This is the major tributary of the infant Tyne, flowing through scenic uplands before slowing to gentle meanders as it flows down to the North Tyne confluence. Fantastic wild trout fishing with a great variety of fly life, including a mayfly hatch. In summer, wellingtons will suffice with plenty of fordable shallows between deeper pools. A good trout will be 12ozs with some to a pound. Be aware these really are wild trout. Please avoid the river for 50 metres above and below the weir.
Length of Fishing – 4km
Species present – Brown Trout
Dates available – 22nd March – 30th September
Rules – Fly and worm then fly only during August and September
Banks included – Both banks
Maximum no. of anglers – no limit
Upstream limit – Wall at entrance to Scaup Farm
Downstream limit – Deadwater Burn Confluence
Where to Park – Kielder Castle or East Kielder car park
Other information – Wading difficulty moderate
Directions – Follow the brown Kielder Castle tourist sign off the C200 Reservoir Rd. Follow the signs past the Castle and Forest.