(Last updated: Monday 18th August)
The Tyne has enjoyed water and fish this week with improved catches of both salmon and sea trout.
The main river, South Tyne and North Tyne have all had their moments with anglers finding fish throughout the system when water levels have been favourable.
Tom Holt who's party fished Dilston on the main river writes "I thought you might like this photo of Harry Egerton who caught this salmon on his 30th birthday. Concrete pool, 7pm, was boiling with running fish, moving/raising/touching fish on most casts although struggling to keep them on. Fly was a thin flashy red tube that accounted for 6 fish in the week. Beautiful fresh fish dripping in sealice'
A report from Haughton Castle on the main Tyne for Monday reads "We had a good day today, 5 Sea trout – best 8 1/2 lbs, 2 Salmon- -11 lbs and 6 lbs Jonathan Webster who was flooded off the main Tyne and took a last minute ticket on Fishpal and caught a Salmon and a Sea Trout – using Fishpal cleverly!"
Haughton Castle reported 18 sea trout and 8 salmon this week.
Also on the North Tyne, Chesters rods landed 13 salmon and on Chollerton Johnny Griffiths reports “Highlight of the week was Tuesday 12th, Miss Sian Crossland aged 12yrs Caught 2 Salmon 14lbs and 10lbs and lost another at the net - not bad or her first day ever fishing. All were caught on a Black bodied silver bladed Flying" C" Quite a few Sea Trout were hooked but not landed they just seemed to be coming short."
The North Tyne did carry some colour a times this week as the Rede rose after heavy showers in the area.
Amongst the improved South Tyne catches this week were numbers of sea trout including two for Ross Middleton and one for Mike Collier who followed that with 2 salmon from the main Tyne this morning. South Tyne
rods also landed some large salmon in the 20lb class. I was told of two anglers who believe they lost fish in the 30lb class
on the South Tyne this week with the beats around Fourstones all the way up past Haydon Bridge, Haltwhistle and to Lambley reporting fish.
NERAC rods also report good numbers of salmon and sea trout caught this week from their South Tyne and main river beats.
On the main river several large sea liced salmon were caught on fly below the Corbridge area including a 24lb and 20lb fish.
Bywell rods managed 21 salmon and 5 sea trout all on fly. Eltringham, Styford and the Warden beats around Watersmeet all produced fish. On Saturday Trevor Spence landed a 14lb sea liced fish on fly and his wife narrowly failed to make it a family double losing her salmon estimated at 10lbs at the net after a good fight. Finally bang up to date Neil Lobban landed an 11 lb sea liced salmon on fly this morning.
The EA report the upstream count for August up to approximately 10am on the 12th was 3,344 bring the total for the year to then to 13,632.
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 email@example.com 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 Morton.Heddell-Cowie@environmentagency.gov.uk
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!!
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