Annual General Meeting

Don’t forget the club’s AGM is on 13 February, upstairs at the Crown and Crossed Swords, Shotley Bridge. The meeting starts at 7.15pm and all current members, senior and junior, are welcome to attend.

Alan Farbridge, Club Secretary

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Next instalment of club history added

We’ve just added the next chapter of Pete McParlin’s excellent history of the Derwent Angling Association, covering the years 1890-1945. And if you’ve not done so already, you can read the first chapter, which describes the formation of the club in 1865 and the introduction of grayling to the river.

The History of the Derwent […]

AGM

Don’t forget the club’s AGM is on 13 February, upstairs at the Crown and Crossed Swords, Shotley Bridge. The meeting starts at 7.15pm and all current members are welcome to attend.

See you there.

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History of the Derwent Angling Association

We’ve just added to the site an outstanding account of the formation of the club in May 1865 and its trials and tribulations over the first few years of its existence. Written by Pete McParlin, who edits the excellent Fishing Archives website, the feature was compiled from club records and contemporary accounts and tells how […]

Discount for Derwent AA members at www.flytyingboutique.com

Those nice people at www.flytyingboutique.com are offering Derwent AA members an exclusive discount of 12.5% up until 31 December 2009. The Fly Tying Boutique sells unusual and interesting fly tying materials and tools from around the world and if you’ve not had a look at the site yet, make sure you do.

To claim your […]

How’s the grayling fishing?

Now that there’s a chill in the air, we should be seeing more grayling being caught on the Derwent. However, although we’re now hearing plenty of reports of six and seven inch fish being caught all along the river, we’ve not heard of anything bigger than this being caught. Did we lose all the bigger […]

Restocking the Derwent: 12 September 2009

On Saturday 12 September, the EA relocated around 200 one to three-year-old wild brown trout, around 50 minnows and 30 stone loach from the river above the reservoir to Derwent AA water below the reservoir. No larger fish were relocated as these were approaching spawning time and their removal could have compromised their spawning. Thanks […]

Congratulations

Congratulations to Derwent AA members Simon Robinson and Howard Croston, who both finished in the top six of the English Rivers National final, earning them places in the Home International English Rivers Team.

The competition, which this year was held on the River Tees between 3-6 September, was won by John Tyzack, taking the title […]

Pollution update and the season so far

As the brown trout season winds down, I look back at one of the most challenging years the Derwent Angling Association has faced in modern times.

As I’m sure you are all aware, the river was polluted by Northumbrian Water from their treatment works at Moss Wood back in February. It […]