Kielder Reservoir Fishing Reports

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Fishery: Kielder Water Size: 2,700 acres (1,093h), Max Depth 178 feet (55m)
Grid Ref: NY670 880 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

Weekending: 07/07/13

Number of anglers - week 132
Number of trout taken - week 477
Number of trout returned - week 12
Total number of trout caught - week 489
Rod average - week 3.7
Best trout - week 4lb 12oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 600
Total number of anglers to date 1,414
Total number of fish caught to date 6,543
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 4.6

Fishery Headline: Alan Jones has red hot day!

The excellent weather towards the end of the week sparked some great hatches of sedge and smaller mayfly around the margins and feeder streams. Alan Jones from Hexham took advantage of these hatches to take six cracking fish which were all over 4lb whilst fishing a Longhorn Sedge underneath the road bridge at Matthew`s Linn. He also took two smaller brown trout on a Brown Hopper whilst fishing tight against the rocks in Lewisburn Bay. There are still a large number of pin fry and tadpoles in the shallow water around the reservoir, so it’s always worth trying close to the margins before casting further out into deeper, less fertile water! Small Mepps spinners have also been working well across the rocks at Hawkhope and in front of the café at Tower Knowe.

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Best flies:
Tadpoles, Orange Blob, Hoppers and Sedge patterns

Best baits:
Worm, Orange PowerBait, small Mepps

Best areas:

Boat: Gowan Burn, Bakethin
Bank: Hawkhope, Matthew’s Linn, Tower Knowe

Ranger office and Boat bookings:

01434 251000

Ranger:

Lee Hollings
 

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Re: Kielder Reservoir Fishing Reports - Weekending: 21/07/13

Weekending: 21/07/13

Number of anglers - week 91
Number of trout taken - week 347
Number of trout returned - week 9
Total number of trout caught - week 356
Rod average - week 3.9
Best trout - week 4lb 9oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 600
Total number of anglers to date 1,646
Total number of fish caught to date 7,193
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 4.3

Fishery Headline: Rod averages impress despite the heat!

The fine weather continued all week and with high temperatures anglers had the best sport early in the morning and late in the evenings. This helped towards a great rod average considering the conditions of almost four fish per angler. Ken Philipson recorded the heaviest fish of the week of 4lb 9oz caught from the bank at Beeches Walk at Leaplish Waterside Park. Paul Howie landed a cracking catch of 23lb from the bank at Little Whickhope on ledgered worm and sweetcorn. There have been fifteen limits from Little Whickhope during the week, mainly in the deeper water close to the road bridge. Ronny Thorpe from Barrasford caught and returned a brown trout of 2lb from the top of the Whickhope Inlet on a Daddy Longlegs with a number of brown trout caught from the Whickhope area.

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Best flies:

Orange Blob, Black Fritz, Soldier Palmer variants

Best baits:

Worm, Orange PowerBait, small Mepps

Best areas:

Boat: Little Whickhope
Bank: Tower Knowe, Hawkhope

Ranger office and Boat bookings:
01434 251000

Ranger:
John Reed
 

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Re: Kielder Reservoir Fishing Reports - Weekending: 04/08/13

Weekending: 04/08/13

Number of anglers - week 129
Number of trout taken - week 133
Number of trout returned - week 8
Total number of trout caught - week 141
Rod average - week 1.1
Best trout - week 4lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 400
Total number of anglers to date 1,866
Total number of fish caught to date 7,662
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 4.1

Fishery Headline: Floods bring a change in conditions

With the change in weather over the week we have seen reservoir water levels rise quickly. This caused a clouding of the water during the week as suspended sediment was carried into the reservoir with flood water which made the fishing challenging for many. However, this caused water levels to rise bringing fish closer in to the margins onto freshly flooded ground looking for feed. As the water began to clear the fish remained in the margins and allowed anglers some better sport over the weekend. Bubble float and worm has been the most productive technique, which has made the most of these conditions. Boat anglers had good sport by fishing on the edge of coloured water where streams join the main body of the reservoir. Hanging flies about a meter down has had the best results for fly anglers.

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Best flies:
Orange Blob, Black Fritz, Montana Nymph

Best baits:
Worm, Orange PowerBait

Best areas:

Boat: The quarry, Whickhope, Bull Crag and Plashetts
Bank: Leaplish, Hawkhope slipway and Stockie Bay

Ranger office and Boat bookings:
01434 251000

Ranger:
Lee Hollings
 

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Weekending: 25/08/13

Number of anglers - week 124
Number of trout taken - week 249
Number of trout returned - week 12
Total number of trout caught - week 261
Rod average - week 2.1
Best trout - week 4lb 9oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 600
Total number of anglers to date 2,154
Total number of fish caught to date 8,409
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 3.9

Fishery Headline: Mr Clark nets catch of the week

Another steady week at Kielder with some nice fish netted and some good catches despite the warm conditions. The heaviest fish and best catch of the week went to Mr. C Clark with eight fish for 21lb 7oz. The heaviest was a fine 4lb 9oz rainbow caught at Hawkhope on a worm and PowerBait combination. Boat anglers again had most success around Whickhope, Needs Hill and Plashetts areas. Anglers must return any arctic char that are caught. More information is available when purchasing your day permit at Leaplish or Tower Knowe.

NEWSFLASH - By popular demand another fly fishing pairs competition will be staged at Kielder Water on Sunday 22 September 2013. There are no heats, just a one day competition with the winners taking away a cash prize. The competition is fly only, fished to fishery rules and you fish with your partner for the duration of the day. Entry is £70 per pair. Please contact Kielder on 01434 251000 for more information and to book your place.

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

Best baits:
Worm, Green PowerBait

Best areas:
Boat: Whickhope, Needs Hill
Bank: Hawkhope, Gordon’s Wall

Ranger office and Boat bookings:
01434 251000

Ranger:
Karl Main
 

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Weekending: 01/09/13

Number of anglers - week 116
Number of trout taken - week 231
Number of trout returned - week 7
Total number of trout caught - week 238
Rod average - week 2.0
Best trout - week 4lb 9oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 600
Total number of anglers to date 2,270
Total number of fish caught to date 8,647
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 3.8

Fishery Headline: Derek is Kingfisher

Kielder Water greeted Ashington Kingfishers for their 25th Anniversary Kielder Lough Style competition on Sunday 1 September. Conditions were very difficult with high winds and only a total of 19 fish caught with only a limited number of tactics and techniques possible. The winning angler was Derek Johnson with four fish demonstrating how badly this upland reservoir can be affected by windy conditions.
Bank angler Thomas Goodinson landed the heaviest recorded fish of the week with a 4lb 9oz rainbow at Merlin Brea on ledgered worm. Mr. C Graham caught three fish over 3lb from Hawkhope on worm and PowerBait in a great catch of 23lb 8oz and showed that some great sport available when conditions are favourable.

The Kielder Pairs Cash Prize competition due to be held 22 of September 2013 is now fully booked, thank you to everyone for their support and good luck on the day.

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Best flies:
Small goldheads, Claret Hopper, Black Midge, Orange Fritz

Best baits:
Worm, Yellow PowerBait Eggs

Best areas:
Boat: Whickhope
Bank: Hawkhope

Ranger office and Boat bookings:
01434 251000

Ranger:
John Reed
 

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Weekending: 08/09/13

Number of anglers - week 128
Number of trout taken - week 247
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 247
Rod average - week 1.9
Best trout - week 4lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 400
Total number of anglers to date 2,398
Total number of fish caught to date 8,894
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 3.7

Fishery Headline: Johns the Daddy

Cooler conditions this week have contributed to some good sport for both fly and bait anglers from a variety of locations on boat and bank. Bait anglers have had good results ledgering with orange floating PowerBait, fished six to twelve inches off the bottom. Fly anglers had success with Di 5 lines and teams of dark lures. Fish can be attracted to the top as John Hunt of Wark proved, when he took 4 fish for 10lb 12oz on a deer hair Daddy. All were caught in the entrance to the Belling Inlet.

Customer information:
The Kielder Marathon takes place on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October and the following angling restrictions will apply. Boat hire will not be available on these two days and there will be no bank fishing on the Sunday 6 October. Bank fishing will available on Saturday 5 October and will be limited to Tower Knowe only. Bank permit sales on the day will be on sale at Tower Knowe shop and not from Leaplish Waterside Park. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Best flies: Daddies, Hoppers, Orange Fritz and Fry patterns

Best baits: Worm, Orange PowerBait and sweetcorn

Best areas:
Boat: Belling inlet
Bank: Little Whickhope and South Hawkhope

Ranger office and Boat bookings:
01434 251000

Ranger:
Lee Hollings
 

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Weekending: 15/09/13

Number of anglers - week 98
Number of trout taken - week 212
Number of trout returned - week 5
Total number of trout caught - week 217
Rod average - week 2.2
Best trout - week 4lb 6oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 600
Total number of anglers to date 2,496
Total number of fish caught to date 9,111
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 3.6

Fishery Headline: Tom lands top catch from Whickhope

After a spell of wet weather anglers fishing near the feeder stream mouths have recorded some excellent catches. Fly rods fishing in the calmer water in the settled bays have enjoyed some good dry fly sport to daddies and hoppers. Fishing form the bank Tom Holland landed the best 8 fish limit this week weighting in at 21lbs. Tom took this fine from the top of Whickhope Inlet on worm, sweetcorn and orange PowerBait. The best fish this week was caught by Ken Anderson fishing from the lower car park at Tower Knowe he landed a fine conditioned rainbow weighing 4lb 6oz. We would like to remind anglers to read the posted information in the fishing lodges relating to Arctic Char and the fact that if caught they should be safely returned to the water. Please note the cash pair’s competition in September is now fully booked thank you for your support.
Customer information:
The Kielder Marathon takes place on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October and the following angling restrictions will apply. Boat hire will not be available on these two days and there will be no bank fishing on the Sunday 6 October.
Bank fishing will be available on Saturday 5 October and will be limited to Tower Knowe only. Bank permit sales on the day will be on sale at Tower Knowe shop and not from Leaplish Waterside Park. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Best flies: Daddies, Hoppers, Orange Fritz, small gold head lures
Best baits: Worm, Orange PowerBait and sweetcorn
Best areas:
Boat: Top of Whickhope
Bank: Whickhope, Little Whickhope, South Abutment and Tower Knowe

Ranger office and Boat bookings:
01434 251000

Ranger:
John Reed
 

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Weekending: 22/09/13

Number of anglers - week 92
Number of trout taken - week 211
Number of trout returned - week 9
Total number of trout caught - week 220
Rod average - week 2.3
Best trout - week 4lb 3oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 0
Total number of anglers to date 2,588
Total number of fish caught to date 9,331
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 3.6

Fishery Headline: Paul and Kevin in Kielder heaven!

Sunday 22 September saw Kielder Water stage the final competition of the season. A hard session was experienced by all with bright sunshine and strong winds pushing the fish into deeper water. The eventual winners were Kevin Summerson and Paul Ramm with three fish to net them a £300 cash prize. Earlier in the week Mr. L Nicholson recorded the heaviest fish caught on worm with a cracking rainbow of 4lb 3oz. Boat angler Jack Gowling had a catch limit weighing 17lb on worm and sweetcorn from Matthew’s Linn as well as returning a number of brown trout at the mouth of Lewis Burn. Gowanburn Farm has also produced some good catches for boat anglers who were willing to motor up to the north of Kielder.
NEWSFLASH - The Kielder Marathon will take place over the weekend of Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October. The fishery will be closed on the Sunday due to this event but there will be bank fishing available on Saturday limited to the Tower Knowe area with permits only available at Tower Knowe.
Anglers who catch any of the ‘Arctic Char’ which have been introduced to Kielder by the Environment Agency must return the fish with as much care as possible. More information on this beautiful fish is available at Tower Knowe Visitor Centre and Leaplish Waterside Park.

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Best flies: Yellow Dancer, Clan Chief, hoppers

Best baits: Ledgered worm, Orange PowerBait

Best areas:
Boat: Gowanburn Farm and Matthew’s Linn
Bank: Tower Knowe, Hawkhope, South Abutment

Ranger office and Boat bookings:
01434 251000

Ranger:
John Reed
 

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Weekending: 06/10/13

Number of anglers - week 30
Number of trout taken - week 72
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 72
Rod average - week 2.4
Best trout - week 5lb 7oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 0
Total number of anglers to date 2,709
Total number of fish caught to date 9,617
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 3.5

Fishery Headline: Phil takes eight from Bull Crag

The heaviest fish of the week was a rainbow of 5lb 7oz caught by Mick Rutherford from Morpeth. Mick was at the Mounces Burn close to the Rievers Rest at Leaplish and caught this cracker on a combination of worm and sweet corn. Boat anglers recorded catch limits from Matthew’s Linn, Needs Hill and also off the Old North Tyne Road at Bull Crag. Philip Shevlin recorded the heaviest catch of the week from Bull Crag with eight fish for 21lb.
There will be ten boats available for hire at Kielder right up to the end of the season which will be 15 November. This will be dependent on the weather conditions, boats must be pre-booked at Leaplish Waterside Park on 01434 251000

Please note - Tower Knowe Visitor Centre will be open daily from 10am until 4pm. Tower Knowe will close on Sunday 3 November and anglers will only be able to purchase a day permit from Leaplish after that date.

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Best flies: Claret Hoppers, Diving Daddy, Alexandra

Best baits: Ledgered worm, Yellow PowerBait Eggs

Best areas:
Boat: Matthew’s Linn, Bull Crag
Bank: Whickhope, South Abutment

Ranger office and Boat bookings:
01434 251000

Ranger:
John Reed
 

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Weekending: 13/10/13

Number of anglers - week 54
Number of trout taken - week 101
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 101
Rod average - week 1.9
Best trout - week 2lb 9oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 400
Total number of anglers to date 2,763
Total number of fish caught to date 9,718
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 3.5

Fishery Headline: Martain has cracking late season sport

The colder, windier conditions resulted in only seen the hardiest of anglers venturing out! Bank anglers had the best of the sport with Tower Knowe producing the most consistent catches. Hawkhope Slipway, Stockie Bay, and Ski Bay have also produced some good sport throughout the week for bait anglers with PowerBait and worm cocktail favoured by most anglers. The heaviest catch and fish of the week was taken by bank angler Martin Dodds who caught eight fish for a weight of 14lb 2oz. He was fishing with Orange PowerBait on the ledger with the bait suspended only 30cm off the bottom. Martin caught two at Tower Knowe then moved to Hawkhope slipway for the remaining six fish. Very little boat fishing was possible due to the conditions but the main method has been intermediate lines with lures. There have been good hatches of black buzzers in sheltered bays which gave anglers some good surface water sport.

Please note: Tower Knowe visitor centre closes 3 November and all fishing permits from that date can be purchased from Leaplish Waterside Park. All fishing finishes Friday 15 November for the season.

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Best flies: Minky, boobies, Cat’s Whisker, Diawl Bach, crunchers, buzzers

Best baits: Worm, Orange PowerBait, sweet corn, small spinners

Best areas:
Boat: N/A
Bank: Hawkhope Slipway, Stockie Bay, Ski Bay and Beeches Walk

Ranger office and Boat bookings:
01434 251000

Ranger:
Lee Hollings
 

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Weekending: 27/10/13

Number of anglers - week 30
Number of trout taken - week 31
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 31
Rod average - week 1.03
Best trout - week 2lb 12oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 0
Total number of anglers to date 2,847
Total number of fish caught to date 9,828
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 3.4

Fishery Headline: Paul nets limit in wind at Hawkhope

Heavy rain has seen the reservoir rise by over one meter in less than six days. This has in turn seen fish move into shallower water to pick off worms and insects on the freshly flooded areas. Paul Robson from Hexham managed to take his catch limit despite high onshore winds at Hawkhope slipway. Paul had to repeatedly cast his bubble float against the wind but was well worth the effort for the 14lb of fish he took home. Due to high winds there was no boats hire this week so all fish taken were buy bank anglers. There will be ten boats available for hire at Kielder right up to the end of the season depending on weather conditions. Boats must be pre-booked at Leaplish Waterside Park on 01434 251000.

Please note: Tower Knowe visitor centre closes 3 November and all fishing permits from that date can be purchased from Leaplish Waterside Park. All fishing finishes Friday 15 November for the season.

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

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Best flies: Orange Blob, Yellow Fritz, bobbies

Best baits: Worm, Orange PowerBait Eggs

Best areas: Hawkhope, Stockie Bay and Little Whickhope

Ranger office and Boat bookings:
01434 251000

Ranger:
Karl Main
 

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Fishery: Kielder Water Size: 2,700 acres (1,093h), Max Depth 178 feet (55m)
Grid Ref: NY670 880 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

Weekending: 03/11/13

Number of anglers - week 16
Number of trout taken - week 49
Number of trout returned - week 5
Total number of trout caught - week 54
Rod average - week 3.3
Best trout - week 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 0
Total number of anglers to date 2,863
Total number of fish caught to date 9,882
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 3.4

Fishery Headline: Alan beats the weather!

Wild and wet conditions dominated proceedings with only sixteen anglers attending Kielder this week. However, there was a very impressive rod average of over three fish per angler with the majority caught at the mouth of swollen streams and inlets. Alan Arkle caught the best fish of the week at the Lewis Burn with a rainbow of 3lb along with the heaviest catch of week with 18lb on ledgered worm.

Please note: Tower Knowe visitor centre closes 3 November and all fishing permits from that date can be purchased from Leaplish Waterside Park. All fishing finishes Friday 15 November for the season.

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

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Best flies: Black Spider, Black Gnat

Best baits: Worm, Orange PowerBait Eggs

Best areas: Hawkhope, Wave Chamber, Whickhope

Ranger office and Boat bookings:
01434 251000

Ranger:
John Reed
 

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Weekending: 04/05/14

Number of anglers - week 129
Number of trout taken - week 615
Number of trout returned - week 13
Total number of trout caught - week 628
Rod average - week 4.9
Best trout - week 2lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 450
Total number of anglers to date 585
Total number of fish caught to date 1,953
Largest trout of the season so far 4lb
Seasonal rod average 3.3

Fishery Headline: Sports warms up at Kielder

A change in weather culminated in a change in fortunes at Kielder with warmer, milder weather increasing the water temperature and fish activity. This has seen prolific hatches of buzzers and terrestrial insects which in turn sparked fish into feeding frenzy resulting in great catches from many areas. As a result the rod average rocketed to nearly five fish per angler, a dramatic increase following a slow start to the season. Highlights included Mr. D Ames and Mr. G Lawson who fished over two days from Hawkhope slipway with PowerBait and landed 30 cracking fish. The main methods for the boat anglers have been floating lines with black and olive patterns including a Damsel Nymph, Diawl Bach and flash back nymphs fished static. Alternatively Di3 or Di5 lines with damsel nymphs, orange blobs and mini lures fished with a steady retrieve also worked particularly well. Fish have also been caught from varying depths for bank anglers. Ledgered PowerBait has attracted fish along with a sweetcorn and worm combination fished three feet below a bubble float. Travelling light and covering ground with a spinner gave Gordon Scott some great sport taking 13 fish from Tower Knowe and Hawkhope over a two day trip.

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Best flies: Cat’s Whisker, Orange Blob
Best baits: Worm, Orange PowerBait. Red Mepps

Best areas: Boat- The Belling Inlet, Whickhope
Bank- Tower Knowe, Hawkhope

Ranger office and Boat bookings:
01434 251000

Ranger:
Lee Hollings
 

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Weekending: 11/05/14

Number of anglers - week 94
Number of trout taken - week 475
Number of trout returned - week 23
Total number of trout caught - week 498
Rod average - week 5.3
Best trout - week 6lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 650
Total number of anglers to date 679
Total number of fish caught to date 2,451
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb
Seasonal rod average 3.6

Fishery Headline: Peter’s brown of a lifetime!

With the boats proving increasingly popular, Kielder held the qualifier heat of the Scierra Pairs Competition on Sunday. The eventual winners were Peter Pattinson and Ray Fothergill who were the only pair to net their limit ending with 16 rainbows for 26lb 6oz. Runner up were Tom Nelson and Tom Robson with 15 fish for 22lb 8oz, third place and final qualification spot went to Paul and Jessica Tweddle with nine fish for 13lb 11oz. All three pairs progress through to the final held at Rutland Water in September. Peter topped the weekend off netting the biggest fish of the week and season so far, a 6lb over wintered brown trout in fin perfect condition. The specimen was taken in the Plashetts area using a fast sinking line and a fry pattern.
There was success on the banks too, with David Ainsley netting 12, including four brown trout at the east end of the Dam using a Green Montana and Peter Briggs took his limit of eight fish in Stockie Bay.

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Tower Knowe Visitor Centre is now open from 10am every morning for both permits and fishing tackle. Permits are also available from 7am at Leaplish Waterside Park. Boats can be booked in advance by calling Leaplish on 01434 251000

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Best flies: Green Montana, Mallard and Claret, Orange Blob
Best baits: Worm, Green PowerBait

Best areas:
Boat- Plashetts, Whickhope, The Belling
Bank- Hawkhope, Gordon’s Wall

Ranger office and Boat bookings:
01434 251000

Ranger:
John Reed
 
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Weekending: 01/06/14

Number of anglers - week 139
Number of trout taken - week 271
Number of trout returned - week 11
Total number of trout caught - week 282
Rod average - week 2.0
Best trout - week 4lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 450
Total number of anglers to date 1,081
Total number of fish caught to date 3,715
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 3.4

Fishery Headline: Fly anglers take Kielder to the limit

An influx of fresh water made sport more challenging and fish a little harder to locate as they moved out of the margins. Ian Henderson recorded the heaviest fish of the week with a rainbow of 4lb 8oz from the South Abutment caught on worm and sweetcorn. Donald Gunn had rainbows of 4lb 2oz and 4lb from the boat at Needs Hill caught on a Red and Black Toby. Fly anglers have recorded fifteen catch limits from either side of Dam at the North and South Abutment.

NEWSFLASH - The Jack Charlton Trout Cup will be held at Kielder 4 June. There will be areas of the bank closed off from 11am until 3pm whilst the competition is in progress.

Tower Knowe Visitor Centre is now open from 10am every morning for both permits and fishing tackle. Permits are also available from 7am at Leaplish Waterside Park

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Best flies: Orange Goldheads, Dawson’s Olive, Yellow Dancer
Best baits: Worm and sweetcorn

Best areas:
Boat- Tower Knowe, Hawkhope, Needs Hill
Bank- Tower Knowe, Hawkhope, South Abutment, Mirage

Ranger office and Boat bookings:
01434 251000

Ranger:
John Reed
 

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Weekending: 08/06/14

Number of anglers - week 167
Number of trout taken - week 511
Number of trout returned - week 24
Total number of trout caught - week 535
Rod average - week 3.2
Best trout - week 3lb 11oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 741
Total number of anglers to date 1,248
Total number of fish caught to date 4,250
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 3.4

Fishery Headline: Cameron’s catch of the week!

Kielder hosted the Jack Charlton disabled anglers competition this week and despite the appalling weather a great day was be had by all. The 60 competitors had some success with a rod average of 2.8 for the day. Boats once again found best sport along the north shore and areas harder to access via the bank with particular success to be found around the Needs Hill and Plashetts slipway. Brian Lillie and Phil Raisbeck netted 12 fish from the boat along the north shore and Plashetts. From the bank, anglers fishing the east end of the reservoir near the Dam produced the best results. Tim Cameron netted both the best rainbow of the week along with the biggest catch of 16lb 3oz between Hawkhope and Gordon’s Walls on Pink PowerBait with the best being a fine 3lb 11oz fish.

Tower Knowe Visitor Centre is now open from 10am every morning for both permits and fishing tackle. Permits are also available from 7am at Leaplish Waterside Park.
Boats can be booked in advance by calling Leaplish on 01434 251000

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Best flies: Orange Blob, Dawson’s Olive
Best baits: Worm and sweetcorn, Pink PowerBait

Best areas:
Boat- Matthew’s Linn, Plashetts, Needs Hill
Bank- Hawkhope, Stockie Bay

Ranger office and Boat bookings:
01434 251000

Ranger:
Karl Main
 

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Weekending: 15/06/14

Number of anglers - week 122
Number of trout taken - week 567
Number of trout returned - week 6
Total number of trout caught - week 573
Rod average - week 4.7
Best trout - week 4lb 11oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 400
Total number of anglers to date 1,370
Total number of fish caught to date 4,823
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 3.5

Fishery Headline: Great Scott!!

Congratulations to Northumbrian Water’s Andrew Scott who won the ATTEFF Boat qualifier at Kielder Water on Sunday with an amazing 25 fish. Other qualifying anglers were Northumbrian Water’s Brian Lillie in second place and third spot went to Tommy Nelson. The competition was the England eliminator and after the catch limit was reached, catch and release was permitted. An incredible rod average of 7.4 was achieved by the competition anglers with the best area being Matthew's Linn using slow sinking lines teamed with mini lures and small wet flies. Well done to all who qualified and good luck for the final. Mark Lain from Bellingham took the largest fish this week whilst trolling with small spinners from the boat. The 4lb 11oz fish fell to a Red Mepps spinner along with another seven fish for a total of 18lb 4oz.

Please note - It’s the third qualifier for the Water Aid boat pairs competition this Sunday 22 June. To book a boat for the competition, please call Leaplish Waterside Park on 01434 251000.

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Best flies: Dawson’s Olive, mini Cat’s Whisker, Black Minkie
Best baits: Worm, PowerBait, Mepps spinners

Best areas:
Boat- Matthew’s Linn, Plashetts, Stockie Bay
Bank- Hawkhope, Leaplish


Ranger office and Boat bookings:
01434 251000

Ranger:
Lee Hollings
 

nwl

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Weekending: 22/06/14

Number of anglers - week 88
Number of trout taken - week 349
Number of trout returned - week 13
Total number of trout caught - week 362
Rod average - week 4.1
Best trout - week 3lb 7oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 400
Total number of anglers to date 1,458
Total number of fish caught to date 5,185
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 3.6

Fishery Headline: Alan and Ted make perfect pair!

Sunday saw the third and final heat of the Kielder Water Aid Pairs competition. Anglers found success on slow sinking lines using lures and wet flies with most of the fish coming from Matthew’s Linn and Belling Inlet. The winners on the day were Alan Jenkins and Ted Fenwick with 13 rainbows for 19lb 11oz, followed by Brian Lillie and Tony Bell in second with nine rainbows for 14lb 7oz. Third place went to Richard Wood and Ian Coatsworth with seven rainbows for 12lb 15oz. They were joined by two other pairs, Connor Metcalf and Lee Wilkinson, and Tom Robson and Cath Robson in qualifying for the final to be held 12 July 2014. During the week Gordon’s Walls and Tower Knowe proved productive for bank anglers with several recorded limit catches from these areas. Stephen Oliver took eight rainbows in the bay by Tower Knowe lower car park on Green PowerBait to end with a total weight of 14lb 2oz including this weeks biggest rainbow at 3lb 7oz.

Tower Knowe Visitor Centre is now open from 10am every morning for both permits and fishing tackle. Permits are also available from 7am at Leaplish Waterside Park.
Boats can be booked in advance by calling Leaplish on 01434 251000

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Best flies: Cat’s Whisker, Clan Chief
Best baits: Worm, Green PowerBait

Best areas:
Boat- Belling Inlet, Matthew’s Linn, Needs Hill
Bank- Gordon’s Walls, Tower Knowe


Ranger office and boat bookings:
01434 251000

Ranger:
Karl Main
 

nwl

Fishery Member
Joined
May 15, 2010
Messages
785
Weekending: 13/07/14

Number of anglers - week 128
Number of trout taken - week 375
Number of trout returned - week 22
Total number of trout caught - week 397
Rod average - week 3.1
Best trout - week 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 400
Total number of anglers to date 1,775
Total number of fish caught to date 6,222
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 3.5

Fishery Headline: Ian and Richard pair well

Kielder welcomed 15 pairs of anglers to battle the heat and bright sunshine to fish for the title of 2014 Kielder WaterAid title. Practice makes perfect for Richard Wood and Ian Coatsworth as the victorious pair worked hard over the practice day to locate the winning area and motored straight to this area on the final. The pair used pulling tactics including blobs and wet flies to tempt five trout for a winning weight of 8lb 4oz. Richard and Ian lifted the winning trophy along with vouchers from tackle giant and sponsor of the event Hardy Greys and a luxury weekend break in one of Kielder’s lodges to a value of £1,000. Conditions were much better earlier in the week with Gary Munro taking the best catch landing a highly impressive 20 rainbow in his boat, fishing around the Quarry and Plashetts using an Orange Blob and a Doobry.
On the bank, several limits were recorded with Mr. D Madderson taking the best catch with eight rainbows for a total of 18lb 7oz.

Tower Knowe Visitor Centre is now open from 10am every morning for both permits and fishing tackle. Permits are also available from 7am at Leaplish Waterside Park.
Boats can be booked in advance by calling Leaplish on 01434 251000

For more images visit our Facebook Page Fishing with Northumbrian Water

Best flies: Clan Chief, Orange Blob
Best baits: Worm, Orange PowerBait

Best areas:
Boat- Plashetts, Quarry, Needs Hill
Bank- Gordon’s Walls, Hawkhope

Ranger office and Boat bookings:
01434 251000

Ranger:
John Reed
 

nwl

Fishery Member
Joined
May 15, 2010
Messages
785
Weekending: 20/07/14

Number of anglers - week 100
Number of trout taken - week 216
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 216
Rod average - week 2.1
Best trout - week 4lb 1oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 400
Total number of anglers to date 1,875
Total number of fish caught to date 6,438
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 3.4

Fishery Headline: Sport heating up!

With water temperatures rising steeply fish have been more active in the mornings and evenings. We have subsequently brought forward the start time for bank anglers who can now buy permits from 6am. Bank anglers have had the best sport near Scotch Rocks and Hawkhope fishing on the bottom with ledgered worm or PowerBait. Boat anglers have had good sport at Gowanburn, past Mathew’s Linn, whilst fishing a static nymph on an intermediate line.

Newsflash – Some larger fish have been stocked with some 4lb - 6lb rainbows giving anglers a chance to bend their rods! We have also dropped the price of mid week boats to £10 to provide anglers with a perfect opportunity to fish in the deeper summer retreats where many of the bigger fish reside!

Tower Knowe Visitor Centre is now open from 10am every morning for both permits and fishing tackle. Permits are also available from 7am at Leaplish Waterside Park.
Boats can be booked in advance by calling Leaplish on 01434 251000

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Best flies: Tadpole, Orange Blob, Gold Head Montana Nymph
Best baits: Worm, small spinners

Best areas:
Boat- Plashetts, Gowanburn
Bank- Gordon’s Walls, Hawkhope

Ranger office and Boat bookings:
01434 251000

Ranger:
Lee Hollings
 

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