1. Fishing is from 9.00am to 5.00pm, with the ghillies having an hour off at lunchtime. Later fishing can sometimes be allowed on reasonable request and where sensible arrangements can be made to hand back boat and hut keys to the ghillies.
2. In the autumn, there will be three pairs of rods fishing at any one time, one on each of the three beats, making six rods in all. The beats will rotate at 1.00pm each day and where allowed evening fishing may only be carried out on the beat allocated for the afternoon.
3. In the spring and summer there will be four rods who will share the pools according to the dictates of the river conditions.
4. Up to and including 14th September , there will be one ghillie provided for the four rods fishing (he may at the same time be doing bank and beat maintenance). From 16th September there will be two ghillies on all days, one for the rod pair fishing the top beat and one for the middle beat. The bottom beat does not have one, as it is all bank fishing.
5. Fishing is from the left bank only from the top boundary to the island at the foot of the Gateheugh stream. The remainder is double bank.
6. Adult Life vests are available for use free of charge on request to the Ghillie on the day of fishing. Your failure to wear one is done so entirely at your own risk. They must be returned at the end of your days fishing in a similar working order to which they where issued.
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