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: Thursday 23rd October)

After last weeks long list of action this week has proved a little quieter but some good fishing has still been enjoyed.
The system was at a good height for the main Tyne at the start of the week and most beats around Bywell, Corbridge, Hexham and the lower North Tyne caught fish during the first half of the week.
Amongst the fish were Ian Colqhoun with a salmon on fly from Corbridge, Phil Gordon with a fresh fish from Riding Mill on fly, and Audrey Spence with a 17lb salmon on spinner from the same stretch. On the same day Chesters rods on the lower North Tyne enjoyed 6 fish including a 21lb salmon. Ken Milner landed and returned an 8lb salmon on spinner and Ross Middleton landed and released a fish estimated at 20lbs on a single handed fly rod at Widehaugh on the main Tyne. Paul Venner landed two salmon on fly both of which were fresh and Aidan McGinnity fishing the Northumberland Anglers Federation waters landed and returned an 11lb hen fish on a Cascade tube fly.
As levels fell away, Bywell rods had a good day with 9 salmon landed on Tuesday and 5 the following day.
Rises from the South Tyne lifted levels towards the end of the week and catches dropped as fish ran hard through the main Tyne beats on perfect looking water which was very frustrating for many anglers - yours truly included!
One angler with a day to remember on Saturday though, was Dave Gordon from South Yorkshire who after many years of trying, hooked and landed his first salmon on the fly. The fish was estimated at 14lbs. It was slightly coloured, carefully photographed and returned by a very chuffed Dave. The fish was netted by his brother to a huge sigh of relief from onlookers - a tense moment indeed and thank goodness it wasn't "lost at the net"!
In the last two days and on the recent lift of water, large numbers of fish, some fresh and some of them big, have been reported ascending Hexham weir so fingers crossed that as levels settle the fishing will improve again.

The EA report that up until 10 am on the 16th October 4,970 fish had been counted moving upstream through the pass at Riding Mill during October, making a total for the year to then of 28,721.
Please 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 19th October)
SALMON & GRILSE: Eltringham 3, Bywell 26, Styford 12, Dilston 2, Tyne Waters Meet 2, Warden Fishing 9, Chollerton 3, Haughton Castle 10, Chipchase - Riverhill 2, Chesters 11, Lambley Estate 3.
Total: 83 Largest: Chesters 21lbs
SEA TROUT: Bywell 2, Dilston 3, Tyne Waters Meet 1, Chollerton 1, Haughton Castle 2, Chipchase - Riverhill 1.
Total: 10 Largest: Dilston & Haughton Castle 6lbs
TROUT: None reported

Season so far

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

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.