Angel of the North Fishing Lakes

Sunday 9th Oct 2011 open League
Conditions: - Cloudy and Windy, ambient temp 17 deg, wind WSW 22 to 26 mph, barometer 1007.8 mb, waxing gibbous, water temp 11.8 deg, DO 8.1, PH 7.32, MV24,

1st Dave Pearson 50lb 7oz peg 2
2nd Neil Brown 44lb peg 15
3rd Jonny Maven Jnr 32lb 14oz peg 24
4th Chris Pine 31lb 13oz peg 16aa
5th Richard Wildman 25lb 14oz peg 5
6th Chris Owers 25lb 8oz peg 6

Wed 5th Oct 2011 open Bowes
Conditions:- Cloudy, ambient temp 17 deg, wind SW17 gusts to 40mph, barometer 1005.1 mb, moon phase waxing gibbous, water temp dropped 14.3 deg, PH 7.83, DO 6.8, mv53

1st Peter Smith 33lb 03oz peg 24
2nd Alan Mc Guire 17lb 10oz peg 12
3rd John Foster 15lb 8oz peg 16
4th Dave Jackson 13lb 5oz peg 2
5th Dave Pearson 12lb peg 21
6th Ray Wallace 9lb 11oz peg 4

14 days ago water temp dropped to 9 deg, 7 days ago it rose to 18.2 then today it is 11.8 some major water temperature changes in 14 days!!!

Fishing has been very up and down through the day depending on choice of peg and weather conditions,  but excellent at dusk and dawn, Some stunning Koi and Ghost carp are being caught as they feed up towards winter and shorter day light hours.

Ide and Orfe also coming into their own as colder weather approaches with an average of over 2 lb per fish, large perch feeding well, some very nice 2lb crucians also getting caught, lots of bream getting caught also and some good rudd up in the water.

Iain Gillespie from Durham caught all day on 16aa and estimates he had over 200lb of carp his friend Melvin Trotter also from Durham fished for silvers on peg 17 and had a constant fish a chuck from blades to bream at 8lb 7oz.