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You will notice that there is no introduction to this section yet.

I would like to fill this gap with an introduction from a local angler [or someone who is a frequent visiting fisherman] for every one of the geographical pages on

The many thousands of anglers now regularly using these pages prefer to read something written by someone who can see the area from an insider's point of view. They know the best spots, not just the ones that first time or overseas visitors usually visit or that are well known outside of the area.

Each introduction carries the e-mail address of the contributor so that anglers can get in touch with them if, for example, they are planning a trip [unless the contributor is unable to do this] so it could bring you extra business if you own a local fishery or tackleshop, charter boat or magazine etc.

Please get in touch if you feel you can contribute an introduction to this page - you don't have to be an expert; I'm not!

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Fishing in Northumberland
The very best in fishing is how lots of anglers describe the endless opportunities to catch fish in Northumberland. Local people, and thousands of visitors to Northumberland, have many rivers, still waters and an inspirational coastline to explore. The mighty River Tweed forms much of the northern border and is arguably the best Atlantic salmon River in Britain. This river and its tributaries offer the angler world famous beats and Salmon pools to fish. The Tweed also holds excellent numbers of Sea Trout, Wild Brown Trout and Grayling. This river is classed as a Scottish river and has a different set of rules to the other Northumbrian and English rivers...

Alnwick - Hardy & Grey's of Alnwick

Willowburn Trading Estate, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 2PF

Amble - Amble Angling Centre
Welcome to the friendliest angling centre in the North East. Norma and Tony Urwin recently took over the Amble Angling Centre and bring with them years of experience in all aspects of sea fishing. The shop is well situated within a few minutes walk of Amble pier and harbour, on the corner of Newburgh Street and Leslie Drive...

Ashington - McDermotts

112 Station Road, Ashington NE63 8HE 01670 812 214

Bellingham - Bellingham Country Store

Parkside Place, Bellingham, Hexham, Northumberland NE48 2RA 01434 220027

Berwick upon Tweed - Game Fair

12 Marygate, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland TD15 1BN - 01289 305119 - In the top menu the first items are to provide Fishing Reports and Related News. In addition we will be adding features on Fishing Techniques and Tips in the near future...

Hexham - Hadrian Fisheries

Hindshield Moss, Hexham, Northumberland NE47 6NF - 01434 688771

Hexham - M.R. Tackle

14, Market Street, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 3NU - 01434 606988

Hexham - Top Tackle

Anick Rd, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 4JH - tel: 01434 606991 - mobile: 07934296185

Morpeth - Felton Fence Farm Tackle Shop
Stable Cottage Felton Fence Farm Morpeth Northumberland NE65 9HY - Our tackle shop is now open and stocks everything you could possibly need from the leading manufacturer...

Morpeth - Game Fishing Supplies

01670 510966 - Ian Woods Game Fishing Supplies - Fawcetts Yard, 3-4 Newgate Street, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 1BG

Newbiggin-By-The-Sea - C D Fishing Tackle

94b, Front Street, Newbiggin-By-The-Sea, Northumberland NE64 6AA - 01670 520133

Rothbury - Fishers of Rothbury

Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland - 01669 621011

Bolam Lake - Belsay

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01661 881234 or

Brenkley Pond

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A Wansbeck and Cramlington Angling Club (WACAC) water...

Caistron Trout Fishery - Rothbury

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Caistron Lake is a mature, picturesque 50 acre lake, spring fed with crystal clear water. It is well stocked with rainbow trout, blue trout and also contains a large head of wild brown trout, creating a unique and memorable fishing experience. We welcome all anglers, from novices to experts, and know you’ll enjoy fishing in this well stocked, scenic lake, near Rothbury, Northumberland. To find out more about Caistron Trout Fishery and book your fishing day, contact 07944 178045 or 01434 609725...

Chatton Trout Fishery

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Chatton, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 5RF - 01668 215226 - - Chatton Trout Fishery is a family run enterprise that aims to provide the highest quality trout fly fishing in relaxed and friendly surroundings. Our fishery consists of two lakes, Chatton Lake and Ross Lake, situated half a mile from the village of Chatton in picturesque North Northumberland. The lakes benefit from idyllic views overlooking the Cheviot Hills...

Chipchase Castle - Birtley

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The Tyne is a risen angel in the world of high class salmon fishing. From its low in 1959 where no salmon or sea trout where reported caught by rod and line today we see over 6000 migratory fish landed. This renaissance means that the Tyne is now the best salmon river in England and Wales...

Felton Fence Fisheries - Morpeth
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All four lakes have been carefully stocked to ensure that everyone enjoys a great days fishing...

Fontburn Reservoir

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Northumbria Water Venue for flyfishing for trout...

Gibbs Hill Trout Fishery

B&B & Fishery
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01434 344030 - Brown & Rainbow Trout - Free Private Fishing for B&B Clients - Private Trout Fishing at the farm, on small pretty lake with disabled wheelchair access. This was opened by Jack Charlton OBE in March 2000. It Is stocked with Rainbow and Wild Brown Trout.

Hallington Reservoirs

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Hallington has a level car park with ready access to shallow concrete ramps going down to the boats in both the east and west lakes, and trolleys are available to help members transport their kit, and heavy items such as electric outboard motors, batteries etc down to the boats...

Hazon Burn Lakes - Alnwick

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Trout lakes... 01665 881000

Higham Lakes Trout Fishery - Higham
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Higham Lakes Trout Fishery - Higham, Ponteland, Northumberland - Contact Andrew Canon - 07950428159 - We are situated next to the village of Ponteland just of the A696 amongst the rolling hills of south Northumberland. We have a total of 14 acres of lakes - a fly only lake, a bait and fly lake stocked with rainbow trout,brown trout and blue trout from 2lb-20lb+ and a fly only specimen lake offering fish from 4lb up to 25lb+...

Horton Grange - Blagdon Estate

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Horton Grange is great proof of the idea that - left to her own devices - Mother Nature is the best landscape artist. “HG” hasn’t been around long - just a few years ago it was just another hole left behind after opencast mining finished on the Blagdon Estate...

Kielder Water

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Northumbria Water venue for flyfishing for trout...

Meggie's Burn & Newsham Pond - Blyth

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Blyth freshwater angling club currently has two course fishing ponds:
(1) Meggie's Burn, situated off the Blyth Beach Road next to the Blyth cemetery there is a private locked entrance, keys are available to all members. Click here to view pictures.
(2) Newsham pond, situated in Blagdon Drive South Beach Estate...

Milkhope - Blagdon Estate

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Set in the grounds of the Blagdon estate, Milkhope is a gem. An old estate lake, Milkhope is the pond every angler dreamt of finding as a boy. Set in woodlands rich in both flora and fauna, the water presents a glimpse into an historic world...

Nilston Rigg (Langley Dam)

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01434 688846 - Trout water...


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The QEII is our only water with a pub included in the price! Well, not really. But it can make for a pleasant end to the day to have a pint while looking over the water, discussing the day, and - of course - the one that got away...

River Tyne - Chollerford

Fish Tyne
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The Tyne is rightly regarded as the best Salmon River in England and Wales. Environment Agency catch returns and fish counts from the station at Riding Mill endorse this, with fish entering the river system every month of the year...

South Linden Fishery - Longhorsley
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South Linden, Longhorsley, Northumberland - 01670 788366 - Fishery is Just East of Longhorsley Villiage heading toward the A1 We have a rainbow trout at the end of the farm road to show you the way...

Sweethope Loughs - Knowesgate
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Sweethope Lough is a renowned stillwater located between the villages of Knowesgate, Kirkwhelpington and Redesdale in the Northumberland hills. Sweethope is justifiably famous for it's stock of large, hard fighting rainbow trout of up to 15lbs + Offering every angler, from novice to expert, a chance to hook into a true fish of a lifetime at every visit...


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Recently the LPAA has also gone into partnership with another local fishing club called the four in one, to share a lake at Thornbrough near Corbridge, Northumberland...

Throckley Reigh

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Half a mile North of the River Tyne is a pond known locally as the Reigh. This area is also part of the Tyne Riverside Country Park and has an abundance of wildlife. The water contains a great variety of coarse fish...

Westwater Angling Ltd - Hallington Reservoir
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Westwater Angling Ltd is a renowned and unique stillwater fly fishing club with private access to two superb, large and tranquil lakes at Hallington, just a quiet few miles east of the A68, and north of the military road, in Northumberland. Regularly stocked with hard fighting, fully finned Rainbow Trout, and Brown Trout, these waters offer the angler, novice or expert, something different, something quieter, a haven away from the time pressure, competitiveness and sometimes crowded atmosphere of day ticket, fish by the hour, venues...

Whittle Dene Reservoirs - Harlow Hill

Ranger's Report
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Straddling the Military Road (B6318) eleven miles west of Newcastle are seven small lakes at Whittle Dene. Hadrian Wall’s National Trail runs directly through the complex alongside the Great Northern Reservoir where a viewing and resting point with picnic area is provided. The Great Northern is designated as a Nature Reserve due to its importance as a home for water loving birds, such as Wigeon, Grebes and Tufted Duck. The Northern, Lower and Southern lakes are coarse fisheries which contains a variety of wild fish...

Aln Angling Association

01665 602135

Alston & District Angling Association

01434 381270

Amble Sea Angling Club
Competitions, gallery, league table, results etc...

Blyth Freshwater Angling Club

The name of the organisation is Blyth Freshwater Angling Club The area of benefit is Blyth Valley and it's local surrounding areas...

Coquet Angling Club

J Engles 
80 Castle Terrace, Ashington, Northumberland

Haltwhistle and District Angling Association

David Stobbart,
 Heatherlea, Park Road, Haltwhistle Northumberland NE49 9BP 01434 321858

Ladykirk and Norham Angling Association

8 St Cuthbert's Square, Norham, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 2LE - 01289 382467

Leazes Park Angling Association
Members of Leazes Park Angling Association have access to a number of fishing opportunities. This page will outline the waters members can fish…

Northumberland & Tyne & Wear Angling Action Groups
The Angling Development Board, Northumberland Sports Partnership and Tyne & Wear Sports Partnership have been working together to support the launch of a Northumberland and a Tyne & Wear Angling Action Group...

Northumbrian Anglers' Federation
P A Hall - 3A Ridley Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland NE1 8LF - The Northumbria Anglers Federation was originally founded in January 1894 under the name of the Tyneside Anglers Federation; this was altered in 1896 to its present name. The waters controlled were leased from the Duke of Northumberland. In those days the then Duke was unhappy about the non-sporting antics being used on the riverbanks of the Coquet. Poaching and snatching were prevalent and the loss of the lease was considered but after persuasion from Northumberland county councillors he decided against the action and the Federation gained control of the waters with conditions attached to their agreement...

Pike Anglers Club of Great Britain – NE Region
As a region the North East has very limited pike angling importunities. Yet there is still a good number of active pikers, who have to and are willing to travel at least an hour to the Lakes or Yorkshire. Then at around 2 hours or even more, they travel to the like's of Loch's Ken, Ronald and Heron in the South West of Scotland and Loch's Awe and Lomond to the North of Scotland...

Rothbury and Thropton Angling Club

J Ball 
Gimmerknowle, Rothbury, Northumberland

The Northumberland Sea Fisheries Committee
The object of the Committee is to regulate the sea fisheries, other than the salmon and trout fishery, within the Committee’s District. The Committee’s District is essentially in length from the Scottish Border to the River Tyne and extends in depth six miles out from the coastline...

Tyne Anglers Alliance
The Alliance was formed in the early nineteen seventies to be a voice for Coarse Angling in the Northumbrian region...

Wansbeck & Cramlington Angling Club
There was a time - not that long ago - when it would have been unimaginable that South East Northumberland would one day be home to one of the most successful course angling clubs in Northern England. They said it couldn't be done, which goes to show you just how much "they" know!. Now 20 odd years since its founding, and many hundreds of happy members later, we Wansbeck and Cramlington Angling Club (WACAC) - continue to go from strength to strength…

Westwater Angling
The Clubhouse, Hallington Resevoir, Colwell, Hexham, NE46 4TT - 01434 681405 - Westwater Angling is a trout water fly fishing club with private access to two superb, large and tranquil lakes at Hallington, just a quiet few miles east of the A68, and north of Corbridge in Northumberland...

Wylam Angling Club

Permits from JA Stobo & Son, or Wylam Minimarket, Wylam.

Anglers Arms
If you're keen on fishing The Anglers Arms provides the perfect base with easy access to Kielder Water, with more than 26 miles of shoreline, or the nearby rivers of the border country where plump salmon abound…

Bluebell Hotel

Not surprisingly Northumberland is famed for its quality fishing, with a stunning coastline and miles of unspoilt countryside it truly is a haven for those wanting to get away from it all. The Bluebell Hotel has the benefit of the River Tweed on its doorstep, world renowned for its first class salmon fishing...

Collingwood Arms Hotel

Hotel Information
The Collingwood Arms Hotel is a Grade II Listed, luxury Georgian hotel set in glorious surroundings on the famous River Tweed. The hotel provides a perfect location for touring both sides of the border and is ideal for fishing...

Guyzance Hall
The beautiful Guyzance Hall and the four spacious holiday cottages surrounding it are set in an exclusive 800 acre country estate located in the breathtaking scenery of Northumberland. All of the properties are available for self catering holidays and weekend breaks and have been recently refurbished to the highest standards. There is also a private 3 mile stretch of the River Coquet which can be fished for salmon and sea trout and our ghillie is on hand to help and advise...

Lindisfarne & Budle Bay Holiday Cottages

Welcome to Lindisfarne and Budle Bay Holiday Cottages, the perfect choice for a luxury self-catering cottage holiday in Northumberland. Choose from two outstanding coastal locations: close to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne or at Budle Bay near Bamburgh...

Otterburn Tower Hotel

Fishing Breaks
Fishing in this part of Northumberland is an amazing experience. Listen to the silence on Northumbrian hill farms - or just walk across to the Otterburn Tower’s own stretch of the River Rede. The Otterburn Tower has three and a half miles of fishing rights on the Rede, a tributary of the North Tyne, one of the best Salmon and Sea Trout rivers in England...

Bob Smith

Tel: (01670) 514 086 (evenings & weekends) - Mobile: (07984) 810 791 - Having spent a career in education, Bob has the ability to make the learning of fly fishing techniques simple and fun. His trout fishing club 'The Hirst Park Trout Ticklers' has grown from six children and adults to over three hundred members in years. Eight youngsters have represented England in the youth fly fishing team...

Northumbrian Fly Fishing

There are several packages for you to choose from at Northumbrian Fly Fishing; the half-day package is best suited to beginners and it is a bundle of fun for families. Focusing on basic skills it allows you to enjoy the experience of fishing before progressing on to develop your skills. Nothing can beat the feeling of catching your first fish...

Otterburn Fly Fishing
Northumberland and the Scottish Borders of England boast some of the most remote and unspoilt countryside in the United Kingdom. What better place to spend a few days, or even weeks, relaxing in the company of one of the regions best known 'Fly Fisherman', Gary Proudlock...

Robbie's Tuition and Guiding

Robbie Bell - Game Fair, 12 Marygate, Berwick on Tweed TD15 1BN - - 01289 305119/302510 - I offer High Quality and Friendly Fly-Fishing Instruction and Guiding complete with all Tackle, Equipment and Transport on many Rivers and Stillwaters in the Eastern Scottish Borders...


Amble is synonymous with sea fishing, and after a quick walk around the harbour you’ll see why...

Fishing Craster Harbour

There are 2 piers, which form Craster Harbour, the South jetty has a overhang which makes casting difficult and the North pier which has a 8 foot wall to cast over. Cast either just in front of the south pier or into the gully in front of the north pier...

North East Sea Angling [NESA]
This forum does have info on local fishing marks...

Amble - Amble Boat Charter
The Upholder is powered by a 320 horse powered turbo diesel giving a top speed 14 knots. The Upholder is MCA code of practice certificated and insured for 12 persons up to 20 miles from a safe haven...

Seahouses - Dawson Charters

29 Kippylaw, Seahouses, Northumberland NE68 7YH - 01665 720865 - Enjoy a special fishing trip with Dawson of Seahouses. Whether you're new to fishing, or have years of experience, we offer trips to suit...

Crabtree & Crabtree
We don't just let holiday homes in the Tweed Valley. We live here. We know every mile of the riverbanks, hillsides, beaches, towns and villages. The special places, the hidden gems. Every property is handpicked by us. For location, facilities and ambience. For all the comforts of your home from home. Additional services include catering options, child care, transport, special events. We can arrange all your fishing, shooting and golf. From fishing beats to fish and chips, we want to make your great escape even greater...

The Reading Rooms - B&B Angling Holidays
Whilst Northumberland may not be renowned for its commercial day-ticket coarse fisheries, the same cannot be said about its trout and salmon venues with excellent sport combining with some of the country's finest scenery to offer anglers river and stillwater game fishing second to none…

Till Fishing Holidays - Near Berwick upon Tweed & Coldstream
The Tiptoe Beat - One mile long , a mix of streamy and holding pools , providing exciting and varied fishing . There are good runs of sea trout and salmon and a healthy natural stock of brown trout and grayling. Good , wild fishing throughout the year in beautiful natural surroundings... Stay at Orchard Cottage - High quality self-catering accommodation in picturesque surroundings, for up to five guests, just 200 yards from the River Till.

Beadnel Kayak Fishing

Article & Pictures
A decent shot from the shore during the winter months. Marks Like Beadnel point, Knacker hole, and Pattersons Gully are all trusted favorites and seldom fail to thow out a fish or two when the condtitions are right...

Fishing In and Around Northumberland National Park

Northumberland's rivers provide superb game and coarse fishing. Salmon and sea trout are found in many rivers in the county and the Tyne and Coquet are regarded as fisheries of national importance. The River Tyne is now considered to be England's premier salmon river with migratory fish returning from spring onwards...

Fishing on the Tyne

The Tyne is rightly regarded as the best Salmon River in England and Wales. Environment Agency catch returns and fish counts from the station at Riding Mill endorse this, with fish entering the river system every month of the year...

Fly Fishing in Northumberland

Archive for the 'Fly Fishing in Northumberland' Category... i.e. loads of useful info...

Nobody Just A Fishermans
For many years now I have been a keen Stillwater Fly Fisherman on fisheries from the North of England into Scotland. I have a good knowledge of many fisheries in the area with much personal experience of fishing them...

Sea fishing in Northumberland

We're proud of our coasts and harbours and we know that they offer the keen sea fisherman plenty of challenges...

Still Water Trout Fishing

Northumberland's stillwater trout fisheries are very popular venues for local anglers and visitors alike. Our stillwaters are many and varied. They range from the vastness of Kielder with more than twenty five miles of bank, and the small yet enjoyable, South Linden fishery...

Bob Smith

Bob is a passionate fly fishing angler. He is a level 2 Game Fishing Coach and is co author of the book, 'North East Stillwater Trout Fishing'. As well as his extensive knowledge of the regions Stillwater's, Bob fishes, The Tweed, North Tyne, and Coquet and Whiteadder rivers.

Gary Proudlock

If catching wild brown trout is more your thing then a guided session on a private section of the River Rede can be arranged. This session will be held on 3 and a half miles of water belonging to the Otterburn Tower Hotel...

Kevin Dawson

Northumbrian Fly Fishing - 21 Jubilee Crescent, Rothbury NE65 7QZ - 01669 621 417 - - Northumbrian Fly Fishing offers the ultimate fishing experience by nurturing and enhancing this popular pastime, whilst providing guidance. Resident instructor Kevin Dawson has a certificate in Game Angling and has spent many years perfecting his skills on the River Coquet. His friendly, affable manner instantly puts you at ease and you will find yourself flourishing under his direction...

Robbie Bell
Robbie Bell - Game Fair, 12 Marygate, Berwick on Tweed TD15 1BN - - 01289 305119/302510 - I offer High Quality and Friendly Fly-Fishing Instruction and Guiding complete with all Tackle, Equipment and Transport on many Rivers and Stillwaters in the Eastern Scottish Borders...

Hardy Fishing Tackle Museum

To ensure that some of the fishing tackle memorabilia in the Company's possession was preserved for posterity, Hardy then decided to build a museum at its Alnwick headquarters. This was opened by HRH The Princess Margaret in July, 1987, and is unique. Many of the exhibits have been lent by the Company's many devotees round the world as well as by the Hardy family and by employees. The museum is half of an imposing complex which also houses the Hardy Compleat Angler Store in which all current Hardy products are on permanent display and available to retail customers...