Angel Lakes catch and match report to 29th April 2007

Great start on Sunday to our 2nd birthday Celebrations with a full house match on Lookout Lake, with Andy Simpson getting 98lb 09oz a great weight for 5 hours fishing, with a ENE 5mph  wind straight into his face, and water temperatures dropped this week. Well done Andy!!!

Pleasure anglers also enjoying tremendous sport even though with varying ambient and water temperatures the fishing is unbelievable on the 2 mixed coarse lakes both are producing excellently. The carp lake produces the goods best at dusk & dawn , with some good double figures as well coming out.

Lookout Mixed Coarse 

Unbelievable sport on this now very well matured lake, even with various differences on water temperature,  some good catches this week of Bream to 7lb 6oz , Best tench 5lb 9oz,  best golden tench 2lb 4oz,  good rudd & roach above lb, crucian to 4lb, perch to 1lb, best carp 12lb 4oz, best ghost 9lb 3oz,

Sundays 5 hour match weigh 98lb 9oz. well done to Andy Simpson Angel Lakes match team member.

Top 6 anglers took 321lb 38oz not bad considering it is April and water temperatures have dropped, also a ENE wind.!

Bowes Carp 

Choice of pegs, bait and methods as well as time of the day are critical for good catches, either smaller or specimen sized fish, On Sunday 29th  in a part afternoon session from 2.30 pm to 5 pm,

Colin Pine on peg 39 took 25 carp to 4lb on paste tight to margins on peg 40, good fishing Colin.

Best carp 22lb 6oz with four others over 20lb, and some good doubles as well as bags of  smaller carp.

Bassetts mixed course

Even brand new beginners (with coaches giving tutorials) catch fantastic numbers and range of species of fish in this small sheltered pond.

Great sport and good silvers from rudd, golden rudd, ide, golden and blue orfe, skimmers, roach,

Plus some excellent golden tench and tench.


More new anglers passing out and receiving certificates after coaching sessions, and both adults and junior beginners taking up the sport by getting coaching sessions. Some good numbers of sea and game anglers also converting to coarse fishing.

Junior club 

Now moved to Friday evenings now the lighter nights are here, any one wishing to join the Angel Junior club are  welcome and coaches present to help develop their skills on different methods, as well as expand their knowledge of watercraft, welfare, environmental and aquaculture issues, ground bait, hook baits etc. plus once a month a match between the club members.

Angel Now open from 7am till 8pm don’t forget after work price cutter ticket from 4pm till 8 am £4.00.


Sunday 29th April 07 Match Lookout

Overcast & Clouds, Ambient Temp 8 deg (cold), humidity 81%, Wind ENE 5mph, barometer 1026.1,  Moon phase waxing gibbous, water temp 12.5 deg (dropped), DO 9.5ppm, PH 9.62.

1st    Andy Simpson 98lb 09oz   Angel  Peg 3  Well Done Andy !!!!!  Record so far on this lake

2nd    Martin Rowell Angel 62lb 03oz Peg 25 

3rd     Steve Chantry 47lb 12oz Northgate Workmen’s Club Darlington peg 37    

4th    Peter Wilson 46lb 09oz  peg 1      

5th    Peter Stewart 35lb 01oz Northgate Workmen’s Club Darlington peg 2    

6th      Roger Pedleham Angel 33lb 14oz peg 6   

Andy Fished Daiwa Spectron Pole, 16 preston elastic, Maver paste float 4×16,  size 12 tubertini  175 hook,   fished 9 meters, and 13 metres used Angel feed pellet and paste. And He Loved the Day!!!! Well done Andy!

Saturday 28th April Open match Bowes 

Overcast & mostly Cloudy, ambient temp 10 deg, wind ENE 8mph, barometer 1031.2mb, moon phase waxing gibbous, water temp 12.7 to 12.8 deg (dropped), DO 8.5,  ph 7.89

1st Mark Carlin  Angel 16lb 13oz peg 3

2nd David Hodgson 11lb 11oz peg 7  

3rd Lee Slater Angel 9lb 3oz peg 11 

4th Eddie Hern Angel 6lb 11oz peg 39

5th Dennis Burdon 3lb 3oz peg 5

Rest DNW

Water temp variation hitting feeding paterns of carp, feeding far better at dusk and evening when water is at warmest.

Mark Fished into a chilled E wind on  pole @ 8m & 13m  , paste over angel quick release pellets, 0.14mm shimano anares, 4×12 KC Carpa paste float, maver size 12 mt2 elastic.

26th April Wednesday evening Open Match Bowes

Overcast, Ambient Temp 14deg, Wind ENE 13mph gusting to 23mph, Humidity 87%, Barometer 1007.1 dropping, moon phase waxing gibbous, water temperature 14.4deg, DO 11.7ppm. Ph 7.83, birds not feeding, fish topping all over were well up in water in warmer thermals.

1st Mark Carlin Angel 21lb 14oz peg 4

2nd Dave Hudson Angel 12lb 02oz peg 25

3rd Steve Kean angel 12lb 01 oz peg 6

4th Matty Shanley 8lb 09 oz peg 23

5th Alex Burton Angel Jnr 8lb 2oz peg 16

6th john Foster Angel 5lb 14oz peg 21

Mark caught 8 carp on the tip towards the island and 4 on the pole at 6mtres, using angel feed pellets and expander on hook
Tough nights fishing after all the rain from the night before but barometer dropping, and gusty windy conditions did not help presentation.

Monday 23rd April Cost Cutters Open –
one price £5.00 all in fee 1 only winner paid.

Overcast, wind SW 7mph,  humidity 76%, Barometer dropping 1011.9, Moon phase first Quarter, water temp 14.4 dropping, DO 15.4ppm, PH 7.65.

1st Steve Shilling 13lb 7oz peg 7

2nd Colin Thompson 13lb 4oz, peg 40

3rd Liam Shilling 12lb 0 oz peg 36,

4th Matty Shanley 11lb 14oz peg 1

5th Anthony Longstaff 10lb 1oz peg 5

6th Colin Pine 9lb 1 oz peg 38

Good night started to fish well until the aerator automatically came on at 7 pm, and no one caught a fish after this, -sorry about this will alter the timing for the aerator to come on after matches,

Open Matches Weekly –Angel provides keep nets 

Monday Evenings Cost cutter 
draw 5pm fishing 6 till 9pm one entry price £5.00 all in with one winner paid, to help everyone get into or back into or try out match fishing.

Wed Eve  

Draw 5pm fishing 6 till 9pm

Friday evenings Once a month Junior Cub Match

Draw 5pm fishing 6 till 9pm

Saturday Bowes Carp

Draw 9am fishing 10 till 3pm

 Sunday Lookout Mixed Coarse

 Draw 9am fishing 10 till 3pm