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 Membership Totals.

Membership totals for 2020 are as follows - Seniors 388 - Oap & Disabled 136 - Juniors 88. That gives a total of 612.
4th September 2020


Despite the recent influx of water the net ban will remain in place on all waters. However, the first club match on Horton Grange on 4th October should see the restrictions lifted thereafter. The lake will be closed for the match on that day.

No word from the Environment Agency as yet on Milkhope so the keepnet ban will remain in place indefinitely.

Away Trip - Oaks Cedar

1st Eric Brown 43lb 15oz

2nd Davey Jobe 26lb 9oz

3rd Keith Melnyk 15lb 9oz

Didn't fish great but a pleasant enough day with a shower or two

Next match Bear Park Durham 27th September.


28th July 2020


A keepnet ban will remain in place during the low water levels on all waters for the time being.  This is to ensure the welfare of the fish.

Away Trip - Eden Grange Results

1st Chris Summer 45lb 15oz

2nd Dan Cox 38lb 5oz

3rd Colin bailey 37lb 2oz

Fish a plenty in this up and coming match lake with many bags of 20lb + considering the size of the fish.

Next trip 23rd August The oaks, Cedar then Bear Park 27th September

A reminder that Horton Grange will be hosting a memorial match on 4th October.


20th July 2020

Eden Grange away trip this Sunday

Woodlands Away trip result

Fished on Curlew Lake

1st Terry Glenny 105lb 6 oz

2nd Davey Jobe 62lb 8 oz

3rd Chris Weddell 58lb 8 oz

Brenkley on cracking form

Mark Mowbray with an 18lb 8oz common carp caught on Brenkley a few days ago. Some nice carp still being caught



24th June 2020

Night Fishing Has Been Re-instated on QEII

The council has confirmed that night fishing can now go ahead on the QEII.

Remember that social distancing measures are still applicable



7th June 2020

No Further Information Regarding Covid-19

Woodlands are allowing visitors to their lakes and asked WACAC if they wish to attend the scheduled trip for Sunday 28th June. If we can get a minimum of 10 anglers to commit then we will go ahead.  Please ring the club phone 07729784660 if you wish to fish on that day.

The only planned matches on WACAC lakes will be the memorial match on October 4th then possibly the Winter league thereafter depending on the social distancing guidelines at those times


The QEII is producing plenty of double figure carp plus good mixed bags of silver fish

Brenkley Carp

Despite the poor return of the Brenkley netting operation for carp, there are plenty being caught.

Horton Grange

Plenty of fish being caught on the top with a good number of bream between 2-3lb being caught over groundbait

Milkhope Carp

A nice 9lb 11oz Mirror Carp from Milkhope


26th May 2020

Night Fishing Still Not Allowed on QEII

Still no change on night fishing - Not allowed at all

Plenty Carp coming out during the day on QEII

Milkhope and Brenkley fishing well for a good mixture of fish

Horton Grange big boys are showing up with a good head of Skimmers and roach. The odd decent Ide is a welcome change.

A  6lb 2oz Bream from Horton Grange - I think he needs to buy a bigger net!



18th May 2020

Night Fishing Not Allowed on QEII

Following a conversation with the council we have been informed that night fishing will not be allowed on the QEII at this time and we must follow the Government instruction which requires people to return to their home each night.



17th May 2020

Corona Virus Update

Night fishing is now allowed on the QEII only but still no keepnets

No night fishing allowed on Brenkley and no Keepnets

Horton Grange No Keepnets

Milkhope No Keepnets



11th May 2020

Fishing Commences

But with restrictions as follows:

All waters open to fishing as from 7am on Wednesday 13th May

QEII no keepnets and Fishing Dawn till Dusk then you must vacate your peg - No overnight stay at this time

Brenkley no keepnets

Milkhope no keepnets

Horton Grange no keepnets and top car park for OAP and Disabled members only




26th March 2020

Corona virus Statement

All club events including meetings, trips and matches have been suspended until further notice. All ponds will remain closed until advised otherwise.  Members are asked to take heed of the government guidelines and stay at home wherever possible.


Winter league Match 8

1st Vince Dack 10lb 15oz

2nd Brendan Heslop 3lb 8oz

3rd John Bull 2lb 5½oz


20th March 2020

AGM Postponed Until Further Notice

This years AGM will not take place in April and there will be no meetings for the foreseeable future.

Winter League 10 Result

1st Tony Dixon 10lb 15oz from peg 32 see picture below

2nd Jack Blenkinsop 7lb 10oz peg 31

3rd Eric Brown 4lb 3½oz peg 3

Despite blustery conditions a few good sized bream were caught



9th March 2020

Only a couple of weeks left to renew your subs for 2020 before you have to pay the joining fee again.

The AGM takes place on the 7th of April 7:30 prompt at the Plough Cramlington

Any proposals for changes to the constitution must be received in writing 2 weeks prior.

QEII Stocked

With 5 class 5 and 14 Class 4 common carp

Brenkley Netted

The EA netted Brenkley in February to find out what kind of fish we had in there.

Unfortunately they only netted the first 10 pegs and dragged a token net through pegs 12 to 15.  No carp were found but there was an abundance of skimmer bream.

Winter League Results

Match 9

1st Vince Dack 7lb 15½oz Peg 36

2nd Eric Brown 5lb 6oz Peg 32

3rd Craig Goodall 5lb 2oz Peg 30

Breezy conditions but not too cold

Match 8 rescheduled for 22nd March by consent

Match 7

1st john Bull 2lb 1½oz

2nd Colin Bailey 1lb 12½oz

3rd Jack Blenkinsop 1lb 4oz

Match 6

1st Eric Brown 9½oz

2nd John Bull 3oz

3rd Craig Goodall 2oz

A thoroughly exhilarating match with only ounces in it!


8th January 2020

QEII Carp Stocking

The overdue carp order for the QEII will at last be delivered this Sunday 12th at around 8:30 am. Members welcome to watch the stocking and view the fish

Carp Matches

The carp match dates can be found on the left in Events/Matches. These were a late edition so you may not have an events sheet with them on.

Milkhope Treatment May 2020

After much deliberation, the EA have set a date to treat Milkhope pond.  Members can fish there until May when it will be closed for treatment for approximately 3 months.

Groundbait on Brenkley

Groundbait will be allowed in moderation on Brenkley for the first time with a maximum of 1kg dry mix per session. This will be in place for the next 2 years and results will be reviewed at that time.

Keepnet Ban

Is still in place after 5pm for all waters

Winter league match

Match 5 of the winter league fished last Sunday 5th January returned a good 12lb + bag of bream for Craig Goodall who won the match on peg 6


30th December 2019

Work Begins on Brenkley

The Environment Agency team have started the process of eliminating the invasive species on Brenkley with sample nets being deployed.

Subs due for 2020

Subscriptions are due from January 2020 but you can still fish our waters on your 2019 membership until the first meeting of the year which is on 7th January.  The locks will be changed on the following day so make sure you have your new year card with the new lock number.

Winter league

The winter league restarts this weekend 5th January 2020 and will be fished on Horton Grange every other Sunday from then on.  See events / matches dates on the left of this page. The lake will be closed to general fishing until the weigh in is complete.


13th December 2019

Fur & Feather this weekend

Horton Grange is the venue on Sunday.  Water will be closed for the match until 3:30pm.  All members welcome to fish just bring a gift to exchange up to the value of £5.00

QEII Winter Carp Stocking

Has been cancelled due to matters beyond our control. However, we will endeavour to get the order completed at the earliest opportunity

Horton Grange Stocking

Another winter stocking of Bream again this year. Approximately 80+ decent size fish


Winter League results

Match 4

1st Vince Dack

2nd Eric Brown

3rd Colin Bailey

Match 3

1st Vince Dack

2nd Nigel Beardsley

3rd Jack Blenkinsop

Match 2

1st John Bull

2nd Colin Bailey

3rd Tony Dixon

Match 1

1st Colin Bailey

2nd Nigel Beardsley

3rd Vince Dack


30th October 2019

Milkhope Invasive Species

Although there is an invasive species of fish known as 'Top Mouthed Gudgeon' present in Milkhope the Environment Agency are asking anglers not to use keepnets and dip landing nets before and after a fishing session.  The EA have also said that although it is bad news it's not that bad.  They have a team of experts on hand to evaluate the extent of the problem and will decide on their next move.

For identification here is the culprit. Please do not put this back in the water. Retain the fish in a container and contact the club where possible.

Adult specimen

Winter League 1 Horton

1st Colin Bailey 11lb 13oz Peg 12

2nd Nigel Beardsley 5lb 6oz Peg 33

3rd Vince Dack 5lb 4oz Peg 9

A blustery, rain swept day


8th October 2019

Memorial Match

Fished on Milkhope last weekend was won by Colin Bailey

Colin also had a pleasure session on there recently catching 9 Carp 2-3lbs each

OAP/Disable match results

Match 7 fished on Horton on 20th August 2019.

 1st   Eric Brown             14lb 0ozs

2nd  Alan Thompson     12lb 8ozs

3rd  Terry Glenny           9lb 5ozs

 Match 8 fished on Milkhope on 27th August 2019

 1st   Alan Thompson       20lb 10ozs

2nd Nigel Beardsley       17lb 13ozs

3rd  Bill Appleby              13lb 8ozs

 Final league places:-

1st  Terry Glenny    13 points

2nd John Bull          15 points

3rd  John Buglass   19 points

Senior Summer League Final Match

Fished on 22nd September at Eden Grange New match Lake

1st Colin Bailey 41lb 12oz

2nd Craig Goodall 37lb 6oz

3rd Chris Weddell 26lb 4oz


1st Chris Weddell 4 Points

2nd Tony Dixon 11 Points

3rd Alan Thompson 15 Points

Full Final League Placings can be found on the left

Fontburn Roach

Will remain in the reservoir as the Water Authority want to promote the water as a coarse fish venue so the club won't be allocated any fish this year.

General News

An angler reported catching a bream on Horton which had a large size 10/12 fully barbed hook embedded in its mouth.  Please use smaller hooks and at least a micro barb or preferably a barbless hook.

Biological breaks. Anglers are asked to relieve themselves well away from the pegs and the path.


17th September 2019

Brenkley re-opens - with restrictions

Brenkley is now open after a few carp had died.  The Environment Agency decreed there was no disease present and the deaths were attributed (probably) to a sustained warm spell.  Other ponds in the region suffered the same fate.

Although the pond is open to fishing, there is still a keepnet ban in place but anglers are asked to dip their landing nets to reduce any chance of disease.

Milkhope and Horton Grange still have a 6pm curfew on keepnets. Again, anglers are asked to dip there landing and keep nets

E Series final match on Horton Grange

1st Alan Thompson 13lb 13oz Peg 9

2nd Tommy Smith 9lb 2½oz Peg 22

3rd Vince Dack 7lb 9½oz Peg 13

Final Placings can be seen in the match results on the left hand side menu.


1st Nigel Beardsley 17 Pts

2nd Vince Dack 23 Pts

3rd Colin Bailey 26 Pts

Well done to all those who attended the series and to those who helped during the series!


28th August 2019

Winner of the Dads and Lads

Kane Mitcheson and Alan Thompson 14lb 8oz

Horton and Milkhope Juniors

8 year old Amy Mowbray nets a potential junior record of a 1lb 14oz Ide at Horton Grange


Amy's brother James gets in on the act too at Milkhope






Summer Series

Match 5 Oaks Poplars 25th August 2019

1st Chris Weddell 113lb 3oz

2nd Davey (still got it) Jobe 26lb 6oz

3rd Eric Brown 16lb 5oz

Match 4 Woodlands Curlew

1st Chris Weddell 164lb 11oz

2nd Tony Dixon 57lb 10oz

3rd Alan Thompson 54lb 5oz

E Series Match 6 Milkhope

1st Alan Thompson 18lb 3oz

2nd Nigel Beardsley 13lb 6oz

3rd Mark Bradford 8lb 5½oz


2nd August 2019





23rd July 2019

Killingworth Re-opens to anglers

The improvement work on Killingworth lake is now complete but some areas have overgrown since the work started.  The TAA (yes that's all of us) are asking for an hour of anglers time this Saturday 27th at 10:00 am to bring your wellies, waders, shears and spades to clean the banks up.

QEII Vandalism

Anglers fishing the QEII are asked to report any acts of vandalism so we can report it to the council.  Recently, a number of flagstones were uprooted and thrown into the lake

OAP/Disabled Match results

Match 1 fished 7th May 2019 on Horton.
1st. C Goodall 8lb 10ozs from peg 4
2nd. P Regan. 5lb 8ozs from peg 8
3rd. T Glenny 3lb 11ozs from peg 31

Match 2 fished 28th May 2019 at Brenkley

1st J Buglass. 6lb 7ozs from peg 15
2nd. J Bull. 5lb 15ozs from peg 29
3rd. C Goodall 4lb 11ozs from peg 17

Match 3 fished 11th June 2019 at Milkhope
1st. N Beardsley 16lb 8ozs from peg 18
2nd. J Bull 8lb 0ozs from peg 15
3rd. I Davison 6lb 10ozs from peg 7

Match 4 fished 25th June 2019 at Brenkley

1st J Bull 4lb 5ozs from peg 12
2nd. J Buglass 3lb 3ozs from peg 27

Match 5 fished 2nd July 19 at Milkhope

1st. T Glenny 6lb 13ozs from peg 18
2nd. C Bailey 6lb 4ozs from peg 12
3rd. I Davison 5lb 10ozs from peg 8

E Series results

Match 2 Milkhope

1st Terry Mather 9lb 8oz peg 14

2nd Derek Dixon 4lb 9½oz peg 24

3rd Grant Downie 3lb 14oz peg 22

Match 3 Horton Grange

1st Craig Goodall 10lb 4oz peg 2

2nd Nigel Beardsley 7lb 4oz Peg 34

3rd Grant Downie 6lb 15½oz Peg 35

Match 4 Brenkley

1st Mitch Fawcus 18lb 10oz Peg 24

2nd Colin Bailey 14lb 40z peg 28

3rd Brendan Heslop 9lb 5oz peg 20

Match 5 Horton Grange

1st Vince Dack 21lb 2oz peg 32

2nd Alan Thompson 15lb 12oz peg 12

3rd Craig Goodall 8lb 2oz peg 35

Pairs Match Result

Winners Craig Goodall/Grant Downie 10lb 50z

Runners up Alan Kelly/Carolyn Kelly 7lb 15oz

Summer Series Results

Match 2 The oaks Alders

1st Chris Weddell 42lb

2nd Bill Weddell 19lb 6oz

3rd Mark Bradford 19lb

Match 3 Bear Park

1st Chris Weddell 46lb 11oz

2nd Tony Dixon 23lb 8oz

3rd Ian Fenwick 12lb 7oz


7th July 2019

Fish Welfare

As a club that is committed to fish welfare the following  will apply with immediate effect. All anglers are asked to empty their keepnets by 6pm to reduce stress levels for the fish.

Anglers are also asked to switch to barbless hooks for all of our waters.  The condition of fishes mouths are on our waters is a major concern.

Groundbait in Brenkley?

As from 1st January 2020 groundbait will be allowed on Brenkley pond and monitored over a 2 year period.  The limit is a 1 kilo dry mix and groundbait must not be thrown in. By pole cup or feeder is the preference.  The committee reserve the right to re-instate the groundbait ban at any time if they feel that it is detrimental to the fishing or the rule is abused


15th May 2019

Carp Overnight Match

Overnight carp match 1@ QE2. Sat 18th - Sun 19th May Meet at 8.30, draw 9.00, fish 11 to 11. £5.00 optional pools. The car park bank around to the pylon will be open to other members and day ticket holder's who do not want to fish the match.


9th May 2019

Summer league 1 Woodlands Curlew

1st Chris Weddell 90lb 1oz

2nd Tony Dixon 56lb 15oz

3rd Alan Thompson 525lb 12oz

E Series 1 Horton Grange

1st Bikini Joe 16lb 6oz Peg 30

2nd Nigel Beardsley 14lb 5oz Peg 36

3rd John Reynolds 10lb 13oz Peg 14

All waters fishing well. Pleasure nest of bream from Horton Grange 55lb & 70lb. Carp 2-3lb from both Brenkley and Milkhope. Double figure carp from QEII


16th April 2019

Rod & Line 2 match Series

Match 1

1st John Reynolds 9lb 6oz peg 32

2nd John Simpson 9lb 5oz peg 15

3rd Tommy Smith 3lb 3oz peg 3

Match 2

1st John Simpson 19lb 13oz Peg 10

2nd John Reynolds 6lb 1oz peg 34

3rd Grant Downie 5lb 11oz peg 12


1st John Simpson (aggregate weight)

2nd John Reynolds

3rd Keith Simpson

Some great catches over the last 2 weekends. The fish are moving everywhere now getting ready to spawn

Here's Johns winning weight from the second match


3rd April 2019


There was only 1 proposal at last nights AGM. A vote was cast to reduce the junior membership to a one-off payment of £10.00 in line with the under 12's. This payment is a joining fee and only needs to be paid once until any junior reaches the age of 17 whereby they can join as a senior on a yearly subscription. Anyone who has joined as a junior this year will be reimbursed the extra £21.00 but the money must be claimed at a monthly club meeting. See the membership secretary at the meeting.

Winter League Match 10

1st Derek Dixon 7lb 1oz peg 10

2nd John Bull 5lb 5oz peg 32

3rd Alan Thompson 4lb 12oz peg 6

Winter League match 11 - Final Match

1st John Reynolds 13lb 13oz peg 30

2nd Eric Brown 10lb 5oz peg 6

3rd Vince Dack 6lb 1oz peg 35

Final Winter league Placings: -

1st Vince Dack 15 points

2nd Brendan Heslop 27 points

3rd Tony Dixon 30 points

All waters are fishing well. Method feeder with pellets is working well for the smaller carp on Milkhope and Brenkley. Quiver tipping maggot and worm for bream is working well on Horton Grange although a few have been caught on the pole not too far out.


7th March 2019

All ponds fishing well

Nigel Beardsley had 30lb + from Horton Grange

Jack Blenkinsop had 4 great carp from Milkhope

Winter League Last Sunday

1st Craig Goodall a shade off 10lb on the tip

2nd Vince Dack 7lb +

3rd Alan Thompson 5lb +

Derek Dixon had a single Ide weighing in at 3lb 8oz


26th February 2019

Recent stockings of all waters


Recent catches since the stocking

3.8Lb from Milkhope and Ide up to 2lb and some nice roach and a bream from


Some one has had 9 carp up to 4lb also



20th February 2019

Horton Grange gets a pleasant surprise

Horton Grange received a good stocking of mature bream last Sunday. Some small but most 1,2 and 3lb.


Winter League 8 result

1st Vince Dack 4oz

2nd Nigel Beardsley 3½oz

3rd Alan Thompson 1oz

Winter League 7 Result

Due to the thickness of the ice on Horton Grange, the match was switched to Milkhope where 7 anglers managed to break the ice to enable them to fish. But to no avail - nothing caught. Brrr.....

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22nd January 2019

Fur & Feather 2018

1st Grant Downie 1lb 14oz Peg 7

2nd John Bull 1lb 10oz Peg 1

3rd Alan Thompson 10oz Peg 3

Winter League Match 5

1st Vince Dack 2lb 3oz Peg 3

2nd Nigel Beardsley 2lb 0oz  Peg 1

3rd Eric brown 1lb 12oz Peg 40

Winter League Match 6

1st John Reynolds 2lb 3oz Peg 36

2nd Craig Goodall 11½ox Peg 6

3rd Tony Dixon 10oz Peg 35


9th December 2018

QEII Carp Stocks Receive a Boost

20 x C4 Carp 8-14lb stocked into QE2 Lake 18/11/18 - Please could members report any carp captures with pictures so we can track growth of our stock, thanks in advance.

Some pictures HERE

Winter League Match 4

1st Tony Dixon 4lb 2½oz Peg 3

2nd Keith Melnyk 2lb 0oz Peg 35

3rd Tommy Smith 8oz Peg 20

Poor return with a few blanks.

The deeps look favourite at present Pegs 30 to 10 being productive for pleasure anglers

Winter League Match 3

1st Craig Goodall 1lb 12½oz Peg 14

2nd Brendan Heslop 1lb 9 oz Peg 4

3rd John Reynolds 1lb 8 oz Peg 15


12th November 2018

QEII Carp Stocking

Will take place this weekend 18th November around 08:30 in the morning

Winter League Match 2

1st Vince Dack 2lb ½oz Peg 29

2nd John Bull 1lb 4 oz Peg 9

3rd Brendan Heslop 12oz Peg 37

Very few larger fish showing up. Vince had 40+ fish


29th October 2018

Old'ns & Young'ns result

1st Craig Goodall 9lb 14oz

2nd Tony Dixon 9lb 7oz

3rd Kane Mitcheson and Alan Thompson 8lb 15oz

4th Lewis Graham?




26th October 2018

Winter League Match 1 HG

1st Brendan Heslop 1lb 7oz Peg 17

2nd Eric Brown / Vince Dack 1lb 2oz Pegs 11&39

3rd Ian Bullock 15oz peg 5


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