Trout Day Ticket Still Waters In The North East

It’s that time of year that sees many of us river fly fishers dusting off the sinking lines, grabbing a heavier rod, and taking a trip to our local Stillwater. There are many fabulous trout lakes in the North East of England, I’ve visited a few but aim to get round a lot more this closed season. Trout lakes Though … Continued

West House Trout Lakes

There are four lakes at West House Trout Lakes, the largest being 4 acres, then 2, 1.5 and 1 acre respectively. Casting is pretty much obstacle free, and natural fly life abounds during the summer months West House Trout Lakes are stocked with Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout and Blue Trout. Find more Trout Lakes in the North East of England. Contact … Continued

Higham Lakes Trout Fishery

Update 27 February, 2014 The website for Higham Lakes is offline at the moment whilst they have a shiny new one crafted. In the mean time, there’s lots of activity going on at the Higham Lakes Facebook page. So either give them a call on the number below, head over to the Facebook page, or be patient until the website … Continued

Sharpley Springs Fly Fishery

Sharpley Springs Fly Fishery spans 7 lakes – 5 are fly only, one is a worm lake for the kids with the last lake being for tuition. It’s stocked with Blue, Brown and Rainbow Trout. Find more Trout Lakes in the North East of England. Contact details   Tel: 0191 5818045 Email: info@sharpleysprings.co.uk Web: sharpleysprings.blogspot.co.uk Prices At the time of writing (September 2013) the … Continued

Witton Castle Lakes

Witton Castle Lakes sits in the grounds of Witton Castle, and provides over 2 miles of bank fishing around a 20 acre lake. The lake holds Rainbow and Brown Trout Find more Trout Lakes in the North East of England. Contact details Tel: 01388 488691 Email: bishopaucklandac@aol.com Web: wittoncastlelakes.com Fishing reports: wittoncastlelakes.com/weekly-reports/ Prices At the time of writing (September 2013) the day ticket prices are … Continued

Caistron Trout Fishery

Caistron Lake, located close to Rothbury Northumberland consists of 3 spring fed lakes totalling 50 acre water. It holds stocks of wild Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and Blue Trout. There is also 2 miles of fishing on the River Coquet available offering the chance of Salmon and Sea Trout as well as Brown Trout fishing. Find more Trout Lakes in … Continued

Chatton Trout Fishery

Chatton trout fishery is made up of three lakes; Chatton Lake, Ross Lake, and Dunnydeer Lake, which combine amounts to 11 acres of water. It’s located half a mile from the village of Chatton in picturesque North Northumberland. Chatton is a strictly barbless fishery. Chatton lakes are stocked with Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout and Blue Trout.   Find more Trout Lakes in … Continued

Chatton Charity Fly Fishing Day

Several weeks ago Lucy Bowden posted on twitter about a charity fishing event at Chatton Trout Fishery she was organising and how she was looking for volunteers to help out on the day. It sounded fun, I had nothing on that day so, volunteer I did. The event was to raise money for a very worth while local charity, North Northumberland … Continued

A dalliance with the dark side

Since friday evening my Mother-in-Law has been stopping with us. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining, she’s a lovely woman, especially when she’s a three and a half hour car ride away. Not so lovely when she’s close enough to bounce a half eaten Werthers Original off. Yesterday I had the perfect excuse to escape for a few … Continued

September dates for your diary

It may be getting to the end of the season, but there are still events on out there for you to enjoy. And, if like me you’ve got your mother in law coming to stay this weekend and need an excuse to get out the way for a few hours, read on I have an ideal distraction for you! Hardy … Continued

Salmon & Trout Association Juniors introduction to fishing day

Last Saturday saw Joe and me head off to the Derwent Reservoir for the Salmon and Trout Association introduction day to fishing. I’d found out about the event on the twitter stream of Anne Woodcock (@ladiesfishing). Anne was kind enough to point me in the direction of the organiser Cliff Johnston to book our place, and on friday morning we … Continued

Epic Kielder? Lets see shall we…

As I mentioned the other week, I was offered a fantastic opportunity to experience the fishing on offer at Kielder Reservoir recently, in return for my day out all I had to do was tell you lot about my experiences. I’m a little late in getting this post out due to a week away with the family (I managed a … Continued

This wednesday, I’ll be mostly floating in 10.86 km² of water

This morning I woke up with a plan – not the usual plan of sneaking out the house before anyone had the chance to ask me where I was going, head down to the river and fish until the inevitable “are you coming home, you’ve xxx still to finish!” (replace xxx with a part complete DIY task, there are many … Continued

Over the pond, pond fishing

Last week I was lucky enough to travel over to Minneapolis on a business trip. Leaving the UK on Sunday afternoon, not to return until the following Sunday. As Minnesota is known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes*, it’s probably understandable that my thoughts turned to fishing when deciding what to do on my spare day on Saturday. Greg, a … Continued

Free ways to get your Fly Fishing news fix

For as long as I’ve been a fly fisherman, I’ve also been a fly fishing magazine buyer. Before moving up to the North East I spent my time fishing lakes and reservoirs in and around Lincolnshire – Trout Fisherman was my magazine of choice. After our move up here, and after realising how much fun river fishing could be Trout … Continued

Curing the fishing wall with a Guide

Every season around this time my fishing seems to hit a wall. Much like the amateur marathon runner who, after 16 miles of enjoyable running (is that even possible?) finds it hard to continue and has no enthusiasm to keep going. My wall is less to do with leg cramps and fitness issues, more to do with sunny weather, family … Continued

Google Reader is dead. Long live, er…

A while back I wrote a post about how I collect and view Fly Fishing Blog posts into Google Reader, then view them at my leisure using an excellent iOS and Mac app called Reeder. As of July 1st, that method of keeping up with all things trout related on the Internet is not going to be available to me … Continued

Low Westwood Big Fella

After looking to get out for a few hours on the river all week, I finally made it yesterday evening. The weather report for the weekend wasn’t looking great, and my wife is out on the lash with the girls all night Friday so Thursday was going to be my last chance for a while. I’ve been to Lintzford quite … Continued

A perfect fathers day

I’ve had the best Fathers day ever, fact. After a lazy morning, sausage and egg sarnie in bed followed by a Skype call with the old man to wish him all the best, me and number one son took off with the car loaded up with fishing gear and a football. Destination was Allansford, it had every thing we needed … Continued

New flies, fish and filthy buggers

As it’s fathers day tomorrow, and I have a day of surprises planned by my wife and kids, I thought I’d play it safe and get a couple of hours on the river tonight, tomorrow sounds too full of bike rides, picnics and football for squeezing any fishing in! I headed off to Lintzford 4:30pm, tackled up and on the … Continued