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(Last updated: Sunday 12th November)

River Tweed River Report Week Ending 11th November


As I sit here on this lovely frosty sunny morning trying to think how to put a positive spin in the week gone, fresh fish are still non-existent is any numbers, I am hearing of the odd one caught but these appear to mostly be small grilse with the odd bigger one. In the last few days we have seen an increased number of dead fish that look to have spawned successfully. A couple of big fish were caught this week with Lower Pavilion landed a 31lber, Birgham Dub 30lber and Yair a fish measured at 43 inches landed by Mr Sean McGarry.

88 Salmon and 7Sea Trout, with the best fish for the week was 31lb Salmon caught on the Lower Pavilion Beat.


Glenormiston report "The week so far started well on Monday with a drop in temperature and a nice Autumnal day.
Tuesday we were hit by a mini flood. Totally unexpected and took the beat out for the day and a little into
Wednesday. Thursday was really windy and not very enjoyable, but today has proved one fish caught, one lost and broken rod. The action is on the lower part of the beat this morning. Windy and very cold today. Fish in the beat and sport to be had"

Above Kelso 52 Salmon were reported with the catches scattered about over the area.

Between Kelso and Coldstream 28 Salmon were reported with Hendersyde 6 & Lees 9 having the best of the catches


On Upper North Wark, Quiet week with a couple of pulls.


Lees Head Boatman Mr Malcolm Campbell reports "Quiet week on the Lees, 9 fish landed one was fresh, also had a couple of fresh sea trout. The beat is much quietier with far fewer fish showing round the pool"


Below Coldstream, fishing continues to be hard work with just 1 Salmon landed at Tillmouth.


On the tributaries, the main beats on the Till were quiet this week with no fish reported. Over on the River Ettrick no fish were reported, while on the Teviot no fish were reported.


Mr David Cowan of Berwick and District Angling Association Secretary reports" Less water this week than last. No fish to report again this week. Need rain to move the last of the fish through upstream to spawn."


The week ended with the level at Sprouston 1ft and the water temperature is 42.


Looking at the availability for the upcoming week I would suggest Glenormiston, Cardrona & Horsburgh beats should have a good chance of some action this coming week. If you fancy fishing Junction, Sprouston or Hendersyde they have rods available via Fishtweed this coming week.


Beat catches reported
(week ending 11th November)
SALMON & GRILSE: Tillmouth 1, West Learmouth 1, Lower Birgham 1, Birgham Dub 3, Sprouston 1, Hendersyde 6, Junction 1, Lower Makerstoun 1, Rutherford 2, Dryburgh Lower 2, Bemersyde 6, Drygrange 1, Tweedswood 2, Lower Pavilion 5, Boleside 5, Sunderland Hall 2, Fairnilee 1, Nest 3, Ashiestiel 2, Holylee 2, Traquair 5, Glenormiston 3, Cardrona 2, Horsbrugh 3.
Total: 61 Largest: Lower Pavilion 31lbs
SEA TROUT: Boleside 1, Nest 2, Holylee 2.
Total: 5 Largest: Holylee 5lbs
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, Horsbrugh 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: 489
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 23, 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: 372

August
SALMON & GRILSE: Tweedhill 10, Horncliffe 2, Ladykirk Lower 3, Pedwell 7, Ladykirk 29, The Boathouse and Canny 8, Milne Graden 23, Tillmouth 51, West Learmouth 30, Upper North Wark 3, Lower Birgham 13, Birgham Dub 66, Sprouston 65, Hendersyde 48, Upper Hendersyde 21, Junction 56, Lower Makerstoun 13, Upper Makerstoun 18, Rutherford 29, Dryburgh Lower 18, Dryburgh Upper 7, Bemersyde 14, Drygrange 3, Tweedswood 13, Lower Pavilion 5, Middle Pavilion 11, Boleside 15, Sunderland Hall 2, Fairnilee 1, Nest 2, Ashiestiel 5, Cardrona 1, Horsbrugh 1, BDAA Whiteadder 3, BlueStone 4, Tiptoe 4, Flodden 3, Redscar and Upper Tindal 2, Monteviot 5, Middle Ettrick 6. Total: 620
SEA TROUT: Tweedhill 1, Pedwell 1, Ladykirk 1, The Boathouse and Canny 1, Milne Graden 4, Tillmouth 5, West Learmouth 3, Upper North Wark 5, Lower Birgham 5, Birgham Dub 9, Sprouston 19, Hendersyde 6, Upper Hendersyde 20, Junction 48, Lower Makerstoun 4, Upper Makerstoun 2, Rutherford 10, Dryburgh Lower 6, Dryburgh Upper 13, Bemersyde 3, Drygrange 4, Lower Pavilion 11, Middle Pavilion 6, Boleside 15, Fairnilee 11, Nest 6, Ashiestiel 5, Holylee 2, Horsbrugh 1, BDAA Whiteadder 2, Tiptoe 1, Lower Tindal 3, Flodden 8, Redscar and Upper Tindal 4, Monteviot 2. Total: 247

September
SALMON & GRILSE: Tweedhill 7, Horncliffe 7, Ladykirk Lower 24, Pedwell 9, Ladykirk 15, The Boathouse and Canny 13, Milne Graden 9, Tillmouth 28, West Learmouth 33, Upper North Wark 3, Lower Birgham 23, Birgham Dub 34, Sprouston 35, Hendersyde 44, Upper Hendersyde 19, Junction 48, Lower Makerstoun 7, Upper Makerstoun 20, Rutherford 46, Dryburgh Lower 8, Dryburgh Upper 7, Bemersyde 11, Drygrange 11, Tweedswood 26, Lower Pavilion 14, Middle Pavilion 13, Boleside 47, Sunderland Hall 2, Fairnilee 8, Nest 8, Ashiestiel 7, Holylee 2, Traquair 1, Cardrona 3, Horsbrugh 4, Dawyck 2, BDAA Whiteadder 14, BlueStone 3, Tiptoe 3, Lower Tindal 4, Flodden 6, Redscar and Upper Tindal 6, Middle Ettrick 3. Total: 637
SEA TROUT: Horncliffe 1, Ladykirk Lower 2, Ladykirk 2, The Boathouse and Canny 2, Milne Graden 1, Tillmouth 5, Upper North Wark 1, Lower Birgham 1, Birgham Dub 1, Sprouston 1, Hendersyde 6, Upper Hendersyde 6, Junction 13, Lower Makerstoun 1, Upper Makerstoun 3, Rutherford 5, Dryburgh Lower 3, Dryburgh Upper 5, Bemersyde 3, Lower Pavilion 1, Middle Pavilion 1, Boleside 8, Fairnilee 2, Nest 3, Ashiestiel 4, Holylee 1, Traquair 1, Horsbrugh 1, BDAA Whiteadder 1, BlueStone 1, Flodden 1. Total: 87

October
SALMON & GRILSE: Ladykirk Lower 5, Pedwell 2, Ladykirk 8, Milne Graden 9, Tillmouth 6, West Learmouth 16, Upper North Wark 2, Lower Birgham 8, Birgham Dub 37, Sprouston 30, Hendersyde 32, Upper Hendersyde 16, Junction 38, Lower Makerstoun 13, Upper Makerstoun 8, Rutherford 15, Dryburgh Lower 10, Dryburgh Upper 10, Bemersyde 16, Drygrange 5, Tweedswood 25, Lower Pavilion 17, Middle Pavilion 7, Boleside 29, Sunderland Hall 3, Fairnilee 38, Nest 17, Ashiestiel 17, Holylee 18, Traquair 36, Glenormiston 10, Cardrona 11, Horsbrugh 22, Dawyck 6, BDAA Whiteadder 13, BlueStone 2, Tiptoe 3, Redscar and Upper Tindal 1, Monteviot 2, Middle Ettrick 19. Total: 582
SEA TROUT: Ladykirk Lower 2, The Boathouse and Canny 1, Birgham Dub 1, Hendersyde 3, Upper Hendersyde 3, Junction 6, Lower Makerstoun 1, Rutherford 3, Dryburgh Upper 2, Drygrange 2, Lower Pavilion 1, Middle Pavilion 1, Boleside 6, Fairnilee 4, Nest 3, Ashiestiel 2, Holylee 3, Traquair 4, Horsbrugh 3, Dawyck 1. Total: 52



Last Season

The River Tweed Commission released its figures for the river as a whole in late February and reported as follows.

The RTC's 2014 Annual Report noted that the winter of 2013/4 was the mildest on record and the season started with high water. The hot summer and lengthy dry spell meant that river levels were very low during the summer months but such conditions are not unusual. This resulted in very few fish showing in the system and even the deep pools in the lower reaches did not appear to hold many fish. In the autumn there were fewer fish backed up in the lower River. After the Spring, Salmon rod catches were much lower than they had been in recent years in all parts of the River. Even the north-east coastal net fisheries, which enjoyed excellent early Sea-trout catches and then summer fishing conditions, had poor Salmon catches. Conversely, good Brown trout and Grayling catches were reported on many parts of the River, Brown trout catches exceptionally so.

9,971 Salmon were reported caught in 2014 (20,316 in 2013). The overall catch, whilst extremely poor, was not as bad as many had predicted, with the rod fishery catching 7,767 (14,794 in 2013). 77%, 5,980 fish, of the total rod catch was returned (75% in 2013). 4,029 Sea-trout were landed in the 2014 season (4,608 in 2013), 2,050 by the rod fishery. Rod catches were near the highest levels seen in recent years.

Trout catches were exceptionally good in 2014. Good numbers of catch returns were submitted to the Tweed Foundation from the 2014 trout fishing season from most areas of the river system. All of those areas recorded their highest average catch rate for "oversize" (10" +) Brown trout during the nine years that the Tweed Trout & Grayling Initiative has been collecting data, which confirmed reports of the good quality trout fishing by anglers this year.

The RTC Annual Report 2014 includes further information about the Commission's work during the year, together with catch and trends graphs.

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 Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso. Public attendance is welcome.

The full text of the RTC annual report can be seen by going to their website