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The River Tyne

Sea Trout Fishing on the River Tyne

The Tyne runs from the Scottish borders in the north (North Tyne) and North Pennines in the south (South Tyne) to converge at Hexham to become the main River Tyne. From there it flows through the stunning Tyne Valley to Newcastle and Gateshead before emptying into the North Sea at Tynemouth. The Tyne now vies with the Wear as the most productive English sea trout river, with a recorded catch in 2008 of 2036 sea trout, of good average weight.


The River Tyne at Hexham


Sea Trout Fishing on the River Tyne

Sea trout can be in the main river as early as March although most run in summer and autumn. Sea trout are usually in the North Tyne in April, with larger numbers appearing as summer progresses. The sections around Bellingham begin to fish consistently for salmon in late spring with more fish entering the Rede given higher water. Summer and autumn will see large stocks of both salmon and sea trout all the way up to Falstone. The North Tyne can fish well even in relatively low natural flow especially when supported by releases from Kielder Reservoir. Sea trout are caught in the main river and in the North and South rivers, with the main run beginning in June and peaking in July, although sea trout are caught throughout the latter part of the season to the end of October. The Tyne, statistically the top English salmon river for many years, is famed more for its salmon  than sea trout and many of the sea trout are taken during the day by salmon anglers, with less effort devoted to night fishing, perhaps owing to the tendency of the Tyne, particularly the North Tyne, to carry a significant peat stain, even in low water, in contrast with the neighbouring River Wear, where more sea trout night fishing is done. Large numbers of sea trout are still taken by the T-nets along the north east coast, significantly limiting the potential of the Tyne, and neighbouring rivers, for sea trout fishing.


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The River Tyne

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North Tyne

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