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Kielder Water Fishing Review

13 May 2018

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: 13th May 2018

Number of anglers - week 140
Number of trout taken - week 477
Number of trout returned - week 130
Total number of trout caught -week 607
Rod average - week 5.8
Best trout - week 3lb 7oz
Number of fish re-stocked this week - 420
Total number of anglers to date - 555
Total number of fish caught to date -1,842
Number of tagged fish caught to date -1
Largest trout of the season so far- 5lb
Seasonal rod average 3.3

Catch of the week:
This week’s largest fish was taken by David Keith Ainsley at 3lb 7oz caught at Tower Knowe. David had a memorable day catching another 11 fish on fly and worm tactics. Green Fritz, Black Montana and Red Spider were his most productive flies.

Memorable Moment of the week: Twelve year old James Crenshaw who was staying on site, managed to catch his first ever trout whilst fishing at Kielder Waterside this week. James landed a 2lb 2oz trout using bubble float and worm tactics. In James’s words “He was not convinced it was a fish and thought he had hooked the bottom, until the bottom started swimming away!”

  • Best Flies - Bull Crag Tip, Kielder Waterside, Stockie Bay and Mathew`s Linn. Top patterns, Montana Nymph, Fritz Blobs, Black Pennell and Red Spiders
  • Best areas and baits / lures: - Tower Knowe, Kielder Waterside, Stockie Bay, Hawkhope and Mathew`s Linn. Orange PowerBait, Worm, Sweetcorn and Small Copper Spoons
Please note: Boats are currently due back at the jetty for 8pm

Newsflash: Kielder is fishing very well in the fine weather with an excellent rod average of nearly 6 fish per visit. Be sure not to miss out on the fantastic sport on offer and pleasant weather.

Ranger office: 01434 251000
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