Catch Return for Sunday 11th to Saturday 17th May

222 Anglers have caught 818 Fish
Rod Average 3.7
Average weight of fish kept 2lb 4oz

Sunday 11th
49 Anglers caught 163 Rainbows and 0 Brown Trout. Rod average 3.3
62 Fish were kept at an average weight of 2lb 4oz.
It was a mixed day for weather thick fog on the morning then bright sunshine with a cold NE wind and then after 4pm back to fog. Mark Walker fished for 4hours from the dam on the afternoon and caught 15 fish on small Cats Whisker fished under an indicator. Graham Southam caught 12 from the moorside on hears ear nymph. Dave Batchelor caught 8 on buzzers from the dam.
BOATS
9 members of the John Lewis shop angling club from Newcastle caught 46 rainbows for rod average of 5. C Thompson caught 14 on buzzers and John Wright 12 on lures.
Season permit Gary Varley caught 10 on beaded blood worm.

Monday 12th
27 Anglers caught 101 Rainbows and 12 Brown Trout. Rod average 4.1
33 Fish were kept at an average weight of 2lb 2oz.

Most anglers caught fish today on dries buzzers and Hears Ear Nymph from bank and boat. Mrs Olive Murray caught 11on a size 14 CDC Shuttle Cock, Olive fished over the weed beds from a boat where pond olives where hatching. John McGarrell caught 10 on the same patterns. Bank anglers caught up to 7 with most reporting that they had lost quite a few fish off.

Tuesday 13th
27 Anglers caught 113 Rainbows and 6 Brown Trout. Rod average 4.4
35 Fish were kept at an average weight of 2lb 8oz.

Only 2 anglers didn’t catch today, most fish were caught on size 14 and 16 Beetle patterns from bank and boat.
Bank Angler Ian Morison caught the best Rainbow of the day at 9lb from the moorside. David Appleton caught 8 from the Whitby end of the dam on beetle patterns.
Boats
Keith Morley caught 24 on mini lures fishing out from the culvert and Steve Trafford had 10 on beetle from the same area.

Wednesday 14th
24 Anglers caught 53 Rainbows and 0 Brown Trout. Rod average 2.2
24 Fish were kept at an average weight of 2lb 5oz.

Olive Murray caught 10 on CDC shuttle Cock from boat fishing off the dam and M Garrett had 8

Thursday 15th
28 Anglers caught 103 Rainbows and 2 Brown Trout. Rod average 3.7
37 Fish were kept at an average weight of 2lb 2oz.

Jason Nunn caught 11 on an evening permit, on Olive Fritz lure from boat including the best rainbow of the day at 10lb 8oz. Graham Hill caught 14 on Hears ear nymph from the moorside.

Friday 16th
28 Anglers caught 87 Rainbows and 3 Brown Trout. Rod average 3.2
28 Fish were kept at an average weight of 2lb 5oz.

The day started with very cold NE winds but did warm up after lunch. Pond Olives were hatching for most of the day with fish feeding hard all over the lake. Some anglers had very good sport on dries and nymphs with CDC Shuttlecock, Black Buzzer and Damsel doing the best.
Les Spedding caught 15 rainbows from the moorside on Black buzzer, A Crags had 8 from top moorside block.
BOATS
John McGarrell caught 10 on CDC Shuttlecock fishing out from the Holly Bush and Wheel Chair angler Paul Richardson caught 14 on Dries from the Wheelyboat

240 rainbows and Browns from 1lb 12oz to 6lb were stocked on Friday 16th
Saturday 18th
39 Anglers caught 165 Rainbows and 10 Brown Trout. Rod average 4.5
56 Fish were kept at an average weight of 2lb 4oz.

The cold weather continued with the air temperatures not getting above 8.4c and light NNE winds. Most anglers caught fish today on Dries and Nymphs from all over the lake, S Snowdon caught 15 on Buzzers from the moorside and Colin Green caught 11 on Damsels from the holy bush to the culvert Colin Kept the best rainbow of the day at 9lb 12oz.
Boat anglers caught most of there fish on dries. John McGarrell caught 8 on CDC Shuttlecock and lost nearly twice as many off.

We open for day permits at 8am closing at 9.30pm