Things have slowed down but

Thanks for your returns

The rains in May and June helped the rivers and brought in the fish, mainly sea trout, to the delight of members. Thanks to the members for submitting their interim catch returns for the Tweed and Till beats. Details of the catches have now been sent to the respective owners as we are required to do and its good news on previous years. Into double figures for salmon and over 50 sea trout landed so well done one and all. The rivers are pretty low at present but that should change from tomorrow with fairly heavy rain due, showers on Wednesday and more heavy rain on Thursday. Hopefully this will produce some productive fishing for the weekend. The rivers show there are plenty of fish around, but again mainly sea trout. Top beat to date is Fenton, please remember to close the gate, and the Start is Second to that.The Start is a low water beat and so under fished but members now seem to understand we are trying to put you onto the best possible fishing for the conditions.

The working party

Rothley weed cutting

Those members that are available for the Rothley working party are advised that it is scheduled for Tuesday 9th July with a meet up time of 11.00am. If you are available to assist then please co tact head bailff Dave Cave, phone number on index page of your handbook.

Gentle reminders

Fenton beat

Will members please close the gate when either going to or when leaving the river. Like a lot of our fishing it is on working farms and livestock are in the specific fields that the owners eish them to be in.

Interim returns

If you have not already done so will members who have had success on the Tweed or Till beats please submit them asap as they need to be collated then suppied ti the resoective bodies.

Thornton Steward Reservoir

The committee have decided that for the forseeable future there will be no fishing allowed 25 metres either side of the inlet and ask that members and day tickets comply with this ruling.

Junior Competition

We have had very little response for this event that was due to be held in July. Regretfully we have decided to cancel the event this year and organisor Barry Gibson will contact those that had initially showed interest.

On the lookout for

Diseased Salmon

Wild salmon have been caught in Norway and North East Scotland with abdominal haemorraging and ulcerations. There are also unconfirmed reports of a few of these type of diseased salmon having been caught on the Tyne and the Wear. Should any angler catch one of these fish they are requested not to remove or handle the fish and if possible take any photograph. If you do then please contact the EA incident hotline on freephone number 0800 807060 and supply the necessary details.

Nil returns are

Not required

Members are starting to receive their latest newsletter and asking for catch returns for the Tweed and Till beats. Just to confirm that nil returns are not necessary as we only need details of ALL fish caught. Dont be secretative about your catches as we need to promote the club to increase membership in these days when a lot of clubs are struggling.

Good day or bad day

Well it depends on how you view it. Losing 8 or 9 sea trout in a session on the Wear could be classed as a good day or a bad day. Nevertheless members are still continuing to land fish on a lot of beats so prospects are still good. 

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