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.
Reports of fish at Redesmouth on the North Tyne is good news, with the possibility of odd ones in the Rede and also throughout the Tyne system.
The South Tyne remained very high for several days, and it should now fish well when levels fall.
The River Tyne was also expected to get some good runs of fish on this latest water.
The Wear has also had good runs of fish with reports of a salmon being taken at Woolsingham.
Meanwhile, Crook rod Kevin Stewart caught Bishop Auckland AC's first sea-trout of the season, using a Flying C fished at Page Bank.
The River Till has had runs of sea-trout and some salmon, with fish being caught on the Tindle House beats on Ford and Etal Estates. The contact number is (01668) 216 223.
The Coquet only had around a foot of water before the rains came, and this helped to move fish with salmon and sea-trout in the lower pools of the river.
Fish were seen running on the Northumbrian Anglers Federation waters at Felton and Rothbury.
Graham Love reeled in two salmon and a sea-trout, with his best weighing around 9lb and caught on fly.
Davey Lee caught a sea-trout of 3lb on worm, and Brian Bonner landed two sea-trout and a salmon of around 9lb - all taken on the fly.
The rivers should fish a lot better as the levels fall and the heavy peat stains clear.
The best times will be early and late in the day when levels clear, and some top-class night sea-trouting will boost anglers.
June is normally a prime month for night sea-trout fly fishers armed with a cast of small flies such as Peter Ross, Silver Stoats Tail, Teal, Blue and Silver, Bibio, Black Pennell, Butcher and Invicta. Sizes from 10s to 16 when levels fall and temperatures rise.
Sport should pick up on the Border Esk in Cumbria and South West Scotland after some good spates of water. Anglers should find night sport on the Canonbie and Langholm areas as well as the Lower Liddle. Contact: (013873) 81951.
The Cumbrian Jack Charlton Trout Cup for Disabled Anglers is fished at Esthwaite Water next Wednesday. It is several years since this event took place and it will feature both bank and boat fishing.
Hirst Park Trout Ticklers were out in force at Fontburn Reservoir with 30 anglers catching 94 trout.
Best catch was by Jemma Bell with eight trout to 14lb, while Neave Pirie caught the best fish at 3lb 3¾oz. Their next competition is at Grassholme Reservoir, and members should contact the school for details.