Hard Work

Rothley Lake

Thanks to Dave Cave, Alex Keddie and Ken Swaddle for their hard effort and work put in today at Rothley lake. The three members have been weed cutting for most of the day and channels have been cut into the weeds to allow members easier control of bringing their catches safely to the net.Due to the amount of time and effort put into clearing the weed they did not have time to bring the cut weed to the shore but a strong wind will blow all the weed to one spot. The wosk has been carried out on the south bank.

Crag lough

Boat security

a member that has fished Crag Lough just recently appears to have lost the lock for the boat he was using. This resulted in the member leaving the boat on the shore. This has several implications for the club. Last season we spent a fair capital outlay having the keels professionally repaired due to the boats riding on the rocks. We also moved the mooring positions to alleviate any future problems. We know that losing the lock is not intentional and placing the boat in as near a safe and secure position as possible is commendable. The problem lies in that the boat was not tethered for some three days leaving it to possibly being using by non members. All we require if this happens to you in the future then just let the committee know so we can go and place a new lock in place and tether it back to the mooring. No action will be taken for losing a lock because we do know accidents happen. Thanks for you co-operation

June 2015 fish counts.

The latest fish count runs for three of our major rivers are now on the fish count page. The Tyne had 3204, the Wear 1689 and the sorry Tees 24. Just what on earth has gone wrong with this river?

Why us?

Good catches

angling reports from around the country show excellent catches of salmon being landed in Wales and Scotland and being the best start to a season for some  five years. Regretfully it is not the same here with very few salmon entering our rivers due to a total lack of rain for several months now. What fish, both salmon and sea trout, that are entering our rivers are now being infected by a fungal infection. The EA are aware of the problem and their report says that the fish are suffering from stress due to the low rivers and warm temperatures. So why us?

Lost Bag. A member who was fishing the river Till on Friday has left his fishing bag on the river bank. If any member has found the bag would you please contact the club and we will pass the relevant details onto the member to ensure its safe return.

Latest fishing reports

Low rivers

The continuing long dry spell is still having an effect on salmon running the rivers and looks like it will be getting even warmer this week. Members are having some success with sea trout bring caught on the rivers Till, Wear and Coquet though they are proving difficult to catch with members night fishing being more successful. The summer grilse runs are starting to enter the river Tweed and with the river runing low conditions are ideal for the chance of catching a lovely fresh run fish from the tide. Members no longer need to book the Start fishing on the Tweed but if you catch a fish then this must be reported at the end of the day to committee member Dave Charlton. 

Signal cray fish

Fenton beat 

Over the next month the Tweed Foundationwill be conducting a survey on the river Till on the Fenton beat for signal cray fish. They will be placing baskets in the river with tags on and if any member seem staff of the foundation laying the traps then please feel free to speak to themas they will supply details of what they are doing. Please fo not touch or move the baskets. 

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