It has come to our attention that some members have been using the farm entrance and the gap in the fence to access or leave our car park at Fenton. Please DO NOT do this. Members must ONLY use our designated access. DO NOT take a short cut through the fence and the farmyard or we are in danger of losing our secure car park. If you don't have the access code for the lock it can be found here:

Interim Catch Returns

Would those members that have had any success catching salmon or sea trout on our river Till beats please complete and return your catch return sheet to club secretary Jim Bumby or email to our website. Thanks for your assistance.


A member has left his landing net near the car park at Thornton Steward Reservoir. If it has been recovered please contact the club and we will put you in touch with the owner to arrange recovery.

During the recent mail shot of the new handbooks it became clear that 2 of our members shared the same address, the only problem was that the current occupant, a recent new member, didn’t know the other member. Email and phone contact have been attempted but neither work.

Members Handbook

Most members should have received their updated 2020 handbook which have been posted this week. Whilst all the committee took part in the updated version it has to be stated that about 95% of the work was carried out by membership secretary Jim McLean. It is very pleasing to see members in the forum and our email site have welcomed the update and also congratulate Jim for his  sterling efforts.

A number of members have asked for clarification on the use of strike indicators at Rothely. The committee discussed this at their last Zoom Committee meeting and reconfirmed that the use of inanimate strike indicators at Rothley should not be used.

Tight lines

Pleasing to hear that the odd salmon and sea trout are now being caught by some lucky members with the Till and Wear producing these fish.

The May fish counts have been added and are not great with the Coquet leading the way. The Riding Mill fish counter for the Tyne appears to be out of operation since early April which will probably be the reason for a low April count and none at all for May.