At the club AGM, held at The 68 Cafe on Friday night, the trophies were handed out for the most successful anglers of the 2014 season. John Boy Walker collected the trophy for the biggest sea trout caught this season and will also receive a box of Dai Jones flies. The big winner of the evening was Jenna Hindmarsh, who took the ladies trophy along with the trophies for the biggest salmon of the season and the biggest fish overall, both for the impressive 18.5lb salmon Jenna hooked on the River Wear at the end of the season.
John Boy Walker – for the biggest sea trout
Jenna Hindmarsh – with the ladies trophy, the biggest salmon and biggest fish overall
By special arrangement, and as a request from some of our members, the venue for the AGM, The68Cafe, will be putting on some great home-cooked food. This is to help those members who are travelling from a distance.
The menu is great value for money and food can be purchased from 6pm onwards – the meeting will start at 7.30pm as previously advertised.
The season ended with a late burst of activity with fish being caught on both the River Wear and River Tees. With fish finally beginning to run through both systems anglers were kept busy, especially on Friday – the last day of the season.
Unfortunately we have had to cancel the upcoming end of season dinner due to a lack of interest. The decision was taken week commencing 1st November as only 15 people had shown interest.
With lots of new water entering the River Wear over the last few days fish have now moved up from the lower reaches of the river. Fish have been reported caught from Holywell all the way through to the nature reserve. Many new members have been out fishing and have been successful in catching both salmon and sea trout.
Bishop Auckland District Angling Club are offering membership to anglers for the final 2 weeks of the season. The deal includes membership for the 2015 season at the 2014 price of £175. This is a limited offer and is only be available for the remainder of the 2014 season.
Please contact the club membership secretary via: firstname.lastname@example.org
At last the rain gods have started to play ball. September was the driest for over 50 years and this has been reflected in the catches being reported. Some sea trout were caught by the hardy angler and some new members were lucky and caught fish.