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County Durham stream cleaned to attract sea trout

Sea trout have returned to spawn in a County Durham stream after work was carried out to...

Winter Angling: Coarse Fishing in the North East

Opportunities for the winter coarse angler used to be few and far between up here in the...

Rivers Wansbeck and Blyth Fully Opened to Migratory Salmonids for the First Time in Decades

About 80 miles of river in the north east are being opened to salmon and sea trout...

Winter Angling: Coarse Fishing in the North East

Winter Angling: Coarse Fishing in the North East

Opportunities for the winter coarse angler used to be few and far between up here in the North East, but fortunately there are now options aplenty for cold weather anglers keen to wet a line. This article is a brief guide to places to go coarse fishing in the area in winter, along with a few tips included in some of the examples.

As is the way with such a broad and diverse group …

November 1, 2014 | 5 comments | Read More »

Autumn & Winter Fishing in the North East

Autumn & Winter Fishing in the North East

Time to get those thermals out – the temperature is plummeting and only the hardiest of anglers are now looking to wet a line! Already, the season for brown trout fishing on rivers has closed and that for salmon and sea trout will soon follow. And although you can still ‘officially’ fish for coarse species on both running water and still, you can effectively cross the barbel, tench and, …

October 1, 2014 | No comment | 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 »

County Durham stream cleaned to attract sea trout

County Durham stream cleaned to attract sea trout

Sea trout have returned to spawn in a County Durham stream after work was carried out to remove pollution, reports BBC Tyne & Wear. Read the full article here.

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Rivers Wansbeck and Blyth Fully Opened to Migratory Salmonids for the First Time in Decades

Rivers Wansbeck and Blyth Fully Opened to Migratory Salmonids for the First Time in Decades

About 80 miles of river in the north east are being opened to salmon and sea trout for the first time in decades.

The Environment Agency has built fish passes on the Wansbeck and the Blyth to enable the fish to circumvent river obstacles.

Full report by the BBC here

October 21, 2014 | No comment | Read More »

Hundreds of Fish Killed by pollution in a tributary of the River Tees

Hundreds of Fish Killed by pollution in a tributary of the River Tees

Hundreds of fish have been killed by a pollution incident on the Aldbrough Beck, a tributary of the River Tees, near Darlington, reports The Northern Echo. In a bitter irony, Environment Agency Officers had arrived to stock the beck with grayling as part of a regeneration scheme, when they discovered dead fish in the water that had been killed by the pollution. The stock fish had to be taken to other rivers in the area to be released.

Read the full report here.

June 26, 2014 | No comment | Read More »

Fishing With Tom: An Angling Charity based on Teesside Helping Develop Young Lives through Fly Fishing

Fishing With Tom: An Angling Charity based on Teesside Helping Develop Young Lives through Fly Fishing

Launched in 2005, Fishing With Tom is the brainchild of Tom Carroll, who started work on the scheme when he became aware that many young people in the area where he lives spent a large part of their leisure time hanging around on street corners with little to do with their out of school free time. As a result many of them got into trouble with the police for anti-social behaviour or were exposed to the use and abuse of drugs. However, despite the original driver that …

June 24, 2014 | No comment | Read More »

Mayfly Magic

Mayfly Magic

It’s Mayfly season on North East rivers. International Fly Fisherman and renowned tier, Jonathan Barnes, shows you how here

June 5, 2014 | 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

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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

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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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Telboy’s Tackle

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Tackle Reviews

TCX Match-Bait Guard

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

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