Northumbrian Water fisheries permits lowered

From November 1 fishing times at Northumbrian Water fisheries will be from 9am until 3pm. To reflect this, an eight-fish permit will be reduced to £16 and a family permit will be reduced to £23 for 12 fish

From November 1 fishing times at Northumbrian Water fisheries will be from 9am until 3pm. To reflect this, an eight-fish permit will be reduced to £16 and a family permit will be reduced to £23 for 12 fish.

There will be 10 boats available for hire at Kielder Water right up to the end of the season on November 15 depending on weather conditions. Boats must be pre-booked at Leaplish Waterside Park on 01434 251000.

Tower Knowe visitor centre closes on November 3 and all fishing permits from that date can be purchased from Leaplish Waterside Park. All fishing finishes Friday 15 November for the season.

John Williams from Morpeth picked up the £300 first prize in the Eddie Brown Memorial Competition at Chatton Fishery last Saturday. Robert Hedley from Morpeth was second and won £200 prize and Trevor Wadds from Craster was third, lifting £100.

Stuart Hoyle from Longframlington, who kept five for 24lb 8oz, landed an 11lb rainbow from Chatton Lake. Tommy Potts from Ashington had one of 9lb from Chatton Lake and Kyle Mailer from Ashington kept four for 13lb 8oz from Ross Lake.

Mick Yeomans from Coldstream caught 10, returning a 12lb blue to Chatton Lake; J Reid from Berwick landed nine; Julian Bales from Wooler had 12; and Michael Airey from Widdrington caught nine. The fishery closes at 5.30pm this week.

At Derwent Reservoir, bait angler Doug Pearson from Consett netted eight for 30lb at Murray’s Point. His catch included a rainbow 5lb 8oz and another five fish of more than 3lb.

Caistron Lake continues to fish well with plenty of surface activity. The fishery is offering membership for 2014.

 The Casitron stretch of the River Coquet is also fishing extremely well, with 11 salmon landed and four lost off this week.

R Holmes of Newcastle, fishing a Cat’s Whisker, caught the best fish of the week at South Linden – a 20lb rainbow.More double-figure fish will be stocked for the Big Fish Week, which starts on October 26.

Bank angler Kevin Glendinnig landed the heaviest fish of the week at Kielder Water – a rainbow of 4lb and Peter Goodinson landed eight for 19lb 4oz.

The next monthly competition at Knitsley Mill has been switched to November 9, with a 9am start to allow the Fritz n Flies qualifier to be held on November 2.

Fontburn regulars with good knowledge of the reservoir signed out the best catches this week. Barry Wilson had eight fish for 14lb. Peter Stainthorp also had a productive visit, with eight for 13lb 12oz and John Tulip landed three rainbows and five blues for 13lb.

It’s been a week for big fish at Naworth, with two anglers now sharing the fishery record of 24lb. C Proudfoot beat the previous record by 1lb when he landed his fish on a Black Buzzer and M Riddell landed his fish a day later to the worm.

W Jamerson landed 18 to 20lb on Buzzers, R Hardistry landed one of 20lb on worm, R Howes had one of 17lb on fly, D Taylor had one of 15lbs on a Cat’s Whisker, P Mcneill landed 18 to 4lb on Cat’s Whisker and C Proudfoot, on a second visit, landed 13 to fly.

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