added: 24th Jan 2012
The Tees Rivers Trust has been established to protect and enhance the environment of the River Tees and its catchment, and to encourage public understanding and community involvement. The Trust was formally established in April 2009 as a company limited by guarantee and as a charitable Trust. Its format follows a well-established and proven model for Rivers Trusts elsewhere. The Trust is administered by a board of eleven volunteer Trustees representing a wide range of scientific, business and community experience.
This first report will be quite brief as we are in the closed season for trout and salmon, there is the opportunity of course to brave the weather and cast a line for grayling when the river height allows, I have a confirmed report of a Stockton Angling member landing a grayling of 3lb 2oz from the Tees, a very big grayling.
There are unconfirmed reports of Salmon taking the fish pass between Christmas and New Year during the mild spell and warmer water conditions, salmon do not usually take obstacles when the water temperature is below 42 degrees f, if we continue with mild conditions there is a good chance of a good run of springers up to Broken Scar. Yesterday Stockton Angling Limited had a survey carried out by the Wild Trout Trust at their Winston/Gainford stretch to advise on habitat and suitability of the river to sustain a wild brown trout population, this proved favourable though the final report will be issued in a few weeks time.
If the river keeps at these levels grayling sport should be good for both fly & trotting, a spasmodic hatch of stone flies can be expected.
Trout March 22nd - September 30th.
Grayling: June 16th - March 15th.
Salmon: February 1st - October 31st.
Listed under - Rivers: Tees