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 20th July)

Hello and welcome to my new reports page where I will be building on Aidan's good work to continue to bring you news of all things river Tyne.
Please bear in mind that the quality of this page relies on your help so please e-mail all your stories and pictures to or ring 07751644599 - if I don't hear about it I can't report it and the more information the more we all benefit!

On to the fishing:- there have been a good number of fish running the river - many of these are sea trout. The EA report the upstream count for July up to Tuesday 15th July was 3,013 making a total for the year to then of 7,508. This continues to builds on the excellent numbers which resulted in the 4th best run in recent records for the period Jan - end of June this year.
Conditions for fishing however have been challenging with the week beginning with low water and bright skies. Anglers concentrating on streamy water or fishing tails of pools very early and late were still managing to contact a fish or two. There was a Kielder release on Monday 14th of 9.3 cumecs which lifted levels to a nicer fishing height on Tuesday. Ross Middleton took advantage landing a nice sea trout at Widehaugh on the main river during the day on Tuesday.
On Bywell Mr Wardle landed a 12lb salmon on the Saturday and Mr Williams landed a sea trout and a salmon on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Other sea trout were reported from Haughton Castle, Dilston and Chesters.
A rod fishing Chesters on Wednesday writes “Just to let you know I fished Chesters on Wednesday on the Tyne. The grilse are running I managed to land 1 about 3 1/2lb and lost 4 others all very fresh. Plenty of seatrout moving in the dark at 1.30am up river with Kielder water running”.
Neil Lobban landed a salmon and lost another as the water dropped out of the main river early on Friday morning. Several grilse were also seen near Corbridge.
On the river today although there was Kielder water and a very small rise from the South Tyne fewer fish were seen.

Axwell Park & Derwent Valley Angling Association are holding their annual open day on Sunday 27th July 10-3pm at Rowlands Gill Park.

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,
Neil Lobban

Beat catches reported
(week ending 20th July)
SALMON & GRILSE: Bywell 1, Chipchase 4, Chesters 2.
Total: 7 Largest: Chipchase 13lbs
SEA TROUT: Bywell 1, Dilston 1, Haughton Castle 2, Chipchase 5, Chesters 2.
Total: 11 Largest: Chipchase 11lbs
TROUT: None reported

Season so far

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

March, Beat Bywell and Styford has the lions share of the catches and some great fresh fish as well.

April, fish started to move above the fish pass and Dislton picked away, Chesters faired well.

May, the North Tyne beats have had cracking sport, Chesters, Haughton castle,

June started very well, will all beats catching fish. As at anytime of the year some beats did better than other. Countess Park
had some great fishing and great sport.
The last couple of weeks have not faired as well, due to high temperatures, no rain and no real Kielder release.
However some lovely fish have been caught but out of office fishing hours of 9am-5pm, i.e. 4-9am!!

There is a new Page for Fish Tyne.

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.

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

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

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

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Johnny Griffith on Chollerton about to land a salmon.

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

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

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Trevor Spence with his large fresh Styford spring salmon.

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Craig Lowes with another fine Styford springer.

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A spring salmon at Eltringham, a nice 16lb.

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

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

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

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Steve Wellard with a stunning 18lb fish, At Bywell.

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Otis Ferry with a 24lb springer caught at Bywell.