Damp August!

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The rain and adverse weather conditions certainly made things challenging at certain times in August. The river was in heavy spate 3 times during the month with coloured brown water knocking the trout fishing on the head during these periods. In between the rain and fluctuating river levels members have had some really good sessions. Kevin Dick has had some productive evening sessions averaging 15 fish per visit with his biggest measuring 17 inches. Pete Macparlin also managed a fish just under 2lb from the points pool at Rowlands Gill on a medium wet olive. On a seperate note Pete has just published his latest book The Lambton Worm: The Definitive Guide to Angling in North East England which does contain references to the club waters in the trout section. The book can be purchased here

With September now upon us we move into the final month of trout fishing, given the right conditions the river can fish really well with the trout preparing for spawning and the cold months ahead they can start feeding frantically. Larger dark olives should return along with sedges picking up fish.