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(Last updated: Monday 20th February)

River Tweed River Report Week Ending 18th February

The river rose over 3ft on Sunday and this brought in a lot of colour which hung about at the start of the week with Monday and Tuesday pretty much been a complete wash out apart from a token gesture on a few beats.

On Wednesday the water clarity started to improve and fish started been caught.

The Junction beat landed 7 for the week with some beautiful fish landed, the best at 16lbs. The O'Donnell party landed 2 fish at 8lb and 1 at 15lbs on Wednesday, 2 on Friday; 8lbs and 16lbs respectively. On Saturday the Bailey party landed 2 fish, again both typical Tweed spring fish tipping the scales at weighing 8lbs.

At Upper Hendersyde Mr Ally Middlemass landed a couple of fresh Sea Trout. Whilst at Birgham Dub Mr Brian Douglas landed a lovely fish on which was one of two caught on the beat.

It's always great to hear of rods catching their first fish and this time it was the turn of Mr Luke Taylor-Balls who landed his 1st ever Salmon at Lower Birgham, A superb, bright fish of 13lbs. On the same day Head Boatman Mr Tom Davis added to beats tally with a cracking fish of 16lbs.

Upper North Wark landed there first fish on the season on Wednesday with Mr David Steele catching a cracking fresh Springer of 7lbs. On Friday a 5lb fish was landed then followed by a very special moment for Head Boatman Martin Ritchie as he rowed his 8 year old son Hayden onto his first salmon casting by himself. After a bit of advice his 7lb Springer was safely in the net. He was one very chuffed boy.

West Learmouth got off and running with 2 fish on Friday and with fish also reported at Lower Dryburgh and Drygrange it would appear that the mild conditions are helping a few fish head up through the system.

The lower beats on the river from Coldstream Bridge downstream were not fished or if they were very lightly. No news from these beats, the water level was pretty constant at 2ft 4inches dropping to around 2ft at the weekend which does not really suit these beats. At this time.

The week ended with the level at Sprouston 1ft 6” and the water temperature is 41.

Keep in touch with us, Martin Ritchie 07825 334427, Tom Carter 01573 470612.

Beat catches reported
(week ending 18th February)
SALMON & GRILSE: West Learmouth 2, Upper North Wark 3, Lower Birgham 2, Birgham Dub 2, Hendersyde 1, Junction 7, Rutherford 1, Dryburgh Lower 2, Drygrange 1.
Total: 21 Largest: Lower Birgham & Junction 16lbs
SEA TROUT: Sprouston 1, Hendersyde 1, Upper Hendersyde 3, Junction 1, Dryburgh Lower 1.
Total: 7 Largest: Junction 7lbs
TROUT: None reported

Fishing on the River Tweed

Downstream from Coldstream Bridge.

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