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Last week

(Last updated: Monday 14th August)

River Tweed River Report Week Ending 12th August

A rather damp weekend gave us a rising river on Monday with a steady rise over the day washing off beats below the Junction by mid-afternoon. As has been the norm this season fishing has been quite productive on the back of these small rises and a decent week of catches were made. Some good sized Salmon and Sea Trout were caught over the week with a catch of 259 Salmon and 63 Sea Trout reported with the best fish for the week 21lb Salmon from Milne Graden and 10lb Sea Trout from West Learmouth.

Above Kelso there were 62 Salmon reported with the best of the catches made at on the Makerstoun Beats with 5, Upper Floors 14 inc a good day on Friday with 8 & Lower Floors with 10.

Bemersyde Head Ghillie Mr Ian Farr reports "Very quiet!"

Upper and Lower Makerstoun Head Boatman Mr Colin Pringle reports "Mixed bag of spanking new liced fish to old river fish. Local Farmer Gareth Baird had 3 on Saturday. A tad more water this week won't do us any harm"
Between Kelso and Coldstream 139 Salmon and 24 Sea Trout were reported with catches spread out over this area, with the some of the better catches been made on Junction 16, Upper Hendersyde 8, Sprouston 18, Birgham Dub 17, South Wark 13, Lower North Wark 13, West Learmouth 12 and the Lees with 34 Salmon.

Upper Hendersyde Head Boatman Mr Robert Jewels reports "Few nice fish, 8 Salmon best 17lbs, 1 Grilse, We've seen a few sea trout at the start of the week in the dirty water. Also caught a Pacific Pink Salmon".

Hendersyde Head Boatman Ketch reports "What looked like a promising week with a lift on Monday and settling down, fish were on the move. My rods didn't have luck on their side and lost all bar 1 fish that took the fly. A very frustrating week for them".

Lower Birgham Head Boatman Mr Tom Davis reports "Few fresh grilse later on in the week, very clean. Older bigger fish with a lot of red vent on them. Had 7 Salmon and 3 Sea Trout for the week. One of our best weeks of the season so far".

On Upper North Wark, it was a week of near misses with 5 fish lost at the start of the week. The water dropped over the week and was back to 1" on our gauge by Saturday.

Below Coldstream 54 Salmon were landed. The best of the fishing was had at Tillmouth with 20, Milne Graden 11, while on Ladykirk 10 Salmon were landed.

Milne Graden Head Boatman Mr Kevin Wright reports "River was a bit unsettled on Monday, which put a bit of colour into it. 11 Salmon/Grilse and 3 Sea Trout for the week, everything from fresh grilse to older salmon. Only 2 fish caught on the spinner. Mr S Robins caught a fresh cock fish that was just over 18lbs and returned. This was his 1st salmon from the Tweed and his biggest to date. A second larger fresh hen salmon of 21.5lbs (Returned) was caught on a Cascade on the dropper. There has been fish running through the beat. A high % of fish been caught are seal marked."

Ladykirk Head Ghillie Mr Matthi Viethen reports "A grilse and a salmon for the 2 first time day rods on Monday, then we had a 4" rise for Tuesday which unfortunately unsettled the fishing for us with 1 lost on Tuesday and only 1 small grilse for syndicate rod on Wednesday, Thursday produced 2 grilse and liced 14lb salmon to syndicate rods and the only sea trout for the week of 3lb to day rod, Friday another 3 fit looking grilse to syndicate rods and Saturday, considering ideal conditions, was very quiet with only 1 fish of 11lb to first time day rod."

Horncliffe Head Ghillie Mr Erin Hunter reports "2 fish at the beginning of the week to the Hastings Party - Best 7lb. 1st on a size 10 Cascade and the 2nd on a 28gm Silver Toby".

On the tributaries, the main beats on the Till had a quieter-week with 1 Salmon and 8 Sea Trout reported. Redscar & Upper Tindal 1 Salmon and 1 Sea Trout, Lower Tindal 1 Sea Trout, Flodden 6 Sea Trout

Mr David Cowan of Berwick and District Angling Association reports "Water levels on the Whiteadder dropped steadily after a slight rise on Tuesday.
One Sea Trout banked on Monday followed by two salmon on Tuesday. Getting back to summer level again. Bigger fish should be moving in shortly. Hope for rain next week."

The week ended with the level at Sprouston 7" and the water temperature is 58.

Looking at the availability for the upcoming week I would suggest Milne Graden, Ladykirk and Horncliffe beats should have a good chance of some action this coming week.

Season So Far catches as reported on FishTweed.
Salmon 1839 (Biggest 22lb Junction)
Sea Trout 644 (Biggest 15lb Bemersyde)


Beat catches reported
(week ending 12th August)
SALMON & GRILSE: Tweedhill 7, Horncliffe 2, Pedwell 2, Ladykirk 10, The Boathouse and Canny 2, Milne Graden 11, Tillmouth 20, West Learmouth 12, Lower Birgham 7, Birgham Dub 18, Sprouston 18, Hendersyde 1, Upper Hendersyde 8, Junction 16, Lower Makerstoun 1, Upper Makerstoun 4, Dryburgh Lower 9, Dryburgh Upper 2, Bemersyde 4, Lower Pavilion 1, Middle Pavilion 2, Boleside 3, Fairnilee 1, Ashiestiel 1, BDAA Whiteadder 2, Redscar and Upper Tindal 1.
Total: 165 Largest: Milne Graden 21lbs
SEA TROUT: Tweedhill 1, Ladykirk 1, The Boathouse and Canny 1, Milne Graden 3, Tillmouth 1, West Learmouth 2, Lower Birgham 3, Birgham Dub 3, Sprouston 2, Upper Hendersyde 7, Junction 7, Upper Makerstoun 1, Dryburgh Lower 2, Dryburgh Upper 9, Lower Pavilion 2, Middle Pavilion 2, Boleside 2, Fairnilee 2, Nest 2, Ashiestiel 2, BDAA Whiteadder 1, Tiptoe 1, Lower Tindal 1, Flodden 6, Redscar and Upper Tindal 1.
Total: 65 Largest: West Learmouth 10lbs
TROUT: None reported



Fishing on the River Tweed

Downstream from Coldstream Bridge.



This Season so far

See also the charts on our Season so far page

To be updated soon.

Catches reported to us were:

February
SALMON & GRILSE: West Learmouth 2, Upper North Wark 3, Lower Birgham 2, Birgham Dub 8, Sprouston 3, Hendersyde 4, Upper Hendersyde 1, Junction 17, Upper Makerstoun 1, Rutherford 3, Dryburgh Lower 2, Drygrange 1, BDAA Whiteadder 1, BlueStone 1. Total: 49
SEA TROUT: Lower Birgham 1, Sprouston 1, Hendersyde 2, Upper Hendersyde 3, Junction 2, Dryburgh Lower 1, BDAA Whiteadder 1. Total: 11

March
SALMON & GRILSE: Tweedhill 1, Ladykirk 1, Milne Graden 1, West Learmouth 1, Upper North Wark 8, Lower Birgham 4, Birgham Dub 4, Sprouston 10, Hendersyde 14, Upper Hendersyde 8, Junction 71, Lower Makerstoun 7, Upper Makerstoun 7, Rutherford 11, Dryburgh Lower 2, Dryburgh Upper 3, Drygrange 1, Tweedswood 1, Boleside 1, BDAA Whiteadder 2, BlueStone 2. Total: 160
SEA TROUT: Ladykirk 1, Upper North Wark 3, Sprouston 1, Junction 4, Dryburgh Lower 1, BDAA Whiteadder 1. Total: 11

April
SALMON & GRILSE: Tweedhill 11, Pedwell 1, Ladykirk 13, The Boathouse and Canny 2, Milne Graden 4, Tillmouth 12, West Learmouth 1, Upper North Wark 1, Lower Birgham 2, Birgham Dub 9, Sprouston 26, Hendersyde 13, Upper Hendersyde 8, Junction 30, Lower Makerstoun 7, Upper Makerstoun 3, Rutherford 13, Dryburgh Lower 4, Dryburgh Upper 4, Bemersyde 8, Tweedswood 1, Lower Pavilion 2, Middle Pavilion 5, Boleside 4, BDAA Whiteadder 1, BlueStone 3, Redscar and Upper Tindal 2. Total: 190
SEA TROUT: Pedwell 2, Ladykirk 3, Lower Birgham 2, Sprouston 1, Hendersyde 2, Lower Tindal 2. Total: 12

May
SALMON & GRILSE: Tweedhill 43, Horncliffe 1, Pedwell 5, Ladykirk 38, The Boathouse and Canny 1, Milne Graden 5, Tillmouth 29, West Learmouth 6, Upper North Wark 1, Lower Birgham 8, Birgham Dub 25, Sprouston 29, Hendersyde 32, Upper Hendersyde 11, Junction 33, Lower Makerstoun 2, Upper Makerstoun 3, Rutherford 2, Dryburgh Lower 7, Dryburgh Upper 5, Bemersyde 3, Tweedswood 5, Lower Pavilion 7, Middle Pavilion 9, Boleside 13, Sunderland Hall 1. Total: 324
SEA TROUT: Tweedhill 1, Ladykirk 8, Milne Graden 11, Tillmouth 18, West Learmouth 1, Upper North Wark 9, Lower Birgham 3, Sprouston 2, Hendersyde 2, Junction 2, Dryburgh Lower 3, Dryburgh Upper 1, Middle Pavilion 1, Boleside 1, Tiptoe 2. Total: 65

June
SALMON & GRILSE: Tweedhill 15, Pedwell 2, Ladykirk 22, Milne Graden 9, Tillmouth 24, West Learmouth 14, Upper North Wark 1, Lower Birgham 3, Birgham Dub 38, Sprouston 41, Hendersyde 37, Upper Hendersyde 17, Junction 48, Lower Makerstoun 4, Upper Makerstoun 14, Rutherford 24, Dryburgh Lower 5, Dryburgh Upper 10, Bemersyde 6, Drygrange 1, Tweedswood 17, Lower Pavilion 2, Middle Pavilion 10, Boleside 3, Sunderland Hall 1, BDAA Whiteadder 6, BlueStone 3, Tiptoe 1, Lower Tindal 1, Monteviot 5. Total: 384
SEA TROUT: Tweedhill 2, Horncliffe 2, Ladykirk 5, Milne Graden 7, Tillmouth 14, West Learmouth 1, Upper North Wark 1, Lower Birgham 6, Birgham Dub 15, Sprouston 5, Hendersyde 10, Junction 33, Lower Makerstoun 1, Upper Makerstoun 2, Rutherford 5, Dryburgh Lower 3, Dryburgh Upper 2, Drygrange 1, Lower Pavilion 1, Middle Pavilion 2, Boleside 3, Nest 1, Ashiestiel 2, BlueStone 2, Tiptoe 11, Lower Tindal 12, Redscar and Upper Tindal 13, Monteviot 5. Total: 167

July
SALMON & GRILSE: Tweedhill 10, Pedwell 3, Ladykirk 32, The Boathouse and Canny 2, Milne Graden 10, Tillmouth 38, West Learmouth 42, Upper North Wark 10, Lower Birgham 20, Birgham Dub 46, Sprouston 41, Hendersyde 37, Upper Hendersyde 10, Junction 42, Lower Makerstoun 2, Upper Makerstoun 4, Rutherford 27, Dryburgh Lower 10, Dryburgh Upper 9, Bemersyde 15, Drygrange 2, Tweedswood 11, Lower Pavilion 9, Middle Pavilion 10, Boleside 7, Nest 1, BDAA Whiteadder 15, BlueStone 7, Tiptoe 2, Lower Tindal 5, Upper Tindal 2, Flodden 1, Redscar and Upper Tindal 5, Middle Ettrick 1. Total: 488
SEA TROUT: Tweedhill 2, Horncliffe 1, Pedwell 4, Ladykirk 6, The Boathouse and Canny 2, Milne Graden 7, Tillmouth 10, West Learmouth 3, Upper North Wark 5, Lower Birgham 3, Birgham Dub 21, Sprouston 21, Hendersyde 32, Upper Hendersyde 3, Junction 58, Lower Makerstoun 3, Upper Makerstoun 3, Rutherford 27, Dryburgh Lower 9, Dryburgh Upper 8, Bemersyde 3, Drygrange 1, Lower Pavilion 6, Middle Pavilion 4, Boleside 6, Sunderland Hall 1, Fairnilee 2, Ashiestiel 5, BDAA Whiteadder 13, BlueStone 1, Tiptoe 14, Lower Tindal 9, Upper Tindal 1, Flodden 25, Redscar and Upper Tindal 54, Monteviot 3. Total: 376



Last Season

The River Tweed Commission Annual General Meeting will be held in March and the 2016 figures will be released at that time.

The RTC now allows public attendance at its Annual General Meeting, which are usually held at 9.30am on the first Monday in March each year at the Ednam House Hotel in Kelso. Public attendance is welcome.

The last RTC annual report can be seen by going to their website