Sweethope fishery weekly report. 8th May 2016

Warm weather and good conditions have brought more anglers and some great catches among which was David Todd’s notable 5lb 12oz brown trout. Most fish have been caught using wet flies and lures but some great sport has been had on occasion by those fishing with dries.

We hosted the Ashington Kingfishers for their Loch Style competition on Saturday which was won by Keith Row with a total weight of 8.77 kilos for 8 fish. A close second was Bruce Tait also with 8 fish for 8.76 kg. Third was Steve Bowden with 8 fish for 8.71 kg. The heaviest fish was caught by  Alan Morton, weighing 1.74 kg.

The rod average for the club members attending the competition was 6.5.

I am happy to report that the road appears to be clear now and hope that is the end to our inconvenience.


Number of visiting anglers: 70

Number of fish taken: 25

Number of fish returned: 302

Most effective fly patterns: Red Tag, Cruncher, Diawl Bach, Hare’s Ear, Olive Nomad, Black Emergers.


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