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(Last updated: Sunday 19th June)
After a lift of water on the Sunday and Monday fishing improved tremendously last week. The EA reported a large movement of fish:-
"The upstream count for Monday, 13th June was 1,351 which is the highest single day count for June, 513 higher than previous highest recorded in June 2008 and is the eighth highest single day counts in our records." And good numbers of fish moved on the Tuesday too.
The river was carrying a bit of colour on the Monday but fish were caught -some on spinner and some on fly. As the week went on however and the river cleared fly anglers enjoyed a spell of good sport. The following is a sample of the fishing this week:-
Bywell rods finished with 16 fish on fly including 2 for Sarah Iverson of North east Fly Casting Club of 12 lbs. Graham Howse managed a salmon in low water later in the week from Tynesmeet and Alistair McEwan enjoyed a great day on Dilston landing 3 salmon on fly of 8lbs, 8lbs and 13lbs and losing another as the water cleared on Thursday. I managed a sea trout above Hexham on fly on Wednesday and a local angler landed salmon on 3 consecutive days on fly near Hexham. Andrew Potts got a sea trout on fly of 3lbs from the main Tyne and Brian Hankin managed a fresh salmon from the same beat below Corbridge.
On Warden Mick Nulty fished the Watersmeet beat between the 10th and 12th June and on the 11th he landed a good salmon of 14lb. He followed this up the next day with a 9lb fish. Both fish were caught spinning due to the water being rather coloured, although he had persisted with the fly with no success.
David Carrick landed his second fish, a 13lb salmon, from Tyneside Anglers Syndicate waters on the lower main Tyne at Stanley Burn on a flying C.
On the 15th first time visitors at Warden brothers Alastair and Chris Blundell fished the Baddox beat on the South Tyne.
Chris lost a brand new Sea Trout of around 6lb after it unfortunately found a snag which jammed the fly line solid and the fish broke free. Meanwhile fishing further downstream Alastair caught a fresh 8lb salmon after which he quickly caught another fish of 10lb.
Despite the continuing low water on the North Tyne fish were creeping through with 2 fresh salmon landed at Chesters to 12lbs.
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PLEASE NOTE - The Environment Agency is asking anglers to send in a few scales from the fish that they catch including kelts. The scales contain information that can be described as a biography of a fish's life history and growth rates and by examining the scales under magnification we can infer the age of the fish. The age data that is collected from scales adds detail to the counter and video data we collect at Riding Mill. If you would like further details about scale sampling please contact the environmental monitoring team on either 0191 203 4140 or email@example.com.
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If anyone would like to brush up their casting with Speycasting lessons from an AAPGAI Advanced instructor or guided fishing for this year I can be reached as above.
Full report to follow shortly for the first few months of the season.