Another week of excellent coarse angling

The excellent sport at Whittle Dene continued this week with catch returns featuring 10lb of skimmers up to Malcolm Wilkinson’s 26lb of skimmers

The excellent sport at Whittle Dene continued this week with catch returns featuring 10lb of skimmers up to Malcolm Wilkinson’s 26lb of skimmers and a 3lb 8oz carp. It’s been another steady week at Aldin Grange too, with carp, ide and skimmers making up the nets. The warm water should see the carp move back into the margins so a mussel or prawn should tempt them.

Leazes Park continues to fish well, providing great sport for both silver fish and carp fans. Visitor George McDonald had 44 perch, crowned by a personal best specimen of 2lb.

At The Angel complex Tom Pearson from Durham caught well on Bowes taking four bream on worm, best 9lb 10oz, plus 14 carp, best a 19lb 2oz common, and when he changed to pole he caught lots of silver fish on paste. Young Emma Whitfield caught solid for four hours catching carp, golden rudd, tench on Bassets, and ended up with 47 fish, great going for her first try at fishing.

Langley Park AC’s club match on Sunday was won by Peter Wadge with 45lb, from Ray Laing with 44lb 8oz and Keith Bennet with 43lb 2oz.

Sunday’s match on The Lower Reservoir at Whittle Dene saw Dave Coster with 19lb 12oz narrowly beat Steve Woods. Sunday’s open on Lookout went to Neil Brown, 57lb ahead of Dave Pearson, 45lb 5oz and Graham Skirrey , 42lb 7oz. Monday’s evening match over Bowes and Lookout went John Foster, 82lb 11oz.

Saturday’s match on Bowes went to Graham Skirrey with 62lb 4oz of silvers. Jonny Maven won the Wednesday match at the same venue with 75lb 5oz Rob Rundle won the latest match on Aldin Grange with 62lb 10oz ahead of Martin Cryer, 52lb 8oz and Dave Barrett, 37lb 8oz.

The Tyne Rivers Trust and The Angling Trust, with support from Haltwhistle AC and Defra, are holding a free River Day at Featherstone Castle on Sunday. There will be an introduction to casting and fishing on the South Tyne with licensed instructors,.a fun casting competition for children and a chance to play with a river simulator.

Piking on Esthwaite Water has been first class, Alex Barton from Windemere had a crazy two hour period of 12 pike to 20lb on a lure.


Saturday: Open on The Angel as well as group Angling Coaching Sessions every Saturday morning.

Sunday: There’s a North East Superleague event at Yarm/Bowesfield and Leazes Park AA fish their Annual Pairs match. Wansbeck and Cramlington fish a Evening Series on Horton Grange. There are Opens on Woodlands, The Angel, The Oaks and Carp Vale and the free River day on the South Tyne at Featherstone.

Monday: County Angling Action Group meeting at the Enviroment Agency HQ in Newcastle. There’s also an evening match on The Angel

Tuesday: The Tyneside Pike Anglers meet in Blaydon CIU Club and another match in The King of Whins takes place on Whins Pond.

Wednesday: Lakeside AC have a club meeting in The Robin Hood Inn, Jarrow, as well as Opens on both Woodlands and The Angel.

Thursday: Sunderland FAC contest an evening match on Silksworth Lake and another Open on The Oaks at Sessay takes place.


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