(Last updated: Thursday 20th September)

Storm Ali has passed!!

And with it the river has risen considerably and there will be a lot debris en-route down the river today.

This weekend looks more favourable, but rain is due in during the early hours of Friday morning.
Fishing- for the next few days, conditions would suggest Middle to Upper Tweed on current levels and maybe Middle and Lower Tweed next week as we might be moving into a more settled weather pattern.

As always I would like to thank all those who provide me with the information to make this report, it is very much appreciated. If you have any information or photo's you would like included please get in touch with Martin on 07825334427 or

With water levels still back to near summer levels and the temperature is back into the 50s. Floating lines with poly leaders on the end should cover most fishing conditions at the moment. Dressed flies around a size 10 to 12 should be the order of the day, in the deeper pools it might be worth a try with little ¼" or ½" copper tubes. I would suggest are Copper Cascade, Black Frances, Gledswood Shrimp, Kylie Shrimp, Red Frances and Sunray Shadow should bring success. If you like to give the spinner a go, Rapala or Toby should bring results.

As always come prepared and always listen to the advice of your boatman or ghillie. If you're needing to top up your fly box ahead of your trip please check out

Fishing on the River Tweed

Tweed at Upper Dryburgh

Kent with his 2018 Feb srpinger from Lower-Floors.

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