Northumberland’s biggest river, the Tyne is formed by the junction of the North and South Tyne at Hexham. From there it flows east to enter its estuary at Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Another once famous salmon river hit by pollution, the Tyne is now said to be improving. Some salmon and sea trout are running up the river again though the main sport is with coarse fish, especially dace, roach, and trout, the best results with the latter being in the middle and upper reaches and the tributaries. Rod Licence: NWA Hexham, NorthumbTS-1 mile from remains of Border Counties BridgetoTyne Bridge (road)RB DT: ARO (Rating Dpt., Tynedale District Council, Hexham. Tel: Hexham4011)H

Tyne Tributaries


Rising on Nookton Fell (1,567 feet), the Derwent almost immediately enters Derwent Reservoir . From there it turns north to Shotley Bridge and thence on to the Tyne. Predominant species are trout and grayling.

Blanchland,DurhamTj- Fishing in area

DT: AH (Lord Crewe Arms, Blanchland) NB: Tickets may soon be abolished for this water Winlaton Mill, Tyne and WearT 5milesatWinlatonRB DT: AAA (Axwell Park and Derwent Valley AA) EAST ALLEN

Rising on the Pennines on the bor-ders of Durham and Northumberland, the East Allen flows north through Sinderhope and Allendale Town before swinging north west to join the West Allen to form the River Allen which flows to join the South Tyne below Bardon Mill.

Allendale, NorthumbT 8 miles in area as detailed on maps available with ticket Fortnightly ticket only P0 (Allendale) NORTH TYNE

Rising in Kielder Forest, the North Tyne flows south-east through Fal-stone and Bellingham to join with the South Tyne to form the main river at Hexham. It is trout fishing in the upper reaches. Further down there are coarse fish, with some particularly good roach reported, and the occasional salmon. There are some ticket opportunities. Chollerford, NorthumbM1 J miles atChollerfordLB DT:AH (George Hotel, Chollerford)

Falstone, NorthumbTS2 mile from Rectory to Mouseyhaugh AB DT: AP(Black Cock Inn, Falstone) REDE

The Rede rises in the western Cheviots and flows south through Otterburn to join the North Tyne at Redesmouth. It is mostly trout fishing with occasional salmon (usually autumn fish) and there are some hotel possibilities for the visitor.

Otterburn, NorthumbM3J miles from Mill Bridgeto Meadow Haugh DT:AH (Tower Hotel, Otterburn) I SOUTH TYNE

Rising on Alston Moor in Cumbria, this river first takes a northerly course through Alston to Halt-whistle where it takes a 90 degree turn to continue due east through Haydon Bridge to its junction with the North Tyne at Hexham. It is mostly trout fishing with the chance of occasional sea trout or salmon, the latter usually late season. Ticket facilities are few.

Alston, CumbriaTSTS7 miles in upper reaches as described on ticketAB

DT: ATS (D. & S. Middleton, Front

Street, Alston)

Haltwhistle, NorthumbTSTS miles from Featherstone to Bardon


WT:ATS (in area)jH (Wallace

Arms, Featherstone)

Tweed. See Scottish Rivers Uck. See R. Ouse (Sussex) Ulverston Canal. See Lake District

Upper Witham. See R. Witham Ure (or Yore). See R. Ouse (Yorks) Vyrnwy. See R. Severn Walkham. See R. Tavy Walla Brook. See R. Dart Wampool

Rising near West Curthwaite in Cumbria, the Wampool flows north-west to enter the Solway Firth above Kirkbride. It is mainly fished for sea trout in the lower reaches with brown trout being the quarry upstream. There is free fishing but in places where the visitor is in doubt, the nearest riparian owner should be asked for permission.

Rod Licence: NWWA Wigton,Cumbria!TSTMostof river Mostly free fishing Wansbeck

Rising in the west of Northumber-land, the Wansbeck flows east through Morpeth to reach the North Sea at Seaton. Main sport is with trout with possibilities for vis-itors nil to non existent. Rod Licence: NWA

Waveney. See Norfolk and Suffolk Broads