Mad dogs and

Englishmen

Well, as the song goes they go out in the mid day sun. River levels, the Tyne apart, are again low and members are putting in a lot of time and effort with their fishing and with some limited success but mainly sea trout. Whilst the south and east of Europe are suffering in those very high temperatures one member thought it was obviously too hot whilst fishing our Tyne beats and went into the river to cool off. Regretfully it was accidental and after recovering his composure made his way ashore, some expletives and then managed to recover his fly rod as it was floating downstream. Most of us will have fallen in before, yours truly has, but we do ask members to take care on the rivers. Thanks for making me laugh Richard.

Hesleyside Beats

would members please remember that beats F to G on Hesleyside are restricted to house rods only from 1st September. All other beats are available until the end of the season.

Junior Competition

A final reminder that our Junior angling competition takes place this coming Thursday at our Yorkshire reservoir Thornton Steward. The event is being run by one of our members and bailiff Barry Gibson and following on from lasts years event we have more participants taking part this year. As members know, our junior members have free membership as long as they are with a club member be it mother, father, uncle, grandparents etc so it is really encouraging that our club is still actively encouraging the younger generation of our beautiful hobby. It is still not too late to register for the competition and members can do so by contacting secretly Dave Wilson. The catch returns for Thornton Steward for this year are really outstanding with a rod per day average of 5.14 fish so we hope it continues at least until after Thursday.