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 Membership Totals.

Membership totals for 2023 so far are as follows - Seniors 213 - Oap & Disabled 141 - Juniors 46. That gives a total of 400.
19th March 2023

Winter League 11 Result

1st Nigel Beardsley 14lb 6½lb Peg 31

2nd Scott Williams 10lb 12oz peg 35

3rd Richard Wildman 9lb 12oz peg 6

Overall Result

1st Nigel Beardsley 7 points

2nd Richard Wildman 16 points

3rd Vince Dack 20 points

4th Eric Brown 25 Points

5th Brendan Heslop 27 points

Wydon Burn Maintenance

Wydon Burn will be off limits for 3 or 4 weeks from 27th March to carry out essential maintenance


2nd March 2023

Work Schedule and stocking

This year we aim to contract out some of the more demanding tasks to make our waters more comfortable to fish

The control of weed and reed in the QEII has been targeted with the help of council facilities along with repairs to platforms.

The fence at Brenkley is near completion and the aeration windmill has been erected with just the air stones to install into the pond. A couple of pegs will be renewed also

Peg 8 on Horton will be targeted and rebuilt by a contractor. The trench on the left hand side has done it's job and kept the path drier  this winter.

Milkhope needs a bit of TLC on the left hand side by cutting back the hawthorn bushes. The water inlet has been sorted now thanks to our landlord and the pond is full to cater for the recent stocking.

Carp 3 to 5lb were stocked into Milkhope last weekend along with large bream and a couple of big tench going into Horton Grange.

Summer League 1 Eden Grange

1st Andy Duguid 48lb 8oz

2nd Scott Williams 36lb 8oz

3rd Eric Brown 27lb 3½oz


20th February 2023

Milkhope Stocked

Milkhope was stocked with carp between 3-5lb this weekend.  2 anglers had 11 fish between them yesterday.

Winter League Match 9 Result

1st Richard Wildman 4lb 9½oz Peg 30

2nd Nigel Beardsley 3lb 15½oz Peg 10

3rd Tony Dixon 3lb 13oz Peg 2


14th February 2023

Not Clever!

Somebody used the Horton Grange top car park last week as a toilet just a foot away from the undergrowth, No paper either?  Also an empty sweetcorn tin was found in the same car park. Have some decorum please!

Winter League 8

1st Nigel Beardsley 9lb 7½oz Peg 32

2nd Vince Dack 4lb 2½oz Peg 10

3rd Brendan Heslop 3lb 6½ oz Peg 36

Winter League 7

1st Nigel Beardsley 5lb 0oz Peg 32

2nd Eric Brown 3lb 7oz Peg 35

3rd Tony Dixon 1lb 13½oz Peg 34

Winter League 6

1st Nigel Beardsley 7lb 2½oz Peg 34

2nd Brendan Heslop 2lb 0oz Peg 11

3rd Richard Wildman 1lb 12½oz Peg 1


13th January 2023

Fur and Feather Match Cancelled

Winter League Result

1st Scott Williams 7lb 2oz Peg 7

2nd Richard Wildman 5lb 14oz Peg 10

3rd Eric Brown 5lb 12½oz Peg 9


14th December 2022




11th December 2022

Winter league 4

1st Nigel Beardsley 9lb 8oz Peg 36

2nd Richard Wildman 6lb 11oz Peg 11

3rd Vince Dack 6lb ½oz Peg 9

2023 Events Uploaded. E Series is now the Horton Championship after being voted for by the members at the last meeting.

2 x 48 hr Bank Holiday Carp Matches added following a request by anglers

Early start to the summer series after difficulty booking venues.

Records List Updated

2023 Membership Form Uploaded

Presentation Night Trophy Winners 2022

Winter League 2021/2022

1st Nigel Beardsley

2nd Craig Goodall

3rd Tony Dixon

Fur & Feather 2021

1st Nigel Beardsley

2nd Tony Dixon

3rd Scott Williams. 

Rod & Line Series

1st Scott Williams

2nd Nigel Beardsley

2nd John Reynolds

3rd Keith Simpson 

Pairs Match

1st Dean Cox & Michael Knox

Runners Up John Reynolds & Nigel Beardsley 

Oldn's & Youngn's

Top Junior Kane Mitcheson

1st Derek Dixon 

2nd Colin Bailey 

3rd Stella Mitcheson 

QEII Trophy

1st Craig Goodall

2nd Colin Bailey 

3rd Vince Dack 

Carp Overnighters

1st Paul Brookes

2nd James Reynolds

Carp Overnighters Biggest Fish 

John Knox

King Carp Match

1st David Burton

2nd Alan Kelly

3rd John Knox

4th Lee Cairns

OAP/Disabled Series

1st Jeff Lincoln

2nd Nigel Beardsley

3rd Barry Evans

E Series

1st Nigel Beardsley

2nd Jeff Lincoln

3rd Keith Melnyk

Summer Series

1st Mark Bradford

2nd Dean Cox

2nd Tony Glennie

3rd Tony Dixon

3rd Eric Brown

Memorial Match 1

1st Keith Melnyk

2nd John Reynolds

3rd Dave Hambledon

Memorial Match 2

1st John Reynolds

2nd Eric Brown

3rd Scott Williams

Feeder King

1st Mark Scott

2nd Keith Melnyk

3rd Nigel Beardsley

Lady Angler of the Year

Stella Mitcheson

Angler of the Year

Scott Williams

In Appreciation

Alan Reed



27th November 2022

Winter league 3

1st John Reynolds 9lb 2oz Peg 32

2nd Brendan Heslop 8lb 15½oz Peg 36

3rd Eric Brown 5lb 1½oz Peg 33

Winter league 2

1st Nigel Beardsley 15lb 13oz Peg 2

2nd Vince Dack 12lb 13oz Peg 31

3rd Richard Wildman 11lb 15½oz Peg 3



4th November 2022

OAP/Disabled Matches 2022

OAP/Disabled Final Placings

1st Jeff Lincoln 6 Points

2nd Nigel Beardsley 7 Points

3rd Barry Evans 13 Points

Winter League 1 Horton Grange

1st Vince Dack 15lb 14½oz peg 31

2nd Mark Bradford 6lb 11oz Peg 33

3rd Eric Brown 3lb 10oz Peg 12

Rod & Line Final Placings

1st Scott Williams 3 Points

2nd Nigel Beardsley 7 Points

2nd John Reynolds 7Points

3rd Keith Simpson 14 Points

Amendment 05 11 22

Memorial Match 2

1st John Reynolds

2nd Eric Brown

3rd Scott Williams


13th October 2022

Match Results - Full Tables in Match Results on left

Rod & Line Horton Grange

1st Vince Dack 16lb 12oz peg 6

2nd Nigel Beardsley 9lb 9½oz peg 10

3rd Eric Brown 6lb 12oz


Summer league 7 Oaks Cedar

1st Jimmy Newton 27lb 1oz

2nd Mark Bradford 20lb 9oz

3rd Andy Duguid 18lb 6oz

Summer league Top 3

Mark Bradford 1st 13 Points

Dean Cox 2nd 17 Points

Tony Glennie 2nd 17 Points


E Series 7 Horton Grange

1st Nigel Beardsley 12lb 12oz peg 33

2nd John Reynolds 6lb 8oz peg 11

3rd Eric Brown 6lb ½oz peg 27

E Series Final top 3

Nigel Beardsley 11 Points

Jeff Lincoln 18 Points

Keith Melnyk 21 Points



7th September 2022

Alan McLoughlin

Service & cremation at Tynemouth Crematorium on Monday 12th September at 11.15 am.

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to The Daft as a Brush Charity for which a donation box will be available at the service. All welcome after the service to King Street Club for refreshments.


29th August 2022

Sad News

I'm sorry to report that a prominent member of WACAC, Alan McLaughlin,  passed away on Saturday 27th August.

Alan was a committee member for many years and helped shape the club as we know it today.

Our thoughts are with his family at this time.


23rd August 2022

Summer League Woodlands Mallard

1st Mark Bradford 26lb 14½oz

2nd Scott Williams 21lb 7½oz

3rd George Baldwin 15lb 4½oz


17th August 2022

QEII Trophy Match

1st Craig Goodall 15lb 7oz

2nd Colin Bailey 12lb 14oz

3rd Vince Dack 12lb 12oz

Summer League Woodlands, Kestrel (Curlew double booked for festival)

1st Dean Cox 90lb 13oz

2nd Mark Bradford 90lb 4oz

3rd Eric Brown 72lb 2oz

Hectic for some!


18th July 2022

Oldn's & Youngn's Match Horton Grange

Top Junior was Kane Mitcheson with 10lb and second was Noah Southern with 6lb 10½oz

Top seniors

1st Derek Dixon 24lb 6oz peg 3

2nd Colin Bailey 13lb Peg 13

3rd Stella Mitcheson 11lb 11oz Peg 6

15 Anglers took part


Horton Grange Track

Did not happen on Friday.  Will try again this week


11TH July 2022



The track to Horton Grange is undergoing repairs on Friday 15th July. Anyone wishing to fish must be on the pond before 08:00am and be prepared to stay there for 4 or more hours. Anyone turning up after 08:00am must park in the main car park at the bottom of the the track where the container is. You will have to walk from there if the excavator driver will allow you to pass.

You have been warned!

E Series 5 Horton Grange

1st Jeff Lincoln 19lb 7½oz Peg 2

2nd Phil Duncan 15lb 2½oz Peg 3

3rd Nigel Beardsley 12lb 10oz Peg 25

20 Anglers fished

OAP / Disabled 3 Horton Grange

1st Jeff Lincoln 21lb 3oz Peg 32

2nd Richard M? 18lb 10oz Peg 4

3rd Barry Evans 18lb 8oz Peg 11

13 Anglers fished



28th June 2022

Summer Series 3 - Oaks, Maple

1st Tony Glennie 52 lb 14½ oz Peg 3

2nd Scott Williams 37 lb 0 oz Peg 5

3rd Tony Dixon 34 lb 1 oz Peg 39

Odd Numbers drawn. 17 Anglers Fished

E Series 3 Horton Grange

1st Terry Mather 17 lb 8½ oz Peg 4

2nd Tony Dixon 14 lb 6 oz Peg 12

3rd Jeff Lincoln 13 lb 11 oz Peg 22

25 Anglers fished

OAP Disabled 2 Brenkley

1st Jeff Lincoln 6 lb 3 oz Peg 4

2nd Barry Evans 3 lb 13 oz Peg 6

3rd Nigel Beardsley 2 lb 10 oz Peg 24

13 anglers fished


11th June 2022

Pairs Match Result

1st Dean Cox Peg 7 6lb5½oz & Michael Knox Peg 27 with 18l2½oz (24lb 8oz)

Runners Up John Reynolds Peg 6 8lb 10oz & Nigel Beardsley Peg 26 12lb15oz (21lb 9oz)

32 Anglers Fished


23rd May 2022

Match Venue Update

Due to the uptake of Anglers wishing to fish home matches, the Evening Series 3 Match on 12th June will now be held on Horton Grange not Brenkley as advised on the events sheet

E Series 2 Horton Grange

1st Nigel Beardsley 25lb

2nd Eric Brown 22lb

3rd Keith Melnyk 16lb

28 fished

OAP/Disabled 1 Horton Grange

1st Keith Melnyk 35lb 80z Peg 24

2nd Barry Evans 31lb 9½oz Peg 34

3rd John Reynolds 21lb 9½oz Peg 8

Summer Series 2 Woodlands Wagtail

1st Tony Glennie 53lb

2nd Dean Cox 39lb 13oz

3rd Grant Dunbar 39lb 10oz

18 Fished


13th May 2022

E Series 1 Horton Grange

1st George Baldwin 21lb 7½ oz Peg 7

2nd Nigel Beardsley 17lb 10oz Peg 11

3rd Alan Thompson Jnr 14lb 12 oz Peg 34

28 anglers fished


24th April 2022

Memorial Match Horton Grange

1st Keith Melnyk 31lb 6oz Peg 22

2nd John Reynolds 26lb Peg 10

3rd Dave Hambledon 24lb 1oz Peg 1

24 Anglers fished


11th April 2022

Rod & Line Match 1


1st Scott Williams 25lb 10oz Peg 18

2nd John Reynolds 25lb 3oz Peg 10

3rd Mick W. 18lb 5oz Peg 22

Some personal best fish for Mark Bradford - 7lb 8oz Tench, Keith Simpson - 6lb 13 oz Tench and Scott Williams - 5lb 10oz Tench.

Fish are moving all around the lake now.

Senior Summer Series Eden Grange

1st Colin Bailey 47lb 2oz

2nd Grant Dunbar 29lb 5oz

3rd Liam Brown - 23lb 4oz

Carp Overnight Match 1

Only one fish for David Baines weighing in at 19lb

Memberships by post

We are receiving a lot of membership applications without a stamped addressed envelope. These will be returned without a stamp so you will have to pay the post office for delivery.


Only one proposal received relating to a membership fee increase over the next 2 years. Carried.

Final membership for 2021 is 776.

1st prize in the raffle was a 2023 Free membership claimed by Phil Duncan.

The mystery prize turned out to be £25.00 cash claimed by Derek Taite who selflessly asked for it to be raffled again. What a gent!


Waiting for the poison levels to reach a target of '0'. Currently at 2. Lake still off limits


Again we have human excrement littering our pegs. If you must go - bury it!


28th March 2022

Final Winter League Match 11


1st Mark Bradford 38lb 9½oz Peg 30  *** NEW MATCH RECORD FOR HORTON ***

2nd Nigel Beardsley 17lb 14oz Peg 12

3rd Tony Dixon 16lb 5½oz Peg 29

Great match win for long suffering Mark  and to Nigel for a series win - Well done!

Final Winter League Placings can be found in the Match Results Section of this page (On the left)

Overall Series Result

1st Nigel Beardsley 11 Points

2nd Craig Goodall 24 Points

3rd Tony Dixon 30 Points


14th March 2022

Winter League Match 10


1st Craig Goodall 8b 13oz Peg 33

2nd Nigel Beardsley 8lb 0oz Peg 7

3rd John Reynolds 5lb 15oz Peg 3

Winter League Match 9


1st Nigel Beardsley 6lb 7oz Peg 5

2nd Brendan Heslop 5lb 13oz Peg 34

3rd  Dean Cox 5lb 7oz Peg 2


8th February 2022

Winter League Match 8


1st Richard Wildman 10lb 14oz Peg 30

2nd Mike Horsfall 7lb 8oz Peg 9

3rd Nigel Beardsley 4lb 9oz Peg 3


1st February 2022

Winter League Match 7


1st Tony Dixon 7lb 2½oz Peg 2

2nd Nigel Beardsley 4lb 15½oz peg 8

3rd Peter Arkless 2lb 9oz Peg 3


Subs are due before fishing. If re-Joining after the 1st April you will have to pay the joining fee again

The keepnet ban remains in place until further notice unless a club organised event


26th January 2022

It's all happening at Milkhope!

Make the most of your time on Milkhope this week as it closes from Sunday 30th January at dusk, for a couple of months at least. You may be asked to move from your peg whilst the work starts from Friday 28th January.  The Environment Agency will start clearing some pegs to give better access. Sorry for the inconvenience but we have waited a long time to get this sorted and it must happen.

The Agency have set up operations in the main car park and will begin netting the pond on Monday 31st January. They will continue operations for at least a couple of weeks and then secure the pond with live surveillance cameras to make sure the site remains secure.

Absolutely no access whatsoever to the pond. Anyone attempting to do so will be dealt with. Yes it's that important! We can't miss this opportunity now.

Please help the Environment Agency by keeping away.  Information on this site will be available as soon as we know anything.

Phases of operation

  • Net some reasonable size species for retention by the Agency.

  • Treat the pond which will kill all remaining fish.

  • Test the water until it is safe to stock again.


17th January 2022

Winter League Match 6


1st Nigel Beardsley 4lb 1 oz Peg 6

2nd Richard Wildman 2lb 11½ oz Peg 32

Jt 3rd Craig Goodall & Dean Cox 1lb 6 oz Pegs 2 and 9


12th January 2022

Happy New Year

Winter league 5 took place at the weekend on Horton Grange with the lake frozen over.

1st Tony Dixon 2lb 4oz Peg 29

2nd Alan Thompson 1lb 15½oz Peg 35

3rd Nigel Beardsley 1lb 10½oz Peg 31


28th December 2021

Christmas Bonus Carp for QEII

30+ Carp Stocked yesterday weighing 3 to 5lb each. Lovely condition.


23rd December 2021

Milkhope Pond safe

It's safe to fish Milkhope again.  Thanks to the estates and committee members for their efforts.

Fur and feather seasonal match

1st Nigel Beardsley 3lb 4oz Peg 4

2nd Tony Dixon 2lb 10oz Peg 8

3rd Scott Williams 14oz Peg 1

10 Anglers braved the frozen conditions

Presentation Night Trophy Winners

Winter League 2019/2021 (2020/2021 not completed)

1st Vince Dack

2nd John Bull

Joint 3rd Colin Bailey / Eric Brown


Rod & Line Series

1st Vince Dack

2nd Dean Cox

3rd Eric Brown


Pairs Match

Winners Tony Dixon & Mike Roper

Runners Up Dean Cox & Michael Knox


Oldn's & Youngn's

Top Junior Kane Mitcheson

1st Dean Cox

2nd Alan Thompson

3rd Colin Bailey


QEII Trophy

1st Colin Bailey

2nd Mark Bradford

3rd Eric Brown


Carp Overnighters

Winner Lee cairns

Runner Up John Knox

Biggest Fish Lee Cairns


OAP/Disabled Series

1st Eric Brown

2nd Keith Melnyk

Joint 3rd Ian Davison & Ernie Playford


E Series

1st Grant Downie

2nd Jeff Lincoln

3rd Colin Bailey


Summer Series

1st Colin Bailey

2nd Grant Dunbar

3rd Dean Cox


Memorial Match for John Bull

1st Alan Thompson

2nd Ian Davison

3rd Dave Ledbetter


Angler of the Year

Colin Bailey

In Appreciation

Ernie Playford




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 Horsfall (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 Horsfall & 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


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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.


Monthly Club Meetings.

The Plough

Middle Farm Buildings
Village Square
Cramlington NE23 1DN
Still the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm (no meeting August)
Membership covers 8 waters
WACAC QEII Country Park N55.19629° W1.55194°
WACAC Brenkley Pond N55.07129° W1.64858°
WACAC Horton Grange Lake N55.07741° W1.67857°
WACAC Milkhope Lake N55.08015° W1.67571°
TAA Killingworth Lake N55.03154° W1.56987°
TAA Throckley Reigh N54.98674° W1.76449°
TAA River Tyne Newburn N54.98330° W1.75004°
TAA      Wydon Burn          MUST BOOK IN ADVANCE THROUGH HEXHAM ANGLERS N54.96418° W2.110603°
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