River report – 25/04/19
The Tyne catchment is in need of rain, hopefully sufficient to lead to a rise in river levels. In the low water some nice brown trout have been caught on sub surface flies. Grannom hatches have been occasionally prolific with few trout feeding on the surface. The water temperature in the main Tyne has risen to around 14C on the warmer days, this is likely to fall as the weather changes.
The Riding Mill counter recorded 161 upstream counts up to 24th April, bringing the count for the year to date to 211. Salmon rod catches for the season to date are well below average although there could be a rapid improvement if a rise in water attracts fresh fish into the system.