11 July 2008

Well it never rains but it pours. The last week has seen some very heavy rain in the North East which is good news for river anglers but bad news for people on holiday. All our rivers are currently in spate which will help bring the big summer runs into the rivers. The north Tyne up at Bellingham is some two foot six inches above summer level, the Rede is some two foot nine inches up, the Coquet some three foot up, the Wear some three foot three inches up and the Till up at three foot four inches. The weekend is due to be dry so this should allow the rivers to drop off and become fishable by Sunday or Monday at the latest.

Two members fishing the Till on Tuesday before the real heavy rains came  were head bailiff Dave Cave who caught three sea trout up to 5lbs despite still having a cast on his broken right wrist and member Steven Kettlewell who caught one sea trout at 3lbs all caught on a spinner.