Caledonia Fly Co


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This week so far

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Last week

(Last updated: Monday 18th April)

Catches have been more spread recently with fish reported from Wylam to Chollerton on the North Tyne. Rains resulting in high water this week and last left the river carrying some colour with several days affected but fish have been landed recently at Hexham below the bridge and others spotted and encountered above.
Last week included a first ever salmon on his first visit to the Tyne for NERAC rod John Young on Friday who's 11 lb fish took a Gold Bodied Willie Gunn tube. I was lucky enough to land a beautifully fresh 14lb fish from the lower North Tyne yesterday on an orange flamethrower dressed on a salar double fished on a floating line and fast sink tip.
Earlier in the month John Ellicock got his Tyne season off to a fine start landing a 9lb springer on fly from below Corbridge on a Willie Gunn tube fly and 3 other fish were lost in the following days in this area.
At Widehaugh NERAC rod George Webster landed the first fish off their waters on Monday with a spanking 16 lber minutes after losing another fish from the same lie. The fish took a cone-headed Cascade in falling water and was carefully returned. See the picture of George's fish at this page
Last week fish were seen moving at Chesters and a fish was lost after a brief tussle. As word spread, just upstream above Chollerford on Chollerton's water, gillie Johnny Griffiths also saw fish moving and again had a brief tussle before parting company with a good sized springer. A very large fish was also lost by a female angler last week below Corbridge as tales of woe continued with what might have been.............
Catches at Bywell and Styford have continued and fish seem to be ascending the pass more readily in the lower flows and slightly warmer water.
One section of the counter was damaged in the recent floods so the counter is not recording all upstream movements because it is only working on 3 out of 4 channels, but estimates for March are between 43 and 74 fish. Up until 13th a further 17 counts had been recorded for April on the 3 working channels of the counter.
The new pass at Hexham bridge is now operational and it will be interesting to see how effective it is in allowing fish easier passage above Hexham. The fish spotted and lost in Chesters and Chollerton obviously managed it but whether they used the new pass or not I can't say!
Please send reports of fish caught to neil@tyneflyfishing.co.uk or contact me on 07751644599.
PLEASE NOTE - The Environment Agency is asking anglers to send in a few scales from the fish that they catch including kelts. The scales contain information that can be 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 morton.heddell-cowie@environment-agency.gov.uk.
* An example of the feedback I received from the EA scale readings for one fish this year is on the prospects page - I think it makes an interesting read!
Please send any reports, pictures or thoughts you would like included on your Tyne fishing to neil@tyneflyfishing.co.uk or contact me on 07751644599 - reports are gratefully received and make this page a much better read for all.
If anyone would like to brush up their casting with Speycasting lessons from an AAPGAI Advanced instructor or guided fishing for this year I can be reached as above.
Tight lines,
Neil Lobban



Beat catches reported
(week ending 1st May)
SALMON & GRILSE: Bywell 2, Styford 3.
Total: 5 Largest: Bywell 18lbs
SEA TROUT: None reported
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
Harry McVeigh's cracking salmon from the Tyne in the second week of September.

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.