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Fontburn March Report

31 March 2019

by Trout Fishing UK
Fishery: Fontburn Reservoir Size: 87 acres (35h), Max Depth 80 feet (25m)

Sat Nav: NE61 4PL

Weekending: 31 March 2019

Number of anglers - week 89
Number of trout taken - week318
Number of trout returned - week 4
Total number of trout caught - week 322
Rod average - week 3.62
Best trout - week 4lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked this week 350
Total number of anglers to date
350
Total number of fish caught to date
995
Number of tagged fish caught to date 4
Largest trout of the season so far 4lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 2.85

Catch of the week:
Liam Scott stole the show on Friday after he successfully battled some strong westerly winds fishing from the Dam wall. Liam recorded his exceptional 8 fish limit in less than 3 hours using PowerBait on a ledger rig. Liam’s catch tipped the scales at 18lb and he quipped: “It was hard in those winds, but it was worth it!”
  • Memorable moment of the week: For the second time this season two tagged fish came to net on the same day. Bill Sandison and Dale Foster were both delighted with their tagged catch each claiming a nice £200 cash prize bonus. As with the first double the fish appeared on separate banks with Bill recording his winner from the North Shore mid-section and Dale from the top of the South Shore. Both bait anglers opted to ledger with a combination of Chartreuse and Pink PowerBait Eggs.
  • Best areas and flies: North Shore Bay up to point and the Dam Wall, best patterns Cormorant, Dawson’s Olive and Cat’s Whisker.
  • Best areas and baits/lures:Dam Wall and North Shore Bay up to the point, Chartreuse and Pink PowerBait Eggs cocktailed with Worm and loose fed trout pellets.
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