(Last updated: Friday 8th November)
In the latter half of October the high water levels made fishing difficult in some reaches although the Upriver beats enjoyed some good sport. Those fishing below the dam at Riding Mill caught some good fish,
at Bywell Edd Robbins had 6 fish to 18lb, David Graham landed 2 fish to20lb and Tom Robinson caught a 22lb salmon.
Opposite Bywell, G Fenwick caught 2 fish of 12 and 15lb, T Sullivan had 4 salmon to 15lb, C Dent landed an 18lb fish and P Collins produced 2 salmon to16lb.
There were some large salmon about, at the Waters Meet, Juliet Price age 11 ably assisted by her father Cris was hooked in to a leviathan for a long time, the fish kept returning to the taking place before it parted company, the fish never showed.
The season came late for the upper reaches of the Tynes, however some excellent sport was found in the Upper South Tyne and to a lesser extent in the Upper North Tyne.
The Fish counter recorded over 31,000 fish and whilst large numbers of fish were seen on the move at Hexham this activity was not always reflected in the rod catches.
© A Pollard
The count for October 4,500 plus bringing the total count to 31,200
The Mayor of Gateshead's Charity Competition was great success with 48 participating anglers raising £700.00 pounds for the Tyne Rivers Trust. The event was won by Phil Green from Consett with 8 trout for 21lb 2ozs. Andy Kirsopp landed the largest fish a rainbow trout of 6lb 6ozs.