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: Sunday 2nd November)

The last week of the 2014 season finished with Lambley breaking their biggest fish record and the North and South Tynes full of fish but frustratingly hard to catch.
The Kielder release water dropped out of the system but rises from both North and South Tynes meant that fish were running hard through many main river beats although Bywell, Styford and Dilston rods did manage to pick up a few fish. High winds made angling difficult with leaves a problem on a couple of days but Chesters and Haughton Castle also recorded salmon on the North Tyne and Chollerton a sea trout. With water from the Rede raising levels many fish were running hard on the North Tyne too and very hard to intercept although rods higher up in the Bellingham area did enjoy some good sport.
Top Fishtyne beat of the week however was Lambley at the top end of the South Tyne. Many anglers have reported very large numbers of fish in the area around Haltwhistle and Alston in the last weeks of the season and Jim Slasor writes of their record fish this week:-
"The fish was caught by guest Mike McCaffrey from Powys on size 8 Irish pattern orange ally shrimp in Birches run. The fish was videoed and measured at 39" which equates to 25lbs 6oz on the sturdy scale - a coloured cock which was returned. We had 18 fish in the last 2weeks. Next season we are offering free fishing to guests booking & staying in accommodation up to June 30th - we have recorded salmon as early as may 10th".
EA brood stock collection will begin this week and there should be plenty of fish for this if levels are helpful.
Although angling has been frustrating at times this season due to the same low water conditions suffered across the country, a head of fish should have made it to the spawning redds and will hopefully ensure healthy runs of fish for the future.

I will be compiling a brief season review over the next week or so - please send any reports or thoughts you would like included to or contact me on 07751644599.
Many thanks and best wishes to everyone for the close season

Beat catches reported
(week ending 16th November)
SALMON & GRILSE: None reported
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
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.

Fishing on the Tyne
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.