The Tyne Salmon & Sea Trout Experience

In partnership with Cumbria Fly Fishing, we offer anglers the opportunity to join us on a two day salmon fishing course at Dilston on the River Tyne near Corbridge.  Anglers will enjoy guided fly fishing and casting tuition with AAPGAI instructors Neil Lobban and Glyn Freeman and we welcome men and women of any ability and there will be something new to learn for beginners and experienced anglers alike.

Course Dates
1. Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd June 2023

2. Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th June 2023
3. Friday 7th & Saturday 8th July 2023

Topics covered: Setting up equipment, safety on the water, reading the river, spey casting tuition, knots, etiquette, playing and landing fish.
Cost: £340 p/p

Included: Guiding & instruction, permits, lunch & refreshments, photos, tackle & equipment if required

Equipment Required
Rods: 13-14ft rod,

Lines: 8/9, 9/10 floating lines with a range of poly leaders/tips to match
Other Essential: waders, waterproofs, hat/cap, sunglasses, wading stick, life vest, suncream and fluids.
*Equipment can be supplied with prior notice

Meteor, Dilston
Guided Fly Fishing

The beat was made famous by A H Chaytor who fished it with great success at the beginning of the 20th century. Chaytor’s experiences here formed the basis for his salmon fishing classic, “Letters to a Salmon Fisher’s Sons”.

The beat is over two and a half miles of the main river. It is just over 3 miles upstream of Bywell and is very good salmon holding water. There is good fly water throughout, commencing with some excellent runs at the upstream, western limit. Spinning can also be worthwhile on some of the deeper slower stretches. With good quality water throughout the beat, there are excellent opportunities for the angler at varying water heights.

The beat is dissected into upper and lower halves by the Devil’s Water where it flows into the main river. The upper half of the beat, upstream from the Devil’s Water to the Western limit, fishes most consistently, but there are excellent opportunities at the lower half downstream from the Devil’s Water to the bridge at Corbridge particularly in higher water. The wading is good but anglers are advised to wear a life jacket and the use of a wading stick is essential. There is a well-appointed fishing hut at the car parking area next to the productive Widehaugh Pool. Tea & coffee is provided and there is an outdoor picnic area with tables and BBQ.

Our salmon fishing course is a fantastic way to learn new skills, improve your technique and increase your knowledge. The course is informative, educational and always great fun!

Further information about the beat on FishTyne & Dilston website

From 2020 Catch & Release of salmon is mandatory. (Sea Trout may be kept)

Not Included: Travel, accommodation, meals, EA rod licence or gratuities which are at your discretion.