Fishing regulations

Anglers should be aware of the legal requirements in place before they book fishing. These come in three parts:

Border Esk Conditions

As the River flows into England, it has always been governed by English regulations. Hence you must buy a licence to fish even the Scottish part of the river, as well as getting a permit from the relevant fishery owner. Permits can be obtained through this site and Licences can be obtained on line from the Environment Agency web site.

Fishing the River Border Esk


Fishery conditions

Individual owners may also have their own individual conditions, such as the hours that fishing is allowed on that beat, provision of ghillies (if any) and what fishing methods you can use.

FishPal Booking Conditions

This site uses the FishPal booking engine, so if you use our online booking system, or our call centre on 01573 470612, you need to agree to FishPal's booking conditions.

You will be given another opportunity to read all these conditions before doing any online booking, where you have to indicate your agreement to them. They will also be included in the joining instructions you are given when your booking has been completed.