FISHING REPORT: 21 JULY 2022
The heat wave has driven river temperatures to worrying heights. Please make fish welfare the priority if you go fishing in rivers and small still waters, follow the Environment Agency guidelines.
The river mean temperature at Bywell on 19/07 22 was 22.04C, the highest temperature was 23.37C at 20.00 hours.
Following the 10cumec Kielder release last week, which were intended to coincide with spring tides, migratory fish accessed the fish counter in significant numbers.
The Riding Mill count for July up to 09.30 on the 19th was 7,218, bringing the total for the year to date to 11,687. This total is quite remarkable considering the lack of spates. The majority of ascending fish are sea trout travelling between 01.00 and 07.00 hours with some salmon activity in the evening and early morning.