Dunterley: Car Parking

Our baliffs are reporting wet and muddy conditions in the field where cars are normally parked at Dunterley and are advising only 4-wheel drive cars park here. So please take care and park by the side of the road if you are at all concerned about ground conditions. 

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Fishing Reports October 2020

As we head into the final weeks of the season on our English rivers members are still being successful in their efforts to catch migratory fish despite the river levels fluctuating with some quite persistent rain. Our beats on the Till are producing quite a few sea trout, and salmon and grille, though around are proving elusive. The Coquet is yielding both salmon and sea trout and more fish are showing. The Tyne is producing salmon although not in great numbers but members are reporting more fish are now starting to show. The Wear, like our other rivers, has been fairly high but once it settled down members have had success in catching both salmon and sea trout. A few years back we had a seal on our waters which eventually headed back to sea, but another has surfaced on the river but thankfully not on our beats.

Thornton Steward reservoir is, as usual, providing both members and day ticket anglers, with good sport.

Just a show of thanks to all our club bailiffs For their efforts on our behalf on club waters. They are all linked into a what's app group with head bailiff Barry Gibson and this has been a great success in communications and also get prior knowledge of events and what members are taking guests with them in advance so there are no surprises in store.

The committee continue to meet on a regular basis through a Zoom meeting for our safety in these current conditions. A new letter with end of season river catch returns will be posted to members in the next few days and ask members to take the time and effort to complete. We are already planning for 2021 and our AGM. This will be a Zoom meeting and all members will have the opportunity to attend and details will be in the newsletter.

North Tyne: Dunterley - Tree Felling

The tree felling and logging operations at Dunterley initially scheduled for the end of September have had to be postponed and, we are told, are unlikely to take place before the end of October. So please carry on using the access and parking at Dunterley as normal. If there is any change in the situation we will post a news update with access and parking details. 


Rothley: Water Lily Spraying

At last the weather has allowed us to get our first spraying of the water lilies done today, Tuesday, September 29th. A big thank you to all who helped.

 As many of you will be aware we can only spray a small amount at a time in order to protect insect life and fish stocks. Also for health and safety reasons once we have sprayed we need to close the fishery for a few days so please no fishing at Rothely until Saturday, 3rd October. Thank you.

Our license runs through to next August so more sprayings will take place from June 2021 onwards and hopefully we will finally get the lilies under control. 


Covid-19 and Hand Hygiene

Unfortunatley Covid-19 is once again on the increase but fishing is an ideal way to get some exercise and fresh air whilst maintaining social distancing. To help keep us all safe please:

1.  maintain social distancing on the riverbank or lakeside

2.  keep good hand hygene; sanitize hands before and after fishing, before and after opening/closing gates etc.

Take care, keep safe and tight lines.


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