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.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
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.That‘s really cheap for the good amount of water if it‘s the same in 2021 as in the years before.
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 mateQuestion 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?
Someone showed me a very detailed study a while ago at a talk. It could have part of something like “ Living North Sea Project. “.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.