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(Last updated: Monday 2nd May)
Fishers battled the elements having many seasons in one week, including a bit of sunshine, sleet, hail and a good falling of snow, as always accompanied by a gale force bitterly cold NE wind. The river in general remained low and steady until it rose and coloured at the very end of the week. Good to see a few fish being caught in some lower beats, Tillmouth with 8 for the week, Ladykirk got 3, good to see Malcolm at The Lees got 4 last week against the element too. Top beats include Birgham Dub (10) including a 24lb-er! Junction (14), Upper Floors (14) & Lower Floors (10). Andy Britton had a good few on Upper Floors catching fish everyday, great spring fishing! The total for the week came to 100, from the recording beats, and if my calculations are correct, the running total since the beginning of the season (for the whole river from reporting beats) comes to 889!
Trout fishing remains very slow due to weather conditions, there has been a couple of hatches of march browns and iron blues, hopefully with an improvement of the weather conditions we should start to see more hatches and likewise rises. The most successful salmon tactics have been an intermediate line with a small copper tube silver sheep and Roxburghe castle, with the most successful methods, however if you wish to get the fly down a little deeper a 10' tip can be added to the intermediate line.
Weather for the week for the borders is for a wet start for most with some heavy rain in parts, but brighter conditions to follow through until Saturday, which will see some rain in the afternoon. Temperatures will be in and around 10 degrees, but might feel a few degrees colder, along with some strong south westerly winds in places at the beginnging of the week. All in all a better forecast than last week, I think we're all still getting over the shock of snow!
For those of you who have not been informed about our imminent move, Tweedside Tackle is moving! We will be relocating to 13 Bridge Street, only across the street, to the corner building before turning into the Ednam House. Our opening date in the new premises is Monday 30th May, with nibbles and prosecco to toast our new location & welcome you all! We will also be having a re-location sale from now onwards! We will be keeping our facebook page up to date with posts and some competitions - go give us a like!
If anyone wants to report their catches this week, please feel free to let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org , tel 01573 228500 or pop into our shop in Kelso for a chat! Wishing everyone a great week on the river and tight lines from Tim and the Tweedside Tackle team for
To be updated soon.Catches reported to us were: