The River Tyne

river Tyne
Guide to the River Tyne.
The River Tyne offers excellent salmon fishing, trout fishing and course fishing. The two tributaries, the North Tyne and the South Tyne, also offer great angling opportunities.

The salmon fishing is probably what the Tyne is most famous for, with salmon regularly exceeding weights of 30lbs.

The Path of the River Tyne

The River Tyne's source is made up of two smaller rivers, the River North Tyne and the River South Tyne which converge just west of the Northumberland village of Acomb, around a mile and a half northwest of the market town of Hexham.

The River Tyne initially heads southeast and across the northern outskirts of the town of Hexham. As the river passes under the bridge at Hexham it forms a stunning piece of water and splits to form several small islands along with one large island. As the river leaves the picturesque town of Hexham behind, the village of Anick lies on the river's northern bank.

The river winds its way first east and then southeast, absorbing its tributary, Devil's Water, and then on to the village of Corbridge, where it flows along the southern edge of the village, creating some beautiful fishing spots as it passes. Continuing on its southeasterly course the next settlements on the River Tyne are the villages of Riding Mill and Broomhaugh, after which the river heads in a more easterly direction to the villages of Stockfield and Painshawfield.

Downstream of Painshawfield the Tyne heads in an east northeasterly direction flowing between the village of Ovingham (on the north bank) and the small town of Pruhoe (on the southern bank). Maintaining its east northeasterly course, the next settlement on the banks of the Tyne is the village of Wylam, as the river leaves Wylam it forms the border between Northumberland and the metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear.

The small village of Clara Vale is next to be graced by the Tyne, after which it heads east southeast, passing the northern tip of the town of Ryton and the southern edge of the village of Newburn, on past the Newcastle upon Tyne suburb of lemington, and past the northern edge of the town of Blaydon.

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The River Tyne now starts to head east southeast with the western outskirts of Newcastle upon Tyne on the northern bank and the village of Swalwell, the town of Whickham and the village of Dunston on the south bank. The Tyne's tributary, the River Team joins the flow opposite the Newcastle Business Park, and it turns northeast flowing between Newcastle upon Tyne's city centre and the town of Gateshead.

Another tributary, the River Ouseburn, is absorbed and the river takes a turn southeast as far as the Gateshead district of Felling, it then flows north northeast passing the Newcastle suburb of Walker on one bank, and the small town of Hebburn on the other bank.

The Tyne reaches as far as the town of Wallsend and then starts to head east past the town of Jarrow, picking up another tributary, the River Don (Tyne and Wear), as it flows. The Tyne then changes course and flows northeast between the towns of North Shields and South Shields, before finally discharging into the North Sea.

Species of fish found in the River Tyne include:

Fishing Clubs & Societies with fishing rights on the River Tyne

River Tyne Counties & Tributaries

  • Flows through counties:
    • Northumberland
    • Tyne and Wear
  • Tributaries include:
    • North Tyne
    • South Tyne
    • Devil's Water
    • River Team
    • River Ouseburn
    • River Don (Tyne and Wear)
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