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Kielder Water April 2019

14 April 2019

by Trout Fishing UK
Northumbrian Water Go Fishing
Ranger’s Weekly Fishing Review

Fishery: Kielder Water
Size: 2,700 acres (1,093h), Max Depth 178 feet (55m)

Sat Nav: NE48 1BT

Weekending: 14 April 2019

Number of anglers - week 33
Number of trout taken - week 110
Number of trout returned - week 16
Total number of trout caught -week 126
Rod average - week 3.8
Best trout - week 4lb 0oz
Number of fish re-stocked this week - 500
Total number of anglers to date - 154
Total number of fish caught to date - 460
Number of tagged fish caught to date - 0
Largest trout of the season so far- 4lb 4oz
Seasonal rod average 3.0

Catch of the week:
Ray Fothergill had his first visit of the year and was rewarded with the heaviest catch of the week which included a fabulous looking 4lb rainbow trout. Ray and his boat partner landed 20 fish in total using a variety of flies including small lures and buzzers fished on a floating line. The best areas were Whickhope, Plashetts and the Belling with fish very close to the shore in search of warmer water. The pair also landed a good few wild brown trout that took the more natural type of fly pattern.

Memorable Moment of the week:
With the weather improving all the time the fish have certainly been moving along the shores with anglers having great success casting only a few metres from the bank and being rewarded with great quality fish. Worm has certainly been a go to method with the fish feeding in the margins.
  • Best areas and Flies Hawkhope, Belling, Whickhope and Plashetts. Intermediate lines teamed with gold headed flies like black Fritz, Dawson’s Olive and Cat’s Whisker.
  • Best areas and baits / lures:Gordon’s Walls, Hawkhope and Stockie Bay. Ledgered Powerbait in orange, green or white fishing on a ledger rig but close in. Also a float fished worm has accounted for a number of good catches as the fish feed close to the shore.
Special Message:Boats are to be back on the jetty by 5pm. More fish will be stocked this week.

Ranger office: 01434 251000

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Ranger: Emily Charlton

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