Please contact Edward Dodd on 01896 823145 a few days in advance of your booking, in order to arrange a rendezvous on the beat, where necessary. Edward knows the beat
well and will take time with rods on arrival to provide details of boundaries, lies, flies and other useful information that he can impart.
Edward is not engaged as a gillie, but may be prepared by private arrangement to act as gillie for the day, for those rods who would value the service.
Autumn lets from mid September onwards may commence any time after 08.30 by prior arrangement with Edward Dodd and may likewise fish until the darkening. However, Edwards decision on start and finish times is final.
The house reserves the right, if water conditions permit, to fish one very occasional rod following discreetly. Likely to be a very very rare occasion.
Despite any reference to spinning in the 'Tweed Conditions', the beat is let on a fly only basis throughout the entire season. Spinning, including the use of the Repala or similar spinning lures on whatever type of rod, is not permitted at any time.
If both rods are from the same party, they may both fish the same bank at the same time, maintaining a respectable distance between them. Where each of the 2 rods are let independently, then Edward Dodd will agree a reasonable rotation on the toss of a coin.
The Gledswood Boundary is at the mid point of the River Leader on the north bank at the tail of the beat. Drygrange rods may not under any circumstances fish down into the Gledswood water, meaning that the fly should not cross the march. Please help to ensure good relations with our neighbours.
It is hoped that rods will support the Countryside Alliance, as it is inevitable that this sport will come within the focus of the anti-blood sport groups in due course.
We would strongly recommend the good works of the Tweed Foundation to everyone; an organisation, which is reliant to a very large extent on voluntary funding, will benefit greatly from your membership. To find out more please go to this page
Anglers are reminded of the dangers of wading and being in close proximity to the river when in spate. It is strongly recommended that rods wear modern, fully maintained
inflatable life jackets when wading. These are not provided, but are widely available from tackle suppliers.
High density/fast sinking lines greater than Wet Cel 2 or equivalent, may only be used when the river is flowing over the concrete pediment of the disused road-bridge, which marks the top of the beat.
Dogs are welcome, but must be kept under control.
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