The Lambton Worm
The Definitive Guide to Angling in North East England
- Pete McParlin
15th August 2011
The sport of angling has a rich tradition in the North East of England. From the fabled salmon fishing of the Tweed and the Tyne, to the fine spate river and reservoir trout angling found throughout the area's valleys and hills, taking in the beaches, rocks and piers of the Northumbrian coastline - and not forgetting North Yorkshire and some of the finest coarse angling the UK has to offer - this region is unsurpassed. The Lambton Worm is both angling guide and handbook, while at the same time giving an insight into the very essence of the sport in this most northerly corner of England. Discover not only the best places to try for almost every kind of fish found in the area, but delve deep into the history and folklore of each angling discipline in turn. Find out how salmon returned to the Tyne after almost half a century away, how stillwater trout fishing became so popular and how some fish appeared in rivers and lakes in quite mysterious circumstances! If that's not enough, there is also a look at fishing from a seasonal perspective - for whatever the weather, the sport up here is only ever on your doorstep.