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    River Tees

    Fished up near Cotherstone at the weekend, slow going on Saturday but the river was still up a bit. Better on Sunday when it was a bit warmer and reasonable showing of LDOs and March Browns, the latter being taken eagerly. Emerger seemed to work best. Little interest in nymphs/beads or spiders...
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    River Tees

    Belated report from a visit to the Tees last week: fished at Eggleston (Bishop Auckland water) and had a few trout, best was 11 inch, and an out of season grayling at 13 inch. Most were on dries during a hatch of olives that lasted about hour around 1 o'clock. Outside of that, things were slow...
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    Urban River Don Sheffield Thread

    Hi Soggy You were too far away to get a good pic and you were too busy admiring it to hold it up (my telephoto isn't that good - only kidding). But you can see it was a really nice fish. I did have the camera ready and primed for the one that prematurely freed itself, but alas... Best, Will
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    Urban River Don Sheffield Thread

    Ahem, as several people on Sunday pointed out, I need to post a slight correction to my earlier post on this thread. I was getting mixed up between fishing club season and the actual (national, EA) season when I sasid grayling fishing finished on the 28th Feb. Of course, like everywhere in...
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    Urban River Don Sheffield

    The flood works to date have indeed made several of us weep. The EA have now recognised some of the expertise that is around and have consulted widely on the next phase of works (WTT, S&TA, SPRITE but also Sheffield wildlife trusts, five weir's walk and others). it is frightening the lack of...
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    Urban River Don Sheffield Thread

    Nice pics. I think John B was saying the next clean up event is next Sunday (15th Nov) see Paul's email for contact details. Fishing seasons in S. Yorkshire: Brown trout 25th March to end of September (not Oct); Grayling 16 June to end of Feb. Will
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    River Tees

    Tees on Sunday Hi all, First visit of the season up to the Tees on Sunday, so thought I'd post a report. Fished on Bishop Auckland water near Eggleston. It was very bright, cloudless and despite wind, loads of terrestrials and various aquatic insects about (few yellow mays, stoneflies, Olive...
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    River Tees

    Hi Rover Sorry for the delayed response, I was looking without success for some info on the web, but Ant74 has identified the stretch. I guess it might take a couple of days to recover from all the attention! Will
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    River Tees

    Good to see a thread on the Tees - I fish there occassionally on Bishop Auckland water at Eggleston, so a bit further down from low and high force. Was out last Friday, mainly seeing if there were any salmon about (the locals were out which is normally a sign that there might be fish about, but...
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    9pm tonight - The Nature of Britain

    For info, it looks like the original Freshwater programme will be repeated on BBC2 at 6.10pm on Sunday4 Nov (according to BBC website). Not sure if the BBC4 follow up will be repeated or not? Will
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    Teifi advice?

    Thanks all for helpful advice - I'll follow up and try to improve on a truly abismal sea trout record...here's hoping Will
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    Teifi advice?

    Hi folks I was wondering if anyone can offer any advice on fishing the Teifi? We are going to be staying near Cardigan for the first week of July and need to know best options for day/week ticket water at this time of year. Also, am hoping to have a go in the sea for bass or sea trout. Any...
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