Despite the blustery conditions, anglers enjoyed fine sport at Fontburn with ledgering
tactics proving most effective.
The more successful anglers tend to keep a finger on the line when ledgering
, to aid bite detection in swirling water.
Local reservoirs have produced some good sport too with bait anglers doing well at distance and with ledgering
Some matches still went ahead on Sunday, with lines freezing and iced floats making ledgering
The most productive method for bait anglers is ledgering
on or very close to the bottom with worm or Powerbait, with orange the best colour.
FONTBURN RESERVOIR 01669 621368/ SatNav NE614PL 267 anglers caught 779 trout in a week when ledgering
proved to be the best method.
Anglers using ledgering
tactics did best with a cocktail of baits such as worm tipped with a PowerBait Eggs.
This in turn has pushed the fish deeper which has meant those anglers using ledgering
techniques have had the best results.