Tyne Salmon Guiding

Salmon and Sea trout guided days

After fishing the Tyne for over 25 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 and Spey casting tuition on 3 phenomenal stretches of this mighty river.

Guest Catches 
2019 – 61 Fish in 89 days (85 hooked)
2020 – 67 Fish in 110 days (102 hooked)
2021 – 45 Fish in 124 days (80 hooked)


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Click here for 2022 Guiding Dates

What the day consists of

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

During the day you will not only learn about the watercraft 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 it’ll be a busy fun-filled day with hopefully a silver prize included. 

Please note that I run on a catch and release basis only, we are trying to help this incredible species survive and increase in numbers while enjoying the chase and sport, every single fish we return back to finish its amazing journey helps secure the future of this fish and beloved past time.

Guiding fee’s

My guiding fee’s for 2022 are as follows –

£220 per day, this is for 1 person (£70 per extra angler on top), this includes all equipment/tackle, flies and leaders needed, it does not include waders.

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 £70 per head, equipment is also included 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)

Full guided/fishing/tuition packages

Feb 1st – April 30th = £255 guided For 1 person (Add £105 per extra person)

May 1st  – June 5th = £270 guided for 1 person (Add £115 per extra person)

June 6th – June 26th = £280 guided for 1 person (Add £130 per extra person)

June 27th – July 24th = £290 Guided for 1 person (Add £140 per extra person)

July 25th – Aug 21st = £295 Guided for 1 person (Add £145 per extra person)

Aug 22nd – Oct 31st = £300 Guided for 1 person (Add £160 per extra person)

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 also a club that fishes the water along with our day rods, but the best etiquette is always put into practice.

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 totaling 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, but the numbers are limited due to being midway 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!


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