More Salmon on The Tees

The Gorge Pool on the River Tees has recently seen salmon caught, although a number of salmon have been caught only two catches have been have been verified – a 3.5lb Grilse and another salmon weighing in at double figures.

There has been plenty of water in the system recently and the fish have been continued to move through club waters. The River Wear still remains productive, with sea trout still being caught in numbers on all beats. The forecast of regular rains should see this trend continue and it shouldn’t be long before we see greater catches of salmon, not just on the Tees but the Wear also.

Anglers Question Time

We though we’d have a little light relief and pose a few angling related question through the rest of the season. Unfortunately there is no prizes for guessing right – it’s all just to exercise the old grey matter.

Q1: Which angling company made the first modern aluminium fly reel and in which year?

Q2: Who was Alexander Wanless and what was his angling claim to fame?

Get your thinking caps on.


River Report – Late August

Fish are still moving through the system helped by the recent overnight rains. Members are reporting fish being caught on all club waters, both the Wear and Tees and over the next few weeks, if river levels continue in the same vein, the opportunities remain will still remain very good to catch fish. Though few salmon have been caught the main runs are still yet too appear.

Anglers must still note that on the Nature Reserve to Witton Park beat there is no spinning and anything other than fishing on the fly is not allowed.

Please keep an eye on this site for news of an upcoming event in Mid-October.

More Sea Trout at Jock’s Bridge

A number of sea trout were caught throughout the system on the Wear yesterday including two fine specimens of 8lb and 11lb, both caught on the fly at Jock’s bridge. The fish were caught by new club members who were very complimentary of the the friendliness and help they received from existing club members.

With the water reaching over a metre at the gauge the fish are now continually running through the systems and anglers are finding plenty of success. A few salmon have been caught, although the numbers are still low but this should soon begin to increase with the regular rains that are forecast.

A reminder to members that the stretch between Witton Park and the Nature Reserve is fly only, no spinning is allowed on this stretch of water.

Fundraising Night

As part of Bishop Auckland District Angling Club’s fundraising efforts we will be hosting a 50’s and 60’s music night with Keith Abbott and the Golden Years, at Crook Football Club on Saturday 7th November.

Tickets are £5 and are available from Crook Football Club on 07962 305515, Brian Conway on 07768 914974 and Hope Street News, 45a Hope street, Crook – with all proceeds going towards the angling club and Witton Castle Lakes equipment replacement fund.

Tickets are already going fast so don’t delay as this promises to be an evening of great entertainment.

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