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Winter permit prices and catch limits

FROM Saturday, fishing times will be 9am until 3pm. To reflect the shorter hours, the price for a full permit has been cut to £16 for an increased catch limit of 10 fish and a family permit will also be reduced to £23 for 15 fish.


Excellent late season sport continues

ANOTHER great week at Derwent, with the excellent late season sport continuing and good numbers of fish around the 3lb mark brought to the net.

Tuesday was a great day for L Gutcher from Jarrow, who landed a Loyalty Day permit 10-fish limit for 26lb by lunchtime.

Colin Renwick, fishing with his grandson, had a cracking day on Thursday, landing an eight-fish limit, with Colin outdone by his grandson seven fish to one.

On Sunday, afternoon, Michael Cooper from Evenwood landed a £400 tagged fish next to the first fence on Sunday afternoon using Bubblegum PowerBait Micetails.

Best flies: Mini Cats Whisker, Black fritz, Dawson's Olive, Cat's Whisker.

Best baits: Yellow or Chartreuse PowerBait Eggs, Silver Toby or Red Flying ‘C'.

Best areas: Hunter House, Oak Tree, Millshield, Meadow.


Reservoir closed for the season

HIGH winds and choppy conditions combined with low water levels and high turbidity kept fish deep for most of the week.

The north shore bay and middle section produced the best catches with swimfeeder tactics helping to encourage timid fish to feed.

A Ballance took the fish of the week; a 3lb 12oz rainbow from the north shore bay, using Rainbow PowerBait.

Fly-angler Cameron Graham used a sparkler fry pattern on a sinking line with a slow retrieve to land a brace of rainbows for 3lb 8oz during a short afternoon session.

The reservoir is now closed for the season.

Best flies: Ghost Sparkler and Cat's Whisker.

Best Baits: Rainbow PowerBait and Magic Dust in a Swimfeeder.

Best areas: North shore bay


Colin nets third tagged fish of season

MIDDLETON angler Charlie Wheatly had a great day at Grassholme on Monday using ledgered Orange PowerBait Eggs and caught two catch limits at the Witch's Hat, many of which were over 2lb. Fishing alongside Charlie, his friend Keith Smith had an eight-fish limit for  17lb.

Not to be outdone, William Curry fishing the corner of the Dam Wall on a Loyalty Day permit, caught his ten-fish limit 20lb.

Colin Parnaby who netted six, including his third £200 tagged fish of the season on a Consett Budgie. 

With the fish still feeding on fry in the margins, exceptional sport is available for roving anglers using Mepps, Tobies and large lures.

Best flies: Cat's Whisker, various large lures.

Best baits: Sunshine Yellow PowerBait, Orange Power Bait Eggs, worm.

Best areas: Dam Wall, Witch's Hat, disabled platform, west end car park.


Fish remain high in the water

WITH very blustery conditions this week only the hardiest of anglers braved the elements at Hury.

Allen Dawson landed three over 3lb and reported many fish following his fly.

Fish still remained very high in the water with dry fly tactics still effective when conditions allow. However, the most consistent results have been achieved using lures and wet flies pulled through the wave, producing some great action as the fish become more willing to chase.

The area around the disabled platform and Reedy Point produced good catches.

It is still worth while carrying a selection of fry patterns in the coming weeks as anglers are still reporting seeing fish feeding on roach fry in the margins.

Best flies: Cat's Whisker, Consett Budgie, Cormorant, Foam Daddy, Black Hopper, Bibio, Dawson's Olive.

Best areas: Disabled platform, Reedy Point, Corporal Hill


Michael lands best fish and bag

WITH choppy water and strong winds, boat anglers at Kielder Water headed into sheltered bays with most success reported from Plashetts.

The largest trout and catch of the week went to Michael Bourke with four to 2lb 4oz on worm fishing from the bank from Tower Knowe.

Tower Knowe will close for the season on Sunday 2.

Permits are available from 8am at Leaplish Waterside Park.

Boats can be booked on 01434 251000, subject to suitable weather conditions.

Best flies: Olive lure, Cat's Whisker, Black Fritz.

Best Baits: Green PowerBait, worm, Red and Black Mepps.

Best areas: Boat - Plashetts. Bank - Tower Knowe, south abutment.


Pallister brothers enjoy excellent sport

STRONG winds continued for most of the week at Scaling Dam making the fishing particularly difficult but those anglers who persevered were rewarded with good catches.  

Brothers Harry and Robert Pallister from Middlesbrough had a great day's fishing using Red PowerBait at the west end of the Dam Wall, ending their day with 12 rainbows.

Jake Dale from Stokesley fished an afternoon at his regular spot at the east end of the Dam Wall and was rewarded with a cracking 3lb rainbow on his first cast and ended his day with three.

Les Wheatley from Skelton got his timing just right as the winds became calmer for a while and landed two rainbows, including the biggest of the week at 3lb 4oz, fly-fishing at the west end of the Dam Wall.

Best Flies: Dawson's Olive, Viva, Gold Invicta, Cat's Whisker.

Best baits: Worm, Red PowerBait Paste, Green PowerBait Paste.

Best areas: Dam Wall.

Reports updated October 29


Annual championships date fixed

C GOODALL provided the sole catch return from the Whittle Dene complex this week, accounting for a 6lb catch of roach using pole and maggot tactics in tough conditions due to high winds and blustery showers.

Best baits: Maggot.

Best method: Pole and feeder.

Best areas: Lower.

All catches must be recorded for the benefit of the fishery management team and fellow anglers.

From Saturday all banks at Derwent reservoir will be open to coarse anglers.

On the November 16, the Annual Coarse Fishing Championships will be held at Derwent Reservoir. For more information and entry details phone: 01207 255250.

Report updated October 28

Last updated 2145 Wednesday October 29, 2014