This ticket shall only be available to the party in whose favour it is granted, and it is not transferable. This permit must always be produced, on request, by any Authorised Watcher. Any person refusing or failing to exhibit this ticket may be turned off the river and the ticket forfeited.
The holder of this ticket will have the privilege of fishing for trout and grayling with a single rod and line during the period mentioned thereon, but the holder must not
kill any fish under eight inches in length.
This ticket entitles the holder to fish on the Scots side of the River from a point 40yds or thereby from Horndean Burn southwards to Cockburns and on the English side from a point exactly opposite Horndean Burn to Newbiggin Dene.
Wet or dry fly can be fished on any of the Association water.
The holder of this ticket undertakes to fish with legal lures only, and to give all the assistance in his/her power to prevent illegal fishing and poaching. It shall be his/her duty to report illegal acts to the Association Secretary.
No ticket holder shall be allowed to sell his/her fish.
No ticket holder shall be accompanied by a dog on private ground.
Ticket holders are requested to close all gates through which they pass, and to avoid damaging fences or other property, or disturbing game.
The fishing season shall commence on the 15th March for trout and 15th June for grayling. The season terminates for all fishing on the 7th October.
No boats to be used for angling at any time.
Ticket holders must give way to salmon anglers at all times.
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