 200
Total number of anglers to date 600
Total number of fish caught to date 2,552
Largest trout of the season so far 8lb 11oz
Seasonal rod average 4.3

Weekly Ranger’s 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 trout’s 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 CDC’s, Diawl Bachs, Various Hawthorn imitations and Cat’s Whisker.

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

Ranger:
Andrew Scott

Well no fears of Scotty wanting to kill any of his pets his freezer is stuffed with Grafham fish!!!!!!
 

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Hury Report 24/05/10

Weekending: 21/05/10

Number of anglers - week 65
Number of trout taken - week 250
Number of trout returned - week 24
Total number of trout caught - week 274
Rod average - week 4.22
Best trout- week 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 200
Total number of anglers to date 665
Total number of fish caught to date 2,826
Largest trout of the season so far 8lb 11oz
Seasonal rod average 4.25

Weekly Ranger’s review

Fishery Headline: Top of the water delight

This week we have seen some of the best hatches for years of both terrestrial and water borne fly life. Hatches have been occurring throughout the day and anglers have taken advantage of this using Black and Olive buzzers, or small dries.

The sunny conditions did not put the fish down as much as normal so anglers have only used a sinking line for a couple of hours around mid day.
Anglers have reported catching fish at close range and in the margins so a cast along the bank aimed at rising fish is well worth a try.

Hoppers, Sedge hogs and Daddies are also beginning to take fish as the first of the Crane flies are now appearing. In the late afternoon and early evening there has also been some great sport to emerging Sedges.

Best flies:
Invicta, Red tag, Black and Peacock, Hoppers, Diawl Bach.

Best areas:
Peninsula, Rocky Bank and Waterfall bay

Ranger:
David Bramfitt
 
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Hury Report 30.05.10

Weekending: 28/05/10

Number of anglers - week 61
Number of trout taken - week 212
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 212
Rod average - week 3.5
Best trout- week 4lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 200
Total number of anglers to date 726
Total number of fish caught to date 3,038
Largest trout of the season so far 8lb 11oz
Seasonal rod average 4.2

Weekly Ranger’s review

Fishery Headline: Trout enjoy a mixed menu

Once again there have been plenty of fish continuing to rise as an abundance of terrestrial insects found their way onto the water.
For the trout angler this provides some exciting and very visual surface sport. Amongst the broth of insects there has been Green fly, Hawthorns and flying ants all have brought the fish up and anglers have caught on a wide range of patterns.
Small dries to larger lures, and muddlers pulled through the surface have all produced great results this week.
Corporal Hill has fished very well throughout the week with many of the limit catches being taken from this area on floating lines.

Best flies:
Various small dries, Soldier Palmer Muddler, Orange Blob.

Best areas:
Corporal Hill, White Post, Newhouse Bay.
 

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Report 04.06.10

Weekending: 04/06/10

Number of anglers - week 62
Number of trout taken - week 226
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 226
Rod average - week 3.7
Best trout- week 5lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 200
Total number of anglers to date 788
Total number of fish caught to date 3,264
Largest trout of the season so far 8lb 11oz
Seasonal rod average 4.1

Weekly Ranger’s review

Fishery Headline: Who’s the Daddy?

Some very impressive fish coming to the net this week as some big hatches of daddy long legs found their way onto the water.
Many anglers took limit catches on imitations of these large insects and even in bright periods the gold head sunk patterns were accounting for good numbers of fish.
The washing line method has been very effective with a lot of anglers opting for a foam daddy on the point, small Bibio in the middle and a sunken daddy on the top dropper.
The south shore and Corporal Hill areas have fished well throughout the week although many of the bigger fish were taken from Newhouse Bay.

Best flies:
Gold head Daddy, Bibio, Cat’s Whisker, Dry Daddy.

Best areas:
Corporal Hill, White Post, disabled platform, Newhouse Bay
 

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Hury report 11.06.10

Weekending: 11/06/10

Number of anglers - week 37
Number of trout taken - week 170
Number of trout returned - week 9
Total number of trout caught - week 179
Rod average - week 4.8
Best trout- week 5lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 200
Total number of anglers to date 825
Total number of fish caught to date 3,459
Largest trout of the season so far 8lb 11oz
Seasonal rod average 4.2

Weekly Ranger’s review

Fishery Headline: Top of the water treat

Every angler, bar one, who fished this week managed to take some fish home with them such is the quality of the fishing on Hury at the moment. Many fish in the 2 to 3 pound class featured in catches and C Hartley had a nice 4lb 8oz rainbow in his catch of six fish divided equally between blues and rainbows. Best of the week fell to K Holmes, a fine conditioned 5lb 8 oz rainbow, part of his afternoon limit catch.
In recent weeks large Brook Spinners have been on the wing stimulating splashy rises which indicate that the trout have not been slow to capitalise on the hatching nymphs as they break through the surface.
For some heart stopping savage takes and to imitate this feeding pattern anglers should be using a size 12 Pheasant tail or Hares ear nymph fished just under the surface, or a Claret Hopper of the same size.
The first of the yellow may duns are now being seen, this medium sized sulphur yellow fly is also on the trout’s menu and a small light coloured hopper should imitate this well.

Best flies:

Various coloured Hoppers to match, Pheasant tail nymph, White nomads

Best areas:

Corporal hill, Scoon bank, Waterfall bay

Ranger:
Steven Bisset
 

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19.06.10

Weekending: 18/06/10

Number of anglers - week 52
Number of trout taken - week 195
Number of trout returned - week 12
Total number of trout caught - week 207
Rod average - week 4.0
Best trout- week 4lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 100
Total number of anglers to date 877
Total number of fish caught to date 3,666
Largest trout of the season so far 8lb 11oz
Seasonal rod average 4.1

Weekly Ranger’s review

Fishery Headline: No bore draw as fishery average hits four

The fish continue to stay and feed in the top few feet of water as a trickle of mayfly steadily hatch throughout the day.
Splashy rise forms indicate another nymph taken as it prepares to hatch and take flight.
All of this means anglers continue to have terrific sport on floating lines and with fish in feeding mode a wide selection of flies have taken some great catches. With feeding concentrated at the surface try the washing line method, hanging a couple of nymphs of the droppers held up by a booby on the point – deadly.

Some notable catches this week included Ryan Sharp who took his limit, topped by a fin perfect four pounder, but not before returning another six on a Green Zonker. Shane Jackson also caught twelve in an action packed session retaining six for table and returning the others.

Best flies:

White fritz, Green Zonker, Hoppers, Soldier palmer

Best areas:

Reedy bank, Scoon bank, Peninsula


Ranger:
Steven Bisset
 

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Reports 03.07.10

Weekending: 02/07/10

Number of anglers - week 60
Number of trout taken - week 180
Number of trout returned - week 5
Total number of trout caught - week 185
Rod average - week 3.0
Best trout- week 3lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 160
Total number of anglers to date 1,000
Total number of fish caught to date 4,045
Largest trout of the season so far 8lb 11oz
Seasonal rod average 4


Weekly Ranger’s review

Fishery Headline: Up and down tactics

As with most of our upland waters this week the bright sunny periods have seen the fish drop a little deeper in the water during the heat of the day but anglers have been using intermediate and slow sinking lines to very good effect with small lures such as mini Cats Whisker or Orange Blobs accounting for a lot of fish.

It has been a different story altogether in the evenings however, as the fish come to the surface to feed as soon as the sun begins to drop and some superb trout have been taken on dry Sedge and Daddy patterns as well as small black Buzzers.

Best flies:

White, Orange or Black mini lures, G & H Sedge, Bibio, Superglue Buzzers.

Best areas:

Corporal Hill, Newhouse bay and the White post.

Ranger:
 

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Reports 09.07.10

Weekending: 09/07/10

Number of anglers - week 51
Number of trout taken - week 134
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 134
Rod average - week 3.6
Best trout- week 4lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 200
Total number of anglers to date 1,134
Total number of fish caught to date 4,179
Largest trout of the season so far 8lb 11oz
Seasonal rod average 3.7


Weekly Ranger’s review

Fishery Headline: Intermediate action

Despite the mixed weather the fishing has remained consistent throughout the week with some nice limit catches coming to the scales.
Local angler Paul Tennick took the best fish of the week at just under 5lb; Paul had several other good fish all from the Newhouse Bay area on an intermediate line with small black wets.
Most of the fish have been taken in the top three feet on various slow sinking lines with gold head lures and black nymphs or wet flies the most productive.
Not quite as many fish have been rising as last week due mainly to the sun and wind but with more favourable conditions forecast for the week ahead, we should hopefully see plenty of fish coming out on the dries again.

Best flies:

Gold head Cat’s Whisker, Black fritz, Zulu, Black Crunchers.

Best areas:

Corporal Hill, White Post, Newhouse Bay.
 

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Hury Report 16.07.10

Weekending: 16/07/10

Number of anglers - week 40
Number of trout taken - week 139
Number of trout returned - week 17
Total number of trout caught - week 156
Rod average - week 3.9
Best trout- week 2lb 15oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 200
Total number of anglers to date 1,174
Total number of fish caught to date 4,335
Largest trout of the season so far 8lb 11oz
Seasonal rod average 3.7
Weekly Ranger’s review

Fishery Headline: Manic Monday!

It has been yet another good week for anglers with the changing wind direction keeping the fish on the move and the anglers on their toes.
Monday saw some of the best sport of the season as the warm dull conditions and light breeze had small black buzzers hatching in thousands with the shallower areas of the reservoir alive with rising fish throughout the day.
Anglers were quick to target these fish and amazingly all who fished managed to take a limit catch with many more returned. The best method was to use small dries or nymphs however, choosing to pull lures over the feeding trout also caught their fair share of fish.
The rest of the week remained consistent with some very good catches taken every day, Mr. A. Garraway had a fantastic limit on Wednesday with eight very well conditioned trout from the north shore weighing in at just less than 18lb.

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Best flies:

Black Hoppers, Black Pennel, Bibio, Orange Blob.

Best areas:

Corporal hill, Newhouse bay, Reedy point.
 

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Report 01.08.10

Number of anglers - week 62
Number of trout taken - week 196
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 196
Rod average - week 3.2
Best trout- week 4lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 200
Total number of anglers to date 1290
Total number of fish caught to date 4702
Largest trout of the season so far 8lb 11oz
Seasonal rod average 3.6

Weekly Ranger’s review:

Fishery Headline: Sedge your bets!

The sultry weather has put the fish a little deeper this week. Anglers have found a medium sink line such as a Di-3 combined with Orange Blobs and Cat’s Whiskers to be the best approach during the day time. Some fantastic sport has been had in the last hour or so in the evenings as the trout have been feeding on the various species of sedge which are hatching at the moment. Bushy dries such as Sedgehogs twitched across the surface have been very effective.




Best flies:
Cat’s Whisker, Dawson’s Olive, Sedgehogs and Cul-de-Canard.

Best areas:
Corporal Hill, Reedy Point and the Boil Pipe.
 
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