Salmon and Sea trout guided days

After fishing the Tyne for over 24 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

2020 – 67 Fish in 110 days

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Click here for 2021 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 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)

Full guided/fishing/tuition packages

Feb 1st – April 30th = £235 guided For 1 person (Add £85 per extra person)

May 1st  – June 6th = £250 guided for 1 person (Add £95 per extra person)

June 7th – June 27th = £260 guided for 1 person (Add £110 per extra person)

June 28th – July 26th = £270 Guided for 1 person (Add £120 per extra person)

July 26th – Aug 22nd = £275 Guided for 1 person (Add £125 per extra person)

Aug 23rd – Oct 31st = £290 Guided for 1 person (Add £140 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


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!