Scaling Dam Durham Fishing Reports

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

Weekending: 28/10/12

Number of anglers-week 34
Number of trout taken - week 67
Number of trout returned - week 17
Total number of trout caught - week 84
Rod average - week 2.5
Best trout - week 4lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked - week 0
Total number of anglers to date 3614
Total number of fish caught to date 9303
Largest trout of the season so far 10lb 1oz
Seasonal rod average 2.6

Fishery Headline: Fish head east to feast in shallows

As the fish continue to shoal around the shallows at the east end of the reservoir it’s been another great week for fly anglers with some impressive returns recorded. Mr Derek Ogden from Redcar took the best catch of the week using a floating line with a combination of a Black Pennell and Silver Butcher. Derek weighed in eight fish for a total weight of 21lb 2oz including three rainbows over 3lb. Mr Les Wheatley from Skelton also caught and returned eight fish in the same area using a Black Pennell and Invicta. Eric Morse from Middlesbrough was delighted to net the biggest fish of the week at 4lb 8oz caught on a worm and PowerBait cocktail.

Stop press:
November day permit price will be reduced to £17 with an increased catch limit of 10 fish. The family permit will be reduced to £24 with a catch limit of 15 fish. The fishery will be open from 9am until 3pm.

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Best flies:

Black Pennell, Silver Butcher, Invicta

Best bait:

Worm and PowerBait cocktail, Rainbow PowerBait

Best areas:

East end of the reservoir, south shore

Rangers office: 01287 644032

Ranger:

David Bateman
 

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Re: Scaling Dam fishing report 6 April 2013

Weekending: 07/04/13

Number of anglers-week 78
Number of trout taken - week 259
Number of trout returned - week 34
Total number of trout caught - week 293
Rod average - week 3.75
Best trout - week 6lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked 500
Total number of anglers to date 141
Total number of fish caught to date 396
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 2.8

Fishery Headline: Angling at Scaling heats up!

Calm, sunny conditions ignited the season at Scaling with some great catches recorded by both bait and fly anglers. These were especially notable at the east end of the reservoir where fish were located in a large shoal in shallow water within five metres of the shoreline. Twelve anglers recorded their catch limits during the week, one of which was Les Wheatley from Skelton who had a fantastic time on the fly catching a total of 14 fish. Andy Moscrop had a great day fishing the Timber Groyne on fly catching seven fish which included a 5lb brown trout which was safely returned. Andy also netted the biggest fish of the week with 6lb 8oz rainbow contributing to a total catch weight of 21lb. Tony Shaw from Loftus also caught a total of 11 fish including a fine 4lb rainbow and returning five using fly. Bait anglers have had success with ledgered PowerBait and some found a float fished worm a great alternative.

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Best flies:

Dawson’s Olive, Kate McLaren, Invicta

Best bait:

Yellow and White Gulp Eggs, worm

Best areas:

East Bay, south shore and the Timber Groyne

Rangers office: 01287 644032

Ranger:

David Bateman
 

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

Weekending: 21/04/13

Number of anglers-week 95
Number of trout taken - week 266
Number of trout returned - week 10
Total number of trout caught - week 276
Rod average - week 2.9
Best trout - week 5lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked 500
Total number of anglers to date 307
Total number of fish caught to date 873
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 4oz
Seasonal rod average 2.8

Fishery Headline: Smiles with biggest fish of week!

Scaling continues to improve following a very slow start to the season. The first half of the week was hampered by strong winds which made fishing very difficult for fly anglers. However, bait anglers were catching at both ends of the Dam Wall as southerly winds pushed fish into these areas. During the second half of the week the wind dropped and a hot spot developed along the west side of the reservoir where most bait anglers recorded their eight fish catch limits. Saturday was the calmest and warmest day of the week and also the best day by far with a total of 118 fish caught including six larger fish over 3lb. Bill Usher from Whitby landed a fine 3lb blue and an excellent 5lb rainbow using ledgered PowerBait on the Dam Wall. Alan Henderson from Middlesbrough also used ledgered tactics on the disabled jetty to catch five fish including a stunning 3lb 8oz blue. Stephen Smiles from Stockton netted the biggest fish of the week which was a cracking 5lb 8oz rainbow and was one of eight fish caught using a PowerBait and worm cocktail on the Dam Wall.

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Best flies:

Cat’s Whisker, Kate McLaren, Black Pennell

Best bait:

Orange / Chartreuse Glitter PowerBait Eggs

Best areas:

Dam Wall, disabled jetty

Rangers office: 01287 644032

Ranger:

David Bateman
 

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Weekending: 26/05/13

Number of anglers - week 118
Number of trout taken - week 350
Number of trout returned - week 21
Total number of trout caught - week 371
Rod average - week 3.0
Best trout - week 4lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked 700
Total number of anglers to date 891
Total number of fish caught to date 2,900
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 4oz
Seasonal rod average 3.3

Fishery Headline: Consistent sport at Scaling

Despite some mixed weather at Scaling Dam there was still some consistent sport to be had. All areas have seen good catches with fish responding to changing weather conditions as anglers record catching their limits from close in, far out, in the deep and from the shallows. As a general rule, sunny weather during the day has pushed fish deep but all other times fish have been feeding just under the surface. Tony Shaw from Loftus took advantage of some better weather to catch 16 and return eight at the East End Bay. Tony was fishing the shallows on a floating line and weighed in eight fish for 18lb 15oz including a 3lb 12oz rainbow and the fish of the week, a 4lb 8oz rainbow caught on a Cat’s Whisker. Les Wheatley from Skelton worked the south shore catching nine and returning six fish with a Dawson’s Olive and an Invicta on the dropper. Ledgered Chartreuse Paste and worm was just the trick for Peter Floyd from Ugthorpe who took home his limit in two and half hours from the west end of the Dam Wall. Jeff Walsh from Stockton braved Friday’s storm on the disabled jetty and caught his limit by midday using a combination of maggot and White Gulp Eggs.

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Best flies:

Dawson’s Olive, Cat’s Whisker, Silver Invicta

Best bait:

Orange PowerBait Eggs, Chartreuse PowerBait Paste, worm

Best areas:

All areas fishing well

Rangers office: 01287 644032

Ranger: Jed Revil
 

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Weekending: 16/06/13

Number of anglers - week 134
Number of trout taken - week 460
Number of trout returned - week 15
Total number of trout caught - week 475
Rod average - week 3.5
Best trout - week 6lb 14oz
Number of fish re-stocked 500
Total number of anglers to date 1,424
Total number of fish caught to date 4,402
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 14oz
Seasonal rod average 3.1

Fishery Headline: Kyle takes biggest of season so far!

The week began well with fish feeding well and some great sport on both bait and fly. This was particularly the case for George Goldsborough from Redcar fishing at the east end shore with Chartreuse PowerBait as he landed a fine 4lb 4oz rainbow. Although the weather was unpredictable the size of fish caught simply got better and better. This was helped by the stocking on Friday of 10 fish in the 6lb to 10lb region which have settled well and have been seen feeding in the margins already! On Friday the rod average peaked at an excellent 5.1 fish per angler as a recent stocking of 500 fish and fine weather triggered the fish into a feeding frenzie. Andy Moscrop from Loftus enjoyed a great day fly fishing along the south shore catching 12 fish in total and returning four including an excellent 5lb 8oz rainbow and a total catch weight of 20lb. On Saturday, Adam Gill from Skelton netted a cracking 6lb rainbow ledgering with maggot and PowerBait Eggs at the west end of the Dam Wall. Finally, to make a great ending to a superb week Kyle Would from North Skelton netted the best fish of the season so far, a cracking 6lb 14oz rainbow with ledgered Yellow PowerBait Eggs at the west end of the Dam Wall.

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Best flies:

Kate McLaren, Black Spider, Black Montana

Best bait:

Worm, maggot, sweetcorn, Spring Green PowerBait, Chartreuse PowerBait Eggs

Best areas:

All areas fishing well.

Ranger office:

01287 644032

Ranger: David Bateman
 

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

Weekending: 30/06/13

Number of anglers - week 139
Number of trout taken - week 403
Number of trout returned - week 22
Total number of trout caught - week 425
Rod average - week 3.06
Best trout - week 4lb
Number of fish re-stocked 450
Total number of anglers to date 1,698
Total number of fish caught to date 5,365
Largest trout of the season so far 7lb 1oz
Seasonal rod average 3.1

Fishery Headline: Les nets 18 the traditional way!

Warm weather brought Scaling alive with insect hatches in all areas of the dam. This in turn brought fish feeding very close to the surface and in the margins. Friday produced an excellent rod average of 6.9 with both bait and fly anglers taking their limits. Les Wheatley from Skelton got that Friday feeling at the east end bay catching eight and returning 10 from the shallows using the old favourites; Diawl Bach and Coch y Bunddu. Alongside Les, Brian Lees from Normandy managed 12 fish returning five on a floating line in the east end bay and up at the west end of the Dam Wall. John Martin from Brotton had a great Wednesday afternoon using a variety of wet flies along the margins and caught 10 in three exhilarating hours. The west end of the Dam Wall proved the most productive area for bait anglers with Michael Welburn from Loftus taking eight very close to the bank on White Gulp Eggs and worm. Keith Hall from Middlesbrough and Geoff Walsh from Stockton on Tees were home within a couple hours taking their limit catches from the disabled jetty demonstrating the potential for some outstanding summer sport in the next few weeks.

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Best flies:

Mini Muddler, Coch y Bunddu, Diawl Bach, Cat’s Whisker

Best bait:

White / Red Gulp Eggs, worm

Best areas:

West end of Dam Wall

Ranger office: 01287 644032

Ranger: Jed Revill
 

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

Weekending: 07/07/13

Number of anglers - week 141
Number of trout taken - week 414
Number of trout returned - week 13
Total number of trout caught - week 427
Rod average - week 3.0
Best trout - week 4lb 5oz
Number of fish re-stocked 540
Total number of anglers to date 1,839
Total number of fish caught to date 5,792
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 14oz
Seasonal rod average 3.15

Fishery Headline: Bruce uses roaming tactics with great success

With the trout continuing to feed very close to the surface some excellent sport has been recorded with an astonishing rod average on Thursday of just over seven fish per angler. Timber Groyne and the Big Tree have been the fly anglers hot spot with Andy Moscrop from Loftus taking ten fish including a 4lb 5oz blue and 4lb rainbow with a total weight of 18lb 8oz. Tony Shaw from Loftus was home for lunch with six trout from the Big Tree using a Cat’s Whisker on the point and Bibio on the dropper. The west end of the Dam Wall has been the most productive area for bait anglers only a couple of rod lengths out from the bank. The Wynn family from Skelton enjoyed their Loyalty Day by going home with their limit weighing in an impressive 19lb catch. Bruce Hodgson from Brotton decided to move from his favoured spot at the west end of the Dam Wall and use roaming tactics to net two catch limits during the week using White Gulp Eggs.

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Best flies:

Black Spider, GRHE Nymph, Kate McLaren, Bibio

Best bait:

Worm, sweet corn, Orange PowerBait Paste and Eggs

Best areas:

West end of Dam Wall, Big Tree

Ranger office:
01287 644032

Ranger:
David Bateman
 

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Scaling Dam Fishing Reports 2013 21 July 2013

Weekending: 21/07/13

Number of anglers - week 112
Number of trout taken - week 249
Number of trout returned - week 10
Total number of trout caught - week 259
Rod average - week 2.3
Best trout - week 5lb 4oz
Number of fish re-stocked 500
Total number of anglers to date 2,080
Total number of fish caught to date 6,396
Largest trout of the season so far 7lb 1oz
Seasonal rod average 3.1

Fishery Headline: Andy has tagged fish joy!

The west end of the Dam Wall continued to be the hot spot for most of this week. However, that changed when 500 fish were stocked on Friday and the trout started feeding down the east end and the moor side over the weekend. Fly anglers enjoyed sport with both dry flies and lures with the fish feeding at all depths. Andy Moscrop fished the east end bay and the moor side using dry flies and ended his great afternoon with five fish including a nice 5lb 4oz rainbow. Natural baits including worm and maggot on a very short trace have encountered the best catches for the bait anglers with most of the action being at the west end of the Dam Wall. Richard Warburton and David Blissett from Redcar enjoyed their Monday opting to fish the west end and both went home with their eight fish limits on worm and Spring Green PowerBait. The Wynn family from Skelton had a fantastic Saturday with father Andy saying; “he was feeling lucky “and entered our tagged fish competition for the first time. After having no luck at the west end they moved down to the east end and caught one of our tagged trout on his first cast with worm. Well done Andy!

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Best flies:
CDC Hares Ear, Black Hopper, Olive Shipman’s Buzzer

Best bait:
Spring Green PowerBait, worm, maggot, Mepps

Best areas:
West end of Dam Wall, timber groyne

Ranger office:
01287 644032

Ranger:
Jed Revill
 

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Scaling Dam Fishing Report 04 August 2013

Weekending: 04/08/13

Number of anglers - week 135
Number of trout taken - week 322
Number of trout returned - week 26
Total number of trout caught - week 348
Rod average - week 2.6
Best trout - week 5 lb
Number of fish re-stocked 200
Total number of anglers to date 2,337
Total number of fish caught to date 7,173
Largest trout of the season so far 7lb 1oz
Seasonal rod average 3.1

Fishery Headline: Family have a Wynning day!!

The fish have been shoaling throughout the week and anglers had some great sport, especially the fly anglers from the East Bay and along the south shore. Once again Andy Moscrop from Loftus continued his fine form by catching his limit and returning another two including a 4lb 8oz rainbow at the Big Tree. Brian Lees from Eston had a great day when he caught and returned 10 rainbows in the Timber Groyne using only a Cochybonddu Fly. Les Wheatley from Brotton enjoyed a superb week catching a total of 24 fish in three visits, mostly on a Silver Invicta and returning all but six of his catch. The Wynn family from Skelton had a brilliant time at the east end of the Dam Wall using different coloured PowerBait. They caught a total of 12 fish which included a fine 3lb 5oz blue caught by Son Keiran and an excellent 4lb 7oz rainbow caught by his Dad. There have been a lot of larger fish between 3lb and 5lb caught this week by both fly and bait anglers. The biggest being a stunning 5lb brown trout caught using maggot and feeder at the west end of the Dam Wall by Stu Mcquade from York.

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Best flies:
Silver Invicta, Cochybonddu, Hopper, Black Buzzer

Best bait:
Maggot and feeder, worm and PowerBait cocktail, Dennett spinner

Best areas:
All of the Dam Wall, Timber Groyne, Big Tree

Ranger office:
01287 644032

Ranger:
David Bateman
 

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Weekending: 25/08/13

Number of anglers - week 146
Number of trout taken - week 465
Number of trout returned - week 15
Total number of trout caught - week 480
Rod average - week 3.1
Best trout - week 5lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked 500
Total number of anglers to date 2,776
Total number of fish caught to date 8,234
Largest trout of the season so far 7lb 1oz
Seasonal rod average 3.0

Fishery Headline: Scaling impresses with bigger fish feeding well

The week began quietly then the action took off on Wednesday with both fly and bait anglers enjoying great sport in all areas. Lots of fish between 3lb and 6lb were caught with some heavy catch limits were recorded with the best; 23lb 8oz by Trevor Mills from Middlesbrough. Trevor, who was on his Loyalty Day at the west end, went home with his limit which included two lovely 4lb rainbows caught by grandson Ellis on a ledgered Green PowerBait Paste. Alan Marsay from Skinningrove had a great week on the east end rocks taking his 24 fish season permit limit in three visits including a nice 5lb blue on Orange PowerBait. Fly anglers had the best results at the East End Bay and the moor side with both dry flies and lures producing excellent results. Les Wheatley from Brotton has had a great week with his favourite Dawson’s Olive catching 21 trout in three visits and returning six including one 4lber and two 3lbers. Andy Moscrop from Loftus travelled light on Tuesday morning and hit his favoured spots along the moor side finding success using a Daddy Long Legs on the surface. Andy netted 13 trout and returned five including our fish of the week; a 5lb 8oz brown trout.

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Best flies:
Dawson’s Olive, Daddy Long Legs

Best bait:
Green and Orange PowerBait, worm, maggot

Best areas:
East end of the Dam Wall, timber groyne

Ranger office:
01287 644032

Ranger:
Jed Revill
 

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Weekending: 01/09/13

Number of anglers - week n/a
Number of trout taken - week n/a
Number of trout returned - week n/a
Total number of trout caught - week n/a
Rod average - week n/a
Best trout - week n/a
Number of fish re-stocked n/a
Total number of anglers to date n/a
Total number of fish caught to date n/a
Largest trout of the season so far n/a
Seasonal rod average n/a

Fishery Headline: 2 September 2013 - Reservoir raid forces closure
Intruders have robbed and wrecked the visitor centre, fishing lodge and office at Scaling Dam forcing the temporary closure of the popular visitor destination. The site was ransacked between Sunday evening and Monday morning (1st and 2nd September). Extensive damage and theft of stock running into several thousands of pounds is being investigated by Cleveland police who today appealed for witnesses.

It is expected that the visitor centre and the popular trout fishery will be closed for about a week to allow police to carry out a full investigation and for extensive repairs to take place. A substantial amount of shop stock, outdoor clothing, fishing tackle and cash was taken and there is considerable damage to the building and its communications and power. Cleveland police today appealed for any witnesses of the raid at the reservoir on the A171 Guisborough to Whitby Road. Anyone with information should contact investigating officer pc Stephen Woodacre on the non emergency 101 telephone line.

Don Coe, Fisheries and Waterside Parks Manager for Northumbrian Water, said: “We will do all we can to get the lodge and the fishery open again as soon as possible. It’s a very popular spot which has so far this year been enjoyed by more than 4,500 people for walking, fishing and picnics.”

“We want to make sure that this destructive and wanton damage doesn’t spoil the future enjoyment for very long as around 10,000 people will visit Scaling Dam during the season from March to October,” he said. News of the fishery reopening will be posted on ‘Fishing with Northumbrian Water’ Facebook and information will also be available on the Leisure line 0845 155 0236.

For further information contact: Alistair Baker, Communications & PR Manager 0191 3016851 / 07711 793493

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Weekending: 08/09/13

Number of anglers - week 211
Number of trout taken - week 483
Number of trout returned - week 16
Total number of trout caught - week 499
Rod average - week 2.4
Best trout - week 4lb1oz
Number of fish re-stocked 500
Total number of anglers to date 2,987
Total number of fish caught to date 8,253
Largest trout of the season so far 7lb1oz
Seasonal rod average 2.8

Fishery Headline: Back in business

This week has given a mixed bag in terms of the weather and fishing methods with shoals of feeding trout appearing at various locations around the reservoir. Fly anglers have enjoyed some fine sport when the fish has been feeding on or near the surface and bait rods have done well with ledger rigs and short traces as the fish move to feed near the bottom. Mr Mally Gill from Middlesbrough, Mr Alan Marsay from Skinningrove and Mr Gerry Dewey from Redcar enjoyed a fantastic day at the east end of reservoir catching their 8 fish limits. On the wettest day of the week in pouring rain Mr Keith Hall from Middlesbrough despite being soaked had a great time catching 7 fine rainbows on the disabled jetty using PowerBait and worm. A good number of rainbows blues and browns between 3lb to 4lb have been recorded this week. The best fish of the week weighing in at 4lb 1oz was landed at the west end of the dam wall by Mr M Grimes from Stockton on ledgered PowerBait.

After the recent break in we would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers for their patience and support.

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Best flies: Black spider, Diawl Bach, Daddies, Kate McLaren, Dawson’s Olive

Best baits: Worm, Yellow and Rainbow PowerBait, Maggot in a feeder

Best areas: Both ends of the Dam Wall, East Bay, Timber Groyne

Ranger office:
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Ranger:

David Bateman
 

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Weekending: 15/09/13

Number of anglers - week 119
Number of trout taken - week 235
Number of trout returned - week 17
Total number of trout caught - week 252
Rod average - week 2.1
Best trout - week 2lb 12oz
Number of fish re-stocked 500
Total number of anglers to date 3,106
Total number of fish caught to date 8,505
Largest trout of the season so far 7lb 1oz
Seasonal rod average 2.7

Fishery Headline: Success in the shallows

The cooler fresher weather this week has seen the fish return to the margins to feed heavily in the shallows. The key to success this week was to fish close in with many anglers catching fish in less than 18” of water. The best area for bait rods was the full length of the dam wall while fly anglers enjoyed east bay and the south shore. Mr Mark Hammond from Redcar travelled light and started his day in the shallows in east end bay catching his 8 and returning four on a silver and gold Invicta.
Tony Grouctt from Wolverhampton visiting the area holiday was impressed with the quality of angling and really enjoyed his afternoon on the fly. Tony fished the east end bay and south shore catching five quality trout on a sedge pattern. On Saturday Mr Keith Hall from Normanby landed his 8 fish limit within two hours at the east end jetty on a worm and PowerBait cocktail. Mr Norman Rowe from Guisborough braved Sunday’s horrendous weather and in driving rain he managed to take his 8 fish limit by dinnertime from the south shore using a worm and rainbow PowerBait cocktail bait.

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Best flies: Dawson’s Olive, Silver and Gold Invicta, Coch Y Bonddu

Best baits: Worm and PowerBait cocktails, Rainbow PowerBait

Best areas: All areas are producing good catches from the shallows

Ranger office:
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Ranger:

David Bateman
 

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Re: Scaling Dam

Weekending: 22/09/13

Number of anglers - week 102
Number of trout taken - week 205
Number of trout returned - week 4
Total number of trout caught - week 209
Rod average - week 2.0
Best trout - week 2lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked 0
Total number of anglers to date 3,208
Total number of fish caught to date 8,714
Largest trout of the season so far 7lb 1oz
Seasonal rod average 2.7

Fishery Headline: Keith nets two great catches

As the fish continue to rise in the shallows the best tactics have still been a short cast and short traces with regular changes of bait and flies to entice any indecisive fish. Ben Millen from Skelton had a great morning at the west end of the Dam Wall on ledgered PowerBait and worm cocktail catching an eight fish limit weighing a total of 18lb 3oz. Once again Keith Hall from Normanby was on top form fishing the disabled jetty with ledgered worm and Red PowerBait Paste. On his first visit of the week he landed eight fish weighing in at 19lb and on the second visit he landed seven fish for a similar weight. On both occasions he had finished fishing by 11.00 am. The best fish of the week was a fin perfect 2lb 8oz blue which was landed at the east end of the Dam Wall by Larry McGrath from Liverton on ledgered worm.

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Best flies:

Silver Invicta, Black Hopper, Coachman

Best areas:

Worm with PowerBait cocktail, Red PowerBait, Yellow Gulp Eggs

Ranger office:

01287 644032

Ranger:

David Bateman
 

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Re: Scaling Dam

Weekending: 06/10/13

Number of anglers - week 103
Number of trout taken - week 354
Number of trout returned - week 6
Total number of trout caught - week 360
Rod average - week 3.4
Best trout - week 0
Number of fish re-stocked 450
Total number of anglers to date 3381
Total number of fish caught to date 9398
Largest trout of the season so far 7lb1oz
Seasonal rod average 2.8

Fishery Headline: East End Bay makes anglers day!

Stormy conditions meant a slow and difficult start to the week for anglers who decided to brave the elements. However, that all changed on Thursday when the wind direction veered south westerly and resulted in an excellent rod average of over seven fish per angler. Fly anglers enjoyed the best sport in the shallow areas of East End Bay and along the south shore using a variety of wets. Brian Lees from South Bank and Les Wheatley from Brotton had a great Friday with limit catches taken by both anglers before lunch. Both anglers were fishing the East End Bay shallows and worked the shoreline using the trusty Kate McLaren and Silver Invicta. Stephen Lilley from Marske travelled light and worked the south shore taking his limit home using Orange Mepps. John Martin swapped fly for bait and was home in an hour with eight fish caught on Orange PowerBait on the disabled jetty. Peter Floyd from Whitby spent his morning on the east end rocks catching his limit in the shallows using an Orange and Green PowerBait cocktail with worm.

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Best flies:

Silver Invicta, Kate McLaren, Soldier Palmer

Best areas:

Green and Orange PowerBait, worm, Mepps

Ranger office:

01287 644032

Ranger:

Jed Revill
 

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Re: Scaling Dam

Weekending: 13/10/13

Number of anglers - week 56
Number of trout taken - week 122
Number of trout returned - week 3
Total number of trout caught - week 125
Rod average - week 2.2
Best trout - week 3lb12oz
Number of fish re-stocked 0
Total number of anglers to date 3,437
Total number of fish caught to date 9,523
Largest trout of the season so far 7lb 1oz
Seasonal rod average 2.8

Fishery Headline: East Bay makes Derek’s day!

After a good start to the week strong gales and heavy downpours ruined the sport for all but the hardiest of anglers. However, those braving the elements were rewarded with some fine catches on both bait and fly. In general the fish have been more active on afternoons and still remain very close to the margins. Derek Ogden from Redcar had a great day fly fishing in East Bay where he had a frantic 90 minutes ending his day with seven rainbows and 1 blue. All were caught using a floating line with Black Zulu and Brown Cat’s Whisker. The best fish of the week was a very nice 3lb 12oz rainbow caught on bait by Bruce Hodgson from Brotton at the west end of the Dam Wall in the shallow water on two Yellow Gulp Eggs.

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Best flies:

Black Zulu, Brown Cat’s Whisker, Mosaic Viva

Best areas:

Worm, Spring Green, Yellow and White PowerBait. Orange and Yellow Gulp Eggs

Ranger office:

01287 644032

Ranger:

David Bateman
 

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Re: Scaling Dam

Weekending: 27/10/13

Number of anglers - week 27
Number of trout taken - week 20
Number of trout returned - week 1
Total number of trout caught - week 21
Rod average - week 0.77
Best trout - week 3lb6oz
Number of fish re-stocked 0
Total number of anglers to date 3,503
Total number of fish caught to date 9,645
Largest trout of the season so far 7lb 1oz
Seasonal rod average 2.7

Fishery Headline:

Stormy conditions all week have hampered fishing on the Dam Wall for bait anglers. However, for the few who have braved the elements fly anglers had success in the east end bay and south shore area. Les Wheatley from Brotton and Brian lees from Normanby used the wind to their advantage to get long casts out and were both rewarded with rainbows over 3lb. With a stocking due this week from our own fish farm at Lartington and some settled weather Scaling will be back to it’s best and should offer some great late season sport.

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:
Silver Invicta, Dawson’s Olive

Best areas:
East end bay, south shore

Best bait:
Worm and PowerBait cocktail, Yellow Gulp Eggs, Chartreuse PowerBait Eggs

Ranger office:

01287 644032

Ranger:

Jed Revill
 

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Re: Scaling Dam

Weekending: 04/05/14

Number of anglers - week 106
Number of trout taken - week 373
Number of trout returned - week 58
Total number of trout caught - week 431
Rod average - week 4.1
Best trout - week 4lb
Number of fish re-stocked 700
Total number of anglers to date 673
Total number of fish caught to date 2,332
Largest trout of the season so far 10lb 11oz
Seasonal rod average 3.5

Fishery Headline: Scaling heights!

Initially, a slow beginning to the week, however the sport got better and better as the week progressed with a rod average peaking at a astonishing eight fish per angler on Friday. The west end has offered great sport with fish close in to the margins and surfacing regularly feeding on an abundance of beetles. Clarke Mondal from Normanby caught an outstanding 35 rainbows returning 31 of these for another day. Clarke worked the whole of reservoir using his favoured Kate McLaren. Gerry Dewey from Redcar started his day using worm catching four rainbows at the west end of the Dam Wall. He then swapped to fly to catch and return 19 fish on Dawson’s Olive and Kate McLaren. Mark Hammond from Redcar stayed around the south shore / east end bay area and was rewarded with 15 fish, returning seven, again on Kate McLaren. Loyalty day angler Bruce Hodgson from Brotton had some great sport in the east end bay catching the best fish of the week; a lovely 4lb brown trout on maggot and White Gulp Eggs and went home with his 10 fish limit. John Bland took home seven rainbows and a tagged fish worth £150 from the disabled jetty on Orange PowerBait. Also on the jetty, George Houston from Guisborough ended up buying two permits using his loyalty day to catch 10 fish in 45 minutes.

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Best flies:
Kate McLaren, Dawson’s Olive, White Fritz

Best areas:
White PowerBait eggs, worm, Magic Dust

Best bait:
All areas

Ranger office:
01287 644032

Ranger:
David Bateman
 

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Re: Scaling Dam

Weekending: 11/05/14

Number of anglers - week 112
Number of trout taken - week 204
Number of trout returned - week 3
Total number of trout caught - week 207
Rod average - week 1.85
Best trout - week 2lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked 0
Total number of anglers to date 785
Total number of fish caught to date 2,539
Largest trout of the season so far 10lb 11oz
Seasonal rod average 3.2

Fishery Headline: Weather wins out at Scaling

Changing conditions and varied wind directions have made a mark on the sport, slowing activity in comparison with the rest of the season so far. The fish have continued to feed close to the margins in abundance searching for beetle and midge hatches. It has been a tougher week for fly anglers who have had to work for their rewards in the gale force winds and heavy rain and have been forced to keep on the move to find fish. Bait anglers had the best results with ledgered PowerBait and maggots in a feeder. Among those who caught their eight fish limits were Anthony Trainer from Eaglescliffe using maggot and PowerBait Eggs at the east end of the Dam Wall. Jeff Walsh from Stockton also netted his eight fish limit on ledgered worm with a PowerBait cocktail in a feeder on the Jetty. Hopefully another stocking of fish will help increase sport as the weather looks set to improve!

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Best flies:
Invicta, Kate McLaren, Black Spider, Diawl Bach

Best areas:
Both ends of the Dam Wall, south shore

Best bait:
Maggot, White and Orange Gulp Eggs, worm

Ranger office:
01287 644032

Ranger:
David Bateman
 

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Re: Scaling Dam

Weekending: 01/06/14

Number of anglers - week 96
Number of trout taken - week 202
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 202
Rod average - week 2.2
Best trout - week 5lb 12oz
Number of fish re-stocked 0
Total number of anglers to date 1,083
Total number of fish caught to date 3,345
Largest trout of the season so far 10lb 11oz
Seasonal rod average 3.0

Fishery Headline: Terry’s Dam Wall delight

Wind and rain made fishing difficult most of this week but the weekend saw the fish rising on all areas of the reservoir in the warmer weather. Best results have alternated between the bait and fly depending on the conditions and the strength and direction of the wind. Shallow areas such as the east end bay and both ends of the Dam Wall offered most consistent sport as fish fed near the margins. On the east end of the Dam Wall local angler Alan Bright from Lingdale found the trout feeding well in the heavy rain catching 14 on two permits and returning six on a Kate McLaren. Ian Dolphin from Durham alternated between fly and bait with his son and returned home with his eight fish limit. Jeff Walsh from Stockton braved the high winds on the jetty and went home with four fish including a cracking 4lb 8oz rainbow which he tempted with Orange Gulp Eggs. Our fish of the week was a 5lb 12oz rainbow caught on Orange PowerBait Eggs on the west end of the Dam Wall by Terry Smith from Redcar.

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NEWSFLASH – A further stocking this week including more tagged fish and brown trout.

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Best flies:
Bibio, Black Pennell, Black Hawthorn, Black Pennell

Best areas:
Dam Wall, east bay

Best bait:
White, Orange PowerBait, worm, Green PowerBait Paste

Ranger office:
01287 644032

Ranger:
Jed Revill
 

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