22 July

New Club Record

Members are starting to catch numerous fish with one member catching 5 sea trout up to 5lb on Saturday 12 July and a further 2 on Sunday 13 July on the Wear, Frankland Farm beat.

We are pleased to report that we have a new record sea trout for club waters with head Bailiff Dave Cave catching a superb sea trout of 12 lb 10oz on the Wear again on the Frankland beat. Whilst Dave is an expert trout fisherman with the fly he believes that the spinner is the best method on the Frankland beat.  It could be beaten though this year as there have been  excellent runs of sea trout over the last two weeks so good luck. The Wear has been the most under fished of club waters over the years but we are now starting to see more members fishing this river and we expect that more fish will be caught this season and hopefully this will be shown by the catch returns at the end of the season.

New Water

We are now some 95% near to concluding an agreement for a stretch on the North Tyne. Although it is a small stretch of about 500 yards it is opposite the Chipchase beat, below the Nunwick beat and above the Haughton Castle beat which are all highly sought after for fishing. Members from round the area will know of these three famous beats very well. We will inform the members of the hopefully successful conclusion next week