There,s a lot about

Still coming to the net

Even though we have had some really heavy down pours this week it has not been enough to give the rivers much of a lift. That however has not stopped members from continuing to bring fish to the net. A salmon off the Start, grilse and sea trout from the Till beats and the first signs of fish on the Tyne. One member having a good day on the Tyne landing 4 sea trout and also having a couple of good pulls on his line. Kielder releases will help the Tyne over the next week so hopefully more will come to the net. There still seems to be more sea trout than salmon in the rivers but a fish is a fish.


Big thank you

Our thanks to those members who assisted yesterday on the weed clearing on Rothley lake. A lot of time, effort and hard work was carried out to improve the fishing on the lake so again a big thanks for your time and effort. Those members that fish the venue on a regular basis will see a big improvement so enjoy, dont complain and there are plenty of fish there to be caught.

Things have slowed down but

Thanks for your returns

The rains in May and June helped the rivers and brought in the fish, mainly sea trout, to the delight of members. Thanks to the members for submitting their interim catch returns for the Tweed and Till beats. Details of the catches have now been sent to the respective owners as we are required to do and its good news on previous years. Into double figures for salmon and over 50 sea trout landed so well done one and all. The rivers are pretty low at present but that should change from tomorrow with fairly heavy rain due, showers on Wednesday and more heavy rain on Thursday. Hopefully this will produce some productive fishing for the weekend. The rivers show there are plenty of fish around, but again mainly sea trout. Top beat to date is Fenton, please remember to close the gate, and the Start is Second to that.The Start is a low water beat and so under fished but members now seem to understand we are trying to put you onto the best possible fishing for the conditions.

The working party

Rothley weed cutting

Those members that are available for the Rothley working party are advised that it is scheduled for Tuesday 9th July with a meet up time of 11.00am. If you are available to assist then please co tact head bailff Dave Cave, phone number on index page of your handbook.

Gentle reminders

Fenton beat

Will members please close the gate when either going to or when leaving the river. Like a lot of our fishing it is on working farms and livestock are in the specific fields that the owners eish them to be in.

Interim returns

If you have not already done so will members who have had success on the Tweed or Till beats please submit them asap as they need to be collated then suppied ti the resoective bodies.

Thornton Steward Reservoir

The committee have decided that for the forseeable future there will be no fishing allowed 25 metres either side of the inlet and ask that members and day tickets comply with this ruling.

Junior Competition

We have had very little response for this event that was due to be held in July. Regretfully we have decided to cancel the event this year and organisor Barry Gibson will contact those that had initially showed interest.

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