Hot off the press

Or fresh out of the river

One of our members, Paul (first name only) caught and returned a fresh off the tide 9lb silver salmon with sea lice this morning And safely returned unharmed to the river. Oh, it was on our Tweed beat at the Start fishing. June is thankfully presenting members the chance to catch fish and just waiting to hear about any success on the Coquet which would mean all our rivers have produced fish for members this season.

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North East Fisheries Forum
Important news for anglers View in Browser |  Forward to a Friend Member News Monday, 26th June, 2017 Final Reminder North East Fisheries Forum (Tyne) 28th June, 2017   Newcastle Gateshead Marriott Hotel MetroCentre Marconi Way, MetroCentre, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE11 9XF Tea & Coffee served from 6.40pm Meeting begins 7.00pm In association with the Environment Agency This meeting is open to all anglers and fishery owners and is free to attend This meeting is free to attend and open to all. It is aimed at ALL freshwater anglers, Coarse and Game. It is a key opportunity to hear about the work of the Environment Agency and Angling Trust and is a chance to tell us what YOU think our priorities should be. Plus updates from key organisations in your area. It looks like being a fascinating meeting, so if you love angling and live within reach of the venue, make sure you attend. If there is a specific question you would like to ask at the meeting please let us know well in advance by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.?subject=Forum question ) It's not to late if you haven't already registered, just click the link below: REGISTER HERE ( ) Please feel free to pass this on to angling friends and colleagues by using the link below, or better still, cajole them into coming along with you! Forward to a friend Draft Agenda Save Our Salmon Campaign – Mark Lloyd, Angling Trust Chief Executive talks about latest news on Salmon Five Point Plan and in particular the latest developments with nets Jon Shelley of the Environment Agency talks about the Net Limitation Order Consultation Environment Agency Update – The latest updates from The Fisheries Team, including their monitoring and project work

North Tyne
The releases from Kielder are continually bringing fish onto our beats, and it is
good to see the releases are actually doing what they were intended for rather than
at the back end of the season when they continually churn out between 30 and 50 cumics
to get the fish up for breeding purposes.
Further fish have been caught and also released as well as numerous fish being caught and lost.
Moving onto a couple of safety issues regular members that fish the Hunterly beat will know there
are power cables crossing the river and safety signs are in position informing anglers about this.
One angler has been fishing in the area of the power cables and his/her line has gone over the top
of the cables. The line has been cut but the line and lure are still hanging there. We have spoken
to Steve from Bellingham anglers and he will try to safely remove the line and lure sometime today.
Our yearly visitors to this stretch of the water, the sand martins, have been busy building their
nests into the river bank but these appear to have been destroyed by some locals. Not anglers but
badgers. It is only nature in its natural environment but there are some extremely large holes around
so please be careful where you are walking.

Armadale tracking project Tags Wanted
Reward Marine Scotland is tracking salmon from July 2017 and would like your help. If you catch a salmon
with a tag near the dorsal fin, then please remove it by cutting through the plastic cord to remove the
acoustic tag (black cylinder). Please note that the colour of the cord may vary from yellow.
Please send the acoustic tag, also with a note of day and location of capture, to: Armadale Tracking,
Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory, Faskally, Pitlochry, PH16 5LB Please enclose your name, postal and email
(if applicable) address and we will send you £20 in reward. If you have any other information about the
fish (eg a photo, length, sex) then please include it when you send in the tag. However, please do not
delay the safe return of the fish to the water to obtain any such information.
With thanks The Armadale Tracking Team

Back to fishing

Some decent catches

Last week produced some decent catches from a mix of our waters following the rain earlier in the week. We know of three salmon coming off our Tyne beats, two at 15lbs and one at 12lb, all clean fish and all safely returned. We are also aware of some decent catches from the Till with six sea trout caught on one day on the Fenton beat whilst the Shellacres beat had two sea trout on one day. There is the odd salmon and quite a few sea trout showing on our Wear beats but these are proving elusive to catch at present. After the recent short heatwave up north things have cooled down slightly today and we are expecting some thunder storms and a little rain so we hope this again freshens up the rivers for the members.


We still have a few vacancies available at present and if you are looking for a new club then why not give us a try. If the rivers are in fettle then as the above item states there are fish to be caught, but if they are not then you also have three stillwater fisheries for brown, rainbow and blue trout. We may be slightly more expensive than some other local clubs, but we are also slightly cheaper than others but we do offer a superb differing selection of river fishing and Stillwater fisheries That other clubs simply can't offer. If you are interested then please submit an application form that is on our home page.

Interim returns

We will be sending out a brief newsletter in the next couple of days asking for members to supply details of their catch returns for the rivers Tweed and Till up to the end of June. This is a legal requirement for the club to supply to the Tweed commission And ask that members supply their returns ASAP.

Not fishing related


Most members if not all know that our committee meet every two weeks at Birtley Golf Club and also hold our AGM there every February and the use of the facilities are free of charge. I have been asked by the Chairman of the golf club to put this request on our site on behalf of one of the golf club members. They are looking to buy a touring caravan and ask if any of our members has one they are looking to sell. If so then please contact me and se where it leads.

Working Party

Thsnks to the members that attended the working party yesterday. Hottest day of the year and members were flagging in the heat and then our cutting equipment broke down.  Renewal equipment is required and will be purchased in order to complete the rest of the work in the next few weeks. Two of the four tasks were completed and the rest will be arranged at a later date.

A good height

For Fishing

The river Till has now dropped to a very good fishing level and fish have entered the system in reasonable numbers. Hopefully members will have the opportunity to wet a line either during the day or as quite a few members prefer, a little night fishing. With open banks on the Shellacres and Fenton beats there is little chance of getting your flies caught up a tree. Hope you can have the opportunity to wet a line and if you do have any success we would like to hear from you.

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