Allen Valley Angling & Conservation is based in Allendale, Northumberland

We promote the sport of fishing and conservation of the River East Allen for anglers and the local community.

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AVAC Launches at Allendale Agricultural Show


Allen Valley Angling and Conservation officially launched at The Allendale Agricultural Show on 20th August, 2011. Committee members Paul Frear, Graeme Edwards, Daniel Newman, Richard Heather, Wilfy Frazer & Clifford Jackson hosted the stand - which attracted 200 visitors over the course of the day, including local MP Guy Opperman, who blogged about us on his blog site at http://guyopperman.blogspot.com/

Man looking through microscope at river fly life

Pictured: Wilfy Frazer (AVAC Bailiff)

Visitors had an opportunity to meet some of the inhabitants of the river - a large fish tank containing brown trout that were caught in the river just behind the show ground at Riding Haughs provided plenty of interest.


Two 4lb sea trout were also caught - but were too big for the tank, so you'll have to take our word for it
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In addition, we gave our visitors the opportunity to get a close up of the 'fly life' on which the fish feed - viewing them through a high powered microscope.


THE RESULTS OF OUR CASTING COMPETITION ARE IN!


The casting competition was a great success, with over 20 people battling it out to hit the centre of the target and win the covetted title of 'best caster in the Allen Valleys'. For some of those that took part, this was in fact the first time that they had tried casting and it's not as easy as it looks, but Clifford Jackson was on hand to provide some on-the-spot coaching.


BEST ADULT CASTERS

It was the females who shone under pressure with women taking the top four spots, with winner Jodie - the last entry of the day - hitting the bulls-eye with her first ever cast!


1st PRIZE

Jodie

Bottle of wine

2nd PRIZE

Arfona

Cosmetics

3rd PRIZE

Emma from Catton

Tackle

4th PRIZE

Sue from Allenheads

Book

5th PRIZE

Mr. Middleton from Hexham

Book

BEST JUNIOR CASTERS

Congratulations to our junior winners Esme, Alfie, brother-and-sister Ceiron and Caitlyn and young Mr. Henderson

1st PRIZE

Esme Pugh

Paint yourself Winnie the Pooh garden ornaments

2nd PRIZE

Alfie on holiday in Allenheads

Beginners guide to fishing DVDs

3rd and 4th PRIZES

Brother & sister Ceiron and Caitlyn

Fishing DVDs & Shrek toy

5th PRIZE

Mr. Henderson from Catton

Fishing multi-tool

THANK YOU TO NEW MEMBERS


Finally, a big thank you to all of those who signed up for membership.


We look forward to receiving your photos, hearing about your favourite spots to fish and hints and tips on what tactics you are finding successful, so don't forget to email us on info@allenvalleyanglers.co.uk


 

We wish every one of you tight lines!

 

Allendale Agricultural Show 2011 banner
Allen Valley Angling & Conservation Committe Members

From back-row, clockwise: Paul Frear (Secretary), Graeme Edwards (Chairman), Daniel Newman (Conservation), Richard Heather (Marketing & Promotions), Clifford Jackson (Angling Coach)

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Video: Clifford  Jackson coaches new AVAC member

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Video: Small brown trout taken from the River East Allen - and returned to the river straight after the show! Enjoy the football commentary from AVAC committee members Wilfy and Clifford at the end :)

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Video: Paul Frear explains what is under the microscope