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Last week

(Last updated: Monday 24th July)

River Tweed River Report Week Ending 22nd July

The week began with the return of the hot sunny weather which didn't help with the fishing, the water temperature rose into the 60s aswell, making fishing hard work. 73 Salmon and 33 Sea Trout were reported for the week.

Above Kelso there were 21 Salmon reported with the best of the catches made at Middle Mertoun 8 & Upper Floors with 5.

Bemersyde Head Ghillie Mr Ian Farr reports "Very quiet!"

Between Kelso and Coldstream 33 Salmon and 14 Sea Trout were reported with catches spread out over this area, with the some of the better catches been made on Hendersyde 5 Salmon & 8 Sea Trout & Birgham Dub 7 and 2 Sea Trout.

Hendersyde Head Boatman Ketch reports 5 Salmon and 8 Sea Trout for the week, none liced but mostly fresh. Not much sign of grilse yet but the Sea Trout are in fine form”

Lower Birgham Head Boatman Mr Tom Davis reports "Good bit of rain we've had today, hopefully more somewhere. Had a grilse this week."

On Upper North Wark, there wasn't much fishing effort this week with the strimmer being out. Mr Spencer Tolley did have a cast and came across and 8lber in the Snipe Pool.

Below Coldstream 19 Salmon and 5 Sea Trout were landed. The best of the fishing was had at Tillmouth with 7 and 3 Sea Trout, while on Ladykirk 6 Salmon & 1 Sea Trout were landed.

Ladykirk Head Ghillie Mr Matthi Viethen reports "5lb grilse and 1 lost to day rods, was all for Monday and Tuesday in bright sunshine. Wednesday, syndicate rod got 11lb, and another syndicate rod got broken by huge fresh fish estimated around 30lb!! Thursday's syndicate rod had 2 nice looking liced grilse, 5 and 6.5 lb. On Friday we didn't even manage a pull despite fresh fish in the pools and experienced rods out. On Saturday we did connect with fish of 10lb and a 3lb sea trout for syndicate rod and liced 7lb to myself on Saturday."

Mr Douglas Aitken fishing at Rutherford, Cornhill & Ladykirk reports "We were on Ladykirk Wednesday saw very little the next two days they saw a lot of fish but could not catch them then again on Saturday morning saw very few but had a sea trout and salmon. Had three nice fish at Cornhill and lost two and landed one sea trout up at Rutherford in an hour before the rain got so heavy it was hard to see!"

On the tributaries, the main beats on the Till had a quieter-week with just 3 Sea Trout reported. Redscar & Upper Tindal 1 and Flodden with 2.

Mr David Cowan of Berwick and District Angling Association reports "River levels remained low all week on the Whiteadder and no fish were reported from BDAA beats however this rain over the past couple of days have given us a rise of 8 inches this morning. Monday could turn out be a good day."

The week ended with the level at Sprouston 3" and the water temperature is 62.

Looking at the availability for the upcoming week I would suggest Milne Graden, Ladykirk & Pedwell beats should have a good chance of some action this coming w

As always I would like to thank all those who provide me with the information to make this report, it is very much appreciated. If you have information and photo's you would like included please get in touch with Martin on 07825334427 or

Beat catches reported
(week ending 22nd July)
SALMON & GRILSE: Tweedhill 4, Pedwell 1, Ladykirk 6, Milne Graden 1, Tillmouth 7, West Learmouth 10, Upper North Wark 1, Lower Birgham 2, Birgham Dub 7, Hendersyde 5, Junction 3, Rutherford 1, Dryburgh Lower 2, Bemersyde 3, Boleside 1.
Total: 54 Largest: Birgham Dub 18lbs
SEA TROUT: Pedwell 1, Ladykirk 2, Tillmouth 2, West Learmouth 1, Birgham Dub 2, Hendersyde 8, Junction 3, Rutherford 6, Bemersyde 1, Middle Pavilion 3, Boleside 1, Flodden 2, Redscar and Upper Tindal 1.
Total: 33 Largest: Rutherford & Redscar and Upper Tindal 8lbs
TROUT: None reported

Fishing on the River Tweed

Downstream from Coldstream Bridge.

This Season so far

See also the charts on our Season so far page

To be updated soon.

Catches reported to us were:

SALMON & GRILSE: West Learmouth 2, Upper North Wark 3, Lower Birgham 2, Birgham Dub 8, Sprouston 3, Hendersyde 4, Upper Hendersyde 1, Junction 17, Upper Makerstoun 1, Rutherford 3, Dryburgh Lower 2, Drygrange 1, BDAA Whiteadder 1, BlueStone 1. Total: 49
SEA TROUT: Lower Birgham 1, Sprouston 1, Hendersyde 2, Upper Hendersyde 3, Junction 2, Dryburgh Lower 1, BDAA Whiteadder 1. Total: 11

SALMON & GRILSE: Tweedhill 1, Ladykirk 1, Milne Graden 1, West Learmouth 1, Upper North Wark 8, Lower Birgham 4, Birgham Dub 4, Sprouston 9, Hendersyde 14, Upper Hendersyde 8, Junction 71, Lower Makerstoun 7, Upper Makerstoun 7, Rutherford 11, Dryburgh Lower 2, Dryburgh Upper 3, Drygrange 1, Tweedswood 1, Boleside 1, BDAA Whiteadder 2, BlueStone 2. Total: 159
SEA TROUT: Ladykirk 1, Upper North Wark 3, Sprouston 1, Junction 4, Dryburgh Lower 1, BDAA Whiteadder 1. Total: 11

SALMON & GRILSE: Tweedhill 11, Pedwell 1, Ladykirk 13, The Boathouse and Canny 2, Milne Graden 4, Tillmouth 12, West Learmouth 1, Upper North Wark 1, Lower Birgham 2, Birgham Dub 9, Sprouston 23, Hendersyde 13, Upper Hendersyde 8, Junction 30, Lower Makerstoun 7, Upper Makerstoun 3, Rutherford 13, Dryburgh Lower 4, Dryburgh Upper 4, Bemersyde 8, Tweedswood 1, Lower Pavilion 2, Middle Pavilion 5, Boleside 4, BDAA Whiteadder 1, BlueStone 3, Redscar and Upper Tindal 2. Total: 187
SEA TROUT: Pedwell 2, Ladykirk 3, Lower Birgham 2, Sprouston 1, Hendersyde 2, Lower Tindal 2. Total: 12

SALMON & GRILSE: Tweedhill 43, Horncliffe 1, Pedwell 5, Ladykirk 38, The Boathouse and Canny 1, Milne Graden 5, Tillmouth 29, West Learmouth 6, Upper North Wark 1, Lower Birgham 8, Birgham Dub 25, Sprouston 22, Hendersyde 32, Upper Hendersyde 11, Junction 33, Lower Makerstoun 2, Upper Makerstoun 3, Rutherford 2, Dryburgh Lower 7, Dryburgh Upper 5, Bemersyde 3, Tweedswood 5, Lower Pavilion 7, Middle Pavilion 9, Boleside 13, Sunderland Hall 1. Total: 317
SEA TROUT: Tweedhill 1, Ladykirk 8, Milne Graden 11, Tillmouth 18, West Learmouth 1, Upper North Wark 9, Lower Birgham 3, Sprouston 2, Hendersyde 2, Junction 2, Dryburgh Lower 3, Dryburgh Upper 1, Middle Pavilion 1, Boleside 1, Tiptoe 2. Total: 65

SALMON & GRILSE: Tweedhill 15, Pedwell 2, Ladykirk 22, Milne Graden 9, Tillmouth 24, West Learmouth 14, Upper North Wark 1, Lower Birgham 3, Birgham Dub 38, Sprouston 1, Hendersyde 37, Upper Hendersyde 17, Junction 48, Lower Makerstoun 4, Upper Makerstoun 14, Rutherford 24, Dryburgh Lower 5, Dryburgh Upper 10, Bemersyde 6, Drygrange 1, Tweedswood 17, Lower Pavilion 2, Middle Pavilion 10, Boleside 3, Sunderland Hall 1, BDAA Whiteadder 6, BlueStone 3, Tiptoe 1, Lower Tindal 1, Monteviot 5. Total: 344
SEA TROUT: Tweedhill 2, Horncliffe 2, Ladykirk 5, Milne Graden 7, Tillmouth 14, West Learmouth 1, Upper North Wark 1, Lower Birgham 6, Birgham Dub 15, Hendersyde 10, Junction 33, Lower Makerstoun 1, Upper Makerstoun 2, Rutherford 5, Dryburgh Lower 3, Dryburgh Upper 2, Drygrange 1, Lower Pavilion 1, Middle Pavilion 2, Boleside 3, Nest 1, Ashiestiel 2, BlueStone 2, Tiptoe 11, Lower Tindal 12, Redscar and Upper Tindal 13, Monteviot 5. Total: 162

Last Season

The River Tweed Commission Annual General Meeting will be held in March and the 2016 figures will be released at that time.

The RTC now allows public attendance at its Annual General Meeting, which are usually held at 9.30am on the first Monday in March each year at the Ednam House Hotel in Kelso. Public attendance is welcome.

The last RTC annual report can be seen by going to their website