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Derwent Update

02 Dec 2018

by Trout Fishing UK
Fishery: Derwent Reservoir Size: 1,000 acres (405h), Max Depth 100 feet (31m)

Sat Nav: DH8 9TT

Weekending: 2 Dec 2018

Number of anglers - week 29
Number of trout taken - week 108
Number of trout returned - week 0
Total number of trout caught - week 108
Rod average - week 3.5
Best trout - week 3lb
Number of fish re-stocked this week 0
Total number of anglers to date 6,517
Total number of fish caught to date 17,855
Number of tagged fish caught to date 17
Largest trout of the season so far 10lb 3oz
Seasonal rod average 2.7
Catch of the week:
We’ve seen over ten limit catches this week from various areas with fish well spread and feeding well in most areas.

Memorable Moment of the week:
Steve Rowland had a thrilling morning at Derwent Saturday netting eight fish in four hours. He started on the meadow where he took six in quick succession. The wind changed direction and moved cloudy water on to where he was fishing so he moved over to the south bank next to the stream where he netted his last two straight away. All his fish were taken using orange Powerbait eggs on a ledger rig
  • Best areas and flies: Lures on an intermediate line fish very slowly are taking fish, especially on the north side of the reservoir which warms up more quickly on bright days and encourages the fish to feed more vigorously. The bank west of the sailing club and the meadow has been the two best areas.
  • Best areas and baits / lures:Any method anglers have reported limit catches from almost every bank on the reservoir apart from Pow Hill which wasn’t fished. Ledgered baits are a must with fish near the bottom. Fish are responding best to orange Powerbait or Mice-tails fished in conjunction with a strong scented attractant such as garlic or Magic Dust.
  • Special note: We have been delighted with how the reservoir has fished during December and will continue to add more fish in the coming weeks. We will also be holding a competition on Boxing Day with more details nearer the time.
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