(Last updated: Sunday 27th July)
Like the rest of the UK the Tyne is currently suffering with very low water.
Hot sunny days and very low water makes for challenging salmon fishing conditions but despite this there are fresh fish in the river and persistent anglers matching their tactics to the conditions have had successes.
During the latest Kielder water release Denise Adams landed and carefully released a fresh 10lb salmon near Corbridge on fly only five minutes after an otter had surfaced just 10m away!
Two days beforehand Phil Adams had landed a fine fresh 8lb 4oz sea trout from the same stretch.
On Sunday during the same release George Webster landed a nice fresh 9lb salmon on fly from NERAC's water at Widehaugh below Hexham.
The following day Haughton Castle and Chesters had some sport sharing a salmon and 4 sea trout between them.
The extra water had dropped out by Tuesday making conditions more challenging but despite this Eltringham, who were hosting a Help for Heroes charity day, landed a sea trout and on the following day Gareth Jones landed a fresh sea trout from Dilston on a small Thunder and Lightening double. There were a good number of fish showing in the cloudy conditions in the morning when he landed the fish but they were more reluctant to show as the sun came out in the afternoon.
Bywell then landed two Salmon on the Thursday in the low water and blazing sunshine with temperatures around 28 degrees.
There are numbers of fish building up in the very bottom of the river and I'm told that the nets off the coast are landing large numbers of sea trout. Hopefully the rain will come sooner rather than later so that fish can run the river before conditions become too uncomfortable for them.
Please let me know of your Tyne angling adventures at firstname.lastname@example.org 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!!
There is a new Page for Fish Tyne.