Fishing Instruction Salmon and Trout on the Tyne

Do you think perhaps there is perhaps nothing more to know about fly fishing? Any courses are just for other people, think again I watch the true experts and always wish I could fish and cast with their prowess. At Farnley we believe as with everything we pursue its about improving out knowledge,technique and imagination always thinking where the sport needs to go to get new people addicted !
COURSE 1 April 15 to 17th 2019 £600 per head rods lines and reels provided and all lunches and course materials. Highly recommended from our guests last year. Please contact us OR John 07733389474

Witness the successes of our local angling star Robson Green, James Stokoe the award winning BBC fishing guide  and our very own Barry Mitchell holder of about all there is in angling qualifications (his latest scoop the prestigious FFI two handed casting achieved !) also the Stillwater and See Trout master modest and authoritative "Chomping" Alan Reid (Reid Fishing Tackle)  another expert fisher from Crook County Durham and regular at Farnley. The original Farnley Fly guru  "Crafty" Barry Nichol your friendly expert and estate part-time keeper brilliant angler and soon to be instructor with help from Barry "He's On Fire" Mitchell (The Two Barrys ?? ) Barry has fly fished in nearly all environments all over the planet successfully.

We believe the current throng of fly fishers are from a very  lucky generation that had good access to the outdoors and collectively must do our best to get our children and friends children away from the dreaded screens and next to rivers and lakes enjoying their beauty and the thrills of fishing . We should all introduce a friend its a great way to enjoy the outdoors and make lifelong friendships with holidays to remember.  Farnley Estate has already run some great 3 day salmon courses on the Tyne with excellent feedback and half day trout fly fishing courses aimed at younger starters on our extensive beautiful lakes. The junior courses offer the young aspiring fly fishers a real chance of catching a fish and getting to know casting and what fly fishing is about. The Salmon courses are targeted at beginner and improver alike, father and son a group of friends wanting to try Salmon fishing, ladies groups.

For 2018 trout beginners and Spey Casting and now booking our exciting 2019 Salmon courses

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Learning the right way on the Tyne with Barry Mitchell

Barry Mitchell and The Rock Boys Trout Fishing

We would love to hear from you if you have a group perhaps a birthday or just fancy a fun day out trying something new all ages are welcome and its not just for men!

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 have had little activity in April so 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

Barry helping the next generation