16.10.13 
The rivers have had a good lift of water recently and there is a Kielder release running this week from Monday 14th to Monday 21st. Large numbers of fish have been seen going over the weirs at Wylam and Hexham and moving through the fishing pools in the last few days.  A mixture of fresh and coloured fish are on the move.
 
The EA counts at riding Mill are very healthy suggesting that this years’ total run will be above the five year and long term averages
 
The fishing has suffered recently from periods of low and relatively warm water which meant that fish were again running under the cover of darkness and fishing during daylight hours was hard. Some anglers have been frustrated by very good numbers of fish in the pools but finding a taking fish has been elusive at times.
 
There have been many successful rods however including North East Fly Casting Club members Andrew McKay, who landed his first Tyne fish last Friday on the main river on fly – a hen of 14lbs carefully returned, and Sarah Iverson who landed a 7lb on fly from Eltringham her sixth of an excellent season for Sarah.
 
Andrew's fish getting a quick cuddle before being returned.
Very good numbers of Salmon and Sea Trout are well spread throughout the system and any beat should offer good sport given kind water conditions.
 
As the season enters its final couple of week, prospects are very good for anglers.
 
Tight lines,
 
Neil

 

 

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