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(Last updated: Friday 18th August)
The EA counter at Riding Mill showed a record run of fish by the end of July at 19,586 with 10,995 upstream counts in July itself. Counts since then are another 2,888 for August up until the 17th making a total of 22,474 for the year to date.
Fish have been well spread throughout the system with regular lifts of water allowing fish to run freely. Catches for June and July have mirrored the good runs with several beats and clubs reporting healthy numbers of salmon and sea trout. Several beats including Bywell, Styford, Dilston, Haughton Castle, Chipchase and Warden have more than doubled their 5 year average for July with Chesters also enjoying a very productive June and July.
The first two weeks in August continued to provide sport at Haughton Castle with 14 sea trout and 6 salmon in the book the majority taken on the fly. Visitors Barry Vaughen and Leon Smith had 5 sea trout and 2 salmon the best 17lb. Geoff Bains and Duncan Penny having a change of venue from the River Lune returned a sea trout and a cracking 17lb salmon on the dibbled fly from the stepping stones pool. On the 2nd August the beat took part in the Dace survey to establish populations in the North Tyne the survey angler had sport with a lot of decent fish.
Fishing with James Stokoe BT sports presenter Rob Hughes from "on the bank" caught 2 fish on his first salmon fishing trip at Warden with fish of 16.5lb and 3lb from the South Tyne with a red Francis doing the damage.
Into the fish on the North Tyne yesterday was Justin Szymborski who got in touch to say that after blank trips to several other rivers this year his early morning start on the North Tyne near Bellingham resulted in a salmon and a sea trout on fly as well as another salmon lost.
Ben Thompson has enjoyed some regular sport recently landing several salmon and sea trout during early morning starts from the South Tyne.
NERAC rods report 127 fish so far this season - a near record summer so far from their main and South Tyne beats.
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PLEASE NOTE - The Environment Agency is asking anglers to send in a few scales from the fish that they catch including kelts. The scales contain information that can be described as a biography of a fish's life history and growth rates and by examining the scales under magnification we can infer the age of the fish. The age data that is collected from scales adds detail to the counter and video data collected at Riding Mill.
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Full report to follow shortly for the first few months of the season.