Caledonia Fly Co


This week so far

See each day's largest fish and individual beat catches on our Latest catches page which is updated each time a ghillie uses our automatic telephone reporting system.

Last week

(Last updated: Thursday 21st May)

Levels have continued to fluctuate but fresh fish are being caught throughout the system.
William Brown-Swinburne landed the first fish from Chollerton last Thursday, a 10 lb fresh salmon on a simply red fly. He then followed that fish up with two more on Saturday and Sunday without removing the same fly from his leader! They were fish of 12 and 9lb and all very fresh. Ross Middleton also landed a fresh 12 lb fish in the same North Tyne area on a spinner on Friday.
Dilston rods caught 2 salmon on Saturday and 2 other salmon were caught just above this beat too on the same day.
A nice salmon was lost near Riding Mill on fly yesterday but a fresh salmon estimated at 11 lbs was landed today from the same beat by Phil Gordon on fly.
NERAC rods have been amongst the fish too. Chris Reay from Winlaton landed a 13lbs salmon and Andy Hudson from South Shields a 9lbs salmon both on fly. Stephen Hutchinson landed a salmon of 12lbs and sea trout of 5lbs on mepps.
Earlier today Ross Middleton landed an 11lbs fish on fly. These fish all came from the main Tyne but Ben Purcell also landed a salmon of 10lbs on the club's North Tyne water near Wark.
Bywell rods also landed 3 fish last week including another bruiser of 20lbs.
I also heard of fresh fish being caught on the South Tyne in the Fourstones area on the South Tyne and this has received another small lift of water today.

On the trout front when the waters have been clear decent hatches of olives have had fish rising and Hawthorns, with the naturals being blown onto the water, have also worked well. I even heard from one angler on the Derwent of the first Mayflies being spotted although in very small numbers and the fish were not yet interested in them.

The Northumberland county show takes place next Monday at Bywell and AAPGAI Advanced Speycasting instructor Neil Lobban and GAIC single handed instructor Cliff Johnston will be giving individual casting clinics on the day in aid of the Trout and Salmon Association. Please come along and say hello.

The Environment Agency is asking anglers to send in a few scales from the fish that they catch. The scales contain information that can 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 we collect at Riding Mill. If you would like further details about scale sampling please contact the environmental monitoring team on either 0191 203 4140 or

Please send any reports, pictures or thoughts you would like included on Tyne your fishing to or contact me on 07751644599.

I look forward to seeing you out on the riverbank and wish you luck in your pursuit of these special fish on the Tyne in 2015.

Tight lines,
Neil Lobban

Beat catches reported
(week ending 17th May)
SALMON & GRILSE: Bywell 3, Dilston 2, Chollerton 3.
Total: 8 Largest: Bywell 20lbs
SEA TROUT: None reported
TROUT: None reported

Season so far

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

Catches reported to us were:

SALMON & GRILSE: Bywell 5, Styford 9. Total: 14
SEA TROUT:xx Total: 0

SALMON & GRILSE: Bywell 26, Styford 16. Total: 42
SEA TROUT:xx Total: 0

SALMON & GRILSE: Bywell 10, Styford 8, Dilston 1, Chesters 1. Total: 20
SEA TROUT:xx Total: 0

There is a new Page for Fish Tyne.

Fishing on the Tyne
Mr. George Bennet with his Lush 20lbe on Bywell, on thew fly, 14 May.

Fishing on the Tyne
What A Whopper!!!!It's 27.5lb and it was caught by Merton Croisdale-Appleby on Bywell, Fanatastic!! .

Fishing on the Tyne
More cracking action from Bywell,Ian shaw with a lovely, 22lb spring salmon, in March.

Fishing on the Tyne
and another this time Paul Growcock with a large bar of silver a17lb off Bywell in March.

Fishing on the Tyne
Another fish on our Tyne course! 8lb springer for Tim Springham, at Bywell, 19 Feb.

Fishing on the Tyne
A 2015 spring fish being released at Styford. Well done!!

Fishing on the Tyne
The new season is starting and new photo's will appear shortly. Trevor Spence with his large fresh Styford spring salmon, in the 2014 season.