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(Last updated: Tuesday 23rd October)
The EA report the upstream count for October as of approximately 09:00 on the 17th is 2,647 and brings the count for the year to date to 30,983. Last weekend's rise in water resulted in improved catches towards
the beginning and middle of the week but catches have slowed as levels have fallen over the last few days.
Some notable catches have been made including a fish weighed at 30lbs landed by an anonymous female rod on the North Tyne and on Wednesday this week Neil Gidden a visitor from Lancashire landed a 28lb cock salmon from the Rack pool at Haughton Castle. The huge fish took a small dark double fished on an intermediate line and is the biggest salmon from the beat for many years.
On Chollerton Robert Harris hooked and landed an 18lb cock salmon on the 20th when conditions were anything but good with very low water and plenty of leaves!The successful fly was a locally tied Simply Red.
Further up the North Tyne at Bellingham Chris Jones returned a 15 lb salmon on fly while David Coleman had an enjoyable day at Dilston on Friday landing a nicely conditioned hen fish of around 9lbs on fly and losing 2 more. On the main river Neil Lobban landed a hen salmon of about 10lbs also on a Simply Red fly this morning.
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
Full report to follow shortly for the first few months of the season.