Alston & District
Angling Association


Alston & District Angling Association beats cover approximately 10 miles of the Upper South Tyne for salmon and sea trout fishing.

Please see the Beats Map download below, some of our beats have changed since last year – March 2020.

The Upper South Tyne flows through an AONB, with a variety of pools and runs, fast flowing 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. We promote catch and release and ask you to return fish to protect future stocks on the river.

The beats begin near Eals Village and extend upriver to Alston, some beats are not managed by us and visitors should study the map to clarify our permitted beats on the river.

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 remainder of the season, which finishes 31st October.

Day tickets are available either by contacting either the secretary on the email below, from The Angel Inn, Front Street, Alston, or from the FishPal link below. Up-to-date information on catches and river levels will be published on our Facebook page (link below).

Please be considerate when parking and take all litter home with you. Tight lines!


FishPal link:


Beats Map 2020 Download

Copyright – Alston Angling Association, 2020.