Coarse and game fishing is readily available on the River Tees from source to mouth. Free stretches are available along the course of the river with many people local to the river taking advantage of this. The numbers of sea trout and salmon have steadily increased after dramatic improvements in the water quality for the last 10-15 years.The river passes through heavy industry as it travels closer to the sea at Middlesbrough, with in the past the river being treat as a dumping ground by local industry.
Much of the River Tees is controlled by local fishing clubs with most stretches available at cheap day ticket prices. The number of species available depends on the area of the river you fish.
Upper Reaches of the river
A beautiful place for an angler to escape the rat race. The upper reaches are the playground of an impressive amount of brown trout, giving game fishermen some excellent sport whilst surrounded by breath taking beutiful scenary.
- Species: Wild Brown Trout
- Towns: Barnard Castle, Middleton in Teesdale.
- Angling Clubs: Raby Estates, Barnard Castle Angling Association, Bishop Auckland & District Angling Club, Darlington Fly Fishers.
Middle Strectes of the River Tees
The middle reaches serve up not only brown trout however offer Seatrout & Salmon. Due to the ever increasing improvement in water quality the numbers of returning Salmon and Seatrout is increasing every season.
- Species: Brown Trout, Salmon, Seatrout
- Towns: Darlington, Gainford
- Angling Clubs: