Frontburn Reservoir Fishing Reports

23rd December 2019

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Fontburn reservoir:



Max Depth:


(25 meters)
No. of Anglers:


This Week.
Best Trout:

3lb 9oz

This Week.
Total Caught:


This Week.

Please note: Fontburn fishery is now closed. Thanks to all anglers for their attendance and support throughout the 2019 season and we look forward to seeing you again March 2020.

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Catch of the Week

Regular bait angler Patrick Bell recorded a fine trio of well conditioned trout during a decent session Monday. Patrick recorded a total weight of 8lb and was left delighted with the quality of the late season stock. Patrick opted for his trusty ledger rig coupled with a well targeted loose fed trout pellet attack, which (in spite of the tricky conditions) proved to be a winning formula.

Memorable moment of the week:

It was brilliant to see our competitors brave the wintery weather and join in the fun for our end of season competition Sunday. Some 12 hardy entrants battled hard to weigh in 22 fine trout. It was Derek Hodgson who claimed the overall winner’s prize with his superb standout four fish catch, weighing an outstanding 10lb 6oz. It was another regular bait angler Rob Marshall who claimed the individual fish prize, beating off the rest of the field with his exceptional 3lb 9oz Fontburn reared beauty

Best area and flies:

Best areas & baits / lures

North/south shore bays and Dam Wall. Brightly coloured Powerbait cocktails worked well combined with ledger rigs, feeders and loose fed trout pellets.

Fishing with Waterside Parks is the perfect way to enjoy a great sport, whether you like fly fishing, bank fishing, coarse fishing or wild brown trout fishing.

With so many different locations to choose from, and styles of fishing, every experience will feel new and exciting.

The fishing we offer across our parks and reservoirs is aimed at all abilities. We can teach you everything from setting up your rod to casting off, or we can just direct you to the best spots and leave you to enjoy the wonderful outdoors and to practice your skill. Our rangers are always happy to have a chat and give any tips or advice to help you have the best chance of catching one of the many thousands of fish stocked across our reservoirs. And now you can bring the family! Either get them involved or learn more of what they can do at Fontburn while you enjoy your days fishing.

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