25 September

River Wear

The heaviest fish reported, as yet, by any member this year is a superb 23lb salmon caught by head bailiff  Dave Cave using a rapala on Wednesday 24th. He had  returned a 14lb salmon earlier in the day.

River Coquet

What on earth is going on here. A blocked fish pass has stopped a lot of fish from running the river and they are amassed  in very high numbers in the area known as the goldfish bowl. Reports say divers have been down to examine the fish pass, heavily damaged by the recent floods, whilst other reports say the divers are not going to look at the pass until tomorrow. This needs to be resolved as quickly as possible, not for the anglers but for the fish at this very important time of the year. Fish count figures, supplied by the EA, show that the number of fish taking the river this year is the lowest for a lot years so it is important that every effort is made to rectify this problem for this and future years.

River Till

Members are reminded that fishing for the last six weeks of the season is with fly only. This was the successful method for member Barry Gibson when he caught a lovely 7lb 12 oz sea trout on a cascade on Tuesday.

Parking - Keepershield

The hard core has been delivered to enable the owner to affect repairs to the car parking area and we await for this to be carried in the owners time so again we ask members to be patient.