Allen Valley Angling & Conservation is based in Allendale, Northumberland

We promote the sport of fishing and conservation of the River East Allen for anglers and the local community.

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Allen Valley Angling & Conservation

Join today, catch tomorrow

Welcome to

Allen Valley Angling & Conservation

Allen Valley Angling & Conservation (AVAC) was established in July, 2011 by local environmentalist and fishing enthusiast Paul Frear. Allen Valley Angling & Conservation is based in Allendale, Northumberland in North East England. Discovering that his local river - the River East Allen - was a considerable undeveloped fishing resource, Paul set up Allen Valley Angling & Conservation to facilitate the sustainable development of this resource. The organisation has a growing membership of people who share Paul's passion for conserving and improving the river habitat - as well as for fly fishing!

The organisation is not-for-profit and this means the money anglers pay to go fishing goes straight back to the fishery - with revenues contributing towards conservation efforts to improve fish stock and riverside access. In effect, simply by going fishing on the AVAC waters, anglers are in fact helping to protect and improve the Allen Valley's fisheries.

Great fishing

in beautiful, unrivalled countryside

The River East Allen, situated in the beautiful North Pennines - a designated area of outstanding natural beauty - is home to wild brown trout and provides a spawning ground for sea trout and salmon, which swim up the River Tyne on the North East Coast, to where it joins the River East Allen, near Allendale.


These wild native fish provide great sport for anglers and Allen Valley Angling & Conservation welcomes anglers of all levels of experience.


Please do take some time to find out about becoming a member of Allen Valley Angling & Conservation, or if you are visiting the area for a short time, where you can get your day or weekly fishing permit.

Conservation Efforts


to improve river habitat


Pictured: Paul with Graeme and Mark taking a break from balsam removal work.

As an organisation, we're committed to improving and managing the natural environment of the River East Allen.

We undertake all kinds of projects - from path creation & bank management to tree canopy management and removal of harmful debris from the river itself.


The work that we do would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors, with whom we are proud to be associated.

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Have you remebered to renew your rod licences for the upcoming season? Remember you need A rod licence to fish all AVAC waters. Do so online by following this link!

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Seen anything suspisious while out and about on the river? if so take a look at thie PDf below with information on how to speak up on rural crime with crimestoppers.

ruralcrime crimestoppers.pdf

Allen Valleys,

If the river is too high or you fancy a change of scenery here is a link to some other interesting things you could get up too in the Allen Valley!


Fishing Info,

A handy litte link to a fantastic website check it out!

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Catch Returns

Please could all members send in there catch returns... Guidance can be found on our Catch Returns Page

End of Season!

Another season come and gone! A massive thank you to all our members for another fantastic year!

Hot Weather guidance

Please follow this link to some advice on correct fish handling during hot/dry Weather.

New Champion!

Find out what happened at this years Lead Trout Trophy on the Past Events Page!

Privacy Notice

We have updated our privacy notice, a downloadable version can be found on our Membership Page

Season is off to a good start!

Lots of fish being landed at Coatenhill so far this season and a few starting to show in the river! Catch Reports

Dates for your diary

Check out the upcoming events page for all the events happening in the club including some tree work and the Lead Trout..  Upcoming Events

Fancy joining the Committee?

Please come and join the Committee
Help promote the club and bring in fresh ideas !

Please follow the link to the Contact Us Page

Election of Officers: 2019 to 2020

•Chairman – Mark Charlton
•Secretary & Treasurer – Paul Frear
•Membership Secretary – Barry Wilson
•Bailiff(s) – Vacant
•Clifford Jackson, Nick Kozlowski, Clive Bishop, John Day


Thank you to all that came to yet another fantastic AGM, if you couldent make it the minuets and the presentation are available on the Past Events Page

Prize Draw

David Banks wins the prize draw for providing his catch return to us!

New Rule!

Childer under 16 are now permitted to fish with worm on Coatenhill as long as they fish with barbless hooks and under a float.


Allen Valley Angling & Conservation is looking for sponsors to help us achieve our conservation goals. Find out about how becoming a sponsor can help your business.

More details about sponsorship packages