(Last updated: Thursday 11th December)
The Salmon and Seatrout season is now closed on Tweed and its other rivers, however the river is still open for Grayling fishing.
Here is some help information about it.
The Tweed is most famous for its salmon fishing, the sea trout and brown trout fishing is also up there with the best of them also, but the Tweed system hides a hidden gem in the form of a silver lady, Thymallus thymallus The Grayling. The Grayling was introduced into our rivers in the late 1800's but has thrived throughout most of our rivers, once seen as vermin in the rivers attitudes have now changed and our Grayling is a most sought after game fish.
Best fished for during the winter months December through January, these fish can provide some fantastic sport for the fisherman, predominantly they lie on or near the river bed feeding on nymphs and insects that drift past them, for the fisherman we need to get flies down to the river bed quickly to where these fish are, the double beaded pink nymph is one of the best flies to get down quick and will catch fish to, with the use of smaller beaded nymphs like the red and pink tag will help to get through the water layers quickly and will take a lot of fish, the Grayling's diet will mostly be on shrimp and sedge larvae so we use the Czech nymph style flies to imitate these insects often with a bright HOT spot on the fly.
For flies and tackle for grayling fishing, please call in at The Borders Gunroom, St Boswells, Tweedside Tackle, Kelso, and Hardy's Tackle shop, Galashiels.
An end of season report will be listed.