As the 2016 season is nearly upon us we would like to remind club members to familiarise themselves with the club rules, which can found on this site, in readiness.
Minor changes have been made to the rules for 2016 and it would be advisable for anglers to have a read through before the new season begins.
Following the unprecedented wet weather over the past few weeks it has become apparent that many of the access paths to the club’s waters have been seriously amaged and indeed some have become dangerous to use, particularly on the lower Tees beats.
Following a risk assessment undertaken yesterday of the path leading down to the Gorge Pool, on the Lower Eggleston Beat from the Kielder Release carpark, it has been decided to close this stretch of water until the access paths have been repaired and made safe.
Len Hird (Chairman BADAC)
The angling club has particular concern about the landslips at the Lower Eggleston stretch of the Tees and it is essential that anglers take extreme care if they intent to fish this beat and to stay well clear of the original path.
Please fish in pairs or groups and always notify someone of your plans and expected time of return.
We are in discussions with the agents for the estate as how best to rectify this problem in the Great Wood area. Please keep an eye on our website for further updates.
The Great Wood – Eggleston Lower Beat
Over the past few weeks the high waters in the rivers have had a significant effect on bank sides. Wherever possible we have been in touch with our landlords and other agencies to discuss how some of these issues will be addressed.
The head bailiff is in the process of organising work parties to help ensure that club members can access our waters. A number of dates have been arranged by him and the club is looking towards members helping out. If you would like to help in any way please contact John Atkinson on 07830 979 494 so that he can work out the size of parties, meeting times and locations. All help is gratefully accepted no matter wether you are chain saw licensed or good at making cups of tea.
The dates are as follows: 13th and 20th March, 2nd, 17th April and 23rd April, 8th, 15th, 21st and 29th May. Obviously on these dates not all of the work will be completed and hopefully the head bailiff will be able to arrange more dates as and when required.
Bank erosion at The Batts
Would anglers please take note and take particular care on the riversides following the recent flood waters. A number of bank side paths have been eroded or washed away and banks have been under cut leaving them dangerous to walk on. And with river levels still very high please be extra careful when fishing or wading on club waters.
A reminder to existing angling club members to renew your membership by March 31st. Also if any members know of anyone wishing to join the club to have them contact the club Membership Secretary, Keith Robson.
Over the past several days huge volumes of water have inundated both the River Tees and River Wear causing widespread flooding and damage throughout the system. Both rivers were over 4 metres in height and subsequently there has been a lot of trees and other debris washed down which will no doubt have effected bank sides and pools.