Scaling Dam Weekly Fishing Reports

15th September 2019

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Scaling Dam reservoir:



Max Depth:


(9 meters)
No. of Anglers:


This Week.
Best Trout:

3lb 2oz

This Week.
Total Caught:


This Week.


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Catch of the week:

Ian Grand from Hartlepool landed 5 fish in a good session and recorded the biggest rainbow of the week weighing in at 3lb 2oz. Ian caught all his fish on a Mice Tail and PowerBait Egg concoction from the disabled jetty.

Memorable moment of the week:

Alan Simpson from Ormesby fishing with his friend Barry had a fantastic day on the Dam Wall at the East End catching 8 rainbows including two around 3lbs in weight for total weight of 19lbs. Alan just pipped his friend Barry who also landed a fine 8 fish limit for 17lb 12oz. All of their fish were caught using PowerBait in various colours including Orange, Green and Purple on a simple ledger rig set up.

Best area and flies:

The early part of the week the East End was best for fly anglers with some good catches recorded and several trout returned. The latter half of the week both ends of the reservoir produced results. Floating lines and on windier day’s intermediate lines with Kate McLaren, Black Hopper, Cat’s Whisker and Dawson’s Olives all producing fish.

Best areas & baits / lures

After a slow start to the week the weather brightened and both ends of the reservoir sprang into action with the East End providing best sport with many anglers recording heavyweight 8 fish limit catches. Orange and Chartreuse PowerBait Eggs worked really well along with Garlic flavoured PowerBait Worm and Maggot.

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 Scaling while you enjoy your days fishing.

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