Farnley Estate Salmon Fishing and Courses

Another great Farnley day

2019 has been interesting (erm how to does one put this!) we had good runs early April and May in fact exceptional runs which really got us thinking was the spring run back on? So plenty of fish but sadly the rods had them on and off although a splendid 26lb springer caught by David Waters an absolute beast of a fish and he lost others ! Late October 2019 we are in the mid fifties salmon wise mid twenties Sea-trout so poor really but given the number of fish lost we should have been way higher c’est la vie.

So lets look forward to 2020 We still have some spaces from March to end of June 2020 please don’t delay. Call or email now to find out what spaces we have 07733389474 John R office@farnleyestate.co.uk

Don’t forget also we reserve days in April for courses and here you will be well looked after by Barry Mitchell with depending on weather hot lunch and all refreshments, we have a brand new extension with wc seating area and heating. Also a log burner on the river side shelter so you will be comfortable. Ladies are very welcome why not improve your skills and catch more?

We did have a 100 percent rebook just about from this years rods but owing to the fact its a Leap Year some slots have popped up. I do have a list of new rods in waiting so its first come and first served. I sometimes can let individuals come accompanied by our guides or me on Sunday to see the place.

The fishing is arranged in 3 day lets (some lucky people take the full 6 for their friends !)  and its a 3 rod salmon beat as a full let.Farnley Estate encourage fly fishing and its really very good fly water! Our prices range from £600-£900 (2020 example prices) for a let shared between 3 fishers. The pools are generally easy wading but bring a stick, life preserver and a net large enough for big salmon (PLEASE !! We have seen so many large fish lost over the years because of people not owning a proper SALMON NET with a deep net bag and large net bow ! take note ) , the average fish weights on the Tyne are probably the best in the UK so remember salmon are not shy do not fish light. Please also buy GOOD QUALITY hooks we have had many big fish lost over the years with bent doubles and trebles. The beat regularly produced 30lb fish and yes that is a fish of a lifetime! In 2019 we had a 35 pound salmon which is Farlows best English fish hopefully !! We are awaiting a decision once the season is over well done Chay Hedger!!

If you are a new client we ask that as least day 1 you use our excellent and friendly guide Barry Mitchell to understand the beat and flies, he is local his fee very reasonable and we always get very positive feedback. Barry can be contacted on 07979023301.Even as a very able angler I find having a guide provides company, extends your knowledge and especially as we are getting older a pair of eyes to watch over us because salmon fishing is a challenging sport when conditions change.
Barry’s casting tuition and our courses come highly recommended and we say that these will greatly improve your visit’s enjoyment, so please us about this.

If you are interested just call 07733389474 John R or drop us a mail on office@farnleyestate.co.uk and we will see what is available in our diary. Please be aware demand is very high on the main Tyne and the beat is quite well known so don’t delay, please note we don’t permit booking the beat through any third parties.

A deposit of £200 secures your let and we can arrange refreshments, Taxi , guides and barbeques if needed, we have arranged these successfully in the past and all we ask is give us good notice! If the river is flooded or bone dry we can offer fishing on the lakes , we may even be able to put on some clays if the fancy takes you, again give us good notice.