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(Last updated: Friday 15th June)
A lift of water from both the South and North Tynes in early June, (both very coloured initially), saw a run of fish enter the river and another smaller lift on the 11th saw another smaller run but levels have
been low in general and tough conditions have seen relatively little angling pressure throughout the system recently.The EA report 1462 fish through the counter at Riding Mill during the first 14 days of the
month. As described many of these have been on the back of lifts of water and, with reports of quite a few fish in the lower river now, that's exactly what we are still praying for to encourage these fish into
the rest of the system. We have a Kielder release and some thunderstorms forecast so fingers crossed!
Despite the low conditions some fish have been pushing through. Amongst these was a cracking sea-liced salmon estimated at 24lbs and landed by Eugene Burzler at Bywell earlier this week. The fish took a size 12 Willie Gunn fly dressed on a double and was very carefully returned after a very exciting scrap.
Also landing a fish, this time from the North Tyne, was Glyn Hall who returned a fresh 9lb salmon from Haughton Castle's water on Tuesday. The fish was also very fresh and took a size 10 Cascade double on a light 8 weight set up.
On Warden's beats visiting Uncle and nephew team Stan and Andy Rollins enjoyed some success with Stan landing a 15 1/2 lb salmon from Watersmeet, his largest salmon to date. On the following day Stan hooked a fish which Andy landed of 8lbs, again from the meetings pool.
Also reporting fish this week were Chipchase Castle and I've heard of fish well spread on the North Tyne so hopefully a little bit of Kielder water might just freshen them up a bit.....................
Salmon & Trout Conservation UK – Northumbria Branch:- Lecture Meeting Thursday 5th July at the Northern Football Club – The McCracken Suite at 7pm doors open at 6.30pm, the event is free to attend.
Paul Knight – CEO of Salmon & Trout Conservation UK and
Matt Newton – Acoustic Tracking Coordinator, Atlantic Salmon Trust will talk about their work.
If you'd like to attend this free meeting, please Email Phil Adams S&TC UK Northumbria Branch Secretary to confirm your attendance. Email: email@example.com
NB -Some distressed and dead fish have been seen recently in the river with infections of white fungus. Please report any such sightings to the EA on their hotline number 0800 807060.
Anglers should be aware that any fish caught and returned will remain in the river for many months before spawning and treat them with the utmost care when returning them, keeping fish in the water at all times and handling them as little as possible.
Please send reports and/or photographs of fish caught to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me on 07751644599 -
reports are gratefully received and make this page a much better read for all.
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 collected at Riding Mill.
Anyone looking for Speycasting tuition or guided fishing from an AAPGAI advanced instructor can contact me at email@example.com
Full report to follow shortly for the first few months of the season.