(Last updated: Monday 27th October)
There are fish throughout the system. In particular anglers have seen large numbers of fish on the North and South Tynes this past week but catches have been spread from Wylam all the way up to Alston and
Falstone. Many fish are coloured, as expected at this time of year, but some very fresh fish have also been caught - both salmon and sea trout. There have also been some good sized salmon landed this week
including fish of 20lbs plus from several beats including Bywell, Dilston and Chollerton.
Anglers at Snabdough reported coloured salmon but a very fresh sea trout this week.
David Coleman from Hampshire landed a 6lb grilse which was very fresh on a red and yellow tube fly from main Tyne on Friday.
Peter Bisset got in touch on Saturday to say:- "Loads of fish up the North Tyne. Fished near Bellingham and lots of fish showing. My brother (David Bisset) caught a salmon at 12lbs on the fly yesterday".
Johnny Griffiths at Chollerton wrote "The Fisher family had two days fishing at Chollerton catching 2 Salmon, one 12lbs and the other 20lbs plus, followed up with a 4lb Sea Trout.
All fish were returned as they were all very coloured. On another day Rob Thomas returned a 17lb Salmon, his first from the Tyne. Fish were traveling fast upriver helped with the Keilder release."
North Eastern Railways Angling Club report the following recent catches:-
"Ross Middleton - 5 fish from 4 to 15 pounds spinning, Stu Holmes 3 sea trout on spinners up to 7 pounds, Andy Hudson 4 salmon on spinners 5 to 16 pounds, Paul Venner from Ripon - 2 salmon 7 and11 pounds ,Ray wooding 2 sea trout 5 to 7 pounds, Peter Dale salmon of 8,11 and15 pounds, Stephen Hutchinson salmon 13 and 17 pounds main Tyne on tube flies . All but 2 very fresh fish returned out of all catches".
Fish have been seen trying to run over Hexham weir every day with a mix of Salmon and Sea Trout of all sizes and colours.
The EA report that the upstream count for October up to approximately 10am today (Monday 27th) is 6,841 bringing the count for the year to date up to 30,592.
Once again thanks for getting in touch and please let me know of your Tyne angling adventures at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07751644599.
Any angler successful in landing a Tyne fish (retained or released) is encouraged to send scale samples to the EA - details and sample packets from
Morton Heddell-Cowie :- call 0191203 4140 or email Morton.Heddell-Cowie@environmentagency.gov.uk.
Tight lines on the Tyne for the last time this season,
Full report to follow shortly for the first few months of the season.