Fontburn Weekly Fishing Reports

15th September 2019

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Fontburn reservoir:



Max Depth:


(25 meters)
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Catch of the Week

Les Little and Derek Hodgson both recorded superb 8 fish limit catches for 18lb respectively. The key to their ongoing success it to keep on the move and fish the conditions.

Memorable moment of the week:

Johnathon Lamb from Morpeth was all set for the weekend and was left feeling very lucky despite it being Friday the 13th! After landing a 4lb tagged rainbow trout from the North Shore Bay on a Mepps spinner a delighted Johnathan went on to record his 8 fish limit catch. This was Fontburn's 21st tagged fish of the season – we have now paid out £4000 of cash prizes this season with more to come!

Best area and flies:

South Shore Bay and the Dam Wall, White Muddler and Cat’s Whisker.

Best areas & baits / lures

North Shore Bay and the dam wall, Spinners, Mepps and Flying C. Swim-feeders with Magic Dust and Orange 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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