ON SUNDAY, Ladies Fishing are holding their final event of 2012 at Chatton Trout Fishery with the Chatton Ladies.
The event will be a mixture of festive fun and fishing with expert tuition and advice.
There will be safety talks, a fun competition, junior fly dressing on a brooch, a raffle and much more, including a special appearance from Santa and his helper.
The cost of the day will be £20 for adults and £5 for juniors. This includes lunch for everyone, materials for junior fly dressing on a brooch and a gift from Santa for all the juniors.
Places must be booked with Ali Brown at Chatton Trout Fishery on 01668 215226 or Anne Woodcock of Ladies Fishing on 01388 605340 or by emailing email@example.com.
There are now two aerators situated on Chatton Lake so it will always remain ice-free unless we have extremely cold weather conditions.
If the weather deteriorates, anglers should call 01668 215226 before setting off.
The any-method lake at Knitsley Mill is attracting a good number of keen anglers, while a few beginners are catching 1lb-plus rainbows on the top lake.
The next Knitsley qualifier for the FritznFlies competition will be held on Saturday, December 15. Contact Billy on 07960 747417 to secure a place.
Sharpley Springs continues to fish well despite the arrival of bitterly cold northerly winds.
The biggest fish brought to the net this week was a 22lb rainbowwhich was safely returned by Neil Erwin from Hexham.
Other anglers who recorded good catches included Ian Richard from New Hartley who took a rainbow of 11lb 8oz; Graham Leather who returned one of 12lb from a bag of 11; Stephen Greathead from Lumley who returned a 10lb rainbow.
Eric Carmichael from Rowlands Gill and Jimmy Hall from Birtley each returned 10-pounders and Mr Harvey from Cramlington took a trout of just over 13lb.
South Linden Fishery has been fished well over the past few weeks despite the heavy rains and floods.
The lakes are relatively clear and well-stocked with good numbers of anglers recording limit bags.
The bait lake has been fishing well on worm and maggot.
The fishery is open all winter from 8.30am to 4pm for both for bait and fly fishing. Anglers should check www.southlilndenfishery.org before setting out.
Chatton: Cat’s Whiskers, Damsels, Bloodworms, Black Buzzers.
Knitsley Mill: Bloodworm, Black Buzzers, Pink Fritz.
Sharpley: Pheasant Tail Nymph, Diawl Bach, Black Buzzer, Pinky, Cat’s Whisker, Hare’s Ear Emerger, Black Zonker/Woolly Bugger, Close-copy Bloodworm.
South Linden: Bloodworm, Black Montana, Black/White Fritz, Cat’s Whisker, Black Buzzer, Black and Green Nomad.