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Spring Fishing (Part Three): Stillwater Trout Fishing in the North East

Stillwater Trout Fishing is probably the most popular form of angling in the North East today, and...

Spring Fishing (Part Two): Spring and Summer Fly Fishing for Trout on Rivers in Northumberland & County Durham

Trout Fishing on Rivers in The Northumbrian Region Fly Fishing on North East Rivers: The season for...

Spring Fishing (Part One): Worm Fishing for Trout on Northumbrian Rivers

It’s that time of year again! The days are getting longer, the worst of the winter weather...

Spring Fishing (Part Three): Stillwater Trout Fishing in the North East

Spring Fishing (Part Three): Stillwater Trout Fishing in the North East

Stillwater Trout Fishing is probably the most popular form of angling in the North East today, and the number of venues in the region readily accessible for this form of the sport is unsurpassed anywhere else in the UK. Our fisheries can be grouped into two distinct sets – Reservoirs (whose primary function is that of water storage for mains water supply) and ‘Independent Fisheries’, and there are numerous examples of both types.

The …

March 15, 2014 | 1 comment | Read More »

Spring Fishing (Part Two): Spring and Summer Fly Fishing for Trout on Rivers in Northumberland & County Durham

Spring Fishing (Part Two): Spring and Summer Fly Fishing for Trout on Rivers in Northumberland  & County Durham

Trout Fishing on Rivers in The Northumbrian Region

Fly Fishing on North East Rivers:

The season for trout fishing in the Northumbrian Region begins again on March 22nd, and not a moment too soon after those long months of winter! However, that longing to just get out there and start fly fishing in earnest has more often than not to be put on hold, as, sadly, the inclement weather can last right …

March 15, 2014 | 11 comments | Read More »

Spring Fishing (Part One): Worm Fishing for Trout on Northumbrian Rivers

Spring Fishing (Part One): Worm Fishing for Trout on Northumbrian Rivers

It’s that time of year again! The days are getting longer, the worst of the winter weather is (hopefully) behind us and – Hallelujah – the trout fishing season on Northumbrian rivers gets back underway on March 22nd. Unfortunately, due to our geography and climate, just when we think the snow and ice have receded for the last time, all too often back they come with a vengeance in the midst of force …

March 15, 2014 | 4 comments | Read More »

Allen Valley Angling & Conservation

Allen Valley Angling & Conservation

The formation of any new angling club in the North East is a welcome event, but when the new club in question is the brainchild of one of the most respected fisheries biologists in the North of England, the prospect becomes even more tantalising.

Founded just this summer by Paul Frear and an eager band of like-minded anglers and conservationists, Allen Valley Angling & Conservation was formed in order to open up the …

October 26, 2011 | No comment | Read More »

At last a new dedicated fishing tackle auction site!!

At last a new dedicated fishing tackle auction site!!

For many years anglers have been buying and selling fishing tackle by means of classified adverts throughout acceptable catalogues and online in discussion boards and general auction web-sites, now with the improvements of know-how a brand new web-site has appeared to bring the fisherman a devoted web page simply for fishermen, covering many of the advantages of online auctions, sales promotions as well as reduced charges during these highly-priced times.

Tackle Sellers, producers as well as anglers can all come together and exchange new and used goods with …

April 27, 2011 | No comment | Read More »

A Tale of Summer Holiday Fishing, 1980-style

A Tale of Summer Holiday Fishing, 1980-style

Originally Published as “A Devilishly Good Jumper” in WATERLOG Magazine, Issue 55, Spring 2006

The year 1980 was a time of great sporting achievements. Nottingham Forest won the European Cup, punching above their weight for the second year running. Coe and Ovett were inspirational to a 14 year-old like me with an interest in all sports, and a bloke called Yates broke Richard Walker’s 28 year-old Carp record. Even I had …

July 29, 2010 | 4 comments | Read More »

Commercial Breakdown

Commercial Breakdown

The Way (Not) to Catch A Monster Trout in the Early-1980′s…

The following is an article regarding a part of the country in Northumberland. For those of you who have never visited before this is a great chance for you to find out more about what you can expect to find while you are here.You can spend your days walking this land and your evenings in B&B’s socialising, playing around at

May 3, 2010 | 1 comment | Read More »

River of Eternal Youth, Part Three

River of Eternal Youth, Part Three

The History of Derwent Angling Association 1945-2010

As the Derwent Angling Association entered the austere period of post World War Two Britain, it began preparing in earnest for the sweeping changes that would soon be at hand in the world of both water regulation and angling itself. It started by re-embarking upon the path it had intended to take before the war and in1947 the fly tying competition first introduced …

February 14, 2010 | 1 comment | Read More »

Rivers Tyne & Team Stocked with Coarse Fish by the EA

Rivers Tyne & Team Stocked with Coarse Fish by the EA

 

Thousands of fish are to be released into two North East rivers to boost stock levels, reports the BBC. Five stillwaters in the region will also benefit from an additional 12,000 fish. For full details click here

December 2, 2013 | No comment | Read More »

Fishing equipment maker Hardy & Greys reveal drop in pre-tax losses

Fishing equipment maker Hardy & Greys reveal drop in pre-tax losses

The Journal has today reported that famed fishing equipment maker Hardy & Greys of Alnwick, Northumberland, recently bought by a US firm, has managed to cut losses in the year to December 31 2012.

Its accounts reveal pre-tax losses of £199,000, down from £859,000 in 2011,  as the group benefited from restructuring that took place in 2011.

Hardy & Greys were bought for an undisclosed sum by US fishing tackle manufacturer Pure Fishing, Inc, in July of this year.

September 13, 2013 | No comment | Read More »

John Hepworth RIP

John Hepworth RIP

It was with great sadness that I learned of the recent passing of John Hepworth, Secretary of both Durham City Angling Club and the Angling Trust North East Section.

Apart from the sterling work he did for both his angling club and angling in the region in general, it was for his unprecedented knowledge of coarse angling in the North East and North Yorkshire that John will perhaps be best remembered. I got to know him having been a DCAC member for some years, and also met him a few times …

August 2, 2013 | No comment | Read More »

New Coarse Fishery Opens in Central Northumberland

New Coarse Fishery Opens in Central Northumberland

Felmoor Fishery, a brand new commercial stillwater coarse fishery has opened for business this summer, sited just off the A1, a few miles north of Morpeth in Northumberland. Situated at Eshottheugh (NE65 9QH), Felmoor consists of a one acre lake in idyllic surroundings, which has been stocked with approximately 900 carp and tench ranging from 1lb to 6lb. 

A look at Felmoor’s facebook page gives details about the fishery and how to get …

July 19, 2013 | No comment | Read More »

Axwell Park & Derwent Valley Angling Association to hold its Annual Open Day on 28th July

Axwell Park & Derwent Valley Angling Association to hold its Annual Open Day on 28th July

Axwell Park & Derwent Valley Angling Association, which controls much of the trout & grayling fishing on the River Derwent between Lintzford and Swalwell, will be holding its annual open day at Rowlands Gill Park on Sunday 28th July. The day will commence at 10.00am and is open to all ages and abilities. They will be being joined by the excellent fly casting  instructor Jim Fearn (AAPGAI) plus a number of other qualified coaches so everyone can ‘have a …

July 19, 2013 | No comment | Read More »

Stillwater Coarse & Game Fishing Venues in Northumberland and Tyne & Wear

Stillwater Coarse & Game Fishing Venues in Northumberland and Tyne & Wear

Out Now: A Brand New Book on North East Angling

The Lambton Worm: The Definitive Guide to Angling in North East England

by Pete McParlin

Details at the bottom of the page

Stillwater Coarse Fishing Venues in Northumberland:

Bolam Lake. A decent sized lake of around 25 acres, situated about 2 miles off the A696 at Belsay – follow brown road signs. Species: Pike, Perch (and Roach & Rudd if you know where to find them!) Permits: Belsay Post Office – phone 01661 …

October 21, 2009 | 6 comments | Read More »

Coarse & Game Fishing on Rivers in Northumberland and Tyne & Wear

Coarse & Game Fishing on Rivers in Northumberland and Tyne & Wear

 

Out Now: A Brand New Book About Angling in the North East –

The Lambton Worm: The Definitive Guide to Angling in North East England

Details at the bottom of the page

October 21, 2009 | 9 comments | Read More »

Stillwater Coarse & Game Fishing Venues in County Durham & North Yorkshire

Stillwater Coarse & Game Fishing Venues in County Durham & North Yorkshire

Out Now: A Brand New Book on North East Angling

The Lambton Worm: The Definitive Guide to Angling in North East England

More Details Here

Stillwater Coarse Fishing Venues in Co. Durham:

Aldin Grange Lakes is near Nevilles Cross, in Durham City. Turn off the A167 near the Pot & Glass and head towards Bear Park. Species: Carp & Tench. Permits: day tickets available on site. Website: …

October 21, 2009 | 3 comments | Read More »

Coarse & Game Fishing on Rivers in County Durham & North Yorkshire

Coarse & Game Fishing on Rivers in County Durham & North Yorkshire

Out Now: A Brand New Book on Angling in the North East & North Yorkshire –

The Lambton Worm: The Definitive Guide to Angling in North East England

by Pete McParlin

More Details Here

 

County Durham:

River Browney. The Malton & District Angling Club controls about 2 miles of the upper Browney (a tributary of the Wear) downstream from Lanchester. Species: Brown Trout (fly & worm) Website: http://www.communigate.co.uk/ne/maltonanglingclub/index.phtml

River Derwent. Forming the border between County Durham and Northumberland, the first …

October 21, 2009 | 13 comments | Read More »

The Credit Crunch List: Free Fishing Locations in the North East

The Credit Crunch List: Free Fishing Locations in the North East

Out Now: A Brand New Book on North East Angling

The Lambton Worm: The Definitive Guide to Angling in North East England

by Pete McParlin

 

Details at the bottom of the page…

‘Free Fishing’ stretches:

There are only a few stretches of ‘free fishing’ available in the North East and all are parts of rivers – details below.

‘Free Fishing’ means you can fish from a particular section of bank (or banks) without first having to get permission / a permit / a day ticket, provided you …

October 21, 2009 | 15 comments | Read More »

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Why spend hard-earned cash on new thermals etc. and then plaster them with smelly residues?...

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