Tees

The Tees finds it source high on the Pennines on Cross Fell (2,930 feet). From there it flows down through beautiful Teesdale via Middleton-in-Teesdale to Barnard Castle and on into the Durham lowlands to skirt the south side of Darlington to enter its estuary through industrial Teeside. For much of its lower length, the river forms the boundary between Durham and Yorkshire. In its upper reaches, the Tees is shallow, developing in size after dropping 70 feet over the famous High Force falls above Mid-dleton. In this area, it is fishing for trout and grayling. Only when the angler reaches Piercebridge does the river begin to yield coarse fish, especially chub and dace, in num-bers, becoming ever more prolific until the belt of pollution is reached upstream of Middlesborough. For a river of its size, the Tees can only be said to offer modest facilities for ticket fishing but some associa- tions welcome visitors, notably Thornaby AA who only ask that contact is made with them first. Rod Licence: NWA Barnard Castle, DurhamTAt Barnard CastleBB (between Stone Bridge and Thorngate Bridge) Free fishing Croft, NyorksM5J miles downstream from Croft Road Bridge to the Ring Field (LB) and from Dalton Railway Bridge downstream to Rockliffe Scar DT:AAA (Thornaby AA) Croft, N YorksCT5 miles from CrofttoDarlingtonAB DT (payment in form of donation to association secretary): AAA (Thornaby AA)e

Middleton-in-Teesdale, Durham T 7 miles from Broken Way to ford below Newbigginandfrom Newbiggin Footbridge to Cauldron SnoutLB

DT: ARO (Raby Estate Office, Middleton-in-Teesdale) =Mar 22-Sept30e Middleton-in-Teesdale, Durham

T(untilJun 1)Fishing on right bank

DT: AP (Cleveland Arms,

Middleton-in-Teesdale)RO(J.A.

Turnbull, Estate Agents, 152, Front

Street, Chester-le-Street)Mar 22-Sept30e

Neasham, Durham’C. At NeashamLB Free fishing Yarm, ClevelandC7milesfrom 1 mile above Yarm to Leven Mouth (LB) and 3 miles at Yarm (RB) DT: (L 12)ATS (F. & K. Flynn, 12, Vard Terrace, Stockton) Associations: Stockton AA; Thornaby AA.

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