Successful day for anglers as fishery reopens

A rainbow trout Picture: Bob SmithA rainbow trout Picture: Bob Smith
A rainbow trout Picture: Bob Smith
More than 160 trout were caught on the opening day of angling at Langley Dam Fishery after its winter closure. Boats, wading and casting from the bank all proved successful.

Northumbrian Waters Reservoirs open this weekend (11-12th), with Derwent and Fontburn opening on Saturday. Kielder opens on Sunday.A new competition will be held at Thrunton Long Crag and Chatton fisheries. The Big One will have a first prize of £3,000.

Heats at Thrunton are on March 19th, April 2nd and 15th. Chatton heats are on March 18th, April 1st and 16th.

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The final will be fished over two days, the first at Thrunton on November 4th and the second at Chatton the following day.Wansbeck Angling Association committee has halved the cost of the season permit for a year.

The joining fee will remain £10, but the season permit will only be £20.

Permits can be bought at McDermotts shop in Ashington, or from the Rod and Tackle shop in Cramlington.

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