Our current advertising campaign in the local press has caught the attention of the BBC, who sent out someone from BBC Tees Monday morning to interview our club chairman, Leonard Hird who was joined be our head bailiff, John Atkinson. The meeting took place at Jock’s Bridge on the newly named Auckland Castle Beat where Andy Bell from BBC Tees wanted to know how easy it is to get into fly fishing.
Yesterday, just below Jock’s Bridge, a 5.5lb grilse was caught, the fish took a black and silver double, it fought well and was returned to the water to fight another day. Also yesterday, a decent sized pod of sea trout was spotted on a stretch of the nature reserve beat. Already there are numerous signs from reports that things are shaping up to be a busy season for anglers on club waters.
Members have been experiencing problems with locks on various club water car parks. The head bailiff has been out and has identified which of the gates need attention and is now in the process of replacing locks. If any member experiences any difficulty with car park locks please contact the head bailiff on 07579 000 551.
We’ve just had confirmed reports of a 20lb salmon being caught in club waters on the River Tees, at Eggleston Bridge. The fish fought long and hard and was returned to fight another day as the successful angler thought his catch would be better off in the river than out.
The catch was witnessed by a passing dog walker who watched the fight between angler and fish. Enough evidence, if any was required, that the Tees is well worth a visit for anglers wishing to land themselves the ‘catch of the season’.
Just a quick reminder for all members and bailiffs that the working party will meet at 9.30 on Sunday morning at Jock’s Bridge. John Atkinson, head bailiff, will arrange where the working parties will be going.
Any member who wishes to volunteer their time (2-3 hours) please contact John Atkinson on 07579 000 551.