July Update

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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 tails of pools in flood like conditions. Kevin Dick found this paid dividends for him having some very successful evening sessions on dry sedge patterns.

Some members have been spending some time on the coarse fishing stretch and it is really great to see some lovely dace putting in an appearance. Please remember if you are bait fishing to use barbless hooks, carry a disgorger and a landing net. Whatever fish you catch please handle with care.

On Sunday 29th July the club in partnership with Gateshead Council and the Tyne Rivers Trust will be holding an open day at Rowlands Gill Park. This event is completely free and open to both adults and children. Qualified coaches will be on hand with equipment so everyone can have a go. There will also be casting demonstrations from world renowned APGAI Instructor Jim Fearne.

The fingers and toes are crossed for some more settled periods of weather, the fishing will certainly pick up as and when things calm down.