This week so far

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Last week

(Last updated: Saturday 24th June)

The rise in water a fortnight ago now certainly brought fish into the system with catches spread up to Haltwhistle on the South Tyne and above Bellingham on the North Tyne. There were reports of good sport throughout the system with several anglers enjoying multiple catches The water dropped off this week and so have catches but there are fish in the system.
A Kielder release starts today.

The North East Fisheries Forum (Tyne) is held this Wednesday 28th June, 2017 Newcastle Gateshead Marriott Hotel MetroCentre, Marconi Way, MetroCentre, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE11 9XF. Tea & Coffee served from 6.40pm. Meeting begins 7.00pm. In association with the Environment Agency this meeting is open to all anglers and fishery owners and is free to attend. Topics on the agenda include Save Our Salmon Campaign – Mark Lloyd, Angling Trust Chief Executive talks about latest news on Salmon Five Point Plan and in particular the latest developments with nets, Jon Shelley of the Environment Agency talks about the Net Limitation Order Consultation and Environment Agency Update – the latest updates from The Fisheries Team, including their monitoring and project work.

The recently postponed Salmon and Trout Conservation UK meeting has now been rearranged for the evening of Wednesday 26th July, doors open at 6.30pm and the meeting starts at 7.00pm at the Northern Football Club – The McCracken Suite.
If you'd like to attend this free meeting please e-mail to find out more and confirm your attendance.
The agenda will include a range of speakers on:-
Salmon and sea trout exploitation: what do we want from changes to the regulations?
Kielder releases: the new how and why,
Catching more brown trout-increasing your river's productivity.

Please send reports and/or photographs of fish caught to or contact me on 07751644599 - reports are gratefully received and make this page a much better read for all.
PLEASE NOTE - The Environment Agency is asking anglers to send in a few scales from the fish that they catch including kelts. The scales contain information that can be described as a biography of a fish's life history and growth rates and by examining the scales under magnification we can infer the age of the fish. The age data that is collected from scales adds detail to the counter and video data collected at Riding Mill. For details on our salmon scale research click here.
Anyone looking for Speycasting tuition or guided fishing from an AAPGAI advanced instructor can contact me at
Tight lines, Neil Lobban

Beat catches reported
(week ending 25th June)
SALMON & GRILSE: Bywell 3, Dilston 1, Warden Fishing 2, Chipchase Castle 2, Chesters 2.
Total: 10 Largest: Bywell & Chipchase Castle 16lbs
SEA TROUT: Bywell 3, Dilston 1.
Total: 4 Largest: Dilston 3lbs
TROUT: None reported

Season so far

Full report to follow shortly for the first few months of the season.

There is a new Page for Fish Tyne.