Crag Lough: On-line booking system now available

The on-line booking system for boats on Crag Lough is now active. Full deatils at

Please be aware of the Covid-19 restrictions when making a booking. These are:

1. Members booking boats are responsible for sanitising the boats, oars, covers etc. both BEFORE and AFTER use and MUST take their own sanitising fluid/spray, cloths, gloves etc. in order to do this. 

2. Only 1 person per boat please unless from the same household when 2 people are allowed. Because of the size of the boats members may find 1 person per boat makes fishing more comfortable and is recommemded.

3. It is strongly recommended that members take and wear their own buoyancy aid.

4. For members not aware the boats are moored slightly offshore so it will be neceassry to wade out to get to the boats and pull them to shore. So please take waders for this. Wellingtoms are not sufficient.

Latest fish counts

The latest fish counts for June have been added to the system. Again there are no figures for the Tyne due to the fish counter being out of operation. We do know that fish are going through as members have had some success on our beats, and members are having success on the Wear, Coquet and the Fenton, Ford and Etal and Shellacres on our Till beats. 

Fish to be caught

Coming to the net

The rains are now starting to bring more fish into our rivers and members are having some long needed time on the rivers. Fresh run salmon are being caught along with sea trout that are still bearing sea lice. The Tyne, Wear and Till beats are producing fish but we wait to hear about the Coquet. It is believed and hoped that the Covid 19 will bring some good news. With the shops being closed for such a long period those netsmen fishing for sea trout have not really had a market to sell to and with lockdown being in place neither the opportunity to actually go fishing like the rest of us. With the decline in sea trout numbers entering the rivers over the past few years then maybe, just maybe, more will enter the rivers to spawn for the future.

Trout fishing is going well on our Stillwater fisheries with excellent numbers being caught with plenty limit bags daily and pleasing to see a lot of the fish being returned unharmed to the waters.

A Warm Welcome

Over the last couple of weeks we have enrolled some new members to the club and the committee will be pretty sure they will receive a warm and friendly introduction to the club from our current membership. It is hoped they have a successful time on club waters.

Car Park at Fenton

It has come to our attention that some members have been using the farm entrance and the gap in the fence to access or leave our car park at Fenton. Please DO NOT do this. Members must ONLY use our designated access. DO NOT take a short cut through the fence and the farmyard or we are in danger of losing our secure car park. If you don't have the access code for the lock it can be found here:

Get your pens out

Interim Catch Returns

Would those members that have had any success catching salmon or sea trout on our river Till beats please complete and return your catch return sheet to club secretary Jim Bumby or email to our website. Thanks for your assistance.




A member has left his landing net near the car park at Thornton Steward Reservoir. If it has been recovered please contact the club and we will put you in touch with the owner to arrange recovery.

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