Take 3 for the Wear

1 Oct


Following the suggestion of a local river Wear angler, the Wear Anglers Association is proud to support a new initiative to help clear up rubbish from in and around the River Wear. The concept is simple: to encourage all anglers to pick up and remove three bit of rubbish each time they go fishing. So after your next fishing trip please pick up three bits of rubbish, throw it in your landing net, and dispose of it either at home or in the nearest rubbish bin. Take 3 for the Wear!

But please be careful of broken glass, needles etc. 

Thank you.

Freemen’s Reach Durham ; Archimedes Screw Update.

15 Sep

Following fish again getting into the base of the newly commissioned Archimedes screw earlier in the year, Durham County Council, the turbine operator instructed a company called Fish Guidance System to install a fish scarer in the form of an acoustic screen and strobe light system at the base of the screw.

However after a lift of water at the beginning of June, Durham County Council,  the operator and Fish Guidance System (the installer) concluded that the acoustic screen was not effective. It was decided that a better option would be to abandon the acoustic system and use the space freed to install more flashing lights.

This work has now been completed and there is 7500 lumen (a 100W light bulb produces approximately 1600 lumen) of light power on both sides of the outlet.

Due to low water levels throughout the summer period it has not been possible to measure the effectiveness of the revised system. Durham County Council however have reinstated that they would rather shut the turbine down during critical periods than install any form of protective mesh screen as such screens are costly to clean and if installed at the inlet side of the turbine will reduce the head pressure entering the turbine.

Interested parties, anglers, council officials and the Environment Agency are monitoring the situation closely.

Fish, migratory or otherwise cannot continue to be damaged in this way!!!!

FUR and FEATHERS Fly Fishing Competition – Tunstall Reservoir, Sunday December 2nd 9.00 am to 3.00 pm

15 Sep

Tunstall Fly Fishers will be holding an end of season fly fishing competition at Tunstall Reservoir, Wolsingham on Sunday 2nd December from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm. There will be no bag limit. Entry fee is £5 per person and all proceeds will go to the Solan Conor Fawcett Family Trust. Anyone taking part must bring along and donate a “prize” such as a bottle of wine, box of biscuits etc. These prizes will fished for and awarded at the end of the day with the person with the heaviest bag having first pick from the table.  

There is no need to register for this event, just come along at the stated time.

PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS – NERAC Salmon Fishing Charity Weekend

15 Sep

NORTH EASTERN RAILWAYS ANGLING CLUB (NERAC) will be holding a salmon and sea trout fishing weekend on the 28th  and 29th September 2018 on its river Tyne and South Tyne waters to raise money for Prostrate Cancer Awareness. Places can be reserved on a first come first served basis with 14 places available each day; the cost is £50 per person per day. This is excellent value for this time of the season and 100% of all monies will go to prostrate cancer charity.

There will also be a prize for the biggest fish of the weekend; the prize is for up to 2 persons  (maybe more if it’s a family etc.)  and is a days fishing on the famous Larford lakes near Stourport, Birmingham.  This prize can be redeemed at anytime and includes a 6 berth, top of the range, caravan on the banks of the lakes, owned by club member Phil Briscoe. The prize also includes free tuition on how to catch prime double figure carp on the lakes or salmon on Phil’s own river Severn beat next to the lakes, a fantastic gesture by Phil. These two  charity days on the Tyne are open to everyone, whether beginner or expert. Instructors and fishing rods will be available for all beginners and safety is upmost so everything is covered.


To reserve your place email Steven Hutchinson (Hutchy) now at hutchnerac@hotmail.com or ring him on 07401818018.