Changing our strategies from Freshwater to Salt….

No serious rain for sometime is making Salmon & Sea trout fishing very difficult at this time. Rivers are low and water temps are increasingly high. Lets pray for rain soon for the fishes sake!!

The rivers have been incredibly low for sometime now, a similar situation to last season. We have postponed all our guided Salmon Fishing Trips. One its not fair on the fish and two, it would be a waste of my clients time and my time. No flow, very high water temps and bright sun.

We have still been guiding for Sea trout but even that has slowed up for us so we have moved our thoughts and time towards fishing in the sea. Only living a 5minute drive from the sea and some incredible coastline on our doorstep it would have been rude not to explore and target specific species given the conditions.

Our aim was to target Bass, Sea Trout, Wrasse & Pollock on the Lure and the Fly. Iv had numerous boats in my guiding career, Sports boats, Fishing Boats, Ribs, Inflatables or a SIB (Soft Inflatable Boat) but I always come back to the SIBS. Cheap to run, very nimble and can be used in extremely shallow water due to there very shallow v-air floor. We have a few currently in our lineup, a Honwave t38 and a Seapro 360. Both matched with Honda BF20’S and mariner 20 EFI engines.

We prefer to guide single people on the salt or a max of 2. Not only for room on the boat but for Safety which is paramount, especially when you are dealing with the North Sea. If we have larger parties, we have access to a larger RIB which we launch from Beadnell thanks to the guys at Beadnell Boat Launch.

With the rivers being low for seatrout, alot of the fish are staying on the coastline and carrying onto feed. This is a great time to ambush them with hard lures trawled and also the fly if the right moment arrises. We started a week ago and the next few months should provide some great sport. Already we have landed some lovely Bass, Wrasse & Pollock. We will start targeting the sea trout early July and hope for a successful few months given the conditions.

Adam Radwan and myself ventured out around the Farne Islands a few weeks ago and had some superb sport with Wrasse, Pollock & Coalfish. Adam lost a big pollock on the fly and had his first Cod on the Fly.

If you wish to experience Fly fishing & Lure Fishing in the Salt or have a target Species in mind which to wish to catch. Send us a email or contact us through our Contact form and we will do our best to help.

James Armstrong- Owner & Head Guide/ Chasing Fins

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