Sunday 16th March 08  Open Lookout
Mainly Overcast, ambient temperature 7 deg, Humidity 81%,  Wind NE12 mph, Barometer 1009.1 mb, Moon Phase Waxing Gibbous, water temp 6.3 to 6.5, Do 15.8 ppm, PH 7.85, conductivity -87.
1st Anthony Longstaff Angel JNR 13lb 11oz peg 31 Well done to Anth!
2nd Dave Hodgson Angel 11lb 14oz peg 12
3rd Terry Guthery 8lb 4oz peg 8
4th Eddie Hern Angel 7lb 11oz peg 2
5th John Foster Angel 5lb 15oz peg 4
6th Dennis Burden Angel 5lb 14oz peg 29
Very well done to Young 15 yr old Anthony !!!
Anthony  fished pole out 4 mtrs to right, using Carpa 1 float, Bulk shot 12 inches from 16 hook, fed maggot used maggot on hook. All silvers taken on pole, Carp caught using maggot feeder on tip.

Easter Sunday Open on Lookout       Easter Monday Pairs Match on Bowes.
Some excellent catches considering weather conditions demonstrating some excellent angling  skills, fish moving according to wind conditions and sheltering in calmer waters behind islands, around & below features to keep in warmer thermals
Water temperatures have held well this week in the 6 deg range, however very low barometer  pressure and gales with high gusts up to 65mph making fishing very, very difficult, with presentation out the question.  Winds then turning to come from North and North East making fish feed the least and going forth,. Choose your pegs Daily according to weather, winds and barometer pressure there is a need to feed several swims to catch well.  Fish feeding later on in the day on bright days through Water colouring.  Maggot, corn, pellet, caster, worm working on hook, maggot feeders, and angel pellets as feed working in small quantities.
Fished well especially when high winds were hitting top lakes, good range of species feeding now water is warming slowly. Fish tight in right up to marginal plants, feed very little every 5 mins, maggots work a treat both on hook and as feed, Sweetcorn, worm, & pellet also working.
Daniel Smith 16yrs old  from Dunston took 22 fish on Saturday a mixture of Carp, Tench and Rudd, on green sweetcorn and maggot on hook, and feeding maggot, although all species now feeding .
Choice of peg and method of fishing has been critical this week, as fish are moving around although they are very tight to margins both on the bankside or islands,  normally around 6 ft deep and at end of second marginal shelf about 4 ft out.
Best bags were 39 fish by season ticket holder Ian Dixon with an average size of 4 lb his best fish on this session was 8lb common. Jim Nicholson from Newcastle took a lovely 26lb 10oz mirror a female on korum maggot clip, he also had sixteen smaller on maggot clip and pellet hair rigged flavoured with garlic, all in an evening after work session. 
Anthony Longstaff 15  yrs old from Sunderland on Friday caught 21 carp to 3lb in just 5 hours fishing up the channel on maggot feeder.
In  Wednesday’s Army qualifiers match fishing in gales gusting up to 55 mph in white water conditions with waves breaking banks and spraying over the land, Tony Scott took 25lb 12oz of carp, congratulations to Tony also to everyone who fished in these conditions and stuck the whole match, I would say the worst winds of this winter.
Fish off the second shelf at 4 ft out and 6ft deep both in margins and of back banks and island.
Tench, Golden Tench, Rudd, Golden Rudd, Orfe, Ide, Skimmers, Bream, Crucians, Perch, Roach also Carp all feeding and catching.
Coaching both Beginners, and intermediate starts Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday at 9am Happy Easter to everyone

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