Getting prepared

Thanks guys

Two of our stillwaters, Thornton Steward Reservoir and Rothley Lake, are already open and fishing well. This leaves our third Stillwater, Crag Lough,  to open from the 1st May and the boats have been serviced and placed upon the water in preparation for the start of the brown trout season on this water. Our thanks to the four members that gave up their time today to carry out this important work on behalf of the members. 


Second of the season

Right time and place

Congratulations to member Dave Charlton on his super salmon caught yesterday on the Start beat. Fresh off the tide with sea lice and weighing in at around ten pounds and a bar of silver. The fish was caught on a cascade and safely returned unharmed to live another day. 

Upstream fish counts

Fish Counts

The fish counts for March for our local rivers have been added today. Nothing much to sing home about but slowly starting to move upstream. Just a reminder that all the fish that take the two fish counts at Framwellgate do pass through our stretches before hand.

Phone Call

Could member number 109 please give Jim Irving a courtesy phone call to his land line number at his own convenience. Nothing sinister just need to clarify a couple of points with you, thanks.


Stocking help required

Well, it's time for our first request of assistance from the members this year. The stocking for Crag Lough takes place on Saturday 29th April mid morning. We would prefer if we have a maximum of 8 members for the stocking. If you can spare a couple of hours could you contact head bailiff Dave Cave, his number is on page one in your handbook. thanks in advance.



Week Commencing 3rd April

As per our agreement with the owner Mr Frank Dakin he has two house rods on this beat. Frank has two guests fishing the beat this week and members are asked to give priority to the owners guests. The beat is a five rod beat so up to three members may also fish the beat at the same time. The river level is at a good height this week so hoping to hear from any members that fishes the beat of any success they may have.

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