Three year average 517 salmon and grilse and five year average 384 salmon and grilse
2 and a half miles double bank. 12 named pools
Two four rod beats rotating daily
Two ghillies, two huts, 2 boats
Additional seasonal ghillies are available.
The catch records for the two Bywell beats are combined and shown on this webpage.
The river comprises 2 & half miles of river with a fine mixture of long fast running powerful pools flowing into good tail runs along with one or two longer stretches of slower water which fish well during high water levels.
There are 12 main named pools and others during high water conditions. The pools are mainly fished from the bank and by wading, with two boats available to the fishing parties.
The Bywell Fishings are fished on a 2 beat system with 4 rods on each beat rotating daily. There are two full time ghillies, one for each beat. Although spinning is allowed in the early season or when river levels are very high, rods are encouraged to fish the fly. The Bywell pools lend themselves to flyfishing, and the bulk of the fish caught each year are caught on a fly.
Through the excellent work of both the Environment Agency and the Tyne Rivers Trust, the Tyne System is constantly improving in regards to both the quality of the water and the spawning habitats. This has lead to considerable migratory runs of Salmon, Grilse and Sea Trout which have been impressive in both quality and quantity.
The beat's recent record year of 633 fish in 2011 was very nearly surpassed last year in 2012 with a fantastic catch of 576
It is understood that the fish counter at the top of the beat showed approximately 45,000 fish passed through in 2010 and 40,000 in 2011.
The estate has excellent lodge accommodation ideally situated adjacent to the beat, and is available to fishing parties at additional cost (from £1200) per week. Please contact the Estate to enquire as to the availability of the lodge.
The Estate can arrange corporate days in the summer for parties of up to 8 people.
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Bywell Estate Office
Tel: 01661 843296