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    Derwent Avian Survey Help Required

    Help required ..We could all do with supporting this If anyone could upload the link as im useless with a computer..(and only slightly better with a fishing rod!!)
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    River Wear 2020

    Interesting study on go fund me into the depletion of fish in the derwent.Think this could have massive relevance to us
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    River Wear 2020

    Simple Really about 25% angler catch return reported..Look at historical catch data for the nets over these years over 160k salmon and sea trout in 1970 with 95k salmon alone
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    River Wear 2020

    If for argument's sake salmon are now on par with sea trout in terms of numbers and the salmon are now protected how on gods earth can an inshore fishery be a sustainable concern if the numbers of sea trout returning to spawn is now in the 3000 /4000 max???.I know of one boat catching this...
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    River Wear 2020

    Watched an interesting programme on the global reported catch/tonnage in regards to the fact the world bio mass of fish is in massive decline..The pig penny drop moment for me was an interview with the local inshore cod fishermen of Newfoundland,the local netsmen who had records of his effort...
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    River Wear 2020

    The mention and reference to linburn was to say that from observations the run is Missing .They have gone up the burn in droves for a generation and safe to say these are returning to their origin.They go up or have for the last 35 years that I know of.Funnily enough the pool below hasnt had a...
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    River Wear 2020

    The counts are probably more accurate now with two counters than they were with one.I fished pretty much a couple of hours most days in sep/oct and longer when conditions were perfect, there were days when the river seemed empty and others when the odd fish were apparent.There was only a couple...
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    River Wear 2020

    To use any formula is fine but all we have as the constant are the fish counts.If in theory two thirds bypassed as you say this would mean in the early 2000s that would have meant 60,000 fish !!! (very much doubt that) pro rata by the same calculation in 2020 there would be 15000..(again no...
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    River Wear 2020

    I have records from one angler catching over 100 fish per year 10 years ago his catch now is roughly 25 % of that ,He fishes same pools and if anything is a much better angler than before,,,Think these are the figures we need to focus on...Bedburn estates had 28 fishable days with bang on...
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    River Wear 2020

    So to be clear 11719 in 2010 in comparison to 2906 in 2020 by my humble rough calculation a reduction of aprox 75 percent say what anyone wants about averages and fluctuations its bordering on catastrophic!!!
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    River Tyne 2020

    Just had a look at some interesting numbers regarding Warden fishing.It appears to the guy looking to book fishing , a cracking beat producing 220 fish to 4 rods....But do they tell you this 82 of their catch was caught by a syndicate with full time access to Most of warden pools with 64...
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    River Wear 2020

    From what I saw regarding fish numbers the counters are spot on.Odd day when a pod come past fishing was ok but on the whole pools were a glimpse of the past at best.The tyne was the same couldnt hold a candle in regards to ten years ago. Will be catastrophic if any netting season limitations...
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    River Wear 2020

    Will be good tool but over gunned for the wear alone.A different matter if your switching between rivers like the tees and tyne as well.I have loads of guideline rods but honestly after handling and fishing with mates scandi shakespeare I would pick the shaky everytime..I would buy a 13ft...
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    River Tyne 2020

    Fished one of the best pools on the tyne tonight with friend.I have been fortunate to have had access since 1999.Tonight was pityfull in terms of how I remember it when i started .A few old resident fish showing over and over with not a sign of anything coming in the pool.There used to be fish...
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    River Wear 2020

    Unfortunately the few spoil it for the many Everything should be returned from September,this way everyones a winner in terms of people being able to enjoy the sportfishing and the breeders are given some form of ptotection.Ive seen many a spawned up fat hen killed in autumn dress that was on...
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    River Wear 2020

    Very sad to see, I was expelled from a club for bollocking a local rod for KICKING a hen salmon up the bank hitting it with a stick and leaving it in distress as he went to recover his rod.He finished her off with a ROCK .He reported me for being abusive (local village idiot)and club took his...
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    River Wear 2020

    As I said before return all fish from september onwards.Giving people the option only leads to whats happened here.I mentioned previously about another lad bragging him and his brother caught 60 in a season [spawning ground area].When asked if returned i was told not to be stupid as if he didnt...
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    River Wear 2020

    Few fish taken in last week but heavily rodded as well.Had a picture sent last night with two lads Proudly holding two gravid fish one a salmon and the other a double figured sea trout at either frosterley or stanhope they were so gravid it would poison a dog Im sure if the EA got hold of the...
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    River Tyne 2020

    Looks like bywells had a tough few weeks.Wonder whats changed,Were they nor averaging over 600 fish per year at one time.??
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    River Wear 2020

    Fished hard today one pool only holding a few fish.Apart from that extremely quiet for october.The water was perfection for the fly but think lack of fish and crap angler was to blame.
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