(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 email@example.com.
Please send any reports, pictures or thoughts you would like included on Tyne your fishing to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Full report to follow shortly for the first few months of the season.