I am now unfortuntely fully booked for the 2020 season, I will be taking bookings for the 2021 season in November. 


Salmon and Sea trout guided days

After fishing the Tyne for over 20 years and watching it grow from strength to strength and come to understand this river I’m pleased to announce that I am now offering guided days salmon/sea trout fishing on 3 phenomenal stretches of this mighty River.

My 2019 guests managed a staggering 61 fish landed in 89 days guiding!


What the day consists of

The day starts off with an 8.30am meet at the chosen destination, after a quick introduction, bit of banter and tackle up we are ready to fish for about 9am.  There is no restrictions on lunch time like other beats, we usually stop for maybe 20 minutes around 1.30pm for a bite to eat, then straight back to fishing.  I usually round things up between 5/5.30pm, making sure weve fished all the pools good and hard, there is an option to fish on once i leave. 

During the day you will not only learn about the water craft and knowledge required to catch these fish, but also put into practice the numerous casts needed to cover the water and present the fly to this incredible species.  Most importantly itl be a busy fun filled day with hopefully, a silver prize included. 

Guiding fee’s

My guiding fee’s for 2020 are as follows –

£200 per day, this is for 1 person (£50 per extra angler on top), this does not include equipment/tackle, it does however include any flies and leaders needed, especially to give you guys the best chance possible.

I can accommodate up to 2/3 anglers by myself, possibly up to 4 subject to anglers experience, there is however a small charge per extra angler of £50 per head, equipment (rod and reel) can also be hired at £25 per day if needed. 

There is also availability for corporate days for up to 5/6 people that includes fishing, lunch, equipment and extra guides (Marina Gibson and Andrew Jackson) to maximise your chance of silver (Prices can be quoted using the contact form).

Please note that you will personally need to purchase a day salmon fishing licence (only £12)

Warden and other beats fishing fees are as follows =

Fishing fee’s

Feb 1st – April 30th = £200 per day including fishing and guiding 

May 1st  – June 7th = £35 per person per day (£235 guided)

June 8th – June 28th = £50 per person per day (£250 guided)

June 29th – July 26th = £60 per person per day

July 27th – Aug 23rd = £65 per person per day

Aug 24th – Oct 31st = £80 per person per day

Warden fishing offers anglers 4 stunning beats of between 1000 and 1700 meters covering both the North and South Tyne rivers with an average of  7 named pools per beat and numerous hidden runs which consist of both single and double bank access for fly and spinning.  There is a club that fish the water along with our day rods but are hardly seen.

2019 saw 17,310 fish recorded through the riding mill fish pass on the Main Tyne, and even with bad conditions produced a good year for the Warden stretches totalling 302 migratory fish being caught (193 salmon and 109 sea trout).

Prices vary throughout the year and increase as the months go on with the fishing really starting to get going from May onwards, although salmon can be caught as early as April they are few and far between due to being half way upstream on the river system.

To check the availability of date’s, stretches, accommodation and packages please contact me at james@jamesstokoefishing.com


Other Tyne beats

Along with the incredible warden stretches I’ve fished on all my life and successfully guided on over the last few years (please check my blog) I also offer guiding at Dilston on the main tyne which gives an angler a great chance of a spring fish from March onwards, also a huge number of fish throughout the season.  Another very productive stretch I also guide on is the stunning Lambley stretch situated high up on the south tyne that later in the season gets rammed with fish and can often save the day when the rest of the river system is in flood.


With Hexham being minutes away from the fishing, and being a busy town with everything you need, it makes the perfect place to stay.  The link below gives you the option of 3 stunning apartments right in the town centre and only 5 minutes from the fishing, that can sleep up to 3 per aparatment, and are very well priced.  If you enquire let the guys know your fishing with me!


Here’s a small taster of some of the fish caught by my guests in 2019 off our beats, and i hope to see you soon!