The River Rede is the major tributary of the River North Tyne flowing from Carter Bar through the wilds of northern Northumberland, the border country and National Park before finally reaching the North Tyne at Redesmouth. This is a fantastic, and rare, opportunity to fish some of the Catchment’s best water on a day ticket. The beat from Cottonshope Burn confluence down to the Forest Drive is a good mix of fishing with the possibility of catching brown trout and the occasional sea trout after a good run.
Length of Fishing – 1.2 km
Species present – Brown Trout, Sea Trout, Salmon (occasionally present)
Dates available – Brown Trout: 22nd March—30th September, Sea Trout: 3rd April—31st October, Salmon: 1st February— 31st October
Rules – Any legal method until 31st July, then fly only 1st August to 31st October
Banks included – Right bank
Maximum no. of anglers – no limit
Upstream limit – Cottonshopeburn confluence
Downstream limit – Forest Drive (Blakehopeburnhaugh)
Where to Park – Blakehopeburnhaugh
Other information – Forest Drive open from Easter to Christmas (for exact dates contact Forestry Commission), wading difficulty moderate.
Directions – Follow the brown ‘Forest Drive’ tourist sign off the A68 3.5 miles north of Rochester. Follow the road around and park after you cross the river.