Derwent Reservoir producing outstanding returns

Reels were screaming again at Derwent Reservoir despite the biting easterly winds.

The 1,000-acre Co Durham fishery recorded an outstanding rod average of 4.2 fish per angler this week.

J Cleminson landed an excellent 10lb rainbow from the Meadow on a Dawson’s Olive.

Fly anglers had some great success with Black or Orange Fritz lures fished on a floating line.

The Meadow has been the fly angler’s hot spot.

For the bait anglers between the Fences on the South Side has been very productive.

Mr Kuhmbrum took a fine 10lb rainbow from the Disabled area, while worm and Powerbait cocktail were the most productive baits. There are two Tiger trout in the reservoir each worth £200 for their captors.

Fontburn Reservoir averaged 4.5 fish per visit with the North Shore and Dam Wall the hotspots, and trout to 7lb were landed.

Caistron Fishery in Upper Coquetdale has been fishing its socks off too this week.

Anglers that turned out had fantastic sport – Ally Tait returned a 12lb 8oz rainbow and returned nine on Buzzers, while Gary Middleton from Whitley Bay had one of 12lb.

Gary Scott from Amble returned a 12lb 8oz rainbow and returned 12 others, while R Hill and J Robertson returned 26 and 27 trout respectively on Buzzers.

Peter Crowe and Ernie Craster had 26 to their boat, while Brian Kerr and Stuart Cowans had 22 to their boat. S Mullins had the best worm-caught bag with four fish for 14lb.

A REMINDER that the Kielder WaterAid Fly Fishing Pairs Competition first heat will be held on Saturday, with the second heat taking place on Sunday, June 22.

The top seven pairs go through to the free final on Sunday, July 20. Cost per pair is £65. Registration is from 8am to 9am at Leaplish Waterside Park, with fishing from 10am to 4pm to fishery rules.

THE Till has a stock of sea trout. Interested anglers can contact the following for the Till private beats, which include Redscar, Upper and Lower Tindle House, on (01668) 216 223. Fenton Estates also have day rods available on (01668) 216 216. Tiptoe Farm has access to day rods available on (01890) 882 177.

Story taken from the Chronicle Live