Congratulations to Cameron Tait, who took the honours at this year’s Juniors Competition with four fat brownies for a total bag of 5lb, 6oz. In second place was Zak Coates with four fish for 4lb, 1oz, while Ben Fletcher was just a few ounces behind in third with three for 3lb, 14oz. Heaviest fish of [...]
Saturday 11 May 2013
All current junior members are welcome and everyone taking part will receive a prize so there’s no excuse not to have a go.
Meet at the iron bridge car park at Shotley Bridge at 9am. The competition will kick off at 9.30am and may the best angler win.
Junior non-members will [...]
22 March sees the start of the 2013 trout season on the river. We hope this season will bring a return to drier conditions than those experienced last year, when it simply rained for months on end, rendering the river unfishable for large parts of the year.
You win some/you lose some
As secretary I [...]
One of the aims of our association is to keep a healthy junior membership as we recognise that they are the club’s future. We also realise how costly it can be to kit out a child and then buy the licence, only to find that after a couple of weeks they decide they prefer the [...]
Members’ licences for 2013 will be available for renewing members to pick up from Ebchester Post Office from this Saturday 16 March. Be warned though that licences will only be available during Post Office hours, so will only be open in the morning on Saturday (until 12.30pm, I believe). Mondays and Tuesdays are also very [...]
It’s very useful for the club to have a record of how many fish are being caught on the river, so if you haven’t submitted a paper return for the 2012 season already, could we ask all members to complete our online catch return form. We’re not asking how many fish you took from the [...]
To whet everyone’s appetites for the coming season, the club has arranged for Howard Croston to come and give a slide show talk, Fishing Home and Abroad, followed by a Q&A session. Howard is product development manager at Hardy & Greys and a member of the England team who recently won the [...]
Stocking the Derwent (Click on the picture to see a bigger version)
We were recently given a copy of this picture by someone who knew not a great deal about it, apart from what was printed on it: ‘Stocking the Derwent with fish’. From the look of it, it might well have been taken [...]
If you’d like to find out more about how the club is run and exactly what your club membership fees get spent on, be sure to come along to the Derwent Angling Association AGM this year on Saturday 23 February at The Crown and Crossed Swords, Shotley Bridge. Proceedings kick off at 7pm, but as [...]
Don’t miss the second instalment of Ian Colborne’s fascinating history of the Derwent valley, and the river at its heart at www.derwentangling.co.uk/about/until-the-river-ceases-to-flow/until-the-river-ceases-to-flow-part-2/.