Tyne Salmon Instruction and Casting

This year coming year in 2018 we are offering 4 Salmon instruction courses. The dates are as follows first come first served please get in touch very soon ! Our April course in 2017 produced a magnificent spring salmon for one lucky person !!

2018 Courses : April 12th to 14th 3 days also 16th to 18th then onto May 3rd to 5th and then 24th to 26th

Our prices per head in April are £900 for three days with couples at £1,600 .

May are £1,000 and couples £1,800.  All courses will include all salmon tackle and flies provided (chest waders can be provided at an extra cost), refreshments and lunches.

Call John on 07733389474 OR Barry on 07979023301 OR email office@farnleyestate.co.uk

The Farnley Estate casting instruction courses will consist of Spey and overhead casting, tuition will be arranged according to your experience. For people new to the sport we will try to get you fishing as soon as possible with simple techniques and for the more experienced we will develop your casting accordingly.

The courses will include theory behind the choice of fly and different styles of fly. Leader set up and knots. Fly lines - different types and their uses, Rod design and their actions. Playing a salmon and looking after the quarry in a humane way. We will ensure you are a safer fisher and that you understand angling etiquette and reading the water (rivercraft). All in all a busy but fun 3 days which will balance tuition with the opportunity to fish a fine stretch of the main Tyne and who knows maybe catch an Atlantic Salmon!


We are lucky to have a local and highly experienced instructor and guide available. Barry is getting to know our lovely Estate and the people and is fishing the beat learning its secrets from people who have fished it for up to 50 years! All this know how can improve your chances so we highly recommend contacting him on 07979023301. This is Barry with a lucky party in April , one of the guys had a brilliant fight with a 18lb cock springer. We had had little activity in April 2017so who knows what might have happened if we had more activity.

You can check out his brand new magnificent site here : See what Barry can offer !

Barry Mitchell is based nearby and has fished the Tyne and tributaries as well as Border rivers successfully. He specialises in Spey styles including Scandi and Skagit and can guide on the beat, he has other highly experienced local guides to hand should they be needed at short notice. Barry is very active in GAIA and IFFF and therefore always keeping abreast of the latest techniques.


The lucky chap who landed the fish is another great friend of ours Graeme Edwards who runs a brilliant local tackle and shooting business minutes away in Hexham and online. Check his site out here and the video of his fight !

Barry is a very easy going chap and can help the most experienced to the novice really enjoy their day with no pressure and perhaps increase their chances. Barry ties his own flies and carries his own boxes of extensive flies that are the result of many many years of local knowledge.

Barry can be contacted on bmitchellfishing@gmail.com

Barry helping the next generation