Highest recorded upstream counts for May!
The Riding Mill fish counter recorded 1,373 upstream counts up the 29th May. This is the highest count for May since records began, bringing the count for the year-to-date to 1,697 which is the 2nd highest total recorded for this period.
The rivers had a natural increase in flow earlier in the week and fish responded, with 325 fish recorded travelling up-river on Monday, which the video attached to the counter showed to be salmon. These counts are well above average, we hope they continue for the season!
The Derwent is enjoying some good hatches of fly, the mayfly hatches are increasing and trout were feeding on emerging fly yesterday.
Tyne Rivers Trust offer excellent brown trout and grayling fishing for £8 per day through our Tyne Angling Passport scheme.
Derwent Angling Association has fishing for brown trout and grayling ( in season) from Eddys Bridge to Lintzford. Please contact Ian Colborne on 01207 591454.
Axwell Park & Derwent Valley AA has fishing from Lintzford to Swalwell for brown trout and grayling. Please contact Alan Dodd on 07507 475114.