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Overview

The Bywell beat on the River Tyne runs directly through Allendale Estate, the stunning 2.5 miles long beat, some of which is double bank. There are 15 named pools which are fished from the bank and by wading. ​

The Bywell Beat allows a maximum of 5 rods. There will be a full-time ghillie from Monday - Friday, although extra instructors can be organised for parties if desired.

Although spinning is allowed in certain pools or when river levels are high, rods are encouraged to fish the fly. The Bywell pools lend themselves to fly fishing, and the bulk of the fish caught each year are caught on a fly. ​

Through the excellent work of both the Environment Agency and the Tyne Rivers Trust, the Tyne System is constantly improving in regards to both the quality of the water and the spawning habitats. This has lead to considerable migratory runs of Salmon, Grilse and Sea Trout which have been impressive in both quality and quantity.

Millers Hut is their main fishing hut located just outside the village of Bywell. Nestled on the banks of the River Tyne, the hut offers a stunning view looking out over Millers Pool, and is the perfect place to relax and unwind at lunch, or when you need a rest. The hut is tastefully decorated and well-equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. It comprises a cosy seating and kitchen area with a wood burner for those chilly days, a fully equipped kitchen, and facilities a stones throw away.  ​

Features:

  • There is a car park adjacent to the hut where you can park your car and a portaloo in the car park which is serviced every week. 
  • The hut has a wood burner that you can use to keep warm on those cold days. Logs are provided for your use.
  • There is a small cooler/ fridge in the hut where you can store your food and drinks.
  • The hut is equipped with crockery and cutlery, so you don't need to bring your own.
  • The hut has a kettle and refreshments, so you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee when you arrive, at lunch and at the end of the day! 

SALMON EQUIPMENT:

Rod: A  standard 13- to 15-foot rod is suitable for most conditions in the lower to middle river. The structural splendour of Bywell invites anglers to try a variety of tactics. They recommend 13'4 -13'6ft / 8-weight rods up to 14ft / 9-weight for most water conditions. Certain pools, low water conditions as well as Sea Trout fishing will ask for a more tactical approach with 11'3 -12'6ft / 7/8/9-weight short Spey/Switch rods as well as 9'5ft-10ft / 7/8-weight single-handed rods.

Line: Floating lines with a variety of tips will cover most of the river. A standard multi-tip scandi-style shooting head like RIO’s Scandi Short as well as Nextcasts Zone heads and tips. A successful line for Spring fishing is an intermediate/Sink II tip, as well as a Float S3/ S5 tip. Summer fishing will ask for full floaters or float-intermediate tip lines. A float and intermediate body plus a variety of tips should sort you out for most fishing conditions. 

Flies: Smaller flies are generally better for warm, low water, while larger flies are better for higher, colder water. Brighter flies are often more effective in stained water. Popular patterns include the Calvin Shrimp, Copper Bodied Red Ally, Cascade, Stoats Tails, and tubes such as Gold Wille Gunn and Temple Dogs (Especially in the spring) Get creative in the summer: Sunray Shadows should be in every fly box and if you feel extra cheeky, try a hitch fly in the summer for both Sea Trout and Salmon. 

SEA TROUT EQUIPMENT:

Rod: A shorter rod in the AFTM 7/8 range is preferred for sea trout. If you are new to sea trout fishing but have experience with stillwater trout, your current rod may be suitable.

Line: A floating line with a variety of sink tips is usually sufficient. Modern Single handed spey tapers have gone a long way. 

Flies: Highly visible flies with yellow and orange are essential, especially in peat-stained water. Jungle Cock is a useful addition. Silver and blue flies, such as the Medicine or Teal Blue and Silver, and Silver Stoats Tail are also effective. Riffle Hitch and similar surface flies can be productive in warm water.

Bywell Salmon Fishing is looking forward to welcoming you, tight lines!


Why you need to fish here

Bywell is one of the most productive spring beat on the Tyne. Statistical evidence suggests that the majority of the fish arrive later in the season, marking July onwards the prime season for quality and quantity, but the unique setup just below the fish pass, which acts as a temporary barrier and resting spot for the fish, has produced exceptional early spring fishing throughout the years. Springer fishing, in the UK, only a few hours away from London by train? Look no further. Iconic pools, like the Bridge Pool, Fish Pass or Meg`s Mill are exceptional fly waters and the first stacked array of structure in pool form after the tidal area. Fish that acclimatise in transition from sea to river occupy the beat early on. The season runs from the 1st of February all the way through the 31st of October. 

Banks
2.5 DB
Max rods/permits
5
Ghillies
1
5 year average
81.6

Catches

Atlantic salmon

Last 7 days: 2 (Largest: 13lbs)
'19 '20 '21 '22 '23 Avg '24
Jan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feb 1 0 0 1 0 0.4 2
Mar 7 2 2 3 2 3.2 0
Apr 3 0 4 6 3 3.2 0
May 11 14 0 2 1 5.6 0
Jun 9 22 7 1 10 9.8 0
Jul 11 14 18 7 7 11.4 0
Aug 24 33 22 16 2 19.4 0
Sep 18 10 29 38 2 19.4 0
Oct 11 4 3 27 1 9.2 0
Nov 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 95 99 85 101 28 81.6 2

Sea trout

Last 7 days: 0 (Largest: 0lbs)
'19 '20 '21 '22 '23 Avg '24
Jan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feb 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Apr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
May 0 0 1 1 1 0.6 0
Jun 5 3 3 1 1 2.6 0
Jul 1 5 2 1 11 4 0
Aug 2 3 2 1 2 2 0
Sep 1 8 4 9 0 4.4 0
Oct 4 4 0 2 0 2 0
Nov 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 13 23 12 15 15 15.6 0

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