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November 5, 2020 Signal Crayfish Remains Found on the River Coquet

We have been alerted by the Northumberland Rivers Trust that the remains of a large signal crayfish have been found on the Coquet near to Felton. This invasive species can have a huge impact and could wipe out the native populations nearby on the Wansbeck and the Aln. The NRT request that any anglers out […]

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November 2, 2020 Nice Fish - 100% record

Permit Holder Colin Perkins only managed one day's fishing this year - but on that day he caught this beauty at Low Park. Colin is hoping to maintain the same 100% record next year ! but hopefully getting the chance to fish more days.

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November 2, 2020 Brilliant Season for Sean Anderson

Sean Anderson has sent us some photographs of his excellent fishing season in his second year as a Federation permit holder. Equally important Sean has encouraged a lot of his friends to buy permits introducing a new generation of 'younger' anglers to the Federation - well done Sean and thanks. See our Facebook for more […]

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November 2, 2020 Great Salmon caught in October at Ovingham

Trevor Harrison has sent us this picture of the salmon he caught at Ovingham 16th October netted by his friend Ian Macpherson - Great fish Trevor. If you have a favourite or special picture from this season please email it to us and we will post it on our website.

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October 30, 2020 2020 CATCH RETURN (and Nil Return)

As our fishing season draws to a close, I remind all permit holders that catch returns are required this year from all anglers (Fishing Permit Rule 8. in the handbook) including nil returns. This rule has been introduced as we now have to submit this information to our landlords as part of our licence conditions. […]

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October 25, 2020 October Fishing

There has been some excellent fishing on the Coquet this month. Hope you get time to have a last cast before the season ends at the end of this month. A reminder October is fly fishing only and all fish must be released. Fishing on the Till continues until the end of November (salmon permit […]

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October 7, 2020 Catch / Return Form now online

You can now enter in your catch & release data via our website. You can find the form via the green button at the top of the page, or in the top menu, or at the bottom of the website. Once you have filled in the form and submitted your catch / release, please wait […]

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October 5, 2020 Brown Trout Centenary Cup Winner 2020

Congratulation to Dennis Melvin winner of this years Brown Trout Centenary Cup. This cup is awarded to the Angler who is proven to have caught the biggest Brown Trout on any Federation water during the season. Caught on the 9th September near Ladies Bridge, Rothbury, weight 4 pounds 7 ounces using a dry fly (Adams […]

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October 3, 2020 A Day on the Till - by Richard Beesley

A great day on the Till this week. 11 fish all caught on my nymphing rod. 6 under 1lb - 4 Grayling and 2 small trout. 5 Grayling over 1lb. Biggest 2 fish were 1lb 12oz and 2lb 11oz ( see pic. of 2lb 11oz)  All fish returned safely.  No bigger Sea Trout showing. Had a […]

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September 11, 2020 Heaviest Brown Trout So Far

A great fishing day for permit holder Dennis Melvin on Sunday - catching what is the heaviest recorded brown trout so far this season on Federation waters - a contender for the Centenary Cup. Weight 4 pounds 7 ounces, caught on the Rothbury waters near Ladies Bridge using a dry fly (Adams Dry). After being […]

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August 6, 2020 Salmon Licence Required to to fish the tidal section of the river Coquet and on the river Till

Just a reminder to all permit holders you need to have a Federation salmon permit to fish the tidal section of the river Coquet and also on both our Till waters. See Fishing Permit rule 3.f on page 4 of the handbook (also on our website). Trout permit holders can upgrade by contacting the Head […]

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July 30, 2020 Brown Trout - Possible Trophy Winner

Permit holder James Tocker caught this beauty of a Brown Trout yesterday on Federation waters. A contender for the Centenary Cup - it's the heaviest brown trout caught so far this season on Federation waters. Weight 4 lb 5 ounces - safely returned to the water. Well done James - great angling.

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July 17, 2020 It's Been a Great Week on Federation Waters

It's been a great angling week on Federation waters. See new Photographs on our gallery page. Season and visitor permits are still available - apply online.

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July 13, 2020 Change to Thropton: River Coquet Map

Please see the revised map amending the access point to the Thropton: River Coquet water. We ask all anglers not to use the access route which was numbered 1 on the map you currently hold. Please use the new map and access point shown on this map. The revised map is now available on our […]

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July 2, 2020 A Good Evening's Fishing

David Murray had a good evening's fishing on Tuesday with good friends, few fish landed and topped off with this fresh sea trout of 11.5 pound - safely returned. Nice fish David- well done. Sounds like the perfect evening.

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June 17, 2020 Great Few Days for Greg

Federation Permit holder Greg Ritchie has had a great few days fishing on our waters. Three days after catching the first salmon on the fly on the Federations Coquet waters, he caught this beauty salmon. Caught on the fly last night just before dark. Weight 12lb. After being photographed the fish was quickly and safely […]

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June 16, 2020 First Salmon Caught on the Fly on the Coquet

Congratulations to angler Greg Ritchie who on Sunday caught the first salmon on the Federations Coquet waters this season . Using a GR60 11 foot switch rod caught on an alleys pattern. Pictured is Greg receiving the box of flies he won for this achievement. Well done Greg - a moment to be proud of.

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June 7, 2020 First Salmon for Callum

New permit holder Callum Melvin caught his first ever Salmon yesterday. A proud and happy moment for Callum - well done. After quickly taking this photograph the fish was safely returned to the water.

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June 2, 2020 Fishing on Federations Shillmoor water

Permit holder Stephen Grigor clearly enjoyed his evenings fishing on the Federations Shillmoor Water - "Had a great trip up to Shillmoor this evening - my first visit to the Coquet after years of fishing the Tyne so thought I'd start at the top..... What a beautiful part of the world. Slightly out of my […]

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May 15, 2020 Another Great Fish caught on the Coquet

Another good Salmon caught on the Coquet yesterday by Sean Anderson. Estimated to be just over 10 pound. Well done Sean - nice fish. Federation Permits are still available on-line. Apply this morning and you could be fishing this weekend.

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May 14, 2020 Eighteen pound Salmon Caught on the Coquet yesterday

Great fishing by Federation Permit holder David Lee who caught a fabulous salmon yesterday on the Coquet. It weighed 18 pound 3 ounces and was caught on a rapala. Well done David - cracking fish. Permits can be purchased on-line for all Federation waters

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May 14, 2020 Federation Till Waters Re-Open

The Federation Till waters will re-open for fishing from today. The same Covid conditions will apply on the Till as detailed on our news item released on Monday. Before you fish the Till (and all our waters) can you please read Mondays's news item. If you fish the Till, we ask that all anglers stay […]

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May 13, 2020 Message from The Environment Agency - back to fishing

Please see the following message from the Environment Agency - We know how much you’ve all been waiting to get back out onto the banks safely. So we wanted to let you know that the Government’s latest review of lockdown restrictions means that we can all do exactly that from today, Wednesday 13 May, in […]

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May 13, 2020 The documents you must carry when fishing on Federation waters

As we return to fishing today, please remember when fishing Federation waters you must at all times carry: This Seasons Federation Permit A valid and current Environment Agency fishing licence Without these documents you will be asked to stop fishing. Also, if using your car please remember to place the Federation parking permit on the […]

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May 12, 2020 Northumbrian Anglers' Federation- Re-Opening of Waters

RETURN TO FISHING ON FEDERATION WATERSYou will be aware the government have allowed angling to re-commence from Wednesday (tomorrow). As Covid 19 is still on the increase in our area and killing people, before you decide whether you want to fish we ask that you consider what impact Covid 19 would have on you and your family if contracted whilst […]

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March 25, 2020 Federation Permits Can Now Be Bought or Renewed On-Line (when our waters open again)

As soon as our waters are open again Federation Permits can now be bought or renewed (and paid for) on-line through our website. We hope this makes the process of obtaining a permit a lot easier. For those who prefer to continue to apply by post we still offer that option. Trout permits can be […]

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March 24, 2020 Closure of Fishing on Federation Waters

Following the Government announcement last night all the Northumbrian Anglers Federation  waters will be closed for fishing with immediate effect. We request that all permit holders, bailiff's and volunteers respect and adhere to the Governments guidance. We will suspend the purchase of new permits until further notice.This decision by the Government has been taken to […]

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March 23, 2020 Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19): We’re aware that the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will impact all of you in different ways, and the health and wellbeing of our employees, volunteers and permit holders is of utmost importance to us. During this time, please follow the latest guidance on social distancing and unnecessary contact.

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March 21, 2020 Corrected Map - Warkworth - No Fishing allowed outside The Old School

It has been pointed out to us there is an omission on our Warkworth map. The corrected map will appear on our website later today. Can all Anglers please note there is no fishing allowed outside The Old School in Warkworth. We have marked the Old School on this map. NAF boundary markers will be […]

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March 14, 2020 2020 Coquet Trophy Winner - First Spring Salmon Caught on the Coquet Today

Congratulations to Geordie Nicholson who caught the first Federation Spring Salmon on the Coquet this morning - winner of the 2020 Coquet Trophy. Weight 17 pound 4 ounces, caught on a yellow toby spoon. Congratulations from everyone involved in the Northumbrian Anglers Federation - a great achievement to be proud of - well done

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March 13, 2020 First 2020 Salmon caught on the River Tyne ? and on the Federation Beat at Ovingham

Congratulations to angler and Federation permit holder Mike Wood who last Friday caught what is thought to be the first 2020 spring salmon caught south of the border and on the river Tyne. It was 34" and estimated to be about 14 - 15 pounds. The fish took 70 yards of backing and 20 minutes […]

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March 3, 2020 Statement of North Atlantic Salmon report

The North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation (NASCO) have recently published the first ever State of North Atlantic Salmon Report to raise awareness about the state of Atlantic salmon stocks during the International Year of the Salmon.  The report highlights that Atlantic salmon are a species in crisis. This makes very interesting reading. You can find […]

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January 31, 2020 Tight Lines for 2020

Good luck to all the Federation permit holders for our 2020 fishing season which starts tomorrow. Hope fishing is good for you and you enjoy the wonderful countryside and companionship of your fellow anglers. For those hoping to catch the first fresh salmon of the season on the Coquet we wish you good luck. If […]

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January 27, 2020 Website and rules update

Some important changes have taken place on this site. These changes were made on both the 24th and 25th of January and further updated today (Monday). Changes are listed below. Restructured top menu (adding more links) under Rules & Regulations New and revised rules now on website Replaced all river map images with new improved […]

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January 25, 2020 River Maps

We are processing a large update on River Maps available on this site. This update is expected to take place over the rest of today, during this time the new maps will become available on the River pages and Maps page. Old maps have been removed.

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January 6, 2020 First Grayling

Permit Holder Andy Gorman had a great angling day on Sunday fishing the top half of the Federation's Wooler water. Fishing with his new Greys Streamline 9' #4 rod using Chrystal Prince flies Andy caught his first ever Grayling which was also his first fish caught on the Till - well done Andy. Grayling fishing […]

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December 18, 2019 Rule and Fishing Method Changes for 2020

In order to comply with the conditions of new leases the following changes to fishing methods and rules will apply from 2020. Total ban on all worm fishing for migratory fish and trout on the river Coquet and the river Tyne. Ban on the use of “Flying C’s” on all waters. No spinning permitted for the months […]

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December 18, 2019 2020 Permit Prices

Annual permit prices are to remain unchanged this year and can be purchased through the Head Bailiff - see website for details.A wider range of visitor permits will be made available for 2020. Full details to be released in January.

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September 3, 2019 New Rule for Federation on River Coquet (October Fishing)

Being mindful of fish preservation and protection. The Federation will apply a new rule (starting this year) that all Salmon and Sea Trout caught in October on the River Coquet must be released. The Federations Coquet waters will therefore be catch and release only for Salmon and Sea Trout for the whole month of October […]

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