Alston Angling Association beats cover almost eleven miles of the Upper South Tyne salmon and sea trout fishings. The Upper South Tyne flows through an AONB, with a variety of pools and runs, fast rushing in places, with deep holding pools and nice fly water in others.
The river is a true spate river, drawing its waters from the Northern Pennines, the river fishes best on a falling water.
The fishings begin at Lambley viaduct and extend up river to Alston, some beats are not managed by us and visitors should study the maps of the beats.
Salmon and sea trout are sought from June onwards and these early fish have often run through the Tyne system very quickly and are in prime condition. Good numbers of fresh fish enter these beats given fresh water, for the rest of the season.
These beats cannot be used for professional services or angling-related business.
Fishing on Alston Anglers Association water requires a valid permit.
No concessionary tickets are available.
Season Visitor: £130
Visiting Junior: £60 (Junior tickets are valid up to 18 years of age)
Please note that we currently run a waiting list for season visitors. If you would like to join the waiting list, please contact us and we'll add you on.
Season Resident: £50
Resident Junior: Free (Junior tickets are valid up to 18 years of age)
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each year to:
K. Little, Angel Inn, Front Street, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3HU
This map is reproduced here for illustration purposes only and is subject to change.
Zoom in for a more detailed look or feel free to print out and keep the maps for when you're out on the riverbank.
Links to Environment Agency station data
FishPal river level data for whole system
Accommodation - as recommended by TripAdvisor
FishPal booking site - book your day tickets here
FishPal fishing reports - contains some very useful up to date information about conditions throughout the system
Tyne Angling Passport scheme - useful site showing how to book your angling passport