Three match tons at the Angel Complex

On The Angel complex ‘tons’ in three matches proved the fantastic form with all lakes fishing excellently

An angler
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AT Whittle Dene Rob Gullan had catch of the week with 25lb of roach on punched bread, while numerous other anglers reported superb returns of roach, gudgeon, skimmers, perch and bream. On The Angel complex ‘tons’ in three matches proved the fantastic form with all lakes fishing excellently.

Les Fielder, Wallsend, caught 35 carp to 5lb on Tuesday afternoon, plus 30 silvers and on Bowes Ted Turnbull caught five double figure carp, best a chunky common of 24lb 10oz, as well as over 40 carp up to double figure and three bream, best being 7lb 6oz.

All Aldin Grange lakes are fishing very well, good bags of carp to 5lb coming from Blackbird Lake. Paul Neave from Newcastle fished the Silver Lake and had a session of well over 100lb net with ide, skimmers, crucians and tench all falling to maggot and caster, Wayne Harrison on Kingfisher Lake and was rewarded with 140lb of carp, ide and tench. Saturday’s Help the Heroes match was marred by very strong wind but Dave Barret won with 42lb on a day when �2,661.70p was raised for our troops.

The first match at Felmoor fishery on Sunday was a great success, despite early rain. Kevin Richardson won with 45lb 10oz from Albert Robson, 38lb 8oz. Kevin received a trophy and �100 cash while, runners-up free fishing. The next one is taking place on August 25, to book a place contact Clare on

Saturday’s Open on Bowes started the Angel’s three ton sequences, Ray Laing weighing in 110lb 12oz. On Wednesday Alan Mc Guire won with 146lb 5oz while Monday’s star was John Foster with 136lb 15oz.

Terry Mather won the latest Evening Series on Horton Grange with 8lb 13oz, 16-year-old Martin Cryer from Stanley won the open on Aldin Grange with a bag of 96lb 8oz.

After recording freshwater fish populations for almost 50 years I can add a new species to the list with the introduction of Arctic Char into Kielder this week. 48 adult char were released in April this year, 10,000 juvenile fish went in this week having been reared at the Environment Agency’s Kielder hatchery.

The fish are originally from Ennerdale stock in Cumbria, and are an “insurance policy” for one of England’s rarest species as stocks in Ennerdale become threatened. Any anglers who catch char at Kielder Water must return the fish unharmed, and inform either the Environment Agency or Northumbrian Water. This will allow information to be gathered.

Local clubs running coarse fishing matches can now register their event into the new National Fishing League. Contact Dave Munt, North East Regional Organiser of the Angling Trust on 07854239715 for details.


Tomorrow: An open will take place on The Angel and National Fishing Month angling coaching continues. Book on 0191 4100449 or via mobile 07867 557974.

Sunday: Wansbeck and Cramlington AC fish an Evening Series match on Horton Grange. Big Waters AC visit The Oaks to fish their Summer Cup.Yarm AA hold their Danby Cup Match on their stretch of The Tees and there are Opens on Woodlands, The Angel, The Oaks and Carp Vale.


Monday: Open on The Angel.


Tuesday: Tyneside Pike Anglers meet in Blaydon CIU Club while Leazes Park AA hold a club meeting.


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


Thursday: Open on The Oaks at Sessay.


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