Small but perfectly formed Tyne grilse
Fish about and more coming.......
Despite the recent very low water fish are still sneaking through and persistent rods have caught fish particularly on the middle river. Most of the fish caught have been fresh grilse in the 3 - 7 lb bracket with sea trout being encountered mainly on the North Tyne. I have not had a day without some action for several weeks now which is remarkable bearing in mind the extremely low levels.
As I write (2 pm) we landed two fish this morning, one every fresh and one not so. This was in heavy rain and a rise is expected with more rain forecast throughout the catchment.
There are reports of large numbers of fish building in the very bottom of the river and in the estuary and a decent lift coupled with the Keilder release planned tomorrow should really get things going as we enter the prime time in terms of numbers of fish.
The count up to the end of August was the third best in recent records and was roughly the same as we had by the end of September last year so there are plenty of fish about for rods to pursue.
Any angler successful in landing a Tyne fish should send scale samples to the EA - details and sample packets from Morton Heddell-Cowie :- call 0191203 4140.
Rods looking for advice on Tyne fishing or Speycasting tuition can contact me direct.