Another successful week at Sweethope with some notable catches. Performance of the week was from Kevin Dunn who netted 10 rainbows, returning one at 10 lbs plus and another at 13lb 4oz.
The weather has been warm with slight to moderate easterly winds culminating in an extremely hot day on Saturday. Water temperature in both lakes has risen and now stands at a more normal temperature for this time of year.
Unfortunately, the sunny weather did not extend to Sunday when the Ashington Kingfishers held their social meet and barbecue. 22 anglers attended and despite windy conditions managed a rod average of 3.2, bringing 71 trout to the net.
Conditions are looking favourable for the coming week and there are still plenty of specimen double figure fish to be had.
Number of fish taken: 14
Number of fish returned:280
Number of visiting anglers: 94
Successful fly patterns: dries, bibio, mini muddler, clan chief, black pennel, buzzer, Dawson’s olive, bloodworm, blob cormorant, damsel.