Scaling Dam Durham Fishing Reports

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Size: 105 acres (42h), Max Depth 30 feet (9m). Grid Ref: NZ746 127 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)



Scaling is a very popular fishery serving Teesside and North Yorkshire. It is relatively small at 42 hectares (105 acres) and is shallow with a maximum depth of nine metres (30ft). This makes the fishing relatively easy, making Scaling an ideal place for beginners.
 
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Scaling Dam fishing report week ending 14th March 2010

Scaling Dam fishing report week ending: 14th March 2010 from Northumbrian Water.

Number of anglers - week| 71
Number of trout taken - week| 230
Number of trout returned - week| 11
Total number of trout caught - week| 241
Rod average - week| 3.4
Best trout - week |3lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week| 1,830
Total number of anglers to date| 71
Total number of fish caught to date| 241
Largest trout of the season so far| 3lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average| 3.4

Weekly Ranger’s review:

Fishery Headline: Sun triggers good start.


A chilly breeze greeted the anglers on the first morning and it was slow going to begin with, this all changed once the sun shone and it turned out to be a fine start to the season.

Fly anglers have had a decent time however those bait fishing had more success.

For the bait anglers feeders filled with maggots and ground bait attracted the fish but the old faithful worm and Powerbait combination was the top method.

For the fly angler an assortment of lures fishing on medium sunk lines was the most consistent method.

Best flies:
Gold head Lures in black and green, orange and white.

Best baits:
Worm and Orange Powerbait eggs

Best areas:

West End of Dam Wall

Ranger:
David Bateman
 

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Scaling Dam Northumbrian Water Report 21st March 2010

Weekly Ranger’s review: Luke’s all White

This week can only be described as excellent! From a reasonable start things rapidly improved and by the middle of the week both bait and fly anglers had accounted for 16 fish over 3lbs in weight.

Star angler this week was 11 year old Luke Swales from Guisborough While his looked looked on Luke caught 6 trout with the heaviest weighing in at 5lb 1oz using pure White Powerbait.

Regular angler Richard Wishart from Middlesbrough caught a fine 6lb 8oz trout using worm and polyball from the disabled jetty. The best trout of the week weighed in at 6lb 9oz and was caught from the West end of the Dam Wall using Orange Powerbait by Mr. T. Sargeant also from Middlesbrough.

Fly anglers were equally busy in the latter half of the week with Dawson’s Olive once again proving its worth. Best tactic has been to only use a slow retrieve and a short cast as the fish were feeding quite close to the margins.


Best flies:
Dawson’s Olive and Montana.

Best baits:
Worm and polyball, Maggot and Powerbait eggs.

Best areas:
West End, North and South Shores.

Ranger:
David Bateman
 

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Scaling Dam Northumbrian Water Report 28th March 2010

Number of anglers - week 124
Number of trout taken - week: 416
Number of trout returned - week 13
Total number of trout caught - week 429
Rod average - week 6.5
Best trout - week 9lb 9oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 730
Total number of anglers to date 310
Total number of fish caught to date 1141
Largest trout of the season so far 9lb 9oz
Seasonal rod average 3.7

Weekly Ranger’s review:

Fishery Headline: “Patience pays”

Another good week of sport at Scaling despite bitterly cold winds towards the end of the week a number of fine specimen overwintered fish have been caught.
Sixteen year old Mathew Ayton from Castleton was rewarded for his patience when towards the end of a challenging day bait fishing he hooked and landed an excellent 7lb 8oz rainbow.
Former Ranger Derek Gill now enjoying his retirement was fishing from his favourite spot on the south shore this week, Derek landed five excellent fish weighing between 3lb and 4lb 8oz on the fly.
Fly angler Les Wheatley from Loftus caught an excellent 8lb Rainbow, but the catch of the week was a superb 9lb 9oz Rainbow caught by Mr I Bradshaw from Guisborough.

Best flies:
Dawson’s Olive and Sunken Daddies.

Best baits:
Worm with Powerbait Eggs and Orange Powerbait.

Best areas:
All areas fishing well.

Ranger:
David Bateman
 

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Scaling Dam fishing report week ending: 4th April 2010 from Northumbrian Water

Weekending: 4th April 2010

Number of anglers - week 115
Number of trout taken - week: 416
Number of trout returned - week 13
Total number of trout caught - week 394
Rod average - week 3.4
Best trout - week 9lb 13oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 760
Total number of anglers to date 425
Total number of fish caught to date 1535
Largest trout of the season so far 9lb 13oz
Seasonal rod average 3.6

Weekly Ranger’s review:
Fishery Headline:


After a break of several years from fishing Mr. A. Macquire from Thornaby had a day he will remember for years to come with a fantastic day of sport, catching his eight fish limit which included the trout of the week tipping the scales at 9lb 13oz. Well done to Mr Maquire and lets hope he visits again soon.

Orange Powerbait, Worms and Maggots have worked well for bait anglers this week, although several fish have been successfully caught on spinners with Sweet corn.

Best flies:
Cats Whiskers.

Best baits:
Orange Powerbait, Worm and Maggots.

Best areas:
East End, Big Tree.

Ranger:
David Bateman
 

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Scaling Dam Fishing Report: Week Ending April 11, 2010 from Northumbrian Water

Number of anglers - week 181
Number of trout taken - week: 659
Number of trout returned - week 46
Total number of trout caught - week 705
Rod average - week 3.9
Best trout - week 9lb 2oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 900
Total number of anglers to date 606
Total number of fish caught to date 2,240
Largest trout of the season so far 9lb 13oz
Seasonal rod average 3.7

Weekly Ranger’s review:

Fishery Headline: Young teaching the Old!

Another very good week for both bait and fly anglers with a number of larger fish also featuring in the catch returns. Once again it’s been the younger generation showing how it should be done with five youngsters recording the best catches of the week. 11 year old Elliot Sullivan from Nunthorpe was over the moon when he caught his biggest fish to date at 3lb5oz then going on to reach his 8 fish limit in 3 hours. His granddad then bought a second permit and Elliot went on to catch another 7 including a superb 9lb 2oz rainbow! For Elliot it was definitely a day to remember.

With no particular hotspot the fish have been equally spread around the reservoir. Fly anglers have had a busy time and several have returned fish into double figures, regulars Mr Les Wheatley and Mr. Tommy Johns returned 33 between them in one session this week.



Best flies:
Invicta, Dawsons Olive, Orange Snatcher
Best baits:
Powerbait eggs, worm, maggots
Best areas:
All areas fishing very well

Ranger:
David Bateman
 

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Scaling Dam Fishing Report: Week Ending April 14, 2010 from Northumbrian Water

Weekending: 14/04/10

Number of anglers - week 130
Number of trout taken - week: 374
Number of trout returned - week 9
Total number of trout caught - week 383
Rod average - week 2.9
Best trout - week 4lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 0
Total number of anglers to date 736
Total number of fish caught to date 2,623
Largest trout of the season so far 9lb 13oz
Seasonal rod average 3.6

Weekly Ranger’s review:

Fishery Headline: Clarke does the Dawson’s Dance

Mr Clarke Mondal from Middlesbrough was kept on his toes whilst fly fishing at the Big Tree on the south shore using a variation on the reliable Dawson’s Olive. It was a Dawson’s Dancer that got the fish into the groove as he managed to net 9 rainbows in great session.

It was not only the fly anglers who enjoyed some great sport from this area bait rods using Maggot or Magic Dust in the feeder with worm and Powerbait were also amongst the fish.

Cold snaps for a few days slowed the pace somewhat and made the going more difficult, mornings were reasonably steady and as the day warmed up the fish became more active during the mid to late afternoon hours.
The warmer weather also brought the fish to the surface at times, spinners were also quite successful from the Dam wall.


Best flies:
Dawsons Dancer, Red and Black Buzzers, Invicta, Bibio.
Best baits:
Chartruese and Orange Powerbait, Worm with polyball, Maggot and Magic dust.
Best areas:
For bait- Both ends of Dam Wall, Big Tree.
For Fly- The timber groyne, Big Tree, West half of the south shore.

Ranger:
David Bateman
 

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Scaling Dam Fishing Report: Week Ending April 25, 2010 from Northumbrian Water

Weekending: 25/04/10

Number of anglers - week 134
Number of trout taken-week 408
Number of trout returned -week 24
Total number of trout caught - week 432
Rod average - week 3.2
Best trout - week 8lb 2oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 930
Total number of anglers to date 870
Total number of fish caught to date 3,059
Largest trout of the season so far 9lb13oz
Seasonal rod average 3.5

Weekly Ranger’s review:

Fishery Headline: Five in a day the Scaling way

A slow start to the week suddenly exploded into an amazing action packed period of sport. Once again many good catches have been recorded from all around the reservoir.
A variety of baits and flies have attracted the fish this week and in total there have been 24 fish weighing in above 3lbs, 14 of those were in the 5lb bracket and above.
Four regular rods from Saltburn and a visiting friend from South Wales had a day to remember with non stop action on the rocks at the east end of the reservoir. The anglers used both bait and fly techniques and ended the day with a total of 35 fish between them 6 of those were all between 5lb and 5lb 7oz.
The fun didn’t stop there;
On the Disabled Jetty another 5 fish around the 5lb plus mark were also caught, three of which were taken by 81 year old Mr K Hall from Normanby on his first 3 casts!
Mr W Miller from Loftus had the largest of this group a fine rainbow weighing in at 6lbs. Young angler Keiran Morgan from Skelton on his first trip caught a fine 5lb 12oz fish on a worm and pink Powerbait egg cocktail.
However the star of the show was Mr F Orban from Runswick on his first fishing trip this year and with the first cast he reeled in a fantastic looking 8lb 2oz rainbow using orange Powerbait eggs and a rubber maggot.


Best flies:
Dawsons Olive,Black Fritz, Kate McLaren, Invicta, Bibio
Best baits:
All colours of Powerbait eggs, worm, maggot
Best areas:
All areas
Ranger:
David Bateman
 

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Scaling Dam Fishing Report: Week Ending May 2, 2010 from Northumbrian Water

Number of anglers - week 158
Number of trout taken-week 524
Number of trout returned - week 14
Total number of trout caught - week 538
Rod average - week 3.4
Best trout - week 2 x 8lb 2oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 730
Total number of anglers to date 1,028
Total number of fish caught to date 3,597
Largest trout of the season so far 9lb 13oz
Seasonal rod average 3.5

Weekly Ranger’s review:

Fishery Headline: In a spin

Although at times the weather has been cold and blustery this week the action has continued at a steady pace with the shoals of trout now widely spread around the reservoir.

Spinning has been particularly effective this week as Mr C Harris and his father from Loftus found out when using a new shiny silver spinner. The pair went on to catch an 8 fish limit each including a fine quality 7lb’er.

The conditions may have slightly favoured the bait anglers however they did not have all the fun as the biggest two fish of the week weighing in at 8lb2oz were caught by Mr Eddie Welford from Guisborough and Mr T Shaw from Loftus on fly.



Best flies:
Dawsons Olive, Cats Whisker, Balck and Olive buzzers

Best baits:
Spinners, worm, powerbait

Best areas:
East end of the dam wall, the dog leg and the big tree

Ranger:

David Bateman
 

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Scaling Dam Report 13.06.10

Weekending: 13/06/10

Number of anglers - week 96
Number of trout taken-week 358
Number of trout returned - week 16
Total number of trout caught - week 374
Rod average - week 3.9
Best trout - week 6lb 4oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 760
Total number of anglers to date 1,892
Total number of fish caught to date 6,606
Largest trout of the season so far 9lb13oz
Seasonal rod average 3.5

Weekly Ranger’s review:

Fishery Headline: A change is as good as a rest

Mr T Iceton from Redcar decided not to fish his usual spot at the east end of the dam wall and headed to the west end for a change. Fishing with orange Powerbait eggs on a ledger rig he was rewarded with the largest of the week at 6lb 4oz.

Throughout this week heavy fog and drizzle tried put a dampener on things however it did not deter the fish from feeding as on some days the rod average rose to a staggering 7.5. In particular the morning till noon session has been the most productive time when the fish have been hard on the feed.

It has been a better week for the fly anglers as the fish are feeding on or just under the surface, a variety of wet patterns has tempted plenty of fish.
For both the bait and fly anglers the fish have been fairly close in so casting short distances has paid dividends this week. There has been no particular hot spot as once again the shoals of fish have been evenly spread across the reservoir.

Once again this week those anglers choosing to use spinners have had a lot of response recording some great catches to this method.

Best flies:

Kate McLaren, Invicta, Damsel nymph, sunk Daddy.

Best baits:

Worm, orange or chartreuse Powerbait eggs. various spinners.

Best Areas:

All areas fishing well
 
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Reports 03.07.10

Weekending: 04/07/10

Number of anglers - week 158
Number of trout taken-week 449
Number of trout returned - week 27
Total number of trout caught - week 476
Rod average - week 3.0
Best trout - week 6lb 4oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 760
Total number of anglers to date 2,357
Total number of fish caught to date 8,094
Largest trout of the season so far 9lb 13oz
Seasonal rod average 3.4
Weekly Ranger’s review:

Fishery Headline: Eric in a spin

Although the strong winds had an impact over the weekend it has been another great week and there has been plenty of sporting action for bait and fly anglers alike with some very good catches recorded for the period.

Fly angler Gerry Dewey from Redcar spent a day at the dogleg and fishing with a green Fritz and Invicta he had a very enjoyable day. Gerry caught his eight fish limit and then went on to return a further eleven in an action packed session.

For the bait anglers a worm and Powerbait combo is hard to beat with chartreuse and orange still attracting the most fish although pink has been effective as well.

Mr Eric Neasham from Snilesworth, spinning took an impressive and seasons best to date eight fish limit for a total weight of 23lbs.

The largest fish of the week at 6lb 4oz was taken by Martin Peebles from Boosebeck fishing the west end of the dam using worm and orange Powerbait eggs.

Best flies:

Silver Invicta, Green Fritz, Bibio.

Best baits:

Worm and Powerbait combo, Orange Powerbait, Spinners.

Best areas:

Bait:

Both ends of the dam wall, east end south shore.

Fly:

Dog Leg, east end, all areas of the south shore.
 

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Report 09.07.10

Weekending: 11/07/10

Number of anglers - week 150
Number of trout taken-week 473
Number of trout returned - week 16
Total number of trout caught - week 489
Rod average - week 3.3
Best trout - week 6lb 4oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 730
Total number of anglers to date 2,507
Total number of fish caught to date 8,567
Largest trout of the season so far 9lb13oz
Seasonal rod average 3.4
Weekly Ranger’s review:

Fishery Headline: Dusty cleans up

This week has seen some good and steady sport that has been equally shared between both the bait and fly anglers. The fish have been feeding at varied depths and distances around the reservoir so those who have adapted their techniques have had the best results.
The majority of success for the bait anglers was to use the reliable ledgered worm and Powerbait mix, the strong winds made it more difficult for float fishing.
Mr W (Dusty) Miller from Loftus fishing on the disabled jetty had a fine catch limit of 8 within just 3 hours and included the largest rainbow of the week at 6lb 4oz.
For the second week running Mr Gerry Dewey from Redcar fishing on the fly using a dark green Fritz had another great day netting a total of 13 fish.
Daddy long legs have also been falling onto the water this week and an imitation has been effective at bringing the fish to the surface.

Best flies:

Dark Green Fritz, Daddy’s, Zulu, Diawl Bach

Best baits:

Chartreuse and orange Powerbait, worm with Powerbait eggs.

Best Areas:

West end of the Dam wall, south shore.

Ranger:
David Bateman
 

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Scaling 16.07.10

Weekending: 18/07/10

Number of anglers - week 120
Number of trout taken-week 229
Number of trout returned - week 26
Total number of trout caught - week 255
Rod average - week 2.1
Best trout - week 5lb 4oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 0
Total number of anglers to date 2,627
Total number of fish caught to date 8,822
Largest trout of the season so far 9lb 13oz
Seasonal rod average 3.4
Weekly Ranger’s review:

Fishery Headline: Richard leads the way

Despite very strong winds for much of the last week fly anglers have had some very good sport. Keeping on the move with a floating or intermediate line set up with traditional wet patterns was by far the most productive method.
The majority of bait anglers favoured the south shore although those on the dam wall still had some good catches and with the fish lying in deeper water a long cast with a feeder produced good results.
Mr Richard Wishart from Middlesbrough had another great day and excellent sport catching his 8 fish limit including a fine 5lb 4oz rainbow from the disabled jetty using worm with a touch of Powerbait.

Best flies:

Invicta, Kate McLaren, Bibio, Black & Peacock Spider.

Best baits:

Feeder with Maggot, Worm, Orange Powerbait paste and Chartreuse eggs.
 

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Report 08.08.10

Number of anglers - week 172
Number of trout taken-week 380
Number of trout returned - week 48
Total number of trout caught - week 428
Rod average - week 2.5
Best trout - week 5lb 2oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 660
Total number of anglers to date 3,101
Total number of fish caught to date 10,062
Largest trout of the season so far 9lb 13oz
Seasonal rod average 3.2
Weekly Ranger’s review:

Fishery Headline: Beginners luck?

First time visitors Mr & Mrs A & A Cairns from Redcar had a most memorable day which could not have started off any better. Mrs Ann Cairns on her first cast managed to reel in a fine 5lb rainbow using only maggot on the hook. It would have been the largest of the week but was pipped at the post by a mere 2oz by regular rod Mr Trevor Iceton who was fishing on the disabled Jetty using orange Powerbait eggs.
The fun and excitement continues for the fly anglers as the quantity of returns into double figures increases which has inspired some of the regular bait anglers to give it a try to good effect as Mr B Wilson from Marske discovered when he caught 10 rainbows, safely returning 2 using Muddlers on the dam wall.

Best flies:

Invicta, Kate McLaren, Connemara, Muddler, Buzzers.

Best baits:

Dark green Powerbait, orange and pink Powerbait eggs, worm and polyball.

Best Areas:

West end, dam wall, dog leg, south shore
 

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Report 14.08.10

Number of anglers - week 137
Number of trout taken-week 323
Number of trout returned - week 26
Total number of trout caught - week 349
Rod average - week 2.5
Best trout - week 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 0
Total number of anglers to date 3,238
Total number of fish caught to date 10,411
Largest trout of the season so far 9lb 13oz
Seasonal rod average 3.2
Weekly Ranger’s review:

Fishery Headline: Beautiful brown for Brown

On Sunday 12 year old Nick Brown from Guisbrough, fly fishing with his dad at the west end of the dam wall managed to reel in a catch of a lifetime when he caught a fine wild fighting fit 3lb brown on a black buzzer. The week got off to a fine start especially along the south shore as the fish were feeding in abundance and both bait and fly anglers simply could not do anything wrong. As the week progressed into a constantly changing unpredictable weather pattern anglers had to vary their methods and move around more to locate the feeding fish.
Although the fish are rising regularly in the margins with multiple shoals spread across the reservoir a mixture of short and long casts have been required to catch them and on occasion spinners have been effective.

Best flies:

Invicta, Connemara Black, Orange Fritz, Bibio.

Best baits:

Worm, maggot, with feeders, yellow and green Powerbait, chartreuse and pink Powerbait eggs.

Best areas:

Timber groyne, south shore
 

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Report 28.08.10

Number of anglers - week 170
Number of trout taken-week 426
Number of trout returned - week 15
Total number of trout caught - week 441
Rod average - week 2.6
Best trout - week 5lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 700
Total number of anglers to date 3,566
Total number of fish caught to date 11,198
Largest trout of the season so far 9lb13oz
Seasonal rod average 3.1

Weekly Ranger’s review:

Fishery Headline: Great catch for grand pair

The week got off to a steady start with both bait and fly anglers catching in most areas of the reservoir. Bait anglers fishing the east end at times enjoyed some exceptional sport.
Mornings and late afternoons have been the most active feeding times throughout the week.
Mr R Speechley from Thornaby had a great day with his grandson using maggots with a feeder at the west end. The pair managed to catch 7 rainbows and 1 blue between them in a 4 hour morning spell for a total catch weight of 15lb 6oz.
The largest fish of the week was also tempted by maggot and was caught by Mr D Russell from Middlesbrough weighing in at 5lb.

Best flies:

Gold Invicta, Kate McLaren, Daddies. Bibio.

Best baits:

Maggots in a Feeder, Dark Green Powerbait, Chartreuse Eggs.

Best Areas:

Bait:

West end of the dam wall.

Fly:

South shore.
 

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Report 03.09.10

Number of anglers - week 200
Number of trout taken-week 465
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 465
Rod average - week 2.3
Best trout - week 4lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 0
Total number of anglers to date 3,766
Total number of fish caught to date 11,663
Largest trout of the season so far 9lb 13oz
Seasonal rod average 3.1
Weekly Ranger’s review:

Fishery Headline: Shaw thing for Brian.

The East end of the Dam wall around to the Dog leg has produced some very nice fish to bait and spinner this week. Brian Shaw from Loftus caught the best fish of the week a cracking 4lb 8oz rainbow which fell to a ledger rig baited with a green Powerbait and worm cocktail.
Fly anglers have had most of their success along the southern shore of the reservoir with traditional wets taking the majority of fish but dries are also working very well when Daddies and Heather fly’s have been blown onto the water from the surrounding moorland.

Best flies:

Invicta, Kate McLaren, Bibio, Dry Daddy, Hopper.

Best baits:

Ledgered Powerbait and worm.

Best Areas:

East end of dam wall, The Dog Leg and the south shore.
 

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Report 18.09.10

Number of anglers - week 74
Number of trout taken-week 187
Number of trout returned - week 17
Total number of trout caught - week 204
Rod average - week 2.8
Best trout - week 6lb
Number of fish re-stocked - week 690
Total number of anglers to date 4,004
Total number of fish caught to date 12,489
Largest trout of the season so far 9lb13oz
Seasonal rod average 3.1
Weekly Ranger’s review:

Fishery Headline: Fly or bait trout eager to take.

Fishing on the south shore regular fly anglers Mr L Wheatley and Mr T Johns enjoyed some great sport returning 17 trout between them on Friday using an Invicta and Dawson’s Olive.
Mr B Lees from Middlesbrough had a superb afternoon fly fishing from the west end of the dam wall. Mr Lees recorded a fine 8 fish limit and on his last cast of the day he landed a fine 4lb 8oz rainbow, all of the fish were taken on a Kate McLaren.
Those anglers fishing with bait also recorded some notable catches.
Mr B Hodgson from Skelton fishing near the timber groyne for the second week in a row caught his 8 fish limit in 4 hours using a Powerbait worm combo and Mepps style spinners.
Mr A Bright from Lingdale decided to have a few hours late on Sunday afternoon using our credit cruncher permit. He caught his 4 fish limit at the east end of the reservoir which also included the best of the week weighing in at 6lb.

Best flies:

Invicta, Kate McLaren, Dawson’s Olive, Montana and Cats Whisker.

Best baits:

Green yellow and orange Powerbait, worm.

Best areas:

East end of the reservoir, West end of the dam wall and Timber Groyne.
 

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Report 10.10.10

Number of anglers - week 134
Number of trout taken-week 388
Number of trout returned - week 30
Total number of trout caught - week 418
Rod average - week 3.1
Best trout - week 3lb8oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 610
Total number of anglers to date 4,393
Total number of fish caught to date 13,675
Largest trout of the season so far 9lb13oz
Seasonal rod average 3.1
Weekly Ranger’s review:

Fishery Headline: Double take for Mr. Smith.

Throughout this week the fish have been a lot more active late mornings and early evenings regardless of the weather conditions. Once again there’s been some exciting sport for both bait and fly anglers but it was the weekend that brought us the explosive action that was experienced last week as the rod average peaked at 4.7.
There has been a large shoal gathered at the East end of the reservoir which both bait and fly anglers took advantage of with some great catches recorded.
On Saturday Mr W W Smith from the Washington and Harrington angling club had an amazing day catching his first 8 fish limit by 11am and after purchasing a second permit caught his 16th fish by 4pm fishing on the ledger with worm and Powerbait at the west end of the dam wall. Mr D Hancock a member of the same visiting club also fishing the same area caught his 8 fish limit which included the largest fish of the week at 3lb 8oz.
Clarke Mondal from Middlesbrough fly fishing in the middle of the east shore in very shallow water had nonstop action right from the first cast and finished his exciting day by safely returning 14 fish.

Best flies:

Gold head Daddy, Black and Green Montana, Fritz, Kate McLaren, Hares Ear.

Best baits:

Chartreuse and Dark green Glitter Powerbait, Worm and Powerbait cocktail, Spinners.

Best areas:

For bait: East end of the reservoir, west end of the dam wall.
For fly: East end and south shore.
 

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Report 24.10.10

Number of anglers - week 57
Number of trout taken-week 112
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 112
Rod average - week 2.0
Best trout - week 6lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 630
Total number of anglers to date 4,578
Total number of fish caught to date 14,141
Largest trout of the season so far 9lb 13oz
Seasonal rod average 3.1

Weekly Ranger’s review:

Fishery Headline: Jeff lands a beauty.

The sharp drop in temperature this week sent the fish down into deeper waters although during any sunny spells fish were spotted feeding from the surface .Adapting to the conditions has been the key to success this week with bait anglers opting to use a longer cast and varied hook trace lengths. Fly anglers have reverted back to early season tactics using a range of intermediate and sinking lines to locate the fish. In general bait anglers have enjoyed the most consistent sport this week. However fly angler Mr Jeff Taylor from Middlesbrough fishing the East bay using a silver Invicta pattern managed to land the biggest fish of the week and month weighing in at a very respectable 6lb 8oz.

Customer information; fishing during November.
During November the fishery will be open from 9.00am until 3.00pm to reflect the reduced day light hours our permits will be priced at £15.00 and the catch limit will be waived. The fishery will close on November 30th and re-open on Saturday March 12th 2011.

Best flies:

Invicta, Black and Green Nomad, Mosaic Viva.

Best baits:

Worm, dark Green and Yellow PowerBait paste.

Best Areas:

For bait:

West end of the dam wall and the Timber Groyne.

For fly:

West end of the dam wall, east bay and the south shore.
 

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