155 Anglers have caught 551 Rainbows to 7lb 8oz and 5 Browns to 3lb
Rod Average 3.6
164 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 5oz
Most Anglers have caught fish on dries such as Hawthorns, Klinkhamers and Knotted Midge the best lures have been Orange Blob, White Humongous and Dawson’s Olive. A lot of overwinter rainbows have been caught and some anglers report loosing as many fish as the have landed. The water level isn’t a problem now as we are less than three feet down and the banks are dry so Anglers aren’t having problems with the mud.
From opening day to the end of April we have had 1043 angler visits. They caught 5237 fish for a rod average of 4.9 the best Rainbow weighed 15lb 5oz and Brown 8lb 4oz.
19 Anglers have caught 67 Rainbows to 6lb 8oz and 1 Brown
Rod Average 3.6
22 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 8oz
C W Wilson caught five keeping two for 6lb in the morning on nymphs from the Whitby end of the dam. M Davies fished the same area after 4pm and caught five rainbows on Klinkhamers he also lost as many off.
Les Davison and grandson ben caught eighteen rainbows and one brown between them fishing out from the top of the wood side. Both fished lures on slow sinking lines. Four members of Consett Victoria angling club caught nineteen rainbows between them keeping fifteen for 37lb best 6lb8oz.
17 Anglers caught 63 Rainbows to 4lb. 4oz
Rod average 3.7
19 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb. 8oz
The day started with bright sunshine and quite a strong easterly wind resulting in difficult fishing conditions, after lunch the cloud appeared and sport improved with the Whitby end of the dam fishing best.
Graham Southam caught eleven on small white lures. Simon Peirson caught eleven on black Crunchers.
Frank Shotton and his grandson caught seventeen between them.
17 Anglers caught 35 Rainbows to 3lb and 2 Browns
Rod average 2.2
13 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 3oz.
Bernard Fitzhugh caught five on foam beetle the Whitby end of the dam
Steve Trafford caught five on dries fishing out from the point.
19 Anglers caught 87 Rainbows to 7lb 8oz
Rod average 4.6
28 Fish were kept at an average weight of 2lb 6oz
Andrew Grabham caught sixteen rainbows from the Whitby end of the dam. Andrew caught five on Hawthorn and eleven on orange blob.
Boat anglers had some excellent sport on Dry’s and Nymphs. Mike Gadd and Dermot Speight caught twenty six rainbows between them and Tony Harrison ten.
20 Anglers caught 62 Rainbows to 6lb
Rod average 3.1
102 Fish were kept at an average weight of 2lb. 6oz.
Jon Nutsford caught five, Simon Pierson had six on knotted Midge and Keith Richards had seven on Shipman’s and Beetle.
Les Davison caught seven olive Fritz and Ken Jones had six on P.T.N keeping four for 8lb.
Stocked today with 230 rainbows from 1lb 8oz to 7lb.
33 Anglers caught 133 Rainbow to 3lb 8oz
Rod average 4
30 Fish were kept at an average weight of 2lb.2oz
G Walker fished from 3pm to 7.30pm and caught sixteen rainbows to 4lb on White Fritz lures casting into the wind with a slow sinking line. Andrew Bogan fished in front of the holly bush and caught fourteen rainbows on very large foam Beetle. T Sharp caught twelve on orange blob fished on an intermediate line from the bottom of the moorside and Whitby end of the dam. Bernard Fitzhugh fished from the point and caught eight on Black Klinkhamers.
John McGarrel and Peter Mclean caught sixteen between them on Buzzers, Daiwl Bach and Foam Beetles. Steve Trafford caught seven fishing out from the point on Hawthorns
30 Anglers caught 104 Rainbows to 5lb 8oz and 2 Browns to 3lb
Rod average 3.5
32 Fish were kept at an average weight of 2lb 5oz.
Robert Thompson caught fourteen rainbows from the point on Foam Beetle Robert Retuned fish to 6lb and lost as many as he landed including one estimated at 12lb. Dave Walker caught twelve rainbows on Cats Whiskers fished on an intermediate from the overflow end of the dam. Andrew Grabham caught nine from the Whitby end of the dam and S Haugh had seven rainbows and two browns from the culvert. Colin Brown fished in front of the holly bush with Hawthorne’s and caught eight.
Lockwood opens at 8am and closes at 9pm