This ticket shall only be available to the party in whose favour it is granted and it is not transferable.
The holder of this ticket will have the privilege of fishing with a single rod and line, Mondays to Saturdays only, during the period mentioned hereon, but the holder must not kill any trout under NINE inches in length, or any smolts or parr.
Bait fishing is only allowed on the Town Water (from the top end of Hay Lodge Park to Priorsford Bridge) by under 18's, otherwise fly fishing only is allowed all season
No spinning or Minnow Fishing of any kind allowed.
No ground baiting and keep-netting allowed.
Club and Competitive fishing is prohibited.
Any ticket-holder found fishing on a Sunday will be severely penalised.
The holder of this ticket must exhibit it to the Association Watchers or other persons having
authority to demand exhibition thereof at all times when asked to do so, and any person refusing or failing to exhibit this ticket may be turned off the river, and the ticket forfeited.
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 at
once to report all illegal acts to the Secretary or Watchers, and he/she shall allow the
Watchers or other persons duly authorised to inspect the fish and tackle in his/her possession.
No ticket holder shall be allowed to sell his/her fish.
No ticket-holder shall be accompanied by a dog.
Ticket holders are requested to close all gates through which they pass, and to avoid damaging fences or other property, or disturbing game
The grayling fishing season shall commence on 1st January and shall terminate on 30th
September. Anglers are encouraged to avoid specifically targeting grayling during April and May, i.e. whilst and just after spawning. The trout fishing season shall commence on
1st April and shall terminate on 30th September. No night fishing except during June and July, and then no fishing between the hours of 1 o'clock a.m. and 4 o'clock a.m.
Ticket holder are requested to pay special attention to these rules to see that they are duly
observed. Leaving of litter, particularly broken glass, is prohibited.
Any ticket-holder who has been convicted of a breach of the Tweed Fisheries Acts or the
Fresh Water Fisheries Acts then in force, or who takes any fish by means other than rod
and line and legal lure, or who the Committee are satisfied has fished in any of the reserved stretches shall thereupon surrender his/her ticket and shall not be granted another for at least one year, subject to a right of appeal to the Committee.
All fish to be returned to the water except for 'trophy' brown trout of 20" or more which may be kept.
The use of tackle that has been taken abroad is prohibited.
'Shuffling' is strictly prohibited.
Any holder of a ticket infringing any of the foregoing Rules and Regulations shall forfeit his/her ticket, and the leave granted will at once cease. Such forfeiture shall
be at once
instructed by a letter under the hand of the Secretary of the Association, directed to the ticket-holder at the address stated in his/her ticket.
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