Ravenswood 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. Please note that this beat is fly-only throughout the season.

2. You must telephone the office prior to your fishing to check conditions and confirm your arrival time. On the first day of your booking, please meet the Ghillie at 9am at his house. Please note there is a 10mph speed limit on the private estate road which should be adhered to at all times.

3. Fishing is from 9am - 6pm with the rods having an hour off for lunch between 1pm and 2pm. In the summer, evening fishing can be substituted for the afternoon fishing at the ghillie's absolute discretion. After the clocks go back in late Oct it is not practical to fish after 5pm due to darkness and whilst the Ghillies will still have an hour off for lunch rods are permitted to take a shortened lunch break at 1pm before continuing to fish.

4. Prior to 14th September the beat will be fished by 3 rods sharing the entire beat. After 14th September there will be two pairs of rods fishing at any one time, one on each of the two beats, making four rods in all. Each pair will fish one of the two beats changing to the other at 1.00pm each day.

5. After 14th September there will be a ghillie for each rod pair let (ie if all four rods are let there will be two ghillies). Before 14th September there will be one ghillie provided for all the rods fishing (he may at the same time be doing bank and beat maintenance or other estate work).

6. Fishing is from the right bank only. Please ensure that you only use the access roads and parking places. Vehicles may be taken down to the fishing hut but in the case of inclement weather this may be restricted to 4-wheel drive vehicles at the ghillie's discretion.

7. No more than one rod should fish a pool at any one time and, in the autumn on the bottom beat, no more than one rod may fish above a point opposite the Halidean burn unless the water level is high enough to enable two rods to fish above this point without impeding the rods who are fishing on the opposite bank. Please remember that other rods will be fishing the far bank and have equal access to the pools, so keep moving down on each cast, to allow them in behind you.

8. All rods who regularly fish on the Tweed are asked to consider subscribing to the Tweed Foundation - further details can be seen at: this page

9. Gyrodactylus salaris - tenants will be asked to sign a declaration to confirm that any equipment which has been used abroad has been sterilised before use.

10. Dogs are welcome but must be kept under control at all times and not allowed to roam.

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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