Salmon Catch & Release

Recent research has shown that almost all fish will survive if they are treated properly, according to a simple set of rules.

Three anglers fished Bywell beat, River Tyne on the last 2 days of the season in search of Atlantic Salmon with Professor Ken Whelan from the Atlantic Salmon Trust. Despite almost mid-summer conditions, our volunteer anglers provided us with two magnificent seventeen pound cock fish and a beautiful, silver 5 pounder. Fittingly the first 17lb fish fell to 19 year old Jess England, the youngest of our anglers and the second brute was caught by 77 year old Tom Robinson

Survival rates for salmon are greatly increased if proper angling techniques and equipment is used, and practices for catching, handling and releasing fish are adopted.

The Gift has been filmed in 3 parts:

Part One: Tackle

Part 2: Planning the River

Part 3: Catch & Release