The Environment Agency fish count figures for season on the River Wear have been rather impressive, with 7,956 fish passing through Durham for October alone and the season total, up to October 31st, came in at 20,999.
Giles Evans, Angling Trust Regional Enforcement Manager for the North East met with PC Darrell Brown, Beat Manager for Durham Police and Terry Waddle, Head Bailiff and Vice Chairman of Durham City Angling Club today.
Giles said “This was a useful first opportunity to plan our joined-up strategy which will assist anglers and clubs in dealing with ongoing angling enforcement issues affecting fishing concerns on the River Wear. There are now plenty of plans in the pipeline and I will report back in due course.”
The annual presentation for the 2015 season trophy winners took place last night at the Bishop Auckland District Angling Club AGM, and are as follows:
The George Mayo Cup for the Largest Salmon on Fly went to B.Conrad for his 9.2lb Salmon.
The Windrow Sports Cup for the Largest Sea Trout on Fly was won by Jenna Hindmarch for a 12.5lb Sea Trout and The Windrow Sports Ladies Trophy also went to Jenna for the same 12.5lb Sea Trout.
The Conservation Cup for the Largest Salmon or Sea Trout Returned went to John F.Walker for his impressive 19.5lb Salmon.
And finally, The Keith Cox Trophy for the ‘Fish of the Year’ was taken by Jenna Hindmarch for that superb 12.5lb Sea Trout.
Saturday evening’s angling club fundraiser, attended by a sell-out crowd of 100 people, raised a total of £595 to go towards replacing stolen groundwork equipment for Witton Castle Lakes and the angling club. The event, held at Crook Town Football Club, was a resounding success with people dancing the night away to the best in 50’s and 60’s tunes, enjoying a game of ‘heads and tails’, a mind-bending quiz and a prize raffle to boot.
Bishop Auckland District Angling Club would like to thank Keith Abbott and the Golden Years for entertaining the crowd throughout the evening and playing free of charge, Sandra and the club bar staff for keeping their glasses filled and Brian for organising the event.
An extra thanks goes out to J.Mulligan Recycling for their kind donation of an extra gas bottle worth £65, which will help keep the lakes’ fishing lodge warm over the winter months.
A reminder to club members that the salmon season is now finished – further details can be found via this EA link…
A few tickets remain for next Saturday’s BADAC fundraiser at Crook Football Club, featuring live entertainment from Keith Abbott and the Golden Years – playing a selection of 50’s and 60’s favourites.
If you’re quick tickets can be purchased from the football club on 07962 305152 or Brian on 07768 914974