(Last updated: Monday 21st April)
A reasonable week again on Tweedside considering the very bright conditions for the latter half of the week and very clear water conditions, which may be responsible for some of the low catches reported towards
the end of the week. Fish are still entering the river but not in any great numbers, and there are still sea liced fish being caught on the middle river which was surprising due to river levels falling away
throughout the week. It was good to see that a few bigger fish reported in catches with Junction reporting a 24lb Springer and Boleside a 22lb fish as well.
There were fish reported running through lower and middle river beats, with short periods of fish activity as these small pods of fish were heading up river and fish were hooked and landed/lost during these brief spells.
River Levels were showing were 10" and steady at Boleside and 1ft 4" steady at Sprouston, and water clarity was very clear.
There were 19 Salmon and a Sea Trout reported, with Upper Makerstoun catching the biggest fish at 17lbs.
There were 8 Salmon reported from the river with Junction catching the biggest fish 24lbs.
Strong winds were to become an issue during the day which made casting difficult
There were 19 Salmon reported with Boleside catching the largest fish at 22lbs.
Again strong winds were still being a nuisance and bright over head conditions would restrict fishing to mornings and late afternoon/evenings.
River levels were down to 1ft at Sprouston and 5" at Boleside.
There were 11 Salmon reported with Rutherford catching the biggest fish at 12lbs.
Bright conditions continued to affect fishing activity with a few beats fishing mornings and evenings.
There were 7 Salmon and 2 Sea Trout reported with Junction catching the biggest fish at 13lbs.
Bright conditions prevailed and again some beats resorted to early morning and early evenings to have a cast with some success.
There were 7 Salmon reported with Lower Birgham catching the biggest fish at 9lbs..
Total for the week was 71 Salmon and 3 Sea Trout.
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