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Post by Blackgnat on Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:25 am

AKA George from Guisborough.
Fish Lockwood, Scaling, Esk, Tees, Wear, Till, Cow Green, Teifi, Dovey, Tal Y Lyn for 'truttas' and 'salmos'.
Cast a fly in the salt between Saltburn and Whitby with mixed results and shore fish a few Yorkshire marks as well as places in Northumberland like Craster, Seashouses etc.
Also boat fish out of Hartlepool and Whitby.
Occasionally try for predatory coarse fish too.
Must admit that the small stillwaters aren't my first choice- but when work dictates my fishing hours then they fulfill their purpose.

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Post by andypandy on Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:37 am

Hi mate and welcome to the site.

Use to fish Lockwood alot myself with Mark walker but havent been there for a couple of seasons now.
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Post by Blackgnat on Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:40 am

Thanks Andy- I was considering it today but it looks damn cold on the moor tops.

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Post by noelgarside on Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:54 am

Welcome George to this fine Forum some good blokes and ladies on here, see I remembered Tracy. Atb Noel
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Post by bigtel on Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:07 am

hello and welcome to our forum
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Post by Lochbois on Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:34 am

Hello George,
I first fished Lockwood back in the 70/80s .
I liked an evening on Scaling Dam in the summer.
I am from Stockton on Tees i can remember the River Esk salmon haveing UDN in1969 i believe. I was a schoolboy then fishing Glasedale.
I like Cow Green ect and i am a member of Bishop Auckland a/c.
Lochbois is me real name but whats in a name.

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Post by Blackgnat on Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:14 pm

Thanks all- just been invited for a spot on 'Runnymere' by a business associate in North Yorkshire.
Its a little syndicate water on the North Yorks moors between Whitby and Goathland so its time to sling the gear in the car...along with a flask, shovel and fully charged phone!
Better than the telly!

(It is very sheltered!!! bounce )

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Post by Blackgnat on Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:41 am

Well- rollcasting over ice was a new one on me!

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Post by jedi1 on Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:13 am

Hello George, Welcome and hope to see you soon.
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Re: Black Gnat

Post by Blackgnat on Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:33 pm

Thanks Jedi...nice part of the world you live in too. I have been known to cast the odd '6oz buzzer' into the salt there.

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Post by Shipman on Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:17 am

Hello George and welcome to the site.
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Re: Black Gnat

Post by Dazkat on Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:55 am

Hi Black Gnat

I've always wanted to try salt water fly fishing. You'll have to give us some tips.
I'm going to give it a go at alanby for bass. I'm told it great sport in the summer.

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Post by Blackgnat on Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:19 pm

Dazkat wrote:Hi Black Gnat

I've always wanted to try salt water fly fishing. You'll have to give us some tips.
I'm going to give it a go at alanby for bass. I'm told it great sport in the summer.

Daz

Hi Daz

First- pick your mark. It helps if you know it well for safety reasons. I mainly fish rocky marks with a good bit of tidal movement as it equates to food.
Coalies are very willing fish to start you off and will happily take a Clouser or large 'Nobbler' type lure.
As for bass- don't be afraid of very shallow water. I have had them in less than welly depth- especially in low light conditions.
As for flies- my sea trout surface lures have accounted for a couple and clousers, streamers etc will work but my top 'pattern' is an Eddystone Eel of about 1.5 inch long cast on a WF8. I have tried more mobile patterns but the bass love it- especially at dawn.
Find somewhere where there is rock and sand with gulleys and runs that fill with the tide and try it out- you will be surprised how thin water you can catch in.
It does take homework but in the last three years I've had bass, sea trout, coalfish, pollock and mackerel on the fly rod.
Very rewarding.
This years targets are pollock of 5lb+ on the fly (probably from a small boat though) and bass on a 5 weight.

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Post by Dazkat on Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:17 pm

Thanks for the info mate.

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