Fishing at Tillmouth

About The Beat

The Tillmouth salmon fishings extend for 4.14 miles of single bank on the English side, downstream from Coldstream Bridge and has 22 named pools which hold salmon and sea trout throughout the Spring, Summer and Autumn seasons. The beat extends through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is sheltered by a series of spectacular river cliffs and wooded banks which provide a haven for wildlife. Otters, kingfishers, ospreys and peregrines are a common sight by visiting flyfishers.

For the fisherman the beat offers privacy and seclusion. Visiting rods use their own vehicles to access the pools. In most, but NOT all cases this is fairly straightforward. Please note we advise larger parties to have at least one 4x4 in their party.

Tillmouth enjoys prolific runs of hard fighting fresh, and often sea liced, salmon and sea trout throughout the Tweed's ten-month season (February 1st - November 30th). It's 22 main holding pools offer good high and low water fishing. Depending upon river levels, most of the pools offer easy wading from accessible banks. For boat fishing Tillmouth has 12 boats, mostly traditional Tweed wooden cobbles, spread between all its main pools. See the page titled "Beat Details" to know more about how Tillmouth operates the fairest and simplest rod draw possible.

The owners of Tillmouth are supporters of the Tweed Angling Code and conservation measures and tenants will be encouraged to follow these guidelines. Tillmouth is capable of accommodating the Tweed Wheelyboat and its boatmen are glad to assist any party to enjoy this facility.

Fishermen and their guests now have the use of the new Bridge Hut (pictures included in the text) at the Long Stream, just below Coldstream Bridge. The new hut forms the focal point for the beat and is ideal for parties of up to 6 fishers and their guests who may want to take the entire beat for a number of days. It is where fishermen and boatmen meet in the mornings. The facilities include a kitchen, WC (including disabled access) sitting and dining area (for up to 12 people) with a wood burning stove. The siting of the new hut gives a spectacular back drop over the Long Stream pool and the magnificent Coldstream Bridge, with direct access from the A697, the main Newcastle/Edinburgh road through the Borders.

Fishing at Tillmouth

Fishing at Tillmouth



"Great team of ghillies and head boatman - really made us feel at home and helped us make the best of the conditions - worthy of praise."

Graham Turner, Belfast





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