FISHING REPORT: 27 JULY 2022
The Riding Mill fish counter recorded 10,501 upstream counts for July to the 27th. This is only some 440 fish short of the record since counts began. With spring tides for the rest of the month, a record July count is possible.
The count for the year to date is now 14,970, which is remarkable given the low flows this summer. There were two pulses of fresh water this week, the first one produced a daily count around 800 fish.
Please note the counter records both salmon and sea trout, normally this is the time of year when many sea trout access the rivers.
River temperatures are still quite high with the daily mean of 19.1C recorded at the Bywell gauge on the 27th July.