People enjoy the mild weather at Alnmouth, Northumberland

We are using the environment as a cost-free dumping ground

Kate Thick says our North East beaches may be wonderful, but it's a different story in the world's oceans

David McIntosh, product and technical adviser, Mobile Mini UK

Appointments: Innovation and operational efficiency key to new expert role at Mobile Mini

Portable accommodation and secure storage solutions firm Mobile Mini has appointed a new product and technical adviser

GMS managing director Owen Ingram with the firm's Precision Hand Tool

Angling technology firm bought out of administration by former suppliers

Alnwick-based LYNX Fishing fell into administration in November and was acquired by GMS

Former employee of Hardys in Alnwick, angler Ian Blagburn who has written a book

Hardy's man publishes memoirs

A member of the world famous Hardy fishing family from Alnwick has written a book

The site of the fishing rights

Exclusive fishing rights for sale on the River Tyne in Northumberland for £50,000

The rights are for single bank fishing on the south of the River Tyne between Stocksfield and Corbridge. including two large ponds nearby

Coarse angling: John Clayton's immense contribution to angling

Tributes have been paid to John Clayton, respected voice of the coarse angling scene, who died after suffering a heart attack

Sea fishing

Sea angling: Good Easter for crew of Hartlepool-based Famous

The latest sea angling news from around the region brought to you by Alan Charlton

Kielder Water and Forest Park in Northumberland

Game angling: Kielder warming up after a slow start

After a slow start to the season, Kielder Water is beginning to show signs of some better sport as water temperatures begin to rise

Anglers banned from holding rod licence for 12 months after being caught using illegal fishing methods

Dean Heseltine and Michael Scotter both admitted charge of using banned fishing method, known as stroke hauling, in River Wear at Framwellgate

Coarse angling: People flocking to the region's still waters

The latest North East coarse angling news brought to you by David Hall

Fishing on Lockwood Beck

Game angling: Lockwood Beck a brilliant place for rainbows

Sport is on the up at Lockwood Beck, where 139 anglers landed 574 rainbows for a rod average of 4.2

North East angler Walter Turnbull with his cod of 58.25lb

Sea angling: Huge whiting is the week's big catch

The big catch this week has been whiting as Alan Charlton reports on the latest sea angling news in the region

A salmon angler casts a fly

Game angling: Environment Agency reveal Tyne upstream counts

The River Tyne upstream count for March was 30 - compared with a high of 144 for the same month in 2012

Coarse angling: Big haul of roach is Grab-bed at Whittle

David Hall brings you the latest coarse angling news from around the region including the latest action at Whittle Dene complex

A man fishing braves the wind and rough sea

Sea angling: Rough weather hampers angling efforts

The latest sea angling news from around the region with Alan Charlton

An angler on the River Tees at Yarm

Game angling: Membership vacancies available at Bishop Auckland

Membership vacancies have become available at Bishop Auckland District Angling Club as George Macintyre reports

Whittle Dene

Coarse angling: Sport's in plentiful supply at Whittle Dene

There has been some encouraging sport at Whittle Dene as a result of the mild winter and higher water temperatures, leading to some impressive catches

Sea fishing

Sea angling: Trio's fine Legacy haul

In fine weather, Steve Ryder took Adam Dendrickson and Steve Watt out on his boat Legacy to see if any fish were showing on the wrecks

Anglers at Higham Lakes Trout Fishery

Game angling: Fine week at Higham Lakes for game anglers

The latest game angling news from around the North East

Game angling: Great time to be fishing at Caistron Lake

Fishing has been frantic following the first major stocking of the season at Caistron Lake, with a four-hour session rod average of nine


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