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Fly Fishing Holidays in Northumberland

Relax along the
River Coquet

Fish the River Coquet surrounded by ancient woodland and echoes of history. Every holiday cottage guest can fish our private stretch of the river, making Brinkburn the perfect place for a truly rewarding and memorable fly fishing holiday.

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Northumberland fly fishing retreats

Whether you are looking to fly fish for salmon, sea trout, or brown trout, our stretch of the River Coquet is abundant with life. With the private stretch of the river running on the doorstep of our holiday cottages, fishing here is a magical experience.

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"Fly fishing at this pristine location was an absolute delight. The tranquil waters of the River Coquet provided the perfect backdrop for a day fishing."

Pierre, Seasoned Fly Fishermen
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Fly fishing holiday uk

Fishermen travel from all over to experience the fishing Northumberland has to offer. Our region is one of the most diverse fly fishing destinations in England, surprising both newcomers and seasoned anglers.

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Fisherman's best friend

Our guest accommodation is dog friendly, and your pooch is welcome to join you on your fly fishing adventure. We know that furry friends make perfect fishing companions, so rest assured they can come to.

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So, what do I need to fly fish in the UK?

Before fishing, you need to have the following:

  • Full UK rod licence (trout, coarse fish, and eel).
  • Salmon and sea trout licence - for those targeting these fish.

Fishing on the River Coquet is allowed during the following open seasons:

  • Salmon Season: February 1st to October 31st
  • Sea Trout Season: April 3rd to October 31st
  • Brown Trout Season: March 22nd to September 30th.

All licences can be purchased via the Gov website.



The Fenwick family hold a strong bond with the local esteemed fishing brand, Hardy. Mark keeps his grandfather’s Hardy rods and tackle at Brinkburn, while his father’s flies are on display at the House of Hardy Museum in Alnwick.

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Enclosed family garden with views of the Northumberland countryside

Bel House

The original gatehouse for The Priory and Manor House with southernly views over fields and the estate drive.

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A small arm chair in front of a fireplace

Blakey House

Blakey House is a lovingly restored home-from-home with stunning surroundings of Brinkburn and the countryside beyond.

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Large kitchen in a holiday cottage perfect for families

Cuthbert House

A rose covered cottage with a beautiful open plan kitchen, overlooking the surrounding fields and woodland.

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Cosy lounge with log burning fire in a holiday cottage

Mullins House

Mullins House is a welcoming, comfy home-from-home situated in the exquisite grounds of Brinkburn.

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Cosy cottage for two hidden in a romantic garden

Priory Cottage

A romantic countryside bolthole tucked away in a picturesque location within the grounds of the Estate.

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The front of The Stables group accommodation

The Stables

A conversion of the former stables on the historic Brinkburn site. This stylish self catered cottage is perfect for a large family and four legged friends.

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