1 The beat is let on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Fishing is from 9.30 am to 5 pm with the ghillie having an hour off at lunch time.
2 The name and telephone number of the ghillie is shown on the front page. Please ensure that you ring him before you come, so he knows that he has to meet you and can advise you on the correct equipment to bring. Please remember that it is customary to give him a tip at the end of your fishing and also that he gets full details of any fish caught. If you have any problems with your fishing, please tell the Ghillie straightaway. The meeting place is normally the north side of Norham Bridge (see map).
3 The maximum number of rods allowed to fish at any one time on the beat is 4. The owner reserves the right to fish a third rod on the poorer water and to fish with one rod after 5.30 pm on odd evenings.
4 The boundaries of the beat are shown on the map. Fishing is from the right or south bank only with the exception of the stretch above the bridge where fishing is from the
north side of Canny Island only.
The ghillies decision is final in all matters including safety aspects which relate to this fishery.
5 Fly only - 1st February-15th February, 14th September - 30th November.
6 No shrimp, prawn or worm allowed.
7 Foul hooked and gravid fish must be returned to the river.
8 Gaffing is not allowed.
9 Fish caught belong to the guest. The proprietors will pay all fishing levies and taxes.
10 When fishing, life jackets should be worn and are available loan free on request.
Guests must otherwise ensure that they are suitably and adequately equipped and the proprietors can take no responsibility nor liability in this respect.
11 All sections of the Tweed Angling Code (and any amendments) are adopted by the Pedwell Fishings and must be observed strictly by rods fishing the water. This includes
the conservation measures contained in the 5 Year Spring Salmon Conservation Programme.
Rods will be asked to sign a Gyrodactylus Salaris Declaration as part of biosecurity for this beat and return it to us at the time of booking.
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