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Hury Reservoir Fishing Report 26 March 2017

Fishery: Hury reservoir Size: 125 acres (50h), Max Depth 90 feet (28m)
Grid Ref: NY960 193 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

Weekending: 26 March 2017

Number of anglers - week 29
Number of trout taken - week 82
Number of trout returned - week 121
Total number of trout caught - week 203
Rod average - week 7.0
Best trout - week 4lb
Number of fish re-stocked 200
Total number of anglers to date 93
Total number of fish caught to date 545
Largest trout of the season so far 5lb
Seasonal rod average 5.9

Fishery Headline: Seventh Heaven

Our premier fly only water continues to provide anglers with some fantastic early season sport as the rod average rocketed to 7 fish per angler for the week.
This was a week to remember for many anglers with 82 trout taken for the table and another 121 trout returned to fight another day.
Mr.N.Simpson was delighted with his days sport returning 24 trout up to 2lb 8oz on an Orange Fritz. Mr P.Robinson fishing on a catch and release permit also had a day to remember netting 20 trout on Black Fritz and Blobs on an intermediate line. Anglers have recorded numerous fish in the 2lb -5lb taken mainly on
Lures fished on an Intermediate line with a slow retrieve. The largest rainbow recorded this week at 4lbs was caught by Mr D. Carr. The north shore from the dam wall up to reedy point has been the most productive area.

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Best flies: Dawson’s Olive, Black fritz, Cat’s Whisker, Orange Blob, White Zonker

Best areas: North bank, Newhouse Bay, Reedy Point down to Dam wall.

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Ranger: Paul Perryman
 

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Hury Reservoir Fishing Report April 2, 2017

Weekending: 2 April 2017

Number of anglers - week 37
Number of trout taken - week 90
Number of trout returned - week 142
Total number of trout caught - week 237
Rod average - week 6.2
Best trout - week 4lb
Number of fish re-stocked 200
Total number of anglers to date 130
Total number of fish caught to date 782
Largest trout of the season so far 5lb
Seasonal rod average 6.0


Fishery Headline: 6 of the best as average continues to impress

Although lightly fished Hury continues to provide visiting anglers with some terrific sport. The north bank from reedy point down to the dam wall has been producing some excellent catches. Mr P Robinson and Mr L Gibson both posted returns of over twenty fish on the popular catch and release ticket. Lures especially Orange and Black fritz patterns fished close to the margins on a floating line with a slow/medium retrieve have produced the best catches. With water temperatures continuing to rise we are starting to see some early natural fly life hatch with a number of fish taken on Diawl Bach’s and Nymph patterns. As ever with Hury things can change very quickly due to its moorland location, with Saturday morning bringing heavy hailstones so be prepared to change your methods, as the afternoon brought out the sunshine and a few rising fish. The weather for the coming week looks promising so we expect our anglers to continue enjoying the great sport that is on offer at Hury.

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Best flies: Hare’s Ear Nymph, Diawl Bach, Orange and Black Fritz

Best areas: North bank, Newhouse Bay, Reedy Point down to Dam wall.

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Ranger:
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Hury Reservoir Fishing Report April 9, 2017

Weekending: 09 April 2017

Number of anglers - week 36
Number of trout taken - week 112
Number of trout returned - week 69
Total number of trout caught - week 181
Rod average - week 5
Best trout - week 4lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked 200
Total number of anglers to date 166
Total number of fish caught to date 963
Largest trout of the season so far 5lb
Seasonal rod average 5.8

Fishery Headline: Early start to surface sport!

The warmer temperatures continued to see an increase in fly life as well as hatches of small black buzzers becoming more frequent. More terrestrials have also begun to appear this week and anglers enjoyed some great early season surface sport.
Dave Phillips took his eight fish catch limit and returned four more fish and several anglers on catch and release permits returned into double figures of fish. Small black spider patterns fished very slowly on a floating line have been excellent when the buzzer have been hatching and two anglers fishing in Newhouse bay during the week caught 15 rainbows and four wild browns between them, nearly all on Yellow Owl CDC dry flies. Lures have been a reliable back up when the wind has picked up with Cat’s Whiskers and White Zonkers being the best patterns.

NEWSFLASH – Bumper stocking for Bank Holiday weekend

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Best flies:
Bibio, Diawl Bach, Cat’s Whisker, White Zonker, Black Spider

Best areas:
Disabled platform, Reedy point, Newhouse bay

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Ranger: Andrew Scott
 

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Hury Reservoir Fishing Report April 16, 2017

Weekending: 16 April 2017

Number of anglers - week 38
Number of trout taken - week 79
Number of trout returned - week 116
Total number of trout caught - week 195
Rod average - week 5.1
Best trout - week 3lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked 200
Total number of anglers to date 204
Total number of fish caught to date 1,158
Largest trout of the season so far 5lb
Seasonal rod average 5.6

Fishery Headline: Easter arrives with a buzz!

Hury has had one of the best starts to the season in years with a rod average to date of 5.6 fish per angler which is the highest recorded on any of our fisheries. Buzzer fishing continued to give anglers some of the best action this week when the wind allowed with the north banks margins providing much of the sport. David George had an excellent day roaming the banks from Reedy Point, east to the Dam Wall, taking eight fish whilst fishing a team of buzzers under an indicator. Again there were anglers posting high numbers with Mr. L Gibson catching 36 fish mostly on an Orange Fritz, noting that lots of fish were taking his flies on the drop on an action packed Thursday. Paul Milburn of Crook also had an excellent days fishing the following day taking eight fish and returning another 19 on a Black Fritz. With the week ahead promising over cast days and light winds we should continue to see fish close to the banks and feeding in the margins. As temperatures (hopefully) continue to rise we should see more spells of terrestrials bringing more fish to the surface.

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Best flies: Buzzers, Orange Blob, Black and Orange Fritz

Best areas: Reedy Point, Newhouse Bay

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Hury Reservoir Fishing Report April 23, 2017

Weekending: 23 April 2017

Number of anglers - week 49
Number of trout taken - week 71
Number of trout returned - week 162
Total number of trout caught - week 233
Rod average - week 4.7
Best trout - week 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked 150
Total number of anglers to date 253
Total number of fish caught to date 1,391
Largest trout of the season so far 5lb
Seasonal rod average 5.4

Fishery Headline: Flash Gordon

Cold nights and easterly winds have slowed the sport down a touch at Hury this week but we have still had some fantastic catch returns recorded. John Daniels had a great day on Reedy Point catching and releasing 17 fish using a Black Fritz on a floating line. Andrew Wright found success in New House Bay whilst taking shelter from the wind. Andrew was using a team of buzzers and letting them drift round with the wind and took his eight fish limit, returning a further seven fish. Mr. J Gordon landed the heaviest fish of the week weighing in at 3lb 4oz. Mr Gordon caught eight fish using a Dawson’s Olive on a Intermediate line fishing on the north bank. With a high percentage of anglers fishing catch and release there has been plenty of anglers signing out with fish numbers well into the double figures.

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Best flies: Buzzers, Orange Blob, Black and Orange Fritz

Best areas: Reedy Point, Newhouse Bay, North Bank

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Ranger: Trevor Wright
 

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Hury Reservoir Fishing Report April 30, 2017

Weekending: 30 April 2017

Number of anglers - week 27
Number of trout taken - week 103
Number of trout returned - week 32
Total number of trout caught - week 135
Rod average - week 5.0
Best trout - week 4lb
Number of fish re-stocked 100
Total number of anglers to date 280
Total number of fish caught to date 1,526
Largest trout of the season so far 5lb
Seasonal rod average 5.5

Fishery Headline: Match the hatch!

Milder conditions this week resulted in several good hatches which have excited the fish into a feeding frenzy with some great surface sport on offer. Mr. K.Byll took eight quality rainbows for the table and returned eight pristine fish to fight another day. Joe Watson also took eight superb rainbows for the table and returned four. Many of the fish that have come to the net have averaged between 2lb-3lb, however, not to be outdone Derrick Carr landed the biggest fish of the week with a fully finned rainbow of 4lb among his catch of five. Reedy Point to the Dam Wall has proven the most productive area once again with a Cat’s Whisker or Dawson’s Olive in demand. However, evening hatches have been bringing feeding trout to the surface and as a result small wets and dries have proven their worth during these spells.

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Best flies: Buzzers, Cat’s Whisker, Dawson’s Olive, Black and Orange Fritz

Best areas: Reedy Point, Newhouse Bay, north bank

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Ranger: Paul Perryman
 

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Hury Reservoir Fishing Report May 7, 2017

Weekending: 07 May 2017

Number of anglers - week 58
Number of trout taken - week 137
Number of trout returned - week 134
Total number of trout caught - week 271
Rod average - week 4.7
Best trout - week 3lb 12oz
Number of fish re-stocked 150
Total number of anglers to date 338
Total number of fish caught to date 1,797
Largest trout of the season so far 5lb
Seasonal rod average 5.3

Fishery Headline: Rising fish bring Hury to life

The welcome return of hawthorns hatching has brought some excellent dry fly fishing this week to the banks of Hury. Although brief, usually lasting about two weeks, this spell of fly life entice the fish into feeding along the margins and when the wind has allowed, it has been a perfect time to put down the lure rod and fish lighter methods. New House Bay has been an excellent spot this week as easterly winds have pushed fish up the banks away from the Dam Wall area and into the upper reaches of the reservoir. Ivan Jopling had a brilliant afternoon of sport taking his four fish on a black Blob and returned five during a credit cruncher visit on Thursday. The fishing got better as the week progressed with many anglers recording their limits and good numbers posted on catch and release tickets. Strong winds at times have made Hury a difficult place to fish this week but it has not spoilt the sport as anglers have still found fish using medium retrieved lure patterns. Mr & Mrs Betton had a productive few hours over the weekend taking two and returning six, all on a Dawson’s Olive and Cat’s Whisker during a three hour spell. With warm weather forecast for the coming week we should see lots more fish caught from the surface.

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Best flies: Buzzer, Hawthorn, Cat’s Whisker, Black Blobs

Best areas: Reedy Point, Newhouse Bay, north bank

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Ranger: Simon Lee
 

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Hury Reservoir Fishing Report May 14, 2017

Weekending: 14 May 2017

Number of anglers - week 28
Number of trout taken - week 85
Number of trout returned - week 56
Total number of trout caught - week 141
Rod average - week 5.0
Best trout - week 3lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked 100
Total number of anglers to date 366
Total number of fish caught to date 1,938
Largest trout of the season so far 5lb
Seasonal rod average 5.2

Fishery Headline: Hawthorn heaven!

East winds early in the week pushed the fish to the middle areas of the reservoir with Reedy Point being a good area to find fish feeding in the margins. There have been some notable hawthorn hatches which the fish have been focusing on and anglers are taking advantage of this annual feeding frenzie. James Wier from Spennymoor had a good morning catching three fish with a Cat’s Whisker and switched methods to a Black Hopper on the afternoon and caught a further five fish for a total catch weight of 15lb 8oz. Freddy Johnstone caught and released nine fish on the south shore using an Orange Fritz on a intermediate line with the pick of his fish estimated to weigh 3lb. With a switch around in wind direction back to the more favourable westerly towards the end of the week there was plenty of sport to be had on the north shore near the white post with a number of limit catches been taking from this area. Ian Bell caught his four fish limit using buzzers and also returned a further three fish from this area.

Please note: Several large rainbows stocked last week which have yet to be caught!

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Best flies: Buzzer, Hawthorn, Cat’s Whisker, Black Blobs

Best areas: Reedy Point, Newhouse Bay, north bank

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Ranger: Trevor Wright
 

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Hury Reservoir Fishing Report May 21, 2017

Weekending: 21 May 2017

Number of anglers - week 37
Number of trout taken - week 102
Number of trout returned - week 49
Total number of trout caught - week 151
Rod average - week 4.1
Best trout - week 8lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked 150
Total number of anglers to date 403
Total number of fish caught to date 2,089
Largest trout of the season so far 8lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 5.2

Fishery Headline: Derek nets Hury beast!

Derek Carr took the fish of the season so far with a pristine 8lb 8oz rainbow to complete a six fish catch early in the week. Derek is a regular at Hury and was delighted with such an outstanding quality rainbow, with several others this size still at large! With many fish in the 3lb to 4lb bracket fishing at Hury has been fly anglers paradise and with a good stocking of Lartington’s superb rainbows sport has never looked more promising! Reedy Point to the Dam Wall is still proving the most productive area and with the weather set to improve this week surface sport is expected to be of the very highest order! Lures are still holding their own, however, when conditions allow small black flies, black beetles or a Hawthorn are a must. Mr. B Coatman took eight rainbows for the table and returned three fish to fight another day using Blobs and a Dawson’s Olive lure. Mr. L Gibson had a great day landing 11 fish and returning eight. Mr. J Connolly had a memorable day returning 12 quality rainbows with most of the fish between 2lb and 3lb 8oz

Please note: Several large rainbows stocked last week which have yet to be caught!

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Best flies: Buzzer, Hawthorn, Cat’s Whisker

Best areas: Reedy Point, Newhouse Bay, north bank

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Ranger: Paul Perryman
 

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Hury Reservoir Fishing Report May 28, 2017

Weekending: 28 May 2017

Number of anglers - week 40
Number of trout taken - week 92
Number of trout returned - week 49
Total number of trout caught - week 141
Rod average - week 3.5
Best trout - week 5lb
Number of fish re-stocked 150
Total number of anglers to date 443
Total number of fish caught to date 2,230
Largest trout of the season so far 8lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 5.03

Fishery Headline: Malcolm lands 5lb beauty

Hury was a fly anglers paradise as calmer weather and an abundance of hatches through out the day allowed anglers to locate the fish and imitate the terrestrial fly life. This resulting in some exceptional catches and with new fish added to the fishery weekly we are beginning to see the benefit of consistent early season stocking. Malcolm Gowland from Wearhead had a day to remember when he landed a fully finned pristine 5lb rainbow and ended his day with seven fish for a combined weight of 16lb 4oz. Mr. W Harvey took four fish for the table and returned another four and Mr. L Gibson tempted six fish to the net keeping three and returning three others. Reedy Point to the Dam Wall is still holding fish and with the weather forecast to settle back down, surface sport should still be in abundance this week. Hawthorns are still very evident on the water as are small black beetles and fish can be seen feeding on them around the margins. A well placed lure is still producing some really good fish and as normal the good old Dawson’s Olive is the most productive of these lures. Late evening anglers are reporting a big increases in the activity of the feeding fish allowing some memorable sport with many of the fish in the 2-3lb bracket.

Please note: Several large rainbows stocked last week which have yet to be caught!

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Best flies: Buzzer, Hawthorn, Dawson’s Olive

Best areas: Reedy Point, Newhouse Bay, north bank

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Ranger: Paul Perryman
 

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Hury Reservoir Fishing Report June 4, 2017

Weekending: 4 June 2017

Number of anglers - week 31
Number of trout taken - week 71
Number of trout returned - week 28
Total number of trout caught - week 99
Rod average - week 3.2
Best trout - week 10lb 4oz
Number of fish re-stocked 150
Total number of anglers to date 474
Total number of fish caught to date 2,329
Largest trout of the season so far 10lb 4oz
Seasonal rod average 4.91

Fishery Headline: Double delight for Milburn

Our premier fly only water is in fine form at present with anglers catching some quality trout on a variety of methods. Regular rods are reporting that it is some of the best quality fishing they have ever had. Paul Milburn was delighted that he made the trip to Hury as he was rewarded with a pristine 10lb 4oz rainbow along with 4 other quality 2lb plus rainbows. Derrick Carr landed a superb 6lb 4oz rainbow part of a impressive 8 fish limit catch weighing in at 21lb. Simon Saint was also delighted with his quick fire 8 fish limit starting at 08.45 and setting off home at 13.15. Once again this week there has been an abundance of hatches which allows anglers to imitative patterns resulting in some exceptional catches. Hawthorns are still very evident on the water as are small black beetles and fish can be seen feeding on them around the margins. The Boil fished well mid week but as the weather cooled down the fish moved back into the shallows near Reedy Point and down towards the dam wall. Lures are still producing some really good fish with the ever reliable Dawson’s Olive leading the way. Late evening anglers are reporting big hatches allowing them to locate and target the feeding trout with many of the fish in the 2lb -3lb bracket. This week another visitor was impressed with the trout as anglers were treated to the sight of feeding Osprey who also dropped in for a spot of lunch!

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Best flies: Black and Olive Buzzers, Hawthorn, Dawson’s Olive

Best areas: Reedy Point, Newhouse Bay and the north bank shallows

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Paul Perryman
 

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Hury Reservoir Fishing Report June 18, 2017

Weekending: 18 June 2017

Number of anglers - week 44
Number of trout taken - week 78
Number of trout returned - week 73
Total number of trout caught - week 151
Rod average - week 3.4
Best trout - week 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked 150
Total number of anglers to date 535
Total number of fish caught to date 2,582
Largest trout of the season so far 10lb 4oz
Seasonal rod average 4.8

Fishery Headline: And here’s to you Mr Robinson…….

It has been a challenging week to say the least but the Hury angler is prepared for whatever Mother Nature likes to greet him or her with as they leave the lodge. With ear burning sunshine and little wind, it has made for some tough fishing. On the plus side the boil is pumping water into the reservoir, attracting good numbers. This fresh water has been migrating into Newhouse Bay and many fish have been taken in these areas as fish flock to the oxygen rich water. The start of the week fished consistent with lots of fish caught on a variety of different patterns, very small black dries have proved excellent into the evening, as fish return to the banks to feed. That said David Wren took four fish on the popular Credit Cruncher ticket after making his way up to the fast water of Newhouse Bay inlet and found fish almost straight away pulling a black snake fly through the moving water showing they are still happy to chase a lure. The weekend heat pushed fish deep, many anglers struggled with very few fish caught but Mr. A Robinson caught ten on a very productive Sunday proving even in the hottest conditions, fish will still feed if your methods are right! We should hopefully see the rod average rise again next week as the weather seems to be changing in the fisherman’s favour.

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Best flies: Small black dries, Dawson’s Olive, Cat’s Whisker, Black Fritz, Consett Budgey

Best areas: The Boil, Newhouse Bay, north bank

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Hury Reservoir Fishing Report June 25, 2017

Weekending: 25 June 2017

Number of anglers - week 15
Number of trout taken - week 56
Number of trout returned - week 80
Total number of trout caught - week 136
Rod average - week 9.0
Best trout - week 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked 150
Total number of anglers to date 550
Total number of fish caught to date 2,718
Largest trout of the season so far 10lb 4oz
Seasonal rod average 4.9

Fishery Headline: Rod Average Rockets!

A quiet week at Hury as high winds at the weekend probably put a few people off. Those who fished had some of the best weeks sport so far this season with most anglers posting double digit returns taking the rod average to nine fish per angler for the week! Malcolm Longstaff got the week off to a flyer, returning 10 fish all from around the boil area on a number of lure patterns. As the week progressed natural patterns were catching most fish with Daddies, Hoppers and Shuttlecocks bringing lots of fish up for some top of the water action. Thursday saw Gordon Byers and Tim Grove return 37 fish between them, which is top draw numbers by anyone’s standards all on dries, showing the cracking head of fish Hury has built up since the start of the season. As the weekend arrived it was back to stripping lures as windy conditions made casting hard work but those who braved the wind were rewarded posting good numbers from the north banks with orange and olive fritz patterns bringing plenty of fish to the net.

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Best flies: Small black dries, Hopper, Daddy, various fritz patterns

Best areas: The Boil, Newhouse Bay, north bank

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Hury Reservoir Fishing Report July 2, 2017

Weekending: 02 July 2017

Number of anglers - week 31
Number of trout taken - week 49
Number of trout returned - week 83
Total number of trout caught - week 132
Rod average - week 4.25
Best trout - week 4lb
Number of fish re-stocked 150
Total number of anglers to date 581
Total number of fish caught to date 2,853
Largest trout of the season so far 10lb 4oz
Seasonal rod average 4.9

Fishery Headline: Mr J Wood has a day to remember

With high winds and prolonged rainfall meant fishing at Hury was at the least challenging, for the brave anglers. However, Mr. J Wood was not to be beaten, quite the opposite, he recorded one of his most productive days fishing landing 19 fish and returning all 19 to fight another day. Edward Murray from Castleside was delighted with his eight fish catch limit as was Malcolm Gowland who also landed an eight fish catch limit. It was a week of anglers opting for the catch and release ticket as 15 anglers took up this popular permit and between them netted 83 fish and returned all 83 to fight another day. That’s an impressive average of 5.3 fish per angler As the weather settled back down natural patterns were catching most fish with Daddies, Hoppers and other dries bringing lots of fish up for some top of the water action. This was not to say that lures weren’t holding there own and as soon as the weather turned for the worst anglers switched to the lure and continued connecting with some quality fish. Later in the week fish congregated along Reedy Point and long to the north shore as well as in Newhouse Bay

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Best flies: Small black dries, Hopper, Daddy, various fritz patterns

Best areas: The Boil, Newhouse Bay, north bank

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Hury Reservoir Fishing Report July 9, 2017

Weekending: 09 July 2017

Number of anglers - week 51
Number of trout taken - week 117
Number of trout returned - week 73
Total number of trout caught - week 190
Rod average - week 6
Best trout - week 3lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked 150
Total number of anglers to date 682
Total number of fish caught to date 3,043
Largest trout of the season so far 10lb 4oz
Seasonal rod average 4.5

Fishery Headline: Rod average amazes Hury faithful

With a mixed bag of weather conditions you would expect mixed returns this week, however the story is quite the opposite with one of the best returns of the season with Hury offering sport unchallenged by any other Northumbrian Water fishery. Gordon Byers caught and returned 12 fish all on Black Hoppers and Mr. K Bunnett returned eight rainbows on a Yellow Fritz. Mr A Marsden took six pristine rainbows for the table and returned four fish to fight another day, all on a Dawson’s Olive. Yet again Reedy Point to the Dam Wall produced the best sport but when conditions were windy the boil end of Hury gave shelter from the westerly wind and produced some quality sport. When wind conditions quietened down some anglers opted for dry fly patterns and were rewarded as many fish were taken on dries close to the margins. As normal this time of year, stealth is a must as terrestrials blown on to the water edges and are being hunted by the feeding trout so it’s worth fishing the margins before you step near the water.

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Best flies: Small black dries, Hopper, Daddy, various fritz patterns

Best areas: The Boil, Newhouse Bay, north bank

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Hury Reservoir Fishing Report July 23, 2017

Weekending: 23 July 2017

Number of anglers - week 51
Number of trout taken - week 92
Number of trout returned - week 59
Total number of trout caught - week 151
Rod average - week 3
Best trout - week 4lb
Number of fish re-stocked 150
Total number of anglers to date 788
Total number of fish caught to date 3,362
Largest trout of the season so far 10lb 4oz
Seasonal rod average 4.3

Fishery Headline: Top summer sport for Hury faithful!

With a mixed bag of weather conditions fishing was challenging but rewarding as the catch returns highlighted. Derrick Carr had an excellent day taking his eight fish catch limit for a total weight of 15lb 12oz and Dave Phillips also netted his eight fish catch limit for a total weight of 15lb 8oz. Mr. I Richardson had a day to remember landing and returning 11 rainbows, 10 of which were 2lb plus and also one rainbow at 4lb plus to take biggest fish of the week. Mr. J Connolly netted 10 pristine rainbows taking four fish for the table and returning six fish to fight another day with many of these fish in excess of 3lb. When weather conditions allowed anglers were taking fish from the surface using Hoppers and Daddies. However, on windier days lures came into there own and a well placed Dawson’s Olive or Orange Fritz on an intermediate line with a fast retrieve had the desired affect. We are looking forward to some of the very best summer sport over the coming weeks when Hury comes into it’s own with widespread hatches and the very best top water sport!

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Best flies: Small Black Dries, Hopper, Daddy, Dawson’s Olive, and fritz patterns

Best areas: Newhouse Bay, north bank, Reedy Point when wind direction allowed the Boil

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Hury Reservoir Fishing Report July 30, 2017

Hury Reservoir Fishing Report July 30, 2017

Weekending: 30 July 2017

Number of anglers - week 24
Number of trout taken - week 55
Number of trout returned - week 50
Total number of trout caught - week 105
Rod average - week 4.3
Best trout - week 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked 150
Total number of anglers to date 812
Total number of fish caught to date 3,467
Largest trout of the season so far 10lb 4oz
Seasonal rod average 4.3

Fishery Headline: All in good Stead

Blustery winds made for some difficult days at Hury this week with anglers struggling to get a line out at times. Fish are still getting caught close in from the north bank from Reedy Point along to the Dam Wall so anglers are still getting steady numbers of fish with a rod average for the week of over four fish per angler. With very little fish showing on the surface, lure patterns have been the best method with an intermediate line and medium/slow retrieve getting the best results. Mr. A Maskell and Mr. C Bottoms had good numbers on catch and release this week returning 10 and 9 to fight another day. Alan Stead had an excellent early evening spell on Saturday night taking his four fish limit but also returning a beautiful fully finned brown trout around the ¾ lb mark all on a black spider pattern size 14.

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Best flies: Cat’s Whisker, Orange blob, Black fritz, Cat Blob

Best areas: Reedy Bank along to the Dam Wall

Rangers office 01833 641121

Ranger: Simon Lee
 
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nwl

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Hury Reservoir Fishing Report Aug 13, 2017

Weekending: 13 August 2017

Number of anglers - week 42
Number of trout taken - week 70
Number of trout returned - week 74
Total number of trout caught - week 144
Rod average - week 3.42
Best trout - week 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked 150
Total number of anglers to date 884
Total number of fish caught to date 3,732
Largest trout of the season so far 10lb 4oz
Seasonal rod average 4.2

Fishery Headline: Muddler top twenty

With weather conditions dictating the most productive method fly fishing anglers have had to adapt methods and tactics. Mr. W Bruce had an amazing day connecting with 20 trout and returning all safely to fight another day, all fish fell to a muddler. Regular visitor Derrick Carr was delighted when he fished on Tuesday and took an eight fish catch limit for a combined weight 16lb 8oz then returned on Thursday and landed another six pristine rainbows. Mr. P Baxendale had a really good days sport tempting six quality fish with one of the fish being a 2lb 8oz brown trout, all were returned safely to the water. Anglers reported a lot of activity on an evening when conditions were suitable and hatches began to occur spurring fish into a feeding frenzy and allowing anglers who proffer to fish more traditional methods the chance to put there skills to the test. Yet again Reedy Point produced some really fine sport as did the Boil. As the fish come closer to the margins seeking terrestrial fly life and minnows anglers are advised to fish with stealth and fish the margins before going any where near the waters edge as this can produce some exceptional sport. A Cat’s Whisker and Dawson’s Olive are still the most productive lures and small black dries and daddies appear to tempting many a good fish.

NEWSFLASH – Hury Classic Fly Fishing Competition 24 September 2017, 9am registration, £350 cash prizes up for grabs!

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Best flies: Various black dries, Bibio, daddies, Cat’s Whisker, Dawson Olive

Best areas: Disabled platform, Reedy Point, Newhouse Bay, Corporal Hill, the Boil

Rangers office 01833 641121

Ranger: Paul Perryman
 

shortearedowl

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No-one seems to comment upon these reports but I'd like the ranger(s) doing them to know that I find them very interesting and bearing in mind I plan to visit Hury much more often this year (2018) they'll be helpful too. Thank you
 

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I will be staying in Teesdale for 3 days from the 11th of March and hope to pay a visit,any tips and help would be most welcome.
Thanks.
Paul.
 
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