How fly fishing reels are made…

Fascinating stuff…


Derwent Angling Association makes front page of Trout and Salmon

Just in case anyone hadn’t noticed, the club is featured on the front page of November’s Trout and Salmon. The story in the magazine is an account by Paul Procter of a day’s wild trout fishing at The Sneep, above Allensford and is well worth a look. The issue probably won’t be on the shelves […]

Lost reel at Crooked Oak

A member writes: “After checking my gear to clean it last weekend I discovered that I had lost my reel. The last place I used it was when I parked at the Crooked Oak approximately six weeks or so ago, near the gas/waterworks area.

The missing reel is a black Hardy Uniqua, in its pouch, […]

The new bridge at Shotley Bridge

At long last, the new footbridge at Shotley Bridge is in place with a grand opening planned for some time in September. We’ll let you know the date as soon as we know ourselves, but in the meantime if you’ve not been down there over the past few weeks, this is what’s been going on. […]

Lost: two fly boxes

I was fishing on the 24th June, first at Crooked Oak (Black Pool area) and after at Ebchester and I managed to lose two small (but treasured) aluminium clip fly boxes, one with small dry and one with small wet flies. Please contact me directly or email me through the site if you find them. […]

Could you fly fish for England?

Are you between 12-16 years old (on 31st August 2011)? Do you want to represent the North East region and then England in fly fishing? Would you like to be coached by some of the best flyfishers and coaches including well-known internationals Simon Robinson and Scott Nellins and former England Youth team members Carl Malpass […]

Found a net?

If you were the angler who picked up the landing net on the river today (Sunday), could you drop us a line via the contact page on the site so that we can reunite it with its owner!



Ticked off

As we dust off our waders for the new season, it’s worth bearing in mind that as the trout start thinking about a bite to eat, then so do some other rather less pleasant characters. According to the Health Protection Agency, up to 3,000 people contract Lyme disease (Borreliosis) from the bite of an infected […]

New video from Jon Barnes

Once again, many thanks to Jon for allowing us to use these.


Nissan North of England Fly Fishing Show

To all members wishing to attend the Nissan North of England Fly Fishing Show, here is all the information for the 2011:

Sunday 6 February 2011 Time: 10am-3pm Admission: Adults: £4 / Juniors (under 16): Free Parking free

Nissan Sports & Social Club Washington Road Sunderland SR5 3NS (Inside the Nissan car plant itself)

The […]