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Monday, 05 December 2011 10:28

Run of Doubles

Cumbrian fishery produces string of specimen rainbows as big fish hit the lures.

Anglers in the north west looking to test their tackle will be interested to hear of one fishery that’s been producing some stunning specimens over the last couple of weeks.

Cumbria’s Naworth Fishery has produced 22 double-figure rainbows in a fortnight, with three of the fish running to a whopping 18lb with another of 16lb. One rod alone – Ashington angler Jim Tuck – banked three doubles, including one of the 18s, in an amazing day session.

The fishery, located near Brampton, has a reputation for the size of its trout having produced a new fishery record in the late summer at 21lb. But it’s the lures that have been proving their downfall as the cold weather creeps in.

“The bigger trout are very aggressive at the moment and will only take a moving bait,” fishery manager Fergus Graham told Total Fly Fisher. “The anglers fishing buzzers and more static flies haven’t been catching anything over 3lb. But the big fish have been striking hard on cats whiskers and nomads and the sport from these big fish is just amazing.”

For more details on fishing at Naworth, click here.


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