Kielder Reservoir Fishing Reports

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Weekending: 10/08/14

Number of anglers - week 121
Number of trout taken - week 133
Number of trout returned - week 22
Total number of trout caught - week 155
Rod average - week 1.2
Best trout - week 4lb 12oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 400
Total number of anglers to date 2,169
Total number of fish caught to date 7,081
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 3.2

Fishery Headline: Four seasons in one day!

From Mediterranean sun to tropical monsoons, the weather has posed some challenges to anglers in the last week. Mr. Prowlock from Hexham took the largest fish at the beginning of the week in the tip of Whickhope bay. The 4lb 12oz fish was taken on a worm along with a further six fish for 12lb 5oz. With strong winds and rain towards the end of the week anglers have been sheltering in secluded bays and inlets and have had success on small spinners and lures as fry are starting to appear close to the shore. On Sunday the ‘Kielder four man team’ fly fishing competition took place with a total of 24 anglers in six teams landing 30 fish, the largest of which was 2lb 4oz. The winning team comprised of Chris Micallef, Brad Mackie, Kev Dinning and Steve Cochrane. They managed to land 14 fish for 21lb 13oz and found most success in the Belling fishing lures high in the water. Congratulations on what was a tough day due to recent hot spells and a high influx of fresh water the day before the competition.

Customer information
Fishing boats are still only £10 in the week and are available for hire from Leaplish Waterside Park from 8.30am until 7:30pm. Please call 01434 251000 to book.

Best flies:
Various lures, Daddy, Mini Cat’s Whisker
Best baits:
Worm, PowerBait, Sweetcorn
Best areas:
Plashetts, Belling Inlet, Stockie bay

Rangers office: 01434 251000

Ranger: Lee Hollings
 

nwl

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Weekending: 17/08/14

Number of anglers - week 126
Number of trout taken - week 252
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 252
Rod average - week 2.0
Best trout - week 5lb 4oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 400
Total number of anglers to date 2,295
Total number of fish caught to date 7,333
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 3.2

Fishery Headline: Mixed weather

Another mixed week of weather made fishing a challenge in terms of tactics to match the conditions. During overcast days fish have been in the top metre of water making it ideal for fly and bait anglers. With the increase in fresh water, tributary inlets have been very productive, mainly the Belling and Matthew’s Linn. Small spinners have been worth a cast with ever increasing numbers of fry in the margins which can be imitated by lures and small spinners. Many good catches were recorded for anglers prepared to move in search of areas offering the most suitable conditions. Charlie Goddard landed the largest fish of the week with a 5lb 4oz rainbow trout taken on PowerBait.

Customer information
Fishing boats are still only £10 in the week and are available for hire from Leaplish Waterside Park from 8.30am until 7:30pm. Please call 01434 251000 to book.

Bank permits are available from 6.00am at Leaplish Waterside Park.

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Best flies: Yellow Dancer, Black Tadpole and Orange Blob

Best baits: Worm and Orange PowerBait

Best areas: Belling, Matthew’s Linn, Hawkhope and Tower Knowe

Ranger office and Boat bookings:
01434 251000

Ranger:
Jonty Hall
 

nwl

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Weekending: 31/08/14

Number of anglers - week 87
Number of trout taken - week 285
Number of trout returned - week 11
Total number of trout caught - week 296
Rod average - week 3.4
Best trout - week 4lb 2oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 440
Total number of anglers to date 2,473
Total number of fish caught to date 7,834
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 3.2

Fishery Headline: Madderson has cracking day in Stockie Bay!

The drop in temperature this week helped boost the rod average to well over three fish per angler with most success recorded by the bank anglers around Tower Knowe and Stockie Bay. Mr. D Madderson netted his eight fish limit in Stockie Bay for 16lb using ledgered PowerBait. Rob Dixon, again on PowerBait, netted the best trout of the week; a fine 4lb 2oz rainbow caught in the bay by the lower car park at Tower Knowe. Boat anglers who endured the changeable weather enjoyed the best success in slightly more sheltered areas at the tips of the Belling Inlet and Whickhope.

Customer information
Fishing boats are still only £10 in the week and are available for hire from Leaplish Waterside Park from 8.30am until 7:30pm. Please call 01434 251000 to book.

Bank permits are available from 6.00am at Leaplish Waterside Park.

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Best flies: Cat’s Whisker, Orange Blobs
Best baits: Worm, Green PowerBait

Best areas:
Boat- Whickhope, Belling Inlet
Bank- Stockie Bay, Tower Knowe

Ranger office and Boat bookings:
01434 251000

Ranger:
John Reed
 

nwl

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Weekending: 7 September 2014

Number of anglers - week 106
Number of trout taken - week 277
Number of trout returned - week 4
Total number of trout caught - week 281
Rod average - week 2.6
Best trout - week 3lb 12oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 440
Total number of anglers to date 2,579
Total number of fish caught to date 8,115
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 3.1

Fishery Headline: Super sport continues

This week the reservoir has been in fine form providing bait and fly anglers with some excellent late summer sport. Bank rods have taken their best catches from the peninsula at Stockie Bay and near to Leaplish bay. The trout can be seen chasing fry in the margins so spinners and fly fry patterns cast along the bank into the shallows have done well. Fly rods have also had success using sedge and hoppers on a floating line. Boat anglers have had their best catches from the western end of the reservoir using a variety of tactics with mini lures boobies and cormorants working well. Bait anglers fishing from the boats have reported some excellent sport to small Mepps type spinners close to the bank.

Boats can be booked in advance by calling Leaplish on 01434 251000

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Best flies: Viva Booby, Orange Blob, Black Hopper

Best baits: Worm, Green PowerBait, Red Mepps spinner

Best areas:
Boat- Gowanburn, Whickhope
Bank- Stockie Bay, Leaplish

Ranger office and Boat bookings:
01434 251000

Ranger:
Lee Hollings
 

nwl

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Weekending: 14/09/14

Number of anglers - week 87
Number of trout taken - week 285
Number of trout returned - week 11
Total number of trout caught - week 296
Rod average - week 3.4
Best trout - week 4lb 2oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 440
Total number of anglers to date 2,473
Total number of fish caught to date 7,834
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 3.2

Fishery Headline: Thomas takes eight of the best!

As the autumn nights begin to bite we have seen sport improve dramatically with the rod average the highest it’s been for several months. Thomas Hutchinson recorded the heaviest catch of the week with eight fish for 21lb 7oz from the bank at Little Whickhope caught on worm and sweetcorn under a bubble float. The heaviest fish of the week was a rainbow of 4lb caught on worm at the lower car park at Tower Knowe Visitor Centre by Kieth Grugan. Boat anglers have been recording limits from the Mirage, Wave Chamber and Gowanburn Farm. Cliff Walton landed fish of 3lb and 3lb 4oz from the slipway at Hawkhope on a Yellow Bellied Devon, a great lure as fish begin to feed hard as autumn approaches.

Customer information
Boats should be booked in advance by calling Leaplish on 01434 251000, as the nights draw in return times will be earlier; please see the duty Ranger.

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Best flies: Blue Dunn, Clan Chief, Diving Daddy, Viva

Best baits: Worm and sweetcorn

Best spinner; Quill Minnow, Yellow Belly Devon

Best areas:
Boat- Mirage, Merlin Brea
Bank- Gordon Walls, Wave Chamber, Little Whickhope

Ranger office and Boat bookings:
01434 251000

Ranger:
John Reed
 

nwl

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Weekending: 28/09/14

Number of anglers - week 96
Number of trout taken - week 219
Number of trout returned - week 12
Total number of trout caught - week 231
Rod average - week 2.41
Best trout - week 4lb 7oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 0
Total number of anglers to date 2,881
Total number of fish caught to date 8,838
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 3.1

Fishery Headline: Carrick’s Cracking Catch!

Anglers willing to persevere had some good results this week with some perfect late season conditions. Those on boats had best results around Plashetts and the bay next to the wave chamber. Bank anglers had the most success at the east end of the reservoir around Hawkhope and Gordon’s Wall, with some good returns from Stockie Bay as well. The best trout of the week went to Mr. S Carrick who was fishing worm and caught a fine 4lb 7oz rainbow on the slipway at Hawkhope for a total catch of five fish for 11lb 4oz. The biggest net of the week was 12lb 3oz with six rainbow caught by Simon Palmer fishing off Gordon’s Walls on Orange PowerBait.

Customer information
Tower Knowe Visitor Centre is open from 10am. Permits are also available from 6am at Leaplish Waterside Park. Boats can be booked in advance by calling Leaplish.

NEWSFLASH
The Kielder Marathon will be held this weekend 4 & 5 October 2014 and due to the attraction of the event there will be no fishing available for this weekend only. This is for angler convenience and safety as long delays and parking congestion can be expected all weekend. All other Northumbrian Water fisheries will be open as normal, so may be an opportunity to take advantage of some of the outstanding venues on offer across the region.

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Best flies: Clan Chief, Cat’s Whiskers
Best baits: Worm, Orange PowerBait

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

Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

Ranger:
Karl Main
 

nwl

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Weekending: 05/10/14

Number of anglers - week 20
Number of trout taken - week 53
Number of trout returned - week 4
Total number of trout caught - week 57
Rod average - week 2.85
Best trout - week 3lb 6oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 0
Total number of anglers to date 2,901
Total number of fish caught to date 8,895
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 3.1

Fishery Headline: Saint takes great Kielder catch

Anglers were pleased to be greeted by cooler, fresher autumn weather this week signifying the approach of winter and often a change in feeding patterns of many resident rainbows. The heaviest fish of the week was a rainbow of 3lb 6oz caught on worm at Gordon’s Walls on the north shore below the old north tyne pit by Richard Saint who also had two other rainbows of 2lb 3oz and 2lb 6oz. Angler visits were much lower this week due to the Kielder Marathon which was held over the weekend.

Customer information

As we are now well into autumn for your comfort and safety during October we will now open from 7.30am.
Boats should be booked in advance by calling Leaplish on 01434 251000. As the nights draw in return times will be earlier, please see the duty Ranger. Boat fishing will be available this year until mid November weather permitting.
Tower Knowe will close for the season on Sunday the 2 November 2014

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Best flies: Daddies, Clan Chief, Blue Dunn, Viva, Cat’s Whiskers
Best baits: Worm, sweetcorn

Best areas:
Boat- Mirage, Merlin Brea
Bank- Wave chamber, Gordon’s Walls, Little Whickhope

Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

Ranger:
John Reed
 

nwl

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Weekending: 12/10/14

Number of anglers - week 42
Number of trout taken - week 75
Number of trout returned - week 4
Total number of trout caught - week 79
Rod average - week 1.8
Best trout - week 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 0
Total number of anglers to date 2,943
Total number of fish caught to date 8,974
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 3.0

Fishery Headline: Winter fishes well!

As the season end approaches anglers are finding fish well spread but feeding well in the margins, bays and inlets. Bank anglers have been landing good quantities of fish around Little Whickhope and also towards the point of Merlin Brea. The heaviest fish of the week was also caught on the point of Merlin Brea by Alan Coates; a rainbow of 3lb caught on worm and sweetcorn. Mr. J M Simpson landed three rainbows, all 2lb in weight from the South Abutment Lodge on worm and spinner. Paul Winters recorded the best limit catch of the week with eight rainbows for 14lb 7oz from Hawkhope slipway.

Customer information
As we are now well into autumn for your comfort and safety during October we will now open from 7.30am.
Boats should be booked in advance by calling Leaplish on 01434 251000. As the nights draw in return times will be earlier, please see the duty Ranger. Boat fishing will be available this year until mid November weather permitting.
Tower Knowe will close for the season on Sunday 2 November 2014

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Best flies: Clan Chief, Blue Dunn, Viva, Alexandra
Best baits: Worm, sweetcorn, Red and Black Mepps

Best areas:
Boat- Mirage, Merlin Brea
Bank- Wave chamber, Gordon’s Walls, Little Whickhope, south abutment

Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

Ranger:
John Reed
 

nwl

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Weekending: 19/10/14

Number of anglers - week 35
Number of trout taken - week 47
Number of trout returned - week 4
Total number of trout caught - week 51
Rod average - week 1.4
Best trout - week 2lb 12oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 0
Total number of anglers to date 2,978
Total number of fish caught to date 9,025
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 3.0

Fishery Headline: High water brings a tide of bites!

Stronger winds through the week and heavy rain raised water levels and stirred fish into feeding closer to the shore. Bait anglers had good sport whilst fishing from Hawkhope slipway with ledgered worm. Mr. Peterkin from Amble took six fish, the largest being 2lb 12oz from Scotch Rocks with a ledgered worm. He also managed to land two fish with his fly rod on a Di6 line and a team of black lures. Boat anglers were only out at the weekend but had good sport using sinking lines and teams of fry patterns. These methods had the most success fished over freshly flooded areas and bays where feed is aplenty.

Customer information
As we are now well into autumn for your comfort and safety during October we will now open from 8am.
Boats should be booked in advance by calling Leaplish on 01434 251000. As the nights draw in return times will be earlier, please see the duty Ranger. Boat fishing will be available this year until mid November weather permitting.
Tower Knowe will close for the season on Sunday 2 November 2014

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Best flies: Olive lure, Black Fritz
Best baits: Worm, Red and Black Mepps

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

Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

Ranger:
John Reed
 

nwl

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Weekending: 02/11/14

Number of anglers - week 23
Number of trout taken - week 27
Number of trout returned - week 5
Total number of trout caught - week 32
Rod average - week 1.3
Best trout - week 2lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 0
Total number of anglers to date 3,020
Total number of fish caught to date 9,084
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 3

Fishery Headline:

Brian Watson landed the heaviest fish of the week at Little Whickhope with a rainbow of 2lb caught on ledgered worm. Water levels have increased over the last week and bank anglers have recorded good catches around the lower car park at Tower Knowe visitor centre and also at the north and south abutment. Kevin Glendinning caught four fish for a weight of 7lb 5oz from the bank at Merlin Brea.

Customer Information
From Saturday 1 November fishing times will be 9am until 3pm. To reflect the shorter hours we have reduced the price for a full permit to £16 for an increased catch limit of 10 fish and a family permit will also be reduced to £23 for 15 fish.
Tower Knowe is now closed for the season, however, permits are available from 9am at Leaplish Waterside Park. Boats can be booked in advance by calling Leaplish on 01434 251000 subject to suitable weather conditions. The fishery closes for the season Friday 14 November 2014.

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Best flies: Blue Dunn, Clan Chief, Alexandra, Viva
Best baits: Worm, sweetcorn, Black Mepps

Best areas:
Boat- Mirage, Merlin Brea
Bank- North / south abutment, Little Whickhope

Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

Ranger:
John Reed
 

nwl

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Weekending: 16/11/14

Number of anglers - week 12
Number of trout taken - week 9
Number of trout returned - week 1
Total number of trout caught - week 10
Rod average - week 0.8
Best trout - week 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 0
Total number of anglers to date 3,064
Total number of fish caught to date 9,133
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 2.9

Fishery Headline:

The season at Kielder climaxed Friday 14 November with another successful season and a rod average of almost three fish per angler for the duration of the season. The heaviest recorded fish of the week was caught by Eric Blair with a rainbow of 3lb
from the slipway at Hawkhope.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your custom this season and look forward to re-opening the site for fishing Saturday 14 March 2015.

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Best flies: Blue Dunn, Clan Chief, Viva, Alexandra
Best baits: Worm, sweetcorn, Black Mepps

Best areas:
Boat- Mirage, Merlin Brea
Bank- North Abutment, Little Whickhope

Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

Ranger:
John Reed
 

nwl

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Weekending: 23/11/14

Number of anglers - week 0
Number of trout taken - week 0
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 0
Rod average - week 0
Best trout - week 0
Number of fish re-stocked - week 0
Total number of anglers to date 3,064
Total number of fish caught to date 9,133
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 2.9

Fishery Headline: Fishery closed for the season


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Weekending: 30/11/14

Number of anglers - week 0
Number of trout taken - week 0
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 0
Rod average - week 0
Best trout - week 0
Number of fish re-stocked - week 0
Total number of anglers to date 3,064
Total number of fish caught to date 9,133
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 2.9

Fishery Headline: Fishery closed for the season


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Re: Kielder Reservoir Fishing Reports - 5/6/16

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

Weekending: 05/06/16

Number of anglers - week 109
Number of trout taken - week 407
Number of trout returned - week 21
Total number of trout caught - week 428
Rod average - week 3.9
Best trout - week 5lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 385
Total number of anglers to date 962
Total number of fish caught to date 3,163
Largest trout of the season so far 7lb
Seasonal rod average 3.2

Fishery Headline: Caribbean Kielder!

With the banks of Kielder more like the Caribbean this weekend, anglers caught the sun along with plenty of fish with another brilliant rod average of almost four fish per angler! There were some great hatches of Mayfly in the smaller bays around the reservoir and wild brown trout and overwintered rainbows have been taking advantage of these hatches. Jane and Greg Harris from Ponteland managed twelve fish between them whilst fishing traditional patterns at Mathew’s Linn. Mr Harris said he had some great sport from the wild brown trout whilst fishing a Mini Muddler on the surface. Adam Bound had a great day out in the boat managing his limit from Plashetts with the largest trout tipping the scales at 5lb, this week’s largest fish and all taken on a Blob.

It’s the annual Kielder Water Jack Charlton Disabled Angler Cup this Wednesday and there will be no bank fishing around the Leaplish area. All boats are also booked for that day.

Future competitions...Sunday 26 June 2016
The third heat and last chance to qualify for the final of the Kielder Water Aid boat Pairs Competition. Please call 01434 251000 to book a boat and for further information.

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Best flies: Deer Body Daddy, Cat’s Whisker, Orange Fritz
Best baits: PowerBait and worm

Best boat areas: Belling Inlet & Plashetts
Best bank areas: Hawkhope

Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

Ranger: Karl Main
 

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Kielder Reservoir Fishing Report 26 March 2017

Weekending: 26 March 2017

Number of anglers - week 42
Number of trout taken - week 129
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 129
Rod average - week 3.07
Best trout - week 4lb 2oz
Number of fish re-stocked 1,500
Total number of anglers to date 124
Total number of fish caught to date 222
Largest trout of the season so far 4lb 2oz
Seasonal rod average 1.8

Fishery Headline: Good things come to those who wait!
The last seven days have certainly presented some interesting angling conditions with snow early in the week giving way to sun drenched shores at the weekend.
The arrival of the better weather encouraged anglers to visit and they were rewarded for the patience as the trout came onto the feed.
Hawkhope Car Park, Tower Knowe and Lakeside View Car Park have produced some great catches. Joe Richards from Warden caught a fine 8 fish limit within two hours on Saturday morning and returned for a second permit in the afternoon. All of Joe’s fish were taken float fished worm from the bank at Tower Knowe.
The largest fish this week was caught by Claire Foster who landed a fine 4lb 2oz rainbow whilst trolling a small spinner off the tip of Bull Crag Peninsular. This was only the third time Claire has fished and she also managed to land a further four fish for a total of 11lb 1oz.

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Best flies: Brown Minky and Orange Blobs

Best baits: Powerbait & Worm

Best boat areas: Bull Crag and the mouth of Belling Inlet

Best bank areas: Tower Knowe, Hawkhope and Lakeside View car park

Please note that boats are currently due back at the jetty at 5.30pm.
Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

Ranger: Lee Hollings
 

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Kielder Reservoir Fishing Report April 2, 2017

Weekending: 2 April 2017

Number of anglers - week 48
Number of trout taken - week 155
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 155
Rod average - week 3.2
Best trout - week 4lb 2oz
Number of fish re-stocked 450
Total number of anglers to date 172
Total number of fish caught to date 377
Largest trout of the season so far 4lb 2oz
Seasonal rod average 2.2

Fishery Headline: Friendly rivalry ends in mutual respect

With the more settled weather through the week fishing has continued to improve from both boat and bank. Throughout the week boat anglers have been sharing the most productive fishing spots with the returning Ospreys. Mr Archer from Alston fishing from a boat was delighted to witness one of nature’s finest spectacles this week. Whilst he was playing a nice 3lb 12oz rainbow an Osprey plunged into the reservoir a hundred meters from his boat to catch a fish. He said it was an amazing sight that made his day and was just pleased his rainbow was bigger! The East end of the reservoir has continued to produce the best catches with Tower Knowe and Stockie Bay still out performing other areas. Fish have started to show a little more on the surface with the warmer weather and a few early season hatches of black buzzers have seen some overwintered fish featuring in the returns. With more settled weather forecast this week we expect the great sport to continue.

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Best flies: Lure flash Booby, Orange Fritz and snakes

Best baits: Powerbait and Worm

Best boat areas: The mouth of Whickhope and Scotch Rocks

Best bank areas: Tower Knowe, Hawkhope and Stockie Bay

Please note that boats are currently due back at the jetty at 5.30pm.
Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

Ranger:
Lee Hollings
 

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Kielder Reservoir Fishing Report April 9, 2017

Weekending: 09 April 2017

Number of anglers - week 62
Number of trout taken - week 201
Number of trout returned - week 23
Total number of trout caught - week 224
Rod average - week 3.6
Best trout - week 4lb 2oz
Number of fish re-stocked 450
Total number of anglers to date 234
Total number of fish caught to date 601
Largest trout of the season so far 4lb 2oz
Seasonal rod average 2.6

Fishery Headline: Feel the heat!

With a stunning week of weather behind us the water temperature has risen by two degrees and warmer still in some sheltered bays. This has sparked some great catches around the water. Jon Robinson and Chris Walker had a great day on Sunday whilst fishing on the Dam Wall. Chris took his eight fish for 13lb whilst Jon had eight fish for 13lb 2oz, both had fish over 3lb as well. They were taken on a mixture of baits including PowerBait and worm. The largest fish this week is shared between two anglers. Carl Dobson took four fish over 4lb within his total of seven fish. Lloyd Newitt took a 4lb rainbow along with another five fish to top off a cracking day! The best method has been fishing with a PowerBait and worm mix, fished about one metre below the float. Less fish have been caught on the bottom this week which may be related to the increased water temperatures.
Please note: There are still places for the opening heat of the Kielder Water Aid Boat Pairs competition on Sunday 23 April.
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Best flies: Orange Blob, Black Minkie

Best baits: PowerBait, worm

Best boat areas: Belling Inlet, Stockie Bay

Best bank areas: Tower Knowe, Hawkhope, Stockie Bay
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Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

Ranger: Lee Hollings
 

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Kielder Reservoir Fishing Reports April 16, 2017

Weekending: 16 April 2017

Number of anglers - week 60
Number of trout taken - week 197
Number of trout returned - week 19
Total number of trout caught - week 216
Rod average - week 3.6
Best trout - week 5lb
Number of fish re-stocked 450
Total number of anglers to date 294
Total number of fish caught to date 817
Largest trout of the season so far 5lb
Seasonal rod average 2.7

Fishery Headline: King Kevin!

A good week at Kielder was summarised by a rod average increase to the highest of the season so far at well over three fish per angler. Mr. K Griffiths caught a 5lb rainbow which is the heaviest so far this season at Hawkhope on PowerBait. Hawkhope has fished well all week and Mr. D Parker was another angler to benefit netting a total catch of 13lb caught on PowerBait. However, this was beaten by the Kevin Glendinning who netted eight fish for a total weight of 17lb 4oz from Gordon’s Walls on the north shore.

Please note: Tower Knowe and the Cafe on the Water are now open for the season from 10am until 5pm.

Please note: There are still places for the opening heat of the Kielder Water Aid Boat Pairs competition on Sunday 23 April.

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Best flies: Viva, various blobs and lures

Best baits: Worm, green PowerBait, red Mepps spinner

Best boat areas: Gowanburn, Whickhope

Best bank areas: Stockie Bay, Leaplish
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Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

Ranger: John Reed
 

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Kielder Reservoir Fishing Reports April 23, 2017

Weekending: 23 April 2017

Number of anglers - week 102
Number of trout taken - week 227
Number of trout returned - week 22
Total number of trout caught - week 249
Rod average - week 2.4
Best trout - week 4lb 2oz
Number of fish re-stocked 730
Total number of anglers to date 396
Total number of fish caught to date 1,066
Largest trout of the season so far 5lb
Seasonal rod average 2.7

Fishery Headline: Competition season underway.....

This weekend saw the start of the Kielder Water Aid Boat Pairs Competition. Competitors found the start of the day challenging with a cool breeze pushing fish deep and making them reluctant to feed. As the sun came out in the afternoon fish started to feed with anglers starting enjoy some better sport. The top five boat pairs for the day who will be going through to the final were:

1. Peter Pattinson and Ray Fothergill with six fish for 11lb 15oz
2. Rob Clarke and Kevin Dinning
3. Peter Jones and Andy Jones
4. Brian Lillie and Phil Raisbeck
5. Stephen Fletcher and Andrew Coates

Bank anglers also found some great sport over the weekend with Ken Thompson and David Wafer both taking their limits whilst fishing in Stockie Bay. The sixteen fish for 31lb were taken on yellow PowerBait eggs. Mr Wafer also took a nice 3lb 12oz fish amongst his catch.

Please note: To book places on the next heat Sunday 28 May please call Leaplish on 01434 251 000. Please note that boats are currently due back at the jetty at 5.30pm.

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Best flies: Orange Blob, and Cats Whisker
Best baits: PowerBait, worm
Best boat areas: Scotch Rocks and Stockie Bay
Best bank areas: Tower Knowe, Hawkhope, Stockie Bay
Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

Ranger: Lee Hollings
 

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Kielder Reservoir Fishing Reports April 30, 2017

Weekending: 30 April 2017

Number of anglers - week 49
Number of trout taken - week 105
Number of trout returned - week 33
Total number of trout caught - week 138
Rod average - week 2.8
Best trout - week 4lb 3oz
Number of fish re-stocked 480
Total number of anglers to date 445
Total number of fish caught to date 1,204
Largest trout of the season so far 5lb
Seasonal rod average 2.7

Fishery Headline: Dudley Danny did good!

Its always great to see new blood coming into the sport and ten year old Danny Bamborough from Dudley, Cramlington has definitely been hooked! He had a great day on the boat with his dad whilst fishing in the Belling Inlet. Danny tempted his first trout on orange PowerBait. Earlier in the week in some of the warmer, sheltered bays there have been some fairly prolific black buzzer hatches. The wild brownies, and some longer resident rainbows have been taking advantage of these feasts and anglers with well presented nymphs and buzzers have been reporting great sport. The largest fish this week fell to Bryan Beverley who managed to land eight fish with his largest weighing in at 4lb 3oz. All were taken at the limit of fishing next to the Dam.

Please note: To book places on the next heat Sunday 28 May please call Leaplish on 01434 251 000. Please note that boats are currently due back at the jetty at 8pm.

For more information, images and video visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nwwatersideparksandfishing/

Best flies: Cormorant, Black Buzzer

Best baits: PowerBait, worm

Best boat areas: The Quarry, Belling Inlet, Plashetts

Best bank areas: Leaplish, Stockie Bay and Whickhope

Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

Ranger: Lee Hollings
 

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