October Updates

We have updated the fish count figures for September for the Tyne, 8395 fish, Wear 1707 fish and the Tees 186 and our thanks to the Environmental agency for the latest set of figures. The Tyne figures continue to look good for the season whilst the figures for the Wear and the Tees look disappointing. It is hoped that we will be able to start placing figures on the site for the Coquet from 2014 

The Kielder releases along with some rain continue to keep fish moving up the Tyne system and members are having mixed results. Whilst the releases ensure safe passage for the fish it can also at times be a hinderance to members and anglers alike fishing their various beats. It is hoped that similiar runs of fish continue through the month of October to give members more success as the season heads to its closure in just over two weeks time.

As  I write the Wear is unfishable due to some very heavy rain over the last few days and it may be several days before members are able to wet a line again. The rain however has not affected the rivers in Northumberland i.e the Tyne, Coquet, Till and Tweed.

As the seasson approaches its close we shall be sending a brief newsletter to the membership with their catch return forms that need to be completed and returned to our secretary Dave Wilson asap after the close of the season. It is also a statutory regulation that all anglers who have fished for salmon and sea trout complete and return their catch return forms to the Environmental Agency, failure to do so may result in a fine.

Our thanks to the eight members that assisted with the latest and last stocking of the season for Rothley East Lake. Hopefully this will give members added fishing for rainbow trout once the salmon season has ended.

Members are advised that we will be removing the boats from Crag Lough very shortly to place into storage for general maintenance and overhaul to be carried out so please check with us as required before fishing the venue.

The Committee appreciate that members have various leisure periods due to work, family and other committments and try to make the most of their time fishing. Our bailiffs have noticed of late that some members are not placing their car badge in their vehicle and also the number of rods fishing the various beats. This leaves all our bailiffs looking for potential poachers on club waters, instead of fishing themselves, only to come across anglers who are in fact members. Our bailiffs do a tremendous amount of unpaid work on behalf of us all so please assist them by placing your badge and number of anglers on display in your vehicle.