Stillwater Coarse & Game Fishing Venues in Northumberland and Tyne & Wear

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Stillwater Coarse Fishing Venues in Northumberland:

Bolam Lake. A decent sized lake of around 25 acres, situated about 2 miles off the A696 at Belsay – follow brown road signs. Species: Pike, Perch (and Roach & Rudd if you know where to find them!) Permits: Belsay Post Office – phone 01661 881207. Website: http://www.northumberlandlife.org/bolamlakecountrypark/AboutUs.asp

Brenkley Pond (nr Dinnington village). Close to the Milkhope Centre – from the A19/A1 Seaton Burn Roundabout, take road past the Holiday Inn, then the first left turn. Species: Carp. Tench and other mixed coarse. Permits: Yearly membership available from Wansbeck & District Angling Club. Website: http://www.wacac.me.uk/

Dissington Pond. Just off the A696 about a mile the Belsay side of Ponteland village. Species: Mixed coarse, Tench, Carp. Permits: No day tickets, you have to be a member of Big Waters AC. Website: http://www.bigwatersanglingclub.dreamstation.com/

NEW: Felmoor Fishery. Located at Eshottheugh Farm, NE65 9QH, a few miles north of Morpeth in Northumberland, this is a commercial mixed coarse fishery located just to the east of the A1. Fishing is by booking only, Telephone 07446 187255. Website: https://www.facebook.com/FelmoorFishery

Felton Fence Farm Fishery. Take the A1 to Felton, or the A697 to Lonframlington. Felton Fence is just off the B6345, which connects these two villages. There are several ponds. Species: Carp, Tench, Perch, Roach, Rudd. Permits: day tickets available on-site. Website: http://www.feltonfence.co.uk/

Horton Grange Lake (nr Dinnington village). From the A19/A1 Seaton Burn Roundabout, take road past the Holiday Inn, then the second left turn. Species: Roach, Perch, Bream, Tench, Ide. Permits: Yearly membership available from Wansbeck & District Angling Club. Website: http://www.wacac.me.uk/

Milkhope Lake (nr Dinnington village). At the Milkhope Centre – from the A19/A1 Seaton Burn Roundabout, take road past the Holiday Inn, then the second left turn. Species: Carp, Tench, Ide. Permits: Yearly membership available from Wansbeck & District Angling Club. Website: http://www.wacac.me.uk/

QE2 Lake. A fairly big lake (40 acres) near Ashington, the main car park is that for the QE2 County Park, beside the A189 ‘spine road’ between Woodhorn & Ellington. Species: Pike, Carp, Bream, Roach, Rudd. Permits: available on-site from the Lakeside Hotel, next to the car park, or from McDermott’s tackle shop, 112 Station Road, Ashington. Website: http://www.wacac.me.uk/

Whittle Dene. A complex of small to medium sized reservoirs straddling the junction of the B6318 ‘Military Road’ and the B6309 about 10 miles west of Newcastle – to get there, go to Heddon-on-the-Wall and take the B6318. Species: Dace, Perch, Roach, Gudgeon, Bream. Permits: day tickets available on-site. Website: http://www.nwl.co.uk/Gofishing.aspx

Wydon Burn Reservoir: A brand new addition to the list of North East stillwaters, Wydon Burn is a former headwater reservoir reinstated to provide flood relief to Hexham. Situated on the southern outskirts of the town, this mixed coarse fishery is controlled by Hexham AS.  Fishing here is also available to members of the Tyne Anglers Alliance’s affiliate clubs. To find Wydon Burn head west out of Hexham on the B6305 (Allendale road) and turn left up Causey Hill Road before you reach the edge of town. Access to the fishery is on the left after about half a mile.

Stillwater Game Fishing Venues in Northumberland:

Fontburn Reservoir is Northumbrian Water’s original big fish trout mecca and is situated about a mile off the B6342  roughly half way between Rothbury and its junction with the A696 Newcastle-Jedburgh road. Species: Brown trout, Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout. Permits: available on-site. Multi-bait fishing allowed. Website: http://www.nwl.co.uk/Gofishing.aspx

Hallington Reservoirs (there are two separated by a causeway) are controlled by Westwater Angling Club and there are only a limited number of day tickets available. The reservoirs are a third of a mile from the village of Colwell on the B6342 (which connects Hexham and Rothbury as well as both the A68 and A696 Jedburgh roads). Species: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout. Permits: contact Westwater Angling on 01434 681405 or info@westwaterangling.co.uk. Website: http://www.westwaterangling.co.uk

Hazon Burn Lakes is just south of Alnwick off the A1. Species: Brown trout, Rainbow trout. Permits: available on-site. Contact: 01665 881000.

Higham Lakes Tout Fishery is 2 miles north of Ponteland on the A696. Species: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Blue Trout. Permits: available on site. Contact: 07850 428195

Kielder Water, at 2700 acres, is the largest man made lake in Western Europe and a key part of Northumbrian Waters trout fishery emporium. The reservoir is situated 10 miles west of Bellingham in the upper North Tyne valley (which is found by taking the B6320 off the B6318 ‘Military Road’ at Chollerford) . Follow the brown signs. Species: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout. Permits: on-site, boat-hire also available. Multi-bait fishing allowed from the shore. Website: http://www.nwl.co.uk/Gofishing.aspx

Langley Dam is only a few miles west of Hexham close to the A686 Haydon Bridge-Alston road. Species: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout. Pernits: available on-site. Contact: 01434 688846

Sweethope Loughs consist of two lakes about four miles west of the A696 Newcastle-Jedburgh road near the village of Kirkwhelpington. The larger lake is a vast 125 acres (half as big again as nearby Fontburn Reservoir!) and boat hire is available to cover this lough’s vast surface area. The smaller lake is a ‘mere’ 24 acres and fishing is from the bank only. Fishing has been re-introduced at Sweethope for 2013, after a twelve-month break during 2012. Species: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Blue Trout. Permits: available on-site. Website: http://www.sweethopeadventure.co.uk/Fishing.html

Stillwater Coarse Fishing Venues in Tyne & Wear:

Angel of the North Lakes, between Birtley and Eighton Banks on the B1288. Can be accessed from the south at the first junction after J65 on the A194(M) or, going south, at the last exit from the A1 (A1234 Washington) before J65. Species: Carp, Tench, Bream, Rudd & other coarse. Permits: available on-site. Website: http://www.angelnorthlakes.com/

Big Waters (22-acre lake) and Little Big Waters (adjoining pond) are accessible from the Big Waters Nature Reserve car park at Brunwick Village, near Wide Open. Species: Carp, Bream, Perch, Roach, Rudd. Permits: No day tickets, you have to be a member of Big Waters AC. Website: http://www.bigwatersanglingclub.dreamstation.com/

Killingworth Lakes, North Tyneside, is situated either side of Southgate in Killingworth, with a large and a small lake, divided by the road. Species: Carp, Tench, Roach, Rudd, Perch, Crucians and Pike. Permits: day tickets available from Killingworth Leisure Centre, with disabled access all along the southern bank of the large lake. Controlled by the Tyne Anglers Alliance, website: http://www.thetaa.co.uk/menu.html.

Lakeside Fishery (two lakes adjacent to the Lakeside Inn, near Hebburn on South Tyneside) is now closed to fishing.

Leazes Park Lake, Newcastle City Centre (between the RVI and St. James’ Park). Species: Carp, Tench, Bream, Perch, Roach. Permits: day tickets available from local tackle shops (nearest is Bagnall & Kirkwood, Grey Street) or refreshment hut at weekends. Leazes Park AA. Website: http://www.leazesangling.com/

Marden Quarry, Whitley Bay – in the park alongside Studley Gardens and the Broadway (A193). Species:  Carp, Raoch, Rudd, Perch, Bream, Crucians and the occasional large goldfish! Permits: day tickets are available locally from Frasers Angling, ID Fishing and Billy’s of North Shields. The lake is a Big Waters AC water, website: http://www.bigwatersanglingclub.dreamstation.com/

Silksworth Lakes, south of Silksworth Sports Complex in Sunderland. Species: Carp. Bream, Tench, Roach, Rudd. Permits: Phone Mr. Kidd on 0191 522 9070. Sunderland Fresh Water AC.

Throckley Reigh is half a mile north of the tidal river Tyne in the Tyne Riverside Park at Newburn. Species: mixed coarse. Permits: Permits: controlled by the Tyne Anglers Alliance, to which several NE angling clubs are affiliated: http://www.thetaa.co.uk/menu.html.

Stillwater Game Fishing Venues in Tyne & Wear:

Sharpley Springs is situated to the left of the B1404 as you head from Houghton-le-Spring towards Seaham, or conversely about two miles along the same road, going in the opposite direction, from the Seaham exit on the A19 southbound. It comprises eight lakes, the largest being five acres in size. Species: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout. Permits: available on-site. Website: http://www.sharpleysprings.co.uk/

Out Now: A Brand New Book on North East Angling

The Lambton Worm: The Definitive Guide to Angling in North East England

by Pete McParlin

192 Pages

50 Photographs

28 Diagrams

Published by Amberley Publishing on 30th June 2011 and available from all good bookshops throughout the North East and at Amazon.co.uk

The sport of angling has a rich tradition in the North East of England. From the fabled salmon fishing of the Tweed and the Tyne, to the fine spate river and reservoir trout angling found throughout the area’s valleys and hills, taking in the beaches, rocks and piers of the Northumbrian coastline, and not forgetting North Yorkshire and some of the finest coarse angling the UK has to offer – this region is unsurpassed.

The Lambton Worm is both angling guide and handbook, while at the same time giving an insight into the very essence of the sport in this most northerly corner of England. Discover not only the best places to try for almost every kind of fish found in the area, but delve deep into the history and folklore of each angling discipline in turn. Find out how salmon returned to the Tyne after almost half a century away, how stillwater trout fishing became so popular and how some fish appeared in rivers and lakes in quite mysterious circumstances! If that’s not enough, there’s also a look at the fishing from a seasonal perspective – for whatever the weather, the sport up here is only ever on your doorstep.

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6 Responses for “Stillwater Coarse & Game Fishing Venues in Northumberland and Tyne & Wear”

  1. chollerford says:

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  2. Ben says:

    Great help. Cheers

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  4. Carpcatcher80 says:

    another good pond is the roff at ouston (county durham ) species barbel,chubb,bream,ide,perch,roach,tench,ghost carp,mirror carp,commom carp and maybe others if i have missed any. it is reasonably sized and very big for a pond. It costs £6.50 for a day ticket which can be purchased from mountain high river deep which is fishing shop in the back part of a post office in west pelton and only 4 day tickets are sold a day there is a also two year waiting list for memberships

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