Fishing Reports

  • Fishing Report w/e 15th May 2022

    15th May 2022

    A great week weatherwise has given the anglers a great opportunity for some top of the water action as well as some good Buzzer and Nymph fishing. Anglers have landed fish well into the double figures this week, Rob Hall safely returned a superb fish that was weighing in the net at 13lb 4oz. Its been great to anglers making bets use of the boat again this week, it really can pr..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 8th May 2022

    8th May 2022

    LAKE CLOSURE: Please not the full fishery will be closed on the 13th, 14th& 15thMay for a private function. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.Another action-packed week here at the fishery, with anglers enjoying some exceptional Dry fly and Buzzer fishing. Great to see the more elusive Tiger Trout being landed this week, with Steve Noble safely returning the lar..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 1st May 2022

    1st May 2022

    LAKE CLOSURE: The full fishery will also be closed on Friday 13th, Saturday 14thand Sunday 15thMay for a private function. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.Another great week at Thrunton, with plenty of action on Dries, Top Hats and Buzzers.It's been great to see a few new anglers investing in float tubes, and having great success while using them on Long ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 24th April 2022

    24th Apr 2022

    Lake Closures:Please note, Coe Crag Lake (top lake) will be closed on Saturday 30thApril for our Troutmasters fish off. Long Crag lake (bottom lake) will remainopen as normal. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. The full fishery will also be closed on Friday 13th, Saturday 14thand Sunday 15thMay for a private function. We apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. ..

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  • fishing report W/E 17-4-22

    18th Apr 2022

    Following another week of improving weather conditions, anglers have continued to record excellent bag numbers while having some superb Dry Fly, Buzzer and Nymph fishing. Fish have been recorded into the double figures with Rob Hall landing a fully finned Brownie at over 12lb. This week the Chopwell Chancers visited the fishery for their annual Darren McNestry memorial friendl..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 10th April 2022

    10th Apr 2022

    Buzzers, Emergers and Dries have been the favourite for this week, even during the cold and windy days the fish have still being getting caught in the top foot of water. Alot of anglers have again been commenting on the quality of the fish, and the aggressive takes and battles they have been putting up. It was great to see two of the local fishing club's visit this weeken..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 3rd April 2022

    3rd Apr 2022

    Another fantastic week of catches by our anglers, similar to last week, majority of the fish have been taken high in the water on Buzzers, Dries and Suspender Buzzers. The mixture of weather this week didn't seem to affect the fishing, whether it was mild and bright or cold with passing snow showers, the fish were still been taken very high in the water column. Alot of ang..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 27th March 2022

    27th Mar 2022

    Anglers have experienced some superb dry fly and buzzer action this week. The mild weather has really brought the fish to the top few inches in the water column, and in return has provided some near perfect conditions all week long. Anglers have also reported fish into the double figures along with good numbers of fish in the 6-8lb region, a few lucky anglers have even managed ..

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  • fishing report W/E 20-3-22

    20th Mar 2022

    Warmer conditions have created some cracking sport for anglers this week with buzzers proving to be very effective. Fish are still high up in the water and we have seen some good hatches with fish feeding on or just under the surface. Plenty of the bigger fish starting to show with anglers reporting fish between 5 and 12lb some lovely browns have also been caught this week with..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 6th March 2022

    6th Mar 2022

    A massive improvement in the weather this week has really brought the fish up in the water column. Anglers have achieved some excellent sport on Buzzers and Dries, with some reporting 'savage buzzer takes' and 'superb dry fly action'. Another decent forecast for the week ahead, should continue to allow for some superb sport. It was good to see members from T..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 27th February 2022

    27th Feb 2022

    As we progressed through the last week of February, we have finally seen an improve in the weather conditions. The strong winds began to settle down on Thursday evening, and with 'spring-like' conditions on Friday; anglers certainly made the most of it. Buzzers, Cormorants, Lures and Bloodworms have all taken some great numbers of fish this week.We held a very success..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 20th February 2022

    20th Feb 2022

    Following a very unsettled week weather wise, with 3 storms over the past 5 days anglers have had to pick the slightly calmer and more settled days for fishing. Saturday afternoon anglers were plesantly suprised by the mild and calm weather, and they were certainly rewarded with some great sport to go with it. Nymphs and Lures have again taken the better bag numbers; however a ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 13th February 2022

    13th Feb 2022

    JUNIOR FLY TYING SESSION - Wednesday 23rdFebruary We are holding a junior fly tying session on Wednesday 23rdFebruary for juniors of all abilities. The cost is £10 per person, and will start at 10am till 12pm. BOOKING IS ESSENTAIL - please contact the fishery to book your place on 01665 574400 or email info@thruntontroutfishery.co.uk Following another week of cloudy and wi..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 6th February 2022

    6th Feb 2022

    LAKE CLOSURE: Please note that Long Crag lake will be closed on Sunday 13th February for a Competition. Coe Crag Lake will remain open as usual. Apologies for any inconvenience caused to our anglers.JUNIOR FLY TYING SESSION - Wednesday 23rdFebruaryWe are holding a junior fly tying session on Wednesday 23rdFebruary for juniors of all abilities. The cost is £10 per person, and w..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 30th January 2021

    30th Jan 2022

    LAKE CLOSURE - Please note Long Crag lake will be closed on Sunday 13th February all day for a competition. Coe Crag lake will remain open as usual. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. JUNIOR FLY TYING SESSION - Wednesday 23rdFebruaryWe are holding a junior fly tying session on Wednesday 23rdFebruary for juniors of all abilities. The cost is £10 per person, and will start..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 23rd January 2021

    23rd Jan 2022

    Fish have continued to be caught in the top layers of water, with the 'washing line' method proving successful. Lures and Bloodworms have also taken some great bag numbers; however they have still been fished relatively high in the water column, with midge tip lines being a good choice.JUNIOR FLY TYING SESSION - Wednesday 23rdFebruaryWe are holding a junior fly tying ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 16th January 2021

    16th Jan 2022

    Following a more settled week weather wise, we've still seen the fish being caught in the top 5 feet of water, and some consistent Dry Fly action. Cormorants fished in the top foot of water have also proved to be very successful. Flies fished under the indicator static have also taken some good numbers of fish this week, fish being taken around 3-4ft under the indicator.So..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 9th January 2022

    9th Jan 2022

    As a freezing blast of weather hit at the beginning part of the week, anglers found the conditions rather perishing. Fish have still been getting caught in the top 6ft of water, and when the conditions allowed at the end of the week anglers were given the option of some dry fly sport, though nymphs and Lures fished sub surface have taken the majority of the fish. It was good to..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 2nd January 2022

    2nd Jan 2022

    We'd like to wish all of our anglers the very best for 2022, and thank you for the ongoing support over the past year.Mild and windy weather has dominated this week, which has kept the fish relatively high in the water considering the time of year. On the odd occasion the wind dropped off, anglers had the option of some good dry fly sport, not what most were expecting as w..

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  • Fishing Report W/E 19-12-21

    20th Dec 2021

    MERRY CHRISTMASS TO ALL OUR CUTOMERS> A breezy start to the week and anglers were still reporting some excelent fishing using various methods, David Williams had two short sessions at the beginning of the week and netted a total of 9 fish on dries, (grifiths gnats) Bright sunshine and flatcalm frosty days proved challenging later in the week but finding the right method and mov..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 12th December 2021

    12th Dec 2021

    Festive opening hours: We will be open at usual until 4pm with the exception of the following dates.We are closed on 24th, 25th, 26th December and 31st December and 1st January.We'd like to wish all of our customers a very MerryChristmas & a happy new year!!The typical December weather at the beginning part of the week may have deterred a few anglers, however following an ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 5th December 2021

    5th Dec 2021

    The aftermath of storm Arwen, resulted in the fishery being closed for a few days due to no electricity or water. However, we reopened on Wednesday and although the weather was been relatively rough, anglers have had some really good sport this week. The bigger fish have made a real appearance this week, with around 6 or 7 fish in the region of 9-12lb being landed. Nine-Year-ol..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 21st November 2021

    21st Nov 2021

    Lures and Nymphs have taken the majority of the fish this week, however some of the anglers who persevered with Dries and Top Hat Buzzers have still have some good sport considering the time of year.The weather conditions have changed from day to day this week, which has made the fishing slightly tougher due to the changing air pressures. A cooler and more settled week isforeca..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 14th November 2021

    14th Nov 2021

    Anglers have continued to enjoy sport on both of our lakes this week, and it's great to see some superb fish getting caught. A. Foggin landed a 12-13lb Brownie, Terry Toner landed a 10lb Rainbow, Tony Rowley landed a 7lb Tiger and Gary Surtees landed a 9lb Brown. Again, a mixture of flies have been working, towards the end of the week, the majority of the fish were taken o..

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  • Fishing Report W/E 7-11-21

    8th Nov 2021

    Ever changing conditions from day to day has given a real mixture of productive flies this week. Top hat buzzers and Dries have taken some very good bag numbers, when the conditions were right, but bloodworms and Lures have also taken some decent numbers during the cooler and windy weather. Guy Nicholson landed two cracking Brownies this week using Amber Bloodworms on Long Crag..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 31st October 2021

    31st Oct 2021

    A mixture of weather conditions making it feel like we are well into Autumn, has allowed anglers to practice a variety of methods this week. Despite the wet and windy weather, Dries and Emergers have still been taking some remarkable bag numbers. Lures and Bloodworms have also taken some excellent numbers. The big fish in both of our lakes, are continuing to show themselves dur..

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  • Fishing Report W/E 24/10/21

    25th Oct 2021

    Lots of fish still feeding on or near the surface this week with the majority taken in the top 2 to 3 feet, a lot of larger fish have been recorded by anglers and some stunning brown trout also coming to the net one at 10.6 for Geoff Huscroft. · Dave Millican had 3 visits this week returning 39 fish to Long Crag using Fabs Eggs and Dries. · Dave Rylatt returned 5 to Long Cr..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 17th October 2021

    17th Oct 2021

    It's been decent fishing conditions this week with cool settled weather, and the catch returns show this. Great to see some of the bigger Browns on the move again, as well as the big Rainbows. Best fish landed this week was by Colin Stoddart, who landed a Rainbow at 17lb+.We've still been seeing some good amounts of surface action, fish feeding heavily on sedges at th..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 10th October 2021

    10th Oct 2021

    Please Note: Coe Crag is fully booked on Saturday 16th October for a group visit. Long Crag lake will remain open as usual. Apologies for any inconvenience caused to our anglers. It was great to see a good amount of fresh water hit the lakes over Monday night and into Tuesday, it gave all of the lakes a good boost, and both of the fly lakes still have excellent clarity.Fis..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 3rd October 2021

    3rd Oct 2021

    LAKE CLOSURE - Please Note Coe Crag lake (top lake) will be closed on Sunday 10th October for our Troutmasters Fish-off. Long Crag lake (bottom lake) will remain open as usual. Apologies for anyinconvenience caused.As we move into October, we continue to see the water cooling down and the fish beginning to feed aggressively on fry imitations. Anglers have reported the fish putt..

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  • Fishing Report W/E 26.9.21

    27th Sep 2021

    · Cooling waters and darker evenings are beginning to trigger the trout’s natural instinct to feed before the onset of winter. This week has seen some good bags and also some of the larger fish have been coming to the net with quite a few between 6 and 15lb been recorded by anglers. · A. Foggin returned 16 fish over both lakes using Buzzers. · J. Avery returned 9 to Co..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 19th September 2021

    19th Sep 2021

    Another week with a mixture of weather, has given a mixture of catches this week, with fish coming to a variety of methods. A water temperature that is continuing to fall, has resulted in some anglers having success 'pulling' Lures and Bloodworms, others still taking fish on the surface.Two confirmed double figured fish have been landed this week, one by Jed Armstrong..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 12th September 2021

    12th Sep 2021

    A mixture of methods and flies have been productive this week, Lures fished in the top few feet of water have taken some decent numbers, however Daddy's, Hoppers and Buzzers have still been working throughout this week.On Sunday we held our Annual fundraiser in aid of Breast Cancer now. As a rough count currently, we have raised over £850 however we still have some items ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 5th September 2021

    5th Sep 2021

    LAKE CLOSURE - Please notethat Long Crag lake will be closed on Sunday 12th September from opening until 1.30pm. Coe Crag Lake will remain open as usual, and Long Crag will re-open after 1.30pm. Apologies for anyinconvenience caused. Both lakes continue to provide some great sport for the anglers this week, Buzzers and Diawl Bach's fished on the washing line proving to ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 29th August 2021

    29th Aug 2021

    LAKE CLOSURE - Please note, Long Crag lake will be closed on Sunday 12th September from 8.30am to 1.30pm. Coe Crag Lake will remain open as usaul, and Long Crag will re open after 1.30pm. Apologies for any inconvenience casued to our anglers.The fishing conditions have continued to improve throughout this week, and the catch returns give a good representation of this. Anglers h..

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  • Fishing report W/E 22/8/21

    23rd Aug 2021

    With the weather continuing to cool fishing is improving on both lakes with buzzers and dries still working well, daddies and black Buzzers in particular. Anyone interested in our early bird 5.00am start on Saturday 28th August please get in touch to book your place, everyone welcome. D. Dodds landed 9 fish from Long Crag using CDC Bibios and Buzzers7 Lee Rankin used Di..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 15th August 2021

    15th Aug 2021

    The fishing conditions and bag numbers have continued to improve throughout this week, with a cooler water temperature the fish have been on the move and hunting for food. Buzzers, Nymphs and Dries have taken the majority of the fish this week. Anglers have reported landing fish up to the 8lb Region, with Rob Hall landing an 8lb 9oz Tiger Trout from Long Crag Lake. Matty..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 8th August 2021

    8th Aug 2021

    Some small amounts of fresh water throughout this week has definitely helped the fishing this week. Dries, Buzzers and Nymphs have taken the better bag numbers.The Eyewater angling club visited this weekend, a mixture of bag numbers during the friendly club competition; some anglers into double figures others finding the conditions a little more challenging. Fergus Aitchison ha..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 1st August 2021

    1st Aug 2021

    Small Dries, emergers and Buzzers have fished well this week. The cooler and cloudy days have definitely been more productive. It's been great to see some of our Tiger trout feeding in the margins and some vibrant Blue trout being caught throughout this week. We had the 2019 Junior TroutMaster winner visiting this weekend, Sam Shepard managed to land a stunning Blue Trout ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 25th July 2021

    26th Jul 2021

    The weather conditions this week, with bright sunshine and air temperatures into the mid twenty's; has made the fishing tough at times. Dries and Lures took some of the better bag numbers this week.According to the forecast, we are to expect soke rain over the next few days, which should provide all of the lakes with some cooler water. All 5 of our aerators are running day..

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  • Fishing Report 18th July 2021

    18th Jul 2021

    Following another week of hot and bright conditions, anglers have been surprised with amount of dry fly action they have received. Small CDC's shuttlecocks and Shipmans have fished very well. Large amounts of damsels are hatching at the moment, so small damsel nymphs have also taken some good bag numbers.We had a few families on Crag End bait lake this weekend, who all enj..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 11th July 2021

    11th Jul 2021

    Dries and Emergers have again taken most of the better bag numbers this week, Nymphs also proving successful when the fish have been feeding just subsurface. With large numbers of damsels hatching, hatching olive nymph patterns have taken some decent bag numbers.Kev Dunn and Lee Mooney enjoyed some great sport on their float tubes, while fishing the Early Bird session on Saturd..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 4th July 2021

    4th Jul 2021

    EARLY BIRD SESSION - Saturday 10th JulyWe still have spaces available for our early bird session on Saturday 10th July. Anglers can arrive at 4am to fish a ticket of their choice. Booking is essential, so please contact the fishery to book a place.We've still being seeing some impressive sport and decent bag numbers considering the bright and hot conditions throughout this..

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  • Fishing report W/E 27-6-21

    28th Jun 2021

    After some very changeable weather this week some days have been tougher than others, cooler mornings have fished well and even though the rises have been sporadic there has still been some good top of the water sport throughout day. Also well done to Ken Ward for landing and safely returning a cracking 16lb rainbow to Long Crag. Anyone wishing to give our EARLY BIRD 4am open a..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 20th June 2021

    20th Jun 2021

    EARLY BIRD SESSION - SATURDAY 10th JULYWe still have spaces available for our Early Brid Session on Saturday 10th July. Anglers can arrive at 4am to fish a ticket of their choice. Booking is essential, so please contact the fishery to book a place.Bright and hot conditions have made the fishing slightly tougher at times, with sinking lines and Lures proving successful. However,..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 13th June 2021

    13th Jun 2021

    EARLY BIRD SESSION - SATURDAY 10th JULYWe still have spaces available for our Early Brid Session on Saturday 10th July. Booking is essential, so please contact the fishery to book a place.A mixture of weather this week, has meant some days have been tougher than others. However, those anglers who regularly moved location and changed the depth at which they were fishing have bee..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 6th june 2021

    7th Jun 2021

    Bright and Hot weather throughout the majority of this week, has forced anglers to fish deeper in the water column to find the fish. However, on the more overcast days, small dries and Buzzers have fished very well. The 'Washing line' method has proved successful again this week, and anglers reporting some "savage takes!" on Buzzers. Great to see juniors enjoying spo..

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  • Fishing Report W/E 30th May 2021

    30th May 2021

    Dries, Nymphs and Buzzers have again been the top flies for this week. As we moved towards the weekend, with the bright and hot conditions the evening sessions proved to be successful with some good evening rises.Great to see more new faces on Crag End Bait Lake this week. We are now offering children's parties, with our newly designed hut. We are taking bookings for after..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 23rd May 2021

    23rd May 2021

    PLEASE NOTE: Coe Crag Lake will be closed on Monday 31st May for a Club Event. Long Crag lake will remain open as usual. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. We've seen some very changeable weather again this week, and not exactly what you'd expect for the middle of May, However it hasn't deterred the anglers and they have been rewarded with some great sport ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 16th May 2021

    16th May 2021

    Another week with Natural patterns fished on the surface or in the top few feet of water, proving to be very successful. Small Griffiths Gnats and CDC’s being the top Dry Flies, however Diawl Bach’s fished subsurface at various speeds accounted for some decent bag numbers when the conditions didn’t favour Dry Flies. A big well done goes to Paul Wilkie who landed his firs..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 9th May 2021

    9th May 2021

    EARLY BIRD SESSION - 10th JULY 2021We will be holding another early bird session on Saturday 10th July, where anglers can arrive at 4am to fish a ticket of their choice. Booking is essential, so please contact the fishery to book your place.Buzzers, Dries and Emergers have fished very consistently this week, with the fish being in the top few feet of water. We have seen two dou..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 2nd May 2021

    2nd May 2021

    Some more excellent catch returns this week despite the mixture of weather. The majority of the fish have been taken on natural patterns, like Buzzers, Diawl Bach's, GRHE, PTN's and various Dries. The 'washing line' method has taken some good numbers this week, when the fish have been feeding in the top couple feet of water.Ladykirk & Norham Angling Club vis..

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  • fishing report W/E 25-4-21

    26th Apr 2021

    A great week weather wise has really given the anglers some great sport on Buzzers, Dries and Diawl Bach's, generally fished in the top 3 feet of water. Anglers have witnessed some good evening sport on CDC Emergers and Black Beetle patterns. John Clark returned 7 fish to Long Crag using Buzzers and Diawl Bach's Matty Devine netted 14 fish from Long Crag using B..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 18th April 2021

    18th Apr 2021

    Frosty mornings followed by warmer conditions through the day into the evenings have given the anglers some exceptional sport on Buzzers and Nymphs in the top few feet of water. Wicked White Buzzers and Quill Buzzers with orange cheeks have taken some of the better bag numbers. Despite the fairly bright weather through the day, anglers have also manged fish on various Dries, in..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 11th April 2021

    11th Apr 2021

    Another week with a mixture of weather has given the anglers the opportunity to fish a huge variety of flies and still have some good success. Buzzers, Dries, Small PTN's and Damsels have taken some good bag numbers this week. A milder week of weather is forecast, so we should continue to see some good numbers of fish on the surface during the milder spells.The Chopwell Ch..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 4th April 2021

    4th Apr 2021

    PLEASE NOTE- The fishery is fully booked on Saturday 10th April for a club booking, and therefore the fishery is closed all day. We apologise for any inconvenience caused to our anglers. We will be open as usual on Sunday.Some excellent catch returns have been recorded this week, despite the very changeable weather. The beginning part of the week brought some warm weather, and ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 3rd January 2021

    3rd Jan 2021

    It was great to see everyone back at the fishery, after being closed over Christmas and New Year, and even better to see anglers of all ages and abilities 'christening' their new fishing equipment. Black Lures, Apps Bloodworms and Diawl Bach's have taken the majority of the fish, however when the conditions allowed, some respectable bag numbers were taken using D..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 20th December 2020

    21st Dec 2020

    Despite a mixture of weather this week, we have seen some impressive catches and some decent size fish being landed. Buzzers and Black Lures have been very productive this week, as well as various flies under the indictor. The majority of the fish are still being caught in the top 8 feet of water. We would like to wish all our customers old and new a very merry Christmas and a ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 13th December 2020

    13th Dec 2020

    Anglers have enjoyed another week of good sport on both of the lakes, with fish being caught in the top few feet of water. Apps Bloodworms and Black Lures have taken the majority of the fish this week.Scott Nellins held a qualifying heat at Thrunton this week for the UK Stillwater Pairs Championship, where we had 8 pairs fishing to qualify for the final next year. It was a grea..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 6th December 2020

    7th Dec 2020

    It has been a week of extreme conditions this week frost and flat calm some days combined with bright sunshine then heavy rain at the end of the week. The fresh water gave the fish a lift and thankfully the water remains clear. PLEASE NOTE: LONG CRAG LAKE IS FULLY BOOKED FOR UK STILLWATER PAIRS COMPETITION ON SUNDAY 13th December COE CRAG OPEN AS USUAL, sorry for any inconven..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 29th November 2020

    29th Nov 2020

    We've seen a fantastic week at Thrunton, with anglers getting some excellent bag numbers as well as some beautifully conditioned, fully finned double figured Rainbows being brought to the net. Fish have been caught at a variety of depths throughout this week, with Dries and Nymphs proving to be successful during the warmer spells, However various lures have taken the major..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 22nd November 2020

    22nd Nov 2020

    The cold and windy conditions this week didn't deter all of the anglers this week, and those that braved the weather were rewarded with some enjoyable days fishing. Various Lures have taken the majority of the fish this week, however some anglers who have persevered with Dries did get some good results. Angler have enjoyed landed a good mixture of fish this week, with Rain..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 15th November 2020

    15th Nov 2020

    Our anglers have continued to enjoy some 'excellent sport' throughout this week, despite the wintery conditions becoming more prolific. Various Lures like Apps Bloodworms, Cats Whiskers and Blobs have taken some large numbers of fish; however, anglers are still picking up good numbers of fish on PTN's, Hares Ears and Diawl Bach's.It was a great relief to get..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 8th November 2020

    8th Nov 2020

    An excellent week of weather has given the anglers the prefect opportunity to enjoy some top quality sport on both lakes. As the cooler mornings and later afternoons become more prolific, Lures continue to take the majority of the fish, however Diawl Bach's have also taken a good number of fish.Congratulationsto Arnie Birchinall who landed a Rainbow on Long Crag lake, that..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 1st November 2020

    1st Nov 2020

    COVID 19 UPDATE - 31st OctoberIt would appear that fishing is a permitted recreational sport during the forthcoming lockdown. Therefore Thrunton will continue to remain open, we are however awaiting full clarification from the Angling Trust and Government. So we will keep you all updated with any further information.A very mixed week weather wise, with some calm and mild days f..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 25th October 2020

    25th Oct 2020

    Some welcome more settled weather this week consisting of light winds and just the odd shower has presented anglers with some good sport, with a mixture of flies accounting for some cracking fish including 1 at 8lb for Guy Nicholson, 1 at 8lb for Steve Nobel. 1 at 7lb and 1 at 5lb for Mick Brown. And a lovely 10lb brownie for Ken Ward. Also some nice tigers up to 5lb been recor..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 18th October 2020

    18th Oct 2020

    Overall, this week we've seen some very impressive bag numbers and some cracking fish caught. As the fish continue to chase the sticklebacks, any fry patters have been fairly productive. The fish are still being caught in the top few feet of water, and on the odd occasion throughout the day following a hatch of flies, the fish have been feeding on the surface. Mini Cats Wh..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 11th October 2020

    12th Oct 2020

    We have still seen plenty of action in the top few feet of water this week, with Diawl Bach's fished on a Floating line proving to be very successful during the beginning to middle part of the week. As the weather turned cooler towards the end of the week, and the cold north wind became more prolific, Apps Bloodworms and Lures accounted for the majority of the fish.We are ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 4th October 2020

    4th Oct 2020

    As the water temperatures continue to drop, and the conditions become more favourable for the fish; our anglers are rewarded with some 'excellent fighting fish' and some bag numbers into the high teens. We have seen a large amount of rain water fall on Saturday and into Sunday morning, which has given all the lakes and fish a good boost, both of the lakes still have..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 27 September 2020

    27th Sep 2020

    Lake Closure- On Sunday 4th October we are holding the TroutMasters Fish-off, as a result Coe Crag Lake (Top Lake) will be closed from opening until 4pm. Long Crag lake will remain open as usual, and Coe Crag will reopen after 4pm. As the Autumnal conditions continue to become more and more prolific, some good numbers of the larger fish are getting caught, along with some ..

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  • Fishing Report W/E 20.9.20

    21st Sep 2020

    Cool and fresh Autumnal mornings, followed by milder afternoons has given the anglers some good fishing conditions this week. The fish have still been feeding relatively high in the water column, with a good number of fish being taken on CDC's and Dries. Small Black Buzzers have also taken some good numbers of fish, during the bright conditions. We've seen some beauti..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 13th September 2020

    13th Sep 2020

    Some more great catches this week, with anglers catching fish using various patterns; some finding the smaller natural patters to be successful while other take fish on Lures and Bloodworms. Another settled weather forecast is expected for the coming week, so we should continue to see good catches and some nice fish getting caught.The Hoy & Hope fishing club visited this week, ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 6th September 2020

    6th Sep 2020

    The continued cooler weather this week, has really helped the lakes and the fish, as anglers report some excellent bag numbers and more consistent catches. A good number of the larger fish, are still getting caught with Mick Brown landing a 12lb Rainbow closely followed by Jon Brown who landed a 10lb Rainbow. Small PTN's, Diawl Bach's and Dries have accounted for most..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 30th August 2020

    30th Aug 2020

    Heavy Rain and strong winds throughout this week, have provided a lot of cooler, fresh oxygenated water to the lakes. As a result, we have seen some impressive bag numbers along with some of the larger fish beginning to show again, as we move into the cooler months. Small Nymphs, Buzzers and Dries have still taken the majority of the fish; however some anglers have found Bloodw..

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  • Fishing Report 23 august 2020

    24th Aug 2020

    We've seen a real improvement in the weather conditions this week, which in return has made a huge improvement to the catches. Anglers have taken fish at various depths in the water column, but mainly Dries, Nymphs and Buzzers have accounted for most of the fish getting caught. We welcomed Peter Cockwill to the fishery this week with photographer Peter Gathercole who come ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 16th August 2020

    16th Aug 2020

    Following another week of warmer air temperature's and some days of bright sunshine, a slight increase in the water temperature hasn't made the fishing this week the easiest. However on the cooler and more overcast days, fish have been taken in the top few feet of water fishing either Dries, Emergers, Nymphs or Buzzers. The following week looks to be bringing some coo..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 9th August 2020

    10th Aug 2020

    The weather this week hasn't made for the best fishing conditions, with the later evening sessions proving to be most productive. Small Dries, Buzzers and Nymphs have taken the majority of the fish, with only a few anglers taking fish on Lures. We have seen some excellent fish landed again this week, with the heaviest at 10lb and a good number of fish in the 4-8lb region..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 2nd August 2020

    2nd Aug 2020

    A huge variety in the weather this week, with heavy rain and strong winds at the beginning of the week followed by temperatures up to 26 degrees on Friday, the fishing has been challenging at times. Early Mornings and late evenings have proved to be the most successful times for catching fish, however some anglers fishing during the day have still managed some good sport especi..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 26th July 2020

    26th Jul 2020

    Another mixed week weather wise, however anglers have landed some decent bag numbers considering the time of year. During the brighter and hot spells, the fish were generally taken deeper in the water column, on the wet and overcast days, the angler achieved some good sport on Dries and Nymphs. We've again seen some nice Rainbows landed this week, and all the fish still pu..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 19th July 2020

    19th Jul 2020

    LAKE CLOSURE - Long Crag lake will be closed until 12.30 pm on Sunday 26th July for a Charity Competition. Coe Crag lake will remain open as usual, and Long Crag will reopen after 12.30 pm. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. The fish have put up some excellent fights this week, and provided some great sport for anglers on both the surface and subsurface; depending on the we..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 12th July 2020

    12th Jul 2020

    Cragend Opening - Our small bait lake will be opening on Saturday 18th July 2020. Booking only please contact the fishery to book a place. PLEASE NOTE: Long Crag Lake is fully booked untill 4.30 on Sunday 19th July. Coe Crag lake is open as usual, sorry for any inconvenience caused. A variety of weather conditions has made the fishing slightly more challenging, however a..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 5th July 2020

    5th Jul 2020

    OPENING DATE - CRAGEND Our new small bait lake will be opening on Saturday 18th July. Booking only, please contact the fishery to book a place or for more information A huge improvement in the weather conditions has really helped the fishing again this week, anglers have seen some good action on Dries as well as Buzzers. Anglers have also reported the fish giving some exc..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 28th june 2020

    29th Jun 2020

    The Bright and hot conditions at the beginning part of the week didn't make the fishing easy, but some fresh water at the weekend really livened up the fish, resulting in some good bag numbers. Brian Bailes returned 5 fish to Long Crag using Dries and Lures Eric Caisley from Morpeth netted 12 fish using Dries, Nymphs and Chamois Ken Glenton returned 7 fish to Long Cra..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 21st June 2020

    21st Jun 2020

    Anglers have experienced some 'Fantastic Buzzer Fishing this week, along with some good sport on Dries, especially during the later evening sessions. The bright and hot conditions during the middle of the day, have also allowed anglers to enjoy some sport on a variety of depths, with some angler finding Lures and Nymphs fishing deep and slow to be successful. The largest f..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 14th June 2020

    14th Jun 2020

    Some cooler conditions this week, and some well need fresh water has really given the anglers some 'Excellent sport' and the fish have been providing 'Some cracking fights'. We have see some impressive evening rises this week, especially in the last two hours, despite the fish feeding heavily on Caenis anglers still had some success with small Dries. Buzzers..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 7th June 2020

    7th Jun 2020

    Some much needed rainand some cooler winds have freshened things up a bit this week, some good evening rises mid-week made for some good top of the water sport though buzzers have accounted for more than their fair share of fish. Some lovely fish around the 4-6lb mark have been landed this week, along with some cracking brownies (See Pictures below). Some large hatches of Caeni..

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  • Fishing report W/E 31.5.20

    1st Jun 2020

    Pictures: A Lovely Tiger Trout landed by Andy Keenan during his evening session A nice rainbow also landed by Andy Keenan David Dougal with a 7lb 6oz Rainbow caught on Long Crag David Jordan netting a fish on Coe Crag Guy Nicholson netted this magnificent Brownie on Long Crag using a Diawl Bach Thrunton Junior Harry Knox with a 2lb Rainbow Jim Burtle's fish landed..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 24th May 2020

    25th May 2020

    Although we have had a mixed bag of weather this week anglers have still been recording some good returns and fish are been taken on most methods, buzzers have been working very well this week as have damsels, there have been some good evening rises with dries also accounting for some good fish. We would like to thank anglers for following government guidelines on COVID 19 and ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 17th May 2020

    17th May 2020

    Welcome back to our weekly fishing report we hope everyone is keeping safe and well in these strange times, the return to fishing has been well received by anglers near and far and we would like to thank all the anglers who have visited us this week who have followed the governments guidelines and followed the procedures we have in place to try and keep everyone safe and at eas..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 15th March 2020

    15th Mar 2020

    Another week of continued good bag numbers, and some nice fish in the 5-8lb region have kept the anglers persisting through the strong winds and rain. Lures again have accounted for most of the fish being caught. The weather forecast predicts for another good week ahead of us, and with anglers reporting some good numbers of fish rising, we may begin to see some 'top of the..

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  • Fishing Report W/E 8.3.20

    9th Mar 2020

    A huge improvement in the weather this week, has provided anglers with pleasant fishing conditions and some excellent bag numbers. A few frosty mornings, kept the fish fairly deep early on, however are the temperature began to rise throughout the day, fish have been getting caught in the top few inches of water. Two double figured Rainbows have been caught on Coe Crag this week..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 1st March 2020

    1st Mar 2020

    Another mixed week of weather, with wintry showers earlier in the week, and another storm bringing strong winds and rain at the end of the week. However some good catches have still been achieved, mostly fishing Lures. World Champion, Howard Croston landed a 12lb Rainbow this week from Coe Crag on one of his first casts. Well done Howard! We held our first heat of our Spring P..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 23rd February 2020

    23rd Feb 2020

    Another week of strong winds and rain has been causing havoc over the country this week anglers who braved the weather on some of the ‘calmer’ days still managed some good sport with one angler landing his first ever Tiger trout. Ray Wood from West Woodburn released 8 fish to Coe Crag using Bloodworm's Steve Noble from Linton usedEggstacyWorm to net 7 fish from Coe..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 16th February 2020

    16th Feb 2020

    Strong winds and wintryshowers might of put the anglers off, but it certainly didn'taffect the fishing. Some good bag numbers have been achieved this week, mostly fishing lures, olive in particular seems to be the prolific colour. Thisweek one of our coaches, hosted a Fly Fishing Taster session with the Angling Trust. We invited 'Forward Assist' to bring some vet..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 9th February 2020

    9th Feb 2020

    A mixed week weather wise, however Thrunton has continued to produce some good bag numbers and some cracking quality of fish; with quite a few fully finned, over wintered fish being landed this week. A warm spell mid week, brought the fish high in the water, with some feeding on the surface, Buzzers and small Nymphs proved successful during this period. Jonathan Reeder rel..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 2nd February 2020

    2nd Feb 2020

    Cold winds, and a few frosty mornings, hasn't put the fish off but has pushed them slightly deeper in the water column. White Lures and Fritz patterns have proved most successful this week, and with a more settled week of weather to come, we should continue to see some cracking bag numbers. Some nice overwintered fish have been landed this week as well as some of our Thrun..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 26th January 2020

    26th Jan 2020

    Milder and more settled weather this week, has given the anglers a chance to enjoy their days fishing. However an area of high pressure, effected the fish at the beginning of the week, however as the week progressed some better bag numbers were achieved fishing Nymphs, Buzzers and Lures. During the milder spells, we began to see some fish rising and feeding quite heavily in the..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 19th January 2020

    19th Jan 2020

    Another week of strong winds and blustery showers has gave hardy anglers a tough challenge this week but a few rose to the challenge and were rewarded with some good sport with one angler commenting it was one of his best days ever. The North East Ladies Angling Club and the Weardale Angling Club both visited on Sunday, the bright conditions made fishing challenging but membe..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 12 January 2020

    12th Jan 2020

    High winds and Heavy Rain, may of deterred some of the anglers this week. However those who were keen enough to brave the conditions, have been rewarded with some nice fish in the 5-8lb region and some decent bag numbers considering the changeable conditions. Mostly the fish have been taken on Mini Lures, a few anglers have still been picking fish up on naturals throughout this..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 5th JANUARY 2020

    6th Jan 2020

    Mid week both of our lakes had a well deserved two days rest, however after reopening a couple of days of strong winds made casting rather difficult.Lures and Apps Bloodworm's proved to be most successful. Kevin Dunn from Newcastle landed a magnificent double figured Rainbow from Long Crag at the beginning of the week. We held a TEFF England Bank Team Fundraiser this we..

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