Sunday 16th Nov 08 open/winter league Angel of the North fishing Lakes.

Partly Cloudy, ambient temp 6 deg (feels colder), humidity 78%, wind NW10 swinging to NE 14 mph, barometer 1027.6, moon phase waning gibbous, water temp 6 deg, PH 7,65, DO 12.2, conductivity -65.

1st Geoff Lincoln 23lb 2oz peg 23 all silvers, Groundbait and red maggots at 6 meters

2nd Steve Knowles 21lb 9oz peg 14

3rd Dave Hodgson 17lb 9oz peg  15

4th Dennis Burdon 17lb 4oz peg 2

5th Dave Hammel 17lb 3oz peg 30

6th Ray Wallace 14lb 8oz peg 24

A tough day  with a NE wind Geoff was on a £150.00 golden peg well done Geoff.


Water temperature just on 6 deg so shy bites,  lighter tackle combined with good presentation is working with winter conditions and wind direction changing to N making fishing very challenging.

Best fishing is dusk and before dawn, or overcast days even in windy conditions some good catches coming out you just need to use watercraft to choose pegs and get your swims correct for species targeted.

Mixed lakes are producing carp, ide, perch, skimmers and rudd with the odd tench, roach and crucian.  Bowes best out 28lb 10oz a mirror and some good bags if patience.

Feed very little and have patience will gain rewards, red maggots, red and yellow sweetcorn

Also pellet working on the hook, meat should be presented in small punched sizes, half prawn and mussle bringing in some nice fish also. 


Chris Pine Saturday on peg 21 trying out different winter methods and baits took 50 Skimmers average 13 oz, 10 carp, 2 tench all on Jellets pellet over angel feed pellet most coming from 8 metres out left and right

Anglers are having mixed catches depending on their choice of peg, Pegs 16a and 16, together with 1, 21, 24, 25, 39, 15 have all had some good results from pleasure anglers this week.


Brian hall trying tip on Saturday took 21 carp Brian was trying out maggot and maggot feeder, groundbait and pellet and also worm for best results which were red maggot.

Edwin Marley trying out Angel for the first time whilst visiting relatives in Newcastle took a lovely 28lb 10oz mirror on pellet presented in PVA bag and 8 mm pellet on the hook he also had 4 other fish going to 25lb in weight.

Two anglers practising different winter hook baits tried out cheese with only 2 fish on this, meat with some success, maggot with better success, prawn producing larger fish, and pellet all produced fish. 

Peg 3, 1, 23, 19 34 all productive this week.


Mark Smith Snr chose this pond on a windy Day taking a lovely 7lb Koi on maggot over a few maggots for feed, as well as ide, rudd and skimmers.


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