Thanks TSA

Good Start

As we informed members about our agreement to join up our fishing on the south bank of the river Wear between Low Grange and Moorhouse Woods with Tyneside Anglers Syndicate fishing beats in between we can record our first fish from this stretch. One of our members trying out the TAS beats today caught a lovely fresh run 3lb sea trout on the fly. Well done John. 



The Northumbria branch of the Salmon and Trout Conservation(UK) have announced that their branch meeting on May 17th has been cancelled due to the general election and purdah rules for government employees. The meeting will be re-scheduled following the general election.

Members and car parking.

Members are reminded that when fishing any of our river beats that they MUST display their car badge on their car dashboard along with the number of rods fishing. This is in the club handbook rules and is of great assistance to our bailiffs in knowing how many rods are on the beat but more importantly, if there is no car badge on display it means our bailiffs are looking out for potential poachers and wasting their own fishing time when in fact a member has forgotten this simple basic rule. Please comply with the rules and help our unpaid bailiffs.

Crag lough stocking

Would those members that have contacted head bailiff Dave Cave regarding assisting with the stocking this coming Saturday please be at the lough for 11.00am prompt. Our thanks to the members for carrying out this work on behalf of all the members and for also stocking Rothley Lake last Saturday.

Junior Competition

It is again the clubs intention to hold a junior competition this year on Thornton Steward Reservoir on Thursday 10thAugust. We say intention as it will entirely depend on the number of participants wishing to partake. All the juniors that fished last year had a good day out and all received a prize of some description on the day. For those senior members interested in taking their junions down for the day please contact secretary Dave Wilson.

Prayer Mats

For those members that have a prayer mat we ask that you dust them down and say a short prayer to the rain gods as our rivers are perilously close to summer levels already and we need the rains to get the fish into the rivers to hopefully get the season of to a better start than the last two seasons. 


Still required

As most members know , Walter, does all our stockings at Thornton Steward Reservoir and does a really good job of it. The reservoir was stocked prior to the Easter weekend with the usual fish st the 2lb mark but also with fish up to the 6lb mark. Nothing stupid like those big fish of 15 to 20 lbs that taste awful, hopefully members and visitors enjoy their days at the reservoir.

Crag Lough is due to be stocked on Saturday 29th April and the logistics mean that we need more than one person to stock this venue. Eight people can do the work efficiently and Dave Cave currently has four members to assist on the day do we are still three short. If you can spare a couple of hours on that morning to assist then please give Dave a call. We all benefit in the long run.

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. 

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