Tak­ing stock in readi­ness for next year

Sunday Sun - - Angling - BY PAUL ARM­STRONG

AS the win­ter ap­proaches, a few of our clubs are look­ing to the fu­ture by en­hanc­ing their ex­ist­ing fish stocks with new blood.

Wans­beck and Cram­ling­ton set the ball rolling, with some ex­cel­lent carp go­ing into the QE Reser­voir.

Twenty carp be­tween 9-15lb will cer­tainly im­prove sport on that wa­ter.

Ry­ton & District AC mem­bers will also be look­ing for­ward to fish­ing their Til­con Pond af­ter the in­tro­duc­tion of nigh on 900 F1 carp.

The planned stock­ing of £3,000 of skim­mer bream into the Whit­tle­dene Reser­voirs has been de­layed.

Northum­bria Wa­ter dis­cov­ered that, af­ter health-test­ing sam­ples of the fish they in­tended to stock, the fish were found to be 13 to 15 years old and ob­vi­ously stunted.

They are now ac­tively seek­ing to source this stock from else­where for in­tro­duc­tion in the New Year.

De­spite a freez­ing start, last Sun­day’s Open on Eden Grange pro­duced the goods.

Tony Dow­son led the way with 76lb 11ozs, fol­lowed by Dy­lan Blyth in sec­ond who came away with a haul of 41lb 9oz, and Ian Shut­tle­worth with 39lb 8oz.

Ounces sep­a­rated the top three in Sun­day’s open on Look­out lake at the An­gel.

Ethan Bradley snatched the win with 50lb 5oz, two ounces ahead of Martin Craig with 5lb 3oz, John Nel­son took third with 49lb 4oz. A very close match in­deed.

Ry­ton & Dis­rict An­gling Club will hold their An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing to­mor­row at the Ry­ton Rugby Club from 8pm.

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