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Dilston

Fishery

The beat was made famous by A H Chaytor who fished it with great success at the beginning of the 20th century.

Chaytor's experiences here formed the basis for his salmon fishing classic, "Letters to a Salmon Fisher's Sons".

The beat is over two and a half miles of the main river. It is just over 3 miles upstream of Bywell and is very good salmon holding water. There is good fly water throughout, commencing with some excellent runs at the upstream, western limit. Spinning can also be worthwhile on some of the deeper slower stretches.

There is a well-appointed fishing hut at the car parking area next to the productive Widehaugh Pool and an outdoor picnic area with tables and BBQ .

With good quality water throughout the beat, there are excellent opportunities for the angler at varying water heights.

The beat is dissected into upper and lower halves by the Devil's Water where it flows into the main river.

The upper half of the beat, upstream from the Devil's Water to the western limit, fishes most consistently, but there are excellent opportunities at the lower half downstream from the Devil's Water to the bridge at Corbridge particularly in higher water.

The wading is good but anglers are advised to wear a life jacket and the use of a wading stick is essential.

CATCH & RELEASE IS NOW MANDATORY FOR SALMON

(Sea Trout may be kept)

The full beat, for up to 6 rods, is available to the visiting angler on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday throughout the season.

The upper half (from the upstream western limit to Devil's Water Stream) will be available on Saturdays and will be restricted to 4 rods on that day.

Visiting rods will have exclusive access to the beat from 8.30 am until 5.30pm in the evening at which point they may be joined by members of Corbridge Anglers.

COVID-19 - PLEASE REFER TO THE FISHPAL SECTION REGARDING FISHING AND CORONAVIRUS REGULATIONS (listed under 'Latest Info')

Ghillies/Guides can be booked by calling Jim Harvey on 07748 356078. These are local Ghillies with many years' experience of the beat. During September and October we will meet rods on the beat from 8.30am to advise on the pools and tackle to use.

Banks
2.5m RB
Max rods/permits
6
Price range
£30.00 - £90.00

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Hut

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Facilities & information

Facility

Sunday fishing

Hut

Fish

Sea trout

Atlantic salmon

Wild trout

Arrival information and directions

Catches

Atlantic salmon
Last 7 days: 0 (Largest: 0lbs)

'17 '18 '19 '20 '21 Avg '22
Jan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feb 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 0 0 2 0 0 0.4 0
Apr 1 1 1 0 1 0.8 0
May 2 3 3 3 1 2.4 0
Jun 6 3 9 7 1 5.2 0
Jul 29 7 7 17 0 12 0
Aug 13 20 12 16 10 14.2 0
Sep 19 40 22 40 9 26 0
Oct 15 22 20 20 7 16.8 0
Nov 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 85 96 76 103 29 77.8 0

Sea trout
Last 7 days: 0 (Largest: 0lbs)

'17 '18 '19 '20 '21 Avg '22
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 2 0 0 0 1 0.6 0
Jun 6 8 6 4 1 5 0
Jul 30 17 20 33 2 20.4 0
Aug 23 18 9 5 8 12.6 0
Sep 16 11 7 4 1 7.8 0
Oct 8 12 4 3 7 6.8 0
Nov 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 85 66 46 49 20 53.2 0

River Level

Since the 11th of November, SEPA's hydrology information systems have been impacted as an external supplier experienced an IT security issue. Most of their water level data is available, however there are some sites where we are unable to publish data.
Station name River height Status Last Updated
Tyne at Corbridge 1 ft 1 in Steady 18th Jan 22 - 5:45 PM
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