Tyneside has very little to offer for dry tooling, but an area which is suitable is the Cove at South Shields. It has two good areas; one being the cove itself, and just a few hundred metres north is what we call the Burl Cave. The rock is limestone with lots of pockets and is ideal for hooking. Just remember to check the tide times, otherwise you'll get wet feet!
It'll never be comparable to Newtyle, but it is in a good setting!
Here's a few pics and a video from this morning.