July has certainly been an busy month on club waters with a large number of sea trout on the move on throughout the systems. Sea trout anglers have been kept busy with individual bags into the low teens over the past month with dedicated anglers catching a least 2 fish per visit. The weight of individual fish caught have been of up to 9lb+ with the average weight being around 4.5lb.
The heavy overnight rains have certainly had a positive effect on anglers success on the River Wear. Overnight and through the early morning upwards of 30 sea trout were caught on a number of beats, with all fish being reported taken on spinner. With more rain today and more forecast overnight, may the success continue.
The other evening one of our club members from Yorkshire left his rod and reel behind after a fishing session. The successful angler drove off with his catch back to Yorkshire and forgot about his rod and reel which was left in the Holywell car park. The rod is a 10 foot Orvis with reel – if anyone has found the rod or knows of its location could they please contact the club membership secretary.
A group of anglers certainly had a good evening on the River Wear at Holywell last night. Between them they managed to catch five sea trout, with all the fish weighing in around the Wear’s average. A very good session was had by all and a return trip is definitely on the cards.
To date a number of members have been successful in catching sea trout on club waters. There have been some small rises of water throughout the system which has encouraged the seat trout to move through. Anglers out for sea trout have been putting in the hours and a number of fish have been caught into the wee small hours.
Would members please be aware that over the weekend of August 7th, 8th, 9th the road from Eggleston Bridge down to the Keilder outlet will be closed to vehicular traffic including members of BADAC.