The Angling Trust along with University College London are undertaking a survey looking into Angling and Invasive species.
The aim of the survey is to understand where anglers are travelling in the UK and abroad, and current levels of awareness of invasive species. The findings will then be used to provide better advice on what you can do to stop them from being introduced into our waters.
The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete and can be found at
More information about invasive species and the Angling Trust’s work in this area can be found through the link below.
As the Game Fishing Season draws to a close please don’t forget, if you fish for migratory fish it is a requirement of your licence to complete a catch return and send it to the EA.
At the same time please don’t forget how valuable catch returns are to your club, not just migratory fish, all fish, stockies, wild trout and anything else you may catch. Anyone who has fished the ponds can provide really valuable insight into the condition of the fishing there. The more knowledge we have of the fish in our waters the better we can manage those waters or react to issues.
2018 Catch Return XLXS version
2018 Catch Return PDF version
Please use the attached forms, provided for your convenience in PDF and EXCEL formats to tells us all you can about your catches this season. As a minimum we would appreciate a copy of your EA catch return.
TEES SALMON WEEKEND VISITOR BEATS
Below is a list of the beats available for visitors joining in with the Tees Salmon Weekend.
Please note that you MUST enrol to fish on these beats, as some areas have limited availability. Marshalls will be on hand to help anglers on all beats. To enrol please call Olly on 0785056870.
You must posses an EA Migratory rod licence and carry it with you.
Rules apply for each individual beat.
Raby Estate (Below High Force) Fly Only
Barnard Castle Fly Fishers Fly Only 5 x rods per day
Barnard Castle Angling Club Fly Only
Eggleston Hall (Upper) Fly Only 2 x rods per day
Eggleston Hall (Middle) Fly Only 2 x Rods per day
Eggleston Hall (Lower) Fly/Spinner 2 x rods per day
Whorlton Fly Only
Cliffe Estate Fly Only 3 x rods per day
Snowhall Any Method
Darlington Anglers Any Method
Sir Mark Wrightson’s Hurworth Fly Only 5 x rods per day
To add a little extra effect Robson Green, Neil Lobban and James Stokoe may be participating.
Our 3rd Grayling Day will take place on Sunday November 11th. In the event that the river is not fishable that day the planned back-up date is 2 weeks later on the 25th.
Grayling catches improving all the time
Watch here for more details coming soon.
Wear Anglers Association has launched a campaign to help to free our river of pollution and litter. Please see the poster below which is pretty self-explanatory.
The message is simple, if each of us picks home and disposes correctly of THREE pieces of rubbish each time we visit the river bank we CAN and WILL make a difference.
Single use plastic is a huge issue in the media spotlight at the moment and there is no doubt that it blights our river banks but every other piece of litter does likewise and threatens our sport. So please … Take Three For The Wear.
The River Tees Salmon Fishing Survey
There is to be a River Tees ‘salmon fishing survey’ over two days on the last weekend in October.
The idea is to get as many rods as possible to fish on one or both of these two days and record catches etc with a view to putting the results to the EA.
The fishing would be free and details of the beats available and registration details will be available soon. Put the dates in your diary and watch this space for further info.
Salmon fishing and salmon stocks are subjects dear to our hearts but its fair to say under threat unless positive people take positive action, including putting meaningful information to the EA. The Tees has its own unique issues and any help putting together a clear picture will be invaluable.