16th Feb 2020 - Fishing Report w/e 16th February 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 veterans along to Thrunton to have a go at Fly Fishing and catch a fish. The strong southerly wind didn'tmake it easy, howeverthey all enjoyed their short session, and even got to see a Trout landed and returned.Ladhope Fishing club, braved Storm Dennis on Saturday, and despite the weather conditionsbeing challenging, a good rod average of 3.8 was achieved.

  • Bill McCarroll from Morpeth used Hot Head Damsels and Dawsons Olives to return 9 fish to Long Crag
  • Ken Glenton from Ashington netted 5 fish from Coe Crag using Diawl Bach's, having a 'Good Day'
  • Mick Brown from Bedlington used Damsels to return 8 fish to Long Crag
  • Morpeth angler, Rob Hall used Cats Whiskers to release 9 fish to Long Crag
  • Ken Carr from Newcastle released 4 fish over both lakes using Bloodworm's
  • Ladhope Fishing Club members, netted 24 fish between the 6 anglers, using Bloodworms and Minkie's
  • Rodney Burn from Blyth netted 4 fish from Coe Crag using Apps Bloodworms

Fly Box: Buzzers, Diawl Bach's, Mini Cats, Damsels, Dawsons Olive's, Bloodworms and Black Lures

Open Daily - 8.30am to 4.00pm

Junior Fly Tying - On Wednesday 19th February, we will be holding a Junior Fly Tying from new starters or those wishing to develop their skills. it will run from 10am to 12.30pm, the cost is £10 (£7.50 sibling concession). Please contact the fishery on 01665 574400, to book a place.

Thrunton Long Crag Spring Pairs Competition
First prize – Weekend stay (two Nights) at Bracken Cottage for four people plus fishing vouchers
Cash prizes for second and third place
Cash Prizes will also be given for the top three pairs in each heat
Heat Prizes (per pair): First £60, Second £40, Third £20
The Competition will be fished over two heats followed by the final.Heats to take place on: Saturday 29thFebruary & Sunday 15thMarch.The final will take place on: Sunday 19thApril
Maximum of 13 Pairs per heat, £30 per angler to be fished on Long Crag Lake, 6 Hour C&R,6 Pairs go through from each heat.
Contact the fishery on 01665 574400 or via Facebook to book a place
Lunch will be provided, Fishery rules apply, Pegged Competition
Cottage can be booked on available weekends between October and March, not including Christmas and New Year.

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