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Our beautiful river system, with its continually improving water quality, provides an excellent habitat for a wide range of fish. The Tyne is now the best salmon river in England and Wales – a spectacular recovery from the polluted river it once was.

Three of the Tyne’s major tributaries are regulated by reservoirs, the Derwent, the Rede and the North Tyne. Kielder Reservoir, at the head of the North Tyne, has a major impact on river flow and releases from the reservoir make the river more fishable. Before fishing, it is worth checking when releases are planned.


Game Fishing

The Tyne is the best river system for salmon and sea trout in England and Wales and is even starting to challenge some of the more famous Scottish rivers. The quality as well as the quantity of fish is superb; the season begins in February, with beautiful fish often caught on the opening day. Spring fish are gradually increasing in numbers with typically April/May being the best months. The best early season fishing up to May is on the main Tyne. Thereafter, the number of fish entering the river substantially increases. From June, the whole system produces steadily, with catches gradually increasing through July and August, and peaking in September and October.

James Stokoe, winner of BBC’s Earth’s ‘Wildest Water: The Big Fish’ fishing the Haughton Castle beat

The Tyne’s rivers also have a healthy wild brown trout population, particularly on the river Derwent where quality grayling also feature in many returns.

Coarse fishing

There is a great tradition of coarse fishing on the river Tyne. This includes some very good quality dace and sizeable chub, as well as roach and gudgeon. Most coarse fishing is concentrated on the main river and managed through local angling clubs.

Tidal fishing

By their nature, tidal estuaries support very rich and diverse marine ecosystems. Worms, crabs, shrimps and fry offer abundant food for species including mackerel, cod and flounder. There are an enormous number of different species and therefore methods of fishing, which combined with the 19 mile length of the tidal stretch, gives tidal fishing a universal appeal.

Tyne Angling Passport

The Tyne Angling Passport offers a day’s fishing on a range of ‘wild’ beats across the Tyne catchment for only £8 per day. All proceeds come back to the Trust and we then use the money to further improve the river. The beats primarily offer wild Brown Trout fishing but anglers can enjoy good fishing for Grayling on the river Derwent and for the occasional Salmon and Sea Trout on the Devil’s Water and the river Rede.

We’re grateful to the goodwill of the beat owners who by donating use of the beats, help to keep fishing accessible and affordable. In buying a day ticket through the Tyne Angling Passport you not only get a good day’s fishing, but you also support Tyne Rivers Trust in conserving rivers across our magnificent catchment.

Use the interactive map underneath to locate the beats and make a booking through our shop.


For further information on beats or advice please contact our Fisheries Manager Aidan Pollard.

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Fish Tyne

You can book fishing on most of the commercial game fishing beats on the Tyne through FishTyne.

The FishTyne website also contains useful information on how the river is fishing, recent catches etc.

For further information on beats or advice please contact our Fisheries Manager Aidan Pollard.

On many rivers, salmon stocks are in serious decline. Tyne stocks however remain relatively stable, meaning the Tyne is designated as a river Probably not at Risk by the Environment Agency. It is our responsibility to safeguard and enhance this status, by helping minimize the impact angling may have.

We also wish to promote angling as an accessible activity for all. The existing Tyne “Voluntary Code of Conduct” is outdated; this guideline is a replacement. We believe that by the adoption of our guideline, anglers demonstrate they are applying the highest standards based on current evidence. The recommendations we make almost certainly apply equally to sea trout, although the sea trout is not our main focus. We intend to review our document on a regular basis. This is a summary of the recommendations of our Working Group. The goals of CAST are to:-

• Enhance salmon numbers by increasing catch and release (C&R) and by good C&R practice.

• Promote angling for its value to society.

• Comply with and improve upon the Environment Agency’s C&R targets for the river.

The Impact of Catch and Release

After recognizing their legal obligations, anglers should: • Recognize that C&R is successful. • Acknowledge that the optimal policy for catch and release is to release all salmon that will survive. Before June 16, all salmon must be returned by law.

Angling Practice

Anglers should:

• Avoid angling from late morning until late evening if the weather is hot and the water low.

• Choose fly fishing in preference to spinning and particularly to bait fishing

• Use strong enough tackle to subdue the fish quickly, and play the fish hard to do so.


When fly fishing, anglers should:

• Use standard size 6 hooks (or equivalent) or smaller, and might choose to use single, double or treble hooks, although the last may cause more damage to the mouth.

• Consider using barbless hooks for more rapid unhooking and reduced mouth damage.


When spinning, anglers should

• Modify lures with multiple hooks, reducing the number of hooks to one.

• Use standard size 6 hooks or smaller, and might choose to use single or treble hooks, although the latter may cause more damage to the mouth.

• Consider using barbless hooks for more rapid unhooking and reduced mouth damage.

• Avoid the use of larger flying Cs, and consider the use of barbless trebles size 6 or less, or barbless singles with these lures.


When bait fishing, anglers should:

• Use barbless circle hooks and fish the bait actively.


When landing and handling fish, anglers should:

• Use a landing net. • Handle the fish as little as possible and only with wet hands.

• Keep fish in the water as much as possible, keeping the fish in or briefly just above the water for photography.

• Carry pliers or forceps to aid unhooking and be able to cut the line if the hook needs to be left in the fish.

• Hold fish upright in the water with gentle support while it recovers but not move the fish in the water to increase flow over the gills.

• Wait for the fish to maintain its normal swimming posture before release.

To download the guidelines click here or to find out more about CAST please click here


Buying a rod licence

The law requires any angler over the age of 12 to carry an Environment Agency Rod Licence and have permission to fish from the owners of the beat. Rod licences are easily obtained online from the Environment Agency or at the Post Office. Some beats will have their own fishery rules in addition to the byelaws below, please check before fishing.

Help us to monitor the Tyne

You can help monitor changes in the Tyne’s fishery by taking part in the Environment Agency’s logbook scheme. Record where, when and for how long you fished along with river/weather conditions and what you caught. This information is a very useful indicator of the overall long-term trends of the productivity of the river.



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