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: 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 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

Tight lines on the Tyne for the last time this season,

Neil Lobban

Beat catches reported
(week ending 26th October)
SALMON & GRILSE: Eltringham 1, Bywell 14, Styford 4, Dilston 5, Warden Fishing 2, Chollerton 3, Haughton Castle 5, Chipchase 2, Chipchase - Riverhill 1, Chesters 3, Hesleyside 3, Lambley Estate 8.
Total: 51 Largest: Dilston 24lbs
SEA TROUT: Eltringham 1, Styford 1, Chollerton 2, Haughton Castle 1, Chesters 1, Lambley Estate 3.
Total: 9 Largest: Eltringham & Lambley Estate 5lbs
TROUT: None reported

Season so far

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

There is a new Page for Fish Tyne.

Fishing on the Tyne
A 17lb hen fish caught by Rob Thomas on Chollerton on Thursday the 22nd, the fish was safely released to fight another day. She took a red shrimp pattern fishing with James Armstrong of Upper Morwick Fishing

Fishing on the Tyne
Graham Howse 41 inches in lenght and is shown next to a 15 foot rod Jonny griffiths and adrian pollard both estimate her at 28lb, at Chollerton in the 31/05/2014. Cracker.

Fishing on the Tyne
A 14 lb salmon caught bottom pool on Styford 3rd June by Michael Wearmouth.

Fishing on the Tyne
A 16 lb Salmon caught on Sunday 25 May at Chipchase in Upper Catherine's Pool by owner, Jonathan Elkington.

Fishing on the Tyne
Johnny Griffith netting another Chollerton salmon which took his Simply Red fly in the Mains Pool

Fishing on the Tyne
Johnny Griffith on Chollerton about to land a salmon.

Fishing on the Tyne
Haley Blades with her second salmon of the season, both fish were caught at Hexham on an 8wt single handed trout rod.

Fishing on the Tyne
Owen Hogg returning a 15lb salmon which he had netted for Aidan Pollard at Tyne Waters Meet

Fishing on the Tyne
Trevor Spence with his large fresh Styford spring salmon.

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Craig Lowes with another fine Styford springer.

Fishing on the Tyne
A spring salmon at Eltringham, a nice 16lb.

Fishing on the Tyne
The first salmon of the season at Chollerton, Lord James Percy with his fresh 10lb fish caught in the Station Pool.

Fishing on the Tyne
Thanks to Mr Rose, fishing on the 12 March, this lovely clean fish from Dilston.

Fishing on the Tyne
And again another fantastic fish, 24lb springer caught at Bywell by Jonathan Elkington of Chipchase Castle.

Fishing on the Tyne
Steve Wellard with a stunning 18lb fish, At Bywell.

Fishing on the Tyne
Otis Ferry with a 24lb springer caught at Bywell.