At last the weather has allowed us to get our first spraying of the water lilies done today, Tuesday, September 29th. A big thank you to all who helped.

As many of you will be aware we can only spray a small amount at a time in order to protect insect life and fish stocks. Also for health and safety reasons once we have sprayed we need to close the fishery for a few days so please no fishing at Rothely until Saturday, 3rd October. Thank you.

Our license runs through to next August so more sprayings will take place from June 2021 onwards and hopefully we will finally get the lilies under control. 


Unfortunatley Covid-19 is once again on the increase but fishing is an ideal way to get some exercise and fresh air whilst maintaining social distancing. To help keep us all safe please:

1.  maintain social distancing on the riverbank or lakeside

2.  keep good hand hygene; sanitize hands before and after fishing, before and after opening/closing gates etc.

Take care, keep safe and tight lines.


We seem to have got to this time in the year very quickly so just to remind people all Till beats are now fly only for the rest of the season; Tweed Angling Code.

Latest fish counts

The latest figures available have been added to the fish counts for August. The Tyne fish counter is back in operation though the figures for August are low in comparison to previous years. The count for the Wear is up on previous years which is pleasing to see.

The Committee would like to thank the bailiffs and club members for their hard work in cutting the weeds on the North bank of Rothley East Shield Lake on Saturday 5th September 2020. Job well done; thank you.

If you inadvertantly left a fly box on the banks of the river Till please contact the Head Bailiff as it has been found (Head Bailiff details in handbook).