At last we have some decent rains. In the last few days we’ve had some good heavy rains and fish have been seen running up the River Wear. Good numbers of fish, both sea trout and salmon, have been seen this weekend in the Pylon Pool making their way upstream. The odd fish has been reported caught in the last several hours and with more water coming into the river fish catches should increase to reasonable levels.
Vehicular access down to the Keilder pump house is not available this weekend. There is a local village event over the weekend and the landlord has closed the road for this purpose.
Last week was good for Peter Smith who fished Wednesday evening at Croxdale and picked up a small Sea Trout about 2.5lb in good condition and returned to the river.
Thursday at Paradise point was an excellent Brown Trout evening. The fish were taking traditional wets with black and green the best colour. In excess of 10 fish netted and returned. Unfortunately no contact with Sea Trout even though the occasional fish surfaced with great splashes.
Peter thanks Brian for his invaluable advice at Witton Castle Lakes. If you need to know where and what to fish on club waters members are always on hand to give advice. Contact details can be found on the club website or visit the fishing lodge at the lakes.
Plenty of good catches on the Tees recently:
A 14lb silver fish taken at the Cliff Pool last evening by John Woodland. Stuart returned a 12 pounder last Wednesday, also at the Cliff pool and 2 good fish off today at Burnfoot by Ian – one under 10lb and one over 10lb. All fish caught spinning and the water is really good at the moment but starting to drop.
John and his team will be out strimming at Jock’s Bridge next Sunday 17th from 9.30am. If you are free and would like to help improve the fishing access in this area please contact John direct on 07830 979 494 or turn up on the day wearing suitable clothing. Any help from volunteers will be much appreciated by the angling club.
Cliff Johnston’s funeral will be at 11am on Thursday 14th July at Wear Valley Crematoria, Coundon, Bishop Auckland, DL14 8NR.
His family have requested no flowers and would like all donations to be given to the RNIB.