1. Fishing is by fly only, spinning or bait fishing are not permitted.
2. No fishing on Sundays.
3. Season: 1st February to end of November for salmon.15th March to
to 30th September for brown trout.
4. Anglers must carry a permit when fishing and it,as well as fish and tackle, must be exhibited to any Water Bailiff, Police Officer, Keeper, River Watcher, or any authorised person, including members of the Association on aapplication.
5. All parr, smolts, kelts and and grayling must be carefully returned.
6. Permit holders must respect fences and property being passed over, shut gates, and park sensibly as heavy farm machinery will be using the roads. Do not light fires, take dogs onto the waterside or interfere with any farm animals game.
7. Suspected pollution or poaching must be reported without delay to the Se
8. Only Resident season permit holders are entitled to vote at the Associations AGM held in early January in Berwick (see local press for details). This permit must be produced at the AGM for voting purposes.
9. ALL migratory fish MUST be returned until the end of June. After June season permit holders can kill one fish per week (Mon-Sat).
10. After killing a migratory fish, the angler can continue fishing for migratory fish catch and release with barbless hooks.
11. BY LAW the catching of any salmon or sea trout must be reported to the Secretary either by post or telephone or email within one week of the catch date. The following information is required: Species, catch date, beat number and whether the fish was killed or returned.
12. Permit holders must observe the following:-
(a) Only two anglers anglers are permitted to fish a pool a
a pool at ANY ONE TIME.
(b) Do not start fishing fishing in front of another angler.
(c) Keep moving down t
down the pool when others are waiting to fish behind you.
(d) If you wish to fish the pool again, come out of the water and take yourturn at the head.
Brown Trout Conditions.
13. For conservation reasons, anglers are encouraged to return all brown trout, brown trout under 9 inches and over 12 inches MUST be returned. Specimen trout over 22 inches may be taken as part of the two fish limit. Brown trout must be measured from the nose to the V in the tail.
No more than TWO brown trout may be taken in a day.
14. Extent of Association water for brown trout: -
Canty's Bridge to approx ½ mile above Allanton bridge, excluding Edington Mill stretch from footpath above the Cauld down to the mill lade. Hutton Bridge up to the Cliff above Duncan's Mill s
stretch south bank only. P
Please refer to the current m
15. Brown trout fishing is only allowed after the 1st of June on Gainslaw Hill Stretch between Canty's Bridge up to the
the Cauld, South bank only.
Anglers must sign a declaration stating that they have satisfied the conditions relating to the prevention of spread of the parasite Gryrodactylus
Gryrodactylus Salaris given in the in the current Tweed Angling Code.
1. To help prevent an outbreak of Gyrodactylus salaris which has had catastrophic effects on some foreign rivers, all rods fishing must complete a Gyrodactylus declaration on arrival at the fishery. This states that either you have not used your fishing tackle abroad in the last three months, or you have done so and had it properly sterilised, or you have done so and NOT had it sterilised. In the latter case, you must agree to sterilisation taking place before you start fishing, and accept that there may be some delay in getting this organised. A copy of the declaration form can be seen at: this page
2. The season is from 1st February to 30th November and there is no fishing on Sundays.
3. On or before 14th February and on or after 15th September it is fly only. At other times you are asked to have a good try with a fly first, and only resort to a spinner if you really have to in the very last part of your visit.
4. No prawns, worms, shrimps or gaffs can be used at any time.
5. SPRING SALMON & SEA-TROUT. LAW:
It is now illegal to take any Salmon or Sea-trout, dead
or alive, from 1st February to 31st March each year.
SPRING SALMON TWEED RULES:
These Rules apply to all Salmon and Grilse (not Seatrout)
for the period 1st April to 30th June each year on
the whole of the Tweed catchment.
• Anglers must return to the water ALL Salmon and
Grilse caught up to the end of June, unharmed.
• Every effort must be taken by the angler and
boatman to allow fish to recover after being caught.
SALMON CAUGHT AFTER 30TH JUNE:
• Salmon caught after 30th June should be returned
if they are not fresh (i.e. not silver) and therefore
likely to be Spring stock.
Every effort must be taken by the angler and boatman to allow fish to recover after being caught; only those fish that have actually died in the course of resuscitation may be removed from the water. No one is allowed to dispatch a fish, e.g. by use of a priest. On no account may any fish be killed.
Fish that have died will be the property of the Fishery Proprietors to dispose of as is seen appropriate however, fish that have died should be used to further the scientific knowledge of our Spring stock. The beat MUST therefore:
* Keep a record that a fish has not been able to be revived, and
* Provide The Tweed Foundation with the length, weight, scales, and any tissue samples they require from the dead fish.
6. HOOK TYPE: The use of barbless hooks is encouraged, especially for Spring fishing. Flatten or remove barbs to make hook removal easier and to cause less damage and stress to the fish.
7. Anglers are expected to comply with the Code of Good Angling Practice produced by the RTC which can be seen at: this page
There is a weight/length chart available on the RTC website at: this page
Anglers returning Salmon before 30th June may order a 'Spring Salmon' shirt (restricted to two per person per season) from The Tweed Foundation by making a donation - see details under 'Claims' section of the Spring leaflet which can be seen at: href="http:/ target="new">this page