Fish count updates

April 2019 counts

The April fish counts for the Tyne, Wear and Tees have been added to our fish count section. Not high by any standards but the lack of rain, and not fish hopefully, could be the reason behind these figures. It is that time of year when we should be starting to see an increase in the number of sea trout entering the local rivers and hopfully members getting into more fish, tight lines people.

A Welcome face


The committe are very pleased to announce that member Jim Bumby has been co-opted onto the committee in the role of Secretary. Jim has a vast experince to his bow and we feel that this will offer not only the committee but the club in general a great deal of assistance for the future ahead. He attended his first meeting with us last night and will slowly start to get his feet under the table and offer us the stability that the late Dave Wilson gave the rest of the committee.

Still the river

Low rivers means members are finding the fishing conditions tough at present. Early morning and late evening fishing is really the time to be fishing in these warm dry conditions and members are still bringing sea trout to the net and again it is our river Till beats that is proving successful. The first salmon has been caught on the North Tyne but way below our beats but it shows they are moving upstream.

Still the river

To be fishing

Despite the low conditions on our beats on the river Till, members are still managing to catch the odd sea trout and also losing some also. Rain is forecast from Wenesday so hopefully it will give all our rivers a lift and bring in more fish from the sea. Now is the time that more sea trout and indeed salmon should be heading into our beats so hopefully more members will be able to land a fish or two. If not then there is some very good brown trout fishing on our Tyne, Wear and to a lesser extent the Coquet beats to keep your casting honed.

Several committee members, bailiffs and the odd member have been doing a fair bit of bank work on our Wear and Till beats to vastly improve the fly fishing for members so a big thank you to those involved.

Guest permits

Following the sad loss of Dave Wilson we are pleased to advise that membership secretary Jim Mclean has taken on these duties. Any requests should be made through the website or to Jim direct.

Help please

Rothley lake

A member has left/ lost a greys fly reel at Rothley lake this week. If you have found it could you please give Jim Irving a call and he will pass on the members details to contact and arrange its safe return.

Assist your committee

Thornton Steward Reservoir

We are now heading into the trout fishing season and both members and day tickets are enjoying some good catch returns on this venue. We have a very compitant bailiff, Walter, who visits the reservoir daily to ensure things are running smoothly and that members and day tickets alike are fishing within the rules. As Walter cant be there 24/7 we ask if our members can assist the committee by reporting any illegal activities to us if they see any mis doings. The reservoir is fairly low due to a lack of rain at present and members and day tickets will be fishing the inlet where we all know the fish will congregate for the oxygenated water and ask that members restrict their fishing to one hour per session in this area. Also day tickers are fishing this area with sight bobs which are banned. So if you see this activity happening simply contact the committee and we will deal with the offenders. As always your assistance is greatly appreciated.

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