Cardrona conditions

FishPal conditions

Bookings made through FishPal's help desk or on line booking system are subject to FishPal's standard conditions. If you haven't already read these, you can see them here

Fishery conditions

We reserve the right to decline a booking on receipt of name and vehicle licence number by email.

1. Fishing is usually from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. Later fishing can sometimes be allowed on reasonable request.

2. The maximum number of rods allowed to fish Cardrona is 8 rods in total.

3. The Tweed Angling code applies.

4. All trout and grayling caught by Cardrona Fishings Ltd guests must be returned safely to the water

5. The beat does not have a ghillie although if you wish we can make prior arrangements for an experienced guide which would be arranged at cost. Pools are fished in rotation, starting at the top and gradually moving downstream one step (3ft) at a time, with a minimum 20 yards apart.
Do not enter a pool downstream of fellow anglers unless you have first gained their approval.

By prior arrangement a co-owner may be available to describe the pools/current conditions and provide advice. You must make an arrangement in good time to say you are coming and have arranged a time to meet at the car park beside road bridge. He will then leave you to fish the beat.

6. Please ensure that the Cardrona Fishings Ltd are informed of the full details of any fish you catch, even in the event of no fish being caught. This can be done by email
Cardrona Fishings Ltd reserve the option to decline a future booking if no catch return is confirmed.

7. Sharing of rods is not encouraged and, if it is done, must be with the prior approval of Cardrona Fishings Ltd.

8. The tenant shall not be permitted to assign his tenancy or to sub-let except with the express permission of Cardrona Fishings Ltd.

9. Tenants are particularly requested to keep dogs under strict control especially given the proximity of golf course to the beat.

10. Anglers are reminded of the dangers of wading and being in close proximity to the river when in spate. It is requested that anglers wear modern, fully maintained inflatable life jackets when wading. These are not provided but are widely available from tackle suppliers. Tenants who do not wear life jackets do so entirely at their own risk.

11. The tenant accepts that fishing can be hazardous and will take all necessary precautions.

12. Cardrona Fishings Ltd. will accept no responsibility for damage, injury or loss to the persons or belongings of the tenant or those in his party, from whatever cause arising, nor can they be held in any way responsible for adverse weather conditions or acts of God.

Fishers must indemnify themselves as and to the extent they deem necessary against all risks associated with fishing. This should include loss of earnings and emergency care/transport if applicable.

13. No litter to be discarded. Please take it home or dispose of it in bins adjacent to the parking area.

14. Anglers must be considerate to fellow anglers and good fishing etiquette must be followed at all times and particularly those sharing pools on the Horsburgh Fishings on the North bank. Cardrona Fishings Ltd decisions on all fishing matters is final. Cardrona Fishings Ltd shall not be bound to refund any rents paid in the event of cancellation for whatever reason.

Note: Contravention of the above rules may result in the transgressor being asked to leave the fishery forthwith, with all monies paid forfeit, and denial of future access.

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Tweed conditions

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.

It is now illegal to take any Salmon or Sea-trout, dead
or alive, from 1st February to 31st March each year.
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 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