Take two

Another try

A second tree has now fallen into the river Wear and is really hindering the fishing on ban the bomb pool which can be a very productive pool. In order to remove the trees we have planned another working party for this Thursday with an 11.00am start. Again, in order that we know this will go ahead will those members that will attend please contact head bailiff Dabe Cave to confirm their attendance.

Hard Work

Whislt removing the two trees from the river Wear will be hard work, catching migratory fish is also proving hard work. Even though there are plenty of fish in our Tyne and Wear beats and theTill they are elusive. One member did catch a sea trout and lost a salmon on Hesleyside at the beginning of the week and a member did catch a sea trout on the Ford beat yesterday.

Heskeyside fishing

Earlier in the year we advised members that Bellingham Angling Club had relinquished their fishing rights on these beats. As it now stands they have agreed to continue with their fishing rights. At the moment, in order that members of both clubs fully understand who has what fishing rights, we are in dialogue with both the Estate and BAC. When it is clearly agreed what is what we will advise members accordingly. It is hoped we can continue our good relationship with all parties.

Well knock me down

With a Feather

I have added the fish counts for three of our local rivers for the month of June. Without any rain you would expect the figures to be poor. Well you will be as surprised as me to see that 4327 took the fish pass at Riding Mill on the Tyne and 1559 took the fish passes at Framwellgate on the Wear. Really can't say much more than that. There are no figures for the river Coquet for the months of May and June as yet from the Northumberland Rivers Trust.


The working party arranged for last Thursday on the river Wear to remove the tree from ban the bomb pool was cancelled due to no volunteers offering the committee any assistance. Again, really can't say much more than that.

Half term report

Interim Catch Returns

Rather than sending out a newsletter to members as not all members river fish we are using this forum to gather the half yearly cach returns for the Tweed and three Till beats. Would members that have caught any salmon and/or sea trout upto the end of June please either send the details into the website or call secretary Dave Wilson. Details required are, species, month caught, weight and which beat. The details have to be with the Tweed Commission by the 18th July but Dabe has to send them to our riparian owners in advance of that date so the quicker the better. Your assistance with this will be greatly appreciated.

Another tree

Work party required

We have a work party arranged for this Thursday at 11.00am on the river Wear. A large tree has been brought down by storm hector at the top of ban the bomb pool and is restricting flow and hindering fishing. Members that can attend should call head bailiff Dave Cave on his landline, leave a message if he is out, to confirm your attendance. Five or six members should suffice and should take around one to one and a half hours to complete. Chest waders will be required although the river level is only at knee level. Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Well that

Did,nt Work

The Hoppings, a travelling fair, has had its usual week on the town moor in Newcastle. More often than not this event brings with it rain and much needed relief for our really sadly depleted rivers. This week has seen temperatures into the mid seventies and members have moved to our Stillwater fisheries in order to wet a line. Our next hope for rain is next week when Wimbledon tennis starts. Prayer mats out.

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