Scaling Dam Durham Fishing Reports

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Scaling Dam Fishing Report April 2, 2017

Weekending: 2 April 2017

Number of anglers - week 92
Number of trout taken - week: 229
Number of trout returned – week 14
Total number of trout caught - week 243
Rod average - week 2.6
Best trout - week 3lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked 300
Total number of anglers to date 303
Total number of fish caught to date 907
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb
Seasonal rod average 2.99

Fishery Headline: Both fly and bait make up the weights

At times over the week anglers were faced with challenging conditions with strong and gusty winds affecting the sport. In a light breeze the week got off to a great start with Bruce Hodgson landing a fine 8 fish limit from the jetty area that included a lovely fin perfect 3lb rainbow. Bruce used Orange Mice- tails tipped with spring green Powerbait on a ledger rig. Norman Cowell from Grangetown enjoyed a great day on the fly ending with a hectic 2 hour session at the west end landing 8 rainbows on an Orange fritz. Craig Husband from Lingdale fished his favourite beach section on the south shore to land an 8 fish limit including a very nice 3lb 4oz rainbow. All his fish were caught using Ledgered Cheese Glitter Powerbait. Prospects remain good with settled weather forecast as we approach the Easter period.

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Best flies:
Orange and Black Fritz, Cats Whisker and Black Buzzers

Best bait:
Cheese, garlic and spring Green Powerbait, Mice-tails, Magic Dust and worm.

Best areas:
Jetty, South shore opposite the lodge and at the east end

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Ranger:
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Scaling Dam Durham Fishing Report April 9, 2017

Weekending: 09 April 2017

Number of anglers - week 106
Number of trout taken - week: 192
Number of trout returned – week 3
Total number of trout caught - week 195
Rod average - week 1.8
Best trout - week 3lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked 300
Total number of anglers to date 409
Total number of fish caught to date 1,102
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb
Seasonal rod average 2.7

Fishery Headline: Sunny Scaling delight for persistent anglers

Cold starts to the mornings and bright sunshine throughout the days kept anglers guessing as to where and when the fish would shoal next, often appearing in different areas daily as the fish drifted in and out of the depths in seemingly random patterns. Patience was rewarded and anglers often had to work their way through multiple bait changes to find the right formation and colours. On Wednesday Alan Stevenson from Redcar arrived mid morning and fished the east end of the Dam Wall and after settling on a ledgered worm and PowerBait cocktail he landed his eight fish limit. Craig Husband from Lingdale found the perfect attractant on Thursday fishing the east end of the wall when he switched to ledgered cheese PowerBait and finished his day with eight rainbows. The weekend brought us some glorious summer weather making the fishing even tougher as the fish were reluctant to feed as often but it didn’t stop Dave Jackson from Middlesbrough catching eight rainbows on ledgered chartreuse PowerBait eggs as he fished his favourite spot along the west end of the Wall. Neither did it stop Jake Dale from Stokesley fishing his usual spot in the rocks at the east end only this week he changed his usual baits to yellow PowerBait and Mice-tail and his first catch turned out to be a smashing 3lb 8oz rainbow, by 4pm he had landed his eighth and was ready for home.

NEWSFLASH – Double stocking for the Bank Holiday weekend

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Best flies: Black Tadpole, Viva Cat, Fritz Stinger

Best bait:
Cheese, yellow and chartreuse PowerBait, Mice-tails and worm

Best areas:
East end of Dam Wall, jetty, south shore, East end to ‘Big Tree’

Ranger:
David Bateman
 

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Scaling Dam Durham Fishing Report April 16, 2017

Weekending: 16 April 2017

Number of anglers - week 81
Number of trout taken - week: 229
Number of trout returned – week 17
Total number of trout caught - week 246
Rod average - week 3.0
Best trout - week 2lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked 600
Total number of anglers to date 490
Total number of fish caught to date 1,348
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb
Seasonal rod average 2.75

Fishery Headline: Ian ‘Armstrong’ – just as well!

It was a bright start to the week with a decent forecast ahead. Dave Hooley from Withernsea took advantage of this and brought his grandson with a couple of friends for a few days fishing holiday. After a slow start only catching two rainbows Monday things transformed and by Wednesday they had bought five permits ending their spree with a total of 31 rainbows between them. They caught all their fish at the west end on a mixture of ledgered worm and PowerBait. On Thursday Charlie Clark from Stockton fished the Jetty and landed his eight fish catch limit on ledgered Mice-tail’s, regularly swapping between orange and yellow. On Friday fly anglers Les Wheatley from Skelton and Brian Lees from Teesdale spent a few hours fishing the west end and after a slow start began to hook into fish. Les returned nine rainbows and Brian returned six, all caught on Kate McLaren and Silver Invicta. The weekend brought us some unpredictable and changeable weather and the fish seemed less interested in normal baits, so several anglers switched over to Mepps style spinners and were instantly rewarded. Among them was Ian Armstrong from Whitby who had a superb day fishing on the jetty. After trying his usual ledgered baits for a while he switched to a spinner and had fish after fish take his lure throughout the day. He only ended up with six rainbows but lost count of the amount that escaped as he tried to net them.

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Best flies: Kate McLaren, Silver Invicta, Black Pennell

Best bait: Worm, Mice-tail, spinners, orange and green PowerBait

Best areas: Both ends of the Dam Wall, jetty

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Scaling Dam Durham Fishing Report April 23, 2017

Weekending: 23 April 2017

Number of anglers - week 78
Number of trout taken - week: 176
Number of trout returned – week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 176
Rod average - week 2.26
Best trout - week 4lb
Number of fish re-stocked 300
Total number of anglers to date 568
Total number of fish caught to date 1,524
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb
Seasonal rod average 2.68

Fishery Headline: Ward magic with the maggot!

Irregular cold snaps and changing winds throughout the week meant less frequent shoaling as the fish remained in the depths for longer periods. It was a case of being in the right spot at the right time when the fish moved closer to the margins. Dave Ward from Brotton did exactly that after trying several places throughout the day and swapping baits with little effect until he switched onto maggot and was rewarded with a super fit 4lb brown trout, the best fish of the week. Wednesday was a blustery cold cloudy day but that didn’t stop Jeff Walsh from Stockton and Keith Hall from Normanby enjoying them selves fishing ledgered worm and PowerBait cocktails on the jetty. Jeff finished his day with his eight fish catch limit and Keith settled for seven rainbows. Among several other anglers who managed to catch a total of eight fish throughout the week were Martin Gunn from Redcar and Jamie Lancaster from Loftus.

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Best flies: Kate McLaren, Invicta, Cat’s Whisker

Best bait: Maggot, worm, chartreuse and orange PowerBait, pink and white Mice-tail.

Best areas: Jetty, west end

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Scaling Dam Durham Fishing Reports April 30, 2017

Weekending: 30 April 2017

Number of anglers - week 57
Number of trout taken - week: 173
Number of trout returned – week 15
Total number of trout caught - week 188
Rod average - week 3.2
Best trout - week 2lb
Number of fish re-stocked 300
Total number of anglers to date 360
Total number of fish caught to date 1,095
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb
Seasonal rod average 3.0

Fishery Headline: Big fish still at large!

Anglers were faced with challenging conditions with a strong and gusty east wind affecting the sport, especially over the weekend. However, the hardy anglers who visited during the first four days were still rewarded for their efforts with Richard Warburton from Redcar going home with eight rainbows caught on ledgered green PowerBait and worm from the west end wall. Also braving the wind and rain on the west end Dam Wall were fly anglers Les Wheatley and Brian Lees who managed to return 15 between them with an Invicta and Cat’s Whisker doing the business. The weekend gusts saw the fish spreading to the east end and moorside areas and Harry Noble from Sleights gave up on the jetty and moved to the east end and was rewarded with eight rainbows caught on orange/black PowerBait cocktail. Also making the swap was Jake Dale from Stokesley who managed seven rainbows all caught on ledgered white Mice-tails and green PowerBait.

Please note: After stocking several large rainbow and tagged fish recently these are yet to be caught!!

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Best flies: Invicta, Cat’s Whisker

Best bait: Green Powerbait, white Mice-tails, worm

Best areas: Jetty, east end rocks

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Ranger: Jed Revill
 

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Scaling Dam Fishing Report May 7, 2017

Weekending: 07 May 2017

Number of anglers - week 63
Number of trout taken - week: 183
Number of trout returned – week 2
Total number of trout caught - week 185
Rod average - week 2.9
Best trout - week 2lb 12oz
Number of fish re-stocked 300
Total number of anglers to date 688
Total number of fish caught to date 1,897
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb
Seasonal rod average 2.75

Fishery Headline: Grove hits Scaling for six!

Another week of strong cold gusting north easterly winds kept the water choppy and anglers guessing as to when and where the fish would appear. A pattern emerged through the week with anglers catching a few in the mornings then during late afternoons the fish would feed, often at both ends of the reservoir with anglers catching several within an hour or two. A Mice-tail chopped in half with a ball of Powerbait combination has still been the best method of enticing fish this season, however, the trusty worm is not far behind in effectiveness! First time visitor Tim Grove from Selby thoroughly enjoyed his day fly fishing despite the gales ending up with six rainbows, all caught on black Cormorant as he worked his way along the south shore to the east bay. Craig Stevenson from Northallerton fished alongside the jetty and landed all his eight rainbows on the incredibly popular and successful garlic PowerBait. Craig Husband from Lingdale fished the east end with ledgered rainbow PowerBait and worm catching a total of three rainbows, one blue and a lovely 2lb 12oz brown. Bruce Hodgson from Brotton fished his loyalty day permit and was delighted to catch eight rainbows from the jetty area on a worm and PowerBait cocktail.

Please note: After stocking several large rainbow and tagged fish recently these are yet to be caught!!

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Best flies: Black Cormorant, Mallard and Claret

Best bait: Mice-tails, Garlic PowerBait, Green and Chartreuse PowerBait, worm

Best areas: West end of the Dam Wall, east end rocks, jetty

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Ranger: David Bateman
 

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Scaling Dam Durham Fishing Report May 14, 2017

Weekending: 14 May 2017

Number of anglers - week 84
Number of trout taken - week: 198
Number of trout returned – week 42
Total number of trout caught - week 240
Rod average - week 2.85
Best trout - week 7lb 13oz
Number of fish re-stocked 300
Total number of anglers to date 772
Total number of fish caught to date 2,137
Largest trout of the season so far 7lb 13oz
Seasonal rod average 2.8

Fishery Headline: Chloe nets season’s best!

It was a tough start to the week as the winds flowed inland from the North Sea had a real cold bite to them and anglers had to wrap up well. This did not stop Colin Boxhall from Middlesbrough who fly fished the moor side opposite the lodge using Gold Headed Olive Nymph’s netting four rainbows and a nice 4lb pike. He said he had a fantastic day with plenty of takes! Craig Husband from Lingdale also had a great day on the moor side at the ‘Big Tree’ fishing ledgered PowerBait with worm, netting four rainbows on garlic and four on cheese flavours. On Friday the moor side fished superbly for the fly anglers who simply could not go wrong using any black flies on a floating line. Gordon Byers from Consett returned 17 rainbows and Keith Bunnett returned 10 with a CDC Shuttlecock being the main fly of choice. Meanwhile on the opposite side of the reservoir Les Wheatley from Skelton returned five fish using an Invicta including a perfect 4lb brown trout. At weekend the wind reversed direction bringing much warmer conditions and both the fish and anglers welcomed the change with some excellent catches being recorded around the whole reservoir. Included in the catches was a jackpot £200 tagged rainbow caught at the west end rocks by Tommy Haslam from Middlesbrough. The best of the week and indeed the whole season up to now was a magnificent 7lb 13oz rainbow 13 year old Chloe Bows from Thirsk landed all by herself at the west end on ledgered yellow PowerBait paste, to the envy of both parents!

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Best flies: Black CDC Shuttlecock, Black and Peacock Spider, Invicta, Wickham’s

Best bait: White and orange Mice-tail, garlic, orange, chartreuse PowerBait, worm

Best areas: Both ends of the Dam Wall, south shore moor side, Big Tree, jetty

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Ranger: David Bateman
 

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Scaling Dam Fishing Report May 21, 2017

Weekending: 21 May 2017

Number of anglers - week 52
Number of trout taken - week: 149
Number of trout returned – week 21
Total number of trout caught - week 170
Rod average - week 3.2
Best trout - week 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked 300
Total number of anglers to date 824
Total number of fish caught to date 2,307
Largest trout of the season so far 7lb 13oz
Seasonal rod average 2.7

Fishery Headline: Moor side Magic!

Sudden changes in weather didn’t stop anglers from getting their catch limits from all areas of the reservoir. The Moorside has seen the best of the action for both bait and fly anglers alike with this location an ideal food source for browsing trout! Fly anglers Stuart Walker and Tony Ward from Guisborough headed to the moorside opposite the lodge and returned 14 trout between them with Stuart having the most success catching eight on a gold headed Yellow Mop and Bloodworm. Craig Husband from Lingdale had another fantastic session opposite the lodge taking eight fish on ledgered garlic PowerBait paste. The action continued opposite the lodge at the weekend for Jeff Wales from Boosbeck and his son taking their eight fish limits on ledgered garlic PowerBait pink eggs tipped with a Scaling worm. The jetty had Harry Noble from Sleights going home with his limit and total catch weighing 13lb 13oz all caught on worm/white Mice-tail. Peter Rathbone from Middlesbrough also ended up with a limit catch weighing in at 13lb 6oz all caught on orange PowerBait paste. The east end rocks provided George Frazer with his eight fish limit all caught on bubble float and worm. Our biggest recorded trout of the week fell for Thomas West aged 11 from Stockton on Tees who caught a nice 3lb blue trout on a Jelly Paddle Tail lure from the west end rocks.

NEWSFLASH – More tagged fish to be added along with a bumper weekend stocking!

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Best flies: Bloodworm, Gold Headed Mop
Best bait Garlic PowerBait, pink garlic PowerBait eggs, White Mice-tail, worm

Best areas: Jetty, east end rocks, moorside

Rangers office: 01287 644 032

Ranger: Jed Revill
 

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Scaling Dam Durham Fishing Report May 28, 2017

Weekending: 28 May 2017

Number of anglers - week 101
Number of trout taken - week: 198
Number of trout returned – week 26
Total number of trout caught - week 224
Rod average - week 2.2
Best trout - week 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked 300
Total number of anglers to date 873
Total number of fish caught to date 2,361
Largest trout of the season so far 7lb 13oz
Seasonal rod average 2.7

Fishery Headline: Monster Pike lurking in Scaling Dam!

It’s been a mixed bag of weather this week, mostly hot and sunny with plenty of wind and thankfully the majority of the storms passed us by. On Monday Dave Blissett from Redcar set his stall at the east end of the Dam and leisurely netted himself eight rainbows on a worm and PowerBait cocktail. Thursday was a warm and sunny day and Dave Dresser from Billingham was steady away from the off fishing on the jetty catching his first five in the morning well before the weekly stocking arrived. He decided after his seventh rainbow that he was content with a good day out and didn’t wish to stay for the last one. Float Tube pioneers Tony Ward and Ian Fenton enjoyed themselves fly fishing in all areas of the reservoir throughout the day and returned nine rainbows in total on a variety of small black wet’s. Among other fly anglers who enjoyed their visits this week were Michael Walker returning 12 and Peter Brand keeping three and returning five. The weekend was hot-hot with some choppy winds and bouncing waves but there were still plenty of great catches recorded, especially along the west end of the Dam Wall which was by far the most productive area throughout the week. Michael Smith from Brotton sat in this very area and with ledgered chartreuse Powerbait and caught his eighth rainbow before 10.30am and went home with a happy smile on his face! Some very large pike have also been seen around the reservoir up to 20lb which may interest some specialist anglers!

NEWSFLASH – Several tagged fish yet to be caught!

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Best flies: Black and Peacock Spider, Hawthorn, Black Pennell
Best bait: Worm, chartreuse and orange PowerBait, pink PowerBait eggs, orange and white Mice-tail.
Best areas: Jetty, east end rocks, west end of Dam Wall, moorside
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Ranger: David Bateman
 

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Scaling Dam Fishing Report June 4, 2017

Weekending: 4 June 2017

Number of anglers - week 96
Number of trout taken - week: 115
Number of trout returned – week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 115
Rod average - week 1.2
Best trout - week 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked 300
Total number of anglers to date 969
Total number of fish caught to date 2,476
Largest trout of the season so far 7lb 13oz
Seasonal rod average 2.55


Fishery Headline: Hat trick for Husband

It’s been a challenging week for anglers with plenty of sunshine and heat this week giving way to intermittent storms, sudden pressure drops, rain and gusty winds. Anglers had to work hard and be patient changing tactics to suit the conditions for their rewards. For the third week in a row Craig Husband from Lingdale went to his favourite spot opposite the fishing lodge. Armed with his trusted Garlic Powerbait he landed 6 by mid afternoon and then moved down to the big tree for an hour to catch his last 2 rainbows. In a similar fashion Craig Johnson from Stokesley at the weekend went to the bay opposite the lodge and landed nice 4 rainbows including one at 3lb which was the biggest of the week. Craig caught all his fish on Ledgered Worm and Chartreuse Powerbait cocktail bait. Early in the week Charlie Clark from Stockton landed 4 rainbows using Orange Powerbait on the Jetty and nearby along the dam wall Mr A Gray from Stockton also landed 4 using Worm as the hook bait. In the changing conditions when the trout become lethargic a change to the spinner can make all the difference between a slow day and a fruitful day.

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Best flies: Bibio, Invicta, Montana.

Best bait: Orange, Garlic and Chartreuse Powerbait, Worm, Copper Mepps.

Best areas: Opposite the Lodge, South Shore, Big Tree, West end of the Dam Wall.

Rangers office: 01287 644 032

Ranger:

David Bateman
 

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Scaling Dam Durham Fishing Report June 18, 2017

Weekending: 18 June 2017

Number of anglers - week 98
Number of trout taken - week: 258
Number of trout returned – week 5
Total number of trout caught - week 263
Rod average - week 2.7
Best trout - week 5lb
Number of fish re-stocked 300
Total number of anglers to date 1,118
Total number of fish caught to date 2,935
Largest trout of the season so far 7lb 13oz
Seasonal rod average 2.62

Fishery Headline: Darren’s delight at perfect fish!

Summer is here! And what a week it’s been with fish feeding in abundance all around the reservoir, anglers have recorded some excellent catches and the rod average peaked at a whopping 6.2 on the windiest day of the week. Eight out of 12 anglers caught their eight fish limits in the strong blustery winds and fly angler Tony Ward from Guisborough had a superb day catching eight rainbows and returning a further two in the east bay fishing sub surface with a Dawson’s Olive and damsels. Overall the west end and south shore were the most productive areas. Other notable catches this week included Craig Husband from Lingdale on his fourth successive visit to his favourite spot opposite the lodge, catching seven rainbows on garlic PowerBait and a pike on a Mepps spinner. George Houston from Guisborough landed a total of 16 rainbows after purchasing his second permit at 2pm, all caught on a worm and Spring Green PowerBait cocktail from the jetty. Ian Grand from Hartlepool caught his eight fish in just two hours also using Spring Green PowerBait. Sarah Parkin and grandfather both from Whitby caught 10 between them during a five hour visit on the worm and PowerBait cocktail. This week the fish have favoured worm and maggots over the popular Mice-tails. To save the best of the news till last: Darren Tyler from Skinningrove had the best reward for his afternoon fishing with maggot. His third fish of the day was an absolute dream of a catch! Perfect in every detail and stunningly beautiful, a magnificent 5lb brown, What a fish!

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Best flies: Dawson’s Olive, Damsel Nymph, Viva, Black Spider
Best bait: Worm, Spring Green, Garlic and Rainbow PowerBait, chartreuse Powerbait eggs, maggot

Best areas: Jetty, opposite lodge, west of Dam Wall

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Ranger: David Bateman
 

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Scaling Dam Durham Fishing Report June 25, 2017

Weekending: 25 June 2017

Number of anglers - week 59
Number of trout taken - week: 144
Number of trout returned – week 26
Total number of trout caught - week 170
Rod average - week 2.9
Best trout - week 2lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked 300
Total number of anglers to date 1,177
Total number of fish caught to date 3,105
Largest trout of the season so far 7lb 13oz
Seasonal rod average 2.63

Fishery Headline: Cat’s the way to do it!

We had a real mixture of changing conditions throughout the week, altering the fishing patterns and keeping everyone on their toes. For several days the fish were more active around the west end of the reservoir, then over to the south side and finally over the weekend the east end of the reservoir became most productive. On Wednesday the jetty was the hotspot for the third week in a row for Ian Grand from Hartlepool catching his eight fish limit before lunchtime yet again, all on Spring Green PowerBait and worm. Also on the jetty was Charlie Clark from Stockton who took a more leisurely pace to catch his eight rainbows using a Glow Mice-tail tipped with green PowerBait. He returned Friday to reap the same rewards again this time varying the colours of his PowerBait and swapping to worm. Also on Friday Graham Fraser from Whitby decided to do a spot of fly fishing for a change working his way along the whole length of the south shore, the moment he put a Cat’s Whisker on he had take after take and had a fantastic afternoon ending up returning 26 rainbows. On Saturday it was the turn for anglers at the east end of the Dam, especially Harry Noble from Whitby and Nigel Katib from Pocklington who both caught their eight fish limits using a worm and PowerBait cocktail.

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

Best bait: Worm, Spring Green and Yellow PowerBait, Glow Mice-tail

Best areas: South shore, both end’s of the Dam Wall, jetty

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Scaling Dam Durham Fishing Report July 2, 2017

Weekending: 02 July 2017

Number of anglers - week 45
Number of trout taken - week: 141
Number of trout returned – week 4
Total number of trout caught - week 145
Rod average - week 3.2
Best trout - week 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked 300
Total number of anglers to date 1,222
Total number of fish caught to date 3,250
Largest trout of the season so far 7lb 13oz
Seasonal rod average 2.65

Fishery Headline: Scaling regulars beat the weather!

The week began with a fine start and for the fourth week in a row Craig Husband from Lingdale went to his favourite spot opposite the fishing lodge armed with ledgered Garlic PowerBait and enjoyed his day catching eight rainbows. Then the weather hit with three days of constant rain and fog but that did not stop Ian grand from Hartlepool on Wednesday as he sat on the jetty in pouring rain with gusting winds and for his fourth visit in a row netted himself another eight fish limit by 12.45pm. By Friday the weather improved dramatically, visitors Alan McKie and Sid Williams, both from Darlington, had a great day with the increasingly popular Garlic PowerBait catching eight rainbows each with total catch weights of 12lb and 13lb respectively. Saturday was the day for weekend warrior George Houston from Guisborough with a ledgered worm and Garlic PowerBait cocktail catching his first eight by lunchtime and after purchasing a second permit finished with a total of 16 rainbows by 5pm.

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Best flies: Dawson’s Olive, Bibio, Damsel Nymph.

Best bait: Garlic PowerBait, worm, Sherbet Gulp Eggs

Best areas: Opposite lodge, jetty, west end of Dam Wall

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Ranger: David Bateman
 

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Scaling Dam Fishing Report July 9, 2017

Weekending: 09 July 2017

Number of anglers - week 73
Number of trout taken - week: 140
Number of trout returned – week 20
Total number of trout caught - week 160
Rod average - week 2.1
Best trout - week 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked 200
Total number of anglers to date 1,292
Total number of fish caught to date 3,410
Largest trout of the season so far 7lb 13oz
Seasonal rod average 2.6

Fishery Headline: Moor side Magic!

Sudden changes in weather this week and a drop in water level had anglers making longer casts to find the trout. Lingdale angler Craig Husband made his weekly trip to his favourite moor side spot opposite the lodge and netted his eight fish limit on ledgered cheese PowerBait including our biggest of the week; a nice 3lb rainbow. Peter Lightfoot from Middlesbrough, also using the cheese PowerBait tipped with a white Mice-tail, took his eight fish limit from the jetty. Also on the jetty, garlic PowerBait did the trick for Charlie Clark from Stockton who had a frantic Thursday morning landing seven before we had even stocked. Saturday saw float tubers Tony Ward and Stu Walker work the moor side and groyne areas of the reservoir with Tony just beating Stu by one trout by landing seven; the biggest at 2lb 8oz and all caught on small black wets. A Black Montana provided some good action for Graham Fraser from Whitby who managed to get his four on a credit cruncher permit along the west end of the Dam Wall. Pike anglers will be pleased to know the pike have now started to show this week with several being returned along the west end of the Dam Wall.

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Best flies: Black Montana, Gold Headed Mop

Best bait Garlic PowerBait, cheese PowerBait, white Mice-tails, worm

Best areas: West end wall and jetty, moor side

Rangers office: 01287 644032

Ranger: Jed Revill
 

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Scaling Dam Durham Fishing Report July 23, 2017

Weekending: 23 July 2017

Number of anglers - week 59
Number of trout taken - week: 173
Number of trout returned – week 1
Total number of trout caught - week 174
Rod average - week 2.9
Best trout - week 3lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked 300
Total number of anglers to date 1,442
Total number of fish caught to date 3,804
Largest trout of the season so far 7lb 13oz
Seasonal rod average 2.64

Fishery Headline: Heseltine happy hunting!

Although the weather was kind at the beginning of the week it soon became unpredictable and turned for the worse at the weekend, changing winds and temperature drops played their part. Finding the shoals was the first task and then discovering what they were interested in became the second for both bait and fly anglers. Chris Thompson from Redcar fished the Dam Wall on Tuesday and got the combination right catching eight rainbows on ledgered worm with Magic Dust in a feeder set up. By Friday the fish had became a lot more responsive, feeding more frequently and Steven Heseltine from Darlington had a great day fishing the jetty area catching eight rainbows in two hours and then after purchasing a second permit caught another eight in a three hour afternoon session. His combination of Magic Dust mixed with Garlic Dip in a feeder and a White Mice-tail was irresistible to the trout. On Saturday it was Harry Noble’s turn from Whitby, also using the Garlic Dip and Magic Dust method and changing the colour of Powerbait on the hook every cast he landed his first eight rainbows by 9am, purchased another permit and finished at 2pm with a total of 16 fish. A total of 23 rainbows were caught by the Hooley family visiting from Hull after purchasing their second family permit at 2pm, they had a brilliant day fishing the rocks area at the west end using ledgered worm and various coloured Powerbait eggs.

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Best flies: Black Hopper, Olive / Brown Nymph, Fritz Montana
Best bait: Garlic Dip, worm, PowerBait paste and eggs, White Mice-tail, Magic Dust in feeder
Best area Jetty, west end of the Dam Wall,
Rangers office: 01287 644 032
Ranger: David Bateman
 

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Scaling Dam Fishing Report July 30, 2017

Weekending: 30 July 2017

Number of anglers - week 84
Number of trout taken - week: 189
Number of trout returned – week 2
Total number of trout caught - week 191
Rod average - week 2.3
Best trout - week 2lb 9oz
Number of fish re-stocked 300
Total number of anglers to date 1,526
Total number of fish caught to date 3,995
Largest trout of the season so far 7lb 13oz
Seasonal rod average 2.62

Fishery Headline: Great and Connor take best catch honour!

With the exception of some heavy showers this week has been much more stable in both temperature and wind direction. As a result fishing into the wind at the east end of the reservoir has been very successful. Peter Lightfoot from Redcar fished until just before noon catching one rainbow at the west end of the Dam, then moved to the east end and had caught his eighth fish by 2pm using ledgered worm tipped with PowerBait. Meanwhile on the same day at the west end of the Dam Wall Chris Grant from Stockton managed seven rainbows on just single worm on the hook ledgered on a short trace. Charlie Clark from Middlesbrough continues his successful season so far catching eight rainbows from the jetty, the moment he switched from Garlic to Spring Green PowerBait he began catching. Graham Fraser from Whitby brought along 13 year old Conner as company for a change to share in his loyalty permit. fishing at the east end rocks between them using Spring Green PowerBait they caught eight rainbows by 11am. After purchasing a second permit they ended their day with 16 rainbows in total including the best of the week which was caught by Conner.

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Best flies: Various Sedge and Nymph Patterns, Fritz Stinger, Viva Cat

Best bait: Spring Green and blue PowerBait paste, worm, chartreuse and orange sparkle PowerBait eggs.

Best area: East end of the reservoir, west end of the Dam Wall, jetty

Rangers office: 01287 644 032

Ranger: David Bateman
 

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Scaling Dam Durham Fishing Report Aug 13, 2017

Weekending: 13 August 2017

Number of anglers - week 72
Number of trout taken - week: 147
Number of trout returned – week 10
Total number of trout caught - week 157
Rod average - week 2.2
Best trout - week 2lb
Number of fish re-stocked 300
Total number of anglers to date 1,668
Total number of fish caught to date 4,279
Largest trout of the season so far 7lb 13oz
Seasonal rod average 2.56

Fishery Headline: Lucky 13 for Malcolm!!

The week began with a great start on Monday for Richard Warburton from Redcar and Charlie Clark from Middlesbrough. They were both fishing at the east end of the reservoir with ledgered worm and spring green PowerBait and both ending their day with eight rainbows each. Meanwhile opposite the lodge Craig Husband from Lingdale caught yet another eight rainbows this time using ledgered orange and cheese flavoured PowerBait. Tuesday poured down all day non stop which did not hinder Malcolm Mitchell from Middlesbrough thoroughly enjoying his days fly fishing working his way along the moor side and finishing in the east bay catching eight rainbows in total and returning five of them. The east end remained the most productive area throughout most of the week although Ken Woodward from Middlesbrough had success at the west end of the Dam catching four rainbows on a black and green Mepps style spinner. Also on Sunday Anthony Trainor and Lee Bailey both from Stockton found the perfect spot on the south shore moor side both catching their eight fish limit on ledgered spring green PowerBait.

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Best flies: Wickham’s fancy, Alder, Pheasant Tail Nymph.

Best bait: Worm, spring green PowerBait, white Mice-tail

Best area East bay, moor side, jetty

Rangers office: 01287 644 032

Ranger: David Bateman
 

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