Salmon & Trout Association Dinner Success
Mr Peter Gray international fisheries consultant was the after dinner speaker. Peters work is documented in his book ‘Swimming against the tide’ Restoring Salmon to the River Tyne. His pioneering hatchery work at Kielder and his great achievements in dramatically improving the stocks of salmon on the River Tyne – to the extent that it is now, once again, a world class salmon river. Peter’s talk was informative and educational.
The ladies fishing group donated a superb prize of a Classic framed salmon fly courtesy of Paul Little and an invite to the first ladies day in 2012 courtesy of Chatton Trout Fishery. I have spoken to Ali and Paul this morning and they are looking forward to meeting Nick Craigs and his children in March.
Head Coach Cliff Johnston the Treasurer of the Northumberland branch organised the sale of raffle tickets and confirmed that £1500 had been raised through raffle ticket sales and an auction. Thanks must go to Carole Sanderson who worked tirelessly collecting prizes for the raffle. The money raised will be used in the S&TA Northumbrian branch junior introduction to fishing days. LF head coach Cliff Johnston works on these very successful days organised by Carole Sanderson.