Catch Return Sunday 31st March to Saturday 6th April

John McGarrell caught the heaviest fish of the season so far at 16lb 7oz.

119 Anglers have caught 560 Rainbows to 16lb 7oz and 1 Brown
Rod Average 4.7
128 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 8oz

Sunday 31st
25 Anglers have caught 77 Rainbows to 8lb.
Rod Average 3.1
42 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 2oz

What a day about half of the lake was frozen again so we spent nearly 3hours braking it up with the Wheelyboat. Boat and bank anglers had to contend with frozen margins and floating ice for most of the day.

Bank
John McGarrell caught 11 to 5lb on size 10 and 12 buzzers from the top of the moorside. Colin Wilson caught 5 keeping 3 for 9lb 8oz Colin caught his fish from the top of the moorside on black lures. Mike Ayton fished on the last 4hour permit and caught 4 from the dam.
Boats
Jason Nunn caught 11 to 8lb fishing out from the Woodside on small black nomads fished very slowly
Twelve anglers from Northumbrian Water Game Angling Club fished from 6 boats ten of the twelve caught 26 fish to 3lb 5oz.

Monday 1st
14 Anglers caught 45 Rainbows to 4lb 8oz
Rod Average 3.1
11 rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 8oz

It was another very cold day until the sun came out at about 3pm. Anglers fishing before lunch had problems with freezing rod rings and quit a big area of ice from the dam to the holly bush. Most of the fish were caught after 3pm.
Bank
Graham Southam caught 9 on Black and Red Buzzers wading at the culvert. Tom Keen had 6 and Andy Whitehead 3 on buzzers from the moorside.
Boats
Mrs Olive Murray caught 6 to 4lb on small Black Nomads. Jason Nunn caught 5 on Black Cormorant’s.

Tuesday 2nd
15 Anglers caught 52 Rainbows to 5lb 8oz
Rod Average 3.5
8 rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 12oz

What a difference from yesterday we have no ice anywhere on the lake and it’s a lot warmer
Bank
Keith Richards caught 4 to 5lb on buzzer.
Boats
Tim Grove and Jonathan Smith caught 21 between them Tim had 10 to 5lb on buzzers and Jonathan 11 on a verity of patterns. Jason and Daniel Jefferson caught 17 between them on buzzers. Mrs Olive Murray caught 4 to 5lb on small Black Nomads.

Wednesday 3rd
12 Anglers caught 44 rainbows to 13lb
Rod Average 3,7
18 Kept for an average weight of 2lb 6oz
We started the day with ice all the way from the boat jetty to the culvert and up the moor side to the top block. The ice had melted by 12 o’clock.
Bank
Most anglers fished the overflow end of the dam. Colin Crossman caught 10 to 5lb on small Nomads. John Parker caught 8 to 13lb on Orange Zonkers keeping 3 for 7lb 4oz. Keith Thompson Caught 7 on Cats Whisker and P Stentiford caught 6 to 5lb keeping 3 for 7lb 4oz.
Boat
None Out

Thursday 4th
13 Anglers caught 130 rainbows to 6lb and one Brown
Rod Average 10.1
14 Kept for an average weight of 2lb 8oz

Bank
William Letch caught 9 on Cats whisker and Les Davison caught 8 on black nomads from the overflow end of the dam. Colin Brown Had 8 from the moorside on Buzzers fished under an indicator.
Boat
Malcolm Jefferson caught 39 to 4lb on Cats Whisker fished under an indicator from the culvert. John McGarrell caught 24 on small black Cormorants and Pink Flexi Worms fished on an intermediate at the culvert. Steve Mills caught 13 fishing up near the point. Junior Ben Davison caught 8 on Zonker.

Friday 5th
10 Anglers caught 47 Rainbows to 16lb 7oz
Rod average 4.7
10 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 3lb 8oz.

Bank
Bank Anglers had a hard time finding the fish today
Boat
John McGarrell caught 27 to 16lb 7oz on Black Cormorants and Red Flexi worms fished on an intermediate line close to the bottom.

Saturday 6th

28 Anglers caught 163 Rainbows to 5lb 8oz,
Rod average 5.8
25 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 8oz.

Bank
Darren Parry caught 10 on Cats Whisker. Graham Hill caught 8 to 5lb on Black Nomad from the bottom of the moorside.
Boats
Husband and Wife Peter and Ann Mclean caught 19 between them on small Black Nomads with Peter getting 16 of them.

Last 4 hour permit available from 3.30pm
Part Day Boat Morning (8.30am to 2.30pm) Afternoon (2pm to 8pm)
Lockwood opens at 8am and closes at 8pm