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Durham City Angling Club, one of the fastest growing clubs in the area, has waters to satisfy the needs of all freshwater fishermen, from salmon/sea trout and specimen/specialist coarse fishing on the river Wear to still-water coarse/match/specimen fishing on its four lake still-water complex at Brasside...and all for the same very affordable annual membership fee, amounting to no more than the cost of half a dozen ‘commercial water’ day tickets. (And less than 2 day tickets in the case of a Junior member) Plus your kids under 16 and wife/partner fish for free*
* Restrictions may apply at Brasside.
Game angler are catered for with big sea trout running the river Wear,(now officially the best sea trout fish river in the country and the 2nd best salmon river) salmon, brown trout and grayling. The Environment Agency has recently stocked several sections of the river Browney with grayling which in time should improve the Wears population of this lovely looking ‘lady of the stream’. A recent EA survey showed excellent growth rates with 2-3 year old fish.
The recently redeveloped Brasside complex caters for all types of still water coarse fishing. Record match weights to a little under 90 lbs have been taken and pleasure anglers are delighted at full nets of mixed catches, whilst the specimen West Water continues to produce carp to over 26 lb. Pike anglers have recently taken an interest during the winter months with fish to mid teens being taken.
A ‘canal’ type match water (re stocked spring 2010 & 2011) has been built and work is on-gong to provide access for disabled members throughout the entire site. The backwater has also had a recent (July 2010) stocking of 1500 crucion carp.
A recent addition to club facilities on site is the provision of a fully serviced (weekly) Portaloo. This also has a hand wash facility and will be on-site until late Autumn, being re installed in the following spring
A fifth water is planned, this will be situated towards the south east of the of the complex.
Read more about Brasside West Water Rod Usage
Brasside also incorporates a wetland area created to encourage the already flourishing rich mix of wildlife to be found at the site. A recent survey by a team from Leeds University showed the waters had a very healthy and flourishing population of the native white-clawed crayfish.
The river Wear (see EA Press Release) fished exceptionally well towards the end of 09 season with mixed dace/chub catches over 140 lbs being taken. The river Wears’ chub and barbel continue to grow and there never has been a better time to take a P.B. specimen and a new national record dace is always a possibility, and not only as is generally thought, from a small section of the river by the County hotel; big dace are being taken from all D.C.A.C. sections of the Wear. July 2010 saw another stocking of 3000 each of chub and dace at Shincliffe and Maiden castle.
Dace, Chub and Bream were stocked in 2011 by the EA, and a further stocking of the Wear with dace and barbel is planned during the 3rd week November 2011.
Big roach have also featured in matches with several fish over 2.5lb helping to swell the match weights. The September 2010 Wear Championships, which sadly fished relatively poorly due to very low river levels, produced a 17lb catch of small roach from a Club section which bodes well for the future, assuming the ever present cormorants do not devastate them. Pleas visit the new Angling Trust’s ‘Cormorant Watch’ web site and log any sightings The results from which will be used to urge Government to loosen the regulations regarding these alien predators.
is proud to be a member of the
Angling Trust AND Fish Legal
and fully supports their work to develop, protect and represent
angling and fisheries in all disciplines of the sport of angling
We strongly recommend that all individuals, clubs and fisheries support the work the Angling Trust and Fish Legal are doing to fully unite angling and protect the nations rivers and fisheries.
For just £25 (see HERE) individual member (under 16’s join for free!) you have the satisfaction of knowing that you are not only helping to protect your angling today but also that of generations to come PLUS you receive world wide £5m Public Liability cover You also get the opportunity to take part in the many AT run competitions and qualify for the discounts offered by the many retailers that support the Angling Trust
Plus you will receive two quality newsletters during the year and regular e-mailed newsletter updates
Join NOW, please don’t leave it to others as more than likely they will be depending on someone else when the **** hits the fan with the likes of water pollution or loss of fishing
Campaigning for Angling, by Martin Salter
It’s great to be back and fighting for fishing in the UK and I would like to thank everyone who worked to make it possible for me to be appointed as National Campaigns Co-ordinator for the Angling Trust. This has given me the opportunity to contribute to promoting and improving the sport we all love.
My appointment was launched formally at the House of Commons on December 13th and attracted supportive quotes from Fisheries Minister Richard Benyon and from Charles Walker MP who succeeded me as Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Angling when I retired from the House of Commons last year. It was also great to be starting off with strong support from representatives of all branches of angling including some of our best loved writers and commentators.
Over the next year, I will be working with the Angling Trust and Angling Trades Association and other organisations to:
ANGLING TRUST AMBASSADORS
We want to establish a network of 50 plus Angling Trust Ambassadors comprising high profile and well respected figures who would be happy to be associated with our efforts to promote angling, to improve and defend our fisheries and encourage anglers to get involved and to make a contribution towards securing a future for their sport.
It is a measure of the continuing success of the Angling Trust that more and more
‘big names’ are prepared to help us recruit new members and are happy to be associated
with our work. They see supporting the Angling Trust as a great way of putting something
back into our sport and we hope you do too!
We plan to launch the first 25 of our ambassadors early in the New Year so watch out for further announcements.
We are working hard to get the rules changed to make it easier to control cormorant numbers and our campaign looks like getting real results for anglers.
I’ve arranged for Richard Benyon to visit the Lea Valley cormorant roost at Walthamstow where our CEO Mark Lloyd filmed the AT Cormorant Watch video so the minister can see the problem for himself. There will also be a high profile petition presentation in February from film maker Hugh Miles and the guys at the Avon Roach Project.
There is no doubt that the Angling Trust is on the rise and is becoming a strong, powerful and effective voice for anglers but we can only do it with your support. Make sure you get your fishing mates to join when you renew your own membership next year.
Hope to catch you catching on the bank!
Tight Lines from all of us at the Angling Trust.
opportunity of winning a
THREE YEAR membership from 2013
All D.C.A.C. members who become a member of the Angling Trust in 2012 and pay by its Direct Debit scheme will be entered into a yearly draw, the top prize being a ‘3 year membership’ of the Club. There will also be two ‘one year’ memberships being given out in the same draw
The draw will take place at the 2012 AGM (usually held the last Tuesday of November)
All Club members have to do is to send a photocopy of their Angling Trust Membership Card together with their Club membership information to the Membership Secretary, the draw results will be displayed on this web site after confirmation by the Angling Trust .
All qualifying entrants Club membership numbers will also be listed.
5. Spouses, children and grandchildren
A member’s spouse is allowed to fish D.C.A.C. Club waters if accompanied by the member as are their children/grandchildren if under the age of sixteen.
However, it is expected that this concession is not abused, any relative regularly accompanying a member is expected to become a member of the club.
This benefit does not extend or apply to any exchange books a member may take out
The Angling Trust has joined forces with BASC (the British Association for Shooting and Conservation) to launch a new service for members of angling’s representative body.
Any of the Trust’s member clubs, fisheries or riparian owners who are experiencing damage to their fish and fisheries by cormorants can call the Cormorant Control Hotline on 01244 573019 where BASC’s game and game-keeping department will give advice about the best way to deal with the problem within the constraints of the current cormorant control licence and wherever possible visit the fishery and carry out the shooting free of charge. BASC’s Game and Game-keeping Department will also give free help applying for and completing the paperwork required for a licence from Natural England
Read more HERE
No more than three rods may be used at any on time on the West specimen water; one of these rods to be fished in the margins. When the water becomes busy one of the two rods fished out in the main body of water must be taken out of use. i.e. two rods only, one being fished in the margins
When fishing, anglers must be in attendance at all times. All rods to be fished within the confines of one swim. If two or more anglers are fishing from one peg then no more than four (4) rods may be used in any one peg/swim.
Unattended Rods: It is unlawful to leave a rod and line in the water which is unattended or over which control can not be affected. ‘Control’ - this does not simply relying on remote bite alarms whilst wondering off ‘socialising’ with other anglers!
Should these practices and disregard of Club rules and EA byelaws continue the night fishing concessions at Brasside will be withdrawn for ALL members of the Club.
Welcome to the Official Web Site of Durham City Angling Club DurhamAnglers’
Junior Membership New & Renewal Form
New Member Application Form
Renewal Application Form & Member Survey
‘Visitor’ £25-00 Out of Region Application Form
Membership Renewal Due 1st February 2013
Subscriptions remain at the 2012 rates
Senior £50-00 Retired/Disabled £35-00 Intermediate £20-00 Visitor £25-00 Junior £10-00
Upper age limit for Intermediate members is now 22 years of age on 31st January 2013 i.e Those members 17 - 22 years of age pay just £20
New night fishing rules apply to Junior members i.e. Junior members MUST be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian who must also be a Senior (over 21 years of age) member of DCAC - Read more HERE
Parking at Shincliffe Hall
Contrary to what the owner of the Hall says, the parking to the left of the Hall is NOT owned by him, but by Durham Cathedral, as is Hall Lane.
As Durham Cathedral (Dean & Chapter) own the fishing rights we lease, DCAC members, and their guests, do have access down Hall Lane and to the parking adjacent to the Hall
Should any member encounter a problem please telephone John Hepworth (Secretary) on 0191 3866000 or
e-mail at john43hepworth(AT)btinternet.com - Insert @ for (AT)
Club Bailiffs/Water Keepers Required
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