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 Kielder WaterRanger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

 

2017
 
 
 
 

Fishery:    Kielder Water   Size:  2,700 acres (1,093h), Max Depth 178 feet (55m)

                                             Grid Ref: NY670 880 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

 

Weekending: 15 October 2017

 

Number of anglers - week

37

Number of trout taken - week

66

Number of trout returned - week

5

Total number of trout caught - week

71

Rod average - week

1.9

Best trout - week

3lb 6oz

Number of fish re-stocked

0

Total number of anglers to date

2,617

Total number of fish caught to date

6,717

Largest trout of the season so far

10lb 3oz

Seasonal rod average

2.5

 

Fishery Headline:                              Rising water!

 

The heavy rain over the last few days has seen water levels quickly rise by nearly one metre in a week! Bank fishing has proven the best method with Hawkhope and Tower Knowe proving productive spots. Spinning next to stream inlets has seen some surprisingly good sport and Barry Fenton from Galashiels took four fish for 8lb 2oz on a small Toby lure whilst fishing in Little Whickhope Bay. The lure was cast into the streams flow and allowed to come around in the current. Fish were taken as the lure came off the bottom. Mr Fenton hooked a few other fish with this method also. Boat anglers have caught some quality fish from Gowanburn and Plashetts Bay and Di 2 to 6 fly lines have found most of the fish with lure patterns.

 

Please note: Boats are due back to the jetty at 5pm

 

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Best flies: Cats Whisker, Blobs and fritz lures

 

Best baits: Floating PowerBait and worm, Toby lures

 

Best boat areas:  Plashetts and Gowanburn

 

Best bank areas: Tower Knowe, Hawkhope and Whickhope

 

Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

 

Ranger: Lee Hollings
 
 
 Fishery:    Kielder Water   Size:  2,700 acres (1,093h), Max Depth 178 feet (55m)

                                             Grid Ref: NY670 880 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

 

Weekending: 08 October 2017

 

Number of anglers - week

41

Number of trout taken - week

125

Number of trout returned - week

9

Total number of trout caught - week

134

Rod average - week

3.2

Best trout - week

3lb 7oz

Number of fish re-stocked

-

Total number of anglers to date

2,580

Total number of fish caught to date

6,646

Largest trout of the season so far

10lb 3oz

Seasonal rod average

2.5

 

Fishery Headline:                              Late season surge!

                       

Anglers continued to record good catches at the mouth of the burns and feeder stream, especially at Belling and Little Whickhope. The water level has risen slightly over the course of the week however the reservoir is still two metres below the spillway. The rod average was an impressive 3.2 fish per angler with a total of 41 anglers catching 134 fish which is very respectable for this late in the season and is testament to the consistent stocking of quality fish throughout the season. Alan Bowman recorded the heaviest catch weight of the week with eight fish for a total of 17lb 4oz caught on worm from the bank at Gordon’s Wall. Keith Horton had the best fish of the week at 3lb 7oz caught on ledgered worm from the bank at Little Whickhope.

 

Please note: Boats are due back to the jetty at 5pm

 

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Best flies: Orange Fritz, Hopper, Daddy, fry patterns

Best baits: Orange PowerBait, worms, sweet corn

 

Best areas; Belling Inlet, Little Whickhope

 

Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

 

Ranger: John Reed

Fishery:    Kielder Water   Size:  2,700 acres (1,093h), Max Depth 178 feet (55m)

                                             Grid Ref: NY670 880 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

 

Weekending: 01 October 2017

 

Number of anglers - week

40

Number of trout taken - week

91

Number of trout returned - week

7

Total number of trout caught - week

98

Rod average - week

2.45

Best trout - week

3lb 10oz

Number of fish re-stocked

0

Total number of anglers to date

2,461

Total number of fish caught to date

6,334

Largest trout of the season so far

10lb 3oz

Seasonal rod average

2.5

 

Fishery Headline:                              Cooling off period!

 

Cooler conditions this week have seen anglers fishing a little deeper to find fish. Bait anglers had good results ledgering with orange floating PowerBait, fished six to twelve inches off the bottom. Hawkhope continued to be the best spot for this method. Fly anglers have had success with Di5 lines and teams of dark lures. Fish can still be drawn to the surface with larger flies that create a wake. John Southwark of Carlisle took four fish for 10lb 12oz using this method with a Deer Hair Daddy. He fished them in wind lanes across the mouth to the Belling Inlet and had some quite aggressive takes

 

Please note: Kielder Marathon takes place Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October. Due to this event there will be no boats available for hire. There will also be no bank fishing at Kielder Waterside. Please purchase permits from Tower Knowe.

 

Please note: Boats are due back to the jetty at 6pm

 

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Best flies: Orange Fritz, Hopper, Daddy, fry patterns

Best baits: Orange PowerBait, worms, sweet corn

 

Best areas; Belling Inlet, Little Whickhope, Hawkhope

 

Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

 

 

Ranger: Lee Hollings

 

 

Fishery:    Kielder Water   Size:  2,700 acres (1,093h), Max Depth 178 feet (55m)

                                             Grid Ref: NY670 880 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

 

Weekending: 24 September 2017

 

Number of anglers - week

40

Number of trout taken - week

91

Number of trout returned - week

7

Total number of trout caught - week

98

Rod average - week

2.45

Best trout - week

3lb 10oz

Number of fish re-stocked

0

Total number of anglers to date

2,461

Total number of fish caught to date

6,334

Largest trout of the season so far

10lb 3oz

Seasonal rod average

2.5

 

Fishery Headline:                              Magnificent seven for Ian!

 

The water level has continued to fall and is at present four metres below the spillway. Boat anglers should be aware that there will be areas of shallow water; for example the island that has appeared at Kielder Waterside within Water-Ski Bay. The heaviest recorded fish this week was a rainbow of 3lb 10oz caught from the bank at Little Whickhope opposite the water-ski clubhouse on a mix of worm and sweet corn by Keith Maughan from Otterburn. Ian Glendenning had the best catch weight of the week with seven fish for 13lb 2oz caught from one of the fishing boats at the mouth of Belling Inlet. Mark Rickleton landed two rainbows at 3lb each from the lower car park at Tower Knowe Visitor Centre.

 

Please note: Boats are due back to the jetty at 6pm

 

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Best flies: Orange Blob, Cat’s Whisker

Best baits: PowerBait, worms

 

Best areas;

Bank-  Little Whickhope, Tower Knowe

Boat – Belling Inlet, Stockie Bay, Scotch Rocks

 

Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

 

 

Ranger: John Reed

 

 

Fishery:    Kielder Water   Size:  2,700 acres (1,093h), Max Depth 178 feet (55m)

                                             Grid Ref: NY670 880 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

 

Weekending: 17 September 2017

 

Number of anglers - week

63

Number of trout taken - week

79

Number of trout returned - week

15

Total number of trout caught - week

94

Rod average - week

1.5

Best trout - week

4lb 1oz

Number of fish re-stocked

0

Total number of anglers to date

2,421

Total number of fish caught to date

6,236

Largest trout of the season so far

10lb 3oz

Seasonal rod average

2.5

 

Fishery Headline:                              Taking Shelter

 

With turbulent conditions this week anglers have been taking shelter in smaller bays and inlets to avoid the higher winds. This rewarded the Wilson family who fished in the tip of Whickhope Inlet and managed to land 11 fish for 28lb 12oz. The largest fish weighing 4lb 1oz was taken on a worm and green PowerBait egg mix. For those braving the open reservoir the wave action is disturbing a lot of natural food along the shoreline and fish are venturing closer to feed on fry, and wind blown insects. Mr. Johnson took four fish averaging over 2lb each whilst fishing fry patterns at Hawkhope.

 

Please note: Boats are due back to the jetty at 6pm

 

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Best flies: Orange Blob, Cat’s Whisker

Best baits: PowerBait, worms

 

Best areas;

Bank-  Kielder Waterside, Hawkhope, Tower Knowe

Boat – Belling Inlet, Stockie Bay, Scotch Rocks

 

Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

 

 

Ranger: Lee Hollings

 

 

 

 

Fishery:    Kielder Water   Size:  2,700 acres (1,093h), Max Depth 178 feet (55m)

                                             Grid Ref: NY670 880 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

 

Weekending: 10 September 2017

 

Number of anglers - week

31

Number of trout taken - week

60

Number of trout returned - week

7

Total number of trout caught - week

67

Rod average - week

2.2

Best trout - week

3lb1oz

Number of fish re-stocked

390

Total number of anglers to date

2,358

Total number of fish caught to date

6,142

Largest trout of the season so far

10lb 3oz

Seasonal rod average

2.6

 

Fishery Headline:                              Cooling off period

 

With stronger and cooler winds the reservoir temperature is starting to drop. The main body of the water is now 15oc with the more sheltered bays around 16oc. The warmer bays are seeing better hatches of fly life and fish feeding on fry. This is reflecting in catches with bank anglers doing well from Tower Knowe and Hawkhope. Bubble float and worm / PowerBait mix are still the best methods. Boats have been picking up fish with either Di3 lines or teams of lures or whilst trolling with small spinners and lures.

 

Safety notice: Water levels are continuing to fall so please be careful when wading and avoid boggy and muddy areas.

 

Please note: Boats are due back to the jetty at 6pm

 

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Best flies: Black Muddler, Minky, Cormorant, Pearl Blob

Best baits: PowerBait, worms

 

Best areas;

Bank-  Kielder Waterside, Hawkhope, Tower Knowe

Boat – Gowanburn, Stockie Bay, Scotch Rocks

 

Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

 

Ranger: Lee Hollings 

 Fishery:    Kielder Water   Size:  2,700 acres (1,093h), Max Depth 178 feet (55m)

                                             Grid Ref: NY670 880 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

 

Weekending: 03 September 2017

 

Number of anglers - week

83

Number of trout taken - week

165

Number of trout returned - week

12

Total number of trout caught - week

177

Rod average - week

2.1

Best trout - week

3lb 14oz

Number of fish re-stocked

330

Total number of anglers to date

2,327

Total number of fish caught to date

6,075

Largest trout of the season so far

10lb 3oz

Seasonal rod average

2.6

 

Fishery Headline:                              Under your nose!

 

With water levels dropping many new features are being exposed around the reservoir. Reports of huge shoals of fry have been regular from sheltered warmer bays around the shore. Mr Grainger from Amble managed some great sport in Kielder Waterside Bay with a Mini Rapala Plug. He took seven fish for 10lb 2oz with most of the takes at his feet. Fish have also been following bait in with anglers taking fish as they are reeling in. Following the success of Kielder Festival and the Tour of Britain this weekend, permit sales and access for anglers is now back to normal.

 

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Best flies: Black Muddler, Cormorant, Pearl Blob

Best baits: PowerBait, small lures

 

Best areas;

Bank-  Hawkhope, Kielder Waterside

Boat – Gowanburn, Stockie Bay, Scotch Rocks

 

Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

 

Ranger: Lee Hollings

 

Weekending: 20 AuFishery:    Kielder Water   Size:  2,700 acres (1,093h), Max Depth 178 feet (55m)

                                             Grid Ref: NY670 880 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

 

Weekending: 27 August 2017

 

Number of anglers - week

116

Number of trout taken - week

179

Number of trout returned - week

27

Total number of trout caught - week

206

Rod average - week

1.7

Best trout - week

4lb 4oz

Number of fish re-stocked

0

Total number of anglers to date

2,244

Total number of fish caught to date

5,898

Largest trout of the season so far

10lb 3oz

Seasonal rod average

2.6

 

Fishery Headline:                              Covering the ground!

 

The large shoals of stocked fish which can be found at the start of the season usually dissipate towards the end of the season. This is true now, as we come into September. Anglers who are covering a lot of ground are picking up fish at different locations and can still have some great sport as we move into the autumn. Bank anglers have been catching from every location at the moment but not in huge numbers. Kielder Waterside has resulted in some limit catches as well as Matthew`s Linn. Boat anglers have had some good sport with surface flies whilst making a wake using flies such as a Muddler. Daddy Long Legs have started to appear and some impressive takes have been reported by boat anglers.

 

Please note: Next weekend (2,3 & 4 September), there will be no boats available or any bank fishing from the Dam Wall due to “Kielder Fest” and the Tour Of Britain cycle race taking place at the reservoir.

 

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Best flies: Black Muddler, Daddies, Orange Cormorant

Best baits: PowerBait, worm, spinner

 

Best areas;

Bank-  Matthew’s Linn, Kielder Waterside

Boat – Gowanburn, Stockie Bay, Whickhope

 

Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

 

Ranger: Lee Hollingsgust 2017

 

Number of anglers - week

145

Number of trout taken - week

177

Number of trout returned - week

11

Total number of trout caught - week

192

Rod average - week

2.08

Best trout - week

2lb 5oz

Number of fish re-stocked

350

Total number of anglers to date

2,128

Total number of fish caught to date

5,692

Largest trout of the season so far

10lb 3oz

Seasonal rod average

2.08

 

Fishery Headline:                              Fantastic Flannigan

 

It’s been changeable weather with rain, sunshine and even thunder and lightening at times but our anglers are still catching! Boat anglers Mark and Grace Flannigan got their catch limit of 12 fish between them weighing in at 25lb 8oz at Stockie Bay on bait, their biggest fish weighing in at 4lb. Ken Thompson caught three fish all weighing in at 1lb 8oz each again at Stockie Bay with orange PowerBait eggs the number one bait!

 

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Best flies: Black Muddler, Black and Claret Midge, Cormorant, Cat’s Whisker

Best baits: PowerBait, worm, sweet corn

 

Best areas;

Bank-  Matthew’s Linn, Bakethin Weir, Beaches Walk

Boat – Gowanburn, Plashetts, Belling Inlet, Stockie Bay

 

Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

 

Ranger: Emily Charlton

 

Fishery:    Kielder Water   Size:  2,700 acres (1,093h), Max Depth 178 feet (55m)

                                             Grid Ref: NY670 880 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

 

Weekending: 13 August 2017

 

Number of anglers - week

74

Number of trout taken - week

151

Number of trout returned - week

21

Total number of trout caught - week

172

Rod average - week

2.3

Best trout - week

4lb 6oz

Number of fish re-stocked

375

Total number of anglers to date

1,983

Total number of fish caught to date

5,621

Largest trout of the season so far

10lb 3oz

Seasonal rod average

2.8

 

Fishery Headline:                              More doubles!

 

A pair of 12lb rainbow trout were stocked on Thursday at Kielder Waterside, as an added bonus, one of these whoppers was tagged! He have added another tagged fish as the previous tagged fish was caught, but as the angler had not entered the sweepstake this third tagged fish has been released to replace it. James Mandy landed the heaviest fish of the week; a rainbow trout of 4lb 6oz caught from the slipway at Hawkhope on PowerBait. Michael Sinkinson caught his eight fish limit, also from Hawkhope Slipway for a total weight of 16lb 8oz. Boat angler Ian Hamilton had two rainbows of 3lb and 3lb 1oz from Needs Hill. He landed both on a minnow pattern. His total catch was an impressive 18lb 4oz. Martin Watson recorded the heaviest catch weight of the week from the bank at Gordon’s Walls (north of Hawkhope car park) with eight rainbows for a weight of 19lb 4oz.

 

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Best flies: Montana Nymph, Black Whisker, Brown Minkie

Best baits: PowerBait, worm, spinners

 

Best areas;

Bank-  Matthew’s Linn, Hawkhope and the Lakeside View car park

Boat – Gowanburn, Plashetts, Belling Inlet

 

Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

 

 

Ranger: Lee Hollings

 

 

 

 Fishery:    Kielder Water   Size:  2,700 acres (1,093h), Max Depth 178 feet (55m)

                                             Grid Ref: NY670 880 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

 

Weekending: 06 August 2017

 

Number of anglers - week

75

Number of trout taken - week

177

Number of trout returned - week

33

Total number of trout caught - week

210

Rod average - week

2.8

Best trout - week

6lb 9oz

Number of fish re-stocked

0

Total number of anglers to date

1,909

Total number of fish caught to date

5,449

Largest trout of the season so far

10lb 3oz

Seasonal rod average

2.8

 

Fishery Headline:                              Close Call!

 

One of the tagged fish was caught this week but unfortunately the angler had not entered the sweep stake before he started fishing, so was unable to claim the prize. We will therefore be stocking another tagged fish this week to replace the one caught. The west end of the reservoir is still fishing well with boat anglers reporting some great catches from around the mirage jetty and under the C200 road bridge at Matthew’s Linn. Fish have been seen on the surface as well in the late afternoon taking hatching sedge. With the large volume of water which has been flowing into the reservoir, levels have risen significantly. This can often create some great sport for those on the banks. Fish come close in to feed over freshly flooded ground, picking off terrestrial insects. It is always worth fishing under your nose for trying to cast to the horizon in these conditions!

 

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Best flies: Hoppers, Cat’s Whisker, green lures

Best baits: PowerBait, worm, spinners

 

Best areas;

Bank-  Matthew’s Linn, Tower Knowe and Kielder Waterside

Boat – C200 Bridge, Gowanburn and the Belling Inlet

 

Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

 

Ranger: Lee Hollings

 

 

Weekending: 30 July 2017

 

Number of anglers - week

65

Number of trout taken - week

177

Number of trout returned - week

15

Total number of trout caught - week

192

Rod average - week

2.9

Best trout - week

5lb 4oz

Number of fish re-stocked

350

Total number of anglers to date

1,834

Total number of fish caught to date

5,239

Largest trout of the season so far

10lb 3oz

Seasonal rod average

2.8

 

Fishery Headline:                              King Colin!

 

The weather continued unsettled, however, there have been good catches for fly anglers when the sun has finally broken through. Multi Bait anglers had the best of the sport this week during the cooler periods. Boat angler Colin Famelton from Cramlington recorded the best catch of the week with 22lb 3oz from Needs Hill on the north shore caught on worm and sweet corn. Paul Telford landed the heaviest fish of the week a rainbow of 5lb 4oz from the Sailing Club at Tower Knowe Visitor Centre caught on a Claret Hopper on a floating line. Gerry Welton had an unusual catch of a 2lb eel from the mouth of Whickhope Burn, he even managed to release the eel as it was only caught by the top lip. David Horton, a visiting angler from Scotland, caught and released two fully finned brown trout from the point off Merlin Brea; the heavier one at 1lb 5oz.

 

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Best flies: Black Muddler, Black and Claret Midge and Cormorants

Best baits: PowerBait, worm and sweet corn

 

Best areas;

Bank-  Matthew’s Linn, Bakethin Weir and Beaches Walk

Boat – Plashetts, Gowanburn and the Belling

 

Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

 

Ranger: John Reed

 
 
Fishery:    Kielder Water   Size:  2,700 acres (1,093h), Max Depth 178 feet (55m)
                     Grid Ref: NY670 880 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

Weekending:  16 July 2017

Number of anglers - week
72
Number of trout taken - week
202
Number of trout returned - week
44
Total number of trout caught - week
246
Rod average - week
3.4
Best trout - week
4lb 0oz
Number of fish re-stocked
0
Total number of anglers to date
1,691
Total number of fish caught to date
4,829
Largest trout of the season so far
10lb 3oz
Seasonal rod average
2.9

Fishery Headline:  First Competition a great success

On Saturday Kielder hosted the first three way charity boat competition between Northumbrian Water, Forestry Commission and the Environment Agency. Competitors were met with overcast and wet conditions, with the wind steadily increasing over the day. Fish were really well spread around the reservoir, with eventual winners being Northumbrian Water who managed an average of 3.9 fish per person. The best catch of the match went to Northumbrian Water’s Peter Pattinson with 8 fish and the top boat also going to Peter and his boat partner Ray Fothergill. The largest fish of the match went to Eddy Forster with a cracking fish just short of 3lb. A huge well done to everyone who helped to raised £500 for the Great North Air Ambulance. This week’s largest fish was taken by Mr Parker who landed two fish of 4lb on Green Powerbait near Hawkhope.
 
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Best flies: Spider Patterns, Black Snake, Orange and Yellow Blobs

Best baits: Powerbait, Worm and Sweetcorn

Bank:    Tower Knowe, Lakeside View & Kielder Waterside

Boat: Plashetts, Gowanburn and the Quarry

Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

Ranger:

Lee Hollings
 
 
 
 
Fishery:    Kielder Water   Size:  2,700 acres (1,093h), Max Depth 178 feet (55m)
                     Grid Ref: NY670 880 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

Weekending: 09 July 2017

Number of anglers - week
124
Number of trout taken - week
244
Number of trout returned - week
19
Total number of trout caught - week
263
Rod average - week
2.1
Best trout - week
4lb
Number of fish re-stocked
700
Total number of anglers to date
1,619
Total number of fish caught to date
4,583
Largest trout of the season so far
10lb 3oz
Seasonal rod average
2.8

Fishery Headline:        Lee and Connor with WaterAid Honour!

Cooler and more overcast conditions than previous weeks greeted the Wateraid finalists for the much awaited climax to this coveted competition. The boats departed the jetty evenly split with half heading towards Plashetts and Matthew’s Linn. Trout were taken mostly in the surface layers with some good follows and snappy takes reported. The wind increased thought the day but conditions remained favourable. 22 anglers took 91 fish through the day with the rod average of 4.2 per angler. Conner Metcalf and Lee Wilkinson came First with 16 fish weighing in at 23lb 2oz. The winning team managed to catch their limit by 3pm which is a great effort given the blustery conditions. Second were Alan Jenkins and Ted Fenwick with 15 fish weighing in at 22lb 8oz. Third were Andy Jones and Dave Mordue with 12 fish weighing in at 18lb 6oz. Earlier in the week Davy Madderson caught eight fish weighing in at 17lb at Hawkhope on PowerBait and Andrew Coulson caught eight fish on sweet corn and worm to top off a good week all round!

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Best flies: Orange Fritz, Black Hopper, Black Midge, Muddlers

Best baits: PowerBait, worm, sweet corn

Best areas:     
Boat- Bull Crag, Needs Hill and Whickhope
Bank- Gordon’s Walls, Matthew’s Linn and Whickhope

Boat bookings: 01434 251000

Ranger: Emily Charlton

 
 
 
Fishery:    Kielder Water   Size:  2,700 acres (1,093h), Max Depth 178 feet (55m)
                     Grid Ref: NY670 880 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)
 
Weekending: 02 July 2017
 
Number of anglers - week
102
Number of trout taken - week
224
Number of trout returned - week
19
Total number of trout caught - week
243
Rod average - week
2.3
Best trout - week
5lb 7oz
Number of fish re-stocked
0
Total number of anglers to date
1,495
Total number of fish caught to date
4,320
Largest trout of the season so far
10lb 3oz
Seasonal rod average
2.8
 
Fishery Headline:            Magic Michael!
 
High winds persisted throughout the week, however anglers have been able to find sheltered spots especially around the Sailing Club and the visitor centre at Tower Knowe. Keith Watson landed two 3lb rainbows on ledgered worm at Tower Knowe Sailing Club. The heaviest recorded fish of the week was a rainbow of 5lb 7oz caught at the mouth of the Lewis Burn just north of Matthew’s Linn on the south shore by Paul Lamb on a red and black Mepps spinner. Matthew’s Linn has been one of the best areas for bank anglers this week with limit catches being recorded all along the Lakeside Way down towards the Scout Camp at Hawkhirst. Kielder regular
Michael Sinkinson had our catch of the week with a total limit weight of 16lb 8oz for eight rainbows - all on worm.
 
INFORMATION: The final for the WaterAid competition is taking place Sunday 9 July
 
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Best flies: Orange Fritz, Black Hopper, Black Midge, Muddler
 
Best baits: PowerBait, worm, sweet corn
 
Best areas:     
Boat- Bull Crag, Needs Hill and Whickhope
Bank- Gordon’s Walls, Matthew’s Linn and Whickhope
 
Boat bookings: 01434 251000
 
Ranger: John Reed
 
 
 
Fishery:    Kielder Water   Size:  2,700 acres (1,093h), Max Depth 178 feet (55m)
                     Grid Ref: NY670 880 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)
 
Weekending: 25 June 2017
 
Number of anglers - week
62
Number of trout taken - week
188
Number of trout returned - week
32
Total number of trout caught - week
220
Rod average - week
3.5
Best trout - week
6lb 1oz
Number of fish re-stocked
350
Total number of anglers to date
1,393
Total number of fish caught to date
4,077
Largest trout of the season so far
10lb 3oz
Seasonal rod average
2.9
 
Fishery Headline:            King Kevin!
 
This last week has seen some of the lesser fished parts of the reservoir produce some great results. Gowanburn, Mathew’s Linn and Hawkhirst Point have all seen anglers take limit catches as the fish continue to spread our following bumper early season stockings. This weeks largest fish was taken from Gowanburn by Kevin McMarren whilst boat fishing using a long tailed Muddler and weighed in at 6lb 1oz. He also managed to take another six fish on a similar method for a total catch weight of 17lb 6oz. Mr Sutton from Rothbury also had some great sport whilst fishing from the boat at Mirarge at the north western tip of the reservoir. He too took fish on the surface with smaller traditional patterns and then had more luck slightly deeper with black lures. Bank anglers have continued to find success at Tower Knowe and Stockie Bay. High winds have proved challenging to those in the east corner of Stockie Bay but their perseverance has paid off with plenty of fish coming from this spot over the week to ledgered PowerBait and worm.
 
The final for the WaterAid competition is taking place Sunday 9 July
 
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Best flies: Muddler, Black Hopper, White Blob
 
Best baits: PowerBait, worm, spinners
 
Best areas:     Boat- Plashetts, Gowanburn and Belling Inlet
Bank- Tower Knowe, Lakeside View & Kielder Waterside
 
Boat bookings: 01434 251000
 
Ranger: Lee Hollings
 
 
 
 
Fishery:    Kielder Water   Size:  2,700 acres (1,093h), Max Depth 178 feet (55m)
                     Grid Ref: NY670 880 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)
 
Weekending: 18 June 2017
 
Number of anglers - week
130
Number of trout taken - week
431
Number of trout returned - week
15
Total number of trout caught - week
446
Rod average - week
3.4
Best trout - week
10lb 3oz
Number of fish re-stocked
400
Total number of anglers to date
1331
Total number of fish caught to date
3857
Largest trout of the season so far
10lb 3oz
Seasonal rod average
2.8
 
Fishery Headline:            Norman nets Kielder whopper!
 
The heaviest fish of the season hit the net on a week which saw rod averages continue to impress at well over three fish per angler! Norman Jenkin was the proud captor of a 10lb 3oz whopper caught by on ledgered PowerBait on only 5lb line – well done Norman! He also caught another five quality rainbows to add to the 10lb 3oz monster. The third heat of the ever popular WaterAid competition was held at Leaplish where the conditions were bright and very hot. Eventual winners Simon and Shaun caught fish from various spots from Benny Shank to Hawkhope with the bulk of the numbers taken in the Belling on surface flies and traditional patterns
 
The two qualifying boats to make it through to the final are:
1st place Simon lee and Shaun Ramshaw with 11 fish totalling 16lb 6oz
2nd place Conner Metcalf and lee Wilkinson with four fish totalling 6lb 1oz
 
The final for the water aid competition is taking place on the 9th of July
 
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Best flies: Orange Fritz, Black Minkie, Black Muddler, Dawson’s Olive
 
Best baits: PowerBait, worm, sweet corn, spinners
 
Best areas:     Boat- Gowanburn, Needs Hill
Bank- Hawkhope, Merlin Brea, Whickhope
 
Boat bookings: 01434 251000
 
Ranger: Emily Charlton
 
 
 
 
 
Fishery:    Kielder Water   Size:  2,700 acres (1,093h), Max Depth 178 feet (55m)
                     Grid Ref: NY670 880 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

Weekending: 28 May 2017

Number of anglers - week    125
Number of trout taken - week    365
Number of trout returned - week    10
Total number of trout caught - week    475
Rod average - week    3.8
Best trout - week                4lb 12oz
Number of fish re-stocked    700
Total number of anglers to date     963
Total number of fish caught to date    2,693
Largest trout of the season so far    5lb 13oz
Seasonal rod average     2.7

Fishery Headline:        Kane and Scott are just too hot!

It’s been another great week with the rod average hitting highs of the season at almost four fish per angler. Bait anglers netted fish consistently using ledgered PowerBait in deeper areas. For fly anglers the best tactic was to keep on the move in order to find rising fish with mixed methods taking fish including dry Hawthorn flies or traditional black wet flies fished just under the surface. Mr. C Graham caught his limit weighing 19lb on worm at Hawkhope and took the plaudits for ‘catch of the week’.

Second round of Kielder pairs competition results as follows:
1st Sean Kane and Kai Scott - 12 fish,
2nd Peter Crowe and Ernie Craster – seven fish
3rd Andrew Scott and Simon Robinson - eight fish
4th Alan Jenkins and ted Fenwick - six fish
5th Robert Marshall and Ethan Marshall - three fish

The top five anglers all progress to the grand final 9 July 2017.

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Best flies: Orange Blob, Black Muddler
Best baits: PowerBait, worm and spinners

Best areas:     
Boat-  Whickhope, Tower Knowe, Belling
Bank- Stockie Bay, Tower Knowe

Boat bookings :
01434 251000

Ranger:
Emily Charlton
 
 

 Fishery:    Kielder Water   Size:  2,700 acres (1,093h), Max Depth 178 feet (55m)
                     Grid Ref: NY670 880 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

Weekending: 14 May 2017

Number of anglers - week    119
Number of trout taken - week    357
Number of trout returned - week    21
Total number of trout caught - week    378
Rod average - week    3.2
Best trout - week                5lb 13oz
Number of fish re-stocked    420
Total number of anglers to date     683
Total number of fish caught to date    1,841
Largest trout of the season so far    5lb 13oz
Seasonal rod average     2.7

Fishery Headline:            James and the giant fish!

A great week of weather has brought out a brilliant attendance and some excellent sport to match with one of the best weekly rod averages of the season. James McGinny had some great sport whilst fishing with a small red Mepps spinner from a boat in Stockie Bay. After he took his limit by lunch he bought a second permit from Tower Knowe. Whilst fishing on his second permit he caught this week’s largest fish weighing in at 5lb 13oz which is also the largest fish of the season so far. There have been a good number of fish showing on the surface this week as well. Floating lines and traditional patterns have taken some great fish from Leaplish and Hawkhirst bays.

Please note: To book places on the next heat Sunday 28 May please call Leaplish on 01434 251 000. Please note that boats are currently due back at the jetty at 8pm.
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Best flies: Black Hoppers, Minkie, Orange Blob
Best baits: PowerBait, worm and spinners

Best areas:     
Boat- Leaplish, Whickhope, Belling
Bank- Stockie Bay, Leaplish

Boat bookings :
01434 251000

Ranger: Lee Hollings

 

Fishery:    Kielder Water   Size:  2,700 acres (1,093h), Max Depth 178 feet (55m)
                     Grid Ref: NY670 880 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

Weekending: 07 May 2017

Number of anglers - week    119
Number of trout taken - week    241
Number of trout returned - week    18
Total number of trout caught - week    259
Rod average - week    2.1
Best trout - week                4lb 11oz
Number of fish re-stocked    800
Total number of anglers to date     564
Total number of fish caught to date    1,463
Largest trout of the season so far    5lb
Seasonal rod average     2.5

Fishery Headline:            Scierra pairs weekend

The Scierra pairs took place Saturday 6 May on a bright and blustery day at the mighty Kielder! The top placed pair were Dave McKenna and Brad Mackie who caught 16 fish weighing for 25lb 3oz. This also qualified for a time bonus of 4lb which brought them up to 29lb 3oz and were the only pair to score the bonus! In Second place were Philip Rippon and Richard Bond who caught 14 fish weighing in at 24lb 10oz. In Third place were Peter Pattinson and Ray Fothergill with a total of 13 fish weighing in at 23lb 3oz. In Fourth place were Tom Nelson and Tom Robson who caught nine fish weighing in at 19lb 2oz.

 

 

Tom Nelson and Tom Robson caught the heaviest fish weighing 4lb 11oz. Prior to the competition this week sport was steady with David Parks catching eight fish for 16lb 8oz; his heaviest fish weighing in at 4lb 5oz caught at Hawkhope from the bank on PowerBait. Mark Norris caught a total of seven fish and returned six at Hawkhope on red PowerBait salmon eggs. Peter Crowe and Tony Bell went out in a boat Thursday and caught eight fish between them, returning them all. Mr. J Donnelly caught seven fish, the biggest weighing in at 2lb 8oz on green and white Fritz

Please note: To book places on the next heat Sunday 28 May please call Leaplish on 01434 251 000. Please note that boats are currently due back at the jetty at 8pm.
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Best flies: Viva Blob, orange Blob, green Fritz, white Fritz
Best baits: Worm, Green and orange PowerBait

Best areas:    
Boat- Gowanburn, Whickhope
Bank-    Stockie Bay, Leaplish

Boat bookings :
01434 251000

Ranger: Lee HollingsFishery:    Kielder Water   Size:  2,700 acres (1,093h), Max Depth 178 feet (55m)
                     Grid Ref: NY670 880 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

Weekending: 30 April 2017

Number of anglers - week    49
Number of trout taken - week    105
Number of trout returned - week    33
Total number of trout caught - week    138
Rod average - week    2.8
Best trout - week    4lb 3oz
Number of fish re-stocked    480
Total number of anglers to date     445
Total number of fish caught to date    1,204
Largest trout of the season so far    5lb
Seasonal rod average     2.7

Fishery Headline:            Dudley Danny did good!

Its always great to see new blood coming into the sport and ten year old Danny Bamborough from Dudley, Cramlington has definitely been hooked! .He had a great day on the boat with his dad whilst fishing in the Belling Inlet. Danny tempted his first trout on orange PowerBait. Earlier in the week in some of the warmer, sheltered bays there have been some fairly prolific black buzzer hatches. The wild brownies, and some longer resident rainbows have been taking advantage of these feasts and anglers with well presented nymphs and buzzers have been reporting great sport. The largest fish this week fell to Bryan Beverley who managed to land eight fish with his largest weighing in at 4lb 3oz. All were taken at the limit of fishing next to the Dam.

Please note: To book places on the next heat Sunday 28 May please call Leaplish on 01434 251 000. Please note that boats are currently due back at the jetty at 8pm.

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Best flies: Cormorant, Black Buzzer
 
Best baits: PowerBait, worm

Best boat areas: The Quarry, Belling Inlet, Plashetts

Best bank areas: Leaplish, Stockie Bay and Whickhope

Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

Ranger: Lee Hollings

 

 

 

Weekending: 23 April 2017

Number of anglers - week    102
Number of trout taken - week    227
Number of trout returned - week    22
Total number of trout caught - week    249
Rod average - week    2.4
Best trout - week    4lb 2oz
Number of fish re-stocked    730
Total number of anglers to date     396
Total number of fish caught to date    1,066
Largest trout of the season so far    5lb
Seasonal rod average     2.7

Fishery Headline:        Competition season underway.....

This weekend saw the start of the Kielder Water Aid Boat Pairs Competition. Competitors found the start of the day challenging with a cool breeze pushing fish deep and making them reluctant to feed. As the sun came out in the afternoon fish started to feed with anglers starting enjoy some better sport. The top five boat pairs for the day who will be going through to the final were:

1. Peter Pattinson and Ray Fothergill with six fish for 11lb 15oz
2. Rob Clarke and Kevin Dinning
3. Peter Jones and Andy Jones
4. Brian Lillie and Phil Raisbeck
5. Stephen Fletcher and Andrew Coates

Bank anglers also found some great sport over the weekend with Ken Thompson and David Wafer both taking their limits whilst fishing in Stockie Bay. The sixteen fish for 31lb were taken on yellow PowerBait eggs. Mr Wafer also took a nice 3lb 12oz fish amongst his catch.
Please note: To book places on the next heat Sunday 28 May please call Leaplish on 01434 251 000. Please note that boats are currently due back at the jetty at 5.30pm.
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Best flies: Orange Blob, and Cats Whisker
Best baits: PowerBait, worm
Best boat areas: Scotch Rocks and Stockie Bay
Best bank areas: Tower Knowe, Hawkhope, Stockie Bay
Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

Ranger: Lee Hollings

 

 

 

 

Fishery:    Kielder Water   Size:  2,700 acres (1,093h), Max Depth 178 feet (55m)
                     Grid Ref: NY670 880 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

Weekending: 16 April 2017

Number of anglers - week    60
Number of trout taken - week    197
Number of trout returned - week    19
Total number of trout caught - week    216
Rod average - week    3.6
Best trout - week    5lb
Number of fish re-stocked    450
Total number of anglers to date     294
Total number of fish caught to date    817
Largest trout of the season so far    5lb
Seasonal rod average     2.7

Fishery Headline:            King Kevin!

A good week at Kielder was summarised by a rod average increase to the highest of the season so far at well over three fish per angler. Mr. K Griffiths caught a 5lb rainbow which is the heaviest so far this season at Hawkhope on PowerBait. Hawkhope has fished well all week and Mr. D Parker was another angler to benefit netting a total catch of 13lb caught on PowerBait. However, this was beaten by the Kevin Glendinning who netted eight fish for a total weight of 17lb 4oz from Gordon’s Walls on the north shore.

Please note: Tower Knowe and the Cafe on the Water are now open for the season from 10am until 5pm.

Please note: There are still places for the opening heat of the Kielder Water Aid Boat Pairs competition on Sunday 23 April.

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Best flies: Viva, various blobs and lures
 
Best baits: Worm, green PowerBait, red Mepps spinner

Best boat areas: Gowanburn, Whickhope

Best bank areas: Stockie Bay, Leaplish
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Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

Ranger: John Reed

Fishery:    Kielder Water   Size:  2,700 acres (1,093h), Max Depth 178 feet (55m)

                                             Grid Ref: NY670 880 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

 

Weekending: 09 April 2017

 

Number of anglers - week

62

Number of trout taken - week

201

Number of trout returned - week

23

Total number of trout caught - week

224

Rod average - week

3.6

Best trout - week

4lb  2oz

Number of fish re-stocked

450

Total number of anglers to date

234

Total number of fish caught to date

601

Largest trout of the season so far

4lb 2oz

Seasonal rod average

2.6

 

Fishery Headline:                                          Feel the heat!

 

With a stunning week of weather behind us the water temperature has risen by two degrees and warmer still in some sheltered bays. This has sparked some great catches around the water. Jon Robinson and Chris Walker had a great day on Sunday whilst fishing on the Dam Wall. Chris took his eight fish for 13lb whilst Jon had eight fish for 13lb 2oz, both had fish over 3lb as well. They were taken on a mixture of baits including PowerBait and worm. The largest fish this week is shared between two anglers. Carl Dobson took four fish over 4lb within his total of seven fish. Lloyd Newitt took a 4lb rainbow along with another five fish to top off a cracking day! The best method has been fishing with a PowerBait and worm mix, fished about one metre below the float. Less fish have been caught on the bottom this week which may be related to the increased water temperatures.

Please note: There are still places for the opening heat of the Kielder Water Aid Boat Pairs competition on Sunday 23 April.

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Best flies: Orange Blob, Black Minkie

 

Best baits: PowerBait, worm

 

Best boat areas: Belling Inlet, Stockie Bay

 

Best bank areas: Tower Knowe, Hawkhope, Stockie Bay

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Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

 

Ranger: Lee Hollings

 

 

 

 

 Fishery:    Kielder Water   Size:  2,700 acres (1,093h), Max Depth 178 feet (55m)
                     Grid Ref: NY670 880 (For Internet Satellite Viewing)

Weekending: 26 March 2017

Number of anglers - week    42
Number of trout taken - week    129
Number of trout returned - week    0
Total number of trout caught - week    129
Rod average - week    3.07
Best trout - week    4lb  2oz
Number of fish re-stocked    1,500
Total number of anglers to date     124
Total number of fish caught to date    222
Largest trout of the season so far    4lb 2oz
Seasonal rod average     1.8

Fishery Headline:  Good things come to those who wait!
The last seven days have certainly presented some interesting angling conditions with snow early in the week giving way to sun drenched shores at the weekend.
The arrival of the better weather encouraged anglers to visit and they were rewarded for the patience as the trout came onto the feed.
Hawkhope Car Park, Tower Knowe and Lakeside View Car Park have produced some great catches. Joe Richards from Warden caught a fine 8 fish limit within two hours on Saturday morning and returned for a second permit in the afternoon. All of Joe’s fish were taken float fished worm from the bank at Tower Knowe.
The largest fish this week was caught by Claire Foster who landed a fine 4lb 2oz rainbow whilst trolling a small spinner off the tip of Bull Crag Peninsular. This was only the third time Claire has fished and she also managed to land a further four fish for a total of 11lb 1oz.

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Best flies: Brown Minky and Orange Blobs
 
Best baits: Powerbait & Worm

Best boat areas: Bull Crag and the mouth of Belling Inlet

Best bank areas: Tower Knowe, Hawkhope and Lakeside View car park

Please note that boats are currently due back at the jetty at 5.30pm.
Ranger office and Boat bookings: 01434 251000

Ranger: Lee Hollings

Last Updated on Monday, 16 October 2017 18:04