The river comprises 2 & half miles of river with a fine mixture of long fast running powerful pools flowing into good tail runs along with one or two longer stretches of slower water which fish well during high water levels.
There are 12 main named pools and others during high water conditions. The pools are mainly fished from the bank and by wading.
The Bywell Beat is fished as a single beat with a maximum of 5 rods. There is one full time ghillie although extra ghillies can be organised for parties if desired. Although spinning is allowed in the early season or when river levels are very high, rods are encouraged to fish the fly. The Bywell pools lend themselves to flyfishing, 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.
Why you need to fish here
12 named pools Bywell consists of 2.5 miles of excellent fishing, some of which is double bank, with one Ghillie, and one hut.