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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Update from AGM

Chairman of Allen Valley Angling and Conservation

Many thanks to everyone who attended the 2012 annual general meeting of Allen Valley Angling & Conservation.  The event, which took place on 20th February, 2013 at the Allendale Inn in Allendale Market Square, was attended by 20 members.

The committee were determined that 2012 would build on the firm foundations following such a successful re-establishment of an angling club on the River East Allen during 2011.

2012 - Going from Strength to Strength

For those members and guests who were unable to attend - as well as those non-members who are visiting this website, (perhaps thinking about becoming a member or supporting the club in some way), we've uploaded this video to our YouTube Channel and invite you to share in the major landmarks and achievements by playing the video now. (see right)

We would like to extend our special thanks to the following people, who supported the club in various ways during 2012.

Brian Lowrey, for supplying river signage at cost price and donating a strimmer to assist with conservation efforts

Roddy Findlay, (Land Factor) for arranging tree removal work at Tedham

Jason Telford, (Telford's Countryside Contractors), for tree removal works and overseeing volunteers

Sage Staff, 40 members of staff from Sage UK, who gave up their time to undertake conservation works

2013 - Continued Focus on Conservation

Following an extensive audit of the river during 2011, three projects were identified as ongoing priorities.  Significant strides were made during 2012 and there will be more of the same during 2013 and beyond.  See our conservation page for details of all three projects and look out for events organised throughout the year.  You can also take a virtual tour of the river from the fishing beat page, which uses pictures taken as part of the river audit.

Project 1

Eradication of Himalayan Balsam:

We estimate that it is possible to completely eradicate this non-native, highly invasive plant from the source of the River East Allen to our bottom limit at Allendale within 3 years.


  • Allow native plant species to re-establish
  • Over time, stabilisation of river banks
  • Benefits to riparian owners
  • Improve success rates of similar projects downstream
  • Funding may be available


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Committee Members 2013




Graeme Edwards


Wilfy Frazer

Secretary & Treasurer

Paul Frear


Richard Heather


Clifford Jackson


Sarah Kemp

Conservation        Mark Charlton

 Nick Kozlowski

2012 Achievements

Catch Returns Prize Draw

Congratulations go to

Paul Murphy

who wins an Environment Agency Non Migratory Trout & Coarse fishing licence for the 2013 season

Special Thanks

Our special thanks this year go to Fred Rylance, who donated a large amount of fishing gear - from vintage rods, including 3 rare James B Walker (Newcastle) and Hardy's Palakona split cane rods - to modern tackle bags, nets and much more and for helping us to raise £300 for the club.

Thanks also to the Allendale Inn for once again laying on such a great spread! 

Finally to everyone who came and pledged their time to support the river conservation projects.