Is it time to

START

This Wednesday sees the beginning of the new salmon season on our rivers but our beats on the Tweed and Till also allow sea trout from the 1st february. The best chance of an early season springer for members will almost certainly come from these beats. The river levels are currently at a good fishing height and members must remember that it is fly only for the first two weeks of the season. For any members having the opportunity to fish this early we wish you all tight lines and ask you to drop us a line of your success.

Rod catches

2015 Catch returns

The EA have published the salmon catches by rod anglers for our rivers for the year 2015 but there are no figures in their report about sea trout catches?.

The Tyne rods caught 1838 salmon/grilse compared to 2694 in the year of 2014.

The Wear rods caught 628 salmon/grilse compared to 995 in the year of 2014.

The Coquet rods caught 187 salmon/grilse compared to 292 in the year of 2014.

Anglers will not be surprised by these figures as 2015 was a very dry year and we can only wait another twelve months to see what 2016 produced.

Newsletter

All members should now have received our first newsletter  of the year that enclosed details of our forthcoming AGM that will be held on Wedensday 8th February with a prompt 8.00pm start. This event is generally well attended by our members and we look forward to seeing members old and new on the night.

 

Keep a watch on

update

Due to the poor weather forecast this coming weekend the committee have taken the decision to cancel the pike competition this weekend at Rothley Lake. Whilst the dozen or so members who were due to attend will be disappointed at this decision we believe that the safety of our members is of more importance. Hopefully members have not been out buying the respective equipment needed and hope this news update is of ample warning. Whether, not a pun, we can find time to re-organise this event  is not known at this moment in time.

The weather

For those members looking to fish the pike competition this Sunday we need to supply a potential weather warning. Indications are that by Thursday the weather will dip to below freezing with a strong possibility of snow and if the forecasters are correct then this will/could have a major effect on the competition going ahead. We will keep members posted.

 

Welcome to 2017

Happy New Year

on behalf of our committee I wish all members and readers a happy new year. It's that time of the year when anglers start looking forward to the season ahead and weighing up their fishing options. Do I renew my membership with my last club? Do I look for a new club? Choices , choices choices. Our club waters on the Tweed and Till open before most other local clubs and continue through to November Therefore giving our members a longer fishing season and we believe real good value for your money. Just as a thought, if you fish , say, the river Till, once or twice a month, how much does that cost you throughout the season? Check out our prices in comparison. We do have a limited number of vacancies, so if you are looking for a new club then why not join one of the top angling clubs in the North East of England. 

Date for our members

Time for members to get their diary out and mark the 8th February down for our AGM. Our first newsletter of the year with all the relevant details is in the process of being prepared and should be with you all by the end of next week. We can confirm one addition to our agenda this year which is the President Awards. We are pleased to say that our president Stephen Garret of Pure Fishing will be in attendance to personally present these awards. 

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It is cold but!

In fine fettle

Even though the weather is not much above freezing members are still out there fishing, what a hardy lot. Members know that the rivers Wear and Till can provide some good grayling fishing and that is proving to be the case, especially on the Till. Members have caught fish up to 2lb on weighted nymphs and cezh nymphs On the Shellacres beat. So wrap up warm and get a fly into the water and get rid of those cobwebs. After all, the salmon season starts in a few weeks.

 

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