Kielder Weekly Fishing Reports

19th May 2019

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The third heat of the Kielder Pairs will take place Sunday 23 June 2019. Another competition date closer to hand is the ever popular Jack Charlton Trout Cup, this years competition is on Wednesday 5 of June 2019. More fish are planned to be stocked this week, please check out our Facebook page for details.

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Catch of the week:

Kielder has given up the second tagged fish of the season with captor Scott Douglas from Morpeth netting the prize fish. Scott was fishing near Gowanburn from a boat and was also celebrating his birthday so the £300 was a great gift from Kielder

Memorable moment of the week:

The second heat of the Kielder Pairs took place with Matty Darroch and Martin Bone taking First place with a great catch of 16 fish within 1 hour 30 minutes. The pair also landed the biggest fish of the competition at 3lb 13oz. The rod average was extremely good with an average of 10 fish per boat with the fish caught from many areas of the reservoir. Other qualifiers were Simon Lee and Shaun Ramshaw with 16 fish, Peter Crowe and Ernie Craster with 15 fish, Ian Fairgrieve and Steve Bowden with 16 and the final place in the grand Final going to Stephen Fletcher and Andrew Coates with 14 fish. The final will be held Sunday 7 July 2019 at Kielder Waterside.

Best area and flies:

Belling, Hawkhope and Kielder Waterside using intermediate lines with Orange Fritz, Black Snakes, Cat’s Whisker and traditional wet fly patterns

Best areas & baits / lures

Stockie Bay, Hawkhope, Tower Knowe and Kielder Waterside with ledgered Powerbait in various colours with the best being orange and green. Whickhope inlet has seen 11 catch limits for worm anglers over the course of the week

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 Kielder while you enjoy your days fishing.

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