Interesting News has just broken of a brand new angling club that has been formed in the Pennine foothills of southern Northumberland. Based at Allendale Town, high up in what used to be the Tynedale district of the county, Allen Valley Angling & Conservation is the brainchild of Paul Frear, a well-known and highly respected character in angling circles throughout the North East and Yorkshire. Paul put forward his idea and quickly recruited similarly-minded and determined locals to the cause, including Sarah Kemp and her husband, both keen anglers based in the East Allen Valley. Allen Valley Angling & Conservation was born in July 2011 and has already secured seven fishing beats on the River East Allen and recruited 37 members.
Funding has also been secured from Tyneside software company Sage, which will allow the new club to undertake significant conservation work on the river in the near future.
Fishing is for Salmon, Sea Trout and Brown Trout, and with the East Allen being a tributary of the South Tyne, it is, of course, a part of the best Salmon-fishing river catchment in England! The club are now taking subscriptions for the 2012 season, which includes the right to fish the remainder of the 2011 season for free. Details on how to join, as well as loads more info (including prices of full membership, week and day tickets) can be found on the club website at http://www.allenvalleyanglers.co.uk/