Anglers are left cold by sport slump
THE colder overnight temperatures of the last week have resulted in a noticeable slump in sport on some of our waters; fish seem to have their heads down and anglers are now resorting to fishing deep for any kind of results.
Maggot feeder, the bomb and banded pellets are working well at the Angel, where the cold rain altered the fish feeding positions.
Wet and windy conditions made it difficult for those fishing Wednesday’s open on Bowes Lake, but perseverance payed of with a cracking result.
Rob Emery led the way with 182lb 8ozs, followed by Alan McGuire with 141lb 12oz and John Foster’s 131lb 14ozs. Last Sunday on Lookout Lake John Nelson won with 81lb 6ozs, Ethan Bradley was second with 65lb 12oz ahead of Jonathan Mawson with 52lb 13oz.
Big Waters AC’s senior citizens and disabled fished the last match of their Series last Tuesday where Steve Freer fished extremely well to take the win with 4lb 2ozs of perch, roach and Rudd. Paul Armstrong took the overall title with 39 points, ahead of Steve Freer with 35 points and Les Goreham with 34 points.
Today is a very busy day with many events taking place right across our region, the foremost being the prestigious Gurkha Charity Open which will be fish over various lengths of the River Tyne.
Leazes Park will fish the Ponch Memorial on their city centre venue, Sunderland FAC fish the Tony Kidd Trophy on Silksworth Lake.
Ryton & District contest the Perch/ Gudgeon Cup on the Tilcon Pond, Big Waters AC travel to Kestrel Lake at Woodlands and a Super League match goes ahead on the River Tees – Yarm and Bowesfield stretches.
On Wednesday evening an Angling Trust North East Fisheries Forum takes place at the Bowburn Community Centre, Durham Road, Bowburn, DH6 5AT.