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Cubs enjoy session at Chatton

Felton Cubs who had a good evening session at Chatton fishery.
Felton Cubs who had a good evening session at Chatton fishery.

FELTON Cubs visited Chatton fishery last week. They watched as Chatton lake was stocked and then had casting tuition, followed by a fishing session. Two of the Cubs caught fish - Max Moody (aged nine) was the first to land a fish, followed by Yeverin Lobb (also nine), who also brought a good rainbow to the net despite the challenging conditions, with the wind changing directions throughout the evening. The fishery would like to thank Chatton Ladies Angling Club Level 2 Instructors Alison Anderson ( and Dawn Dixon and Chatton Ladies member Jan Robinson for all their help on the evening. Fishery report.


Pictured at the WIGFiC presentation are the Northumbrian Water team (front row, from left) Trevor Fenwick, Andrew Scott and Alistair Baker and (back row, from left)   Peter Pattinson, Dr David Smoker of ACO Water Management, Brian Lillie, Kevin Pick and David Kent, former Systems Manager for Severn Trent Water and a current Angling Trust Board member.

NW top water company in WIGFiC


Fly fishers from Northumbrian Water were the top water company team at the national Water Industry Game Fishing Championships (WIGFiC).


The team of six finished second out of 14 teams and narrowly missed out on first place, which was taken by Natural Resources Wales.


Three of the Northumbrian Water team finished in the top 10 and all team members landed fish in the competition, which was hosted by Severn Trent Water and fished by 80 anglers at Draycote reservoir, near Rugby on Saturday.


The match is open to all big water and sewerage companies, the Environment Agency regions and its Head Office, Natural Resources Wales, the Association of Rivers Trusts and the Canal and Rivers Trust.


Northumbrian Water’s Andrew Scott from Wearhead finished in sixth place, Peter Pattinson from Newcastle was seventh and Alistair Baker from Stanley weighed in 10th, with all three earning a time bonus by completing their eight-fish limit before the competition ended.

ACO Water Management were the event’s main sponsor supported byGreys of Alnwick.

Alistair Baker, team captain, said: "It’s a real achievement to be the leading water company and to have landed such a significant success against a very strong field of experienced and expert anglers from throughout England and Wales."

April fish count data online

THE Environment Agency has announced that fish count data from the rivers Tyne, Tees and Wear for April is now available on the web.

For the River Wear check

The River Tyne figures are available on

The figures for the River Tees can be found at

Boudicca set to start Rosyth season

FRED. Olsen Cruise Lines (FOCL)’s 880-guest ship Boudicca starts her cruise season from Rosyth on June 1, with a seven-night Norwegian Fjords sailing.

In all, FOCL has six cruises from Rosyth onboard Boudicca in 2015 – two more than in 2014. There will be seven cruises from Rosyth in 2016, including a new Five Night Norwegian Fjords sailing.

This year’s cruises include a seven-night Scottish Highlands & Islands adventure, a 12-night Norway and Arctic sailing, which includes stunning scenic cruising and a crossing of the Arctic Circle, and a 13-night Scandinavia & St. Petersburg cruise.

FOCL sales and marketing director said: “Boudicca’s forthcoming cruise season from Rosyth builds upon Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ already close relationship with this convenient, regional port. Our ship Black Watch enjoyed a successful cruise season from here last year, which is why we have increased our cruise calls from four to six for 2015.

“This increase in turnaround calls from Rosyth showcases our commitment to the Port and enables us to offer our loyal guests in Scotland more variety in duration and destination when they are choosing their next ex-Rosyth Fred. Olsen cruise.”

Full story: Travel 2. More FOCL news: Travel.

Enjoy the best of the fjords

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines (FOCL) has launched The Best Fjords of Norway, brochure showcasing 20 outstanding Norwegian sailings on offer in its 2016/17 cruise programme.

From a Five-Night Fjords cruise, sailing from Newcastle on 21 May or May 26, 2016 to an eight-night Norwegian Fjords and the Orkney Isles’ sailing from Greenock (Glasgow) on July 15, 2016, there is no better way to take in one of nature’s most spectacular phenomena than a scenic fjords cruise on FOCL’s smaller ships – from £100 per person, per night.

FOCL sales and marketing director, said:At Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, we recognise that the reason that guests book a fjords cruise is to actually see the fjords, so the scenic cruising element is just as important – if not more important – than the port calls themselves.

“We don’t just take our guests from port to port, we devote much more time to showcasing the winding fjords, sheer mountainsides and thundering waterfalls, including intercoastal passageways that can only be cruised by smaller-size ships. We deviate away from the direct route in order to reach the very best of the fjordland – much of which has its own story to tell – and your camera will be just as busy on sea days as it is ashore.”

In addition to the May sailings from Newcastle, there will be the seven-night Fred’s Favourite Fjords cruises sailing from the Tyne on June 11, 2016 and July 23, 2016 and the seven-night Scenic Railways & Phenomenal Fjords cruise, which sails on August 27, 2016. More FOCL news on Travel and Travel 2

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Last updated 1223 Thursday, May 28, 2015