River Tyne Fishing

Fly fishing for salmon and sea trout experience

with tuition on the river Tyne.

Venue – Dilston, main Tyne, near Corbridge.

Dates –

1- Friday 31st May and Saturday 1st June 2024

2- Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd June 2024

3- Friday 5th and Saturday 6th July 2024

Species – Salmon and sea trout.

Ladies Speycasting better than the men

Ideal tackle depending on water conditions :-

8/9, 9/10 floating lines with a range of poly leaders/tips to match, 13-14ft rod. Tackle and equipment can be supplied if needed.

Essential tackle :-

Waders, waterproof wading jacket, hat/cap, sunglasses, wading stick, life vest, sunscreen and water.

Course content :-

Setting up the equipment, safety on the water, wading, reading a river, Spey casting tuition, knots, etiquette, playing and landing fish and any questions answered that may arise. The experience is open to both adult men and women of any fishing ability, whether just starting out or you have been fishing for a while, there will be something new to learn.

Speycasting delivery

Price includes :- 

Instruction and guiding from 2 AAPGAI instructors Neil Lobban and Glyn Freeman.

Additional support, guiding and advice from local Ghillie.

Lunch and refreshments for both fishing days.

A fine lunch on the river Tyne with good friends
Lunch on the river bank


Fishing permit for 2 days.

Tackle and equipment loan free of charge if required.

Times – 9 am till 5 pm, (course participants can fish on after these times but may be joined by local club members/anglers after 5.30).


£340 per person

Price does not include :- 

Travel, local accommodations and meals

EA salmon rod licence

Any gratuities at your discretion.

For booking’s and further information on accommodation ideas and questions, please contact :-

Neil Lobban – 07751644599n.lobban@sky.com

Glyn Freeman – 07808563788 – glyn@cumbriaflyfishing.co.uk

Beat description:-

Dilston river Tyne

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.

Dilston river Tyne

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.
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.