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Membership totals for 2019 are as follows - Seniors 233 - Oap & Disabled 129 - Juniors=7 and under 12's=29. That gives a total of 398.
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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WACAC QEII Country Park N55.19629° W1.55194°
WACAC Brenkley Pond N55.07129° W1.64858°
WACAC Horton Grange Lake N55.07741° W1.67857°
WACAC Milkhope Lake N55.08015° W1.67571°
TAA Killingworth Lake N55.03154° W1.56987°
TAA Throckley Reigh N54.98674° W1.76449°
TAA River Tyne Newburn N54.98330° W1.75004°
TAA Wydon Burn  N54.96418° W2.110603°
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