The Boathouse and Canny


Bottom Tweed, opposite Ladykirk


Approx 1000 yards right bank.

Steve the Ghillie will be in full attendance on the beat from 31st July to 31st October 2017.

He is available at other times with sufficient notice at a charge of £100.00 per day. This is an extra cost above the cost of the fishing.

Rods have use of a WC and a garage adjoining the house to serve as a hut.

Maximum rods: 3

Price: £20 - £100


Please note that rods wishing to book fishing without the ghillie will not be able to fish the Boathouse Pool which is only fishable from the boat (unless spinning) and this is reflected in the reduced prices before 31st July, 2017.

The maximum number of rods allowed to fish at any one time is two on Canny and one on Gliddeyhaugh from Monday to Friday and two rods on Canny on Saturdays. The Gliddeyhaugh rod is NOT available on Saturdays.

The Boathouse Fishings comprise Gliddeyhaugh and Canny beats extending for approximately 1,000 yards from the Richie Burn above The Boathouse to a point opposite the Westford Shiel above Norham Bridge on the right (English) bank. Fishing is for three rods Monday to Friday and two rods on Saturdays (the rod on Gliddeyhaugh, the upper third of the beat, is not available on Saturdays).

The lower two thirds of the beat are easily fished from the bank or by wading, the upper third of the beat is fishable only from the boat.

Like most Bottom Tweed beats, the beat excels in low water conditions when its proximity to tidal waters results in large quantities of fish coming in off the tide and resting in the beat until water levels rise. The beat has a selection of pools from 6 to 25 feet, ranging from deep, slow channels and dubs to some faster moving glides.

The beat is set in a particularly peaceful and beautiful stretch of the river and offers excellent value Tweed fishing. The ghillie, Steve Herdman, has been on Tweed for 30 years and is renowned for his expertise, good humour and patience as the following quotes from some previous guests will testify:

"My companion and I enjoyed our fishing. We thoroughly enjoyed the company of Steve, a more friendly and amiable fellow would be hard to find anywhere. He made plenty of time for us, with tips, advice and interesting, humourous conversation. Looking forward to next spring at The Boathouse". P. Wegner, October 12

"Very good value for a day's fishing for salmon on the tweed." J. Pilling, May 12

"I thoroughly enjoyed my day, partly due to the quality of the beat itself but substantially due to the help given to me by Steve Herdman who is an excellent ghillie and a charming man" T. Bowdler, November 11

"Steve the ghillie is first class and it makes for a great atmosphere on the beat. I would certainly like to book fishing on this beat again. The Ghillie and the other rods made me very welcome and it was a pleasure to be there" R. Jackson, October 10

"Superb, will be back to fish this beat again in future. A superbly priced beat... Shame it is on the website as I would like to keep this place secret and just for myself" P. Davis, September 08

"Steve was exceptionally attentive and helpful particularly to my son in law on his first expedition into the mysteries of salmon fishing. Given the opportunity we will undoubtedly return." N. Clarke, May 08

"It was an absolute pleasure to fish the 'Boathouse' yesterday, both myself and my guests had a thoroughly enjoyable time, made possible in no small part by Steve, who was excellent!" T. Brignall, May 08

"Always a super day at The Boathouse..." J. Danson, October 08

The Boathouse is a good place to learn to fish. Steve is an excellent and patient instructor and the beat offers excellent value fishing and gradual, shelving banks without many obstructions to catch the beginner's fly.

The 'beach' area in front of the house provides a safe spot to introduce children to the joys of fishing. There is vehicular access to the beat, making it suitable for elderly or mobility-impaired guests. Accommodation is available for up to 10 guests at The Boathouse overlooking the beat, subject to availability.

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Tel: 01573 226711