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Scaling Dam

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2017

 

Fishery:   Scaling Dam              Size:  105 acres (42h), Max Depth 30 feet (9m)

                                                      Grid Ref: NZ746 127 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

 

Weekending: 15 October 2017

           

Number of anglers - week

41

Number of trout taken - week:

156

Number of trout returned – week

3

Total number of trout caught - week

159

Rod average - week

3.88

Best trout - week

3lb 

Number of fish re-stocked

250

Total number of anglers to date

2,235

Total number of fish caught to date

5,464

Largest trout of the season so far

7lb 13oz

Seasonal rod average

2.44

 

Fishery Headline:                             Rod average hits season highs!

 

Most of this week was governed by strong gusting winds throughout. However, this did not interrupt the fish feeding and has been another superb week with anglers enjoying some excellent times at both ends of the reservoir. On Monday the rod average hit five fish per angler which was a great start to the week! Combinations of either worm or Mice-tail tipped with PowerBait paste were by far the most effective baits with a variety of colours being successful such as green, orange, rainbow and white. Amongst those catching eight fish limits at the east end were; Dave Ward and Alan Nelson both from Billingham fishing on the Dam Wall preferring to use a ledgered worm with PowerBait cocktail. Harry Noble from Whitby and Jake Dale from Stokesley fished among the rocks using a white Mice-tail tipped with spring green PowerBait. Peter Lightfoot from Redcar also fished the rocks with a ledgered orange Mice-tail and green PowerBait cocktail. At the west end anglers Mr. D & J Veasey both from Loftus caught their eight fish limits and Ian Grand from Hartlepool visited twice this week catching eight fish both times on the jetty using combinations of rainbow PowerBait paste, chartreuse PowerBait egg and Garlic Dip.

 

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Best flies: Ace of Spades, Bibio, Daddy, Coch-y-Bhundi, Kate McLaren

 

Best bait: White/orange Mice-tail, worm, rainbow and spring green PowerBait

 

Best area Jetty, moor side, Dam Wall

 

Rangers office: 01287 644 032

 

Ranger: David Bateman

 

 

Fishery:   Scaling Dam              Size:  105 acres (42h), Max Depth 30 feet (9m)

                                                      Grid Ref: NZ746 127 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

 

Weekending: 08 October 2017

           

Number of anglers - week

28

Number of trout taken - week:

101

Number of trout returned – week

1

Total number of trout caught - week

102

Rod average - week

3.6

Best trout - week

2lb 8oz

Number of fish re-stocked

250

Total number of anglers to date

2,194

Total number of fish caught to date

5,305

Largest trout of the season so far

7lb 13oz

Seasonal rod average

2.4

 

Fishery Headline:                             Best rod average of season!

 

There were a few surprisingly nice days mixed into the usual autumnal weather this week, especially Sunday which was like a mid summers day. There were also quite a few better than nice days for anglers, especially those who chose the east end to fish as it was definitely the hot spot for the week. On Tuesday Jake Dale from Stokesley settled into his favourite spot in the rocks and fished a ledgered white Mice-tail catching eight rainbows at a nice leisurely pace. He returned on Sunday to catch another eight in the same place this time using rainbow PowerBait. Arthur Biggs from Redcar chose the east end of the Dam Wall and caught his eight fish limit using only bubble float fished worm. Jonathon Wilky from Stockton sat in the middle of the east bay and ended his day with eight rainbows all caught on a worm with chartreuse Powerbait egg cocktail. John Marsden from Newton Aycliffe’s successful bait of choice was orange PowerBait eggs as he also finished his day with eight rainbows. Craig Johnson from Stokesley caught all his eight rainbows on nymph PowerBait paste (that’s the purple one). Ian Grand from Hartlepool continued with his magnificent form this season catching eight rainbows on the jetty with just maggot on the hook. With a rod average of 3.6 for the week it is one of the best throughout the whole season and bodes well for the last few weeks of the season!

 

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Best flies: Ace of Spades, Bibio, Daddy

 

Best bait: White Mice-tail, maggot, worm, chartreuse and orange PowerBait egg

 

Best area Jetty, moor side, east end

 

Rangers office: 01287 644 032

 

 

Ranger: David Bateman

 Fishery:   Scaling Dam              Size:  105 acres (42h), Max Depth 30 feet (9m)

                                                      Grid Ref: NZ746 127 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

 

Weekending: 01 October 2017

           

Number of anglers - week

48

Number of trout taken - week:

126

Number of trout returned – week

0

Total number of trout caught - week

126

Rod average - week

2.6

Best trout - week

3lb 

Number of fish re-stocked

250

Total number of anglers to date

2,166

Total number of fish caught to date

5,203

Largest trout of the season so far

7lb 13oz

Seasonal rod average

2.4

 

Fishery Headline:                             Grand angler nets 16!

 

It was a quiet start for most but not for Craig Husband from Lingdale as he fished opposite the lodge with cheese PowerBait and landed six rainbows, this time including a juicy £200 tagged fish as a reward for his efforts. The reservoir sprung into action over the latter half of the week as the fish shoaled daily around the jetty area with several anglers catching their eight fish limits. Amongst them were; Eric Morse from Middlesbrough, Harry Noble from Whitby, Jake Dale from Stokesly and Dave Ward from Billingham. The best catch of the week once again goes to Ian Grand from Hartlepool fishing on the jetty with ledgered maggot and after purchasing a second permit ended his day with a total of 16 rainbows.

 

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Best flies: Hare’s ear, Pheasant Tail Nymph, Daddy

 

Best bait: Cheese and orange PowerBait, orange and white Mice-tail, maggot

 

Best area Jetty, moor side, east end

 

Rangers office: 01287 644 032

 

Ranger: David Bateman

 

Fishery:   Scaling Dam              Size:  105 acres (42h), Max Depth 30 feet (9m)

                                                      Grid Ref: NZ746 127 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

 

Weekending: 24 September 2017

           

Number of anglers - week

66

Number of trout taken - week:

147

Number of trout returned – week

2

Total number of trout caught - week

149

Rod average - week

2.2

Best trout - week

3lb

Number of fish re-stocked

250

Total number of anglers to date

2,118

Total number of fish caught to date

5,077

Largest trout of the season so far

7lb 13oz

Seasonal rod average

2.3

 

Fishery Headline:                             West is best!

 

With weather remaining unsettled resulting in sudden downpours and gusting winds the fish have been reluctant to feed on regular basis, appearing at different times and areas around the reservoir. Even before Thursday’s stocking Jake Dale from Stokesley had a excellent Wednesday morning at the east end rocks tempting six rainbows to the net and returning Sunday to catch another eight, this time from the jetty all caught on spring green PowerBait tipped with a white Mice-tail. Also on Sunday Harry Noble from Whitby got his eight fish limit on the jetty, all caught on spring green PowerBait tipped with maggot. The west end jetty has consistently produced the goods this week with George Goldsbrough from Redcar also taking his limit on ledgered orange PowerBait paste and worm dipped in garlic PowerBait Trout Dip. Friday morning Ian Grand from Peterlee continued his fantastic season here at Scaling Dam heading home at 1pm with eight rainbows for a cracking weight of 15lb including our biggest of the week, a nice 3lb rainbow all caught on a white Mice-tail and orange PowerBait eggs on the west end jetty.      

 

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Best flies: Dawson’s Olive

 

Best bait Garlic PowerBait, spring green PowerBait, white Mice-tail, worm and maggot

 

Best areas:

East end rocks and west end jetty

 

Rangers office: 01287 644 032

 

Ranger: Jed Revill

 

 Fishery:   Scaling Dam              Size:  105 acres (42h), Max Depth 30 feet (9m)

                                                      Grid Ref: NZ746 127 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

 

Weekending: 17 September 2017

           

Number of anglers - week

52

Number of trout taken - week:

91

Number of trout returned – week

3

Total number of trout caught - week

94

Rod average - week

1.8

Best trout - week

2lb 6oz

Number of fish re-stocked

250

Total number of anglers to date

2,052

Total number of fish caught to date

4,928

Largest trout of the season so far

7lb 13oz

Seasonal rod average

2.4

 

Fishery Headline:                             Lloyd banks 12 beauties!

 

It was a windy wet start and ending to the week, however it was still a decent start on Monday for Dave Blissett and Richard Warburton. They settled themselves into position at the first beach along the moor side and then went home happily mid afternoon with three and four fish caught respectively using worm with PowerBait cocktails. On Tuesday it was Craig Husband’s turn as he went to his favourite beach section opposite the lodge and again caught himself seven fine rainbows and one blue all on ledgered cheese PowerBait. Wednesday saw visitor Andrew Lloyd enjoy a day with his son and fished at the west end of the Dam, their changing tactics approach worked a treat as they swapped from fly to bait and spinning ending their fun with 12 rainbows between them after purchasing a second permit. On Friday it was once again the first beach area on the moor side where Ged Evans from Southbank fished his loyalty day and was rewarded with eight rainbows all on a worm with orange Powerbait egg cocktail. Also fly angler Mr. RA Osbourne returned three rainbows using a mini muddler at the east end of the Dam. Saturday was jetty day for Ian Grand from Hartlepool and armed with ledgered rainbow PowerBait he continued with his excellent season catching himself another eight quality fish.

 

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Best flies: Muddler, mini-muddler, Black Viva

 

Best bait: Rainbow PowerBait, orange Gulp egg, Devils Own spinner, pink Mice-tail, worm.

 

Best area: Moor side, west end dam wall, jetty

 

Rangers office: 01287 644 032

 

Ranger: David Bateman

 Fishery:   Scaling Dam              Size:  105 acres (42h), Max Depth 30 feet (9m)

                                                      Grid Ref: NZ746 127 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

 

Weekending: 10 September 2017

           

Number of anglers - week

62

Number of trout taken - week:

131

Number of trout returned – week

3

Total number of trout caught - week

134

Rod average - week

2.16

Best trout - week

3lb

Number of fish re-stocked

250

Total number of anglers to date

2,000

Total number of fish caught to date

4,834

Largest trout of the season so far

7lb 13oz

Seasonal rod average

2.4

 

Fishery Headline:                  An exceedingly good day for Mr Kipling

 

It has been a strange and unpredictable week as anglers struggled to locate the fish and catching infrequently when they did. Once again patience was rewarded for certain anglers in certain areas. On Monday Charlie Clark from Middlesbrough fished the jetty and after a slow start to the day ended up with five rainbows using Magic Dust in a feeder and regularly changing the colour of his PowerBait. For several days most anglers only managed to catch between one to four rainbows. The weekend brought a distinct change with two days of total contrast weather wise but both days fishing very well. Saturday was calm and bright with the odd light shower and Martin Pybus from Leyburn set himself up on the moor side to catch seven rainbows on a ledgered PowerBait with worm cocktail. Meanwhile at the east end of the Dam Mr. S Bringloe caught his eight fish limit which included a lovely 3lb 4oz rainbow also on a worm with PowerBait cocktail. At the west end of the Dam Mr. S Allan fished with his children and only managed one during the morning, at mid afternoon they had a mad hour and ended up with seven in total. Sunday was dominated by a blustery wind but that didn’t stop Harry Noble facing into the wind at the east end to catch another eight rainbows on his usual white Mice-tail and PowerBait cocktail. Fishing not far away was Melvyn Kipling from Peterlee. He was using ledgered worm and PowerBait and also caught his eight fish limit and after purchasing a second permit finished his days’ entertainment with a total of 11 rainbows. For fly anglers the best area was in the east bay where Derek Ogden from Redcar returned two fish and Mr. RA Osbourne also returned two including a nice jack pike.

 

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Best flies: Daddy, Shipman’s Buzzer, Black Hopper

Best bait: Rainbow, chartreuse and orange PowerBait, worm, white Mice-tails

Best area: Both ends of the Dam Wall, moor side

 

Rangers office: 01287 644 032

 

Ranger: David Bateman

 

 

Fishery:   Scaling Dam              Size:  105 acres (42h), Max Depth 30 feet (9m)

                                                      Grid Ref: NZ746 127 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

 

Weekending: 03 September 2017

           

Number of anglers - week

85

Number of trout taken - week:

107

Number of trout returned – week

0

Total number of trout caught - week

107

Rod average - week

1.25

Best trout - week

3lb

Number of fish re-stocked

250

Total number of anglers to date

1,938

Total number of fish caught to date

4,700

Largest trout of the season so far

7lb 13oz

Seasonal rod average

2.42

 

Fishery Headline:                             Ian Grand day out!!

 

It has been another week where the fish have been reluctant to feed on a regular basis, especially during morning times where anglers would catch one fish quite quickly then have to wait until afternoon when the fish would reappear. Although there’s been an abundance of insect hatches the fish seemed uninterested in fly activity with hardly any rises apparent apart from the deeper water area in the middle of the Dam Wall. Once again certain anglers found the perfect spot and recorded some good catches. Ray Whaley from Ferryhill enticed seven rainbows to the net using white Gulp eggs at the east end rocks. Craig Husband from Lingdale had another great trip to the beach opposite the lodge catching eight rainbows using only cheese PowerBait. Ian Grand from Hartlepool fished the jetty with his trusted chartreuse PowerBait eggs and landed six rainbows. Jamie Lancaster from Loftus took his two children along to fish the deep water in the middle of the Dam catching eight fish between them including the best of the week weighing in at 3lb.

 

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Best flies: Coachman, Zulu, Mallard and Claret

 

Best bait: Chartreuse and white PowerBait egg, cheese PowerBait, worm

 

Best area: East end and middle of the Dam Wall, jetty

 

Rangers office: 01287 644 032

 

Ranger: David Bateman

 Fishery:   Scaling Dam              Size:  105 acres (42h), Max Depth 30 feet (9m)

                                                      Grid Ref: NZ746 127 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

 

Weekending: 27 August 2017

           

Number of anglers - week

109

Number of trout taken - week:

123

Number of trout returned – week

8

Total number of trout caught - week

131

Rod average - week

1.2

Best trout - week

2lb 9oz

Number of fish re-stocked

300

Total number of anglers to date

1,853

Total number of fish caught to date

4,593

Largest trout of the season so far

7lb 13oz

Seasonal rod average

2.48

 

Fishery Headline:                             Bagga nets £200 tag!

 

A fine start to the week for Keith Ward from Peterlee as he fished the east end with ledgered Powerbait and netted seven rainbows. The rest of the week has been a struggle for most of the anglers trying to find the right bait to interest the fish as they appeared in small areas infrequently. Mr. S Williams and Mr. A Mckie found a good spot along the moor side mid week and landed four rainbows each. Ian Grand from Hartlepool fished the jetty without much luck until around 5pm when the fish suddenly appeared and he caught five in a mad hour using a single ledgered chartreuse PowerBait egg on the hook. Paul Tyreman enjoyed a late afternoons’ fly fishing along the moor side and tempted six rainbows with Hare’s Ear on a floating line. The east end was by far the best place to be Sunday as Harry Noble from Whitby settled in amongst the rocks and caught eight rainbows by 11am and then fished on a second permit catching another five to end his day with 13 in total, all caught on his favourite white Mice-tail and PowerBait combo. Fishing on the Dam Wall at the east end, Bagga Molloy from Stokesley got the best reward this bank holiday as he landed himself a £200 tagged fish in the afternoon fishing with ledgered orange PowerBait paste.

 

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Best flies: Hare’s ear, Alexander, Pheasant Tail Nymph, Black Hopper

 

Best bait: Worm, spring green and orange PowerBait, white Mice-tail, chartreuse PowerBait eggs

 

Best area: East end, moor side, jetty

 

Rangers office: 01287 644 032

 

Ranger: David Bateman

 Fishery:   Scaling Dam              Size:  105 acres (42h), Max Depth 30 feet (9m)

                                                      Grid Ref: NZ746 127 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

 

Weekending: 20 August 2017

           

Number of anglers - week

76

Number of trout taken - week:

179

Number of trout returned – week

4

Total number of trout caught - week

183

Rod average - week

2.4

Best trout - week

4lb

Number of fish re-stocked

250

Total number of anglers to date

1,744

Total number of fish caught to date

4,462

Largest trout of the season so far

7lb 13oz

Seasonal rod average

2.5

 

Fishery Headline:                             The East End “Rocks”

 

With the water level continuing to rise everyday the trout have started to spread out to feed with this weeks’ hot spot the east end rocks and the east end bay. Monday saw Graham Fraser from Whitby take his limit on ledgered chartreuse PowerBait eggs tipped with worm and also Thomas Jobling aged 13 from Stockton on Tees who tempted his eight fish limit on spring green PowerBait paste and worm from the east end rocks. John Fluish and his grandchildren from Edinburgh managed six rainbows from the east end of the Dam Wall, all caught on spring green PowerBait and worm. Peter Floyd from Ugthorpe had that Friday feeling on the west end jetty and went home with eight rainbows and a total weight of 14lb 8oz all caught on garlic Powerbait. Sunday brought the best of the weekend weather and regular anglers Harry Noble, George Houston and Jake Dale all caught their eight fish limits on the east end rocks. Fly anglers Tony Ward and Stu Walker worked the east end bay with Tony beating Stu by one trout and going home with five rainbows caught on a Black Hopper.   

 

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Best flies: Black Hopper, Gold Headed Mop

 

Best bait Garlic PowerBait, spring green PowerBait, white Mice-tails, worm

 

Best areas: East end rocks and bay, moorside

 

Rangers office: 01287 644 032

 

Ranger: Jed Revill

 

 

 Fishery:   Scaling Dam              Size:  105 acres (42h), Max Depth 30 feet (9m)

                                                      Grid Ref: NZ746 127 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

 

Weekending: 13 August 2017

           

Number of anglers - week

72

Number of trout taken - week:

147

Number of trout returned – week

10

Total number of trout caught - week

157

Rod average - week

2.2

Best trout - week

2lb

Number of fish re-stocked

300

Total number of anglers to date

1,668

Total number of fish caught to date

4,279

Largest trout of the season so far

7lb 13oz

Seasonal rod average

2.56

 

Fishery Headline:                             Lucky 13 for Malcolm!!

 

The week began with a great start on Monday for Richard Warburton from Redcar and Charlie Clark from Middlesbrough. They were both fishing at the east end of the reservoir with ledgered worm and spring green PowerBait and both ending their day with eight rainbows each. Meanwhile opposite the lodge Craig Husband from Lingdale caught yet another eight rainbows this time using ledgered orange and cheese flavoured PowerBait. Tuesday poured down all day non stop which did not hinder Malcolm Mitchell from Middlesbrough thoroughly enjoying his days fly fishing working his way along the moor side and finishing in the east bay catching eight rainbows in total and returning five of them. The east end remained the most productive area throughout most of the week although Ken Woodward from Middlesbrough had success at the west end of the Dam catching four rainbows on a black and green Mepps style spinner. Also on Sunday Anthony Trainor and Lee Bailey both from Stockton found the perfect spot on the south shore moor side both catching their eight fish limit on ledgered spring green PowerBait.

 

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Best flies: Wickham’s fancy, Alder, Pheasant Tail Nymph.

 

Best bait: Worm, spring green PowerBait, white Mice-tail

 

Best area East bay, moor side, jetty

 

Rangers office: 01287 644 032

 

Ranger: David Bateman

 Fishery:   Scaling Dam              Size:  105 acres (42h), Max Depth 30 feet (9m)

                                                      Grid Ref: NZ746 127 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

 

Weekending: 30 July 2017

           

Number of anglers - week

84

Number of trout taken - week:

189

Number of trout returned – week

2

Total number of trout caught - week

191

Rod average - week

2.3

Best trout - week

2lb 9oz

Number of fish re-stocked

300

Total number of anglers to date

1,526

Total number of fish caught to date

3,995

Largest trout of the season so far

7lb 13oz

Seasonal rod average

2.62

 

Fishery Headline:                             Great and Connor take best catch honour!

 

With the exception of some heavy showers this week has been much more stable in both temperature and wind direction. As a result fishing into the wind at the east end of the reservoir has been very successful. Peter Lightfoot from Redcar fished until just before noon catching one rainbow at the west end of the Dam, then moved to the east end and had caught his eighth fish by 2pm using ledgered worm tipped with PowerBait. Meanwhile on the same day at the west end of the Dam Wall Chris Grant from Stockton managed seven rainbows on just single worm on the hook ledgered on a short trace. Charlie Clark from Middlesbrough continues his successful season so far catching eight rainbows from the jetty, the moment he switched from Garlic to Spring Green PowerBait he began catching. Graham Fraser from Whitby brought along 13 year old Conner as company for a change to share in his loyalty permit. fishing at the east end rocks between them using Spring Green PowerBait they caught eight rainbows by 11am. After purchasing a second permit they ended their day with 16 rainbows in total including the best of the week which was caught by Conner.

 

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Best flies: Various Sedge and Nymph Patterns, Fritz Stinger, Viva Cat

 

Best bait: Spring Green and blue PowerBait paste, worm, chartreuse and orange sparkle PowerBait eggs.

 

Best area: East end of the reservoir, west end of the Dam Wall, jetty

 

Rangers office: 01287 644 032

 

Ranger: David Bateman

 

 

Fishery:   Scaling Dam              Size:  105 acres (42h), Max Depth 30 feet (9m)
                      Grid Ref: NZ746 127 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

Weekending:  16 July 2017
   
Number of anglers - week
88
Number of trout taken - week:
212
Number of trout returned – week
8
Total number of trout caught - week
220
Rod average - week
2.5
Best trout - week
3lb  2oz
Number of fish re-stocked
300
Total number of anglers to date
1,383
Total number of fish caught to date
3,630
Largest trout of the season so far
7lb 13oz
Seasonal rod average
2.62



Fishery Headline:   All round action

It’s been a challenging week with no two days alike as to where and when the fish would appear. The best results came as the day began to cool in the late afternoon with trout eager to come onto the feed in various locations.
A variety of cocktail baits have been effective this week with both worm and maggot tipped with Powerbait being the most popular whilst spun lures had their moments as well. George Goldsborough from Redcar got the week off to a good start catching 8 rainbows on the Jetty. Alan Ellison from Whitby began his day on the south side having no luck during the morning he moved round to the west end after lunch. Alan finished with 8 rainbows all caught on maggot and white speckled Powerbait egg cocktail baits. S and J Mills from Middlesbrough were the first to cash in on the east end action fishing near the rocks both landing 8 rainbows each. Fly anglers Paul Sedgwick and G Sedgwick both from Middlesbrough had a great afternoon fishing with Black Hoppers and Dawson’s Olive in the east bay, catching 4 rainbows and returning another 2 each. The best trout of the week at 3lb 2oz was tempted by Garlic Powerbait one of 7 rainbows caught by Peter Floyd from Ugthorpe for a total weight of 13lb 2oz at the West end of the reservoir.

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Best flies: Black Hopper, Dawson’s Olive, Black Montana

Best bait: Maggot, White Speckle Powerbait Eggs, Worm and Mepps Spinners.

Best areas: Both ends of the dam wall, East bay, Jetty.

Rangers office: 01287 644 032

Ranger:

David Bateman  

 

 

 Fishery:   Scaling Dam              Size:  105 acres (42h), Max Depth 30 feet (9m)
                      Grid Ref: NZ746 127 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

Weekending: 09 July 2017
    
Number of anglers - week
73
Number of trout taken - week:
140
Number of trout returned – week
20
Total number of trout caught - week
160
Rod average - week
2.1
Best trout - week
3lb  
Number of fish re-stocked
200
Total number of anglers to date
1,292
Total number of fish caught to date
3,410
Largest trout of the season so far
7lb 13oz
Seasonal rod average
2.6

Fishery Headline:                      Moor side Magic!

Sudden changes in weather this week and a drop in water level had anglers making longer casts to find the trout. Lingdale angler Craig Husband made his weekly trip to his favourite moor side spot opposite the lodge and netted his eight fish limit on ledgered cheese PowerBait including our biggest of the week; a nice 3lb rainbow. Peter Lightfoot from Middlesbrough, also using the cheese PowerBait tipped with a white Mice-tail, took his eight fish limit from the jetty. Also on the jetty, garlic PowerBait did the trick for Charlie Clark from Stockton who had a frantic Thursday morning landing seven before we had even stocked. Saturday saw float tubers Tony Ward and Stu Walker work the moor side and groyne areas of the reservoir with Tony just beating Stu by one trout by landing seven; the biggest at 2lb 8oz and all caught on small black wets. A Black Montana provided some good action for Graham Fraser from Whitby who managed to get his four on a credit cruncher permit along the west end of the Dam Wall. Pike anglers will be pleased to know the pike have now started to show this week with several being returned along the west end of the Dam Wall.

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Best flies: Black Montana, Gold Headed Mop
 
Best bait Garlic PowerBait, cheese PowerBait, white Mice-tails, worm

Best areas: West end wall and jetty, moor side

Rangers office: 01287 644032

Ranger: Jed Revill

 

 

 Fishery:   Scaling Dam              Size:  105 acres (42h), Max Depth 30 feet (9m)
                      Grid Ref: NZ746 127 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)
 
Weekending: 02 July 2017
    
Number of anglers - week
45
Number of trout taken - week:
141
Number of trout returned – week
4
Total number of trout caught - week
145
Rod average - week
3.2
Best trout - week
3lb  
Number of fish re-stocked
300
Total number of anglers to date
1,222
Total number of fish caught to date
3,250
Largest trout of the season so far
7lb 13oz
Seasonal rod average
2.65
 
Fishery Headline:                      Scaling regulars beat the weather!
 
The week began with a fine start and for the fourth week in a row Craig Husband from Lingdale went to his favourite spot opposite the fishing lodge armed with ledgered Garlic PowerBait and enjoyed his day catching eight rainbows. Then the weather hit with three days of constant rain and fog but that did not stop Ian grand from Hartlepool on Wednesday as he sat on the jetty in pouring rain with gusting winds and for his fourth visit in a row netted himself another eight fish limit by 12.45pm. By Friday the weather improved dramatically, visitors Alan McKie and Sid Williams, both from Darlington, had a great day with the increasingly popular Garlic PowerBait catching eight rainbows each with total catch weights of 12lb and 13lb respectively. Saturday was the day for weekend warrior George Houston from Guisborough with a ledgered worm and Garlic PowerBait cocktail catching his first eight by lunchtime and after purchasing a second permit finished with a total of 16 rainbows by 5pm.
 
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Best flies: Dawson’s Olive, Bibio, Damsel Nymph.
 
Best bait: Garlic PowerBait, worm, Sherbet Gulp Eggs
 
Best areas: Opposite lodge, jetty, west end of Dam Wall
 
Rangers office: 01287 644 032
 
Ranger: David Bateman

 

 

 

Fishery:   Scaling Dam              Size:  105 acres (42h), Max Depth 30 feet (9m)
                      Grid Ref: NZ746 127 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)
 
Weekending: 25 June 2017
    
Number of anglers - week
59
Number of trout taken - week:
144
Number of trout returned – week
26
Total number of trout caught - week
170
Rod average - week
2.9
Best trout - week
2lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked
300
Total number of anglers to date
1,177
Total number of fish caught to date
3,105
Largest trout of the season so far
7lb 13oz
Seasonal rod average
2.63
 
Fishery Headline:                  Cat’s the way to do it!
 
We had a real mixture of changing conditions throughout the week, altering the fishing patterns and keeping everyone on their toes. For several days the fish were more active around the west end of the reservoir, then over to the south side and finally over the weekend the east end of the reservoir became most productive. On Wednesday the jetty was the hotspot for the third week in a row for Ian Grand from Hartlepool catching his eight fish limit before lunchtime yet again, all on Spring Green PowerBait and worm. Also on the jetty was Charlie Clark from Stockton who took a more leisurely pace to catch his eight rainbows using a Glow Mice-tail tipped with green PowerBait. He returned Friday to reap the same rewards again this time varying the colours of his PowerBait and swapping to worm. Also on Friday Graham Fraser from Whitby decided to do a spot of fly fishing for a change working his way along the whole length of the south shore, the moment he put a Cat’s Whisker on he had take after take and had a fantastic afternoon ending up returning 26 rainbows. On Saturday it was the turn for anglers at the east end of the Dam, especially Harry Noble from Whitby and Nigel Katib from Pocklington who both caught their eight fish limits using a worm and PowerBait cocktail.
 
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Best flies: Dawson’s Olive, Cat’s Whisker
 
Best bait: Worm, Spring Green and Yellow PowerBait, Glow Mice-tail
 
Best areas: South shore, both end’s of the Dam Wall, jetty
 
Rangers office: 01287 644 032
 
Ranger: David Bateman

 

 

Fishery:   Scaling Dam              Size:  105 acres (42h), Max Depth 30 feet (9m)
                      Grid Ref: NZ746 127 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)
 
Weekending: 18 June 2017
    
Number of anglers - week
98
Number of trout taken - week:
258
Number of trout returned – week
5
Total number of trout caught - week
263
Rod average - week
2.7
Best trout - week
5lb
Number of fish re-stocked
300
Total number of anglers to date
1,118
Total number of fish caught to date
2,935
Largest trout of the season so far
7lb 13oz
Seasonal rod average
2.62
 
Fishery Headline:                  Darren’s delight at perfect fish!
 
Summer is here! And what a week it’s been with fish feeding in abundance all around the reservoir, anglers have recorded some excellent catches and the rod average peaked at a whopping 6.2 on the windiest day of the week. Eight out of 12 anglers caught their eight fish limits in the strong blustery winds and fly angler Tony Ward from Guisborough had a superb day catching eight rainbows and returning a further two in the east bay fishing sub surface with a Dawson’s Olive and damsels. Overall the west end and south shore were the most productive areas. Other notable catches this week included Craig Husband from Lingdale on his fourth successive visit to his favourite spot opposite the lodge, catching seven rainbows on garlic PowerBait and a pike on a Mepps spinner. George Houston from Guisborough landed a total of 16 rainbows after purchasing his second permit at 2pm, all caught on a worm and Spring Green PowerBait cocktail from the jetty. Ian Grand from Hartlepool caught his eight fish in just two hours also using Spring Green PowerBait. Sarah Parkin and grandfather both from Whitby caught 10 between them during a five hour visit on the worm and PowerBait cocktail. This week the fish have favoured worm and maggots over the popular Mice-tails. To save the best of the news till last: Darren Tyler from Skinningrove had the best reward for his afternoon fishing with maggot. His third fish of the day was an absolute dream of a catch! Perfect in every detail and stunningly beautiful, a magnificent 5lb brown, What a fish!
 
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Best flies: Dawson’s Olive, Damsel Nymph, Viva, Black Spider
Best bait: Worm, Spring Green, Garlic and Rainbow PowerBait, chartreuse Powerbait eggs, maggot
 
Best areas: Jetty, opposite lodge, west of Dam Wall
 
Rangers office: 01287 644 032
 
Ranger: David Bateman

 

 

 

Fishery:   Scaling Dam              Size:  105 acres (42h), Max Depth 30 feet (9m)
                      Grid Ref: NZ746 127 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

Weekending: 28 May 2017
    
Number of anglers - week    101
Number of trout taken - week:    198
Number of trout returned – week    26
Total number of trout caught - week    224
Rod average - week    2.2
Best trout - week    3lb
Number of fish re-stocked    300
Total number of anglers to date    873
Total number of fish caught to date    2,361
Largest trout of the season so far    7lb 13oz
Seasonal rod average    2.7

Fishery Headline:                 Monster Pike lurking in Scaling Dam!

It’s been a mixed bag of weather this week, mostly hot and sunny with plenty of wind and thankfully the majority of the storms passed us by. On Monday Dave Blissett from Redcar set his stall at the east end of the Dam and leisurely netted himself eight rainbows on a worm and PowerBait cocktail. Thursday was a warm and sunny day and Dave Dresser from Billingham was steady away from the off fishing on the jetty catching his first five in the morning well before the weekly stocking arrived. He decided after his seventh rainbow that he was content with a good day out and didn’t wish to stay for the last one. Float Tube pioneers Tony Ward and Ian Fenton enjoyed themselves fly fishing in all areas of the reservoir throughout the day and returned nine rainbows in total on a variety of small black wet’s. Among other fly anglers who enjoyed their visits this week were Michael Walker returning 12 and Peter Brand keeping three and returning five. The weekend was hot-hot with some choppy winds and bouncing waves but there were still plenty of great catches recorded, especially along the west end of the Dam Wall which was by far the most productive area throughout the week. Michael Smith from Brotton sat in this very area and with ledgered chartreuse Powerbait and caught his eighth rainbow before 10.30am and went home with a happy smile on his face! Some very large pike have also been seen around the reservoir up to 20lb which may interest some specialist anglers!

NEWSFLASH – Several tagged fish yet to be caught!

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Best flies: Black and Peacock Spider, Hawthorn, Black Pennell
Best bait: Worm, chartreuse and orange PowerBait, pink PowerBait eggs, orange and white Mice-tail.
Best areas: Jetty, east end rocks, west end of Dam Wall, moorside
Rangers office: 01287 644 032

Ranger: David Bateman

 

 

Fishery:   Scaling Dam              Size:  105 acres (42h), Max Depth 30 feet (9m)
                      Grid Ref: NZ746 127 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

Weekending: 14 May 2017
    
Number of anglers - week    84
Number of trout taken - week:    198
Number of trout returned – week    42
Total number of trout caught - week    240
Rod average - week    2.85
Best trout - week    7lb 13oz
Number of fish re-stocked    300
Total number of anglers to date    772
Total number of fish caught to date    2,137
Largest trout of the season so far    7lb 13oz
Seasonal rod average    2.8

Fishery Headline:                     Chloe nets season’s best!

It was a tough start to the week as the winds flowed inland from the North Sea had a real cold bite to them and anglers had to wrap up well. This did not stop Colin Boxhall from Middlesbrough who fly fished the moor side opposite the lodge using Gold Headed Olive Nymph’s netting four rainbows and a nice 4lb pike. He said he had a fantastic day with plenty of takes! Craig Husband from Lingdale also had a great day on the moor side at the ‘Big Tree’ fishing ledgered PowerBait with worm, netting four rainbows on garlic and four on cheese flavours. On Friday the moor side fished superbly for the fly anglers who simply could not go wrong using any black flies on a floating line. Gordon Byers from Consett returned 17 rainbows and Keith Bunnett returned 10 with a CDC Shuttlecock being the main fly of choice. Meanwhile on the opposite side of the reservoir Les Wheatley from Skelton returned five fish using an Invicta including a perfect 4lb brown trout. At weekend the wind reversed direction bringing much warmer conditions and both the fish and anglers welcomed the change with some excellent catches being recorded around the whole reservoir. Included in the catches was a jackpot £200 tagged rainbow caught at the west end rocks by Tommy Haslam from Middlesbrough. The best of the week and indeed the whole season up to now was a magnificent 7lb 13oz rainbow 13 year old Chloe Bows from Thirsk landed all by herself at the west end on ledgered yellow PowerBait paste, to the envy of both parents!



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Best flies: Black CDC Shuttlecock, Black and Peacock Spider, Invicta, Wickham’s

Best bait: White and orange Mice-tail, garlic, orange, chartreuse PowerBait, worm

Best areas: Both ends of the Dam Wall, south shore moor side, Big Tree, jetty

Rangers office: 01287 644 032

Ranger: David Bateman

 

 

 

 

Fishery:   Scaling Dam              Size:  105 acres (42h), Max Depth 30 feet (9m)
                      Grid Ref: NZ746 127 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

Weekending: 07 May 2017
    
Number of anglers - week    63
Number of trout taken - week:    183
Number of trout returned – week    2
Total number of trout caught - week    185
Rod average - week    2.9
Best trout - week    2lb 12oz
Number of fish re-stocked    300
Total number of anglers to date    688
Total number of fish caught to date    1,897
Largest trout of the season so far    6lb
Seasonal rod average    2.75

Fishery Headline:                     Grove hits Scaling for six!

Another week of strong cold gusting north easterly winds kept the water choppy and anglers guessing as to when and where the fish would appear. A pattern emerged through the week with anglers catching a few in the mornings then during late afternoons the fish would feed, often at both ends of the reservoir with anglers catching several within an hour or two. A Mice-tail chopped in half with a ball of Powerbait combination has still been the best method of enticing fish this season, however, the trusty worm is not far behind in effectiveness! First time visitor Tim Grove from Selby thoroughly enjoyed his day fly fishing despite the gales ending up with six rainbows, all caught on black Cormorant as he worked his way along the south shore to the east bay. Craig Stevenson from Northallerton fished alongside the jetty and landed all his eight rainbows on the incredibly popular and successful garlic PowerBait. Craig Husband from Lingdale fished the east end with ledgered rainbow PowerBait and worm catching a total of three rainbows, one blue and a lovely 2lb 12oz brown. Bruce Hodgson from Brotton fished his loyalty day permit and was delighted to catch eight rainbows from the jetty area on a worm and PowerBait cocktail.

Please note: After stocking several large rainbow and tagged fish recently these are yet to be caught!!
 
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Best flies: Black Cormorant, Mallard and Claret

Best bait: Mice-tails, Garlic PowerBait, Green and Chartreuse PowerBait, worm

Best areas: West end of the Dam Wall, east end rocks, jetty

Rangers office: 01287 644 032

Ranger: David Bateman

 

 

Fishery:   Scaling Dam              Size:  105 acres (42h), Max Depth 30 feet (9m)
                      Grid Ref: NZ746 127 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

Weekending: 30 April 2017
   
Number of anglers - week    57
Number of trout taken - week:    173
Number of trout returned – week    15
Total number of trout caught - week    188
Rod average - week    3.2
Best trout - week    2lb
Number of fish re-stocked    300
Total number of anglers to date    360
Total number of fish caught to date    1,095
Largest trout of the season so far    6lb
Seasonal rod average    3.0

Fishery Headline:                     Big fish still at large!

Anglers were faced with challenging conditions with a strong and gusty east wind affecting the sport, especially over the weekend. However, the hardy anglers who visited during the first four days were still rewarded for their efforts with Richard Warburton from Redcar going home with eight rainbows caught on ledgered green PowerBait and worm from the west end wall. Also braving the wind and rain on the west end Dam Wall were fly anglers Les Wheatley and Brian Lees who managed to return 15 between them with an Invicta and Cat’s Whisker doing the business. The weekend gusts saw  the fish spreading to the east end and moorside areas and Harry Noble from Sleights gave up on the jetty and moved to the east end and was rewarded with eight rainbows caught on orange/black PowerBait cocktail. Also making the swap was Jake Dale from Stokesley who managed seven rainbows all caught on ledgered white Mice-tails and green PowerBait.

Please note: After stocking several large rainbow and tagged fish recently these are yet to be caught!!
 
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Best flies: Invicta, Cat’s Whisker

Best bait: Green Powerbait, white Mice-tails, worm

Best areas: Jetty, east end rocks

Rangers office: 01287 644 032

Ranger: Jed Revill

 

Fishery:   Scaling Dam              Size:  105 acres (42h), Max Depth 30 feet (9m)
                      Grid Ref: NZ746 127 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

Weekending: 23 April 2017
   
Number of anglers - week    78
Number of trout taken - week:    176
Number of trout returned – week    0
Total number of trout caught - week    176
Rod average - week    2.26
Best trout - week    4lb
Number of fish re-stocked    300
Total number of anglers to date    568
Total number of fish caught to date    1,524
Largest trout of the season so far    6lb
Seasonal rod average    2.68

Fishery Headline:                     Ward magic with the maggot!

Irregular cold snaps and changing winds throughout the week meant less frequent shoaling as the fish remained in the depths for longer periods. It was a case of being in the right spot at the right time when the fish moved closer to the margins. Dave Ward from Brotton did exactly that after trying several places throughout the day and swapping baits with little effect until he switched onto maggot and was rewarded with a super fit 4lb brown trout, the best fish of the week.

 

Wednesday was a blustery cold cloudy day but that didn’t stop Jeff Walsh from Stockton and Keith Hall from Normanby enjoying them selves fishing ledgered worm and PowerBait cocktails on the jetty. Jeff finished his day with his eight fish catch limit and Keith settled for seven rainbows. Among several other anglers who managed to catch a total of eight fish throughout the week were Martin Gunn from Redcar and Jamie Lancaster from Loftus.

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Best flies: Kate McLaren, Invicta, Cat’s Whisker

Best bait: Maggot, worm, chartreuse and orange PowerBait, pink and white Mice-tail.

Best areas: Jetty, west end

Rangers office: 01287 644 032

Ranger: David Bateman

 Fishery:   Scaling Dam              Size:  105 acres (42h), Max Depth 30 feet (9m)
                      Grid Ref: NZ746 127 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

Weekending: 16 April 2017
    
Number of anglers - week    81
Number of trout taken - week:    229
Number of trout returned – week    17
Total number of trout caught - week    246
Rod average - week    3.0
Best trout - week    2lb 8oz
Number of fish re-stocked    600
Total number of anglers to date    490
Total number of fish caught to date    1,348
Largest trout of the season so far    6lb
Seasonal rod average    2.75

Fishery Headline:                     Ian ‘Armstrong’ – just as well!

It was a bright start to the week with a decent forecast ahead. Dave Hooley from Withernsea took advantage of this and brought his grandson with a couple of friends for a few days fishing holiday. After a slow start only catching two rainbows Monday things transformed and by Wednesday they had bought five permits ending their spree with a total of 31 rainbows between them. They caught all their fish at the west end on a mixture of ledgered worm and PowerBait. On Thursday Charlie Clark from Stockton fished the Jetty and landed his eight fish catch limit on ledgered Mice-tail’s, regularly swapping between orange and yellow. On Friday fly anglers Les Wheatley from Skelton and Brian Lees from Teesdale spent a few hours fishing the west end and after a slow start began to hook into fish. Les returned nine rainbows and Brian returned six, all caught on Kate McLaren and Silver Invicta. The weekend brought us some unpredictable and changeable weather and the fish seemed less interested in normal baits, so several anglers switched over to Mepps style spinners and were instantly rewarded. Among them was Ian Armstrong from Whitby who had a superb day fishing on the jetty. After trying his usual ledgered baits for a while he switched to a spinner and had fish after fish take his lure throughout the day. He only ended up with six rainbows but lost count of the amount that escaped as he tried to net them.

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Best flies: Kate McLaren, Silver Invicta, Black Pennell

Best bait: Worm, Mice-tail, spinners, orange and green PowerBait

Best areas: Both ends of the Dam Wall, jetty

Rangers office: 01287 644 032

Ranger: David Bateman

 

 

 

 

Fishery:   Scaling Dam              Size:  105 acres (42h), Max Depth 30 feet (9m)

                                                      Grid Ref: NZ746 127 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

 

Weekending: 09 April 2017

           

Number of anglers - week

106

Number of trout taken - week:

192

Number of trout returned – week

3

Total number of trout caught - week

195

Rod average - week

1.8

Best trout - week

3lb 8oz

Number of fish re-stocked

300

Total number of anglers to date

409

Total number of fish caught to date

1,102

Largest trout of the season so far

6lb

Seasonal rod average

2.7

 

Fishery Headline:                  Sunny Scaling delight for persistent anglers

 

Cold starts to the mornings and bright sunshine throughout the days kept anglers guessing as to where and when the fish would shoal next, often appearing in different areas daily as the fish drifted in and out of the depths in seemingly random patterns. Patience was rewarded and anglers often had to work their way through multiple bait changes to find the right formation and colours. On Wednesday Alan Stevenson from Redcar arrived mid morning and fished the east end of the Dam Wall and after settling on a ledgered worm and PowerBait cocktail he landed his eight fish limit. Craig Husband from Lingdale found the perfect attractant on Thursday fishing the east end of the wall when he switched to ledgered cheese PowerBait and finished his day with eight rainbows. The weekend brought us some glorious summer weather making the fishing even tougher as the fish were reluctant to feed as often but it didn’t stop Dave Jackson from Middlesbrough catching eight rainbows on ledgered chartreuse PowerBait eggs as he fished his favourite spot along the west end of the Wall. Neither did it stop Jake Dale from Stokesley fishing his usual spot in the rocks at the east end only this week he changed his usual baits to yellow PowerBait and Mice-tail and his first catch turned out to be a smashing 3lb 8oz rainbow, by 4pm he had landed his eighth and was ready for home.

 

NEWSFLASH – Double stocking for the Bank Holiday weekend

 

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Best flies: Black Tadpole, Viva Cat, Fritz Stinger

 

Best bait:

Cheese, yellow and chartreuse PowerBait, Mice-tails and worm

 

Best areas:

East end of Dam Wall, jetty, south shore, East end to ‘Big Tree’

 

Ranger:

David Bateman

 

 

 

 

 

Fishery:   Scaling Dam              Size:  105 acres (42h), Max Depth 30 feet (9m)
                      Grid Ref: NZ746 127 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

Weekending: 26 March 2017
   
Number of anglers - week    85
Number of trout taken - week:    180
Number of trout returned – week    4
Total number of trout caught - week    184
Rod average - week    2.1
Best trout - week    4lb
Number of fish re-stocked    300
Total number of anglers to date    211
Total number of fish caught to date    664
Largest trout of the season so far    6lb
Seasonal rod average    3.1

Fishery Headline:    Mouse tails trap the fish

Anglers experienced challenging conditions with sleet and snow falling midweek with a strong wind from the east. Before the wintry weather arrived anglers were catching well on ledgered baits with Powerbait Mouse tails accounting for the larger rainbows. Mr Dave Blissett from Redcar landed 5 rainbows including the heaviest fish of the week at 4lb using this method. Mr Jake Dale from Stokesley took his 8 fish limit from both ends of dam wall all caught on white Mouse tails. The weekend brought mild temperatures, bright sunshine and calm winds which encouraged the trout to head for the deeper water. Despite less than ideal conditions Mr Harry Noble from Sleights landed 6 rainbows from the west end jetty including two at 3lbs 8oz all caught on ledger tactics with white gulp eggs and worm. Mr Richard Hay from Brotton and his three children had a fantastic 4 hours session at the west end on Sunday taking their 8 fish limit on ledgered Garlic PowerBait. This weekend saw the introduction of Kayak and Float Tube fishing at Scaling Dam. The calm conditions allowed participating anglers to cover all areas of the reservoir who enjoyed some great action. Catches featured quality rainbows up to 3lbs and some of our resident well conditioned Jack Pike. A full report with pictures featuring our Kayak and Float tube anglers is now available on our Facebook page.

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Best Flies: Cats whisker, Orange and Yellow Blobs, Black Buzzer

Best baits: Orange and White Eggs, White mouse-tail, Garlic PowerBait and Worm

Best Areas: West end, main dam wall and Jetty

Ranger: Jed Revill
 

 

Last Updated on Monday, 16 October 2017 18:08