Catch Return Sunday 16th to Saturday 22nd May

217 Anglers have caught 678 Rainbows to 15lb and 27 Browns to 3lb
Rod Average 3.2
230 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb.4oz

Sunday 16th
23 Anglers caught 50 Rainbows to 5lb 8oz and 5 Browns to 2lb.
Rod Average 2.4
16 rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb. 6oz

Mark Walker used his normal method of a small lure under an indicator and caught 12 Graham Southam caught six on dries and M Gardutt had eight keeping one lovely 5lb 8oz rainbow.

Monday 17th
27 Anglers caught 82 Rainbows to 15lb and 6 Browns to 3lb
Rod average 3.3
33 Fish were kept at an average weight of 2lb 6oz
The weather is getting better at last and the fish are on the top for most of the day giving some good sport with dries and beetles.
Derrick Grabham caught the biggest fish of the season so far the 15lb fully fined rainbow was one of seven fish he caught from the high bank on damsels. John Annis caught eight keeping four for 18lb 4oz. (7lb 8oz, 4lb 8oz, 4lb 4oz and 2lb.)
John McGarrell caught twenty four rainbows returning some superb conditioned over wintered fish on very small suspender buzzers. Ken Jones fished P.T.N and caught ten Rainbows.
Tuesday 18th
19 Anglers caught 91 Rainbows to 5lb 8oz and 4 browns to 2lb
Rod average 5
23 Fish were kept at an average weight of 2lb 8oz

Neal Clark caught eight fishing nymphs from the bottom of the moorside. Keith Bunnet caught seven on drys from the top moorside block and Dave Urwin fished a Size 16 Black and peacock and caught seven from the dam wall keeping three for 9lb which included a lovely 4lb blue. D Miller caught eight keeping two for 7lb 8oz.
Andrew Bogan fished foam beetles in the surface and caught twenty three rainbows.

Wednesday 19th
33 Anglers caught 115 Rainbows to 14lb and 1 Brown
Rod average 3.5
34 Fish were kept at an average weight of 2lb 6oz.
Keith Richards caught ten rainbows on CDC Shuttle cocks and shipman’s from the moorside he lost one off estimated at 12lb.
Andrew Grabham caught eight to 14lb on a size 18 CDC from the holy bush. Ian Morrison and David McCauly both had eight from the moorside.
Dermot Speight had excellent sport fishing emergers from a drifting boat he caught eighteen rainbows keeping four for 12lb. Daniel Jefferson caught seventeen on buzzers and dries.

Thursday 20th
28 Anglers caught 67 Rainbows to 5lb 8oz
Rod average 2.4
23 Fish were kept at an average weight of 2lb.4oz

The warmer conditions have brought the to the top at times the lake resembles a trout farm.
Most anglers caught fish from boat and bank with some getting up to seven on foam Beatles and small emergers

Friday 21st
Stocked to day with 220 Rainbows from 1lb 12oz to 6lb.

47 Anglers caught 202 Rainbows to 5lb and 11 Browns to 3lb
Rod average 4.5
68 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 3oz.

Most anglers caught fish today from the bank and boat. John McGarrel caught eighteen rainbows and four browns from the dam on emergers and shuttle cocks. Chris Trafford caught eleven from the overflow end of the dam on Knotted midge.
HASSRA North East Fished a boat competition. Eleven anglers caught eighty five fish. England International Simon Robinson won easily with thirty six fish. John Heppell finished second with fourteen.

Saturday 22nd
40 Anglers caught 73 Rainbows to 5lb 8oz
Rod average 1.8
33 Fish were kept at an average weight of 2lb. 3oz

Last Saturday I said how cold it was to day it was nearly too hot at 20c. We had green fly in there thousands on the water at times there were so many that it looked like a green carpet this resulted in hundreds of fish cruising in the surface mopping up the green soup for most of the day . Some anglers even had problems with blocked tip rings. The successful bank anglers fished lures on slow sinking lines and one angler did well on Knotted Midge. In the boats it was two of our lady season permits who caught the most, Mrs Ann McLean and husband Peter caught sixteen between them, Ann had nine and Peter seven all caught on a size 16 suspender buzzer. Olive Murray fished small olive Shuttle Cocks for eight fish proving that they could be caught.

Lockwood opens at 8am and closes at 9.45pm