(Last updated: Friday 17th May)
Kielder reservoir is not releasing above the compensation level during next week and no release is planned for the following week. The release plans are weather dependent. Significant rainfall is expected on Saturday 18 May. The Tynes are fining down but still carrying some colour, the levels suit running fish with Reaverhill showing 0.67 mtrs and Haydon Bridge showing 0.44mtrs. Migratory fish are moving upriver, this is reinforced by the recent counts at Riding Mill with 438 upstream counts for May to date, bringing the total for this season to 688.
The water temperature has dropped again to 9.6C at 10.00 a.m. Today. The high tides will increase next week with tides over 5.0mtrs for 5 consecutive days from the 24th. Fishing will continue to improve with the beats upstream of Hexham expected to fish much more consistently. Fish Tyne has received reports of salmon catches from the lower South Tyne and Wark on the North Tyne.
The Mayor of Gateshead's Charity Competition was great success with 48 participating anglers raising £700.00 pounds for the Tyne Rivers Trust. The event was won by Phil Green from Consett with 8 trout for 21lb 2ozs. Andy Kirsopp landed the largest fish a rainbow trout of 6lb 6ozs.
Wishing all anglers a good season and a fair share of the sport the Tyne provides.
The Environment Agency is asking for scale samples from ANY migratory fish that are caught. The EA are also asking for scale samples from brown trout over 6 inches/15mm.If you would like details of the scheme or some scale packets, call 0191203 4140 or email Morton.firstname.lastname@example.org