Whittle Dene’s record is broken

Another superb week on the Whittle Dene complex with the Great Southern also fishing well

Another superb week on the Whittle Dene complex with the Great Southern also fishing well.

Anglers visiting all three lakes were rewarded with some of the best returns so far this season. Mr R Thompson recorded a sensational weight of 75lb, a new venue record, made up of two carp, numerous skimmers, roach up to 1lb, and perch. Steve Guy enjoyed netting 22lb of skimmers, and Rob Gullon weighed in 28lb of roach.Dave Coster recorded one of his best catches of the season, taking 26 skimmers and around 5lb of roach for a total of over 30lb, while Brian. Allum twice recorded 18lb catches comprising mostly of roach.

The Angel fishery continues its great run of form with pleasure anglers taking some super fish. The fishery reports having had people leave early because they are so tired after catching steady all day long. Norman Eden had 40 crucians from Lookout as well as a great variety of other species, and carp have been caught in great numbers.

It’s been another good week on Aldin Grange too, where Blackbird Lake is yielding carp, tench and skimmers to paste, pellet or corn, while Ide to 3lb and over as well as carp to 5lb are being caught from The Match Lake.

The match held at Felmoor fishery on Sunday was held in windy conditions that saw some anglers at one end of the lake struggle, but despite this the winning weight was an impressive 70lb 8oz. Craig Goodall was runner-up with 69lb 9oz and Shaun McDade third on 46lb 9oz. The next match on Felmoor is on August 25 with a doubles match scheduled for the 8th of next month and another singles on September 22.

Sunday’s match on Lookout Lake saw Dave Pearson win with 93lb 15oz although runner-up John Foster with 92lb 8oz lost first place when he had a 62lb 8oz net disqualified, so had 155lb before disqualification of net It was Dave Pearson again that won the match on Bowes, going over two out of three carp nets on Saturday to win with 123lb 2oz, while Chris Owers was top rod on Monday with 68lb 15oz and John Dryden with 53lb 8oz won Wednesday’s match.

The latest Big Waters AC awayday at The Oaks Lakes, Sessay, .was also the club’s Summer Cup. Barry Evans won it as usual with 50lb 12oz,. but “super junior” James Wilson ran him close weighing in 48lb 8oz., while Jeff Webster, on 43lb 13oz,was third.

All eyes focus on the Tyne this week-end as the first of the three annual opens takes place on England’s northernmost match river. The Tyne Anglers Alliance have been busy writing out the cheques for the winners of the EA Open where organiser and TAA Tyne Rep Steve Hoggins, who won the event in 2009 setting a record weight of 64lb 10oz, is hoping for a repeat on Sunday.


Sunday: The TAA/EA Tyne Open takes place, while Wansbeck and Cramlington AC juniors fish their Bob Hall Trophy on Milkhope and Leazes Park AA fish The Panch Memorial Open. Yarm AA hold their Pairs Event on their stretch of the Tees and there are opens on Woodlands, The Angel, The Oaks and Carp Vale.

Monday: An open is scheduled on The Angel.

Tuesday: The Tyne Anglers’ Alliance hold a monthly meeting in The Empire Club, Salters Road off Gosforth High Street, Newcastle, to which all member clubs should send a delegate, while Wansbeck and Cramlington ACfish another in their OAP/Disabled Series on Brenkley.

Wednesday: Midweek opens go ahead on The Angel and Woodlands. The Salmon and Trout Association are holding free three-hour junior angling sessions in the morning and afternoon on Derwent Reservoir. Tel Cliff Johnson on 01388 605340 to book.

Thursday: Another open takes place on The Oaks at Sessay.


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