Junior Competition cancelled (again)

Because of the extra water in the river following yesterday’s storm it has been decided in the interests of safety to cancel this Saturday’s Junior Competition. At one point yesterday evening, the river rose almost six feet and although it’s dropped back a lot now, it’s still far from fishable and certainly not safe either, […]

Junior competition postponed due to bad weather

Due to the current high water levels and with more rain forecast for tomorrow, we have reluctantly decided to postpone this year’s Junior Competition, which was due to be held this Saturday 12 May. The competition will now be held in July at a date to be announced. As soon as the date is confirmed, […]

Licences for 2012

Members’ licences for 2012 will be available for renewing members to pick up from Ebchester Post Office from this Saturday 17 March. Be warned though that they do keep Post Office hours, so will only be open in the morning on Saturday (until 12.30pm, I believe). They also asked us to tell members that they […]

A couple of things…

As mentioned at the AGM, the Post Office at Shotley Bridge is closing, so renewing members wishing to pick up their new club books for this season should now go to Ebchester Post Office instead. They should be available a week or so before the start of the season, but I’ll put a notice on […]

AGM 2012

Just to reminder that the AGM this year is on 18 February at the Crown and Crossed Swords in Shotley Bridge. Doors open at 6.30pm and the meeting gets underway at 7pm. If it’s as busy as it has been the past couple of years, it would probably be a good idea to get to […]

Day tickets

Due to the low number of grayling now in the river following the pollution incident in 2009, we will not be selling day tickets over the winter. Club members are however still entitled to fish for grayling, although they should be sure to handle any fish caught gently and to release them as quickly as […]

The Sneep: In pursuit of wild trout

The Sneep is the area above Allensford Bridge where the Derwent twists and turns its way through a couple of miles of narrow gorges and broken pocket water. Don’t miss this excellent article by Membership Secretary Ian Colborne, who tells the story of some of the wildest trout fishing to be found in the north […]

Wild Trout Trust report

The association has recently received the new report from the Wild Trout Trust detailing work we will be carrying out on the river in the near future. This will allow wild trout and grayling to move more freely between the upper and lower Derwent. This work will be funded by the club using the compensation […]

Work at Ebchester Weir

From 11 July 2011, the weir at Ebchester will be rebuilt and a fish easement added. This will cause some colouration to the waters below the weir but we hope the effect will be minimal. However, if any member sees anything too amiss, please contact the club through the website.

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Seniors Competition 2011 results

Congratulations to the 28 members who fished the 2011 Seniors Competition at Derwent Reservoir on 26 June. Victorious on the day with a bag of 14lb 10oz was Craig Oliver, with Lee Wilkinson taking second place with a total of 13lb 12oz, followed by last year’s winner, Gordon Swain, with a 12lb bag. Heaviest fish […]