Dawyck 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

1. As there is no full time ghillie on the beat, it is essential that all rods contact Finlay Wilson on 07791 696129 the evening before fishing to get fishing / beat instructions. A detailed beat map is available and will be provided to all rods on the first day of fishing from Finlay Wilson.
2. Fly only
3. No bait of any kind.
4. No spinning or spinning tackle.
5. One pace must be taken downstream after every cast.
6. Any fish that may be foul hooked shall immediately be returned to the river undamaged and alive.
7. The holder of this ticket undertakes to fish with legal lures only, and to give all the assistance in his power to prevent illegal fishing and poaching. It shall be his duty at once to report all illegal acts to the Issuer of this ticket or Watchers and he shall allow the Watchers or other persons duly authorised to inspect the fish and tackle in his possession.
8. No vehicles to be driven into fields, or left obstructing any entrance to gateways. Ticket holders are requested to close all gates through which they pass and to avoid damaging fences or other property, or disturbing game.
9. No fishing allowed from one hour after sunset to one hour before sunrise.
10. All fishing equipment, including waders should be thoroughly cleaned and treated to kill any parasites in particular Gyrodactylus salaris. A copy of the Gyrodactylus salaris requirements has been provided to you and must be followed.
11. No ticket holder shall be allowed to sell his fish,
12. The permit must be exhibited on request and should always be carried when fishing on the water.
13. This ticket shall only be available to the party in whose favour it is granted and is not transferable.
14. No ticket holder shall be accompanied by a dog.
15. All parr or fry to be returned with care to protect future stocks.
16. Wading, particularly deep wading is largely unnecessary on this beat and is discouraged particularly in high water. Ticket holders wade at their own risk.
17. Fishers under the age of 16 are to be accompanied by an adult at all times.
18. A copy of the Tweed Code has been provided to you and must be followed.
19. Catch and release, particularly of hens, is encouraged in all circumstances. All stale/spent fish shall be returned unharmed. Ticket holders are restricted to a daily limit of 2 seatrout and one salmon per day.
20. All ticket holders are required to report catches to Finlay Wilson on 07791 696129.

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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