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(Last updated: Monday 24th August)
Last week saw some 136 salmon reported on the FishTweed site and a handful of sea trout. Most of the grilse caught were at around the 5lb to 8lb mark but there were fish caught to 20lb showing that as we boldly head towards true autumn fishing, there is still every chance of a decent day out on the Tweed in what is left of August.
The weather was at times blustery, some heavy downpours and at times really quite hot and bright - kind of what you might expect actually at this time of year. The low water conditions really did favour the
lower beats with conditions spot on for some decent fishing.
Doug writes -
Once again the conditions have been in our favour down here on the beats below Tillmouth. The river has remained consistently low at about nine inches and running clear. There has been intermittent cloud cover and when it did rain it seemed to be confined to the coastal area so did not have any real effect on the water. That is until today (Sunday) when the heavy thundery showers, which rolled in from the West overnight, saw a four foot rise on the Teviot with the Ettrick not far behind. It hadn't reached us here at Norham by 6 o'clock this morning but by lunchtime it had risen to about three and a half feet. Typical, as my last booked fishing day for this season is on Tuesday. Things could be difficult, on the other hand this fresh water may bring in shoals of fish and I'll have a fantastic day. It is all a question of being in the right place at the right time as this weeks catches have shown. All of our beats from Milne Graden to Tweedhill have had fish on almost every day and, both Milne Graden and Ladykirk have had at least one day this week when their rods landed a total of six fish. I understand that most of these have been grilse, but Milne Graden had a twenty pounder on Wednesday, so you have to be prepared for anything. Despite the unsettled weather forecast for the coming week, I'm hoping that any of the forecast rain is less violent than last night and the river starts to fall again. I'll be out on Tuesday, as long as it is safe, and hope everyone on the river has a good week. Tight lines!
And Mike on the trout fishing
The trout fishing is beginning to pick up a bit with fish rising through the day. Plenty of sedges around and large dark olives are beginning to appear in larger numbers too. Sport on the dry fly can be pretty good from late August through to the end of the season if there are large hatches of LDOs. Heavy nymphs and wet flies continue to do well for the trout and there have been a few specimen sized grayling caught over the last few days. The water is well up after last night's rain so the beginning of the week could fish well in a dropping and clearing water (as long as there's no more heavy rain). The trout season is rapidly running out so get out and make the most of the last few weeks.
There was a flurry of activity this week in the office as many Tweed anglers realised that they had better get their finger out and get some back end fishing booked. The availability is starting to get pretty thin so best advice is to do something about sorting your fishing this week. There is plenty of `November fishing available and given you can now take out our FishPal Insurance Policy which would cover you if the beat you are fishing is in flood - why not make sure that before the season is done and dusted you have some final late fishing to look forward too. Give me a ring in the office if you need ant help or advice to sort out a few days on the river.
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Tight lines - Tom Carter
June had some good moments of fishing, but the river and the area really suffered from a lack of water.
The winds were present for most of the month but dropped once we got the heat wave.
Seatrout numbers do not reflect the quantity that were in the lower river during the month and anglers were amazed by the amount they were seeing at night when the weather warmed.
It wasn't really untilt the end of the month the weather patterns changed and we started to get some water and when we did the fishing did liven up. A mixed bag.
The Tweed season to date has been hard going. Some beats have had a great start and others a poor one. Conditions have been tough for the river. Fish are spread out throughout the system and May should be a good indicator once the river settles after a week of high water.
The season started on the back of, and on going, cold winter. The river conditions were settled but very cold and as a result most of the month stayed like it. Fishing and catches were concentrated around the Kelso beats, where Junction and the Floors beats were the first off the mark and supported most of the catches for the month.
March saw a little of everything, but mostly wind, cold temperatures and Easterly winds. However there was one very good week with 160 + fish being caught. Again most catches were in and around the Kelso area, but beats such as Makerstoun and Birgham had some good days out of the immediate area.
April, was very settled and so was the weather. A heat wave from Easter then led to cooler conditions, but there was almost wall to wall sunshine for three weeks. Catches in these conditions were low, and so were the water levels. The last week saw the weather change, with the wind coming back and then the rain.
May has been designated by the Met Office as "colder and wetter than average" and who are we to disagree with rain, hail, wind and rain along with some lovely sunny spells thrown at us this month. Everyday saw wind and blustery wind as well. Difficult conditions fro light weight fishing.
June was hard for a lot of the beats with little to no rain and an gradual increase in daily temperatures.
Sea-trout arrived in good numbers during the month but only saw catches increase as the temperatures increased.
Tillmouth was a beat whom had the best fishing and catches for the month with 67 salmon caught.
Grilse started to appear and the odd fish caught, but remained active in the pools but not on the end of anglers fishing lines!