(Last updated: Tuesday 13th March)
Current and proposed Kielder releases can be found at the following address :- this page
The beats from Hexham down to Wylam will all offer the chance of a Spring fish. The fish pass at Riding Mill can act as a temperature barrier to fish in the colder and higher flows of Spring so beats immediately
below here can often do well particularly in the cold temperatures we have been experiencing - it was no surprise that the first two fish came from just below here.
Larger flies tied on weighted tubes and fished on sinking tips or lines to get down to the fish will offer the best chance in colder water. Popular spinners will include the Toby and Devon Minnow which can be fished slow and deep over the lies.