Please take the time

To complete your catch returns

We have posted our latest newsletter to members today that also includes your migratory catch returns for the season on our English rivers and should be with you before the weekend. We ask that rather putting it aside for another day that you complete it and return to secretary Dave Wilson ASAP as they do take time to collate. Those members intending to continue fishing on the Tweed and Till have until the end of November to complete their returns for these rivers.

Last chance saloon

On our English rivers

Tomorrow is the final day of the season, or today depending when you read this, on our English rivers to fish for migratory fish. It is pleasing to report that members are still being successful in their efforts on our beats with more salmon than sea trout being caught over the last week with some very clean silver fish and the odd one or two bearing sea lice. In our last report we mentioned that our members have been successful in catching that elusive salmon over the 20lb mark. Well, several more over the 20lb mark have also been caught since then so well done to the members for their perseverance in trying river conditions. We hope members can get out on the last day on our English river and finish the season with a bang.

Are these people

For real

Well, here we are with less than two weeks to go before the end of the season. Members and anglers alike across the country have suffered drought conditions on our rivers which has prevented anglers getting to grips with a salmon or two, well one shall we say. We are fortunate enough to have the EA ask for releases from Kielder to increase river levels to enable both salmon and sea trout to progress upstream to spawn and provide the continuation of the species.Whilst we applaud this, we ask what would happen if there were no releases. Would the fish still migrate and spawn?. I think we will all say 100% yes to that. So, what consideration is given to the members and anglers who fish the Tyne, mainly the north and main Tyne, who pay there rod licence to fish legally until the 31st October, that can be affected by either no release or a release from Kielder. So, where is this going? Well, the EA, in their wiisdom have requested that there be a release from Kielder from this coming Thursday at 15.3 cumics. Well thanks for that. Anglers who pay their licence fee, who have waited very patiently to try and catch a fish or two, or even one, through what may be a disappointing season, will have their chances totally washed out over the last week of the season. We fully appreciate that our members are dedicated to both our club and their sport and we have voiced our real concern to the EA over this ridiculous decision. Their response is awaited.

Tight lines

Welcome

Following on from storm Callum it is pleasing to see fresh fish in the rivers and members having success. Keeping up with our last six years of salmon over 20lb being caught each season one member has had the honour of catching not one but two over that mark. One other member has been close to that with a salmon of 18lb plus several more salmon and all on the fly. Now how is this for an introduction to club waters, a new member being shown some of our beats had a red letter day on his first day on club waters by catching three salmon, again all on the fly. If only it was always that simple. Other members have also had success with salmon up to 12lbs and sea trout up to 7lbs on a mix of fly and spinner. Will the fish keep coming or do we need another storm to keep them coming in? Whichever it be lets just hope the fishing  keeps members interested.

A Glass half full or

A glass half empty

Well, Storm Callum certainly left its mark at the end of last week and into the weekend. All our rivers are still at high levels but starting to drop off today. For those members that fish only weekdays, last Friday and today are a washout. For those members only able to fish at weekends also had a washout On Saturday and Sunday. With rivers up between 5 and 8 foot it will almost certainly move on resident fish but more hopefully bring in more fresher fish and hopefully more fish. Here's hoping members have an excellent last couple of weeks.

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