How's it fishing
Fish are taking morning and late afternoon. There has been some good Winter bags netted this week . Andy Grabham from Long Newton returned 8 and Tony Bell from Sunderland returned 11. Dave Robson from Seaham returned 13 so did Steve Greathead from Lumley. Local John McQuire from Newbottle returned 12.
Some descent fishing to be enjoyed before the expected snow.
The main lakes remain fishable despite the best efforts of some harsh overnight frosts.Without its maritime influences the story could be very different-as other fisheries discover.
Some good bags have been taken, again on large lures and bloodworms predominantly.
Snakes,zonkers and damsel nymphs ( the large variety) were useful additions to the usual worms and cats whiskers.
The pleasant mild snap at the weekend had eager trout queuing at the north eastern pegs of the Doxford lake and willing to take pinkies and black buzzers alike.
Mild early in the week could be some snow at end .
Orange/ yellow worm