The rivers have had a good lift of water recently and there is a Kielder release running this week from Monday 14th to Monday 21st. Large numbers of fish have been seen going over the weirs at Wylam and Hexham and moving through the fishing pools in the last few days. A mixture of fresh and coloured fish are on the move.
The EA counts at riding Mill are very healthy suggesting that this years’ total run will be above the five year and long term averages
The fishing has suffered recently from periods of low and relatively warm water which meant that fish were again running under the cover of darkness and fishing during daylight hours was hard. Some anglers have been frustrated by very good numbers of fish in the pools but finding a taking fish has been elusive at times.
There have been many successful rods however including North East Fly Casting Club members Andrew McKay, who landed his first Tyne fish last Friday on the main river on fly – a hen of 14lbs carefully returned, and Sarah Iverson who landed a 7lb on fly from Eltringham her sixth of an excellent season for Sarah.
Andrew's fish getting a quick cuddle before being returned.
Very good numbers of Salmon and Sea Trout are well spread throughout the system and any beat should offer good sport given kind water conditions.
As the season enters its final couple of week, prospects are very good for anglers.
- 01. A stunning 20lb Spring fish
- 02. Tyne smiles
- 03. Main Tyne pool
- 04. August Tyne fish
- 05. River Derwent dry-fly brownie
- 06. Tyne Springer
- 07. A nice May fish
- 08. A fine Tyne springer
- 09. A fine September fish about to be returned
- 10. A fresh August fish
- 11. A 13lb and 6lb seatrout from the main Tyne
- 12. A coloured fish is returned safely
- 13. A fine September fish
- 14. A nice September fish
- 15. Main Tyne near Corbridge
- 16. Into first Salmon on the fly
- 16.5 Debut fish returned successfully
- 17 A nervous moment with a first fish on!
- 17.5 A first ever Salmon- from the South Tyne.
- 18. Tyne Springer by evening sunlight
- 19. A mixed Tyne bag
- 20. Into a Tyne Salmon near Riding Mill
- 21. Sea lice on a Tyne Salmon
- 22. 13lb Tyne Seatrout June
- 23. Stillwater Rainbow on a Buzzer
- 24. South Tyne 10lb Seatrout at night on fly.
- 25. Early morning Salmon
- 26. Fishing the meetings pool above Hexham.
- 27. My best Salmon 26lbs
- 28. Into a Dee Salmon
- 28.1 Dee Salmon landed
- 28.2. Dee Salmon returned
- 29. A beautiful August fish
- 30. A large spawned cock fish - job done.
- 34. Fly caught Carp - lots of fun!
- 35. But wet!
- 36. South Tyne at Lambley
- 36.5 South tyne Lambley
- 37. Trying for a first salmon on the North Tyne
- 38. A coloured cock fish from the main Tyne about to go back.
- 39. Late September 20lb Salmon
- 40. Into a Salmon on Haughton Castle - North Tyne.
- 41. Lots of fun had today!
- 42. Look what I caught
- 42.1 Sisters' success
- 43. A sealiced Salmon - one of 8 to my rod that day!
- 44. A fine main Tyne August fish
- 45. Fishing the Bridge Pool River Gaula
- 46. An October Seatrout just returned
- 47. A fish goes back on the main Tyne.
- 48. Main Tyne cock fish coming to the net
- 49. On the fly!
- 50. Nice August fish
- 51. With a tail like a spade!
- 52. August sea lice
- 53. Early September morning
- 54. Casting a fly on the main Tyne at Eltringham.
- 55. Russian Salmon
- 56. into a Ponoi salmon
- 57. Fall fishing in Russia
- 58. Dee springer
- 59. August success in the rain
- 60. A good Tyne Seatrout going back.
- 61. Into a good Tyne fish on the fly
- 62. River Derwent Brown Trout
- 63. Tyne Seatrout
- 65. A coloured cock fish going back
- 66. Slighty colouring July fish
- 67. Two fly caught beauties from main Tyne
- 68. Very pleased!
- 69. All smiles
- 70. Returning a Tyne springer
- 71. River Derwent Grayling
- 72. A North East coast Pollack
- 73. Tyne winter scene
- 74. Stillwater rainbow goes back