Five year average: 23 salmon/grilse.
12 miles double bank on Ettrick water, with 80 pools.
This is split into 5 beats which fish 4 rods per beat.
The river is patrolled and booking confirmation / beat cards should be carried and produced when requested. Guidance and advice both in advance and on the day can be provided free of charge, however please make contact with the Estate Office well in advance to ensure availability of staff if guidance / advice is required on the day.
The Tweed tributaries of the Rivers Ettrick and Yarrow which run through the Duke of Buccleuch's delightful Bowhill Estate, converge only 1.5 miles upstream of the characterful Selkirk.
The Ettrick water nestles and winds its way some 12 miles from the March pool passing through high hill ground used for stock rearing to the lower beats of the enchanting Ettrick Valley of mixed agricultural farmland and rolling scenery, where it meets the River Yarrow to form the confluence known as the Meetings Pool on the Estate's eastern boundary.
Our 5 different Beats hold a maximum of 4 rods with the exception of the smaller Beat 3 which can only accommodate 3 rods
The water is easily covered from the banks in summer but wading may be adventurous in the Autumn. The whole river presents an excellent opportunity for fly fishermen. Successful patterns on both Rivers are Stouts Tail, Silver Stouts Tail and the Ally Shrimp in sizes 8 - 12. In high coloured water conditions try a 1.5" - 2.5" orange, yellow or gold bodied fly.
The Yarrow water originates from St. Mary's loch in the adjacent Yarrow Valley and passes through predominantly hill stock land on its descent to the Meetings Pool. The Yarrow provides both single and double bank fishing, including 21 named pools, with a constant depth of water suited to the fly over similar conditions and scenery to that experienced on the Ettrick. Both day tickets and season tickets are available upon request.
Please note that the catch figures shown are for both the Ettrick and the Yarrow.
All the pools can be accessed from 100 yards to 300 yards stroll from the car. The B7009 runs alongside the Ettrick whilst the A708 follows the Yarrow.
Stephen Howard of the Trout and Salmon magazine described the Ettrick Valley together with the Upper Tweed as a 'picturesque place to be at any time of the year, but in autumn with the changing colours of the countryside, they really are outstandingly beautiful'.
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The Buccleuch Estates Ltd
The Estate Office
Selkirk TD7 5ES
Tel: 01750 20753
Fax: 01750 22172