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This info has just come in from Environment Agency.................... As we approach the main spawning season for Salmon and Sea Trout, it is possible that you will see dead and dying large fish. Many of these are reaching the end of their natural life cycle after a long, difficult and amazing migration, and most will have successfully spawned a next generation of salmon and trout. The challenges of migration combined with dropping water temperatures may result in many of the fish developing white blotches on the skin. This is caused by a common waterborne fungus called Saprolegnia, and again represents a natural process. Although this can look unsightly, many fish will still successfully spawn with this condition. ... See MoreSee Less

This info has just come in from Environment Agency.................... As we approach the main spawning season for Salmon and Sea Trout, it is possible that you will see dead and dying large fish. Many of these are reaching the end of their natural life cycle after a long, difficult and amazing migration, and most will have successfully spawned a next generation of salmon and trout. The challenges of migration combined with dropping water temperatures may result in many of the fish developing white blotches on the skin. This is caused by a common waterborne fungus called Saprolegnia, and again represents a natural process. Although this can look unsightly, many fish will still successfully spawn with this condition.

 

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Karin Olsson looks like your pic the other day

07/11/17

The Tees Rivers Trust

We struck lucky with the weather yesterday out at Kell Gate Green, Stainton Village with the sun shining on us all as everybody practiced their kick sampling technique during the practical part of our latest Riverfly Monitor training workshop. Having heard all about the Riverfly Partnership monitoring programme at the North East Recorders conference held by the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, members of the Friends of Stainton and Thornton Greenspaces group and the Boro Becks group were keen to do the training and find out a bit more about the water quality of their local watercourse. Stainton Beck didn't disappoint - the group found lots of Freshwater shrimp, mayfly nymphs, cased caddisfly larvae and best of all, a stonefly nymph. Enthused, we all headed back to Stainton Church Parish room for a well earned and much appreciated lunch provided for us by the FOS&ThG group, and a chance to have a really good look at these animals down the microscope.
Once the groups have got their chosen monitor sites registered with the nationwide scheme, they'll join the increasing number of citizen scientists, helping to keep an eye on the riverfly populations in their local becks, which, if numbers are found to suddenly drop, can provide a valuable early warning for the Environment Agency in cases of river pollution. A big thanks to River Tees Rediscovered for the Heritage Lottery funding, along with the People's Postcode Lottery funding, that enabled us to run this workshop.
~ Sara
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04/11/17

The Tees Rivers Trust

Had a fantastic otter and salmon walk along the river at Barnard Castle with Viv Kent from the Durham Wildlife Trust! We saw feeding remains from otters and few keen eyes spotted a fish leap clean out of the water! ... See MoreSee Less

Had a fantastic otter and salmon walk along the river at Barnard Castle with Viv Kent from the Durham Wildlife Trust! We saw feeding remains from otters and few keen eyes spotted a fish leap clean out of the water!Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Yeah isn't it nice to see the fish ripped open seen it many a time on the ponds I fish cute furry things arnt they no wonder their coats make good winter clothing.....back In The day of coarse

31/10/17

The Tees Rivers Trust

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31/10/17

The Tees Rivers Trust

RIVER TEES LADIES DAY SUCCESS!

Well, it was the first ever Ladies Day on the River Tees yesterday on the Snow Hall Beat at Piercebridge. From the day we started advertising, it only took 3 days to COMPLETELY SELL OUT!!

It was an amazing success, held by myself and Marina Gibson, it was one of the funniest days I have ever experienced. Laughter, casting and cake was the order of the day. No offence girls, I loved Marina's idea of painting nails like fish scales next time, but my fingers are a bit chubby for that! So I'll pass if that's ok? They all took to it like ducks to water and shocked both myself and Marina by the level of competency that they achieved.

We spent the day giving the ladies an experience in single handed trout and grayling fishing with me, and double handed for salmon with Marina. They did everything from knot tying, leader set-ups and entomology, to casting and fishing techniques.

It only took until lunch time and the girls had formed our first ever Tees Ladies Fly Fishing Club, and they've got big plans! So watch this space for more Ladies Days on the Tees. A huge thank you goes to the Tees Trust and Zoe for organising the day, to Marina Gibson for doing an amazing job, to Stephen Rae for providing the Snow Hall Beat, the Anglers Lodge for providing waders, and the biggest thank you goes to the Ladies that took part, YOU WERE AMAZING!!!!!!!

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i would just love to learn this. I have a rod and bought a licence last year but not confident enough on my own. can you do a 6-week introduction to fly fishing for ladies to give confidence, learn where we can go and help learn the rules and technique? starting at the beg of the season.

Hi Sue, we are working on where to go next with this scheme and welcome any ideas. Please can you get in touch with me (Zoe Fraser) by email - zoe@teesriverstrust.org ?

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Ladies Day on the Tees

 

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Such a fantastic day!! Thank you 😊 🐟

ROLL UP!! We have a couple of places left on our Lady's Angling Taster Day coming up on Sunday. The weather is looking fair and with Marina Gibson and Olly Shepherd, we have two of the UK's best coaches leading the day. We can promise it will be a lot of fun...need I mention the cake?!! Places going quickly, please get in touch via messenger to secure a spot. ... See MoreSee Less

ROLL UP!! We have a couple of places left on our Ladys Angling Taster Day coming up on Sunday. The weather is looking fair and with Marina Gibson and Olly Shepherd, we have two of the UKs best coaches leading the day. We can promise it will be a lot of fun...need I mention the cake?!! Places going quickly, please get in touch via messenger to secure a spot.

 

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Sarah Bradley

06/10/17

The Tees Rivers Trust

Cracking morning for a mooch around some weirs in upper Teesdale, a couple of challenges there - thats what we like! Thanks to Michael and Paul for your help. ... See MoreSee Less

25/09/17

The Tees Rivers Trust

Bug-hunting, t-shirt printing, fish watching, badge making, crayfish splatting and lots of chatting - what another cracking day we had at #stokesleyshow with lots of folks all coming in for a #tasteofthetees River Tees Rediscovered Thanks to all the show organisers for a brilliant day! ... See MoreSee Less

20/09/17

The Tees Rivers Trust

Doesn't look much of a weir until you put Ben in the picture! ... See MoreSee Less

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Dynamite?

Where is this please?

King of the weir!

Ben your braver than me, you wouldn't get me standing near the edge!