Hardy anglers brave the conditions
AFTER a week
of dreadful conditions which continued into the weekend, anglers were sparse at Derwent Reservoir and many regulars cancelled
their last trip of the season.
However, Saturday’s end
of season competition was well attended, with 27 anglers braving the wind and rain to take limited numbers of rainbows.
The winning prize fund and prizes kindly donated by the Jolly Drover, Consett, went to S Rowland, who took the largest
fish of the day, and Gary Steabler, who had the biggest.
Des weighs in four rainbows
AS the season at Fontburn, drew
to a close heavy rain and high winds deterred all but the hardiest of anglers, seven of whom braved the elements to fish the
end of season competition.
Des Hodgson had both heaviest fish and total
catch. Fishing the north shore middle section past the burn, he weighed in four rainbows, including the best fish at 2lb 3oz,
for 6lb 15oz to lift the £50 cash prize.
The runners-up were John Playford
with a 1lb 14oz rainbow and Les Little with a brace of 1lb 10oz fish.
Jeff wins by one ounce
THE weather took centre stage again this week at Hury, with some horrendous conditions at Grassholme.
On a rain-soaked Monday, Marion Marsden took three fish on a rain-soaked - one of the best catches of the week.
Twenty hardy anglers took part in the end of season competition and got a complete hammering from the wind and rain
for their efforts. With waves washing mud from the banks, it made for some of the worst conditions for fishing as fish moved
out into the shelter of deeper water. Jeff Walsh took the plaudits at the end of the competition by a slender one ounce margin.
Derek ends season with six-fish bag
THE last two weeks of the season at Hury were ruined by some terrible
conditions with winds so strong anglers struggled to stand up, never mind cast a line.
On the few days when fishing was possible, anglers fared better, with mild temperatures bringing the fish into feed.
The standout catch of the week went to Derek Carr, who had a brilliant end of season day,
taking six fish on Tuesday.
Reports updated December 3