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. 

The Wild Trout Trust Spring Auction: 9 – 18 March 2018

23 Feb

The Wild Trout Trust are holding their spring auction again at the beginning of March. This auction helps raise vital funds which allow the WTT to deliver practical advice and habitat work, inspiring and helping people to protect wild trout. The WTT and the Wear Rivers Trust often work together to identify and then implement habitat and fish passage improvements. Several clubs with water on the Wear and some individuals have kindly volunteered access to their fishing in order to raise funds for the WTT which will be ring-fenced for work in the catchment.

To help fund this vital work why not take part in the auction? There are many exciting lots on offer ranging from fishing on the Rio Grande in Chile for huge sea trout to bids for a days fishing on rivers and streams here in the North East. Full details of the auction, how to take part, along with details of over 300 fishing lots for sale can be found on the WTT website at:

All lots are up for sale on eBay in March.

Diseased salmon and sea trout

13 Nov

The EA are anxious to examine dead or dying salmon and sea trout, particularly those showing signs of fungus growth. If you see see a dying or recently dead fish (24hrs) then please let the WAA know by sending and email via the “contact the WAA”  button on the top right of the screen.

When replying please state EXACTLY where on the Wear the fish is.

Thank you