Month: July 2016

Pollution Incidents.

We have recently benefitted from an advisory visit from the Wild Trout Trust. The advice will be carefully considered with a view to doing what we can to improve the habitat for wild trout.

One key recommendation is to report all pollution incidents, including discoloured or foul smelling output from the sewage works.

If you are aware of any pollution incident please be sure to report the incident to the Environment Agency Pollution Prevention Hotline: 0800807060. Please record the incident reference number and report this to the club secretary.

All pollution incidents, large or small are damaging to fish and fly life. We may not see dead fish but if the fly life is being damaged this will affect the ability of the river to support Brown Trout and Grayling.






The latest information from the EA upstream fish counters at Framwellgate weir show that 2587 fish have passed upstream during the month of June.

This shows an increase on last year and a substantial improvement on previous. If you’re out there fishing for Salmon or Sea-Trout please be sure to let us know how you do.

For your convenience you will find a link to the EA and other useful pages at the side of this page. This includes weather forecasts, river levels,  monthly and daily upstream fish counts, and catch return information. All anglers fishing for Salmon and Sea-Trout are required to complete a catch return at the end of each season, you may want to keep track as you go.

Tight Lines.


Congratulations Trevor

The winner of the 2016 Dr Chesters’ Senior Competition ( sponsored by Anglers’ Lodge at Jubilee Lakes) is Trevor Conway who weighed in this superb 1lb 14oz Brown Trout taken on fly during this years competition.

The competition was well attended but Trevor took the honours.