Sweethope Fishery Weekly Report week ending 30/09/18

A cool and very windy week has given very challenging conditions to all visitors.

Northumbrian Water held a competition on Saturday which was won by Mr. D. Wilson who caught a bag of 3 trout, weighing 6lb 3oz., heaviest fish was taken by Mr. G. Bolton and weighed 2lb. 4oz. Compliments to all participants who braved winds gusting at over 30 mph!

On Sunday the wind abated slightly but conditions were still challenging for the Ashington Kingfishers who held a loch style competition. Best catch was that of David Long who returned 5 fish for 4.59 kilos. Second was Steve Bowden with3 fish for 3.30 kilos and third was Bruce Tait with 3 fish for 3.10 kilos. Heaviest fish was a brown trout returned by John Taylor, weighing 1.39 kilos . The heaviest rainbow was returned by Bruce Tait and weighed 1.29 kilos.

Well done to everyone , a great effort in challenging conditions.


Number of fish taken: 10

Number of fish returned: 44

Number of visiting anglers: 55

Successful fly patterns: Diawl bach, orange fritz, buzzer, cat’s whisker, Dawson’s olive, booby, orange blob.



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