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Fontburn Reservoir Report

13 May 2018

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

Sat Nav: NE61 4PL

Weekending: 13 May 2018

Number of anglers - week 164
Number of trout taken - week 614
Number of trout returned - week 9
Total number of trout caught - week 623
Rod average - week 3.8
Best trout - week 5lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked this week 700
Total number of anglers to date
Total number of fish caught to date
Number of tagged fish caught to date 4
Largest trout of the season so far 5lb 8oz
Seasonal rod average 4.16

Catch of the week:
David Mould from Sunderland will remember his Saturday session for quite some time. David fished brilliantly to record an 8 fish limit for a ‘fintastic’ total weight of 29lb including a standout 5lb home reared beauty.

Memorable moment of the week:
The fish of the week has become a very close run thing in recent weeks with many specimen trout making their way to the scales. Bait angler Mr. D. Watson managed to top the list with a lovely 5lb 8oz rainbow. Overall Mr. Watson went home with his 8 fish limit weighing in at 28lb 8oz - simply superb outlining the quality and size of the trout on offer.
  • Best areas and flies - Best areas continued to centre on the North and South Shore Bays, with the dam wall also prominent. Top lures are Cat’s Whisker and Dawson’s Olive; with some positive reports from anglers who opted for a nymph as the point fly.
  • Best areas and baits/lures: Both the North and South Shore Bays remained in favour, with the North Shore mid-section (deeper water) providing some superb sport throughout the brighter and warmer days. Anglers found mid-range casts with float and ledger tactics to be successful. Those who opted for brightly coloured PowerBait combinations, especially garlic scented varieties, reported the best sport.
Newsflash: Our stocking programme continues, as we look to capitalise on perfect conditions and optimum water temperatures.

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Ranger: Steve Gillott

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