Are these people

For real

Well, here we are with less than two weeks to go before the end of the season. Members and anglers alike across the country have suffered drought conditions on our rivers which has prevented anglers getting to grips with a salmon or two, well one shall we say. We are fortunate enough to have the EA ask for releases from Kielder to increase river levels to enable both salmon and sea trout to progress upstream to spawn and provide the continuation of the species.Whilst we applaud this, we ask what would happen if there were no releases. Would the fish still migrate and spawn?. I think we will all say 100% yes to that. So, what consideration is given to the members and anglers who fish the Tyne, mainly the north and main Tyne, who pay there rod licence to fish legally until the 31st October, that can be affected by either no release or a release from Kielder. So, where is this going? Well, the EA, in their wiisdom have requested that there be a release from Kielder from this coming Thursday at 15.3 cumics. Well thanks for that. Anglers who pay their licence fee, who have waited very patiently to try and catch a fish or two, or even one, through what may be a disappointing season, will have their chances totally washed out over the last week of the season. We fully appreciate that our members are dedicated to both our club and their sport and we have voiced our real concern to the EA over this ridiculous decision. Their response is awaited.