600m, North bank only for brown trout and occasional migratory fish. Trout fly and light spinning tackle only, full catch and release.

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This very scenic beat on the lower South Tyne includes the full length of a salmon pool. The beat includes a very fine holding pool with a long streamy section at the neck ideally suited to fly fishing. This then opens up into a big deep pool with the deep side on our bank. The rocky tail end is difficult to wade but the adventurer can enjoy excellent fishing.


Length of Fishing – 0.6 km

Species present – Brown Trout

Dates available –  22nd March—31st July

Rules – Trout fly and light spining tackle only. All fish must be returned.

Banks included – North bank only

Maximum no. of anglers – 2

Upstream limit – 30 metres upstream of a subway (marked by a sign)

Downstream limit – At fence down to the river (marked by a sign)

Where to Park – Car parking on main road, do not park outside stone bungalow. Access via tunnel, along a small burn behind terraced houses. Postcode: NE49 0LS

Other information – Beat is managed by NERAC, parts of beat are deep, wading stick recommended.

Directions – Take the Melkridge turning from the A69 two miles east of Haltwhistle. At end of road go straight ahead into parking behind terrace. Access is via the subway behind the terrace to cross the railway.

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