Update 27th June pm.
Tyne has had a Kielder release in for a few days lately which has moved some fish upriver.
Plenty fish have been seen in our pools at Wylam and also running at Bywell Quarry.
Gary Cruickshank caught a lovely 5lb plus sea-trout and another just under 2lb. Fish have made it into the North Tyne and given a fresh water rise sport should pick up.
Our beats below Durham have fish present too with some reported caught. Further upriver at Page Bank, fish have been seen in the pools along with some very nice brown trout.
The Border Esk had a metre flood early this week which set fish running bringing Longwood into the picture. Well worth fishing for the sea-trout into dusk and beyond.
Given plenty rainfall fishing should really get going. Some picnickers have been a menace on some of our beats persistently leaving litter and broken bottles so beware when walking on the banks etc.. If people are fishing without badges and don’t look like members please ask them to leave. Obviously aggressive people need to be avoided.
Members are asked to keep a record of fish caught and report them to me. A log of brown trout and or coarse fish caught during the year would also be useful for us to have including any special fish or catches.
Tyne had a small rise after the South Tyne rose. This set fish running. Our pools at Wylam saw lots of movement. One rod to land a lovely fresh run 11lb salmon was Ian Gaffney. Ian caught and returned the fish on fly. Other fish were present and a few huge fish have been seen. The river is almost back to summer level again but there are fish about.
Advice to anglers is to keep an eye out for lifts in water after rainfall and get out soon after. Early and late in the day are good times to fish at present. Sea-trout will be worth trying for now into darkness or the first couple of hours before darkness.
Local rivers have had some very welcome extra water. The Wear has picked up a decent rise as has the South Tyne and River Rede. The Ettrick has also had a decent rise. This should improve prospects in the coming days.
The good news is that we have made an agreement to fish the Longwood Beat on the Border Esk as from today. The map and details are in your 2020 membership booklet. The beat is now back under our control so enjoy your fishing. Any questions email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The cooler conditions plus some rainfall has helped the situation.
A couple of grilse have been caught on our Wylam beat and fish have been seen in numbers at times. A few have also been seen showing at our Bywell beat.
A few smaller sea-trout between 1lb 8oz and 2lb have been caught on the fly at Wylam.
We are in need of a good spate to get sport going. Nevertheless there is always the chance of a fish but smaller flies are the order of the day.
Some nice trout have been caught on our Ettrick fishing and also on the River Rede.
Kielder releases have helped the upper North Tyne beats and some good trout have been rising. Salmon and some sea-trout are now in the North Tyne albeit in limited numbers at present. The extra water from the South Tyne and Rede etc should encourage fish to run the North Tyne.
Our Border Esk beat at Longwood is well worth fishing. If the river gets some extra water sport will be very good. With Pools like Skipper’s Bridge, Black Wa’s, Big Sowie and Little Sowie the sea-trout should be on especially under the cover of darkness.
As soon as there is something really promising to report it will feature almost immediately. Tight Lines!