Not a lot


Things are very quiet on the river scene at present . Members have been out on the Till beats lately now that the river is at a very good fishing height but no one has reported as yet of any success though that does not say that the odd fish has been caught. The fish counts for March, those that they are, have been added to the fish counter section on the site. I think we all know that the rivers have been really high of late and the snow melt will have kept river temperatures low and therefore fish will not run the rivers. No doubt like most members we are all looking at the various beats to see what fish are being caught and very few have been so far to date. Interesting article on one beat that says anglers should take out insurance for the day/s fishing they have booked in case the river is unfishable and therefore losing out financially as the beat owner will not offer another day/s fishing in lieu. Whilst I fully understand the riparian owners stance it appears to be a case of you pay your money and take a chance, unless of course you have taken out insurance. 

Thank you members

Just to say thanks to the members who are willing to show new members the club beats. A new member is looking to fish the Till beats and posted a request on the members forum to see if any member would be prepared to show him the beats and as expected a member has already offered his service. Just goes to show what a good club we have and excellent members, a big thanks from the committee.

Fancy a Night Out

Speakers Night

Any member wishing to have a night out may be interested in attending the following Speakers Night this month at Chatton Village Hall.

7.00 pm Thursday 19th April

Guest Speaker is Dr. Ronald Campbell, Senior Biologist for the Tweed Foundation.

Topics for the evening are,

* Changing Seasons and Catches on The Tweed Catchment

* Lost at Sea - Trailer for the new ground breaking film

* Secrets of The Till

Entrance fee is £3 per person to include Tee or Coffee

More information is available from Richard Tebay on Tel:- 01668 215560

Post code for sat nav is NE66 5PX

Nearly there


In the process of placing the latest newsletter into the envelopes and should be posted tomorrow and with members by Saturday. Your 2018 membership sticker is stapled to the letter so take care when opening. Those members with junior members under their wing will receive the required number of stickers.

Good luck

We offer our best wishes to committee member Dave Charlton and his family today as Dave is undergoing a major ten hour operation. We do not expect to see or hear from Dave for a few weeks as he recovers from his operation and look very much forward to him being back with us and seeing him out on the rivers again. 

Slowly increasing

Following the past few weeks where the rivers have constantly been out of fishing order they have at last settled down to good fishing levels. The numbers of salmon being caght on the Tweed has increased this week along with the lower beats on the Tyne. The first reported salmon has been caught on the Fed waters yesterday on the river Coquet coming in at a nice 12lbs. Sea trout are now starting to enter the Tweed and Till and this is where we expect our members to catch our first salmon or sea trout of the year. If any member does have any success we would be delighted to know about it.

Back to

Square one

Further discussions have been held with the Ford and Etal estates today and we have reached an agreement to continue with the ford beat for this season. We are delighted to continue our association with the Estate and know our members will also be pleased to do so. This means we need to amend our newsletter, again, which will put it back a few more days but it is worth the delay. Tight lines.

Better late

Than never

Thanks to our members for their patience in waiting for our latest newsletter and also their 2018 membership sticker and the 2017 catch returns. As usual there are various reasons behind the delay such as ensuring that members fees are up to date to ensure that the correct people only receive the 2018 membership sticker. This does take some time as letters have to be sent to members to chase up annual payments or as to why monthly payments have ceased. We have also been in dialogue with the riparian owners of the Ford and Etal beat on the Till over our lease. Regretfully we could not come to a satisfactory agreement that would be of benefit to our club and its members and we therefore advise members that this beat is no longer available forthwith. Further details will be in the newsletter. It must be stated however that we have parted company on good terms with the estate and they where very pleased to have had  our club and its members fishing the beat over the years. Then there is the problem of printing the newsletter. We know that in this day and age of technology it can be easy to send the letter by emai, but the last time we tried that some 40 odd emails bounced back to the club as the member had changed their email address. So pigeon post is the most efficient method for now. So, we are awaiting the printing and you should receive everything next week, but it does not stop you from fishing on your old 2017 sticker for now.


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