For more detail - see BOOK DAYS below
2 miles of beautiful and private fishing. Whilst most of the beat is double bank the estate does not permit fishing from the south bank. Private ghillies are available. The beat does not offer rod sharing to syndicate members or to day rods. Fishing rules apply on the beat and also on the rotation of the pools.
No fishing before 9am or after 6pm except by prior arrangement.
This beat is situated between Bywell
and Corbridge on the River Tyne.
The fishing at Styford has been
enjoyed by the same family for over
100 years. In 1922 a 42 1/2lb salmon
was caught on a Silver Wilkinson fly
after an four hour battle. It remains
the record fish for the beat and one of
the largest ever caught on the river. You can see a photograph of a cast
of the fish using this page
Although all fishing is accessed from
the North bank most of the beat is
double banked. Access is via private
estate tracks passing through
parkland and arable fields.
The fishing is suitable for all ages
and all abilities. A plan of some of the
pools can be accessed by clicking the fishery map link in the next column.
Salmon are caught throughout the
year with February, March and April seeing
some good catches in recent years.
Fishing is restricted to fly although
spinners are allowed in high water
conditions. Chest wading experience
is preferable but not essential. It is
strongly recommended that a wading
pole and buoyancy device are used
at all times when wading.
The fishing has benefited from a
programme of riverbank
improvements implemented over the
last 10 years. 2011
and 2012 saw successive record
The fishing hut is adjacent to the
parking area and ideal for picnics and catering can arranged through the Styford Estate. COVID-19 The Fishing Hut is open but must be wiped clean following use with the provided disinfectant. There are several excellent pubs,
hotels and restaurants in the
immediate vicinity and these can also be booked through the Styford Estate. Styford is within
30 minutes of both Newcastle train
station and airport.
|Review Type||Score by %||Star rating|
|Banks & Paths||75%||★★★★|
|Value for money||70%||★★★★|
|Overall (based on 23 reviews)||77%||★★★★|
Salmon & GrilseLast Week: - Largest: lbs
Sea TroutLast Week:
Wild TroutLast Week: