update 1st August
Tyne has had some water, Kielder releases are keeping the North and Main Tyne freshened up. Almost 4500 migratory fish have gone through the fish pass at Riding Mill this month up to 21st July.
The Rede has also had a rise. Bill Reay a regular trout member on the Rede fished a couple of days ago and caught over 20 trout. At least four of them were over 12 inches and in fine fettle. All returned and all caught on the Klinkhammer. Bill was fishing the quicker water in what was a very low river.
On our Redesdale Lake, Tom Cowing caught a lovely 3lb brown trout on a Yellow Humpy. Our Coquetdale Lake is being restocked on Friday 10th August. This will be on a catch and release basis for the near future. Please look for details in the fishing hut .These will be available shortly.
The Irvine House beats are now available to book on Friday and Saturday for three rods on each day. The Irvine House Lower Beat produced 12 sea-trout yesterday and one salmon. There was a good run of sea-trout on the Esk . The river Lyne has also had water and sea-trout will have run the river. Please note we do not have the Gibstown and Low Luckens fishing. We have also given up the Water below the bottom bridge at Westlinton. We still fish the Westlinton bridge stretch between the two bridges.
The Shankfieldhead Farm stretch is still available and well worth fishing as is the Whiteholme Farm beat from the Black Lyne Bridge down to the farm boundary on the main Lyne.
The North Tyne has a stock of fish and our beats there are well worth fishing
Bywell Quarry has been partially strimmed and should produce fish from now on this season. It just needs rods.
The Wear is still short of water but has fish in the pools.
Some work has been done at Ridley Stokoe and Kielder releases has made this stretch very pleasant to fish. Better access is being made gradually. Three seats have been installed.
The River Till beat is also seeing work done. Please scroll back on our posts to find the map and fishing details etc for this beat.
We still need more rainfall and the short term forecast shows little in the way of rain.
Evenings and into the dusk and dark are likely times to catch fish.
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Please note this report is being updated on a regular basis.
Latest update 17/07/18
Kielder releases have kept the North Tyne fresh and sea-trout and some salmon have been moving upstream. Our North Tyne beats are well worth fishing. In addition to the sea-trout caught on the 5th July at Ridley Stokoe several others have been hooked and lost. Our main river beasts are quiet at the moment but things can quickly change.
I along with another TAS member caught 14 brown trout to 1lb mainly on Black flies and Partridge and Orange. At least three large brown trout were risen during the visit none of which stayed on.
Kielder releases have resulted in a really good fishing level at present. Check levels before a visit on fishtyne.co.uk and go into the prospects page. 7 cumecs gives an excellent fishing level as does 10 cumecs. Heavier flows require caution but are still well worth fishing but take care!
The constant low waters have curtailed salmon catches recently but sea-trout numbers have been building up on several of our waters. Targeting these very sporting fish requires timing of visits. Best times are very early morning and evenings and well into darkness.
Catches have been made on the Till, Border Esk and Wear recently. Stocks are likely to build up in the weeks to come. Kielder releases have freshened up the North and main Tyne and salmon have been caught well into the North Tyne. It is likely that some will have pushed on up to Ridley Stokoe and will certainly be in the pools at Chollerford. Timing visits to coincide with Kielder releases can be critical. A 4lb 8oz sea-trout still bearing sea-lice, was caught last Thursday on the Ridley Stokoe beat on a small Ally’s Shrimp Fly. Significant movements of fish have been seen running up the North Tyne recently.
Sea trout to 7lb 6oz have been caught on fly from our Wear fishing at night.
The last few hours of light can be good on the main river with both Wylam and Bywell Quarry worth fishing. Several very fresh run salmon have been hooked and lost at Wylam recently.
The River Rede has produced some very nice brown trout even though levels are low. One member reports fish up to 15 inches on a recent visit, fishing upstream dry fly and nymphing tactics. These were in the main caught in streamy water.
We have held back restocking of our Coquetdale lake due to the ongoing hot spell of weather. When things cool down fish will be stocked.
Ridley Stokoe is a fine venue to try for wild brown trout; especially when there is extra water in from Kielder. A visit will also be worthwhile from the point of view of seeing salmon or sea-trout showing themselves. Single handed rod approach would be my recommendation.
A change in weather will be a real bonus . A few good spates will certainly get fish running and boost sport. Lighter approaches could well pay off in the low flows. Small flies, finer leaders but not less strength may produce more takes.
I was in Sutherland last week and anglers fishing the Oykel in extremely low flows were still using 15 foot rods and number 10 plus lines. The only fish caught were caught on a single hander ; one early in the morning and the other well into the evening. I can only guess how much they had paid for the privilege!
Night fly fishing is the way to go at present with Till, Border Esk, and Wear prime venues. Otherwise take advantage of the Kielder releases on the Tyne. While Kielder releases are on pristine fishing conditions prevail at Ridley Stokoe. Make sure you have your wading staff!
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