News Archive 2013

Toft Newton Trout Fishery week-ending 15th December 15th

December 2013

For the week 88 rods caught 286 fish for a rod average of 3.25.
News from: Toft Newton Trout Fishery

Toft Newton Trout Fishery, Lincolnshire

December 2013

For the week-ending December 6th, 63 rods caught 206 fish for a rod average of 3.3.
News from: Toft Newton Trout Fishery

Avington Trout Fishery, November 2013 Report

December 2013

BRRR, where did autumn go? Winter has arrived and seemingly with a vengeance.
News from: Avington Trout Fishery

Kielder Water week-ending 17/11/13

November 2013

Tom Gowland landed the heaviest fish of the week at Little Whickhope with a rainbow of 2lb 4oz. Paul Cowan caught four fish from the lower car park at Tower Knowe Visitor Centre.
News from: Kielder Water

Fontburn Reservoir week-ending 17/11/13

November 2013

Pockets of fish stimulated by decreasing water temperatures began to feed at regular intervals providing some exciting sport throughout the week.
News from: Fontburn Fishery

Derwent Reservoir week-ending 17/11/13

November 2013

As the end of the season draws closer the cold and wintery conditions are becoming more prevalent making angling a challenge for even the most experienced anglers.
News from: Derwent Reservoir

Grassholme Reservoir week-ending 15/11/13

November 2013

Conditions at Grassholme have really started to cool as winter begins although this has not stopped many anglers having some great sport.
News from: Grassholme Fishery

Toft Newton week ending 22nd November

November 2013

For the week 80 rods caught 468 fish for a rod average of 5.85.
News from: Toft Newton Trout Fishery

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November 2013

Toft Newton Fishery manager Jason Foster completed his Irish mountain walk last weekend.
News from: Toft Newton Trout Fishery

Late season 4lb brace at Hanningfield

November 2013

Water levels finally started to rise during the past week at Hanningfield Reservoir, despite much colder weather and the first frosts of the season.
News from: Hanningfield Reservoir

Kennick Reservoir report, October

November 2013

The most productive areas towards the end of October continued to be at the north end of the water.
News from: Kennick Reservoir

Siblyback Lake report, October

November 2013

Produced some excellent fishing at the end of October, with weekly rod averages of around three fish per angler, with plenty of fish topping 3lb.
News from: Siblyback Lake

Wimbleball Lake report, October

November 2013

Bessoms and the Upton Arm continued to provide the best sport, with Buzzers and Damsels the most popular imitative patterns, as well as Fritz lures, Cat’s Whiskers, and Orange Boobies.
News from: Wimbleball Lake

Wistlandpound report, October

November 2013

Anglers continued to enjoy great sport, with stocked rainbows and the natural brownies both feeding eagerly.
News from: Wistlandpound

Toft Newton Trout Fishery week-ending 15th November

November 2013

The week started off slowly and sport picked up rapidly from Tuesday onwards. 56 anglers caught a total of 243 trout for a rod average of just over 4.3.
News from: Toft Newton Trout Fishery

Alan beats the weather!

November 2013

Wild and wet conditions dominated proceedings with only sixteen anglers attending Kielder Water this week.
News from: Kielder Water

Windy conditions don’t deter hardy Derwent anglers!

November 2013

Wet and windy conditions continued to batter Derwent reservoir during this week seeing the sport becoming quite a challenge.
News from: Derwent Reservoir

Autumn bites….. but so do the fish

November 2013

With the water temperature dropping below ten degrees for the first time since spring, leger has been by far the best method at Grassholme Reservoir as most fish are now holding in deeper water.
News from: Grassholme Fishery

Wind does it again!

November 2013

Hury Reservoir was sparsely attended this week with the colder weather and forecasts of storms putting anglers off.
News from: Hury

Keith’s white bait does the job!

November 2013

The continued bad weather brought a quiet start to the week at Scaling Dam Reservoir with the fishing picking up on Wednesday.

Fantastic Hanningfield fish for Frank

November 2013

An amazing catch was recorded this week when one of the largest fish for a decade hit the net at Hanningfield.
News from: Hanningfield Reservoir

Toft Newton Trout Fishery, week ending November 8

November 2013

For the week 67 rods caught a total of 214 trout for a rod average of 3.2.
News from: Toft Newton Trout Fishery

Hanningfield Reservoir report, week-ending 3/11/13

November 2013

Hurricane winds and heavy rain battered Hanningfield reservoir early last week causing empty boats to be overturned on the jetty leaving destruction all around the site.
News from: Hanningfield Reservoir

Carry On Sid! Carry On Sid!

November 2013

Cooler air, occasional heavy rain and fresh westerly winds did not deter the fish from feeding well at Fontburn Reservoir this week, especially on the popular north shore.
News from: Fontburn Fishery

Avington Trout Fishery October report

November 2013

Well, here we are at the end of October, leaves are falling, the temperature is in the single figures and the river has finally come up to a more 'comfortable' level.
News from: Avington Trout Fishery

Toft Newton week ending 25th October

October 2013

For the week 258 fish were caught for a rod average of just under 4.2. Changeable weather kept some anglers at home though on the whole those prepared to get wet at times did very well.
News from: Toft Newton Trout Fishery

Peninsula continues to prove potent area!

October 2013

Hanningfield boat anglers continue to catch rainbows from the shallows off the Peninsula using floating fly lines and fry patterns but a Diawl Bach and an Orange Blob are also working well.
News from: Hanningfield Reservoir

Paul nets limit in wind at Hawkhope

October 2013

Heavy rain has seen Kielder Water rise by over one meter in less than six days.
News from: Kielder Water

Norman stands out in the sunshine!

October 2013

With water levels at Fontburn Reservoir continuing to rise, cloudy water has remained a prominent and challenging feature this week.
News from: Fontburn Fishery

Late season sport continues to impress

October 2013

Windy conditions and extreme downpours at Derwent Reservoir this week have not deterred the fish from feeding as the rod average remained above three fish per angler.
News from: Derwent Reservoir

Story with two cracking rainbows

October 2013

The Dam Wall at Grassholme Reservoir continued to fish well this week with the majority of fish coming to the net in this area.
News from: Grassholme Fishery

Hury Reservoir has bumper late season catches

October 2013

Blustery weather with heavy rain did not effect the continued exciting sport to the delight of David Middlemast and Terry Cleary who, yet again, had some terrific sport both taking catch limits.
News from: Hury

Scaling Dam week-ending October 27th

October 2013

Stormy conditions all week have hampered fishing on the Dam Wall for bait anglers.

26lb for Mr Cohen at Hanningfield

October 2013

For the majority of the week at Hanningfield Reservoir visitors experienced excellent sport in light winds with trout feeding aggressively on fry and daphnia in the build up to winter.
News from: Hanningfield Reservoir

Toft Newton Trout Fishery week-ending 18th October Toft Newton Trout Fishery week-ending 18th October

October 2013

A fantastic week at Toft with 64 rods catching 378 fish for a rod average of 5.9.
News from: Toft Newton Trout Fishery

Hanningfield report week-ending 13/10/13

October 2013

Wet and windy conditions meant a challenging week for both boat and bank anglers.
News from: Hanningfield Reservoir

Toft Newton Weekly results week-ending 11th October

October 2013

112 rods caught 425 trout for an average of 3.8. On the whole a hit and miss week for some with the bank coming into its own and reporting great catches at the back end of the week.
News from: Toft Newton Trout Fishery

George’s experience pays off at Fontburn

October 2013

The mild weather continued to stimulate some superb late season sport throughout the week at Fontburn Reservoir.
News from: Fontburn Fishery

Mr Gray takes six of the best at Grassholme

October 2013

Variable conditions tested anglers this week at Grassholme Reservoir with rain, strong winds and even a day of dense fog .
News from: Grassholme Fishery

Hury continues to provide quality sport

October 2013

Hury experienced yet another active week with fish continuing to rise across the reservoir with plenty of good sport, particularly in the first and last few hours of daylight.
News from: Hury

East End Bay makes anglers day!

October 2013

Stormy conditions meant a slow and difficult start to the week for anglers who decided to brave the elements at Scaling Dam.

Phil takes eight from Bull Crag

October 2013

Kielder Water report, weekending 06/10/13: Philip Shevlin recorded the heaviest catch of the week from Bull Crag with eight fish for 21lb.
News from: Kielder Water

Derwent reservoir report, week-ending 29/09/13 Derwent reservoir report, week-ending 29/09/13

October 2013

Finding where the fish were located was proving to be difficult at the start of the week at Derwent, with the strong easterly wind hampering anglers efforts.
News from: Derwent Reservoir

Second summer shines on Hanningfield

October 2013

Mild and sunny conditions returned this week as rainbows continue to show on the shallows off the Peninsular/Atlantis making this a productive area for those anglers using floating fly line tactics.
News from: Hanningfield Reservoir

Toft Newton fishery results, week ending 4th October

October 2013

For the week 84 rods caught a total of 458 trout for a rod average of 5.5.
News from: Toft Newton Trout Fishery

Avington Trout Fishery September Report

October 2013

September is always a favourite month of ours here at Avington and this year has proven no different.
News from: Avington Trout Fishery

Hanningfield Reservoir report, week-ending 29/09/13

October 2013

Early morning dense fog affected the fishery on Monday and Tuesday with boats only leaving the jetty at 11am.
News from: Hanningfield Reservoir

Scaling Dam report, week-ending 29/09/13 Scaling Dam report, week-ending 29/09/13

October 2013

After a slow start to the week the action began mid week when the rod average peaked at over five fish per angler with some great sport enjoyed by both bait and fly anglers.

Toft Newton weekly results week-ending September 27th

October 2013

108 rods caught a total of 512 trout for a rod average of 4.74. Another great week with good catches from both boat and bank.
News from: Toft Newton Trout Fishery

Henry nets two crackers at Kielder

October 2013

A steady weeks sport at Kielder Water saw Henry Walton land a rainbow of 5lb at Gordon’s Wall on the north shore close to the mouth of Belling Inlet.
News from: Kielder Water

Derwent Reservoir report, week-ending 29/09/13

October 2013

The gradual improvement in sport continues at Derwent as the rod average continues to creep to almost three fish per angler.
News from: Derwent Reservoir

Hanningfield FFA win the day!

September 2013

The A.M.F.C. match was held on Sunday 22 September with the attending 23 anglers weighing in a total of 106 trout and was won by the host club; Hanningfield Fly Fishers Association.
News from: Hanningfield Reservoir

Kirkwood’s cracking catch at Fontburn Kirkwood’s cracking catch at Fontburn

September 2013

Continued mild, calm weather improved sport for anglers this week with light south westerly winds resulting in the north shore seeing shoals of actively feeding fish.
News from: Fontburn Fishery

Paul and Kevin in Kielder success!

September 2013

Sunday 22 September saw Kielder Water stage the final competition of the season.
News from: Kielder Water

Steve White’s delight!

September 2013

Changeable conditions greeted anglers this week at Derwent Reservoir with fine days seeing rod averages spike to over four fish per angler whereas windy days saw very little caught.
News from: Derwent Reservoir

Tony tags £200 at Grassholme

September 2013

Strong winds in the early part of the week along with falling water temperatures combined to produce some brilliant fishing at Grassholme Reservoir.
News from: Grassholme Fishery

Wind catches at Hury

September 2013

Buzzers continue to hatch in huge numbers at Hury Reservoir, bringing fish to the surface actively seeking out the hatching pupa and drowned adults.
News from: Hury

Keith nets two great catches

September 2013

As the fish continue to rise in the shallows at Scaling Dam Reservoir, the best tactics have still been a short cast and short traces with regular changes of bait and flies to entice any indecisive fish.

Kennick Reservoir report to 24th September 2013

September 2013

Water temperatures began to fall slowly over the month, but it was decided to suspend catch and release half-way through the month to avoid extra stress on the fish.
News from: Kennick Reservoir

Siblyback Reservoir report to 24th September 2013

September 2013

Siblyback maintained a rod average of just over 1½ fish per angler.
News from: Siblyback Lake

Wimbleball Lake report to 24th September 2013

September 2013

The Orvis sponsored boat pairs competition heats were held at the beginning of the month.
News from: Wimbleball Lake

Toft Newton Trout Fishery report, week-ending 20th September

September 2013

For the week 72 rods caught 341 fish for a rod average of 4.74 and what a week, the best in quite a while!
News from: Toft Newton Trout Fishery

Avington Trout Fishery July Report

September 2013

Who would have thought that after the ridiculously prolonged winter we would be enduring the hottest July on record for 188 years, where temperatures over 30 degrees became the norm?
News from: Avington Trout Fishery

Kielder Water report week-ending 08/09/13

September 2013

Cooler conditions this week have contributed to some good sport for both fly and bait anglers from a variety of locations on boat and bank.
News from: Kielder Water

Falling temperatures see catch rates rise at Fontburn

September 2013

Conditions were variable this week with some days offering hints of an Indian summer whilst others made it clear autumn is not too far away.
News from: Fontburn Fishery

Hanningfield Reservoir report, week-ending 08/09/13

September 2013

As we enter the start of the autumn period unseasonably very warm days prevailed for most of the week bringing welcome light winds and much needed cooler nights.
News from: Hanningfield Reservoir

Toft Newton Fishery report, week ending 13th September

September 2013

For the week 98 rods caught 295 fish for a rod average of 3.01.
News from: Toft Newton Trout Fishery

Avington Trout Fishery August Report

September 2013

August has been another scorcher and the fish have been decidedly moody as a result.
News from: Avington Trout Fishery

As good as it gets at the Inlet!

September 2013

Hanningfield report week-ending September 1st, 2013. As reported over many weeks now, fly fishing around the Inlet has continued to bring very good returns of high quality trout.
News from: Hanningfield Reservoir

Siblyback Lake report, August 2013

September 2013

Siblyback maintained a rod average of 2,7 fish per angler in spite of the hot weather, with fish rising to Sedges, Bibios, Black and Peacock Spiders, and Hoppers.
News from: Siblyback Lake

Wimbleball Lake report, August 2013

September 2013

The fishing picked up with the cooler weather, with the best sport enjoyed in the mornings before the temperatures started to rise.
News from: Wimbleball Lake

Stithians Reservoir report, August 2013

September 2013

Weekly rod averages have remained 2 and 3 fish per angler, with mornings and evenings the best times to fish.
News from: Stithians Lake

Reservoir raid forces closure

September 2013

Intruders have robbed and wrecked the visitor centre, fishing lodge and office at Scaling Dam forcing the temporary closure of the popular visitor destination.

Toft Newton report week ending 30th August

September 2013

For the week 84 anglers caught 349 fish for a rod average of 4.15.
News from: Toft Newton Trout Fishery

Toft Newton Fishery report, week-ending 16th August Toft Newton Fishery report, week-ending 16th August

August 2013

For the week ending August 23rd, 74 anglers caught 257 fish for a rod average of 3.5.
News from: Toft Newton Trout Fishery

Scaling Dam report, weekending 18/08/13 Scaling Dam report, weekending 18/08/13

August 2013

The majority of the week was hindered by strong winds on top of the North Yorkshire Moors.

Hury Reservoir report, week-ending 16/08/13

August 2013

David Middlemast had some great sport at the weekend releasing ten blues and three rainbows, one of which was a lovely 9lb fish.
News from: Hury

Incredible sport at Hanningfield

August 2013

Weekending: 18/08/13 - Tremendous sport continued around the Inlet helped by perfect fishing conditions all week.
News from: Hanningfield Reservoir

Toft Newton Fishery report, week-ending 16th August

August 2013

94 anglers caught 268 fish for a rod average of 2.85. Its certainly starting to cool down slightly and fish appear to be very active.
News from: Hanningfield Reservoir

Grassholme Reservoir report, weekending 09/08/13 Grassholme Reservoir report, weekending 09/08/13

August 2013

Some good sport was experienced at Grassholme this week as a slight drop in water temperature certainly helped get the fish into feeding mode.
News from: Grassholme Fishery

Toft Newton Trout Fishery, week ending 9th August

August 2013

For the week 95 anglers caught 239 fish for a rod average of 2.52. Feeling slightly cooler in the evenings now as the nights begin to pull in just ever so slightly.
News from: Toft Newton Trout Fishery

Bumper mid season stocking at Hanningfield

August 2013

An excellent second half to the week at Hanningfield inspired by a delivery of 2,200 fish.
News from: Hanningfield Reservoir

A warm welcome continues at Hanningfield

August 2013

Weekending: 04/08/13. Conditions on the reservoir remained hot and humid for most of the week with the odd thunderstorm bringing welcome rain as water levels fall fast.
News from: Hanningfield Reservoir

Scaling Dam  report week-ending 04/08/13 Scaling Dam report week-ending 04/08/13

August 2013

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.

Floods bring a change in conditions at Kielder

August 2013

Weekending: 04/08/13. With the change in weather over the week we have seen reservoir water levels rise quickly.
News from: Kielder Water

Double figure bonanza at Fontburn Reservoir

August 2013

Weekending:04/08/13. The recent mixed weather made for varied sport throughout the week, with intense heat, humidity and heavy showers all having an effect on feeding patterns and fish behaviour.
News from: Fontburn Fishery

Kennick Reservoir report July 2013

August 2013

The most productive areas have been Clampitts Bay, The Lawns, and Laployd bank, with more fish being caught in the deeper, cooler water by the dam and valve tower toward the end of the month.
News from: Kennick Reservoir

Toft Newton results week-ending 26th July

August 2013

For the week 90 rods caught 218 fish for a rod average of 2.42.
News from: Toft Newton Trout Fishery

Hot Spots at Hanningfield

August 2013

For the week-ending July 28th, Hanningfield reservoir continued to sustain very warm and humid conditions but the weekend saw the start of thunderstorms and a change in air pressure which often results in renewed activity on the boats and banks.
News from: Hanningfield Reservoir

Scaling continues to impress despite the heat Scaling continues to impress despite the heat

August 2013

The week began well as both bait and fly anglers enjoying some excellent sport.

Toft Newton Fishery report, week ending 19th July Toft Newton Fishery report, week ending 19th July

July 2013

For the week 54 rods caught 181 fish for a rod average of 3.4. Phew, it’s a bit cooler! What a hot week that was, hopefully not returning anytime soon.
News from: Toft Newton Trout Fishery

Hanningfield Fishery report, week ending 21st July

July 2013

The fine, calm and hot weather continued all week and as a result water levels have fallen quickly.
News from: Hanningfield Reservoir

Rod averages at Kielder impress despite the heat!

July 2013

The fine weather continued all week and with high temperatures anglers had the best sport early in the morning and late in the evenings.
News from: Kielder Water

Deep water at Grassholme keeps rod averages up!

July 2013

Soaring temperatures have been the talking point this week and the Grassholme fish responded by moving away from the west end of the reservoir in search of the cooler water towards the Dam Wall.
News from: Grassholme Fishery

Andy has tagged fish joy at Scaling Dam

July 2013

The west end of the Dam Wall continued to be the hot spot for most of this week.

Avington Trout Fishery June 2013 Report Avington Trout Fishery June 2013 Report

July 2013

It seems like summer has finally come along. The start of the month was slightly varied weather wise but as the weeks have passed the temperature has risen continuously.
News from: Avington Trout Fishery

Toft Newton Trout Fishery, fortnightly results week ending 5th July

July 2013

For the two week period 227 rods caught 668 fish for a rod average of 2.94.
News from: Toft Newton Trout Fishery

Nigel nets a Hanningfield special!

July 2013

A very warm week with light breezes at Hanningfield did not deter fish from feeding with more great returns and quality fish coming to the net.
News from: Hanningfield Reservoir

Alan Jones has red hot day at Kielder!

July 2013

The excellent weather towards the end of the week sparked some great hatches of sedge and smaller mayfly around the margins and feeder streams.
News from: Kielder Water

Imitation is the key to success at Hury

July 2013

Superb blues to 3lb and rainbows to 4lb kept anglers entertained at Hury as things warm up and early morning rises melted away in the afternoon sunshine as the week progressed.
News from: Hury

Toft Newton Trout Fishery results week ending 21st June

June 2013

For the week 112 rods caught 480 fish for a rod average of 4.3.
News from: Toft Newton Trout Fishery

Danny nets cracking rainbow at Hanningfield

June 2013

Danny Sanwell netted the best trout of the week at Hanningfield Reservoir with a cracking 8lb 11oz net-buster using a bung and Buzzer tactic on a floating line.
News from: Hanningfield Reservoir

Toft Newton Fishery report, week ending 14th June Toft Newton Fishery report, week ending 14th June

June 2013

For the week 110 rods caught 408 fish for a rod average of 3.7.
News from: Toft Newton Trout Fishery

Dodd lands catch of a lifetime Dodd lands catch of a lifetime

June 2013

Ideal conditions prevailed with mild temperatures seeing fish feeding voraciously in all corners of Fontburn reservoir with prolific hatches of terrestrial, aquatic invertebrates and fry.
News from: Fontburn Fishery

Hanningfield Reservoir report week-ending June 17

June 2013

Very windy conditions often prevented boats leaving the jetty and cast a slight shadow over what has again been a terrific weeks’ action.
News from: Hanningfield Reservoir

Rod average sky high at Hanningfield

June 2013

Once again there have been some outstanding sport and catches from both the bank and boats, especially from the Peninsula as well as the Goldfish Bowl.
News from: Hanningfield Reservoir

Hury Reservoir report week ending June 7 Hury Reservoir report week ending June 7

June 2013

A week of sunshine has, at times, been tempered by a cool easterly breeze.
News from: Hury

Kennick Reservoir report, May 2013

June 2013

Anglers have enjoyed some excellent sport during May, and with the water starting to warm up the fish are starting to spread around the lake.
News from: Kennick Reservoir

Siblyback Lake report, May 2013

June 2013

Siblyback continued to fish well in May, with an overall rod average of 3.4 fish per angler.
News from: Siblyback Lake

Roadford Lake report, May 2013

June 2013

The fishing at Roadford continued to improve, and when the weather allowed, some spectacular sport was enjoyed, with some superb naturalised brown trout being caught.
News from: Roadford Lake

Wimbleball Lake report, May 2013

June 2013

Catches and angler attendance improved during May with the onset of warmer conditions, with an overall rod average of 3.7 fish (4.8 being the best weekly rod average in the month).
News from: Wimbleball Lake

Wistlandpound report, May 2013

June 2013

The Northern bank and the bank by the bird hide continued to fish well, with a few fish rising in the more sheltered areas (to Black Sedge patterns).
News from: Wistlandpound

Stithians Lake report, May 2013

June 2013

Catches have at last started to pick up with the warmer, calmer conditions, with an overall rod average for the month of 2.1 fish per angler (best weekly average of 3.4 fish).
News from: Stithians Lake

Burrator Lake report, May 2013

June 2013

The Burrator fish are still mainly feeding on sub-surface nymphs (with Damsel Nymphs, Black Buzzers, and Diawl Bachs providing the best action).

Toft Newton report, week-ending June 6

June 2013

For the week 130 rods caught 439 fish for a rod average of 3.4.
News from: Toft Newton Trout Fishery

Avington May 2013 Report

June 2013

The weather in May is always fickle and, true to form, this month was no different. Nevertheless the fishing has once again been excellent with all three lakes in fine form.
News from: Avington Trout Fishery

Fontburn continues to impress Fontburn continues to impress

June 2013

Some mixed weather greeted Fontburn anglers but this was offset by some stunning sport as Fontburn continued to provide some of the most exciting fishing for years.
News from: Fontburn Fishery

Scaling Dam report week-ending 02/06/13 Scaling Dam report week-ending 02/06/13

June 2013

The week began well with bait and fly anglers catching in all areas of the reservoir with a rod average of nearly four fish per angler.

Middlemead Madness at Hanningfield

June 2013

Rod averages responded to some warmer conditions with an average of almost six fish per angler and some great sport along most banks.
News from: Hanningfield Reservoir

Bank Holiday bonanza at Hanningfield

May 2013

After a cool start to the week the nagging northerly winds finally gave way to warmer seasonal conditions.
News from: Hanningfield Reservoir

Newton weighs in with whopper! Newton weighs in with whopper!

May 2013

A week of high activity at Grassholme Reservoir resulted in the biggest fish of the season so far, more tagged fish netted and a rod average of well over four fish per angler!
News from: Grassholme Fishery

Rod average rockets at Kielder Water

May 2013

Kielder had one of the best weeks for years with a rod average of almost seven fish per angler with the warmer conditions sending fish into a feeding frenzie.
News from: Kielder Water

Fontburn feeding frenzy!

May 2013

Another incredible week at Fontburn Reservoir saw rod averages break six fish per angler for the week as the fish continue to feed voraciously in the margins.
News from: Fontburn Fishery

“Best sport in years” at Derwent Reservoir

May 2013

Derwent saw the best week of the season with an outstanding rod average and dozens of 4lb to 6lb fish netted.
News from: Derwent Reservoir

Hanningfield Reservoir report, week-ending May 19th, 2013

May 2013

Bright sunshine and cold, windy conditions gave a mixture of challenging conditions during the week. However, this did not deter fish from feeding and helped maintain a very high rod average throughout the week, especially from the bank.
News from: Hanningfield Reservoir

Toft Newton Fishery, week-ending 17th May

May 2013

For the week 86 rods caught 335 fish for a rod average of 3.9. Not too bad a week on the whole although the strong cool winds haven’t helped.
News from: Toft Newton Trout Fishery

Toft Newton Fishery, week ending 24th May Toft Newton Fishery, week ending 24th May

May 2013

For the week 107 rods caught 394 fish for a rod average of 3.7. Yet another varied week weather wise, at times conditions have been ideal, overcast, warm with gentle winds but to close the week we had a gale force north easterly with a chilly seven degree
News from: Toft Newton Trout Fishery

Morton and Cowell claim pairs win at Kielder Morton and Cowell claim pairs win at Kielder

May 2013

Near perfect conditions greeted 13 pairs taking part in the second heat of the 2013 Kielder WaterAid pairs where anglers were delighted to accumulate a fantastic rod average of 4.3 fish per person.
News from: Kielder Water

Hooked on fishing at Hanningfield

May 2013

Despite windy conditions for most of the week many visitors have enjoyed quality sport from both the boats and bank.
News from: Hanningfield Reservoir

Fontburn reservoir, week-ending May 12

May 2013

All areas of the reservoir continue to produce impressive catches for both fly and bait anglers.
News from: Fontburn Fishery

Monster trout released at Derwent Monster trout released at Derwent

May 2013

There were four double-figure fish up to 19lb released last week in to Derwent Reservoir.
News from: Derwent Reservoir

Avington Trout Fishery April Report Avington Trout Fishery April Report

May 2013

FINALLY! It seems like Spring has sprung, and the fish are responding to the more seasonal weather very well indeed. Doubles are coming out daily and some colossal fish have been landed over the course of the month.
News from: Avington Trout Fishery

Kennick Reservoir report for April Kennick Reservoir report for April

May 2013

The fishing at Kennick continued to produce some good results, with anglers averaging 3.7 fish per rod (the best week resulted in an average of over 5 fish per rod).
News from: Kennick Reservoir

Quality sport for all at Hanningfield Quality sport for all at Hanningfield

May 2013

Some tremendous sport is now available at Hanningfield as the fine weather attracts fish into the margins and onto the feed.
News from: Hanningfield Reservoir

Tommy’s tank of a trout at Fontburn reservoir Tommy’s tank of a trout at Fontburn reservoir

May 2013

Another outstanding week at Fontburn with one of the best weekly rod averages recorded for years of over six fish per angler!
News from: Fontburn Fishery

Hanningfield Reservoir, week ending April 28th, 2013 Hanningfield Reservoir, week ending April 28th, 2013

April 2013

A productive week at Hanningfield reservoir was emphasised by the number of large of rainbows beginning to show as the weather improves and buzzers start to hatch in very large numbers.
News from: Hanningfield Reservoir

Hanningfield fishing report, week-ending 21/04/13

April 2013

A mixed week of weather ended with much better conditions as we begin to see buzzers hatching in very large numbers across the reservoir.
News from: Hanningfield Reservoir

Gerry and Irene have Fontburn day to remember! Gerry and Irene have Fontburn day to remember!

April 2013

A superb rod average for the week at Fontburn Reservoir of almost five fish per angler speaks volumes for the quality angling.
News from: Fontburn Fishery

WaterAid Kielder Pairs Competition (first heat) WaterAid Kielder Pairs Competition (first heat)

April 2013

Twelve pairs braved the challenging conditions following heavy rain and strong winds in the days leading up to the competition leaving the water coloured in some areas.
News from: Kielder Water

Sun shines on Hanningfield Sun shines on Hanningfield

April 2013

A complete change air mass during the week saw cold easterly winds replaced by a warmer south westerly.
News from: Hanningfield Reservoir

Stewart and David with catch £200 at Derwent Stewart and David with catch £200 at Derwent

April 2013

The sport continues to improve as the season progresses with some excellent catches recorded from many areas as fish become more evenly spread.
News from: Derwent Reservoir

Sport at Scaling finally heats up! Sport at Scaling finally heats up!

April 2013

A cold start to the week did not deter the fish from feeding close to the shore and anglers who cast close to the bank had the best results.

Bumper stocking sends rod average rocketing! Bumper stocking sends rod average rocketing!

April 2013

Conditions at Fontburn Reservoir dramatically improved this week with temperatures returning to the seasonal average and water temperatures rising steadily.
News from: Fontburn Fishery

Avington Fishery report for March 2013

April 2013

Fish are still being caught left, right and centre and the vast majority of anglers are going away with their full quota.
News from: Avington Trout Fishery

Lechlade fishery report for March, 2013

April 2013

442 rods caught 855 fish. 85% of the fish were in double-figures, including 76 brownies.
News from: Lechlade Trout Fishery

Bushyleaze fishery report for March, 2013

April 2013

213 rods caught 1211 fish, which means everyone must have bagged up on six fish tickets! I think there might be an "accounting error" there but I know the fishing was great when it was not blowing a gale or pouring with rain.
News from: Bushyleaze Trout Fishery

Rooney scores nine at Hanningfield!

April 2013

Some of the coldest weather on record saw areas such as Lodge Bay at Hanningfield Reservoir freeze over on some of the coldest nights hampering access to some of the favoured areas.
News from: Hanningfield Reservoir

Kennick Reservoir report for March

April 2013

The fishing at Kennick on the opening weekend of the season got off to a flying start, with anglers averaging 4.7 fish per rod.
News from: Kennick Reservoir

Siblyback report for March

April 2013

The fishing at Siblyback started well this year, with anglers averaging 3 fish per rod in March, with a good number of fish over 3lb.
News from: Siblyback Lake

Wimbleball report for March

April 2013

In spite of the weather, anglers enjoyed a good opening month at Wimbleball, with rods averaging 3.2 fish per angler.
News from: Wimbleball Lake

Wistlandpound report for March

April 2013

Generally the Northern bank has fished well, with a few fish rising in the more sheltered areas.
News from: Wistlandpound

Winter continues to bite at Hanningfield

April 2013

Hanningfield continues to experience cold wintery weather causing the fishery to close for four days due to icy conditions.
News from: Hanningfield Reservoir

Rod averages rocket at Grassholme Rod averages rocket at Grassholme

April 2013

The cold weather has not deterred the fish from feeding at Grassholme reservoir as the rod averaged rocketed to over five fish per angler for the week.
News from: Grassholme Fishery

Toft Newton Fishery week ending 29th March

April 2013

For the week 61 rods caught 355 fish for a rod average of 5.8.
News from: Toft Newton Trout Fishery

Toft Newton Fishery,  week ending 22nd March Toft Newton Fishery, week ending 22nd March

March 2013

F-reez-‘in! That about sums it up. Bitter easterly winds, snow, sleet, rain, freezing fog and just brief glimmers of sunshine again keeping the majority of you indoors.
News from: Toft Newton Trout Fishery

Hanningfield Reservoir report, week-ending 17 March

March 2013

It has been a mixed week with strong cold winds and freezing temperatures forcing us to close until midweek.
News from: Hanningfield Reservoir

Toft Newton Fishery week-ending 15th March

March 2013

For the week 41 rods caught 202 fish for a rod average of 4.9. A return to winter – not that it ever left!
News from: Toft Newton Trout Fishery

Report for Lechlade, February 2013

March 2013

442 Anglers caught 1052 fish with an average weight of 11lb. A staggering 819 fish were over 10lb, of which 212 were brownies.
News from: Lechlade Trout Fishery

Report for Bushyleaze, February 2013

March 2013

It can get desperately cold on this water but still 257 rods braved the cold and wet and caught 641 fish.
News from: Bushyleaze Trout Fishery

Avington Trout Fishery report for February

March 2013

Once again we've had a month of unpredictable weather. Every time we are gifted that glimmer of hope that Spring is around the corner, another week of frosts and minus temperatures bring us crashing back to reality.
News from: Avington Trout Fishery

Toft Newton Fishery week ending 1st March

March 2013

For the week 56 rods caught 344 fish for a rod average of 6.1.
News from: Toft Newton Trout Fishery

Toft Newton Fishery report, week ending 22nd February

February 2013

For the week 104 rods caught 264 fish for a rod average of 2.5. A little tougher this week, most certainly over the last few days with the raw feel returning.
News from: Toft Newton Trout Fishery

Toft Newton Fishery report, week ending February 15th

February 2013

For the week 53 rods caught 302 fish for a rod average of 5.7. This week might be best described as chilly on the whole with a very raw feel at times, much improved over the last couple of days however.
News from: Toft Newton Trout Fishery

Lechlade Trout Fishery reports for January

February 2013

At Lechlade 340 rods caught 847 fish, average size 12lb, and 593 fish were over double-figures!
News from: Lechlade Trout Fishery

Toft Newton Fishery week ending 8th February

February 2013

For the week 85 rods caught 463 fish for a rod average of 5.4.
News from: Toft Newton Trout Fishery

Cracking start at Toft Newton

February 2013

We’re just three days in to the 2013 season and off to a cracking start.
News from: Toft Newton Trout Fishery

Avington Trout Fishery January report

February 2013

Last month it was the rain, this month it was snow plus more rain and wind! The fishery is coping well with all the adverse weather and the fishing has not been affected in spite of everything nature seems to throw at us.
News from: Avington Trout Fishery

Toft Newton Fishery update

January 2013

Just a quick update to say Toft Newton will be open this coming weekend for a final 2 days of any method fishing before the 2013 season kicks off on Friday 1st February.
News from: Toft Newton Trout Fishery

South West Lakes Trout Fisheries 2013 season

January 2013

All the South West Lakes Trust’s Trout Fisheries will open on 15 March 2013.

Lechlade Fishery report, December

January 2013

403 Anglers caught 1139 fish with an average weight of 12lb! Largest "recorded" fish was a 21lb 2 oz brown to Steve Fisher, of Swindon (my first ever customer 38 years ago!).
News from: Lechlade Trout Fishery

Bushyleaze Trout Fishery report, December

January 2013

Bushyleaze saw some fantastic fish landed. 229 rods caught 811 fish with an average size of 3lb 8oz.
News from: Bushyleaze Trout Fishery

South West Fly Fair

January 2013

2013 sees the launch of a new event in the South West fly fishing calendar – the South West Fly Fair, to be held at Roadford Lake on Saturday 9 March in anticipation of the new season.

Avington Trout Fishery report, December

January 2013

One angler summed up the month’s weather in one word “Torrentious” and he was absolutely correct. We have suspended work on the ark for the moment and are keeping our fingers crossed.
News from: Avington Trout Fishery