03 August

First Day Success

The newsletter with details and the map for the new beat at Keepershields on the North Tyne was posted  to members on 31 July. Most if not  all members should have received it by now but two members have definitely received it as they fished the beat on Saturday 02 August. Members Bob Crook and Malcolm Peden decided to try the beat and ended up with three sea trout landed and another ten lost. They were delighted to be first on the beat and to have had a successful day which we hope will be the first of many for the members.

Thornton Steward Reservoir

In order to try and combat the "Dog days" of the summer we have carried out additional stockings of rainbow trout this year. Though slightly smaller than our normal weight of 2lb plus these extra fish are in the 1.5 to 2.0 lb range and it was hoped that members and day tickets would continue to have a successful day/s fishing on the reservoir. We are pleased to report that our endeavours appear to have been successful in that the daily rod average this year is still above three per member and day ticket per rod day. Member Bill Limon caught a superb rainbow of 7lb 12ozs whilst member Ina Wilkinson caught a rainbow of 6lb 10ozs. Are there bigger fish in the reservoir to be caught? That would be telling.