Some Success

Super Sea trout

Well the rains of last week got the fish moving and quite a few members had fish. there are two to note. One is a new club record for a sea trout of 14lb 10oz and details  of this have been placed on the members forum page.

The second goes to junior member Sam Kettlewell who caught his first ever sea trout on the River Wear. While most members would be happy with a fish of around 5 or 6lb Young Sam had a super fish of 10lb exactly. How long before he betters that fish?

Strangely the runs of fish this season appear to be mainly sea trout and can't remember the last time this happened, but any fish is better than none.


At Last

Good Prospects

Following the prolonged rain at the beginning of the week the propspects for the weekend look good. All the rivers rose following the rain and have now settled down into fine fishing condition. The summer grilse will have started to run the rivers along with the sea trout and hopefully those members that are able to wet a line this weekend have some success.

Weed cutting

Rothley East Lake

Thanks to the three members that have now done the weed clearing on the north bank of the lake yesterday as well as strimming the bank verges on the same bank. Members should now have much easier prospects of landing their catches on both North and South banks. Members are also reminded to ensure they use the new stiles that have already been installed earlier in the season and not climb the stone walls.



Such a sad loss

Birtley golf club

Those members that have attended our AGM,s over the years really appreciate the fact that through the evenings agenda that we have a buffet that is always enjoyed. The buffet was prepared for the members by stewardess Lyn who always greeted our members with a smile and always found our meetings interesting and always had a chat with me later in the week asking various questions about our club and how well the meetings were attended. Sadly I have to report that Lyn has died following a long battle against cancer and will be sadly missed by both golf club and fishing club members alike. Our deepest sympathy goes to Albert her husband and all the family at this sad time.



Heavy Runs of Fish

Tyne System

Since the begining of July over 6000 fish have taken the fish pass at Riding Mill. This is a high number of fish and this is without heavy releases of water from Kielder reservoir. These fish will be well spread throughout the system and worth having a go for. With the waether being warm then members should be looking to fish either early morning or late eveing to have the chance of catching a fish.


Again there are plenty of sea trout in the river and like the Tyne members looking to be successful should look to early morning or late evening or night fishing for any chance of having any success. Tight Lines where ever you fish.

Still Waters

Members are having some good days out on all our stillwater venues. With our summer schedule of additional fish being introdued into Thornton Steward reservoir both members and day ticket anglers are having some great sport.Rothley lake is, well, as usual members are having great success at catching the rainbows in this little 5 acre lake and, like Thornton Steward, members are operating a great catch and release policy.


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