Report for June 2018
The returns for the month of June show that for 493 angler visits 1933 trout were caught, a catch rate of 3.92 trout per visit. The fish taken had an average weight of 2 lb 4 oz. Some excellent browns were returned, including a fish that weighed just over 6 lb 5 oz. (weighing nets now allow these large browns to be released with their weights recorded). The lakes have finally stopped falling and both are now rising. Hallington fished well in June despite the hot weather. Mornings and evenings are fishing at the moment in the vicinity of the water inlets and the pumping point from the river North Tyne. The number of fish caught from the East lake runner has been consistently good throughout June. Floating lines with small black flies, sedges and hoppers were best, as well as damsel nymphs, and small fish imitations fished deeper. On East Hallington the area to the east of the inlet is fishing well. On West, boats were doing well on the western end and around the drowned island. Water is now being pumped in from the river Tyne, so the levels should stay static for the foreseeable future. Kate McLaren and Viva are catching fish. Small Cat’s Whiskers, Sinfoil’s fry and Appetizers are the best lures as the fish turn to feeding on pin fry.
The lakes are now rising very slowly the fishing should get even better when this sunny hot period ends.
A number of tagged fish have been caught by members in the last month, but not all of them! More are being stocked in July. So, there’s a chance to win some 50th Anniversary prizes, including fly boxes, free guest tickets, and Ginty Bewick’s prints. Make sure you check your catch carefully.