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 Membership Totals.

Membership totals for 2021 are as follows - Seniors 501 - Oap & Disabled 202 - Juniors 84. That gives a total of 787.
2nd December 2021

Milkhope Pond Unsafe

Due to recent destruction of the trees at Milkhope pond, it will be unsafe to fish or even walk around until the trees can be made safe by the estates.


22nd November 2021

Winter League 3 Result

1st Richard Wildman 8lb 6oz Peg 30

2nd Nigel Beardsley 4lb 7oz Peg 4

3rd Derek Dixon 3lb 2oz Peg 6

Weather changed at lunchtime.  Wind and heavy rain at times.


8th November 2021

Milkhope Pond Open

The EA team overseeing the predation problem in Milkhope pond have informed us that the work has been deferred yet again until 2022.  When, we can't say, but we may have to give just 48hrs notice when the work does start. Fishing as usual for now but still no Keepnets.

Winter League 1 result

1st Dean Cox 17lb 3oz Peg 10

2nd Nigel Beardsley 12lb 9oz Peg 1

3rd Eric Brown 10lb 1oz Peg 35

Winter League 2 Result

1st Colin Bailey 14lb 11oz Peg 35

2nd Brian Hall 8lb 5oz Peg 31

3rd Keith Melnyk 6lb 0oz Peg 12


10th October 2021

Memorial Match Brenkley Today

In memory of John Bull. A great friend and supporter of the club.  A donation will be made to the North East Ambulance Service.

1st Alan Thompson 5lb 12oz Peg 24

2nd Ian Davison 4lb 5oz Peg 11

3rd Dave Ledbetter 3lb 8oz peg 12

15 Anglers fished


30th September 2021

Milkhope pond will be closed from 1st November 2021 until April 2022.

This is because the Environment Agency need to carry out essential maintenance to the water. There will be no access to the pond during this period other than EA personnel who will be monitoring the pond on a daily basis. The track tom the pond will be strictly off limits during this period also.

So enjoy the fishing while you still can!

Summer league Trip Eden Grange

1st Colin Bailey 53lb 5oz

2nd Liam Brown 47lb 14oz

3rd Craig Goodall 34lb 6oz

14 Anglers fished

Final Table Placings

1st Colin Bailey 11 Points

2nd Grant Dunbar 12 Points

3rd Dean Cox 18 Points


24th September 2021

QEII 48 Hour Rule Clarification

As a committee we are constantly criticised by a small minority of members who selfishly believe that their branch of the sport is more important than anything else the club manages. Far from it.  We have to cater for all areas of angling and make decisions to suit the vast majority.  We work with our landlords to get the best for our members but are not always successful. After all, angling is our hobby and not a business as they have often said.


A Facebook page calling itself 'WACAC members' has publicly discussed our lack of resolve in increasing the night fishing on the QEII lake, even after assuring them that we have no say on the matter and a maximum stay on the QEII is 48 hours no matter what is fished for. This site is an independent forum and has nothing to do with the clubs' affairs. We do have, however, this website (now fixed) for important news and information. We do have an official WACAC Facebook page for topics that may interest members.


So again we have contacted the landlord of the QEII lake for clarification on their stance on the 48 Hour rule, with the following statement from them.


Please share this with the members.


The 48 hour stay rule is in place because the QE2 is a country park with a myriad of users. The 48 hours rule was brought in to help discourage abuse of the no camping bylaw that exists in the park already. Allowing angler to camp for that time in a low-profile manor, but not encouraging illegal camping on site. Also, the lack of facilities, toilets and washing etc. are not conducive to longer stays on the waterside, and It is already a concern to the authority where angler go to the toilet! Extending the length of time an angler could stay on the waterside would increase that concern and bring with it additional damage to the ground flora and wildlife disturbance. These are the main reasons the authority won't extend the period a member may camp on the waterside.


I would also make the members aware that the clubs lease is under review and is being stringently scrutinized by the authority's legal team, so possibly not the best time to rock the metaphorical boat !


13th September 2021

E Series 7 Result & Final Placings

1st Alan Thompson 27lb 7oz Peg 30

2nd John Reynolds 15lb 13½oz Peg 12

3rd Jeff Lincoln 14lb 9½oz peg 10

18 Anglers fished

Final Placings

1st Grant Downie 10 points

2nd Jeff Lincoln 16 points

3rd Colin Bailey 19 points


8th September 2021

New Pike Close Season on QEII

During June and July each year there will be no pike fishing allowed on the QEII

OAP/Disabled Results and Final Placings


1st Eric Brown 9 Points

2nd Keith Melnyk 16 Points

3rd Ian Davison and Ernie Playford 17points

Horton 8th September. Match 8

1st Jeff Lincoln 13lb 04ozs

2nd Eric Brown 7lb 09ozs

3rd Alan Thompson 6lb 13ozs

Brenkley 24th August. match 7

1st Jeff Lincoln 11lb 10ozs

2nd Eric Brown 4lb 11ozs

3rd Ian Davison 4lb 4ozs

Horton 3rd August Match 6

1st Jim Stephenson 15lb 08ozs

2nd Jeff Lincoln 14lb 14ozs

3rd Eric Brown 8lb 15ozs

Milkhope on 20th July. match 5

1st Nigel Beardsley peg 36 10lb 06ozs

2nd Eric Brown peg 9 8lb 05ozs

3rd Ian Davison peg 21 4lb 0ozs

Horton 6th July match 4

1st Eric Brown (peg 18) 28lb 10ozs (possible new Lake record).

2nd Colin Bailey (peg 12) 15lb 10ozs

3rd Ian Davison (peg 2) 9lb 08ozs.

The match was fished in pouring rain. Amongst Eric Brown's catch was a sizable crucial carp.

3rd OAP match fished on 22nd June on Brenkley pond.

1st. Ernie Playford (peg 24) 7lb13ozs

2nd Eric Brown (peg12) 4lb 0ozs

3rd= James Newton (peg 16) 1lb 02ozs

3rd= Mike Horsefall (peg29) 1lb 02ozs

Second match fished on Horton 1st June.

1. Keith MELNYK (peg 12) 25lb 10ozs - possible new lake record?

2. Nigel BEARDSLEY (peg 20) 12lb 08ozs

3. Colin BAILEY (peg 18) 11lb 07ozs

Here is the result of first match fished on Brenkley 18th May

1. Keith MELNYK (peg 25) 1lb 12ozs

2. James NEWTON (peg 29) 1lb 0ozs

3. Ernie PLAYFORD (peg 21)  13ozs




6th September 2021

E Series 6 Result

1st Eric Brown 17lb Peg 18

2nd Dean Cox 15lb 4oz Peg 6

3rd Colin Bailey 15lb 2½oz Peg 8

15 Anglers Fished


3rd September 2021

Now that the road bridge has been removed the mining operation at Milkhope and Horton Grange is winding down.  To that end, the 'Temporary' access road to the ponds will be removed and the original road will be re-instated. Therefore, it is important to take note of the following:

From Monday 6th September, access to the ponds will be through Banks' compound which is straight ahead as you turn into the site.  A strict speed limit will be in force as there is still heavy machinery moving around that area. Members must not enter the site before 6:00am and must leave the site by 7:00pm. The gates will be locked by Banks outside of these times. This should only be in force for a couple of weeks while the machinery is moved off site. Our hands are tied on this one.



1st September 2021

QEII Carp Overnighter No. 5 Result

Winner with 3 fish John Knox. Fish of 6lb, 19lb 7oz and 16lb.

Runner up Alan Reed with 1 fish for 6lb 4 oz.

Overall Series

Lee Cairns with 59lb 9oz

Runner up John Knox with 57lb 7oz

Biggest fish goes to Lee cairns with a specimen weighing in at 20lb 9oz.

Click on image to enlarge



QEII Trophy Match

1st Colin Bailey 3lb 10oz

2nd Mark Bradford 3lb 8oz

3rd Eric Brown 3lb 6oz


23rd August 2021

Summer League Oaks Cedar

1st Grant Dunbar & Dean Cox 24lb 10oz

2nd Davey Jobe 22lb 3oz

3rd Colin Bailey 22lb 1oz

A very quiet day for all anglers


14th August 2021

Monthly Meetings Resume in September

At last the first meeting in 16 months will take place at the Plough, Cramlington on Tuesday 7th September 2021 7:30pm prompt.


28TH JULY 2021

Summer League Woodlands Curlew

1st Eric Brown 99lb 8oz Peg 22

2nd Keith Melnyk 86lb 14oz Peg 18

3rd Brendan Heslop 74lb 13oz Peg 14

Some good weights by all. 12 Anglers fished

Oldn's and Youngn's Horton Grange

1st Dean Cox 13lb 2oz Peg 24

2nd Alan Thompson 12lb 6oz Peg 34

3rd Colin Bailey 11lb 14oz Peg 32

Junior on the day Kane Mitcheson 1 lb 0oz Peg 2


10TH JULY 2021

Keepnet Ban in Place

On all waters from now until further notice unless a club match.

The EA have again looked at Milkhope pond with a promise of sorting out the invasive species of Top Mouth Gudgeon but anglers can still fish the pond with plenty of good quality fish coming out at present.

A reported 31lb 2oz carp has been caught on the QEII Lake. Again plenty of mixed species being caught.

Carp overnighter this weekend

Summer League Eden Grange - September trip

Now changed from 26th September to 19th of September

Summer League Eden Grange - June trip

1st Eric brown 57lb 3oz

2nd Michael Knox 56lb 6oz

3rd Colin Bailey 54lb 3oz

16 Anglers Fished

E Series Horton Grange

1st Grant Downie 21lb Peg 18

2nd Eric Brown 18lb 8oz Peg 2

3rd Colin Bailey 15lb 7oz Peg 12

15 Anglers fished. Good weights with fish being caught all over the lake.


25th June 2021

OAP / Disabled Match 3 Result

Fished on Tuesday at Brenkley pond

1st Ernie Playford 7lb 13oz Peg 24

2nd Eric Brown 4lb Peg 12

3rd Mike Horsefall & James Newton 1lb 2oz Pegs 16 & 29

20th June 2021

E Series 4 Result

Fished on Horton Grange Lake. Reasonable weights but the big boys were few and far between

1st Terry Mather 17lb 6oz Peg 6

2nd Tony Dixon 14lb 5oz Peg 26

3rd Jeff Lincoln 12lb 6oz Peg 12


18th June 2021

E Series 3 Result

Fished on Brenkley Pond. The excuse was 'it's too hot for the fish'. Hence a poor catch return.

1st Grant Downie 5lb 9oz Peg 12

2nd Jeff Lincoln 4lb 14½oz Peg 28

3rd Colin Bailey 2lb 13oz Peg 18


8th June 2021

Pairs Match Result

Deadly duo strike again!

Winners Tony Dixon & Mike Roper 26lb 1oz

Runners Up Dean Cox and Michael Knox 23lb 4oz

Fished at Horton Grange. Dean lost a huge Tench when his landing net snapped (yes it was that heavy!) but also managed to catch a new club record Tench weighing 5lb 8½oz.

QEII Lake venue for this years British Triathlon event

Takes place on July 10th. Athletes will be swimming in the lake in the morning so anglers please refrain from fishing until after lunch that day.


3rd June 2021

OAP/Disabled match Results

Here is the result of first match 

1. Keith MELNYK         (peg 25)       1lb 12ozs

2. James NEWTON     (peg 29)       1lb 0ozs

3. Ernie  PLAYFORD    (peg 21)       13ozs


 Here is the result of the second match

1. Keith MELNYK           (peg 12)   25lb 10ozs (Possible match record for HG)

2. Nigel BEARDSLEY      (peg  20)  12lb 08ozs

3. Colin BAILEY             (peg  18)  11lb 07ozs 

25th May 2021

Summer League Woodlands Curlew

Fished last Sunday but disappointing  weights.  Carp were in the corners but not really interested elsewhere. 14 Anglers fished.

1st Chris Weddell 47lb 150z peg 13

2nd Grant Dunbar 35lb 2oz Peg 24

3rd Tony Dixon 34lb 11oz Peg 1

Brenkley Carp active

A nice size carp from Brenkley caught by Tony Dixon



16th May 2021

Match 2 E Series

Fished at Horton Grange today.  20 Anglers in attendance. Not many bream showing but roach aplenty. Rain and cold was the excuse of the day but the fish are getting ready to spawn judging by their condition.

1st Grant Downie 19lb 9 oz Peg 36 (despite breaking his pole in the first ½ hr)

2nd Jeff Lincoln 18lb 3oz Peg 15

3rd Dean Cox 14lb 12oz peg 20

OAP/Disabled matches start this Tuesday


13th May 2021

QEII Overnighter 1

Won by Lee Cairns with a brace of fish 20lb 9oz and 19lb 4oz

12 Anglers braved the cold night session last weekend




2nd May 2021

Match 1 E Series

Fished at Horton Grange today.  24 Anglers in attendance with large bream and Ide making up the bulk of the weights.

1st Vince Dack 21lb 13 oz Peg 28

2nd Grant Downie 19lb 3oz Peg 5

3rd Tony Dixon 14lb 7oz peg 32


1st May 2021

Message from the Tyne Anglers' Alliance

Killingworth Lake has re-instated the 2 night / 10 Angler allowance but still keeping the road bank on the big lake out of bounds for now.

A reminder of a couple of rules:

34.         Any club member, who on any club controlled waters, away trip or exchange ticket water, is found to be in possession of, and, or under the influence of alcohol, prohibited drugs or substances (e.g. solvents) will be expelled from the Alliance forthwith.

35.         All anglers must dispose of all biological waste (human waste), bagged and removed from the water.


27th April 2021


The Facebook page 'WACAC MEMBERS' has nothing to do with the club and sometimes reports inaccurate or out of date information.  WACAC has a Facebook page for information and chat as well as this website now, and everyone visiting  the 'WACAC MEMBERS' Facebook page must bear in mind that this does not represent club affairs nor does it give up to date information. You can also contact the club HERE


25th April 2021

Waters Update

The Environment Agency still intends to clear Milkhope of predation but when? is the question.  In the meantime feel free to fish the water as often as you like but bear in mind there are no keepnets allowed and you MUST dip your landing net before and after fishing.  There are carp around 4lb coming out regularly and plenty of smaller fish too.

QEII is slow but there are some decent carp being caught as well as silvers. Night fishing, for members only, is producing but most carp are coming out during the day.

Brenkley has woken up since the stocking and carp up to 2lb are being caught regularly on 'THE METHOD' here's a VIDEO to get you started.

For a change of species there are large bream coming out of Horton Grange on waggler, pole and feeder. A fishmeal based groundbait mix with simple baits such as maggots often snare a 5lb+ specimen. Fish are starting to be caught all round the lake now

Away trip to the Oaks Maple Lake

1st Chris Weddell 74lb 5oz

2nd Dean Cox 31lb 12oz

3rd Grant Dunbar 29lb 10oz

Rod and Line Matches (2)

Match 1

1st 18lb 4oz

2nd Dean Cox 8lb 14 oz

3rd Tim Richardson 6lb 1 oz which included a near 5lb Tench

Match 2

1st Eric Brown 14lb 0oz

2nd Dean Cox 12lb 3oz

3rd Brendan Heslop 7lb 14 oz

Overall winner with an aggregate weight of 26lb 0oz Vince Dack, 2nd Dean Cox with 21lb 01oz and 3rd Eric Brown with 15lb 10oz. 26 anglers took part over the two matches.



23rd April 2021

Sorry for the lack of information but hopefully we are back on line

As most of you know, some Covid restrictions have been lifted.

Night fishing on QEII and Brenkley is on again.  Matches have resumed

The website will be updated over the next few days so please be a little more patient.

Only the events calendar has been updated so far.


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