Great news on how South Tynedale is marketing itself as a number one tourist destination: it is an amazing spot for walking and fishing.
I have to put a plug in for the work of Roger Morris and the Heritage Centre, Allenheads who support and promote the local Isaacs Tea Trail walk:
Similarly there is good news on fishing in the Allen Valley.
Funding has also been secured from Tyneside software company Sage, which will allow the new club to undertake significant conservation work on the river in the near future.
Fishing is for Salmon, Sea Trout and Brown Trout, and with the East Allen being a tributary of the South Tyne, it is, of course, a part of the best Salmon fishing river catchment in England! The club are now taking subscriptions for the 2012 season, which includes the right to fish the remainder of the 2011 season for free. Details on how to join, as well as loads more info (including prices of full membership, week and day tickets) can be found on the club website at