Welcome to Felling Fly Fishing Club, one of the top angling clubs in North East England.

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Club History

Felling Fly Fishing Club was founded in 1984 by some 10 people who believed there was a place for a new game fishing club within the region as it was very difficult to gain access to any of the local clubs at that time. Those early days saw plenty of hard work put in by the few members that we had and we acquired our first piece of fishing water later that year, the river Rede, in Northumberland and the main tributory of the north Tyne. In the 36 years since then we have seen waters come and go, like Tumbleton Lake at Cragside, Blackton Reservoir in north Yorkshire, the river Garry on the west coast of Scotland and the river Liddle in Cumbria. Some of the waters we would liked to have retained and others were sacrificed for newer and better fishing for the members.

Whilst our five year average runs at 110 salmon and 161 sea trout 2020 saw our members catch over 300 salmon and sea trout despite the Covid pandemic. Our stillwater trout fisheries run at over 3 fish per rod per day. The Club record for biggest salmon caught is 31.5lbs and biggest sea trout is 14lb 10ozs. A significant number of large salmon and sea trout were caught on club beats in 2020 with the biggest salmon being a beautiful 26 pounder making it nine years running that salmon over the 20lb mark have been caught by members on club beats. The largest sea trout caught in 2020 weighed in at 13lb. The club encourages members to fish "catch and release" and in 2020 over 95% of salmon and over 92% of sea trout caught were safely released. 

A new stretch of river fishing was acquired in 2019 with the addition of the Castle Heaton beat on the river Till. We now have four seperate beats on the Till all within close proximity of each other so, if the beat you are on seems slow, you can be on another beat within a few minutes.

We constantly provide updates on our news page for members about current fishing conditions unlike other local clubs that only provide links to other bodies or associations but rarely, if ever, update members on current fishing conditions. We also have a members only forum section where members keep other members up dated with river levels and other topics of interest.

We have over 15 miles of river fishing, covering most of our major rivers in the region such as the North Tyne, Till, Coquet and Wear. Our beats are long in length with ample and secure parking giving members a wonderful selection of venues for salmon and sea trout fishing including the two best salmon rivers and the best sea trout river in England. For the angler who also likes trout fishing we offer a brown trout fishery and two rainbow trout fisheries. Our trout fishery in north Yorkshire is regularly stocked with rainbows at around the 2lb mark with larger fish up to 5lb stocked fairly regularly throughout the season. This fishery is open to members of the general public and prices and ticket outlets can be found under the fishing link above. In the north of the region we have a 5 acre trout fishery again stocked with rainbow trout at around the 2lb mark. Then we have our brown trout fishery at the scenic and beautiful Crag Lough where members fish from boats at no extrs cost. Further details can be found by clicking on the "fishing" link at the top of the page.We also have a restricted membership level so that overcrowding on the banks of the rivers is never a problem; you could even end up fishing the beat on your own and wonder if we do have other members. If you are interested in joining one of the top angling clubs in the region then please use the membership application form at the top of this page. You may also email us via the "Contact Us" button on the home page.