In The Pink

Pacific Salmon

Further to the posting about six weeks ago about a pacific salmon (pink salmon) being caught on the Tyne and also in the nets off the north east coast another pink salmon has been caught by rod and line only this time in the river Wear. Further investigations have shown that apparently the Russians introduced this species into the white sea and they are now breeding and have found their way into some rivers in Norway. Should any member catch one of these fish they are required to kill it and hand it over to the EA. They cant breed with our atlantic salmon so the genetic integrity of our stocks are safe.

Lost and Found

Rothley lake

A members has found a fly wallet whilst fishing Rotley Lake yesterday, Wednesday 16th September. If the wallet is yours please contact the club and we will put you in touch with the finder to ensure safe return.

15th September

Fly Only

Would members please note that with effect from the 15th September it is fly only on the rivers Tweed and Till.

Fish Counts

The fish counts for the Coquet and Tees have now been added to the fish counter page to complete the figures for August. The figures for the Coquet are encouraging as it looks like it should surpass the 5000 figure for the season which deems the river as sustainable in terms of self sufficiency for future stocks. Whilst this sounds good news we should not be complacent as previous runs some years ago passed 30,000. The Tees is really beyond belief. Figures for this season run at 193 and if you were to add the figures for the last two years to this figure you would not reach 3000. What are the EA doing about it? Heaven knows.


Summer Level

Tomorrow cant come soon enough and neither can Monday.Both those days are expected to bring some much needed rain for the majority of our rivers. The Tyne is going along nicely with the releases from Kielder keeping the fish on the move. The very low water is bringing a lot of catches at the lower end of the Tweed and members in search of a salmon should be taking the opportunity to fish our beat. The Till, Coquet, Wear and Tees are in dire need of a good spate to not only get the fish running but to clear the weed from the river bottoms as it is becomong a problem for members and anglers alike on the rivers. Further rain is hoped beyond these periods to get the season into full swing after the stop start season we have endured so far this year.

Advisory Notes

River Coquet

We have been advised by a club member, who is a fishery biologist, that whilst fishing our club water on the river Coquet this week he noticed fish setting out their redds. Members are asked to take extra care when wading any stretches and ask that you avoid wading if at all possible. Your assistance in this matter will be of great assistance to not only the club but also the future well being of future stocks for the river.

River Tees

Every year the EA carryout a fish survey on the river Tees at Blackwell bridge and this year is no exception. They will be electro fishing the club stretch on the 10th September, weather permitting, and though this may affect members fishing you may wish to visit and see how the EA carry out the survey. Like above your assistance will be appreciated.

Fish Counts

The August figures for the Tyne and Wear have been placed on the fish counter page. Figure for the Tyne are 6726 and the Wear 2158. No figures are available yet for the Tees and only part monthly figures for the Coquet. These figures will be added when available.

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