IT has been a week of top-notch fishing at Jubilee Lakes with good numbers of quality trout brought to the net despite the weather.
Most fish fell to lures with Black and Silver Humungous working well on the top lake, while white lures, green fritz patterns and orange nomads were the most effective patterns on the lower.
Olive Bloodworm, Diawl Bach and Pheasant Tail Nymph also accounted for many trout.
Andrew Hedley from Barnard Castle had one of a 5lb 11oz on an Apps Bloodworm.
Adam Collinson from Rookhope took one of 5lb 7oz on a Blue Flash Damsel and John Wildon from Middlesbrough had fish of 5lb 11oz and a 5lb 7oz on a Silver Humungous and a white lure.
Although no monster trout were taken, some very good ones were returned and it has been a very good week to end the year on.
Anyone wanting to check the weather or the condition of the lakes before setting out should phone 01388 772611 from 7.30am.
Pleasure anglers have done very well at Aldin Grange despite the heavens opening every day, with many landing four or five trout in four-hour sessions.
The fully-booked Boxing Day match won by Bill King with five for 9.6kg.
Second was Lewis Morgan with 9.15kg, Kevin Chicken third with 7.85kg, John Johnston fourth with 7.6kg and David Parker was fifth.
Although almost a full year ahead, the 2013 Boxing Day match has only five spaces left. Anyone wishing to book should call Mick on 07901 538587.
The Airflo match is on February 25 and the Greys match on April 14.
Even though Naworth is full of flood water, the lake continues to fish well. D Savage landed the best fish of the week at 16lb on fly, while D McKnight landed the best catch, with 20 to 8lb on fly.
W Wardon landed 15 to 4lb on worm, A Norris landed 13 to 5lb on worm, M Jefferson landed 12 on fly, N Foster landed 12 to 4lb on fly and M Proudfoot landed 10 to 8lb on fly.
Alec Bowler from Ayr landed 14 fish to lift the annual Eddie Brown Memorial competition and the £300 top prize at Chatton Trout Fishery.
Drew Dickson from Hawick was second, Kevin Andrews from Ayr was third and Andy Richmond from Irvine fourth. During the day, 135 fish were brought to the net for a rod average of 3.5.
There was a good turnout of anglers to Knitsley Mill over the festive season with quality trout to 5lb 8oz brought to the net. The friendly competition to introduce potential members to Knitsley Mill Fishing Club was well attended.
Anglers were catching in good numbers but were outshone by England international bank champion Gordon Swain who caught 20.
The next monthly competition is Saturday with an 8am start.
The Fritznflies qualifier will be held on Sunday, January 27.