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 28th September)

We are still waiting for rain and a drop in temperatures to really get things going but persistent anglers have enjoyed a few more fish this week particularly around waters meet and the middle and lower main river. Low water levels and no Kielder release have left levels very low for the time of year but rods at Bywell and one or two other main Tyne beats have refused to be defeated despite the difficult conditions and some fresher fish have been landed.
Bywell have landed 22 salmon this week with roughly half of them fresher fish and the other half, fish that have probably spent some time in the estuary and have come into the main river already starting to colour up. The more coloured fish have been proving much harder to tempt.
Successful rods this week include Ian Walker who landed 3 salmon with the largest at 23lbs.
David Graham landed 3 salmon to 13lbs, Peter Joyce had 2 fish to 14lbs and Brigadier Hurrell had 2 salmon to 11lbs.
Special mention must go to David Dearman , a gentleman in his mid eighties who refused to be defeated by the difficult conditions towards the end of the week and whose determination was rewarded with a well deserved 10lb salmon. A lesson to us all!
Successful tactics have been faster tips on floating lines and targeting the faster more oxygenated water. Tubes or dressed double versions of amongst others the Calvin Shrimp, Tyne Touchan and Park Shrimp have caught fish this week.

The EA counter at Riding Mill had counted 3,912 upstream movements for the first 23 days of September by which time the total for the year stood at 21,398.
Thank you to everyone who has sent in details of catches - it is very much appreciated. Please continue to 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,
Neil Lobban

Beat catches reported
(week ending 28th September)
SALMON & GRILSE: Bywell 22, Styford 2, Dilston 2, Tyne Waters Meet 4, Warden Fishing 7, Chollerton 1.
Total: 38 Largest: Bywell 23lbs
SEA TROUT: Dilston 1, Warden Fishing 1, Chollerton 1.
Total: 3 Largest: Chollerton 6lbs
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.

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.