Season review; The season ended 15 November with a rod average at Kielder for 2019 season of 3.7 fish per angler. Some of the highlights of this season included the Kielder Pair’s boat competitions. The first heat was won by David Neilson and Eamon Loony with 16 fish for 24lb 2oz, the heaviest fish of the match was caught by Ray Fothergill, a fabulous looking rainbow which tipped the scales at 5lb 4oz.
The Second heat was won by Matty Darroch and Martin Bone who caught a great net of 16 fish in 90 minutes. The pair also landed the biggest fish of the competition at 3lb 13oz with the rod average for that competition an impressive 10 fish per boat.
The Third heat was won by Richard Wood and Ian Coats with 13 fish, narrowly beating David Mordue and Peter Jones.
The Grand Final was won by Andrew Scott and Simon lee with 16 fish for 26lb 6oz. Second place went to David Neilson and Eamon Loony with Third going to Ian Fairgrieve and Steve Bowden. We also held the Scierra Pairs competition with overall winners Peter Pattinson and Ray Fothergill.
We saw the return of the Jack Charlton Trout Cup competition which has been held at Kielder for over 30 years and is a competition for anglers of all abilities. The overall winner was Paul Scott with eight fish for 18lb 11oz. He also landed the heaviest fish of the competition 8lb 4oz.
The Algood Trophy for the best wheelchair catch was won by James Crombie with four fish for 7lb 3oz.
Kielder Water in partnership with Northumbria Police had a great day with children from the Grace Darling Academy in NewbiggIn and the William Leech Campus in Lynemouth. The group were on an educational visit and enjoyed some fishing with all children landing a fish.
We also saw the return of Hoy & Hope Angling Club who recorded 29 fish caught by 12 boat anglers Sunday 9 June.
A big thank you to all the anglers this season, we hope to see you again next season and we are already planning for the start of 2020. Also a big thank you to Simon Duffin and his team at Invicta Trout for the quality of fish supplied to Kielder from his farms in Scotland.
Please note: Season is now CLOSED
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