Game anglers are catered for with big sea trout running the river Wear,(now officially the best sea trout fish river in the country and the 2nd best salmon river) salmon, brown trout and grayling. The Environment Agency has recently stocked several sections of the river Browney with grayling which in time should improve the Wears population of this lovely looking ‘lady of the stream’. A recent EA survey showed excellent growth rates with 2-3 year old fish.
The Brasside complex caters for all types of still water coarse fishing. Pleasure anglers have taken mixed catches from the Canal and Backwater,whilst the West Lake continues to produce carp to over 24lbs. Pike anglers can now fish all year round, with fish to mid teens being taken.