Fontburn Weekly Fishing Reports

17th November 2019

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Fontburn reservoir:



Max Depth:


(25 meters)
No. of Anglers:


This Week.
Best Trout:

2lb 10oz

This Week.
Total Caught:


This Week.

NEWSFLASH: From 1 November until 22 December fishing is from 9am until 4pm. Permit options for trout fishing are as follows:

Catch and release fly only £19 (keep one fish).

An eight fish permit will be at the reduced rate of £21.

Two rod permit £25 for eight fish.

Couples permit £30 for twelve fish.

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Catch of the Week

Mr. E Taylor tore into the competition and left everyone standing with his condition defying four fish haul in some shocking conditions as the wintery wet weather dominated throughout the week. Mr. Taylor walked away with the catch and individual fish of the week; a well conditioned 2lb 10oz.

Memorable moment of the week:

Mr. K Dodd fished some tough autumnal conditions midweek but was well rewarded with a fine brace weighing 5lb 8oz within a short three hour session from the south shore bay.

Best area and flies:

North shore burn and point. Lure patterns (Dawson’s Olive and Cat’s Whisker) and Daddies.

Best areas & baits / lures

As above; float fished worm with yellow garlic Powerbait eggs.

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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