TAS FISHING CLOSURE

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 OUR FISHING IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WE HAVE TO FALL IN LINE WITH ADVICE FROM GOVERNMENT AND ANGLING TRUST ETC. SHOULD THINGS CHANGE IN THE NEAR FUTURE A NOTICE WILL APPPEAR ON THIS BLOG

STAY SAFE AND HOPEFULLY WE’LL BE FISHING AGAIN SOON.

LATEST UPDATE ON CATCHES WE HAVE NOW CAUGHT 5 SPRING SALMON.

SIZES 9LB, 9LB, 11LB, 9LB AND 8LB.

TWO MORE SPRING FISH FOR TAS

P Hogg's salmonHarvey's 8lber

Above: Paddy Hogg ready to return his 11lb salmon caught on Tyneside Anglers Syndicate Whiteadder fishing.

Below: Harvey Marchbank’s 8lb salmon caught on a Verminator

16/03/20

Despite the inclement weather of late, Tyneside Anglers Syndicate members have caught three spring salmon off the their Whiteadder fishing. As per previous post when the first fish was reported on 3rd March. Paddy Hogg returned a gleaning 11lb salmon caught in a high water on a spinner on 14th March. The fish went back and swam away strongly.

On Monday 16th March, Harvey Marchbank caught an 8lb springer on a Verminator fly and he had the whole near 3 mile beat to himself.

While rivers like the Tyne are struggling to come into any decent order, the Whiteadder has shown it can produce sport even around two feet plus.

The improved weather conditions this week should see Tyne fall in to some kind of decent conditions. This should give anglers a much better chance of catching a spring fish.

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FIRST TAS SALMON OF 2020

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Tuesday 3rd March saw Tyneside Anglers Syndicate’s first salmon of the season caught on the River Whiteadder. The 9lb gleaming springer was caught by Paul Neate of Edington on a Cascade. Paul was fishing a quite high river at 2 feet 2 inches on the gauge. The river was at a steady height  and running clean. The fish was photographed in the net before being carefully returned. The fish was kept in the river at all times before release.

With a more settled weather forecast there is definitely the chance of others being caught.

The main Tyne is also beginning to fall in after some massive spates. Hopefully members will locate salmon on our lower Tyne beats.

We are still welcoming new members and we take anglers from out of our region without any financial penalties. Our subscription of £295 is the same for everyone.

Interested anglers contact davecarrickryton@hotmail.com or tel 0191 4133789.

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UPDATED  25/02/20

latest news- Storm Ciara and Dennis certainly washed out any prospects of February salmon on our local rivers. Once the weather settles down members can expect sport on the Whiteadder and hopefully our lower main Tyne beats.

Levels have been too high even when a settled spell of weather has been with us albeit for odd days.

The excellent streams and glides on our Whiteadder beats offer the chance of beautiful spring fish on the fly.

Our lower main Tyne beats can also produce spring fish with Wylam offering the better fly fishing prospects subject to lower flows.

Bywell/ Merryshields Beat will have to drop considerably for any possible wading. Fly fishing from the bank is limited in higher flows. Spinning at present is the best approach.

I would advise members to bring spinning gear until levels settle down. The Bywell beat offers large areas where spring salmon can hold up. It is always worth a cast when levels are sensible. There are plenty quiet areas where fish can tuck in. Watch this blog for further updates as conditions improve.

 

LATE CATCHES NEWS

Our Redesdale Lake has produced some nice winter sport. Bill Reay has fished regularly and is averaging seven fish per visit. His best one to date was a 4lb plus rainbow. Hilary Drury caught a cracking 4lb brown trout.

In one of our later catch returns one of our local TAS members reported catching over 20 salmon to 18lb 7oz and 7 sea-trout to 6lb for the 2019 season. Right place right time!

Another interesting catch was by Dave Carne fishing our South Tyne beat at Bardon Mill. He caught a 17lb hen salmon which he returned on 26th September. The fish had a large distinctive black spot on one of the gill covers. He then caught the same fish again on 3rd October.

TYNESIDE ANGLERS SYNDICATE is still taking new members and those who wish to rejoin. Contact davecarrickryton@hotmail.com  for details.

LOVELY REDESDALE

Pics below are all from the River Rede and all from the lower part of our fishing. There are many lovely pools and streams in this area. The mid to upper section of our fishing has many good holding pools for salmon and sea-trout. Some 3.5 miles of excellent water offering a superb environment in which to fish.

Wild brown trout to over 3lb have been caught in recent seasons as well as salmon to just under 20lb and sea-trout to around 8lb.

Tyneside Anglers Syndicate is welcoming new members for the forthcoming 2020 season. We offer some very good fishing on prime Northern rivers which include: Tyne and its tributaries, Coquet, Wear, Whiteadder and Ettrick.

For the price of a single day on rivers like Tweed, we offer a full season which stretches from 1st February until 30th November with trout fishing available all year round. Each season members catch some fine salmon, sea-trout, brown trout and Grayling. During 2019 salmon to 20lb have been caught as well as sea-trout to over 9lb, wild brown trout to 4lb and grayling to 4lb.

Returns are still coming in so there may be larger fish reported. Several of our members caught multiple salmon and sea-trout during their 2019 outings. Another 20lb salmon was reported in late November. These catches were spread over spring, summer and autumn visits to our waters.

Our waters are not heavily fished and are situated in superb surroundings with plenty good fly water. Fishing areas such as the main Tyne, Rede, North Tyne and South Tyne, anglers often remark that they had the water to themselves. Parking on our beats is also very good and many of our members make friends with new additions to our ranks.

We offer some very good and varied trout fishing for wild brown trout; as well as two stocked lakes and a further two wild lakes. The stocked lakes are open all year round at no further cost. Rainbow trout to over 5lb were caught in 2019 and grown on brown trout approaching this size have also been caught and released.

We will be operating a boat on our Coquetdale lake during the New Year, which will open up unfished areas of this super private lake.

Our main wild brown trout fishing is on the River Rede with access over four private farms with one bank covering well over 3.5 miles of enticing varied fishing. The fishing on offer, will please most trout anglers who love to fish for native wild brown trout. During 2019 our keen brown trout members caught some superb fish with a good number over 2lb. Catches approaching and even over 20 fish in a visit were reported. The potential of our wild brown trout fishing is far from being reached and most of our fishing offers interesting brown trout fishing..

As catch returns come in more multiple catches have been reported.  One member caught three salmon of 13lb, 12lb and 10lb on our Page Bank Beat in the middle reaches of the River Wear.

Down at Low Grange also on the River Wear another member caught five sea-trout in a day.

We are opening up more of our Bywell Quarry beat before the new season. This beat in the past produced some really good catches.

Watch this blog for future pics of some of our waters. Throughout the 2020 season there will be regular updates concerning fishing and prospects etc to help visiting and local anglers alike. This will include reports on salmon, trout and sea-trout  prospects etc. These reports will help anglers who live out of the region to visit when chances are much better. Please mention this website to any anglers looking to fish in our region.

Cost of membership is £295.

Interested anglers can email davecarrickryton@hotmail.com for further details.

SOME OF OUR LATE SEASON SPORT

Just a snippet of some of our latest catches. They include salmon of 4lb 8oz, 5lb, 5lb, 5lb and 6lb for David Carrick caught on an Orange Shrimp Fly pattern. Ian Nicholson landed a 10lb salmon and a 5lb grilse on a toucan. He followed this with a 6lb sea-trout caught on the same fly.

On another visit David Carrick caught an 11lb salmon and an 8lb sea-trout. John Armstrong landed a 5lb grilse on as Shrimp Fly. Gary Cruickshank reports salmon of 13lb, 14lb and 14lb spinning. All of these fish were caught on TAS Coquet fishing. Gary Cruickshank also landed a fresh run 10lb salmon off TAS Rede fishing.

Bill Grant caught salmon of 9lb, 9lb and 13lb off TAS South Tyne beat all on fly. Fish have been caught on a number of our beats.

Would members who have not reported catches please do so at their convenience.

A reminder that our fishing continues on our Tweed based waters on the Whiteadder, Ettrick and Tweed during November.

Don’t forget to try our stillwaters which remain open all winter. Stocking will take place.

WATER EVERYWHERE

Since our last post we have been swamped by spates and high flows. This has brought fish into the rivers and they have been running hard at times. All of our beats have produced fish of late.

Spinning has been the order of the day when local rivers were too high for the fly. Once they fall and clear a bit fly has been successful. Our South and North Tyne beats have produced salmon of late mainly grilse plus some good sea-trout in the 5lb class.

The Wear beats have also produced catches of sea-trout and also grilse and odd salmon.

Our Scottish waters have produced salmon into double figures as well as grilse and some sea-trout.

We will be stocking our Redesdale Lake in the near future so watch out for some good later autumn and early winter trout fishing.

The message is to get out fishing but remember that the Tweed system is FLY ONLY until the end of the season on 30th November.

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A GLIMPSE OF SOME OF OUR CATCHES

In recent weeks we have had some fine catches on some of our waters. There will be others from other beats that have not been reported yet.

Anglers out when river levels were falling after spates have caught some cracking fish- several beauties fresh off the tide! Here goes : out on the Border Esk one of our members had five sea-trout in a visit to 3 lb 8 oz plus a grilse of 4 lb. Another member caught a 12 lb salmon while his guest caught a 4 lb sea-trout. Lots of fine brown trout were also caught up to 2lb plus. We have even had grayling up to 3lb.

Out on the Rede a visiting member caught a cracking 2 lb wild brown trout amongst many others. Regular Rede brown trout anglers have caught some lovely fish with some rods catching well into double figures on some of their visits.

From our North Tyne fishing anglers have caught salmon of 18lb, 18lb, 15lb, 14lb, 10lb, 10lb, 9.5lb, 9lb, , 8 lb. Sea-trout of 5 lb, 5lb, 5 lb, 4 lb, 3lb have also been landed recently.

One of our new members caught a 14lb salmon off the North Tyne a bar of silver.

On the South Tyne salmon of 10lb, 10lb and sea-trout of 5 lb ,5lb and 4 lb have also been caught.

The message is to get out fishing. When there is plenty of water make sure you have a spinning rod with you. When flows are low small salmon flies will do the trick.

Don’t forget the Whiteadder and Ettrick in November they are well worth a visit.

Our trout lakes  are open all year round so give them a visit. They have some super fish in them but they are waters that require skill and thought to catch on a regular basis. Watch out for some restocking. These events may take you by surprise and don’t fish too light!

Members who have caught fish and not reported them please do so.

SEPTEMBER UPDATE

The Ridley Stokoe Picnic Site is now available for parking. The gate is about 75 metres  past the farm entrance on the right hand side of the main road. A combination lock has been installed and vehicles can be parked there now. There is a semblance of a path down to our boundary.

Members wanting this combination number should either call me or email davecarrickryton@hotmail.com

There has been vast amounts of water through the upper North Tyne from Kielder releases of late. When these lessen, sport should be good.  WADING HAS BEEN ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE WHEN RELEASES WERE ABOVE 11 CUMECS. This has been the case on most North Tyne beats. I am afraid anglers get little consideration these days!

There are fish about and it is a case of getting out on the rivers and adapting to the conditions. Carrying a spinning rod is a good idea when levels are high and or coloured.

Some very good brown trout have been caught on the Rede some over 2lb.

Please report your catches to me by email as above.

RAINFALL BOOSTS FISH RUNS

The abundant rainfall has improved the salmon and sea-trout fishing prospects. Tyne and other local rivers have all had loads of water. Kielder releases have not been kind to our upper North Tyne beats with releases as big as 25 cumecs. This makes fishing uncomfortable especially for the fly angler. When more sensible levels prevail there should be fish to be caught there.

The Border Esk has produced sport with salmon to 12lb caught and sea-trout to over 4lb. Again big spates put rods off. The Esk can fish when many anglers would turn round and go home. Fly fishing is often out of the question but a spate in the early morning can sometimes mean even fly fishing by late afternoon. Several of our rods have missed out on good opportunities and rods have not been fished.

Some very good sea-trout have been caught on our North and South Tyne beats to over 7 lb. The Wear beats have also had fish.

The Chollerford upper areas have been badly affected by the high spates which has left much driftwood in the bushes and trees on the bankside. Wading the river can get away from this problem but at 25 cumecs it is too high a flow. Spinning is the best bet when conditions are very high.

We have had some very good wild brown trout of late several over 2lb from the Border Esk and Rede.

Reports coming in from the Whiteadder indicate a good grilse run and this has been reported from other rivers.

Now is the time to get out fishing but come prepared for the conditions. While most of us want to fly fish there are times when a spinning rod is a must.

Enjoy your fishing.

WATER EVERYWHERE

12th August 2019

We have huge spates in all of our rivers as I write this report. Fishing is flooded off for the immediate future but once the levels fall and clear; there should be some fine fishing to be had.

Tyne rose to around 15 feet and there has been some flooding. Prior to this water, fish stocks were building up and members have been catching fish. One member had five sea-trout in a day and followed it with a grilse of 4lb. Plenty sea-trout ranging from 2lb plus up to 6lb have been caught on both fly and small spinning baits.

We have also been catching some very good brown trout. Fish to around 4lb have been caught on the Whiteadder as well as some fine grayling to 3lb on the Border Esk. This 3 lber was caught on our Longwood Beat on the Border Esk.

Double figure trout catches have been made by fly anglers and those spinning mepps for sea-trout. One rod had twelve in addition to five sea-trout returned.

Once conditions settle, salmon catches should begin to increase. Salmon have been caught and seen as far up as our Smalesmouth Beat on the North Tyne. Members should keep an eye on river levels as sometimes heavy releases of 15 to 16 cumecs are made. This means extra care when wading.

More acceptable releases in the range of 5 cumecs up to 9 make for excellent fishing conditions. Fly anglers should do well in the weeks to come on all our North and South Tyne fishing. The Rede should also see sport when levels fall. Flooding has occurred in some areas.

Our Wear beats should also figure in catches when levels fall and clear.

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We still have vacancies for new members and interested anglers should email

davecarrickryton@hotmail.com for details.

Tyneside Anglers Syndicate has a wide ranging selection of game fishing opportunities for local and visiting anglers alike.

You have a  choice of fishing all of the following rivers:

River Whiteadder, River Ettrick, River Tweed, River Border Esk, River Coquet, River Rede, River North Tyne, River South Tyne, Main Tyne, River Wear, River Ribble and River Hodder: a total of 12 rivers. We fish in outstanding surroundings with good parking areas. We also have two stillwater trout fisheries open all year round.

Anglers can fish seven days a week on all of our waters except on Irvine House, Border Esk, River Tweed, River Whiteadder and Ettrick. Scottish rivers are closed on Sundays.

All English waters are open seven days a week. Our salmon fishing includes an extra month on the Whiteadder,Tweed and Ettrick with fishing until the end of November. We also have some improving grayling fishing for the winter months.

Cost is £295 plus £50 joining fee.

HAVE A LOOK BACK AT SOME OF OUR EARLIER POSTS INCLUDING PICS OF A SMALL SELECTION OF OUR FISHING.