Blackdyke Trout Fishery, Norfolk
Continuing on the theme from last week, fishing is still going really well. 28 anglers caught 103 rainbows of which 93 were released. Bloodworms still working best but Cat’s Whiskers also doing well. Contrary to our announcement last week about being closed on January 28 - Blackdye will now be open for business as usual.
Chatton Trout Fishery, Northumberland
A fantastic week of sport at Chatton Fishery with lures and Bloodworms most successful. Stew Younger from Blyth caught 8 fish on Blobs and Bloodworms. Davie Kay from Morpeth caught 14 fish. Jason Clark from Alnwick kept 2 fish and released 7 using a Cat’s Whisker. Neil Turnbull from Ashington caught 8 fish using a Cat’s Whisker and a Black Zonker. Scott Roberton from Hawick returned 9 fish using a black and green lure. John Boyle from Hawick also returned 9 fish using a pink lure. Chris Hodgson from Berwick-upon-Tweed caught 6 fish, two fish were approx 5lb using lures. Graham Lumsdon from Newbiggin-by-the-Sea returned 8 fish, including a 5lb and 6lb rainbow. Tony Robinson from Howtel returned 9 fish.
The Chatton Ladies Angling Club are meeting on Saturday January 20 at 9.30am in the fishing lodge - everyone welcome to come along. £20 includes fishing permit, lunch and tuition is required £5 Juniors. The fishery will be closing at 4pm this week.
Packington Trout Fishery, Warwickshire
Last week the 27 rods caught 70 fish for an average of 2.60. There were some nice fish caught topped by two fish for Gary Owen of Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Gary’s rainbows weighed 11lb 12oz and 11lb 4oz and they fell to a White Flexi Worm fished on a floating line from a boat on Cocks Close. Rod Lacey of Nuneaton caught 10 fish to 5lb using a Diawl Bach fished on a floating line, again from a boat on Cocks Close. Paul Cramp of London fished the Park Meadow pool from a boat and caught 5 fish to 3lb 8oz and these all came to his own tied pink Straws on a floating line. The fish are still holding tight in the old boat jetty corner of Cocks Close and most anglers fishing from boats are catching in that area. The fish are more well spread around the Park Meadow pool with the far bank from the boat jetty the best area. Top patterns have been Cat’s Whisker, Black Tadpoles, Diawl Bach and Buzzers. The Trout Fishery is open seven days a week from 8am until dusk.