The late arrival of spring has finally arrived although when looking at the river and hatches we seem to be a month behind the usual schedule! The bitterly cold February and March left members wondering if the river was still alive during the opening weeks of the season. As temperatures reached double figures some of [...]
The start of the season on the 22nd was greeted with gale force easterly winds and temperatures barely getting above zero, very few members braved the elements so it was a quiet start to proceedings, what a difference a year makes!!
The first week in April has seen temperatures rise and hatches respond accordingly, the [...]
Next month will see the start of the 2013 trout season on the river and hopefully a return to more settled drier conditions than those experienced from last April! 2012 was certainly different for members with the river levels fluctuating every month as the rain continued to fall. With Derwent Reservoir now full and groundwater [...]
August has followed a similar pattern to last month with a fluctuating coloured river making fishing very difficult at times. The good news is the fish are still there and once conditions settle down normal service will be resumed. Sedge patterns should do well over the next couple of weeks.
The Tyne Rivers Trust carried [...]
Fly fishing for trout has been rather difficult over the last month or so primarily due to the torrential rain, flucutating water levels and the river carrying a considerable amount of colour. Despite this some members have battled through and been rewarded for their efforts. It can offer pay to concentrate more time towards the [...]
As this article is written the river is again in spate as a result from the weekends torrential downpours! Hopefully we are due a dry week which will see levels and clairty return to normal. Prior to this recent rain the Mayfly hatches had been in full swing and anglers experienced some great surface sport [...]
The torrential downpours and constant influx of low pressure systems has made fishing either difficult or impossible for many days since the last update. On 3 separate occasions the river rose by more than 3 foot which is very unusual. That said once the river has settled fishing has been excellent with members reporting some [...]
The warm March weather has quickly been replaced by cool, wet April and normality has been resumed! Warmer days have seen good hatches of olives and the fish have responded to dry imitations of these although sometimes just for an hour or two in the afternoon. Its worth remembering though that even though fish may [...]
The season got off to a good start with members enjoying one of the warmest starts they can remember! Hatches have been plentiful and fish have been found rising freely at certain parts of the day. Greenwellls and Iron Blue duns have picked up some of the surface feeders whereas others have done well using [...]
On Sunday 26th February the club has organised a clean up of the river banks in partnership with Gateshead Council and the Tyne Rivers Trust. We are aiming to remove unwanted items from as much of the stretch as possible so extra pairs of hands will be more the welcome. Everyone is meeting 10.00am at [...]