Angel of the North Fishing Lakes

Sunday 21st Aug 2011 open/League Lookout
Conditions:- cloudy, ambient temp 19 deg, humidity 63%, wind WSW 3 mph, barometer 1010.2 mb, moon phase waning gibbous, water temp 15.5, DO 8.95, PH 7.55, mv 30

1st Chris Owers 53lb 12oz peg 5
2nd Richard Wildman 45lb 15oz peg 2
3rd John Foster 36lb 12oz peg 25
4th Geoff Lincoln 33lb 4oz peg 27
5th Anth Richardson 31lb 12oz peg 29
6th Ricky Bennett 29lb 11oz peg 3


Saturday 20th Aug 2011 open Bowes
Conditions: partly cloudy, ambient temp 17 deg, wind SW8 mph, barometer 1013.9, moon phase waning gibbous, water temp 15.6 deg, DO 8.25, PH 7,80, mv 31

1st Peter Smith 51lb 8oz peg 4
2nd George Atkin 27lb 11oz peg 2
3rd Tommy Marshall 24lb 6oz peg  40

Wed 16th Aug open Bowes day match

Conditions:- mostly cloudy, ambient temp 15 deg, humidity 88%, wind NE 5mph, moon phase waning gibbous,  water temp 15.2 deg, PH 7.65, DO 8.95, mv 31

1st Jonny Maven jnr 47lb 2oz peg 22
2nd Ricky Bennett 35lb 15oz peg 21
3rd Ray Wallace 34lb 8oz peg 24
4th Martin Lewins jnr 31lb 9oz peg 16
5th Alan Mc Guire 23lb peg 25
6th Alex Burton 8lb 12oz peg 34

Steady fishing this week with early mornings and evenings still the most productive, the fish appear to be feeding very heavily as though aware the day light hours are fading and cooler times ahead.

Mussel and prawn absolutely doing the business with fish a chuck and quality fish at that

Maggot still working well but put multiple maggots on the hook to avoid the smaller fish.

Paste and pellet catching some cracking fish and peperami also cubes of luncheon meat bringing in some good fish.

Peg 39 seems to be crucian carp city at the moment with large numbers being caught in the reeds close in both left and right of the peg.

Dennis Johnston from Haughton le spring caught a good female green tench of 9lb 8oz from peg 21

Chopped worm and worm cocktail have caught two fish over the magic 30lbs and some very good doubles, you do need to feed a good amount of worm and caster to get the fish in to the swim.

A cracking bream was caught by Alex Etherington from Rothbury weighing in at 12lb 6oz , it was exceptionally dark and very thick.

Gary coaching from peg 1 on Bowes had a student produce more than 150lb in a half day session all on mussel and prawn.

Cracking fishing close to the reeds and up in the water has been the tendency this week, some good young anglers learning on this pond as well as some good adults, Liam Parker from Birtley had a great 8th birthday celebration learning how to fish and caught 22 fish in a session.