River Wear 2020

jimbobule

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If Chester le street members weren't aware, seems that adult renewal fee for 2021 is only £50.
Joined the club last year, big learning curve and great help from the members to get me going
 

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If Chester le street members weren't aware, seems that adult renewal fee for 2021 is only £50.
Joined the club last year, big learning curve and great help from the members to get me going
£50? Seems very cheap how much water do you have mate
 

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If Chester le street members weren't aware, seems that adult renewal fee for 2021 is only £50.
Joined the club last year, big learning curve and great help from the members to get me going
where have you got that info from as far as i can see on their website it is 130 for existing member plus 50 joining fee for new member.
 

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Existing members note

Membership fees must be paid on or before the 28th February either by BACS or cheque.



  • Full Memberships including senior, family and concessionary : ONLY £50
  • Full Intermediate membership : £15
  • Full junior membership : £5

off there website but this is for existing members
 

jimbobule

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That‘s really cheap for the good amount of water if it‘s the same in 2021 as in the years before.
Probably the same: congburn to Lambton new bridge, chricton to park stretch, Lumley Grange Farm, Redrocks / Harbour House, Cocken Drift to cocken bridge, Finchale to Cocken Drift.

Still not fished everywhere, as there's so much water. Going to explore Finchale and Lumley Grange next season.
 

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Question about rods. I used a lovely 11ft shakey switch last year but on occassion needed a little more length. So do I go 12' 6'', 13' or 13'6. I'm quite tall do can handle something long. What do you think?
 

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Question about rods. I used a lovely 11ft shakey switch last year but on occassion needed a little more length. So do I go 12' 6'', 13' or 13'6. I'm quite tall do can handle something long. What do you think?
I fish the middle wear on BADAC water and use a guideline elevate 12ft 7/8 rod and it covers the water perfectly paired with a rio scandi short 8wt line it really does go, the only thing I would say is you know when you're at youre limit with fly size/weight. Been looking at an LPXE 12ft 8/9 but the penny's are tight at the moment. I believe 12ft 6" would be absolutely perfect for the wear mate
 

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Switch rods were made for the Wear, especially the sea trout fishing. It was 25 years ago I bought a 10ft10" soft action rod built at a local shop specially for Wear anglers who need / want to overhead and roll / spey cast for sea trout. So what you have is ideal for sea trout fishing at night and is the tool used on the Wear for many decades. I wouldn't like to go much longer than 11ft for a rod also designed for overhead casting and be used at night but that is my preference.
In heavy water, standard switch rods are undergunned and in any case I wouldn't fancy overhead casting with a copper tube GBWG with tungsten conehead on a 10ft fast sinker so in that case a specialist double hander is much better imo as having the option to overhead cast single handed is pretty useless in those conditions. I think this is where you are.
In that case, a 13ft double hander will see you right pretty anywhere on the middle Wear. Mine's 14ft and the only time it's too long is on the upper river where I use the switch as a double hander anyway.

Mostly it's about personal preference and what you feel most confident fishing with. If you have fishing buddies who fish on the Wear, ask to try out their gear before you buy so it will help you narrow down your search and get exactly what you need.

Alternatively, make an enquiry to the anglers Lodge at Jubilee Lakes. They have a guy who does really good casting lessons and can advise you on what you need. He is a Rio rep so will try to sell Rio stuff but if you are buying, that's not a big deal. His lessons are very good, and you might find he can solve your distance problem with a different line to better match your rod or with a change of technique.
 

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Agree WRT ST but there is nothing AFAIK that attempted to assign net caught ST to rivers.

NEBody helpfully posted the link to the EA ‘consultation’ which provided an estimate of the proportion of Scottish Salmon in the different drift net district catches.

I am pretty sure that somewhere in the consultation documents I found an estimate of 2000 Salmon ‘saved’ from the Tyne through closing the drift nets - I will look through the stuff at some point to see if I remember correctly.

However, to the best of my knowledge, that study, from 1982 is the last attempt to gather primary data from the NE net fishery.

Pretty poor really and IMO all subsequent decisions have been made on the basis of emotion & supposition.

The limiting of the T&J net season will likely be good news for ST and, as I have said before, the ST runs to NE rivers really would benefit from less netting pressure.
Someone showed me a very detailed study a while ago at a talk. It could have part of something like “ Living North Sea Project. “.
 
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