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July 20, 2021 NORTH EAST FLY CASTING CLUB EVENT

Please see following some information in respect of an event being held on the Tyne by the North East Fly Casting Club: Dear Angler, I am writing to you as Chair of the North East Fly Casting Club but primarily a keen local angler to ask for you help in publicising a free event which […]

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July 14, 2021 VACANCY FOR HEAD BAILIFF

Vacancy for Head Bailiff, Northumberland The Northumbrian Anglers Federation is seeking to appoint their Head Bailiff following retirement of the incumbent in early 2022. In addition to Bailiff work, the role will include guiding permit holders, liaising with anglers and landlords, working with and managing assistant bailiffs, river-bank maintenance and other duties.  A fuller job […]

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July 14, 2021 Additional Parking in Thropton

There is now additional Federation parking available in Thropton subject to the following rules in respect of parking on this land: THE HAUGH, PARKING RULES.Parking only from April to September. Parking in the Haugh is for permit holders only. No parking in the lane. No parking outside gates. Parking only allowed one hour at the beginning […]

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July 12, 2021 Lost a Landing Net?

If you have lost a landing net in the Moldshaugh area it has been found and is with Brian. Please ring him on 07967524938 to arrange to collect

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July 7, 2021 FEDERATION JUNIOR FLY FISHING TUITION DAYS

FEDERATION JUNIOR FLY FISHING TUITION DAYS The Federation in conjunction with instructor Kevin Dawson are holding free Junior Tuition days during the summer school holidays. The sessions will be held near Rothbury on the following dates: July  - Saturday 31st    August - Sunday 1st, Saturday 7th, Sunday 8th,  Saturday 21st, Sunday 22nd, Saturday 28th,  Sunday 29th  […]

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July 5, 2021 Federations Try River Fishing Weekends

Our 2nd 'Try River Fishing' weekend event concluded this evening, with 44 adults and 14 children participating over the four days. The event was fully booked and everyone appeared to have a great time. We have had lots of positive feedback summarised by the following email: "Dear Dennis,I am writing to thank you and all the […]

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June 23, 2021 SNOWBEE EVENT on the TYNE moved to another date

Owing to the rise in Covid cases locally and the Governments decision to extend the release from restrictions date, the Snowbee event on the Tyne has been postponed - now to be held on Wednesday 8th September.

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June 23, 2021 FEDERATIONS' SECOND 'TRY RIVER FISHING' EVENT

Our second open weekend is nearly fully booked but we have limited availability (1 or 2 persons) for sessions at 9.30am, 12noon and 2.30pm on Friday 2nd July. If you (or you know anyone) who would like to try river angling my contact details are on the attached information leaflet.

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June 7, 2021 A date for your diary -Snowbee event on the Federations Tyne Waters

A date for your diary - on Wednesday 7th July Snowbee will visit our Tyne waters where they will display some of their rods and equipment. Anglers will have the opportunity to try some of their rods. Simon Kidd from Snowbee will be there to answer any questions. Full details and information to follow but […]

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June 7, 2021 SUCCESSFUL FEDERATION 'TRY RIVER FISHING' EVENT

The Federations first 'Discover the Coquet and Try River Fishing' event which was held this weekend (Thursday to Sunday) was a huge success. 56 adults and 22 children participated with many of them expressing an interest in taking up angling. Upon arrival the participants were given a small talk about the life cycle of the […]

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May 24, 2021 River Till, Weetwood Beat

Please note we are no longer able to fish the River Till, Weetwood Beat. River Till angling can still be done on our Turvelaws beat (by Pre Booking only). I remind you a salmon permit is required to fish Turvelaws.

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May 12, 2021 Great Fresh Spring Salmon Caught on the Fly today

Deputy Bailiff Kevin Shanks caught this beautiful fresh spring salmon this morning on the river Coquet Felton stretch. Weight is thought to be around 8 pound. Well done Kevin. If you have not bought your Federation permit yet, they can be purchased online today.

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May 8, 2021 CATCH RETURNS - THE BEST WAY TO REPORT THROUGHOUT THE SEASON & NIL RETURN'S

Just a reminder all Federation permit holders have to submit a catch return. The easiest way to do this is by completing the online catch return form which is on the Federation website. You don't have to wait until the end of the season to submit your return. You can complete the form evertime you […]

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May 3, 2021 Visitor Permits available online to Fish Federation Waters

An excellent photograph of visitor Jim fishing the Coquet yesterday. If you are coming to Northumberland on holiday this year what better way to spend a day (or day’s) fishing on Northumbrian Anglers Federation waters. We have a range of visitor permits available – please see our website for further details. Hope to see you […]

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April 28, 2021 ANGLING TRUST SUPPORTS FEDERATION OPEN WEEKENDS

Great new - the Angling Trust are supporting (by the award of a grant) our 'Try River Fishing' weekends. This means we will now be able to provide better investment and equipment for these events. If you have a friend who you would like to introduce to river angling this is the ideal opportunity. Spaces […]

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April 28, 2021 Hardy's Sale - date change

Please note the closing date of Hardy's Sale is now Saturday 8th May.

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April 8, 2021 Hardy's Sale

Hardy's fshing shop in Alnwick are having a month long sale (excluding CURRENT Hardy products) beginning 15th April – Saturday 8th May where there will be some great discounts to be had before they move to their shop to the centre of Alnwick.

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March 26, 2021 EASTER FISHING

If you are thinking of fishing Easter weekend and have not yet bought your Federation permit you need to apply this weekend as it takes 2-3 days to get your permit to you. You must have a permit in your possession before you can fish.

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March 6, 2021 OPPORTUNITY TO INTRODUCE FRIENDS TO TRY RIVER ANGLING on FEDERATION WATERS

The Federation are introducting this initiative to encourage people to take up river angling. Do you know anyone who might want to come along to give it a try.

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March 3, 2021 Work at The Wires on the Tyne

Contractors have this week started the clearing work at the Wires for works by Northumbria Water to commence. The lay-by will be out of use for the next two weeks whilst the site is set up. Alternative parking spaces will be made available in a couple of weeks time for use by Federation permit holders.

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February 23, 2021 FIRST FRESH SPRING SALMON 2021

The first fresh spring salmon caught this season on the Federations Coquet waters was caught and safely released by permit holder Gordon Black last Thursday. Weight 13lbs 6ozs. Caught near Warkworth. Gordon who was fishing locally landed this magnificent fish on a Garry Tube. Thought to be the first springer caught on English rivers this season - […]

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February 22, 2021 Federation Competitions Cancelled for 2021 Season

The Federation has given further consideration to its earlier decision to suspend all competitions. At the moment owing to the ongoing Government Coronavirus restrictions all permit holders still do not have the equal opportunity to take part in Federation competitions for it's trophies and this is not going to change for a while yet - for this […]

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February 21, 2021 Introduce a New Angler

The Federation would like to thank those of you who encourage other anglers to buy a Federation permit.By way of thanks for doing this any permit holder who introduces a new angler who buys a permit this year will receive a 10% discount off their permit price next year. Anyone who introduces 10 new salmon permit anglers […]

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February 15, 2021 Limited Parking at Coquet Lodge

The owners of Coquet Lodge have kindly given us permission to park four cars at Coquet Lodge from today. This is on the understanding: All permit holders must follow government Coronavirus rules and regulations at all times, which incudes - for local travel only & social distancing must be maintained at all times whilst in […]

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January 31, 2021 New Season & Coronavirus

As the new season starts tomorrow for our salmon permit holders, we ask that all anglers follow all Government Rules, Regulations & Guidance in respect of Covid 19 when fishing on Federation waters. In particular: Stay Local No Gathering Social Distancing must be maintained at all time. It is each Permit Holder's responsibility to ensure […]

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January 25, 2021 No Parking at Coquet Lodge

Please note all parking at the 'anglers only' parking area at Coquet Lodge is suspended until further notice. This is to ensure that the Federation along with the owners of the Lodge are compliant and respectful of the Government's Covid, regulations and guidance. We remind all anglers when considering whether to fish and where to […]

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January 15, 2021 Federation Competitions Suspended

Although local angling has been allowed by the government, organised matches and competitions are prohibited. The Federation is complying with these rules by suspending all its competitions until further notice. Any fish caught until the suspension is lifted by the Federation will not qualify for any of our three trophies. We will give advance notice […]

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January 11, 2021 Angling Restriction Update

As you are all aware Angling has been allowed by the Government. However, we are awaiting clarification on what is deemed to be 'Local' travelling and fishing before issuing any guidance in respect of fishing on Federation waters. As so much could change over the next two weeks before the start of the salmon season, […]

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January 10, 2021 Honorary Permit Holder

In recognition of being a long-standing and active permit holder and for his contribution to the Federation over many years, the Federation have made Tommy Middlemass an Honorary Permit Holder. Tommy has been a permit holder for over 60 years and during this time he has contributed to the Federation in many ways including helping […]

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January 5, 2021 No Fishing during this Lockdown

Please follow the link Covid-19 - Angling Trust to the Angling Trust website for an update in respect of the Governments decision to not allow any angling during this lockdown. The Federation will review this situation nearer to the start of the fishing season.

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December 30, 2020 2021 Permit Prices

Permit prices for the 2021 season will be Salmon Season : Full £175 Concessionary £100 Brown Trout Season : Full £65 Concessionary £45 Coarse Season : £50 The Federation has this year secured long term fishing rights on the Thropton water as well as renewing other leases on three year contracts. These have been secured […]

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December 30, 2020 Additional Rules for 2021

Please note the following additional rules will apply for the 2021 Season: Additional Methods Rules- Fishing flies, artificial prawns or artificial shrimps on a spinning rod is prohibited at all times. Flies must only be fished on a fly rod, fly reel and using a proper fly line.  No spinning allowed from Shillmoor to Linbriggs and Linbriggs waters - fly fishing […]

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December 1, 2020 2020 Trophy Winners

Congratulations to all the 2020 Federation Trophy Winners River Coquet Trophy - George Nicholson Centenary Cup Salmon - David Lee Centenary Cup Trout - Dennis Melvin James Hardy Memorial Trophy - David Murray A big achievement by all the winners - well done

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November 5, 2020 Signal Crayfish Remains Found on the River Coquet

We have been alerted by the Northumberland Rivers Trust that the remains of a large signal crayfish have been found on the Coquet near to Felton. This invasive species can have a huge impact and could wipe out the native populations nearby on the Wansbeck and the Aln. The NRT request that any anglers out […]

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October 5, 2020 Brown Trout Centenary Cup Winner 2020

Congratulation to Dennis Melvin winner of this years Brown Trout Centenary Cup. This cup is awarded to the Angler who is proven to have caught the biggest Brown Trout on any Federation water during the season. Caught on the 9th September near Ladies Bridge, Rothbury, weight 4 pounds 7 ounces using a dry fly (Adams […]

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September 11, 2020 Heaviest Brown Trout So Far

A great fishing day for permit holder Dennis Melvin on Sunday - catching what is the heaviest recorded brown trout so far this season on Federation waters - a contender for the Centenary Cup. Weight 4 pounds 7 ounces, caught on the Rothbury waters near Ladies Bridge using a dry fly (Adams Dry). After being […]

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August 6, 2020 Salmon Licence Required to to fish the tidal section of the river Coquet and on the river Till

Just a reminder to all permit holders you need to have a Federation salmon permit to fish the tidal section of the river Coquet and also on both our Till waters. See Fishing Permit rule 3.f on page 4 of the handbook (also on our website). Trout permit holders can upgrade by contacting the Head […]

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June 16, 2020 First Salmon Caught on the Fly on the Coquet

Congratulations to angler Greg Ritchie who on Sunday caught the first salmon on the Federations Coquet waters this season . Using a GR60 11 foot switch rod caught on an alleys pattern. Pictured is Greg receiving the box of flies he won for this achievement. Well done Greg - a moment to be proud of.

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May 13, 2020 Message from The Environment Agency - back to fishing

Please see the following message from the Environment Agency - We know how much you’ve all been waiting to get back out onto the banks safely. So we wanted to let you know that the Government’s latest review of lockdown restrictions means that we can all do exactly that from today, Wednesday 13 May, in […]

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May 13, 2020 The documents you must carry when fishing on Federation waters

As we return to fishing today, please remember when fishing Federation waters you must at all times carry: This Seasons Federation Permit A valid and current Environment Agency fishing licence Without these documents you will be asked to stop fishing. Also, if using your car please remember to place the Federation parking permit on the […]

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March 23, 2020 Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19): We’re aware that the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will impact all of you in different ways, and the health and wellbeing of our employees, volunteers and permit holders is of utmost importance to us. During this time, please follow the latest guidance on social distancing and unnecessary contact.

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