As we come towards the end of the season it’s worth noting that a new option is available for your catch returns.
Remember, everyone who holds a license for Salmon and Sea Trout is required to complete a catch return detailing fish caught, where, when and fishing effort. A link has been added at the side of the page (or use the address below) which will take you to the on-line option at the EA. I am told that it is now possible to update and save this as you go throughout the season.
At last a little more meaningful rain. The river is running higher with some colour. The forecast is for more rain over the weekend and unsettled next week. fingers crossed we might actually get some fresh fish up before the season closes.
The Upstream Fish count shows only 565 fish passing through the fish counter at Durham. This is by far the worst September figure on record on the EA site.
The water levels have been very low and finally rain has arrived. At 5:30 today the river was nowhere near running at spate but it was rising and moss could be seen floating downstream.
You can keep an eye on the weather forecast and river levels with the links at the side of this page. Fingers crossed.
March 22nd 2015 seems a long way off as another Trout Season closes on the river. We’ve had some excellent sport with fish reported over 2lb and many more good fish not too far behind.
The 2nd stocking went in a little late because of water conditions earlier in the year but they held in our waters very well with great fishing right up to the end of September but it was not only the stockies which provided the good sport.
We now have October to enjoy fishing for migratories. I have reports that the river has a good number of Sea Trout lying in the pools but have been very difficult to tempt in the recent water conditions. We need to hope for a change in the weather to bring through a good salmon run and finish the season in style.
There is a link at the side of the page which will take you to the Met Office weather forecast if you want to look ahead. Maybe a rain dance would be a better bet.
The Upstream Fish Counts will be published in the next few days and again a link on this page can take you to that EA site.
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