Salmon & Trout Association Dinner Success

Some of the ladies attended the Salmon & Trout Association Dinner last night. Vicky Bell was a guest of Hardy Greys and Anne Woodcock was invited by Northumbrian Water and sat on the top table.

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.

2 Comments on “Salmon & Trout Association Dinner Success

  1. Hi All
    Can recommenced Peters book Swimming Against The Tide, it is a fascinating read and would make a super Christmas gift for anyone interested in river management and anything to do with rivers, salmon and trout. Available from Medlar Press, http://www.medlarpress.com

    Regards Marion, Ladies Fishing North East

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