Gainford is considered one of the best places to fish on the River Tees and home to species such as brown trout, sea trout, salmon, chub, grayling and pike.
As we own part of the river, visitors can fish from River Cottage, however you must buy a permit from the post office (100 metres away) to support the stocking of the river.
The river by the cottage is about 6ft deep and open for the following seasons:
|Type of Fishing||Open Dates|
|Sea trout||3rd April – 31st October|
|Salmon||1st February – 31st October|
|Trout||2nd October – 20th March|
|Coarse-fishing||16th June – 14th March|
From a local man’s blog, here is a series of fish, all caught on the River Tees.