Don’t Spare the Rod: Fishing in Alston Moor

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Fishing in Alston Moor: Discover the South Tyne River

Alston Moor may not be the first place you think of when searching for a fishing destination, but you might be surprised to learn that the South Tyne is recognised as one of the finest angling rivers in England. With salmon and trout among the regular catches, fishing in Alston Moor promises an exceptional angling experience.

The Abundant Waters of the South Tyne

cenic view of the South Tyne River in Alston Moor, North Pennines AONB.

The South Tyne River, a premier destination for fishing in Alston Moor, set against the picturesque North Pennines AONB.

Not only is the river teeming with fish and improving every year, but it also enjoys the stunning backdrop of the South Tyne Valley, part of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). During the summer, sea trout average around 4lb, although catching double figures with a 13-14ft rod is common.

Managed Fishing Beats

The River South Tyne is an unsung paradise for anglers and fishing enthusiasts. The best news is that almost 10 miles of fishing beats on the River South Tyne are managed by the Alston Angling Association, which makes up to eight rods available daily via the Fishpal website.

Prime Fishing Season

Salmon and sea trout fishing season begins in June, with early catches often in prime condition. Good numbers of fish are maintained throughout the angling season, which ends on October 31st.

Fishing in Alston Moor: Locations and Access

 Detailed fishing map of Alston Moor showing fishing beats managed by the Alston Angling Association, guiding fishing in Alston Moor.

A map highlighting the fishing beats on the South Tyne River, managed by the Alston Angling Association, essential for fishing in Alston Moor.

The fishing season on the South Tyne at Alston Moor runs from June to October. The Alston beats begin near the bridge at Eals Village and extend upriver to Alston. However, not all areas are managed by the association, so visitors should review the map to clarify exactly where they can fish. Day tickets can also be purchased from the Alston Post Office, located just around the corner from Salvin House Alston.

Plan Your Fishing Trip

If you’re planning your next fishing trip, look no further. Stay with us at Salvin House Alston, and you’ll be just meters away from one of Britain’s best fishing rivers. A day on the South Tyne is currently priced at £35 per rod (as of July 2022), and tickets can be purchased here.

Expert Guidance Available

James Stokoe fishing on the South Tyne River in Alston Moor, enhancing the experience of fishing in Alston Moor.

enowned angler James Stokoe shares his expertise on the South Tyne River, making your fishing in Alston Moor experience memorable.

For those needing assistance, whether as beginners or to get a better feel for the river, we highly recommend James Stokoe Fishing. As seen on TV, James Stokoe is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide who can help make your South Tyne angling experience truly memorable.

Fishing in Alston Moor: Summary

  1. Location and Recognition: Alston Moor, featuring the South Tyne River, is renowned as one of the finest angling destinations in England, with abundant salmon and trout.
  2. Scenic Backdrop: The river is set against the stunning North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
  3. Fish and Season: The South Tyne River is home to sea trout (averaging around 4lb in summer) and salmon, with the prime fishing season running from June to October.
  4. Managed Beats: Nearly 10 miles of fishing beats on the South Tyne River are managed by the Alston Angling Association, which offers up to eight rods daily via Fishpal.
  5. Access and Tickets: The Alston Angling Association manages beats from Eals Village to Alston. Day tickets are available for purchase at the Alston Post Office for £35 per rod (as of July 2022).
  6. Guidance Available: Expert angler James Stokoe provides guidance and makes the fishing experience memorable.
  7. Accommodation: Salvin House Alston offers convenient accommodation just meters away from the river, making it an ideal base for anglers and visitors.

Alston Moor offers a unique and rewarding fishing experience with its rich waters and scenic beauty. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to fish in one of England’s hidden gems. Plan your trip today, staying at Salvin House Alston, and enjoy the tranquility and abundance of the South Tyne River.

Leo Rees-Evans

Leo Rees-Evans

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