Nice fish Colin, I was up last weekend but all I could tempt was Grayling & one small trout all on dry fly LDO imitationHi Guys,
Anyone wet a line on the river this season, had a couple of good sessions with Dry and Nymph, managed a 3lb Brownie on a olive DHE last saturday.
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 from the trout, though a couple of large out of season grayling took a bead.All I saw was dog walkers, came a bit of a nuisance at times but I wanted to recce some water I haven't fished before. Very rarely do I bump into other anglers.
The easiest way I’m told is to wade across upstream of Gainford bridge. Stupid decision from the council and now makes it only fishable in low water conditions.West Tees bridge and Gainford bridge access
SAL members should note that Durham County Council have recently erected metal fences across the entrances to both West Tees and Gainford bridges, preventing pedestrian access to the Yorkshire bank. The club is in discussion with Durham County Council about this situation.
just seen this on the stockton a.c website does anybody who is also a member suggest the best way to access the yorkshire bank to fish the gainford stretch ?. many thanks.
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i think i know what part of river you mean but as you have said it would only be possible when the river is at the right height which is not good i fish this stretch quite alot and it is a shame it is going to spoil the fishing on this stretch .The easiest way I’m told is to wade across upstream of Gainford bridge. Stupid decision from the council and now makes it only fishable in low water conditions.
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Said water fishes brilliantly for browns which rise in the margins with 2ft of extra water, i doubt you'd wanna try wading across in that.I cant think of a time the waters ever been too heavy for me not to be able to cross at the island above gainford and if it were it would probably be too flooded to make trouting worth while i'd have thought.
Less people fishing it a worry??
I’m not sure who has that rights to that section though. I think I heard that a syndicate took it over after bishop let it go.So it seems that the fisherman I saw on Eggleston bridge just after noon today with a good salmon in his net is not aware of the 100% return regulation in effect for 2019? And before someone says did I accost him, no I was in a car with another on my back bumper and in any case it was a bit late as far as the fish was concerned. If anyone knows who has that fishing I'm happy to draw it to the attention of the EA.