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(Last updated: Tuesday 7th August)
The EA reported 7,966 upstream counts for the month of July. Recent catches on the main river have improved over the last week with a little bit of fresh water and lots of fish seen on the main river. On some
days better catches were made with Bywell rods reporting 20 fish for the week despite some frustratingly blank days when numbers of fish were seen but didn't seem to be stopping.
Phil Adams also landed a fresh salmon and sea trout from the main river near Riding Mill.
Mr Hood's party at Chesters over two days landed two fresh salmon of 11 and 13lbs and Robert Keeney landed lovely 12lbs sea trout on a size 10 red and copper shrimp pattern from the Upper Island pool. Mike Collier and Neil Lobban both returned salmon at Chesters and Chris Jones landed a nice fresh salmon of 12lbs from the main river near Corbridge and then followed that up with an even better fish also on fly and also very fresh.
Chris Presland landed a sea trout of 4 lbs from the main Tyne on fly and Paul France landed a nice sea trout of 4 1/2 lbs from the lower North Tyne at Warden. Also on Warden Damian Cunningham landed a 10lb salmon and Andrew Jackson one of 13lbs. Ian White and Ross Middleton (3) were also amongst the sea trout on Dilston.
For every sea trout landed recently there have been many more lost!
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.
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PLEASE NOTE - The Environment Agency is asking anglers to send in a few scales from the fish that they catch. 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.
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Full report to follow shortly for the first few months of the season.