As well as the brown trout in John O’ Gaunts, we know there are also some big naturalized browns in Beaver Dyke reservoir because one or two show up in the catch returns every year. To add to this, at a recent stocking this month some more big browns have gone in to spice things up a little! If you are lucky enough to catch one of these a) hang on for dear life! b) make sure you put it back (all browns must be returned on both reservoirs).
We think one has already been caught as not long after the stocking a member of Yorkshire Anglers submitted a picture of a 6lb brownie he’d caught from Beaver Dyke (although it’s possible this is one of the existing lunkers!)