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(Last updated: Thursday 14th February)
The first fish I am aware of has been reported today from Styford from the fish pass pool. The successful angler was Cliff Dent and the fish was reported at 10lbs. The conditions have improved over the last few days with the higher water dropping away and temperatures rising.
The Tyne 2019 salmon season starts on Friday February 1st and with the North East Drift nets removed for salmon fishing anglers will be hopeful of seeing increased numbers of fish in the river over the coming
The weather and water conditions have not been too extreme in terms of very cold or high water recently so it may be possible that a few fish will have ventured beyond Riding Mill by now but the favourite spots for a Spring fish will remain below the fish pass.
Bywell, Styford, the Northumberland Anglers Federation beats and Wylam will all be likely spots for the first fish of the season.
Anglers should be aware that any fish caught and returned will remain in the river for many months before spawning and treat them with the utmost care when returning them, keeping fish in the water at all times and handling them as little as possible.
Please send reports and/or photographs of fish caught to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me on 07751644599 -
reports are gratefully received and make this page a much better read for all.
Early season Speycasting lessons can also be booked at the same e-mail address.
PLEASE NOTE - The Environment Agency is asking anglers to send in a few scales from the fish that they catch. The scales contain information that can be described as a biography of a fish's life history and growth rates and by examining the scales under magnification we can infer the age of the fish. The age data that is collected from scales adds detail to the fish counter data.
Full report to follow shortly for the first few months of the season.