A lifetime of experience and understanding
Reeltime Fishing and Leisure is owned and operated by Aidan Pollard, a knowledgeable, ‘well-seasoned’ countryman with a passion for fishing and river life.
Aidan co-managed the Bywell Salmon Fishing Syndicate for 19 years including the record year of 2004 (697 salmon, 36 grilse, and 154 sea trout).
Aidan is a knowledgeable fisherman with a wealth of expertise and a passionate interest in the history of the area and ecology of the Tyne river system. He is fishery consultant to the Tyne Rivers Trust (with specific interest in fish migration and sustainable habitat development), involved with developing its Angling Passport, and with the Angling Trust promoting angling at community events. Recently appointed Ghillie at the Tyne Waters Meet.
Aidan Pollard has worked in fisheries for over 33 years. He is an associate member of the Institute of Fishery Management (AMIFM), a qualified angling coach licensed with the Angling Trust, and is a member of the Game Angling Instructors’ Association (GAIA).