Funeral arrangements

The Late Dave Charlton

For any member wishing to pay their last respects to Dave then his funeral is next Friday at Whitley Bay crematorium at 2.15pm.

At the request of Dave,s daughters Amber and Grace in order to celebrate Dave,s love of fashion the girls request that people attending the funeral dress classy and sassy, but not obligatory. The girls also invite you afterwards to Pleased To Meet You which is on Bridge Street in Newcastle for a farewell drink to celebrate Dave,s life.

More sad news

Dave Charlton

It is with very deep regret that we have to announce the very sad news that committee member Dave Charlton died last night. Dave had been fighting cancer over the last fifteen months but lost the fight. Our deepest sympathy from the committeee and members goes to all his family at their very sad loss but especially to his two daughters Amber and Grace whom live in America but have spent around twelve months  over here looking after Dave through his illness. We know a lot of members knew Dave from their time in the club and will indeed have spent many an hour or two on the banks with Dave and also fishing for a week on the Tweed at Upper Mertoun. We will post details of his funeral when we receive them, RIP Dave and god bless you and your family.

Congratulations to the winner

Wild Trout Trust Auction

For a few years now the club has made a donation to the WTT of a days escorted fishing on the river Wear. The successful bidder this year was Jed Grayston and he had his days fishing yesterday escorted by committee member Jim Mclean. We are pleased to report that Jed caught a wonderful 14lb salmon within the first thirty minutes of his days fishing. His only other success was a wild brown trout before the river unfortunately rose by about a foot. Whilst this stopped any further opportunity to fish it was very pleasing to know that Jim spent further time to show Jed how to improve his spey casting.

Further success

Members are still having success on the rivers with salmon and sea trout on the Coquet, salmon and sea trout on the Wear and sea trout on the Till which also holds some grilse at this time.

July Fish Counts

The fish counts for July have been added and its nice to see some good numbers taking the rivers. The figures for the Wear are only estimated as one of the counters is not opersting correctly.

Lost and Found

A member has lost/left his Simms wading stock sheath on either the Coquet or the Till at Fenton. If found by another mmber please contact us and we will put you in contact with the owner.

Well we had a lot

Of Rain

Over the weekend our rivers were in full spate conditions with the Coquet bursting its banks up at Rothbury. Thankfully the rain has receded and the rivers are also following the same pattern and should be fishable from about Wednesday.

Rothley lake

Our next stocking of the lake has been cancelled due to the condition of the lake. An exmination of the venue yesterday shows that the weed clearing operation carried out in early July, although a success at the time, has appeared to work against all those members that carried out the operation. Any member/s that go and fish the lake over the coming week or so are asked to contact the club with their findings of how they faired.

Well Done

One of our junior members, Aidan Final, whilst out fishing on the Coquet last week with his father managed to catch a really superb wild brown trout just over the two pound mark. Maybe, just maybe the brown trout is making a come back on the river, but who really knows, here,s hoping.


Up and down like a

Yo yo

The recent rains, thunderstorms and showers are putting the rivers up and down on a fairly consistent basis. It has however continued to bring fresh fish into all the rivers and the Till is still top of the pops at present. Fish have been caught on both fly and spinner with fish coming to the net on Fenton, Shellacres and Castle Heaton with one member landing an 8lb and 6lb sea trout to fly from Fenton. Just a case of being in the right place at the right time.

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