Lower Tindal 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. The permit must be carried by the permit holder and is not transferable
2. The permit must be produced when asked for and the River Watcher be allowed to inspect all tackle and fish caught. One rod only may be fished at any time.
3. The permit holder is entitled to fish for salmon, sea trout, brown trout and grayling (subject to seasons detailed below) by legal means on the date(s) inserted on the permit.
4. Dogs are permitted but must be under close supervision at all times, no dogs are permitted on Upper Tindal due to livestock.
5. Permit holders are requested to close all gates through which they pass and to avoid damaging fencing and other property, not to leave litter and to cause the minimum of disturbance to game, wildlife and farm stock on and near the river.
6. The permit may be revoked at the pleasure of the proprietor, and if any of the rules and conditions have been broken no refund shall be given.
7. Whilst the permit allows the holder to have access for fishing the river Till, the holder is reminded to take every precaution whilst exercising the rights granted under the permit, especially when wading (e.g. the wearing of a buoyancy aid and using a wading stick)
8. Seasons (subject to variation)
Brown Trout, 1st April to 30th September.
Migratory Trout and Salmon, 1st February to 30th November. Please note that ALL salmon caught prior to 1st July and ALL sea trout caught before 01st April, must be returned unharmed to the water in accordance with the Spring Salmon Conservation measures issued by the river Tweed Commission.
Grayling, 1st June to 31st March.
1. Baits
FLY SPINNER OR WORM are the only baits permitted subject to the river letting conditions and the Tweed rules.
1st to 14th February - fly only
15th February to 14th September - fly, spinner or worm
15th September to 30th November - fly only

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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