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 levels fully saturated we will all welcome a nice warm sunny spring.
Following the numerous spates certain sections of the river have changed and anglers may need to start again in searching for their ‘hotspots’. At the AGM back in October the committee reiterated its commitment to providing some of the most affordable and accessible trout and grayling fishing in the North East and have kept season permit and day tickets at the same level as they were in 2008. Its a shame petrol prices weren’t the same!
The first club meeting will take place on Wednesday 6th February at Swalwell Juniors Football Club, all members are welcome and subs can also be paid. On behalf of the committee I would like to wish all members and friends of APDVAA a great 2013.
Adam Brougham (sec.)