Despite the Rain

Fly is Best

Even though the rivers are up and down like a yo-yo at the moment and likely to continue for the next few days at least members are still managing to catch fish. Although members are also losing fish too it does show that there are fish to be caught. One member caught a lovely fresh run salmon off the Fenton beat on Friday and our biggest caught salmon of the season so far, a 25lb hen salmon off the Upper Mill Pool on Saturday. Both on the fly and both sagely returned to continue on their merry way.


Thanks to committee member Jim Maclean who now has access to our website, for uploading a couple of new videos under the relevant section on our home page.

Update for car parking at

Eals Farm - North Tyne

Following further discussions with the tennant farmer parking is now further to the right than before in order to give the farmer room so he can turn his horse trailers. Please park to the right of the gravel heap by the side of the shed and along in front of the shed and dont worry about blocking access into the shed if additional parking is needed this is available through the five bar gate to the left as you come in. Please park in the field next to the horse training area. We hope to put sineage up sometime next week.

As the song goes

Things can only get better

Thankfully at least one member had a decent day landing three sea trout to fly on the Tyne last week before the, shall we say, rain came. We are now into the last month of our migratory fishing for the year on our English rivers and hopefully members can land a fish or two. Having a walk down at Durham yesterday watching the huge spate going down stream carrying some large trees, pity they missed the archimedes screw, and thinking, well at least the fish will get over the weir with ease on their way to the redds hopefully. All our other river beats were in the same situation and hopefully by about Thursday members will have the opportunity to get back on the waters with fresher fish arriving. As usual tight lines all.

North Tyne

Parking at Eals Farm

After speaking to the tennant farmer regarding the parking for this beat could members now park in front of the barn. If there is no room due to other members vehicle then please go through the five bar gate and park in the field again against the side of the barn.

Upper Mill Beat

Members are informed that we have reached agreement with the owner for the right to fish this beat right through to the end of October.

Could be a

Good Weekend

The really heavy rains over the last few days have put the rivers out of order for fishing with most rivers up by around 4 feet or 1 metre. Hopefully it will move stale fish onwards and bring fresher fish into the systems. The one uncertainty could be the Coquet as it may well rise even further. With the previous low waters only the odd fish could be tempted to take and these have mainly been sea trout. Is there a shortage of salmon this season can be anyone,s guess but as we head into the final weeks of the season on our English rivers it is hoped the Autumn fish now start to enter the rivers. Tight lines all.

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