Two mile stretch of the river Wear, 1 mile either side of the Abbey, access above abbey is by the river bank and below abbey by a road way leading to various points of easy access to the river bank. You are offered a variety of fish from prime Salmon, Sea trout, Brown trout and course fishing. Long streamy runs, glides and deep holes gives you perfect fly, spinner and worm water for game fishing.
For the course fisherman, float, feeder and bomb, with maggot, caster and worm will tempt Barbell, Chub, Dace, Grayling Gudgeon and Eels.
Fishing Day tickets are available from the shop £7 a day (including car park) £4 Junior or Season Tickets for £50 (car park not included but at reduced rate of £1.50 per day ticket must be shown)
Further details please contact the farm 0191-3866528
Finchale Abbey Fishing Rules
1/ A valid " Environment Agency " licence must be produced before a day or season ticket will be issued
2/ No Day, season ticket , or licence to be transferred.
3/ Fishing will only take place on the "Abbey " bank approximately one mile upstream and a mile down
4/ No more than one rod to be used at any one time
5/ No nets (fyke), or traps to be used.
6/ All coarse fish to be returned
7/ Keepnets must be at lest 8 feet in length, not less than 15 inches in diameter, of knotless material.
8/ Fish to be retained in Keepnets no more than 5 hours, no trout to be kept in Keepnets
9/ Two fish in season may be kept, brown trout (10") all others to be returned.
10/ No fires
11/ No maggots to be used during close season; March 15th - June 15th, both dates inclusive.
12/ The Riparion owner has the right to terminate your day or season ticket without refund, if it is proven that you have broken any of the above rules, or any other "ENVIRONMENT AGENCY" rules.
Please note that Anglers are advised to wear a lifejacket and a wading stick is advised.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Fishing Day ticket (including car parking)||£7.00 activity|
Season tickets £50 (car parking is £1.50 per session). Junior ticket £4.
* Feburary 1st - Salmon Season Opens
March 22nd - Brown Trout Season Opens
April 3rd - Sea Trout Season Opens
June 16th - Coarse Fishing Season Opens
(Any salmon caught before June 16th must be returned immediately)
September 30th - Brown Trout Season Closes
October 31st - Salmon and Sea Trout Season Closes