Fish on the Tyne
Rae Borras takes a jaunt to Geordie land in this episode of The Game Fishers Diary, as he visits the River Tyne in Northumbria for some quality Atlantic Salmon fishing. You would be forgiven for thinking the Tyne was a dirty and polluted hub of industrial chaos, but that would be the Tyne of old. Over the last few decades, cleaning efforts and removal of industry in Newcastle has brought the Tyne back to its former glory and it now stands as undoubtedly the best Salmon river in England. Rae is in luck today. Andrew Jackson of Wardens Fishing has brought him to perhaps the best pool on the whole system. Known by the locals as the Junction Pool, this I where the north and south strands of the Tyne converge, known to hold massive amounts of fresh, above average Salmon on their way up stream. After a lesson in local watercraft, Rae joins fishing advocate Anne Woodcock a little downstream. As every Salmon historian knows, something about the sport just seems to require a women's touch, and Anne quickly puts Rae on to some fighting fit, big Tyne Salmon.