George Macintyre

George Macintyre

George Macintyre is our angling expert and site editor of

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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

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

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

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

Fishing on Lockwood Beck

Game angling: Rainbows galore at Lockwood Beck

There was a good turnout for the opening day of the season at Lockwood Beck, with 61 anglers landing 786 rainbows to 10lb

An angler

Salmon trophy is claimed already: Rob Stephenson landed the catch to claim Coquet Trophy

Rob Stephenson, fishing an Odin spinner, landed the first salmon of the year from the River Coquet to claim the Coquet Trophy for the first fresh salmon to be landed on the river – last year’s winner, Gordon Black, landed his fish on April 8

An angler in action

Game Angling: Tweed Foundation receive welcome funding

The latest news from the North East angling scene

Game angling: NAF permits now available for Tyne and Coquet

A round-up of the North East's game angling scene brought to you by George Mcintyre

Game Angling: Tyne upstream count hits all-time low

The Environment Agency says November upstream count for the River Tyne was the lowest on record


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