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    River wear 2021

    The dog crap bags are one of my pet hates.I,v seen loads dumped anywhere but in bins.A few year back i was following a woman dog walker up the riverside path at Fatfield.She picked her dogs crap up then just ten yard further up she threw the bag into the grass. I picked it up and caught up to...
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    River wear 2021

    The drift nets are not on now,they stopped in 2019.There is still a T net off the mouth of the Tyne to the South of Shields pier. I had a few hours at Durham this morning.Perfect water but nee fash....
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    River wear 2021

    You must be joking!.Have you seen the damage they have done on the Tay after they were introduced?
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    River wear 2021

    The fly hatches disappeared around 15 years back.No Olives,Blue duns or summer Sedge now. There used to be fantastic hatches of Olives and Blue duns from mid March right through till mid May.And the summer evening Sedge hatches were also big at times. Its not just at Durham.All the way down to...
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    River wear 2021

    Thanks mate.The Scouts are perfect for tight casting areas on small waters like the Wear.
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    River wear 2021

    Can you remember the bird brained idea of the plastic hedgehogs that were anchored with house bricks that the EA tried on the cathedral stretch at Durham?.They were supposed to be where small fish could hide from the birds.More like feeding stations for them. I,v watched Cormorants go through...
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    River wear 2021

    Here is some underwater footage of the Willow pool at Durham that i took in mid April last year when the river was at summer level.I had the camera on a six foot pole,it shows how deep this pool is. Anyone else notice the distinct lack of fish apart from what looks like a small Seatrout in the...
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    River Tyne 2021

    Carg Cargill has been getting fish most days for the last few weeks.Also Stobhall.The Linn pool there has fished really well.Beats on the Dee are also now getting fish with the water temps going up. I,v heard of 6 fish from the Tyne over the last few weeks,two of them from Hexham pool below the...
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    River Tyne 2021

    The Beats in Scotland i follow on FB are getting fish. The reason not many fish are being caught is very few anglers are able to fish due to travel restrictions.
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    River wear 2021

    I,v never used a net for years mate.Its nowt but bother getting it caught up in the undergrowth on the bank,plus i have a rucksack on my back. That fish was the first to do that to me in all the years i,v fished.
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    River wear 2021

    Yes mate.
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    River wear 2021

    Just add water mate,that's all the river needs to fish well. Fingers crossed (for the 5th time in the last 6 years) we get some decent spates.
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    River wear 2021

    I had a couple at the back end.Only had one in the summer when there was that lift in June.I didn't really fish the Wear much with the water being so low so long.
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    River wear 2021

    Here is a vid the fish. Don't laugh at the cock up when i land it the first time.
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    River wear 2021

    Well that,s me off the mark with a cracking fresh fish this morning. I had already fished the pool once and was sitting on the bench debating whether to go home. Glad i gave it a second go.No pics but i have a vid uploading to youtube at the minute. I,l put it up when its uploaded.Which if my...
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