I was out on the beck this weekend, not fishing but working towards putting some of the recommendations in place from last years WTT advisory visit. A friend and I spent a few hours trying to ensure that the amount of cover that is available to both the wild brownies and particularly the sea trout smolts which end up shoaling up in a couple of big pools at the bottom end of the fishery waiting for a lift of water before taking to the sea. It was a rewarding morning and even though no fishing was done it was nice to have a purpose to get in the river again.
I have known the beck all my life it is a fishery of about 3 or 4 miles. In its length it drops a considerable height and contains several large weir pools, some interesting pocket water ( great fun for tenkara fishing ) and runs through both fields and wooded sections with a fair few natural small falls for good luck. It contains a healthy population of WBT and grayling with a few chub and perch showing up. It also has a run of sea trout that can run to a good size although on average 2 to 4 lb the club record stands at 10 and a half pounds.
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If you interested in membership then please contact me and I shall be pleased to offer any further information you may require. There are ltd vacancies this year , if you search back through my blog there are a number of posts on it. It is a lovely water .