Fishing Reports

  • Fishing Report w/e 18th August 2019

    18th Aug 2019

    Another mixed bag of typical British summer weather with sunshine and showers has kept some anglers at home this week. Next week looks as though it may be abit more settled. This week we held our first junior session of the summer an although conditions were not great the juniors; they all enjoyed their day with a couple of fish lost and one landed. The 'Hoy & Hope' a..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 11th August 2019

    12th Aug 2019

    Cooler conditions and Heavy showers, have provided some great fishing conditions, however only some ofthe bravest anglers were willing to persist throughout the stormy weather, and have been rewarded with some excellent bag numbers. Four anglers from Galasheils landed 32 fish between them on Saturday during the torrential rain, however this shows you shouldn't be put off b..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 4th August 2019

    4th Aug 2019

    The fresh water that arrived on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, provided some excellent sport for angers this week. Fish have been taken on all levels of the water with some anglers finding quite small Dries and emergers successful, even more prolific after the rain, which provided a well needed amount of fresh water to both of the lakes. Others anglers have taken some go..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 28th July 2019

    28th Jul 2019

    Following another week with a huge variety of weather including strong winds, temperatures up to 25 degrees, thundery showers and varied atmospheric pressures, the fishing has been challenging. Early mornings and later evenings has been the most successful time for catching fish, and fishing lures on sinking lines have taken the majority of fish. Over the next week cooler weath..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 21st July 2019

    21st Jul 2019

    This week we held the 11th annual UK Junior TroutMasters Final, we had a total of 27 juniors fishing with only 12 able to qualify for the final. It was a close competition for some of the anglers, with only 2 fish between qualifying and not. All of the talented anglers showed such great etiquette and sportsmanship between each other and throughout the competition. The weather o..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 14th July 2019

    14th Jul 2019

    Low Atmospheric pressure has made fishing a bit of a challenge this week, anglers who regularly changed locations and tactics were having most success. Buzzers, Damsels and Various Lures have all been productive this week.We have been busy clearing weed from Coe Crag lake this week, in preparation for the UK Junior TroutMasters Final on the 20th & 21st July. If your interested ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 7th July 2019

    7th Jul 2019

    A mixed bag of weather this week has meant some days were tougher than others with anglers having to fish deeper on some of the hot sunny days and yet still doing well on dries when conditions allowed, lots of blue damsels are about this time of year so it’s worth trying Damsel patterns on some of the brighter days. This month we host the Junior trout masters finals ( 20th..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 23rd June 2019

    23rd Jun 2019

    A Variety of weather conditions, has allowed angler to enjoy some varied sport on all depths. Some anglers finding Mini Lures fished on a sinking line to be successful, while others found Buzzers fished in the top few feet of water to be deadly during the beginning part of the week. During the slightly warmer weather, both CDC's and Daddies took their fair share of fish. ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 16th June 2019

    16th Jun 2019

    Through another week of mixed weather, and some challenging fishing conditions. Despitethe cool Northerly wind and heavy rainthat has dominated the weatherthrough out most ofthis week, the majority of the fish have still be taken in the top few inches of water, with small flies being the key to catching fish. CDC's, Pheasant tails and Spider Patterns have all proved to be ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 9th June 2019

    9th Jun 2019

    Dries, Buzzers and Damsels have all been working well this week with most fish been taken in the top few inches of water, despite the cool and wet conditions. Those anglers who have braved the weather have enjoyed some great sport. We have seen a few more hatches of Caenis the week, which has created some challenging conditions, however a white CDC emerger proved deadly for o..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 2nd June 2019

    2nd Jun 2019

    Varying weather conditions, have made the fishing slightly challenging this week, however we have still seen some impressive sport and some excellent bag numbers. During the middle part of the week, due to the cooler conditions, Lures and Small Nymphs fished onan intermediate line proved very successful, accounting for most of the fish being caught. However moving towards the w..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 2nd June 2019

    2nd Jun 2019

    Varying weather conditions, have made the fishing slightly challenging this week, however we have still seen some impressive sport and some excellent bag numbers. During the middle part of the week, due to the cooler conditions, Lures and Small Nymphs fished onan intermediate line proved very successful, accounting for most of the fish being caught. However moving towards the w..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 26th May 2019

    26th May 2019

    Anglers are still managing to get some decent bags this week despite the bright sunshine and showers, still lots of fish being caught on dry flies with shuttle cock buzzers working well. When the fishing became slightly more challenging anglers had to regularly adapt to the changing conditions, Small Nymphs and Buzzers proving very successful. A few evenings this week, we have ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 19th May 2019

    19th May 2019

    Some lovely weather at the beginning of the weekled to some cracking eveningrises with fish topping on both lakes, Dries and Buzzers are still accounting for most fish with small nymphs and various lures also producing some good bag numbers. Anglers have been reporting some excellent fighting fish, and a few lucky anglers safely returning fish into the double figures from both ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 12th May 2019

    12th May 2019

    Cold northerly breezes and some brisk showers don’t seem to have put the fish off feeding this week , one angler had ‘one of those days that will stay in the memory for a long time’ netting 17 fish on what was probably the coldest and wettest day of the week he landed 13 fish in a what he described as amid afternoon feeding frenzy fishing 2 Diawl's on a mid-intermedi..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 5th May 2019

    5th May 2019

    A week of some warm days and cool nights has led to some prolific hatches of midge, olives and sedges. Imitative fishing and ‘matching the hatch ‘hasbeen very productive for some and frustrating for others. It was really good to see so many Hawthorn flies in large numbers around the lakes .Most of the action has been had on dries enabling some great top of the water sport..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 28th April 2019

    28th Apr 2019

    Cooler weather and some sharp showers haven’t deterred hardy anglers this week with some good bags been recorded using Buzzers and CDC's. Anglers have also been landing some decent rainbows in the region of 6lb and a few anglers being luck enough to land Brownies in the region of 5-9lb.we have seen some rather impressive evening rises where fish have been very active in ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 21st April 2019

    21st Apr 2019

    After cold start to the week fish were still moving and feeding high up in the water, as the weather gradually warmed up lots of fish have been feeding off the top, even so matching the hatch has also proved to be a challenge but anglers who succeeded have enjoyed some good sport. Small foam beetles were very successful on Saturday as the fish were feeding heavily on those, Buz..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 14th April 2019

    14th Apr 2019

    There has been some great catches on both lakes at Thrunton this week, despite the varied weather. During the warmer spells, Dries and Emerges were very successful, some anglers bagging up before their time. However through the cooler and windier conditions Buzzers, Nymphs and Apps Bloodworms produced some decent numbers of fish. Well done to Ian Campbell from Darlington who la..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 8th April 2019

    7th Apr 2019

    Another mixed bag of weather this week, with windy and wet conditions during the beginning part of the week, and Dry but cooler conditions as we moved into the later part of the week. Despite the weather we have seen some impressive hatches and some remarkable bag numbers. Some great success has been achieved from using Small Dries or emerges along with buzzers throughout this ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 31st March 2019

    31st Mar 2019

    Warm and Windy conditions at Thrunton this week, size 14 and 16 Buzzers have proved successful throughout this week, other anglers picking up fish on size 20 Olive and Black CDC Shuttlecocks. Despite anglers finding small flies to be most productive, a few anglers have tempted some fish to Daddies. The changeable wind direction has made it slightly challenging this week, howeve..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 24th March 2019

    24th Mar 2019

    Milder weather and some slightly more settled conditions, has resulted in some excellent bags being recorded here at Thrunton this week. At the beginning part of the week we saw some very impressive hatches, where size proved to be key when matching the hatch. However when the wind increased, fish would move to feeding sub surface on Buzzer’s, Spiders and Small Nymphs. CDC’..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 17th March 2019

    17th Mar 2019

    Strong winds have made it a challenge for anglers who braved the weather this week but those who did enjoyed some good sport, with some good bags being recorded. Black Buzzers and Small Nymphs have proved to be very successful throughout this week. The weather conditions look to be improving over the next week, which will hopefully give anglers the opportunity to be fishing hig..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 10th March 2019

    10th Mar 2019

    It has fished well at Thrunton this week despite the mixed weather. The changeable weather forecast put some anglers off, however those who braved the conditions were rewarded with some good sport and even a few double figured fish this week. We have seen two hatches of olives this week, which was nice to see despite being at the beginning of March. Anglers have been catching f..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 3rd March 2019

    3rd Mar 2019

    Mixed temperatures and varied pressures have made fishing slightly challenging this week, however when the conditions were right;anglers enjoyed some 'excellent sport' and some 'nice afternoons'. Small Buzzers, Diawl Bach's and Dries have accounted for the majority of the fish being caught this week, despite other anglers still picking fish up on Variou..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 24 February 2019

    24th Feb 2019

    Some more settled temperatures, but windy conditions have still provided anglers with the opportunity to be fishing high in the water. Dries, Nymphs and Buzzers have all proved very successful this week, however other anglers still taking some good bags on Lures fished slightly deeper in the water. This week we hosted the Fritz & Flies winter series finals where, 32 anglers co..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 17th February 2019

    17th Feb 2019

    Continued milder conditions throughout this week, has provided anglers with the opportunity to tempt some of the fish up to Dries, other anglers found Various Lures to still produce some decent bag numbers. Buzzers and Diawl Bach’s have also been picking up fish, which are feeding subsurface. Despite the warmer air temperatures the wind chill can still make it feel rather col..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 10th February 2019

    10th Feb 2019

    The slightly milder conditions have provided anglers with the opportunity to be fishing high in the water this week. One angler managed to safely release 10 fish using Black Gnat's during his 6 hour session. The shallow bays on Long Crag have proved to be very productive with most of the larger bag numbers coming from those areas at the beginning part of the week. Dav..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 3rd February 2018

    3rd Feb 2019

    Continuous cold winds, some hard frosts and heavy snow haven't made it easy for the anglers this week, however the colder conditions have allowed some of the larger fish to beslightly more active. The Aerators have continued to keep both Long Crag and Coe Crag mostly ice free. The heavy snow that arrived at the end of the week caused some disruption, making it unsafe for a..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 27th January 2019

    27th Jan 2019

    Some hard frosts and calm days have given us another quiet week here at Thrunton, the Aerators have done a good job keeping both lakes ice free with just a bit in some of the bays. Plenty fish still being caught though anglers have had to work hard some days moving around and changing tactics as fish are feeding at different levelsas temperatures rise and fall throughout the da..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 20th January 2019

    20th Jan 2019

    We have had a quiet week here atThruntonwith strong winds at the beginning; snow in the middle and hard frosts at the end, our aerators have so far managed to keep the lakes virtually ice free and anglers who braved the wintry chills have still managed to land some good sport. Diawl Bach’s and Bloodworms have continued to produce some good bags throughout this week; a few of ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 13th January 2019

    13th Jan 2019

    A period of varying temperatures has put the fish down a bit this week with lures such as the Apps Bloodworm counting for most fish being caught. However some fish are still showinginterest in dries on milder days with one angler landing 5 on dries and missing just as many. Strong winds during the latter part of the week made fishing conditions even harder, some anglers still m..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 6th January 2019

    6th Jan 2019

    Despite the cooler weather conditions this week, anglers have still been taking the majority of the fish in the first few feet of water, some anglers even tempting them up to Dries. Various lures fished early in the mornings proved to be successful, however when the fishing became slightly tougher during the day; small nymphs fish sub-surface accounted for a lot of the fish bei..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 30.12. 2018

    30th Dec 2018

    Anglers who come to blow away the Christmas cobwebs manage some good sport in some changeable conditions, many fish still being caught in the top couple of inches with one Angler netting 15 fish on olive Emergers and Diawl Bach. Apps bloodworms and various lures still working well also. Trevor Wadds from Longframlington released 7 from Long Crag using Blobs and Apps. Mich..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 23rd December

    23rd Dec 2018

    Some anglers have had some ‘good sport’ and some ‘hard fighting fish’ despite the changeable weather conditions throughout this week, fish are still being taken relatively high in the water. Small Dries have still accounted for some fish; however most anglers have found lures to be most successful during the changeable weather. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Tig..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 16th December 2018

    16th Dec 2018

    Following another week of cold weather, anglers have braved some extreme conditions and been rewarded with some excellent sport on Dries and Emegers as well as some larger fish. Mini Cats have accounted for a lot of the fish being landed this week; however some anglers during the beginning part of the week had some great sport on Small Dries and Emergers when the conditions wer..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 9th December 2018

    9th Dec 2018

    Anglers have had to brave the stormy conditions this week, however those that did have had some 'Good sport' and some anglers also reporting 'Savage takes'. Long Crag has produced some good bag numbers this week as well as some decent sized fish around the 12lb mark. Bloobworm's have proved to be a very successful this week, some anglers fishing them on..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 2nd December

    2nd Dec 2018

    Anglers who braved stormy weather this week had some good sport off both lakes; with some good sized fish coming to the netincluding a 17lb Rainbow and a PB for 1 angler a lovely 15lb Brown. Lures have been working best this week with the bulk of fish being caught on Damsels and Apps Bloodworms, Dries and Emergers when the conditions are right Ray 'O' Connor from W..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 25th November 2018

    25th Nov 2018

    After the wet and windy weather at the start of the week the few undeterred anglers were rewarded with some excellent bags, fish been taken on Various lures. However moving toward the end of the week, still plenty of fish were been taken high in the water, one angler even landing 8 fish on a Foam Beetle during his 5 hour session. Some nice Brownies have been landed this week on..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 18th November

    18th Nov 2018

    Anglers are still recording some decent bags this week despite some unsettled autumnal weather, both lakes have been producing some good sized fish with one at 16lb recorded and safely returned on Coe Crag. Thurnton also held a Fritz 'n' Flies Heat on Sunday, where 21 anglers fished, landing 61 fish making a rod average of 3. Well done to all anglers who fished and qu..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 11th November

    11th Nov 2018

    Despite the cold wind this week, anglers have had some remarkable catches. During the beginning part of the week, some determined anglers managed to land fish in Dries and Suspender Buzzers. However as the cooler weather becomes more prolific, some anglers fishing deeper in the water were rewarded with some nice bag numbers and larger fish. Davy Kay from Morpeth used Eggst..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 4th November 2018

    4th Nov 2018

    Thrunton has had a mixed bag of weather this week, cold Northerlies and bright afternoons. A few fish still remain high in the water, with anglers still catching on Dries. Howevermost flies are being taken sub surface; Yellow Dancers, Cats Whiskers, Diawl Bach’s and small nymphs accounting for a lot of the fish caught. Fly Patch held a Fishing for Heroes fundraiser this week ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 28th October 2018

    29th Oct 2018

    Anglers have braved some stormy weather this week, however despite the changeable weather some decent bags and a few doubled figured fish have been landed this week. Nymphs and Dries accounted for a lot of the fish being caught at the start of the week. Later in the week as the weather became cooler, Lures fished deep have worked well. Gregg Johnson had 17 from Long Cr..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 21st October 2018

    21st Oct 2018

    Some good numbers of fish caught this week due to some more settled weather, fish are still feeding justbelow the surface with some good sport still to be had on dries, Lures and Nymphs are alsoprovingproductive as the fish feed on fry as the nights draw in. Quite a few doubles and fish in the region of 4 to 10 lb have been recorded this week including some lovely browns that w..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 14th October 2018

    14th Oct 2018

    Cold breezy days, warm sunny days and wet windy days..... We have had it all this week; however this has not seemed to bother the fishing or the anglers, most people still managing some good sport throughout the week. Lures and Small Nymphs seemed to be mostprolificat the start of the week. However,moving towards the end of the week when the conditions were right, Dries account..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 7th October 2018

    7th Oct 2018

    Autumnal weather is still having a positive effect on the fishing here at Thrunton, there are still plenty rising fish when conditions are right. There is also plenty of good sport to be had below the surface with lures and nymphs taking some of the best bags this week including quite a few fish from 6 – 13lb. Earlier this week we welcomed James Stokoe and Andy Keenan with Je..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 30th September 2018

    30th Sep 2018

    Both Lakes have fished remarkably well, as a result of the prolific cooler weather. There has still been plenty of fish moving on the surface, where anglers where taking fish on Small Olive Dries and Suspender Buzzers. However other anglers found Various Lures to be more effective. At some points during the week anglers found the 'swirly' wind to be rather challenging..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 23rd September 2018

    23rd Sep 2018

    Following the aftermath of Storm Ali, the strong winds during the middle part of the week, rejuvenated both lakes adding oxygen and fresh water whilst giving the natural fly life a good stir up. This brought the ‘lakes to life’ after the long, warm and drawn out summer we have had. Bloodworms have been prolific flies this week as well asDiawlBach’s and other small nymphs ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 16th September 2018

    16th Sep 2018

    Anglers who have moved around covering as much water as possible have reaped the rewards in what has been a very unsettled week weather wise, fish are still been taken off the surface with daddies proving successful particularly on windy days. Larger Fish are continuimg to show with the cooler weather, a lovely 8lb Brown was safely returned by Mick Brown and Rob Hall released a..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 9th September 2018

    9th Sep 2018

    After the first few signs of autumn beginning to show, fish are continuing to become more active. As the week progressed, and the heavy downpours and cooler conditions began to freshen up the lakes, there was a noticeable difference in the numbers of fish moving and feeding on the surface. Anglers who fishing during the middle part of the week saw what seemed to be a continuous..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 2nd September 2018

    3rd Sep 2018

    The ever improving fishing conditions have favoured the catch returns this week, on top of even more larger fish continuing to show. Foam Daddies, Yellow Owl’s andDiawl Bach’s have been the most productive flies this week, during the final few hours before darkness has also proved to be a good time for fishing Dries. The very changeable wind this week has made fishing rathe..

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  • Fishing report w/e 26th August 2018

    26th Aug 2018

    Another mixed bag of weather conditions this week has proved challenging for some anglers earlier in the week but as things have gradually cooled fishing has improved with more of the larger fish making an appearance. Thrunton welcomed the Cramlington Renegades this week, congratulations to Adam Bound who landed the largest fish weighing in at 5lb 5oz, also well done to Adam Ca..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 19th August 2018

    19th Aug 2018

    Following another week of cooler conditions, anglers have continued to land larger bag numbers. Anglers have also had some ‘great evening’ sessions, fishing Small Nymphs and Dries. At the beginning part of the week anglers, were catching fish on Dries and Small Nymphs. Wind speeds began to pick up at the end of the week, keeping the water well oxygenated. The Thrunton Junio..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 12th August 2018

    12th Aug 2018

    After a long drawn-out warm period, anglers finally got what they have been waiting for; heavy rain and cooler temperatures. Throughout the week, anglers reported a noticeable difference in the numbers of fish showing as well as being caught. At the start of the week, anglers were fishing quite deep, and, at times, casting about 30ft into the middle of the lake. However, during..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 5th August 2018

    5th Aug 2018

    A well needed cool and wet start to this week has allowed the water temperature to finally decrease; the fresh water has resulted in some anglers reporting fish ‘stripping them to their backing’. However as the week progressed the warmer weather returned, late evenings proved successful with anglers taking most fish on dries. Anglers found ‘matching the hatch’ with Smal..

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  • Fishing w/e 29th July 2018

    29th Jul 2018

    Hot conditions at the beginning of the week again made fishing challenging as the water temperatures remain high. However anglers are still enjoying good sport with small dries and buzzers the most successful flies. We welcomed the Aqua Contractors for our annual weed cut on Long Crag and thanks to them for another excellent job. The weekend brought some pleasant cooler winds a..

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  • Fishing report w/e 22nd July 2018

    22nd Jul 2018

    The UK Junior Troutmasters Final was held at Thrunton Long Crag this weekend with children travelling from Cornwall in the south to Dundee in the north. The bright conditions and searing heat did make fishing extremely challenging but the final turned out to be both exciting and close and went to the final whistle, where any one of four anglers could have been crowned champion...

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  • Fishing Report w/e 15th July 2018

    15th Jul 2018

    The continuing hot weather has resulted in very challenging fishing conditions. However those anglers that adapted to the hot, bright conditions were rewarded with some ‘great dry fly sport’ and some ‘nice fish’. CDC’s, Griffith’s Gnat’s and Shipman’s have all worked remarkably well this week with the majority of the fish landed this week been on various small D..

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  • Fishing report w/e 8th July 2018

    8th Jul 2018

    Despite the ever increasing water temperature, and rather challenging fishing conditions the aerators have kept both lakes well oxygenated over the last 12 days, keeping the fish in their best condition. Early mornings and late evenings have proved most successful for anglers, as this is when the fish are feeding before the temperatures rise throughout the day. Cloud Cover on S..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 1st July 2018

    1st Jul 2018

    Blue skies and scorching sunshine never a good recipe for fishing, but for anglers that braved the heat some good sport was still to be had, early mornings and the evenings have been most productive with dry flies working well in the evenings. This weekend we also welcomed an enthusiastic bunch of Fishing For Heroes lads as well as the Cramlington Renegades who held a friendly ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 24th June 2018

    24th Jun 2018

    Another changeable week with some stiff breezes and the odd shower has had anglers searching their boxes for ‘the fly’ to best suit conditions with some succeeding and enjoying some cracking sport. On Monday we welcomed a group of children from Chernobyl who are here thanks to a charity that helps children from disadvantaged families in Russia. As it was very windy, Steve ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 17th June 2018

    17th Jun 2018

    During the aftermath of storm Hector, the lakes have provided some ‘outstanding’ fishing and excellent bag numbers with the strong winds helping to oxygenate the water, despite it making casting challenging. The wind returned to the South West making a refreshing change from the constant cool North Easterlies experienced recently. Anglers have landed trout around the 10-12l..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 10th June2018

    10th Jun 2018

    Another week of cool northerly winds has led to some challenging fishing at times. With cool overcast mornings and warmer sunny afternoons anglers have had most success earlier in the day. Buzzers and dries have been the most productive. We welcomed the Mill & Groom Angling Club from Consett this weekend for one of their outings. They all enjoyed their day despite the sunny bri..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 3rd June 2018

    3rd Jun 2018

    The mixed weather this week has led to anglers having to adapt their techniques to allow them to land fish. Suspender Buzzers and Emerges have proved very successful, as well as Blob’s and Pheasant tail nymphs. At the beginning of the week the cold North Easterly winds continued, so anglers were forced to fish deeper in the water, but during the latter part of the week the su..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 27th May 2018

    27th May 2018

    The warm weather has continued throughout this week. However due to the North Easterly winds anglers found it slightly more challenging to land larger bags. During the latter part of the week the bright conditions lead to anglers having to cast well over 25ft out to find the larger pods of fish. Anglers have also reported confirmed sightings of Mayfly, on the water. Both of the..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 20th May 2018

    20th May 2018

    The warm weather continued this week with some great fly life on the water. Anglers have consistently ‘matched the hatch’ resulting in some great bags of fish. Small and black has continued to be very successful but generally it has been ideal dry fly conditions resulting in some fantastic top of the water sport! We welcomed the Oddfellows angling group from Alnwick who had..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 13th May 2018

    13th May 2018

    Thrunton has experienced some exceptional hatches this week, as well as a few anglers reporting sightings of Mayfly – which is great to hear. At the beginning of the week anglers found that Hoppers and various CDC flies were most successful with the colour black working extremely well. Hatches of Hawthorn flies and olives were spotted and small black flies fished just sub sur..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 6th May 2018

    6th May 2018

    Thrunton has experienced some remarkable catches this week, with anglers recording bag numbers around 18 to 20. Some anglers found fishing in the blustery conditions difficult at times, however is proved successful for some who were fishing small dries like F-Flies. During the latter part of the week, the bright sunshine left anglers having to adapt to find the fish that were d..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 29th April

    29th Apr 2018

    There has been some great fishing this week on both lakes at Thrunton, despite a week of varied weather. During the warm sunny spells fish were continuously rising meaning anglers found CDC’s, Hoppers and Shipman’s Buzzers very effective. They have also experienced some ‘crazy evening rises’ despite the wind making casting difficult at times. Thrunton welcomed The Cho..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 22nd April 2018

    22nd Apr 2018

    After the first few signs of summer started to show, so did some of the larger Brownies and Blues with some fish being landed weighing more than 18lb. Anglers found dries, diawl bach’s and buzzers most successful, but on the bright sunny days lures were popular as the fish went deeper. This week Thrunton welcomed the Ladykirk & Norham anglers who thoroughly enjoyed their day ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 15th April 2018

    15th Apr 2018

    There have been some spectacular rises this week at Thrunton with huge hatches coming off the water and the lakes boiling with fish. Anglers have posted some great catches with lots of larger trout, more browns and blues being brought to the net. Small dries, buzzers and damsels have been successful but fish are still being tempted by other methods too. With the temperatures du..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 8th April 2018

    8th Apr 2018

    After a very successful start to the week, anglers found that at the end of the week fishing conditions became more challenging. Despite the impressive fly hatches, it wasn’t always easy to match the hatch! This was mostly down to the size of the fly that was hatching. Thrunton welcomed the Cramlington Renegades this week, Adam Calvin won the competition landing the heavies..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 1st April 2018

    1st Apr 2018

    There has been some excellent bags recorded this week at Thrunton despite the mixed weather. The warmer conditions on Monday and Thursday allowed anglers to twitch buzzers with great success. Black and Green have proved most the most successful colour on a various range of flies, but surprisingly F-flies and hoppers in the wintry conditions at the weekend also proved productive..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 25th March 2018

    25th Mar 2018

    After a cold start to the week, anglers have landed some excellent fish in the 4lb – 10lb mark, as well as one or two Brownies are starting to show. As the ever increasing breeze picked up towards the end of the week, anglers found Hares ear nymphs, P.T.N’s and Buzzers very successful. Fish of the week goes to Rob Hall from Morpeth, who landed a 10lb 8oz rainbow on his ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 18th March 2018

    18th Mar 2018

    The unpredictable weather this week has led to anglers having to regularly adapt to the conditions. Anglers that did so managed some excellent bags, some catching fish into the double figures. The calm weather at the beginning of the week meant anglers had most success on P.T.N, Buzzer’s and Cormorant’s. However at the end of the week, when the weather was at its worst,..

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  • Fishing Reports w/e 11th March 2018

    11th Mar 2018

    Despite the ‘Beast from the East’ making fishing conditions rather challenging, anglers have recorded some excellent bags. At the beginning of the week the heavy snow fall meant not only the lakes, but anglers got a break, many fisherman returning full of enthusiasm and ready to catch more fish! Buzzers have proved successful fished about 5’ down. In addition lures have t..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 25th February 2018

    25th Feb 2018

    Anglers have had to adapt to another cold week; however there have been some good returns when the weather proved more favourable. Good sport has been had on buzzers with some anglers reporting ‘Savage takes!’ For some anglers various lures fished slow and deep worked very well, as have nymphs’ such as Diawl Bach’s, P.T.N and Hares ear’s fished on an intermediate li..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 18th February 2018

    18th Feb 2018

    There have been some good bags this week despite the cold wintery weather. The anglers who braved the conditions had some excellent sport. Lures have proved very successful this week when fished very slowly on an intermediate line. · Paul Pratt from Chester-Le-Street safely released 7 on Coe Crag using a Pink Bloodworm having a ‘great day’ · Cramlington angler Alec H..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 11th February 2018

    11th Feb 2018

    Undeterred by the cold weather, anglers have had some good bags this week, one angler landing his personal best Rainbow at 19lb 13oz . The cold and frosty weather has meant anglers have had to vary their techniques to help them catch larger bags. Buzzers and various lures have proved very successful this week. Fish of the week goes to Alec Harvey from Cramlington who managed to..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 4th February 2018

    4th Feb 2018

    Cold weather and strong winds has given anglers another testing week, though many rose to the challenge and managed some good bags. Cat’s whiskers and diawl Bach’s have accounted for many of this week’s catches. The aerators have worked well keeping the lakes free from ice in the later part of the week. The fish of the week was landed by Rob Hall, 10lb+ rainbow from Lon..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 28th January 2018

    28th Jan 2018

    The wide variation of weather has played havoc with anglers fishing this week. Despite the strong windy gusts, temperatures have been on the rise this week meaning anglers have had some very good catches. Various nymphs fished around the weed beds and margins have proved very successful with most of the fish been caught within the top few feet of water. Apps, Bloodworms and..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 14th january 2018

    14th Jan 2018

    Some anglers have landed good bags this week despite the variable weather conditions. Others, however, have found it more challenging with one day being completely different to the next. Cold winds with dark damp misty days and fluctuating temperatures have made anglers work hard to find the correct method. Pink bloodworms were successful at the beginning of the week with buzze..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 7th January 2018

    7th Jan 2018

    Although the weather this week has been mixed and changeable, anglers have still had some good sport. At the beginning of the week anglers tempted fish to the net using buzzers and various lures but bloodworms proved successful later in the week. One angler, whose ambition is to attract trout on dries in every month during the year, was delighted to land two fish on dries. We h..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 31st December 2017

    31st Dec 2017

    There has been some good sport over the Festive period despite the variable and extreme weather conditions. Both lakes have fished well especially during the stormier, snowy weather. During the cold snap with little wind anglers have had to be patient and creative to attract fish. The aerators have kept the ice at bay and anglers have been able to fish every day. Bloodworms and..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 10th December 2017

    10th Dec 2017

    Anglers who braved the cold and the wind this week were rewarded with some good sport. Fish have been taking a variety of flies at different depths from dries to bloodworms. Mick Kelley netted 11 in a short session on suspender buzzers and a floating caddis. The 5 aerators on both lakes have worked well this weekend and with the temperatures dropping to -8c it has kept the lake..

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  • Fishing report w/e 3rd December 2017

    3rd Dec 2017

    The cooler wintry weather this week hasn’t deterred anglers who have had some excellent sport with some fish still being caught high in the water and others being attracted between 4 & 6 feet down. It has been a busy weekend as we hosted another Fritz ‘n’ Flies qualifier with anglers creating a close contest. There were 115 fish landed with a rod average of 5.75. The qua..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 26th November 2017

    26th Nov 2017

    Despite the mixed and changeable weather this week anglers have still had some great sport. There was some good top of the water action at the beginning of the week with dries, CDC’s and hoppers all working well. Black lures came into their own later in the week as the fish went deeper due to the cold winds. The heavy rains on Tuesday and Wednesday freshened up the lakes but ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 19th November 2017

    19th Nov 2017

    A week of cold stiff breezes and flat calm periods has made it quite a challenge for anglers at times. On the calmer days fish were ‘topping’ all over the place, taking small black flies. Lures continue to do well also naturals taking their fair share of fish. The Thrunton Juniors thoroughly enjoyed the Fly Fishing Masterclass by Howard Croston on Saturday , learning so man..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 12th November 2017

    12th Nov 2017

    Both lakes are fishing well after some lovely crisp Autumn mornings. One or two fish are still showing on the top and can be tempted with dries. Buzzers are also working well, however the bulk of the fish have been taken on lures with an intermediate line. We welcomed a Fritz ‘n’ Flies individual and Pairs competition on Sunday with a total of 21 anglers attending. 83 fish ..

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  • Fishng Report w/e 5th Nov 2017

    5th Nov 2017

    Both Long Crag and Coe Crag lakes have fished well this week with more settled weather. There has been lots of fish moving with many still being tempted by dries. Anglers have reported some nice double figure fish coming to the net and also many quality fish in the 4lb to 8lb range. Black lures have been successful and nymphs and damsels have also accounted for quite a number..

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