The fishing is fly only catch and release. Wild trout water with the occasional sea trout and salmon. An 8ft 6in rod and floating line will suffice unless the water is higher than normal. The Rede has a regulated flow.

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The River Rede is the major tributary of the River North Tyne running from the reservoir at Catcleugh 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 Rochester down to the road bridge at Stobbs Farm has a good mix of easy-hard fishing but is predominantly open and fast flowing.


Length of Fishing – 1 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 – Fly only. Catch and release.

Banks included – Left only

Maximum no. of anglers – 2

Upstream limit – Cafe at Rochester

Downstream limit – Stobbs Farm road bridge

Where to Park – Brigantium car park

Other information – Refreshments at Camien Café in Rochester. Wading difficulty – moderate (fairly shallow)

Directions – Refreshments at Camien Café in Rochester

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