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Fontburn Reservoir Weekly Report

26 August 2018

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

Sat Nav: NE61 4PL

Weekending: 26 August 2018

Number of anglers - week 116
Number of trout taken - week 281
Number of trout returned - week 21
Total number of trout caught - week 302
Rod average - week 2.6
Best trout - week 4lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked this week 4000
Total number of anglers to date
Total number of fish caught to date
Number of tagged fish caught to date 10
Largest trout of the season so far 6lb 4oz
Seasonal rod average 3.11

Catch of the week:
Robert Smith fishing alongside son Jake took double honours this week with both heaviest fish; a 4lb 8oz rainbow and heaviest total catch with seven rainbows and one blue tipping the scales at an enviable 19lb 8oz total weight.

Memorable moment of the week:

Fontburn regular Rob Henderson brought eldest grandson Matthew Robinson from Amble for a day on the water and despite tough conditions the dedicated duo took three fish from the more sheltered south shore bay including a first Fontburn trout for Matthew – a 2lb 8oz cracker.
  • Best areas and flies North shore middle section and top bay. Cormorants, Zonkers, Damsels, Bibios, Daddies are best flies
  • Best areas and baits/lures: Feeder streams, north shore middle section, ledgered chartreuse PowerBait eggs, small Mepps spinners have taken most fish
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