Angel of the North Fishing Lakes Match & Catch Report to 3rd Dec 06

Saturday 2nd December 2006 Open Match Angel of the North

Partly cloudy, Ambient Temp 8 deg with a wind chill, SSW 10mph,  humidity 71%, barometer 1003.1mb, moon phase waxing gibbous, sunrise 8.08 am set 3.43pm, water temp from 6.1 to 5.8 deg, Ph 7.75, DO 9.1 this week water temp has gone up to 8.1 and varied by several deg with swings in temperature not doing the fish any favours.
1st  Dave Hudson 47lb 13oz AON peg 3    
2nd  Alan Hepple 16lb peg 23   
3rd    John Mayell 11lb 13oz AON peg 21   
4th Keith West  AON 9lb 08 peg  4   
5th Liam Pederley (JNR) 7lb 5oz peg 22  
6th John Foster AON 5lb 12oz peg 18
 Dave started on bomb for first hour no success changed to maggot feeder had 2 fish, after 2 hours went onto bomb sweetcorn 2nd chuck further down channel between island found 25 fish to 3lb.
Mixed weather this week has seen millpond lakes surfaces and water temp increasing slightly with fish on good days even topping for food.
Then the high winds on Saturday night made Sunday’s anglers change tactics to compensate for the rough surface water.
Bassetts still producing on good days good quality and quantity of fish to 6lb, regulars still getting in excess of 20 fish in a day session. Great for bad weather days
Bowes finding the shoals is critical to catch rates, all carp have now shoaled up but still feeding as Saturdays catch of 47lb 13oz proved in the open match.
Lookout some excellent catches have come out considering it is December with Sean one of the Jnr club members getting a 5lb 6oz Bream as part of his days catch which went to 36 fish. Other good fish coming out was a Ghost Carp of 8lb 4oz and a green Tench of 6lb plus even a 2lb crucian has been caught this week.
Feeder and ledgering best methods for wind conditions and pole and float on calmer days,
Best hook baits maggot, sweetcorn, expander pellet, and worm.