We have been informed by The Angling Trust that we can open the river Derwent to members of the association on Wednesday 13 May.
All members must apply social distancing as well as fishing a minimum of 15 meters from any other angler.
Guidance has been supplied by The Angling Trust (below) so please make your self aware of it.
Above all BE SAFE, take no risks, and if you wish to wait longer to fish because of health reasons, please let Ian the membership secretary know your name and you will remain active until the virus is no more.
To all other members who have not taken their licence and now wish to do so it is available for collection from the post office at Hamsterley Colliery. Please use common sense when using the post office as they to are applying social distancing rules.
Any one wishing to join the association please contact membership secretary Ian on 01207 591454 as there is still limited availability.
The association currently has a number of vacancies for the 2020 season so if you know of anyone who is interested or for more information please contact membership secretary Ian Colborne on 01207 591454. If he’s not in leave a message and he will contact you as soon as he can.
A senior licence is £55 A junior licence is £21
This allows you to fish with a fly rod and reel on approx 15 miles of river for brown trout and grayling.
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Once more a new season is upon us,full of hope and expectation.
I for one love this time of year as the first real hatches of fly escape the rivers surface.
I often wait for that magic early season hatch of dark olives that make a river come alive.
A tip I’ve learned from Stuart Croft’s a fine fisherman and entomologist is that fish fix on the crippled fly that has been damaged in the rush to break free of the river.
This accounts for a high percentage of a hatch and they are the ones that linger on the surface,easy pickings for hungry trout.
To match this don’t use the newly tied pristine fly dutifully constructed over the winter, look for the old knackered one that has been chewed a few times.
Why you ask,
Well this looks like what your trying to Imitate, missing a wing or legs stuck in the water film so don’t gink up your fly make it look a casualty.
I guarantee you will pick up more early season trout on the dry using this method .
I hope this helps but always remember fly fishing rivers is more than catching fish, it’s the smell of wild garlic as you move through a glade of blue bells to get to your favourite run.
Then when your on your own and you’re keyed in the stress and worries of modern life are stripped away and that ladies and gentlemen is a gift many people sadly never feel.
But shhhhhhhhh we do.
A group has been formed on face book for club members. It is a closed group and is edited by the club secretary.
To join just look up Derwent angling association and apply, please let me know if you are a current or new member.
Kind regards Alan
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