FENHAM rod Paul Sanderson is the king of the River Till which has had some good sport in its lower reaches.
SEVERE flooding in the North would threaten thousands of homes and cause damage of up to £74m, new figures show.
CATCH them young was certainly the message at Derwent Reservoir last week, when 42 children from Wharrier Street Primary School, Walker, had a first taste of trout fishing.
The heavy rainfall should prove to be a real bonus to the region's river salmon and sea-trout anglers, with fish now moving on most of the local rivers.
Thousands of main line commuters suffered delays and train cancellations yesterday after a builder's lorry became stuck underneath a bridge beneath the East Coast railway line.
The 12th annual Art Tour starts its second weekend.
For those seeking a countryside freehold pub in a beautiful area, the Kirkstyle Inn in Knarsdale, Slaggyford, near Brampton in Cumbria could be the ideal buy.
The NE47 postcode incorporates a large rural area of Northumberland. The main town is Haydon Bridge with, further south, Allendale and down to Allenheads.
The historic Black Bull Inn in the Market Square of Haltwhistle, Northumberland, has been sold to national pub operator Scottish & Newcastle.
Once a sleepy backwater, Haltwhistle is fast becoming the Tyne Valley's best-kept secret.
Burnstones Viaduct: Once crossed by the Haltwhistle to Alston railway, the South Tyne Trail now uses it to pass over Thinhope Burn at Knaresdale in Northumberland, writes reader Stewart Beaty of Catton in the same county.
Work to cut congestion and improve safety in a Northumberland village has got under way.
First aid skills have been demonstrated in competitions organised by St John Ambulance Northumbria.
North East anglers fishing Northumbrian Water's trout waters received an end-of-season bonus with the news that the premier fisheries will remain open until the end of next month.
More than 200 people are expected to lace up their boots for the eighth Haltwhistle Walking Festival which starts today.
The Tyne has had water over the weekend and fish have again been running.
The South Tyne ploughing match took place at North Acomb Farm, Stocksfield, with Ray Alderson taking the vintage trailed class and Eric Kenyon winning the mounted class.
The cooler conditions have brought trout on to the feed at local stillwater trout fisheries.
Salmon sport has been steady on the Bywell Syndicate beat on the Tyne recently.
A 68-year wait came to an end for villagers in the North yesterday when the Government approved a long fought-for bypass.
Teenager Debbie Watson, from Bingfield, took the championship at the Tynedale ploughing match at the Chipchase Estate, Wark, at the weekend.
Good causes right across the region have received support from a North-East business.
Monday saw the launch of the Tyne Rivers Trust Strategic Action Plan at Hexham Racecourse's Conference Suite.
A three-year plan to spend £1.4m safeguarding the Tyne was unveiled yesterday.
What a difference a week makes - some rainfall, good runs of fish into our rivers and favourable catches for anglers lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time.
The Tyne Rivers Trust will be £250,000 better off following a decision by the Court of Appeal earlier this week allowing construction of a second Tyne Tunnel.
A shooting syndicate who aimed to improve moorland in the North Pennines has won an award for its efforts.
No doubt, when the statistics are in, this will prove to have been a glorious summer for British tourism.
The last weekend of the season turned out to be a huge disappointment for North East anglers when a big release of water from Kielder into the River Tyne wrecked sport.
Local rivers are now all desperate for water to bring in runs of salmon and sea-trout.
The Tyne produced an exceptional salmon this week - caught by Stuart Rose, from Leeds - and it was estimated weighing 35lb.
Fish have been running the Tyne in recent weeks after the extra water and Kielder releases are now having a good effect encouraging fish to run.
Coun Davey (letters July 8) would appear to be attempting to deflect attention from the real issue about the Northumberland Live event.