River Tweed

2019 Revised Angling Codes

Members are advised to read the revised 2019, advisary, codes for 2019.

Latest Newsletter

With the last newsletter members were issued with three new pages for the members handbook. Please note that the telephone number for Jim Irving is sligtly incorrect and should start 0191 and not 0797, please amend.

Thornton Steward Reservoir

We are pleased to advise that this venue is now open for the 2019 season for day tickets.

Did you

Move home

We are sending out the latest newsletter in a couple of days. In order that you receive your 2019 membership sticker and details of our new water please ensure that we have your correct contact details.

Coming your Way

This Week

Members should receive our first newletter of the year by the end of the week. It has the main items from our AGM, your 2019 membership sticker or stickers if you have a junior member/s under your wing and also three pages to replace in your membership handbook. Numbers 1, and 48 and 49 which are details of our new water on the Till at Castle Heaton. We do not have any previous catch return figures for this beat as it was only fished by an individual angler over the past few years.

Thornton Steward Reservoir

News for day tickets that used to obtain their day tickets fron Craikhall Filling Station. The owners have advised that they are now switching to fully automatic petrol pumps and will no longer be available to sell day tickets to the general public. We have however accquired another outlet for the purchase of day tickets and this is The Weighouse, 8A Market Place, Bedale, DL8 1FQ. Like a couple of our other outlets they will not be open on a Sunday.

Latest Fishing News

It took a while but the first salmon have been caught on the main Tyne. The Coquet has yet to provide a lucky angler with the first fish of  the season. The rivers were high following storm Erik but are now in fine fettle, just need the fish to co-operate and of course the weather as it is very mild and dry for February.

A pleasant evening

Had by all

Last night we hosted our 35th AGM and the committee were pleased to see some 39 members in attendance. We will be posting out a newsletter shortly with updates of the evenings procedures but a few bullet points as follows.

All club waters from 2018 retained for the 2019 season.

A new beat has been added on the river Till and full details will be forthcoming.

Subscriptions remain unchanged for the fourth year running.

Jim Maclean was elected to the committee and all other committee remain unchanged.

Award for heaviest salmon overall was made to Dave Ryan

Heaviest salmon award caught on fly to Hilary Gostelow Drury

President awards were made by Stephen Garrett (Pure Fishng)

We also thank Birtley Golf Club for use of their facilities again and a special thanks to steward Simon Green for another excellent Buffett.

Membership stickers for 2019 will be included in the newsletter.

Mad dogs

And Englishmen

Well, the season started yesterday and the best chance of landing an early sason springer will come from either our Tweed or Till beats. River conditions are good at present and several fish have been caught on the first day on the lower beats above our beat. Times were when this Englishman would have been out today, whatever the weather, on the tidal stretch on the Coquet, when fish were caught in February, but alas age and lack of fish stop me from doing that now. Those hardy enough to venture out this early are reminded that it is fly only for the first two weeks of the season and if you go, tight lines and let us know if you have any success.

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