Blackdyke Trout Fishery, Norfolk
Although the weather improved and temperatures were up considerably from last week, the fishery was still quiet and those anglers that came had mixed results. Best patterns are black/green lures, Damsels, Bloodworms and Cat’s Whiskers. The Troutmasters fish-off is on April 15, 2018. If you haven't confirmed your attendance, please get in touch with the Fishery. As always, news on our website at www.blackdykeflyfishing.co.uk
Chatton Trout Fishery, Northumberland
A couple of double figure fish have been returned over the weekend. The first double was safely returned by John Boyle from Hawick caught on a Bloodworm and Graham Stephenson from Embleton returned an approximate 10lb rainbow to Chatton Lake using Cat’s Whiskers. John Robson from Newbiggin caught a 5lb 12oz rainbow caught from Ross Lake on an Olive Snatcher. George Gould from Ashington was delighted with his catch, a 4lb 4oz rainbow caught on a Green and White Nomad. The Chatton Ladies Angling Club are meeting on Saturday March 17 at 9.30am in the lodge. Instructor Paul Little will be discussing flies and fly lines in cold conditions. New members welcome to come along. The fishery is open to all anglers on this day. The Fishery will be open until 6pm and 5pm on Saturday.
Elinor Trout Fishery, Northamptonshire
Great sport for bank anglers last week, especially in the afternoon. For the week March 5-11 the 132 anglers caught 714 fish of which 609 were returned.
6lb 9oz Mick Moseley, Rushden, Black Buzzer
6lb 2oz Mr Nicholson, Louth, Muskins
6lb 2oz Finbarr McSweeney, Rushden, black/green lure
6lb 1oz Judy Tuffs, Market Harborough, Hare’s Ear
6lb 0oz Rob Lenton, Blisworth, Damsel
5lb 5oz Alan Rennocks, Kettering, Black Buzzer
5lb 4oz Finbarr McSweeney, Rushden, black/green lure
5lb 3oz Alan Weatherley, Kettering, Damsel
Best areas are the dam, gravel bar, Shallow Bay, creek, and Brookside Point. Best patterns are black/green lures, Cat’s Whisker, Damsel, Bloodworm, Black Buzzer and Hare’s Ear. Bank outscored the boats again last week with fish being caught in many areas of the lake. Spooned fish have been feeding on immature damsel, hoglouse and small black buzzers. With all the heavy rain on Friday night the brook did overflow and the water coloured up. However, the 10 anglers that fished on Monday did manage to catch 43 fish despite the conditions.
Thrunton Trout Fishery, Northumberland
Despite the ‘Beast from the East’ making fishing conditions rather challenging, anglers have recorded some excellent bags. Buzzers proved successful fished about 5 feet down. In addition, lures have taken their fair share. Thrunton held the ATTEFF Bank National Northern Eliminator this week – 103 fish were caught with a rod average of 4.7. Connor Metcalfe from Consett topped the field with an impressive 11 fish. The other 11 qualifiers were Gareth Tilley, Andrew Taylor, Lee Cartmail, Peter Davison, David Neilson, Rob Sharpe, Rob Frame, Alec Harvey, Tracey Tuck, Trevor Wadds and Lee Wilkinson.
Among the pleasure catches this week were:
James Bareham caught his first fish at Thrunton, from Long Crag on a Cats Whisker, the rainbow weighing in at 2lb 2oz.
Morpeth angler Josh Piper visited twice this week landing a total of 30 fish using various lures including Zonkers, Cat’s Whiskers and Apps.
Willie Jameson from Bedlington safely released 12 fish on Coe Crag using Buzzers.
Alec Harvey from Cramlington returned 9 fish to Long Crag during his 7-hour session.
Willie Emery from Newbiggin released 8 fish to Long Crag, using various lures.
Longframlington angler Trevor Wadds safely released 11 fish back to Long Crag using Bloodworms and Buzzers.
Matty Devine from Hadston had a ‘cracking day’ landing 20 fish on a Devine Dancer and PTN. His best fish was 7lb 9oz.
D. Sim from Hawick landed a total of 6 fish during his 8-hour session, using Bloodworm’s
Melrose angler Davy Fisher caught and safely released 17 fish on Long Crag using Purple Bloodworms.
Howard Croston from Morpeth enjoyed his day returning 10 to 8lb on a Black Zonker.
Glen Appleby from Durham landed 12 from Coe Crag on various home-tied flies.
Best flies are Buzzers, various Bloodworms, Zonkers, PTNs, and Cat’s Whiskers. Fishery open daily 8.30am – 5pm.